Trip Down Memory Lane

I would LOVE to be a professional photographer in my next life.

I used to strive to be really artistic and creative with my photography. Now, I just try to capture all of the special moments in our lives. I keep a Canon Point and Shoot camera in my purse and I always have 2 batteries charged “just in case!” You never know when Emma might do something sweet, funny, memorable.

Pictures have became even more valuable to me after the loss of my dad. When I’m sad or missing him like crazy, I love to go back to my photo albums and see pictures of us together.

Parenting magazine has a photo contest every year and they select several winners who receive great prizes. When I looked at last year’s winners, I thought “WOW, those are some awesome photos and the cool thing is, they were taken my regular ‘ol mommies!”

My pictures are no where near the quality of the winners- I tell Robin it’s because I need a brand new $2000 Digital SLR camera- THEN my photos will be winner quality, right? :)

I decided to enter the contest anyway…. you can only enter 5 pictures and it was really hard for me to choose my favorites. Going through ALL of my pictures of Emma took quite a bit of time- like hours! Sometimes I’m afraid my computer is going to explode from too many pics and videos.

I decided I’d post a few of my favorite pics of Emma here (more than just the 5 I chose to enter.) The thing I love the most about these pictures is that they all capture special stages of Emma’s 21 month life so far. Time has flown by so fast and I want to always be able to remember what she was like at 3 weeks and 1 day, 9 months and 4 days,… etc. Lucky for me, I have just about every day documented. :)

1 day old…

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2 months old…

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6 months old…

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6 months old…

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6 months old…

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6 months old…

8 months old…

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11 months old…

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11 months old…

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12 months old…

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12 months old…

15 months old…

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15 months old…

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16 months old…

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17 months old…

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17 months old…

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18 months old…

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18 months old…

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19 months old…

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21 months old…

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21 months old… (sorry, I couldn’t resist!!!)

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We’ve come a long way, huh? From a sweet peaceful sleeping baby in a crib with a warm blanket wrapped around her, to a big girl picking her nose with NO shame. :) I love this girl like crazy!

(no- I did not enter the nose-pickin pic in the photo contest!)

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