Freezing Time

“Oh my gosh. You’re kids are soooooooooooooo cute!”

Well thank you.


That is true.

Yes, they look like my husband is building small army of himself. But I’d like to publicly take credit for the dimples.

It’s for the best anyways. If my sons looked just like me, well then they would look just like my brother. Haha. 

Sometimes people say weird socially awkward things to me like,
“Oh are you sad that the boys don’t look like you?”
Uh, I’m actually okay with them looking like my significant other. I mean I did marry that guy. I like his face.
Anyways, Ya my kids are cute. Thanks kind stranger in BJ’s who is also buying a hoarders amount of toilet paper. You are nice and I appreciate your friendliness.
But what I get really psyched for is when people tell me that my kids are so happy. That’s my favorite compliment. Mostly, because it makes me feel like I am attaining my goal. Which is to create a fun childhood for my boys. Let them be kids. Try and teach them to not take themselves too seriously. Childhood is such a short period of time. So I promote silliness. I promote imagination. I make large blanket forts that take up my entire living room. Then we spill popcorn all over said blanket fort while watching Nemo for the 100th time. Or as Ben calls it, “I watch, ‘I’ll find Nemo. Mine Mine Mine.”
Someone had recently said to me, “gosh you’re boys are happy.” I looked over at those smiles and I was like, Hmmm. I definitely need to freeze this moment in time. So that’s what I did. I hired a magician. The former magician that I love, moved South to sit under a palm tree where she belongs. So this new lady had a lot to live up to.
Exhibit A:
Exhibit B:
I know these pictures made you feel something didn’t they? Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone. She captures love well. Is “can you feel the love tonight” playing in the background of your mind right now? Oh is that only me? Sorry. It’s pouring out today and we have watched the Lion King…. Twice. Pillow fort on fleek.
Taking family photos of a two year old and a one year old and your husband could be a sport in the Olympics. It is no easy task. I was sweating.


But Renee Bello brought her A game and because of that you can feel the love in these pictures. Well, at least I can. If you are not a robot, you probably will too. So talented. So beautiful.
Renee Bello Photography.



Every body’s personality shines through.
I can’t be in a bad mood after I look at them.



I’m so glad I got the pictures done. Life goes by so fast. In 3 years I don’t think there is any aspect of my life that hasn’t changed.
Change is definitely scary, but instead of being resistant why not be embracing? Who knows, you could end up somewhere you never imagined possible.
You could wind up living in a day that you close your eyes and listen to your kids laugh. Then actually think to yourself. I wish I could freeze this moment in time.
And these days of having small children are crazy, but I want to remember it all.

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