According to the Chinese this is actually the year of the ox, but I swear in our house it is the year of the purple, the dark purple, to be exact, according to Anna. Maybe the dark purple ox? I'm liking it, though. Purple is a good color if you're going to have an obsession. (It could be far worse, it could be the year of the light pink!) The rest of us in the house who don't feel so strongly about our own favorite colors, or lack of favorite color, tend to defer to Anna's favorite color since she is so passionate about it. Dark purple is beginning to show up with greater and greater frequency in all parts of the house and in all of our wardrobes but Anna's clothing, or at least the clothing that she wears, is purple, all shades of purple but especially dark purple.
Even this counts as purple:More dark purple (and Ruthie's shirt has a lot of purple on it, which is why it got chosen):In case you were wondering, yes, these are outfits from consecutive days, dark purple, dark purple, dark purple and more dark purple!