Saturday, June 29, 2013


" A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013. "

Chloe, refreshed after an afternoon nap, reading books in her Daddy's lap as the early evening light pours in through our bedroom window. A perfect, simple moment indeed.

Portraits that inspired me from last week,  Being Mumma, A Time to Create, and littlegreenshed.

Joining in with Jodi for the 52 project.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


" A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013. "

Chloe, in her Daddy's arms, so completely mesmerized by the beauty and magic of the butterfly garden at Brookfield Zoo.

Last Sunday the three of us ventured out to Brookfield zoo to celebrate two joyous occasions, Chloe's 2nd birthday and Fathers Day. Though it was unbelievably hot that day and very crowded at the zoo we truly had a blast together as a family!

So many inspiring portraits from last week, here are just a few of my favorites, pomegranate and seeds, the bostrom blog Endearing Life, and Monkey & Squirrel 

Joining in with Jodi for the 52 project.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dear Chloe: Two Years Old

-- Decorating a card for Daddy on Fathers Day and watching for him out the window! --

Dear Chloe,

My sweet girl, its hard to believe two years have already passed since you made your way into this big, beautiful world, a day I will never, could never, forget. Holding your little body in my arms for the first time felt so perfect, instantly I fell completely in love with you, my daughter. Over these past two years you have enriched our lives beyond imaginable, so much beauty, and love, and joy all because of you. Your Daddy and I love you so very much, and are so proud of the little girl you are becoming.

You are so full of life and energy, your desire to discover the world around you is intense, at times you can be so stubborn and wild, desperate for independence. In the same sense you are just as sweet as can be, always so caring and compassionate towards others,  you love giving hugs and kisses, cuddling with your Daddy and I, and you are so thoughtful too, always so eager to help me take care of the little baby at work. I love every little detail that makes you, you, Chloe, every little detail!

Because I never want to forget this time in your life....

You Love // spending the day outside, running, jumping with both feet, being naked, throwing stones at the beach, good music, giving and receiving kisses, backpacks, animals, the Fresh Beat Band, your family, dancing, painting, laughing, bubbles, shoes, playing dress up, being independent, standing on chairs, helping your Daddy and I cook in the kitchen, books, balloons, smelling flowers, chocolate, and singing along to your favorite songs.

You Say // baby, shoes, beats, coat, socks, feet, hands, head, nose, neck, water, here ya go, where did it go, oh no, I'm home, that's you, he, she, Grandma, Uncle Will, Aunt Becky, Faith, cheese, Shout, Twist, Kiki and Marina ( all characters from the Fresh Beat Band ) bubbles, go, watch, no, banana, hello, bye, balloon, bless you ( when you hear someone sneeze ), pretty.

You Know // the names of all your body parts and where they are all located ( your favorite is your nose ), can count to five, how to get undressed and also put on clothes ( including your shoes ), how to help me empty the dishwasher, sweep, and throw garbage away in the trash can, you walk, run, jump, and dance, use utensils when eating, know the names and sounds of many different animals, and can recognize the people you see the most in pictures and videos.

Happy Birthday sweet girl, I look forward to watching your grow more and more each and every day!


Saturday, June 15, 2013


" A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013. "

Chloe, bathed, pajama's on, teeth brushed, and ready to sleep in her very own toddler bed. Such a huge milestone reached for us this week! My darling girl turned two years old yesterday! Happy birthday Chloe, you have brought so much joy and beauty and love into our lives! We love you you so very much and are so proud of you.

Portraits that inspired me from last week, Hello Sisilia, blog a la Cart, Jane Mabel and The Stork and the Beanstalk.

Joining in with Jodi for the 52 project.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


" A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013. "

Chloe, rubbing grains of sand in between her little fingers, a simple yet beautiful moment I will cherish forever. Oh how I love this little girl of mine! There were so many beautiful portraits from last week, a few that really inspired me were from this whole familyUnruly things, and Billy & August.

Joining in with Jodi for the 52 project.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Remembering Our Days: A Photo Journal

Saturday June 1st, 2013 // A day I never want to forget.

I never want to forget this weekend, two glorious days spent together as a family, simply enjoying one another's company. These past few weeks have been challenging to say the least, slowly adjusting to our new roles and schedule as a family. I now work in the day as a full time nanny to a precious baby girl, and Mike works in the evening, not coming home until midnight or sometimes even as late as two in the morning. We barely get a chance to see each other anymore. At times the lack of face to face connection has been really difficult for us, but we both know in our hearts that right now, in this moment, this is the very best decision we could be making for our family. Knowing that and seeing how far we have come in just a few weeks has been all the reassurance we need to keep pressing on and moving forward!

Saturday, June 1, 2013


" A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013. "

Chloe, sweetly playing in the window light. These are the moments I never want to forget, simple, real, and pure.

There were so many portraits that inspired me from last week, a few of my favorites were, the bromstrom blogIngred lerstadJane MabelModern Nomads With Kids, and alight.

Joining in with Jodi for the 52 project.