children

Boogers, Bath time and my Boy

Boogers, Bath time and my Boy

My lil' man turns into a WILD man in the tub. It's his favorite time of the day. His laughter and joy at such a simple thing reminds me to also enjoy the small things in life. Reminds me to put down my phone and be present in the moment. As well as when the moment is right to pick up my camera >NOT< my phone and capture those memories. Maybe someday he'll be embarrassed. Maybe someday he'll love that I took the time to take these images. Even if he doesn't his future wife will! I adore the photos my mother-in-law gave me of my husband as a baby! I look at them and see how much our kids look like him.

This year is proving to be my busiest most successful year in business. I never want to be so busy that I forget to notice the tiny moments that mean so much to my children. Someone once told me "Listen and watch the little things when they are young and they will come to you with the big things when they are older."

I'll be here when that time comes. Heart and ears open. But for now, I'll enjoy the fact that most likely in just a few short hours he'll be covered in boogers, his dinner, or dirt from playing outside. Back in the tub he'll go and I'll be face to face with that beautiful baby boy gap toothed smile.

New Year's Eve Snow

New Year's Eve Snow

Any measurable amount of snow in Chino Valley, Arizona is cause for excitement as far as my kids are concerned. Imagine their little faces when they woke up and looked outside on New Years Eve and saw a blanket of white.

After bundling my babies up I grabbed my camera and headed outside. Once we were out back I snapped away. Loved watching my kids giddy with excitement.  My middle child, Alexis, preferred not to wear the scarf. Apparently life is better with snow in your hair.  <3 This was Philip's first time in the snow. He LOVED it! He would crack up when daddy would throw snowballs at him. But I think my favorite moment of the day happened while watching my oldest daughter. She stopped, closed her eyes, smiled and enjoyed the feeling of the big fat snowflakes kissing her cheeks. In that moment I realized I need to do that more. Pause and enjoy the moment the way we do when we are children.

I plan to do that more in 2015. I will live courageously in the moment.