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Poppyseed Month-by-Month

Remembering Poppy’s first year as we close in on the end of her fourth year… How is it possible my big girl is soon to be four?!

one month







DSC_0340 brightened






Bumblebee Week-by-Week

Our sweet Bumblebee is closing in on her first birthday… Here is a beautiful look at how she’s grown. We will need to update this soon!


Week OneWeek-1

Week TwoWeek-2

Week ThreeWeek-3

Week FourWeek-4

Week FiveWeek-5

Week SixWeek-6

Week SevenWeek-7

Week EightWeek-8

Week NineWeek-9

Poppyseed Week-by-Week

Here’s a wonderful walk down memory lane!

I wanted to capture on the blog our weekly photography project of little Poppyseed’s first year. We had so much fun completing this project, and it wasn’t too difficult. Chris spent a good deal of time working on this, and I love how you can see how his skills further developed over the course of the year.

Some of the fabric backgrounds are meaningful (the blanket used in her first shot was my baby blanket!), and some are cute prints we picked up at Joann’s. Enjoy!


Week 1Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10(2) Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 week 17 Week 18 Week 19 Week 20 Week 21 Week 22 Week 23 Week 24 Week 25 Week 26 Week 27 Week 28 Week 29 Week 30 Week 31 Week 32 Week 33 Week 34 Week 35 Week 36 Week 37 Week 38 Week 39 Week 40 Week 41 Week 42 week 43 Week 44 Week 45 Week 46 week 47 Week 48 Week 49 Week 50 Week 51 Week 52

Bumblebee Month-by-Month

Our family are photo people. We value capturing moments in time by which to remember these days God has given us.

That means, we usually have a photo project or two that we’re keeping up with. I wanted to share one such project of Bumblebee’s first year:

Bumblebee: Month-by-Month


Month 0

One Month

Month 1



Two Months

Month 2


Three Months

Month 3



Four Months

Month 4



Five Months

Month 5



Six Months

Month 6



Seven Months

Month 7


Eight Months



Nine Months


Ten Months


To be happily continued…


My mama taught me to write thank you notes when I was young, and I grew up with the practice following each Christmas and every birthday. Even now, I still love to write and express gratitude in this way. And, I’d love to encourage my girls to do the same.

Last year, I decided to take a photo of Poppy with a sign that read, “Thank You!”

Noelle's 2nd Birthday thank you

Poppy’s 2nd Birthday thank you

She was too young to be too involved in the thank you note writing process after her birthday, so I thought this would help personalize her notes a bit more.

I loved the result, and I think they were well-received. I decided to do the same thing this year.

Thank you!

Thank you!

There are a few key things I love about these:

  • The aforementioned personal touch
  • The low expense
  • The fact that there’s no need for special envelopes
  • Sending loved ones a photo – I love receiving such “fun mail!”
  • And the fact that I’m not simply sending another piece of paper into other’s homes. They can (and many did, I noticed) hang the photo on their fridge. They can also add it to an album, or simply toss it.

I know many don’t care to send or expect to receive written thank you notes anymore. If that’s you, no worries! I’d love to hear your ideas on expressing gratitude to those around you.

Here are a few outtakes:

A runner-up pose...

A runner-up pose…


“Mommy, I want you.”


This post aka “I’m 3 and can only follow direction for a short amount of time!”


Another runner-up