Portrait Project

“A Two Year Old”
A two-year old is so many things
a tiny discoverer of butterfly wings.
A hugger of teddies, a sweet sleepy head. 
And someone to dream for in bright years ahead. 
A special new person who right from the start, 
has a place in the family and a coarse in your heart.
And just when you think you’ve learned all the things, 
that you dear daughter is, and the joy that she brings,
a hug or a grin comes with such a sweet surprise, 
that love finds you smiling with tears in your eyes. 

-joining Jodi for the 52 project!


Portrait Project


beachy one year old

eloise: you are a one year old! Wow, did that go by quick! We had a lovely party to celebrate on sunday and then this picture was taken on your actual birthday, after dinner with your Nana and Papa, right before we headed home for the evening. You were quite happy scooping rocks up and digging into the chilly evening sand with your toes. You fell asleep on my chest that night, just as you had done a year ago, pink and brand new.  

-joining jodi for the 52 project!

Eloise’s Monthly Photo

“When the day that lies ahead of me, seems impossible to face, when someone else instead of me always seems to know the way. Then I look at you, and the world’s alright with me, Just one look at you, and I know it’s gonna be a lovely day…”

(this song was in my head a year ago today as I labored for 23 + hours and pushed my sweet baby girl Eloise into this world. The lyrics have stuck with me and every time I hear this song it reminds me of my beautiful girl. Happy Birthday Eloise Harper! Today truly is a “lovely day”).

ellie 12 months