Archive for Apr 2012

sunset.
a field of wildflowers.
the laughter of a little boy.
an gorgeous family anticipating the arrival of a baby girl.
this was how i got to spend my monday night.
it was perfection!
baby olivia is due to arrive in just a few weeks.
i can’t wait to meet this precious addition to the fajardo family.
she is a lucky little girl to be joining such an amazing group of people.

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two :: four :: six

April 3, 2012
i love my children.
i love taking pictures of other people’s children.
i do not, however, always love taking pictures of my own children.
for everyday snapshots, it’s no big deal.
but when i decide i want to really take pictures of them….
those are the days when it’s crazy windy, the waves at the beach are too big, 
and someone falls asleep in the car ride over and wakes up cranky.
i had wanted to take photos of isabella when she turned four last november.
with the holiday craziness, it never happened.
then charlotte turned two in february.
and jackson turned six last week.
in my head it made sense to take all three of them out together.
capture them at ages two, four, and six.
it didn’t quite go how i had in my head.
but then again, when your kids are two, four, and six year old,
does anything?  :)
it was a bit crazy…..
we may have ripped a blanket with our stroller wheel trying to frantically run to the beach by sunset,
it was a good 15 degrees colder than i anticipated,
and each child may have cried at least once.
(but the promise of chocolate cake at home makes everything better)
after all that… i think they turned out pretty great.
much like my little munchkins.
not always easy,
but pretty amazing.
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going blue

April 2, 2012
 one in eighty-eight children in the united states are diagnosed with autism.
our son is one of those children.
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 today we are going blue.
april 2nd is world autism awareness day.
 in honor, 
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today we pray for children and adults everywhere living with autism.
today we pray for jackson.
i wouldn’t change a single thing about my little boy.
but after a hard weekend for him,
i am feeling extra aware of his challenges.
so many things we don’t think twice about 
can turn his little world upside down.
i love every bit of this boy,
but i do hope for his future…
that life won’t always be so hard.
that other children will be drawn to him.
that conversations will be easier.
that he will be able to enjoy new experiences.
today we go blue in celebration of all the amazing people God has created
who just also happen to be autistic.
join us in celebrating them.
in raising awareness.
in showing our support.
and in prayer for the joys and challenges their lives will bring.
jackson,
today we go blue
for you.

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