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Thursday, March 20, 2014

anticipating spring with my girl

How is it already March 20th? Today was the first day of Spring and thankfully it was warm enough to go outside to take a few quick photos with my girl.

I have a love/hate relationship with blogging about what I wear. In the past three years of blogging, it's one of the hardest things for me to blog about. I struggle with not wanting clothing to be the focus of my posts, even though clothes are probably too important to me. I love feeling confident and often the clothes I wear help me feel that way, but posting photos of what I wear just feels superficial. I don't wear designer labels and as much as I love finding a bargain on what I wear, I have no aspirations of becoming a fashion blogger.

If you've been around here for a while, you may have noticed such posts have become fewer and farther between. Before I was pregnant, I dabbled with outfit photos and then while I was pregnant, it seemed more "natural" to take a weekly photo to document the growing baby bump. But since she's been born, I don't want to take a photo without my girl.

Somehow when I'm holding Maggie it seems different. I feel like the focus is on her and taking a few photos isn't about the clothes I'm wearing anymore.

me: sweater: Aeropostale // Maggie: top: carter's // leggings: Jumping Beans

She's at the stage where she's aware of the camera and even seems to enjoy it at times. Maggie is quick to smile. She loves the fresh air and literally laughs at the wind. Is that normal?

Even though it looks like it's still fall in our backyard with all the dead leaves, I am so looking forward to spring and excited to spend more time outside as it gets warmer. We went for a nice walk last Saturday and Maggie just loved it.

I realized earlier today spring is the last of the seasons that's new to Maggie and so I've been thinking of the things we can do as the weather gets nicer. We'll go to the park and put her in a swing for the first time. I am hopeful the stroller will get lots of use and she can learn to play in the backyard. Maybe we can even go on our first family picnic.

There's so much to look forward to with the start of this new season!


  1. I love that you're taking photos of you with Maggie. Any photo of you is a great one, especially when your baby is in the photo. I have so few photos of myself with my first baby and that makes me so incredibly sad. So yes, take them! You're a mom and you're proud of that! Plus, the two of you are beautiful!!


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