Category: 2012 family is…

project 52: week two

I decided to take a leaf out of styleberry blog‘s book and have a more specific focus to each week, I already have a fun project planned when this is all complete that I will share with you all soon.

I have decided that the ‘theme’ of my project 52 is going to be “family is…” and each week my image will reflect a different aspect of our family. I have updated my week one here

family is…a unit

I tried to search for a different word to describe this week but no other word fully conveyed what I was feeling this week…

We are waiting for daddy to get back today :)

He has been out of town this whole week and we have just been off. I’ve been cranky and easily frustrated, the kids have been whiny…I’m not really sure which comes first (chicken or egg anyone?!) But needless to say as hard as I’ve worked to make this week ‘normal’ we miss our papa and it won’t be the same until he’s home.

“We are us, because we are together”

These next few months will involve a lot of traveling for Gabriel, he is working SO hard for the business he started (and for us) and it’s just not the same without him. And so, we are a unit “one of a number of identical or similar parts within a whole”* and this week we’ve been missing a part of us.

It’s crazy how in an instant you go from being a couple to being a family. And in that instant, everything changes. Instantly we cannot be apart without feeling it deep inside. Instantly no one can make you more happy, or more mad! Instantly you are willing to give up everything you ever thought you needed or wanted. And instantly your heart opens up more wide than you ever knew possible. I’m excited for this new year and for our heart to be opened up even wider for our new little arrival.

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project 52: week one

I’ve always admired the people who do those 365 projects and manage to take a picture every single day of the whole year, I’ve always thought it was cool – but I always knew that there was no way I would ever be able to complete something like that. So last week I was reading styleberry blog and she inroduced me to project 52, and I knew it was something that I could manage! This next year is going to involve a whole lot of change for our family. Gabriel is cutting back on his other commitments so that he can be more focused on family time, we are having our third baby in May (!!), and our lease ends in September…lots of unknowns. I’m really excited to capture this crazy year of our family, but isn’t every year a crazy year?!

So here is my week one:

family is…new

This year our family will grow by one more, it’s crazy to say that out loud…another baby! So family is new…always growing, always changing and always striving to be better.

Today marks 20 weeks of pregnancy for me – 20 WEEKS!! That means I’m halfway done already – which I cannot wrap my brain around! I think that because I didn’t know I was pregnant for so long it has made this whole thing fly by that much faster. Before we know it our little Boy will be here!

Things have been going great in my second trimester…the occasional back ache and heartburn but I’m trying to enjoy every moment I can. I was laying in bed last night feeling his little squirms and kicks and I thought to myself…”that is a person, a little tiny person!”. I know this is my third baby and all, but that never gets old. I’m growing a little human being right now, it still amazes me!

So here’s to this year and it’s exciting journey! I would love for any of you to join me on this 52 week project so post in the comments your link and I will check yours out too!

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