missing him

My sweetie is out of town, in the Windy City, and we all miss him. But, especially me. He is such a great teammate, helping in everything we do as parents, and I definitely know that there's not an extra pair of hands here to make the job go smoother!

I'll share this photo that our 7-year old took. Not perfect because the sun was high overhead and it's glaring on the left side of Gordon's face, but I am learning to embrace imperfection. It's better to have a less than perfect photo of a treasured memory than no photo at all, I've come to believe. And this one will be special just because I remember how proudly our daughter stood there taking our photo and feeling VERY, VERY important.

Although I cropped this photo, because I hadn't shown her how to zoom in and out, she did a great job composing the photo and even asked us to "pose" a few different ways. Gotta love that!

The photo is going in our Fall mini-album, I'm using the same Fall/Autumn mini-album kit that's in the shop. I'll share with you tomorrow the pages I've completed so far as well as ideas for journaling and photos.


  1. I love the photo, the lighting and all! Your saying is super, love the yellow with the black - really makes it pop!

  2. She did a great job! My twins have started wanting to take our photo too and I love it-they get so proud of their shots!
    I can not wait to see your fall mini-I was so excited to win the one happy mama contest and received my own copy of your fall mini this weekend (thank you so much!)-I can't wait to get started.
    I had so much fun making my own Summer in the life album inspired by you this summer-I need to shoot it (now completed) once this rain that has pounding us here in the Mid Atlantic stops so I can go out in some natural light!

  3. Thanks so much for the download!! I haven't used a transparency for awhile and i love them, so i took your advice and printed your download out on one. It will go into my fall mini... now to get a picture of my husband and i. Your picture is so cute! Hope Gordon has a safe trip home!

  4. she did a great job with the photo!

    i also really love this print---i might try to print it!

  5. So cute!! Love that idea to print on transparency!! I always forget about it until Ali Edwards does her December Daily. ;) Can't wait to see your fall album finished!!

  6. This is a great photo!!!!!!! Adorable!


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