I’m feeling a little sappy today and wanted to share some special milestones with you. This post is also full of random ramblings.
You have been warned.
No, it’s not furniture or paint related, but what’s the point of having a blog if you can’t document special memories?
Sometime I look back at some family related blog posts and know these memories are forever frozen in time. Maybe I have a secret hope that my kiddos will look at these when they are grown and get a glimpse at how much I love them.
I am certain by the time they are adults and fully functioning members of society, blogs will be an outdated form of communication. They will be reading 3-D holograms or have laser beams of information shot into their brain. Either way, maybe this old school reminder will make them feel loved, even when they are too old to sit on my lap.
I also chose to have a weird and super obvious watermark on many of these photos because apparently there are people who make fake social media profiles using pictures of kids off of blogs and the internet.
If someone uses my kiddos pictures for a fake stalker profile I will personally poke their eyeballs out.
One by one.
I won’t survive in jail. I can barely go camping.
So, the watermarks are for my own personal safety.
We have had several big milestones to celebrate in our house this past month.
The first one is our Kindergartner lost his first tooth.
He looks so grown up sporting a gapping hole where a tiny tooth once lived.
Shepherd also turned 2 in October! We kept it simple by having a ride on “The REAL” Thomas the Train and having family over for dinner.
He is talking in complete sentences, loves playing and harassing his big brother, and is very ornery. Good thing he’s so darn cute!
I don’t get my DSLR camera out enough to take photos of our family. In my head I tell myself I am not “portrait photographer”. Many people are surprised to find out I shoot all of my own photos. Which is funny because I have never met a blogger who hired their photography out.
Okay, maybe Emily Henderson does. But no one I have ever met IRL.
I hope I can step out of my interior photography pants more often.
It’s a shame to have my life crammed onto my iPhone’s failing memory.
Fun Fact: I have never taken a photography course and but perused Shoot Fly Shoot’s eCourse on photography. If you were to test me on my photography knowledge I would probably score a C. But their course DOES include interior photography AND portrait photography, so yeah. I should probably read up on that topic.
If you want to brush up on your furniture photography skills you can check that out here.
This particular fall day was EIGHTYFIVEDEGREES outside.
Just ignore the sweat dripping from this young man’s brow and pretend it was a splash of hot apple cider, m’kay.
The boys had a blast, regardless of the summer temps, visiting Orr Family Farm in OKC. We were there for four hours and the parents were far more worn out than the kids after the day was over.
I am vowing to document more moments like this to come. Even if my portraits are perfect my family is to me – and isn’t that what truly matters?
PS: Thank you for following along in my sap-fest. Tomorrow I will be back to the reg routine.
I just had to get this out of my system.