Obviously, I’m really behind on blogging. My inadequate excuse is that it was a really busy Busy Season for me and then there were the doctors appointments and kindergarten starting and, of course, the holidays, and, basically, life just got in the way. Even though we are moving into the second week of 2012 and I am (notoriously) behind again, as I sit and reflect on 2011, which was such a rough, terrible year for me, I am thankful. Even though I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I am thankful for my health. Even though my husband works what seems like 28 hours a day, I am thankful for his job. Even though my kids make me literally scream, I am so very very thankful for their existence. Even though my friends ditch me on my 25th birthday (yes, I am still pouting about it!), I am thankful that I have people that choose to be in my life. So, even though I look back on 2011 and think how awful it was for me personally (although business-wise, it was great… and I can’t wait to blog some more amazing photos of all y’all!) I look at this and I see how it really wasn’t as bad as it seems. Sure, it could have been better, but it also could have been so much worse.
With that being said, I’ve chosen this set of photos to share because a) they warm my heart, b) I hope I will have a relationship like this with my girls when they are this age, and c) I recently read this really amazing blog post about photos being more than pieces of paper (warning, you may need tissues if you click this link) and then I read another really amazing blog post about getting over the mommy guilt of not enjoying your kids on a day to day basis (every mom should read this!); my New Year’s Resolution is to take more photos of my kid’s just being themselves and not worry about the photographer aspect of it. Essentially, these photos spoke to me in that sense, I love them, and I thought you would too.