January was a slow month picture-wise. One benefit of having older kids and getting older in general, though, is that you start to predict the phases of your years. The fall and holiday seasons are so insane every year — there’s so much to capture in my personal life and so many pictures to take for my business — that I tend to feel a little burned out in January. I pull the camera out for the important things, of course — my girl’s birthday, for example, and any plays or concerts or major snowstorms — but those “regular” moments that are always my favorite get a wee bit neglected by my lens. That’s OK, though. February always makes up for it (she says as she posts January’s highlights on the last day of February ;)).
My girl turned SEVENTEEN in January. Seventeen. Wasn’t I seventeen myself just a few years ago? The funniest thing about this photo is the face visible just above Kate’s head in the window. Dad made it home just in time for birthday cake at this Friday night pizza gathering, and decided to surprise all the girls by coming straight to the window. You can imagine the shrieking that occurred immediately after this picture was taken.
Emmett had is debut in the Middle School play in January. He played “fake Santa” in Elf, Jr. His assessment of the part was that while he was only in one scene, it was the best one. I regret that the final performance was snowed out — I wish I had been able to capture his dive across the stage in his catsuit, but that moment will have to live in my memory (and on the DVD!)
The biggest blizzard in the history of New York passed through in January, they say. I was completely flattened in my bed the entire weekend with an evil stomach virus, so even that went largely undocumented by my camera.
My Instagram feed is looking snazzy in January, if I do say so myself. As a little personal challenge to inspire myself to post more LYYP photos on Instagram, I committed to this cute little pattern, where every third photo was an LYYP photo framed in a circle. It’s the little things, people …
And that’s all folks. Stay tuned for February, when I came out of my annual photography funk and took my much more characteristic SLEW of photos!
Thanks for looking,