Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blessings & Leaves

My camera is typically attached to my hip on any given day, but on holidays it seems to be put aside, especially on those holidays we're out of town. Last Thanksgiving I didn't even come home with a picture of anyone


Clearly, that couldn't fly this year. So, as everyone finished preparing for Thanksgiving lunch, Jackson and I took advantage of my MIL's many, many leaves.


It's funny how children make you see simple things in such a miraculous way.

A yard full of fallen leaves left stars in my baby's eyes. You'd have thought those leaves were covered in gold the way he threw them in the air full of joy.



I'd say our Thanksgiving went better than expected this year and much of that had to do with this green eyed boy.  He slept 99% of the total 14 hours car drive, he babbled and wooed every grandparent and he stayed on a fairly regular sleep schedule.

Basically, this guy? Is a rockstar. 


As we tossed those leaves around the yard, I saw so many blessings beaming through my lens. The simple pleasures of my child and family tend to have that effect on me. I mean really though, what did I do to deserve this handsome tot as my everyday bit of sunshine?


My heart has been overflowing lately and our little weekend away only cemented that even more. 


Forever and always, this kid will have my heart. 

14 comments:

  1. Such adorable pictures! It looks like he had a blast.

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  2. Adorable! My Floridian self is jealous of all of your leaves! Ethan surprisingly stayed on a regular sleep schedule during our Thanksgiving trip, too, but he was a terror on the car rides. Kid just won't sleep in the car! :( I'm so glad you had a wonderful holiday and time with family! <3

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  3. I have been feeling the same way lately! Look at all that hair!

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  4. Oh my goodness, his little outfit is adorable! And you look gorgeous!

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  5. Your pictures turned out fantastic. Love the outfit ~ and look at the hair!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  6. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy... 95% of my life's very best moments were pent with my children...and still are...just seeing everything through their eyes... it's amazing, and makes me appreciate everyday the chance to be their Mom :)

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  7. What a sweet Thanksgiving recap post! Great Fall pics and he's just so handsome. I love his long hair too! Here's to next making some great Christmas memories!

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  8. Your son is very precious. I have 4 sons myself ad they are all grown. Enjoy every minute. Seeing the world through their enthusiastic innocent eyes is priceless.

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  9. Your Jackson is so adorable! I love his little Fall outfit! Too cute!

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  10. Your photo's are going to be something to treasure, as they grow up so fast!

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  11. I love the outfit you little one looks so cut in it.

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  12. Amazing pictures! Your son is beautiful. Keep taking pictures because they grow up SO fast :)

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  13. Beautiful beautiful pictures. I didn't take any fancy camera pictures this year either and now I'm kicking myself.

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  14. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. Your baby is tooooo cute :). Makes me want to have a boy of my own. Our two girls, like Jackson, were fabulous little travelers when they were smaller. They still are for that matter. No screaming, whining, fighting. It's great and such a blessing. Maybe I should focus on getting a good camera instead of wishing for a little boy to add to our crew, LOL!

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