This is it. I finished. And made it an entire year with only missing a small handful of days. Wow. I am a little in shock! I will be pulling together a full compilation post of all the photos soon & a full recap of the good, bad and ugly of this project, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here is our last week of the year:


      • Oh these two boys. And Gavin’s ever changing crazy face. I love them both so. incredibly. much.
      • I had perfect light filtered through a blind in our kitchen shining directly on Gavin’s face. I couldn’t have wished for a better portrait set up.
      • There will come a time, likely when the kids are teenagers or young adults, when they look back on these elf jammies and want to kill me. In the meantime, I am lovin’ up their adoration for the silly.
      • My workstation was where I sat the day after Christmas. I am now currently caught up with filtering, deleting, tagging, and backing up my entire archive of photos. An AWESOME way to start the new year!
      • This is when we picked the boys up after staying the night at Grandma and Grandpa’s with their cousin Nikki so that Jeremy and I could (sadly) get a full uninterrupted nights sleep. We slept eleven hours (after a sleeping pill) and didn’t get out of bed until 9:30. I think I was pregnant with Carter the last time that happened.
      • Taylor is now a teenager. Wasn’t she just born? Happy birthday Tay!
      • This gorgeous photo came at a physical price. I saw it through the kitchen window, I grabbed my camera and headed out to the deck so that I could snap away before the light shifted. But the deck was wet. And it was 21 degrees out. So the deck was actually icy. And I now have a long line of bruises along my backend where I slipped down the steps and landed. Thankfully my camera stayed up and my knee wasn’t wrenched even more. But those bruises are a doozey.
      • And last but not least … there was a long band of sunlight coming through the window one morning and I noticed the shadow handprint on the wall as I was walking by (clearly cleaning windows are a priority in my life, ahem). By the time I grabbed my camera to snap a photo, I had someone else join the shadow-frame as well.