October 24, 2012

Family Portraits 2012

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The amazing Staci at Sweet Envy Photography took our family photos again this year. 
Aren't B and V adorable?! 

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I know it's seems funny to some people how many photos we take.  I chalk it up to special needs mommy PTSD.  When we were told that Bertrand may only live 2 or 3 years, I was devastated.  

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While I had taken thousands of photos of Bertrand, I was heartbroken at how few photos of us together  as a family there were.  (Someone has to be behind the camera, right?)

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The memories of us together are priceless.

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I hope that someday both kids can look back at our family photos, this blog, their baby books, etc. and see how much we've always loved them.

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And who knows?  Maybe some of these will find their way into a wedding slideshow someday?
I'm still a latin mama after all!  ;)

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Victoria can be such a daddy's girl.

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And proof that she once qualified as a blonde.  ;)

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Rocking her big brother's cowboy boots!

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This photo melts my heart.  In my mind's eye, this is how I picture my babies together.  :)

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(This is probably our holiday card photo.)

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This is how I will always see my beautiful boy.  Giggling while I pretend to nibble on his perfectly chubby cheek.

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Yup, this is our family.  :)

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Thanks again, Staci!

16 comments :

  1. Absolutely beautiful!

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  2. I love this. Did you recently see the Huffington Post article about moms needing to "get in front of the camera" more? It's so true, so you should be proud to have so many pics! I look back at the FEW pictures of me when I was younger that my parents were actually in, and I just love seeing them as young parents. Love it. I want my kids to have TONS of those pictures to go through when they are older. I want them to be able to see us in each life phase.

    And, your red jeans -- super sassy!

    You are a beautiful mama, with a beautiful family.

    Finally, a confession. Sometimes, I worry that SN mamas all look so darn worn out and tired. I still think of myself as a hottie ;o) It's good to see a fellow SN mama looking beautiful and amazing and young and vibrant, not worn out. (Even if we feel freaking worn out, we don't have to look it, right? Though there are many days I do!). xo

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    1. I looked up the article you mentioned: The Mom Stays in the Picture http://huff.to/VbDfs7
      Thank you! It is so true! And I recently scanned in a ton of photos from my childhood. Some of my favorites were of my parents when they were young. They were actual people once! ;) Hehe.

      And as for the red jeans, I needed to make sure that the photos would be horribly dated and embarrassing some day. I think I did a great job. ;)

      Lastly thank you! Coming from an amazing and talented hottie such as yourself, the compliment means a lot! :)

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  3. Love them. She does such a great job-but has wonderful material to work with! Hooray for S!

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    1. Thank you! Staci and Cristine are both awesome. :) I owe you!

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  4. I loved all the pics! The kids look awesome and Victoria is a hit with her outfits! Loved the fancy coat! I think I heard a story behind it! And you are so beautiful! What can I say: I am a BIG FAN of you all!
    Con mucho amor, Titi Lili

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    1. Thank you, Titi Lili! Do you think I should share the tale of Victoria and her fur coat on the blog? ;)

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  5. Fantastic. Just what I needed today. The first one of Bertrand choked me up. He's just looking so healthy and bright and awesome. And I didn't realize how much Victoria looks like Bertrand until I saw these!

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    1. Aw! Thanks, Annie! Collin is looking so big and healthy too! I've been meaning to sit down at my computer to comment on your past few AWESOME blog posts! Hopefully, I'll get to that sometime before 2013! :)

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  6. Aw, these are so lovely and everyone looks so happy! I too am always behind the camera...thanks for the reminder to get on the other side.

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    1. Thanks, Jen! Your photographs of the girls are always to beautiful! It is hard to find the time to get in front of the camera, but totally worth it. :) I am so happy that you guys have settled so well in WA! The girls look so happy! Congrats again on the excellent move. :)

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  7. Beautiful gorgeous photos!!! I love captured moments of happiness :)

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  8. Amazing pics once again!! And yes I was thinking the same thing, B and V really do look alike (except for the hair color!)...they have the same smile. Love every pic...you all look amazing!! Melanie from MD PS: Also LOVE this color scheme!!! Might steal it for our family pics this year!

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  9. Oh, you're so beautiful! I just love your family. XOX

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