I’m not really a New Year’s kinda gal. I love that I married a man who has Chinese roots, and adopted a daughter from China – an extra bonus of this means I get to celebrate Chinese New Year. I can pretty much never get my shit together for the solar (Western) new year, but the lunar one, a month or so later? That’s more my speed.
I spend a good chunk of my free time in January designing our yearly family album (You like how I made out like I’ve done this for years? I’ve only done it once before). It is finished and coming in the mail so soon – I can hardly wait to get my hands on that thing! I made our first one last year, and it’s been perused countless times throughout the year. I LOVE having a yearly album. Love looking through the pictures from the whole year.
And I’ve chosen some favorites to share with you here. In order to not completely overwhelm you, I made myself follow some rules on this:
1. Only three pictures from each month. There are only 36 pictures in this post, people (in my head, I hear wild cheering and a round of applause). This was no easy task.
2. No pictures from vacations (that was a hard one to follow, because most of my favorites are from vacation, but it would have been too many).
3. Only pictures with my family in them – no extended family, friends, or photobombers. This rule was purely to help me narrow down.
“The cold never bothered me anyways.” (This is how we watch movies when we’re the only ones in the theatre.)When it’s been one of those days, and I’m super frustrated with the hour and 47 minute long bed time procedure follwed by the 53 minutes of I-need-to-go-to-the-bathroom-I-need-to-blow-my-nose-oh-no-I-forgot-my-tiger-and-I-can’t-sleep-without-my-tiger-and-also-I’m-thirsty, I look through pictures to remind me how completely awesome this life is. I love this family.
And that brings me full-circle around to YOU, dear reader. Thank you. Thank you for supporting me on this photographic/entrepreneurial endeavor of mine throughout the years. Thank you for checking this out:)
(Also, a little secret about something in the works: I have been trying for a long time to think of a way to provide a similar yearly album for my clients, and I think I’ve finally got it! Testing it out the first half of this year, and really excited to provide it for 2016! I’ll be sharing some details in “The Everyday Adventurer” – go here to sign up! Go! Go now! I’m so excited!!! If you like the idea of a yearly album, but know you already have a lot on your plate, this will be a great way to make it happen!)