"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

~Robert Frost

Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 professionally!

I am so privileged to have two very dear friends who are photographers, and who have taken the most beautiful pictures of our family over 2011. My friend Holly (you should check out her website!) has been doing beautiful professional photography for several years, and I love that I have her pictures of the girls starting when they were babies. She did our family photos this year, and they are perfect as always....

And then my friend Ashley (you can see more of her work here!) just started up her photography business in the last year or so, and she is doing great! In the summer, she did a shoot of just the girls, and also a bunch of adorable pictures of her daughter, Lily, with my Ashley...they are the very best of friends and I have to include a couple of their super sweet pictures as well....

Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 dressed up!

Oh, how three little girls love to play dress up...

Blurry hands because she was dancing, but I love this picture!

The socks are the cherry on top in this one! :)

These blog posts that are collections of pictures from the last year are making me want to eat my girls up. They are so incredibly precious, and have the most gorgeous smiles...gah! They're in bed and I'm seriously considering tip-toeing into their rooms and stealing sleepy hugs!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 with Daddy!

I have three confirmed Daddy's girls on my hands. Each of the girls have their own unique relationship with Lamont, but they all adore him and have this super cool connection with him that just makes my heart happy. He is the best daddy I could have ever wanted for my daughters. They count down the days until the weekend when he'll be home, and have been loving him having some extra time off this last week! I love that he thinks it's fun to take them out for special shopping trips and stop for frozen yogurt on the way home, in the middle of winter, and then send me adorable pictures like this of their happy faces...
I love him for being this kind of a daddy. Most evenings after dinner, when the toys are picked up and teeth are brushed and pajamas are on, Lamont and the girls settle into the livingroom together to read books, or to play Candyland or Sorry! or Uno or Old Maid. It is their favorite time of the day (and mine too), this peaceful hour of the evening when the day's work is done, and happy voices and delighted giggles punctuate the quiet. The beautiful richness of our lives together fills me in those evening moments. I can't wait to watch these precious daddy-daughter relationships continue to deepen and mature as the girls grow older!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 in love!

With a houseful of girls, we have a lot of hugs and kisses around here. I love how affectionate they are, and I kind of hope they don't outgrow this cuddly age any time soon. There's nothing like one of my precious girls throwing her arms around my neck and squeezing so very hard to just totally melt my heart and put everything right with the world again! Here are some of my favorite "hugs and kisses" pictures from this year.

Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 outside!

Between living in St. Maries with the gorgeous, glorious outdoors all around us, and then having a huge, amazing park just down the street from us when we moved back to Spokane, we have had lots of fun outside this year....