We spent the weekend finishing things up and preparing for new things.  I didn’t pull out my camera once.  It was freezing on Saturday and after spending 4 hours in sleet, rain and SNOW (yes you read that right, it snowed!).  The couch and a fire was where it was at for the rest of the afternoon.  So tonight when I looked out the back door and saw my family laughing and playing I knew these moments are few because they usually start out all laughter and turn into he did, she did…..its not fair Mom.

Not tonight.  The boys and girl played for a good hour chasing each other while playing a made up game called “peek – a – gettem” or “pooka – boo”.  There were 3 or 4 names for it but basically the gist of the game was run around the yard dodging your brother and sister with the noodle and bat.  No rules just go gettem.

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So I grabbed my camera and captured some of this.  I will look back on these images a year from now and my heart will hurt because they will be a year older.  The laughter in the backyard.  The dirty feet at dinner.  All of it.  If just goes so fast.

I had the pleasure of photographing the sweetest little family yesterday.  They are parents of 2 little ones.  The oldest 3 and the youngest 6 months.  I saw them walking toward me with kids in their arms and diaper bag slung over the shoulder.  Years flashed through my mind.  I remember those days like they were yesterday.  Those days of no sleep and juggling life around, lunch, nap and snacks.  I suddenly missed my babies.  I missed when by 2 oldest were small and we had play dates and met at the mall so the kids could play in the center play areas.  Those days.  It seems like a 100 years ago.

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So these moments are captured and forever saved on my hard drive and soon to be put in a book.  I appreciate the Monday afternoons filled with laughter and not tears.  I look forward to looking back and seeing a realistic view of our house.

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I am super excited to announce the winner of the cape and panel pants for Kana!!  Congrats to Tiffany Orr!  You are the winner!  Please email me at tkdriscoll2000@yahoo.com so that I can pass your information on.

Ox Katie