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I wanted to share a bit of a personal post today. I was lucky enough to have a visit for the last week with my father, who flew all the way out from Ontario to spend my birthday with me . We managed to have a few outings together, but what really stays with me are those quiet simple moments. They matter so much, not only for me, but for my kids, who love those everyday rituals like reading a bedtime story with their poppa .
Hope you enjoy some quiet time with your family too.
If you have followed my blog at all, you may remember that back in March I started a 365 photo a day project. I used to post the weekly updates, but it never felt like the right venue for me to display my daily photo journey. In fact I haven’t shared for a while here. While I will, most likely, post some of my favourites when my year is over, I did feel like sharing this one today. …
This bear has been in our family for a long time. Almost thirteen years in fact. It was my oldest son’s bear given to him by his grandfather at the hospital when he was born. The bear stuck with our family, even though our lives radically changed and members came and went. When my second son was born, the bear became “his” and hasn’t left his side since.
They say every picture has a story, and it’s true. This one is significant to me because it represents how we can be connected in different ways to people, how much everything stays the same despite the changes, and how something as simple as a teddy bear can mean more than simply a stuffed animal.
The bear is well loved and ragged, but I can’t wait to see how he is greeted by the next generation of family.
I am super excited to share that I will now be offering USB keys instead of disks for those of you who are purchasing the files from your session! Why? Well, aside from the fact that they are customized, easier to transport and all around look better then disks? It’s really a matter of trying to keep ahead of the trends in technology and make sure my products fit my client’s needs. There are some computers which no longer have disk drives, and it looks like that trend will be continuing. So, I wanted to get ahead of the game
Here they are….
Did you notice my updated logo and colours too
1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2. The detail a digital image holds
3. A commitment that an individual makes at New Year’s Day
As I look forward to 2013, back upon 2012 and down to my long list of resolutions, all of these definitions apply to my life in some way. This year, more than anything, I resolve to capture more fleeting moments of my children, print those moments and watch them pore over their history, ask for stories of when they were little and welcome questions of those who are no longer with us, but are very much a part of who they are today.
This time last year, he could barely talk, was still toddling and held my hand all the time. This year he’s a full out superhero, protecting the world, his brothers and his mom from harm…
What are your resolutions for 2013?
Make them good ones….Happy New Years.
At this time of year when we pause, reflect and look back, I thought I would recreate a photo from almost a year ago of my two youngest boys. Just one fleeting year ago, and yet, so much has changed in our lives. I am grateful that even as I have another incredible year to look forward to, I have memories beyond my wildest dreams to look back on.
Time passes too quickly…
All the best of the holiday season to you and your family. See you in 2013!