The girls had school pictures several weeks ago and boy are they cute (and they look so grown up!)! I was a bit worried that the photographers wouldn't be able to get Caroline to smile, but she did great and so did CE - who LOVES a camera these days (wonder why!?).
So here are the school pictures from the 2012-2013 school year:
Catherine Ellis - 3.5 years old - Sunshine Friends 2012-2013
Caroline - 18 months - Tiny Tots - 2012-2013
Sweet Sisters - love their expressions and pure joy in this picture!
I am savoring every moment. In light of the tragic events of the past week, like every other parent out there, I'm having a hard time shaking the devastation that I feel for the families that lost their loved ones. Life is so precious and in the blink of an eye it can all change. Perspective is always something that I work hard to keep and I vow to do a better job of savoring the moment. I know we all do as parents. May God provide those families with peace, strength and grace as they move forward without the most precious gifts in their lives. There is a quote I keep in my inbox - at the top - to remind me daily of how easily I let these sweet (but certainly challenging) years pass me by: I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done less. May we all treasure the "doing" in life - living in the moment, thankful for each day, fully present no matter what circumstances come our way.