My favourite moments captured in image form...
The process of choosing both significant memories and creative favourites was way more emotional than I expected. A common theme of beloved memories were times when we were simply exploring: our backyard, a creek, a waterpark. Allowing space for a child to move at a child's pace in a natural setting is a deep value of mine, because it benefits my soul as much as it does Sloane's.
Many of the other favourites are times that reflect adventure; trying something new. It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to try new things, and I am so very thankful for it. Going new places, seeing new things, eating new foods, pushing myself creatively and physically. These are gifts of wonder.
Hawaii, Hawaii. Hawaii has my heart. This will probably be one of my favourite trips for a long time to come.
Our baby turned one and walking commenced. Those are big things in the life of a new parent.
As the weather began to warm, outdoor adventures began! We got a bike seat for Sloane which was one of the best purchases of the year.
These two photos hit me right in the heart. Watching this little girl experience the world gives me feelings that evade description.
Ah yes, these capture the feel of July well don't they? The view of the city below is the view we fell in love which seriously encouraged us to move to the community we are in. As I took up running and tried to maintain the habit of training, nothing motivated me more than this view at sunset.
The boys in her life she gets to admire and befriend...
A significant period of creative growth began to take place here. I began to embrace the shadows.