02 January 2013

moments from christmas day.














a happy dad / my mom /talking on phones / with baby doll / still with baby doll / dinner prep / opening gifts / happy smiles / daddy smiles / new boots / new books. Rod Stewarts autobiography couldn't make my mom happier / cuddles with grandpa / hugs from mama

Happy New Year friends!

I have some catching up to do on this little blog of mine. Photos I still want to share, words and moments I want to document and a few changes here and there. I have some projects I'm working on for the new year and some goals I want to achieve, or at least focus on. I'm not really one for resolutions. Every year I just say, "I'll eat healthy, workout, be the best person that I can be and focus all I have on my children." And every year I try to stick with this concept.

There are a few things I want to work on for 2013.

I want to write. I want to pick up my pen, pick up my notebook that accompanies my night stand and my desk and write away my thoughts. I want to gather these thoughts and place them in poems. I want to make time to edit these poems. These short stories.

I want to hide behind my camera, to learn it inside and out. I want to take a better picture. And then another and another. I want to improve my photography. I am determined to improve.

I want to become lost in my kitchen. With our move and renovation and then the holidays, time slipped and I forgot to bake. I've put little focus on my cooking. I want to get my hands dirty with the scent of herbs, the sticky feeling of freshly made pizza dough, baked pastries, and grilled vegetables with homemade dressings.

And, of course, I always want to be a better parent. A better wife. A better friend, daughter and sister.

How about you? Did you make any resolutions? Any goals for 2013?


  1. great pics. looks like a wonderful time with family. the way it should be. my biggest goal for 2013 is to paint. as much as i can!

  2. Jess looks so much like your mom!

    As for goals, I am working on how to serve in 2013. Serve my family better, serve my friends and community better, and making learning when to say no a big part of that. I tend to over commit.

  3. p.s. I knew it was your mom immediately. She looks so much like both you and Jess, it is remarkable!

  4. Such a beautiful & happy family!! Looks like a wonderful time. My resolutions are pretty much always the same each year, just to try a little harder at everything and see where it takes me. Even if I only accomplish it in a few ways I always feel good about it :)

  5. what sweet moments you captured at christmas. you are an amazing photographer already, but i'm like you, i would love to get to know my camera inside and out, well actually, i want a new camera, but since that isn't happening, i better work with what i got. :) my new years resolution is to spend daily time with jesus. day 3 and i'm doing good. ;)


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