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I believe in laughter... I believe in warm summer nights... I believe in the miracle of life... I believe in running barefoot chasing lightnin bugs... I believe in toothless giggles, and messy hair... I believe childhood is magical... I believe life is beautiful... I believe you can never have too many pictures... I believe in capturing life... I believe pictures should tell stories... -YOUR STORY-

Photo of me & my babies taken by the talented Rachel May.

The story of the red suit

It was our second attempt…

we had come once before… but the line was just TOO long.

This time.. it was shorter… so the wait started.

The mall was busy…. and people bustled by.

Addi watched as each child came and went…

and with each child, we moved a little closer.

I wasn’t sure how she would really react once it was our turn.

Sure- all kids love the idea… but actually doing it.. thats another thing totally.

The movie “The Grinch” was on while we waited.

The hand sanitizer dispenser was a hit…. really… can you overdo sanitizer?

We moved a little closer again….. and then we reached the little picket gate.

The gate opened for our turn…….and up we went.

To the man in the red suit.

She calls him “HO-HO”. She talks about him often.

All three climbed onto his lap…. and we were shocked.

Our baby who usually doesnt welcome new people…. accepted,

the man in the red suit.

She grinned the cutest grin… and melted into his arms.

She took her hand and played with the end of his beard.

The wait was completely worth it.

They told him what they wished would be waiting under the tree for them on Christmas morning…

and then like that… our turn was over.

He gave them each a little candy cane… and Addi tried to give hers back.

It was official….

she loved… the man in the red suit.

Ever see a photographer who starts out with a 365 day project, or even a 52 week project and never finishes? Yeah, me too. Well, I recently joined a group of a few other busy photographers who decided to commit to a 12 month project! If we fail this, we’ll be taking donations for a time management seminar. The best part is that it will be totally candid, lifestyle shots of each of our own families/lives. We don’t even have to dredge up random people or make our kids pose for us. We’re calling the series “The Story of ________” and we’ll each be filling in our own blanks. At the end of this post is a link to another photographer who participated and she’ll be linking to someone else. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. Click through and enjoy!

Please head on over to Danielle Frank’s blog, to see her story this month!