Project 52

This last year I came across a fabulous Mommy-photographer-DIYer-and all around great person that opened my eyes to the Project 52 idea. Thank you Shawna from styleberryblog. What a beautiful way to chronicle the year and share the feelings that only motherhood can open your soul to. I want my daughter to know what joy she brings into our lives and the lessons she teaches us. I don't want to miss one minute of it or let these sweet memories fade. This is for you Aubrey... My daughter, my joy, and my life.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Project 52:12 | keeping the memory alive

This photo was taken in May of 2011. I decided to use this for this week's post because Unka Bob is always in my heart... and Aubrey's too. We lost him last year to cancer. He was like a second father to me and I have very few memories that don't include him.
 I will always believe in my heart that the news of Aubrey's upcoming arrival and the joy that she brought to our family is what kept him so strong for so long.
The smile that she could put on his face was incredible. Love, pride, amazement. He adored her and she adored him right back. I make sure that we talk about Unka Bob every day. I want to keep her two years of memories of him alive. Her memories. Not ours. She talks to him. She looks to heaven with a smile on her face and talks to her Unka Bob. She sends balloons to heaven for him. I want to keep him alive in her heart so she will always know the love he had for her. It was beautiful.
She was his girl and always will be.  

Friday, March 16, 2012

Project 52:11 | traditions

Spring time in Texas is something special. This year has been unusually rainy (meaning we've actually had rain) and everything is green and lush. Flowers are popping up everywhere and it's beautiful.
We go on the hunt for blue bonnets every year and every year we get something different. Aubrey was eight months old the first time we took photos with these pretty blooms and what an adventure that was. She thought they were something yummy to eat so I spent the entire time trying to keep them out of her mouth. This year, at 2 1/2, it's been more about exploring and discovery... which means I have a lot of shots of the back of her head... Good thing it's such a pretty little head...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Project 52:10 | full of surprises

What an understatement! This happened in about 10 seconds three feet from where I was standing. Legs were solid red! She was so proud of what she had done. She came around the corner and said "SURPRISE MAMA!" How can you not smile? Showered the first layer off then it was two bathtub fulls to get the rest.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Project 52:9 | new adventures

Someone is having some serious fun with Daddy. It's time to ride her tricycle at the park. All the ride on toys in the world can't compare to her feet finally reaching the pedals of her shiny "chicycle"... barely... but she's doing it... And leaving us in her dust.