"Take more photos." That resolution is always on my list. Despite having thousands of photos of the kids, I always feel like I should be taking more. There's just so many moments and feelings I want to remember and cherish forever.
Luckily, this time I had my camera close and more importantly, the battery was charged :D What I love about his moment is
1. He's smiling. Not that he doesn't smile a lot, but he's more of an observer and thinker. And sometimes observing and thinking requires a serious face.
2. Bearbear. Bearbear is one of his VIP stuffed animals--and this kid loves his stuffed animals. Heartmeltingly cute.
3. He also has this fixation with bellybuttons. When he's super tired or stressed, he likes to comfort himself with a finger in the bellybutton.
4. It's a passing moment at home. No significant event, nowhere exotic--just my little guy entertaining me while I was at my desk.
On another note, phone cameras are great for taking photos like this on-the-fly, but how many of us actually print those phone pics? (Let alone upload them somewhere safe?) Nowadays there are so many convenient sites to print quality photos (i.e., not Wal-Mart). And so many cute photo gifts, album options and frames!
Here are some ideas to check out:
"We should find perfect existence through imperfect existence." --Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
This year we finally made a dream a reality and crossed TOKYO off our list. However, it only made us fall in love even more and now we're itching to get back and travel deeper in Tokyo and further out to Kyoto and Osaka. Some of my most favorite memories from 2016 were made here. So once again (like every year), "travel more" is at the top of my New Year's resolutions. "Edit travel photos within a timely manner" is my second.
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I have to remind myself to slow down and soak up all the Christmas cheer surrounding me.
I have a special collection of glass ornaments that grows every year. Each one says something different about our family. And a lot of the times, the conversation surrounds FOOD and STAR WARS.
So much inspiration during this season! Can't wait for 2017.