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By The Small Trees

By the small trees
Photo-A-Day 2.0 – #00001

When a child is born in my extended family they receive a small Christmas tree. This was not a thing when I was a child but it is now that I have kids. Eva and Andrew have had their trees since they were born but it wasn’t until last year that I took a photo of them by their small trees in a deliberate way. I wanted to mark the passage of time and see how they grew in relation to their small trees. Will either of them be tall enough to be in line with their angels. Who knows. It is the passage of time that I wonder about.

We’re here in 2019 and this holiday season has been a very good one to us. It has been great to have everyone home and to do so many fun things together. What I’ve realized is that I have not been as good at being our family historian as I should have been ever since the end of my Photo-A-Day project last April. I got away from writing about simple day to day things and time with the family in favor of a lot of sponsored toy reviews. Don’t get me wrong, I love those. We have a lot of fun making them but they aren’t something that I’ll want to look back upon and reflect upon. So, our actual family adventures took a back seat for a while and I am trying to change that.

So, quietly and deliberately I am rebooting my Photo-A-Day project. Same rules as I had for 14 years prior. I have to take the photo that day, but I do not need to necessarily post it that day. I’m trying to be much more organized with them, too. So we will see how it all goes. Please come along for the adventure.

Guardians of the Galaxy LEGO with Andrew

LEGO Time with Andrew - Guardians of the Galaxy

It feels incredibly weird not to be making this photo number 4751. I am still a bit rocked and shocked that my photo-a-day streak has come to an end only 5 days into year 14. Everyone has been really supportive and nice with all sorts of advice from keep going to take a rest. The project was such a part of me for so long that I am a bit lost. That is something that I will have to work through.

Today was the start of school vacation week. I was actually home because I had taken a sick day last night. It wasn’t until this morning that I actually realized that I had missed my photo. But, I was home to start vacation week off with the kids. The weather was not that accommodating, though. It poured all day long and because of that we did many indoor things including building more of my Marvel Super Heroes LEGO sets. I am trying to get most of them built before Infinity War. I’ll certainty do all the ones that go along with that movie before I see it next Friday morning in IMAX!!

Andrew picked out this set because it had Groot in it. He loves Groot. The Groot character in this set is the original one from the first Guardians movie. He enjoyed building this figure.