These two kiddos spend a good chunk of their time together hugging.
There weren’t any pictures of just the two of us on our holiday card, but it seems odd not to note our 15-year wedding anniversary, celebrated on this night out in Minneapolis. Married 15 years. How is that possible?
I’m not sure why I love this picture so much, but I think it has to do with Ella wearing her brother’s hand-me-down footed PJs, shoved into pink Crocs.
Old fashioned summer fun – staying up late, riding a Big Wheel, water balloons…what else does a kid need?
Our little Rosie the Riveter.
This picture makes me tear up every time I look at it. This little man wanted nothing to do with jumping off the dock in the beginning of the summer – or much to do with the water at all, for that matter. This was the image of Taylor at the end of the summer, at every opportunity he could grab.
We had a long swimming season at the lake this year. And by “we” I mean the kids and Trevor. This picture was taken on September 20th. The water felt dang cold to me, but man did they have fun. I love this picture of Ella because you can tell that she is smiling through her shivers.
Mini golfing. Mini hugging.
Fun night at the pizza farm (to view full “Pizza Farm” post, link here).
Campfire with T (to view full “Cozy Campfire” post, link here).
Ella with her birthday present from Uncle Matt and Sara from their trip abroad. She loved this carrier and what was inside of it, primarily, I think, because she knew it was from Paris.
I love this picture and the rush of feelings it brings to me about these three and the wonderful memories of this year.
Reality Check. This isn’t really so much a full year captured as much as it is a “time since we started to take our camera with us because of the blog” captured. We’ve always had the camera and we’ve always had fun (I mean, the kids didn’t just start hugging each other this past summer), but there was always a reason or excuse not to lug the camera with us. This year’s holiday card was a collage of many of the pictures you see above – prior years we have scrambled to find just one picture of the two kids together. I’m so happy that we now make the effort, and I’m thankful to all of you out there reading this and supporting Darling Fig. I hope you are concluding 2014 in happiness in good health and are looking forward to an even better 2015!