Christmas this year was all about family. Probably in the way it should be but sometimes isn’t. And maybe this year that was easy for us because of days off from work and Aidan’s lack of understanding about consumerism and Toys R Us. I loved watching Aidan play with his cousins even if I had to tell him 1,423 times not to hit anyone or even threaten to hit anyone (this is a just a phase, right?). I loved seeing him take long walks with my parents. And possibly best of all, I loved watching his face in complete wonder as he listened to two hootie owls call out to one another. He’s still on the look out for those two owls.
One exciting aspect of our holiday was heading to Jamestown with my parents. We absolutely love taking Aidan on these adventures. His desire to run and play fit in perfectly here. He was able to explore and we didn’t have to worry much about something being destroyed since a majority of the exhibit is outside. Of course, he tried his best to go overboard twice. Maybe the next time we go, we’ll take life preservers with us.
I have set a number of goals for myself for 2015. Let’s get real for a moment, I set a lot of goals for myself so this isn’t something new. What is a bit new is that I’m telling the internet about my goals. Maybe this will keep me honest. One of my goals is a 52 week photography project where I share at least one photo per week here. I take a lot of photos and over the last 12 months, I’ve loved seeing how much my skill set has grown. But I fail to post them here or even on Facebook because it is so easy for me to neglect that step. Between a full time job, two hours of commuting every day, family obligations, my passion for knitting plus my running and triathlon training (which I admit is not happening right now but will get back on my schedule!) taking the time to share my work is skipped over like a weird side dish at dinner. Or does that just happen at my house when my mom gets creative? Well, I think you get it.
That’s a long winded way of me saying – I have a goal to post at least one photo a week here. Someone hold me to it or I’ll have to eat that side dish.