*Waves* Hello 2 readers that I still might have. Holy cow, I’ve been very absent lately. You’d think I’m pregnant or something (which I am not). I’ve just been busy taking pictures of pretty people and making them prettier, on top of containing a bunch of 3 year olds all day. It’s exhausting at the end of the day and if I’m honest, I really haven’t felt like blogging.
I really want to keep up with things here, mostly for my sake. I have so many posts to look back on while Rylie was growing into toddler-hood and I want the same for Andrew. I feel bad I haven’t kept up as well with his milestones and growing, but life is crazy with two kids and two jobs. Hopefully I will be around here a little more now that I am starting to balance work, photography and life better.
Torie Lin Photography is doing great! I am loving my job. I absolutely love meeting new people and capturing a special moment in their lives. My favorite part of all is turning those images into something worth keeping. It’s been a learning process, but a fun one. I’ve had a few more newborn sessions, a pregnancy announcement, maternity session, and some family ones. It’s been a blast and I pray that it continues growing so I can keep doing what I love.
Andrew is almost 15 months old. WHAT!? Seriously, the 2nd child seems to grow up so much faster. He is such a smart little guy. He imitates everything his sister does and it is so fun to watch. We are struggling a bit with sharing toys though. Andrew doesn’t understand sharing yet, and Rylie thinks everything is hers. It’s been a constant battle, but I am hoping there will be some sort of break through soon (probably when Andrew starts fighting back, ha!) Andrew doesn’t say as many words as Rylie did at this age, but he sure tries. Most of the time it sounds like some sort of German-gebberish. Even though he doesn’t communicate actual words, he knows how to tell me things and he definitely knows what I am saying. I ask him to go find his milk and he does, or he will go to the pantry door and cry until I get him something to eat. Not the best way to do it, but he is communicating.
It is so much fun to watch them interact as well. Rylie has always shown affection to her brother by hugs (sometimes too tight), kisses and loving on him, but as of late he has been initiating the love. Out of the blue he walks up to her and gives her hugs. It doesn’t last long, but the moment is sweet. I also love watching them share a snack. Many times I give them each a cracker or two; they will both (without prompting) sit together at their kid table in their play room and eat the snack. I love looking out there and seeing those two get along.
Seth and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary on the 6th. Sometimes I can’t believe it’s 5 years, but I feel like it’s been much longer. I think having kids so soon after getting married has made us grow up quickly and experience many new things together. Make any sense? There have been ups, downs, struggles, and joys, but going through all these things together has made us closer than ever.
I think that is most of the catching up I have, for now. There are a few posts just sitting in my draft folder waiting to be finished, but I either can’t find the time to do so, or I sit staring at a blank screen with no words coming to my brain. One of these days I will share my thoughts again. For now I will leave you with some pictures of my cute kiddos.