The 52 Project – a portrait series of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2013 

The weeks are FLYING, are they not!?
Quite happy about the blooms that are springing up everywhere though. We have all of these pretty little bushes popping with pink all around our house. I tried my best to position Rylee in front of them for a couple photos, but getting a one year old to stay put for more than two seconds is near impossible. She is way more interested in the roly poly bugs and sticks than she is with my camera lens. And who can blame her!

A lot has been on my mind the last few weeks.  Way too much to digest and regurgitate here on Rylee’s sweet portrait project.  But perhaps I’ll get the guts to share more in some future post.  All I know for certain is that life is unpredictable.  It hurls you in all sorts of unexpected directions.  Puts you at the highest of highs….and then slams you back down to the lowest of lows.   In the midst of all sorts of contradicting emotions this week, I fell upon this quote:

“Don’t confuse your path with your destination.  Just because it’s stormy now, doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for sunshine.”

I’m believing in the sunshine.

* Rylee’s dress is c/o Dreamcatcher Baby

  1. Tasha

    Gorgeous pics of your gorgeous girl as always!

    Sorry to hear you are having a rough time at the moment. I’m sure things will sort themselves out soon enough. Feel free to email me if you need an objective ear (or eye in this case ;-)) sometimes an outsider can shine a new light on a situation. Hang in there Kelli xxx

  2. Bergen

    Stay positive! You’re so blessed and there’s a reason for everything!! Hugs.

  3. Jen

    Rylee is such a DOLL!! So precious; I love this project you’re doing.

    I wrote a post with a similar theme today. Wrestling with life can be SO hard some days. I came across this quote that helped me as well:

    “Life isn’t supposed to be an all-or-nothing battle between misery and bliss. Life isn’t supposed to be a battle at all. And when it comes to happiness – well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes it’s comfortable, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day’s not perfect, it’s not a failure or a terrible loss. It’s just another day.” – Barbara Sher

    Hang in there. And know that there are those of us out here in blog land who not only care, but can sympathize as well.

    Sending sunshine your way :-)

  4. teddi

    hooray for hope and sunshine! when it’s stormy it’s difficult to see the sun. rylee’s looking as delightful as ever.



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