happy days

I knew this would happen.  That I’d be coming back to the blog after months (… and months!) of putting it on the back burner, feeling guilty for not writing more.  I just re-read my latests posts and realized that not only have I not posted the majority of the 2012 or 2013 photography season, but my last personal post was when my little girl was only four months old.  Dang.  There are so many things that I’ve missed writing about on here!  I love being able to blog for a couple of main reasons.  One being that I can share lots of pictures and some backstory on the amazing clients that I’ve had the chance to take pictures for over the months.  Also, on the personal side that I have a means of sharing a few of my thoughts and feelings on being a new mom.  Wait… can I even call myself a “new mom” anymore?!?  Believe it or not my thoughts lately have been on how I feel about being a mommy to an almost TWO YEAR OLD!  Ahhh, the words just don’t even seem right as I’m typing them.

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There are so many feelings that come with those momentous first couple birthdays.  Of course I have lots of people ask and say “can you believe it’s been two years already?”  Absolutely not.  I actually have a hard time thinking about it too much, because I’m sure that I’m on the verge of a nostalgic breakdown, realizing that my baby is hardly a baby anymore.  It’s becoming more obvious every single day.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve just looked at Ensley in amazement lately when she remembers something that I never thought she would, or when her little feet pitter patter around our house like she’s always known how to run!  She’s witty and funny and I feel like she’s our little sidekick, just happy to be doing whatever it is that we are at the moment.  I can’t imagine our life without her now and can’t believe how she makes the ordinary, everyday things like sweeping the kitchen, folding clothes, or putting away groceries so much more enjoyable.  Just the other day after an epic trip to the grocery store, I started putting away groceries and had to stop and chuckle at the scene in our kitchen.  She’d emptied almost every bag onto the floor and had out three different popsicles, two ice cream cups, and the trail mix – she couldn’t wait to try them all!  You might be thinking, “oh what a mess!,” but I couldn’t help but look at that little girl with ice cream all over her cheeks and think about how boring life would seem without her in it.  I’d take a messy kitchen floor full of groceries to be put away any day to have the times with her like this one where we can sit on the floor and giggle together.

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I’ve also been thinking a lot lately about how lucky we are that Ensley gets to be a big sister this spring!  We’re looking so forward to welcoming a little boy into our family in early March!  Lately I’ve been daydreaming about how fortunate we are to get to be parents again and how I can’t wait for all of these family memories to include our little guy too!

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So I guess that what I’m trying to say is… life is good.  It’s been so good and so full of happy days that blogging fell to the wayside.  Not a bad problem to have, I know, but I’d love to get back to sharing!  So, thanks for stopping by – for reading this post – and I’ll look forward to updating you throughout the months with all of the happenings that are going on and memories that we’re busy creating at Don’t Blink Photography!  Happy New Year!

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