letter to my daughter in her birthday month


You turned 13 this month.

That is exciting…and scary lol.

It’s so cliche but you are growing up right before my eyes…it’s cliche because it’s TRUE.

You are growing into this amazing young woman. Who is smart and compassionate and thoughtful and caring. And oh so beautiful.

I want to capture it all…

You have dreams and goals and wishes and I know your imagination is the limit.

We’ve talked about bucket lists lately…things you want to do one day.

Dance on point, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, skydive, among many things.

All of those things are great. DO THOSE…

Just don’t forget to play and jump in the rain.

Love, Mama

Now follow along in my circle of friends to read a letter from Amber:)

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SarahL - April 29, 2013 - 9:52 pm

Beautiful photographs! I especially love the blue toenails… :) It’s true they grow up so fast. But what a ride it is to watch!

susie - April 30, 2013 - 7:39 am

Wow! I can’t believe our little baby’s grow up! She is perfect!

CJ Olson - April 30, 2013 - 8:01 am

Oh this is so sweet. Happy birthday to your little girl!

KimG - April 30, 2013 - 9:05 am

Wow 13!!! I know I have only 4 more years until I have a teen too! Sigh. She looks like she has a good head on her shoulders and LOVE her toes on the trampoline! One pointing down, painted teal, anklet…so perfectly teen! Love the drops here too…ads to the carefree feel!

Johanna - April 30, 2013 - 9:06 am

Bittersweet for sure. Beautiful young lady with a beautiful, talented mom!

amber - April 30, 2013 - 9:41 pm

beautiful girl! I adore the jumping feet picture! perfect :)

Kate - May 1, 2013 - 10:45 pm

Carol, this is beautiful!

letters to my daughters~ silliness is a part of childhood

Over the next year I have committed to participating in a blog circle called Letters to our Children. Once a month we will post an image and letter and link each other from one blog to the next forming a circle  right back here to me. I  hope you will follow along:)

My sweet and silly girls,

At 8, 11 and 13 you are growing up so fast.  All too soon you will be teenagers who would die to be seen in public with you mother – heaven forbid hold my hand and scoff at an extra tight hug and kiss. (too bad…I’m doing it anyway lol)

But for now in these last few years of childhood you still love to cuddle and sit on my lap. You sing songs at the top of your lungs not caring who hears you. You still pretend and make up plays dressing in crazy costumes. Or dare each other to do silly things like run down the street dressed in whatever you could find in the dress up trunk. You play games and house and hide-n-seek in the dark (and are still a bit scared) you are still my little girls. And I love how goofy and silly you can be.

In the midst of my 365 photo project, you are all willing participants, trying out my crazy ideas and poses and coming up with your own. I love how this project brings us closer together. But most of all I love that for each image I get like this…

I have to promise you all one like this… Because this crazy, goofy silly image is the perfect one.

Love, Mama


Now follow along in our little circle and check out Holly Dresher’s letter to her adorable daughter:)

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Joel Ross - March 26, 2013 - 11:13 am

So well said. My daughters are this age and I’ve got the same feelings about them. Awesome project!!

amber - March 26, 2013 - 8:36 pm

oh my gosh! I LOVE that second image! :) the silly moments are the best…and even better when you can catch that on camera, haha. your girls are beautiful!

Susie - March 28, 2013 - 9:44 pm

You where blessed with three of the most beautiful young girls! Great letter and I love that you got in the pictures!!!

Faye - March 29, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Wow how lucky to be blessed with three beautiful girls! I love the pictures!!

Sarah Leonard - April 2, 2013 - 7:15 pm

What great photographs! It shows how much you all love each other and how much fun you have together. Beautiful!

Kate D. - April 8, 2013 - 5:14 pm

three girls! what fun! I’m due with my second this summer, and we are so excited for all things girly in our house! no boys (other than dad) allowed!

Lauri - November 12, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Oh Carol. Just about brings a tear to my eye! Our 4 daughters, as well, are so amazing. It really is so important to inject silliness and fun into daily life. One of the few great gifts a mom can give: a sense of humour. Gets your through just about anything in life less scathed, doesn’t it? :)

my month of hearts

I LOVED doing this challenge this month! It was hard but it made me think about each and every image I took and pushed me to be creative.

I’m happy to get to take some random images this month lol!

I am waiting on pins and needles to get this in the mail!!

My friend Michele Anderson made the super awesome template especially for my heart images and it’s being printed on a 30×30 canvas as we speak!!!

It’s going to be amazing!

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Faye S - March 26, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Wow how wonderful to have three girls! You are all beautiful!

week 4 & 1/2 of 5

I am a bit behind in posting my daily images here but I have been taking them! And for the month of February I have added the extra challenge of including a heart in each image! It’s been so fun and the girls are totally into it:)

If you want to see these right away head on over to the CM daily blog and you can see all my images. Or you can wait and I’ll have them all up here at the end of the month.

For now here is week 4 and half of week 5;)



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Heather - February 13, 2013 - 8:39 pm

Gorgeous…all of them!

Susie - March 25, 2013 - 8:58 pm

Wonderful Art.

redhead ~ winnipeg newborn photography

LOVED this sweet little red haired boy. He was so good for me:)

And he was wide awake and calm for the family images which is my favourite!


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allison peck | glow portraits - February 7, 2013 - 4:08 pm

absolutely darling! love his red hair, so cute

Johanna - February 11, 2013 - 10:40 am

Carol, these are spectacular! I adore these images. These would be EXACTLY what I would want for my family. And you know, coming from me, that means A LOT!! Awesome job. You are HOT! XO Johanna

Lee-Ann - February 12, 2013 - 8:47 pm

awwww… love the little stretchy arms! :)

Bob Duncan - February 13, 2013 - 1:43 pm

I am the father of this little man. My wife and I are beyond thrilled with the pictures. Really really nice work Carol!!!

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