It’s quitter’s eve and I’m left fumbling. I want to tell you all about how wonderful babies are yet I feel as though I should leave you with some brilliant words of wisdom that will carry you through your baby’s first year. I guess I’m not really a quitter, after all, Vivi’s first year is spent and done. In another week I can’t even say she’s 12 months — it’s onto lucky #13. Thirteen looks as though it will bring much walking, climbing, and I can pretty much promise you there will be some sort of serious bump or injury. Sidewalk? Corner of the wall? Something. It’s coming. I can tell.
I’ve accomplished the monumental task of picking out my favorite photos from the last year so I can make a coffee table book (even though we don’t drink coffee or have a table dedicated to books or coffee) as I went through them there were some I paused on longer than others. Some that tell an entire story in my memory even though they are just one tiny moment. That’s the thing about photography — what looks like just a snapshot to one person may be an entire life’s goal in one photo to another.
I picked out the ones that mean the most to me. Some are from a cell phone, some are from a point and shoot but most are from my DSLR. I could tell you thousand-word story about every single one, and one day I might. But for now, I’ll just show you.
Gak, slideshows, I know. Nobody likes them. I promise this is my last one. Pinky promise. If you’ve been around for awhile maybe you remember some of these photos. Maybe you’re still pregnant and these can serve as inspiration of moments you want to catch with your own baby, or maybe your kids are grown and these will bring back memories of your own littles. Whatever they may make you think of, thank you for sharing the past year with me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.