Loosened from the mud, I find myself floating in a world of possibility.

So can you.

4 years ago it was all a dream.

D and I took the pregnancy test early in the morning on Independence Day 2009.  Later that day we took this photo to remind us of how happy we were.

And so began this yearly tradition of taking a photo on the same spot close to the 4th of July.  Here the Lotus Bud is a little over 6 months old.  2010

2011 - She's 18 months old.

2012.  I'm beginning to think these are the only pair of shorts that I own.

2013.  Apparently I only have one tank top.  Earlier that morning the Lotus Bud and I gathered daisies and other random flowers to make crowns.  We picked long grasses and oak leaves for Daddy's crown.

Crowned and posed and ready to jump.

This photo cracks me up!  She is so full of energy and yet this photo captures us in motion with her cheeky still smile.

Over the years Jeeps have changes, our baby had grown and we the parents have lightened up.  The only thing that hasn't changed much is my clothes.



  1. I love this! Haha - My clothes haven't changed at all either. I still wear the clothes I was wearing pre-pregnancy and not much new has been added. (I dislike shopping for clothes). Great photos!

    1. Wow, Lani I am impressed you are in your pre-pregnancy clothes. I have a couple of things but mostly my body has changed such that new clothes are needed, but apparently not the ones I wear in the woods. So good to see you here!


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