Saturday, January 4, 2014

Further proof: the small stuff isn't worth sweating

I'm considering framing this picture:

I love the sweet look - pure joy, pure love - on Anna's face.  

But beyond that, it's a reminder to me that everything works out in the end.

The late arrival of this baby doll wasn't the only thing that in the last few weeks that has caused me to declare "everything ruined."  The red velvet cake get a tiny bit burnt for our Christmas dinner.  My new amazing camera started to freeze up when taking pictures.  You know, the small things that we all sweat.

But time and time again, everything worked out in the end, and the only harm done was the time I spent worrying (or maybe crying) about things.  (Or maybe a few family members had to deal with a grumpy/stressed Emily).

Our Christmas dinner was still lovely (and we had so many cookies that no one was even hungry for red velvet cake).  The camera shop was super kind and helpful and is doing an exchange since the problem persists.  And Anna's love for her new baby was worth a two day wait.

New year, new resolutions - and that picture is a reminder for a new attitude to not let little things ruin my day, or even 5 minutes of my day.  Slowly digging myself out of this holiday-prep sleep deprivation is helping :)


And because Rosie told me to, I'm going to start to include plenty of the other shots I've been able to get with the new camera (I'm amazed by the quality of pictures I'm able to take, even with the problem this specific camera has.  I can't wait to get the new one and start to learn how to do something besides shoot in automatic mode!)

She never took a pacifier, so she's not really sure what it's all about.

Maybe this is right, Mom?

Baby + baby in the crib.



  1. She's so grown! Love the pic with the pacifier in her ear! Maybe she had the right idea - parents should use them to block out the crying!?!?

  2. Found you over at Rosie's. I'm getting used to a new camera too - so much to learn but very exciting.