A MORNING WITH PANCAKES

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Morning pancakes with the super talented, Lauryn Byrdy! I’ve always loved photographs that capture the everyday. Nothing posed. Nothing staged. Just real laughs and real moments. Because in reality, those are the moments you want to savor forever. The one’s that can vividly evoke so much emotion and remembrance of a certain time and place. So a big thank you to Lauryn for capturing this simple morning. It’s a moment in time that I’ll never forget!

 

THE 52 PROJECT – 10, 11 & 12

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A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2014

So…you could say I’m a little behind! We’ve been busy with all sorts of things lately. Most notably, anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring! Come on, Spring!

I know I’ve said it before, but Bridger grows sillier each day! Watching this boy learn and develop has been my greatest joy. I especially love this bottom photo- this kid loves his granny. I mean, giggles louder and harder than with anyone else. He sure is lucky!

THINGS I WANT TO REMEMBER

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If I could bottle him up, I would! This one year old boy is the sweetest, smartest, silliest little thing and I want to remember him at this age forever!

He’s walking like a cute old man. He finally got his first tooth! When asked where certain things are, he points and knows exactly what we’re talking about. He knows all of his family members and tons of animals. He loves monkeys, and hippos, and owls. He’s an amazing eater- anything and everything! He lives for bath time…dunks his head in the water and takes a big old gulp! I think he’ll be a total fish this summer. He has a love affair with books- likes it when we read to him but almost prefers to sit and read alone. Loves being outdoors- walks, swings, slides, bikes, you name it. He’s talking a lot…mostly just babbling but does say mama, dada, and the sounds for a monkey “ah”, a crow “ca”, and a banana “nana” regularly.

I know that I will continue to fall in love with each “stage” we go through, but there’s something about ONE. It’s when he first felt like a little boy to me. No more baby. Which, as sad as that makes me feel, it also makes me so happy to see him growing into his own little self. He’s so many of the things I’d hoped he would be…and then some:)

 

THE 52 PROJECT – 9

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A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2014

The older he gets, the sillier he becomes! It’s so fun to see him laughing at things HE does. For the longest time, as parents, you do things to make your children laugh. You make funny faces. Silly noises. It’s like a goofy game of charades. Then one day they start laughing at themselves and the things they’re doing…and it kinda blows your mind. The above photo is Bridge in hysterics over his wild pig. He was making him jump up and down. Up and down. Up and down. Even I thought it was funny!

HOLA, MEXICO!

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Some photos from our time spent in Coba and Tulum. Unfortunately…as I look back through these images, the level of beauty cannot truly be seen. I guess it’s just something you have to experience for yourself. Our time in Mexico was something out of a dream. Breathtakingly beautiful. Magical, indeed.

TIME AWAY

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Last week Bennett and I took ourselves on a little vacation. Five days in Mexico celebrating a successful first year of parenthood and our approaching 30th birthdays. It was absolutely magical. Sand and sun. Good food and lots of relaxation. We’re already dreaming about our next trip!

So many pictures to filter through – more later this week!