How many good photos do you have of the FACES you love?? I mean REALLY good photos that capture "that look" You know the look I am talking about. The look that your family members give you once in a while and it makes your heart flutter? You get a feeling of "Oh, I hope I never forget them looking like that or making that face??" Do anything you can to capture it. They do not have to be all dressed up like my kiddos are here (they were in fancy dresses for my dad's wedding). Just take as many photos as you have to until you capture "that look". I promise you that you will never be sorry. Digital photography makes it SO EASY to shoot like 200 photos to try to get one good one. When I see the above photo of Kalli, it makes my heart race because she looks SOOOOOOOO grown up. I almost picutre her giving me "this look" over her shoulder as she proceeds to walk down the aisle at her own wedding some day. I realized in this one photo that she no longer really looks like a baby or a toddler, but a little girl who will soon look like a young lady. And, yes, I am a TOTALY SAP and that makes me cry. It is also her last day of Kindergarten today so I already cried a little today and took a bunch of photos. I will post them later next to the first day ones.... it is a STUNNING difference. I plan to get a school album started and I will put in the First and Last day of school photos every year from K through high school. In one place I will have all those memories.
And the wedding went well. It was sad and happy all rolled into one. The kids made the day happy for everyone. Dad is on his honeymoon and we are accepting that life is never what you expected it to be, but it is still very, very good.