I have a confession to make : When I went to begin pulling together images for Sam’s 2nd year photo album, I was astounded to see that most of my images of Samuel were captured on my phone – and not my fancy schmancy camera that I use with my professional portrait clients. Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy to have captured many moments to ‘remember’ them but when I have the ability to create images that can be blown up to ridiculous sizes to be framed and enjoyed in our home and instead, I’m using a camera that is a poor quality at its smallest size, I’m a bit disappointed. So… therein lies my ‘new year’s resolution’ for 2014.
I’m going to be hauling out my heavy camera for more moments like the ones below – in hopes of looking back at 2014 and seeing images that reflect the beauty of the small and great moments of our family’s life. I also hope then I can better gift images of the littles to their four doting grandparents, aunt and uncles. It seems only fair that if we are going to move them thousands of miles away from their adoring family than family members could at least have a few large images of their sweetness hanging on their walls.
While I want this blog to share insights on living overseas and all we are learning, I have sometimes hesitated to share more images of our family’s life in fear of boring possible readers. In doing that, I’ve missed the whole point: This is our blog documenting our adventure over the seas and that includes the little adventures of the everyday (considered by some to be possibly ‘boring’ or ‘mundane’) moments. These daily moments of life will better portray the reality of living overseas – especially for me, in this season of life of having two little ones. Sure, I will continue to post images of our city and the culture that we are experiencing that, on their own, may lead you to believe we live romantic lives all the time but hopefully, you will see here how normal life can be no matter where you are. I also hope it shows how beautiful life is… no matter where you are.
Here are a few pictures from Sam’s first extended time holding his sister. He delights in her and loves pointing out her eyes, nose, ears, and mouth.