"Is Bravery REALLY gonna be 7 months old tomorrow?? This really has flown by."
This was a text today that hit me hard. Yes, our little nugget is going to be 7 months old tomorrow. I had not even realized what day it was. It was the last thing on my mind until the text cam through. Over that half birthday hump.
This swing has been in the corner of our living area since sister was born. The past few months it has been neglected. Just sitting there. Being hung onto by a toddler. Forgotten. Sister had really gotten to big for it.
"Is it time we sell the swing" said the husband. Ouch. Why did that hurt. It's just a swing.
Just a swing that has been through 2 babies now. Two babies who are growing up before our eyes. Two babies. One of which isn't a baby anymore.
It hurts because it is probably going to end there. Sister is probably our last lil nugget. Sometimes that's a hard pill to swallow. I joke that I don't want to be outnumbered, but the thought of no more babies does make this mommas heart ache a little.
That swing got put in the garage today. I stared. Trying to hold back the emotions. Another chapter closed. Another one too big.
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For January I decided to pick my top 10 images from my Project 365 of 2015. It was no easy task.
In no particular order (because that would be impossible) here we go!
That little foot. Dads dirty hands. These boys have a huge chunk of my heart. The love in this image gets me every single time I look at it.
Teach me to shave daddy!
I remember walking out of the bedroom and around the corner to see this. I grabbed my camera immediately. Nothing like a daddy son" let me teach you something" moment.
Take me out to the ball game.
Ball games in Texas are hot. He broke out in a weird rash this day. It had to be heat. ALL OVER. So of course we went to get ice cream after. Mr. independent slid down a seat or two from his daddy and I.
This is my new baby sister.
Well, duh. Look at them. Staring and so in love with the brand new baby girl. B has been head over heels for her ever since. My heart.
Take it all in,
I love this. This could be my favorite. My brand new baby girl and I. Soaking in all the little moments. Staring at her sweet face. Trying to slow down time and remember it all.
That face though. *giggle* She loves her bath time. Has since day one. Plus, she is super stinkin adorable!
This was the image that inspired my Project 52 this year. Real life. Mom life. This is what it is like pretty much every day in our house.
I love watching them interact and play. Most of the time B is so sweet to her. Sometimes he can be too sweet. Sometimes he looses his patience and doesn't understand why sister can't run around. These moments though. They make me melt. Just laying together.
Oh, Christmas Tree.
This was one of those shots that turned out exactly how I wanted. Exactly how I had envisioned. The edit and everything was just what I had in mind. One of these years we will find a tree farm. Until then we still have a fun time going to Lowes to find the perfect tree.
Gimme those lights!
Some little girl could not stay away from the lights and balls on the tree this year. She was amazed. I had to keep a constant eye on her.
Top 10. There it is. I could have had a top 85. It has been completely weird not shooting everyday this year. I am looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings and letting the creative juices flow!!
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I can say I did it. I can't believe I did it. It's over.
It definitely feels different not to be shooting every day now. Not having to pick up the camera to make sure I get a shot for the day. It was an amazing experience. One I will definitely treasure for years to come. It's amazing to see what all has gone on through out the whole year and how much the babies have grown. Time goes by so insanely fast. It can be heartbreaking.
Looking forward to what 2016 hold for us. Looking forward to my new 52 Project #momlife.
Here is to looking forward!!!
Happy New Year everyone!