Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012: Family Photos

I don't remember when my little family became just that: a family. 
It seems logical that it would have happened when The Hubby and I tied the knot, but I'm pretty sure it happened before that. I do remember thinking to myself that I wasn't sure if we were "official" because it was just the two of us and we didn't yet share a last name. But then I listened to my beating heart, the heart that usually knows much more than my logical brain. And my heart told me that even though we were just two (and one orange kitty), if we felt like family, that's what we were. 
I also remember being excited when I became a Rose because we could send out Christmas cards from "The Roses" because our matching name finally confirmed that we were indeed a family. 

I have decided to boycott sending Christmas Cards (too much to do, too little time) but I still love the idea of sending out a yearly greeting, so we are sending out New Year's Cards. 
Lucky us, an uber-talented friend agreed to take photos for us...and I LOVE them!

Today I am thankful for family photos.

They capture just where we are right now, in the first month of 2012. I love that in many, many years we will be able to look back at great photos (that don't have me dressed up in a white dress...cause we definitely have A LOT of those!) and remember. 
We'll remember our crazy, ball-obsessed pup and how she rolled in stinky mud in the middle of the photos. 

It will remind us of our little apartment in The Haight with the view of the graffiti wall... 

My daily walks through the Golden Gate Park ferns...

 and two of our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco.


  1. This post makes me teary! I love it for many reasons!
    1. The photos PERFECTLY capture you and Nick. You guys are so sweet and loving, and that is definitely what you see in the pic.
    2. I love how true it is what these pictures will do for you - remind you of all of the great things about this year - dog, apartment, ice cream!

    Great job, Caroline, and good job Em and Nick and Zoe for being so incredibly good looking!

  2. these are beautiful!! you guys look fabulous and zoe is so cute - i love the one where's she tied up near the graffiti wall looking all pathetic. ;) but agree with steph - it'll be so cool in years to come to see these pics and remember all of your favorite places and things. love them!

  3. It was a complete and utter joy to photograph you and your sweet family Emily!!! Love that you love the photos. Thanks Steph for your sweet words. Hope to bake with the two of you oh so soon. Bisous Bisous Bisous.

  4. I love them, Caroline....especially the last one, with "smitten" in the background. You are incredibly gifted.

  5. such cute and fun pictures!!! a true family

  6. Hi!! I'm Amee. I found your site by googling "31 days of gratitude"!! I've check out about 12 sites and yours is my favorite! I'm planning on starting my own 31 days of gratitude very soon.
    I LOVE your photos!!!! They are beautiful. I love that you have a doggie too or as I like to say "our furry children." We have two cocker spaniels that are like our children. :)
    I can't wait to check more out here at your blog.

    1. Hi Amee, thanks for stopping by! Be sure to let me know when you start yours! So fun! And...if you ever want to do a guest blogging spot, let me know!

    2. I will let you know!
      Wow, I'm honored that you would consider me for a guest blogging spot! I honestly have never been asked. So I am very humbled. I admit I'm kind of new to this blogging scene, but so want to take it to another level. :) I am not sure exactly how I would go about doing a guest blogging spot!? Ha,ha,! I love photography, digital scrapping (learning photoshop at the moment!) You can check out my latest post with my very first digital scrapbook page @ ;)
      How long have you been blogging?
      My email is:
      Nice chatting to you!!!:)

  7. You guys could not be any cuter. <3

  8. What beautiful photographs! I absolutely love the concept of your blog ... we should always show gratitude 365 days a year. Keep it up! I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. :)

    1. Thanks! I'm glad too! Just took a peek at your blog too and I'll be following- looks like it right up my alley :)


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