Tuesday, March 16, 2010
You've come a long way, baby
In the process of putting together Atticus' 10 year video, I've found myself lost in a sea of memories. Really, it's taken me months to even get past picking the music, let alone sorting through so many images that beckon me back into the early, early years of my family.
The photo above is one of my absolute favorites. It was taken just after midnight on January 1, 2003. Mr. Blandings and I had relocated our family three short months before from the balmy climes of Georgia into the wilds of Western Washington. That New Year's Eve was one I will never forget. Turns out, it's only in the Deep South that people fire shotguns to celebrate the launching of a new year; I could have just gone to bed. But instead, Mr. Blandings and I sipped red wine, played UNO, and finally, in the 11 o'clock hour, harkened to the calls of two little ones who were restless. On my lap is Atticus, 2 years and 7 months, and Logan, my whomping huge 7 month old baby boy. A little nursing session and general mommy time had settled everyone back in by the time that the magic hour struck, but still, it's preserved for posterity's sake: I started 2003 with my arms full of baby boy goodness.
Not much has changed after all, I guess. :-)