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Glimpse of Santa

So, Believe me.. I KNOW!!!!!!

YES, yes I am posting Santa pictures just mere hours before March.

I have a goal to be more on top of things (HA!) and that mean creating to do lists, getting up and getting dressed EVERY (weekday) morning, and getting things accomplished. (Day one is going great, thanks for asking!)

SO, here I am. Cleaning things out. And what do I find?? Our Glimpse Of Santa pictures. and HELLO, how can I no share these with you? They are gold. Pure gold!

Please go read more about Glimpse of Santa and why this photographer does this every year. I am SO SO thankful to Emily for helping me get in this last year. (Really, I’m so thankful for Emily all year long..)

And really, GOLDEN! (and also, WOW, what a difference just 2 months makes in toddlerhood time)

The last, and only smile we got. Little man is NOT a smiler for cameras.

What do you think they see? Rudolf? Cookies??

Ahhhh… maybe that’s what they were spying. A plate of  “bigger-than-your-head” fresch baked cookies

“Like really, check out this guy with the cookies.”


((Sidebar: I baked these larger than life vegan chocolate chip cookies from my FAVORITE recipe ever!!

If you didn’t say “awwwwww” we arent friends anymore. I mean, seriously.. AWWWWWW!

Jennifer Elaison did an AMAZING job with these picture. And her idea behind them is genius. (p.s. that’s me in that Santa suit) Miles responded so much better having me to look at and talk to. This was SUCH a fun experience.

And you know, I JUST put away the very last Christmas decoration in our house this week, so I’m not that far behind with these pictures. Right?????

Fotofly Addiction

We have an addiction in this household…

To FotoFly Studios.

For the first time EVER. Right before Christmas, we got our FIRST family pictures.

We love them and how they turned out! We love how they captured us and our love for Miles!

And ESPECIALLY his personality!

I am a mother

I love my archives.

HECK, I love archives PERIOD! I spend hours getting lost in her archives, and thinking, “Wow, I remember when Racecar and Ariel we’re that little. I’ve been reading that long?”

The other night, I probably spent 6 HOURS mesmerized by her archives. Re-reading her birthstory for maybe the 5th time.


And I love getting lost in my own.

This time i took a tour around my draft posts. Those post I start, but they just don’t end up in the direction I intend them to go, so I just hit save and close out the window.

Sometimes there is something in there that get’s me..

Like this..

Written almost exactly one year ago:

I have been a mother for 14 months 6 days and 4 hours.
But that doesn’t mean much. I almost want to start over.
Today. Today I became a mother. Today was the first time I have ever readied myself and Miles to leave the house, and left alone. Today was the first time I have ever spent ALL DAY just the two of us. No helping hands, no one to get a diaper for me, or remember the diaper bag when we left the house.
I got us up, got us fed, showered, dressed and both of us went to work. We came home, we made dinner, ate dinner and did bathtime. All by ourselves. Bedtime, well that’s another story, but we’re still trying.

Does the feeling of wanting to start over ever go away?? I still feel like that and I’ve been a mother now for 25 months, 11 days and 6 minutes.

I think that passage I wrote in February of last year hit me so hard because I remember that girl so well.

For HER to get HER baby out of the house and do an entire day solo was A MIRACLE.

Truth: I have only done that 1 time since.

There have only been 2 times in 2 years, 1 months, 11 days and 6 minutes that I have EVER gotten Miles and Myself dressed and out of the house in the morning. SOLO.


I am HIS mother, and I think today, I actually appreciate that. THAT girl, up there, didn’t.

OH MY baby Miles!!!!! I wish the me that was then, could see him now…