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Letters to Our Daughters: December

I can’t believe it’s already December and I’ve been writing you letters for 12 months already! When I first started this project in January I tried to imagine what you’d be like at the end of the year. I could never have dreamed up the incredibly sweet and crazy and smart and talented little girl you turned out to be. I knew you were all of those things but every day you manage to surprise me in the best way <3 These images are from the day of your Christmas program for nursery school. You loved getting dressed up and thought you looked like Sofia the First (which you totally did except way cuter!) and you even managed to halfway pose with my new Christmas critters in the pretty light. <32013-12-19_0001.jpg

When it was almost time to join your class in the auditorium, I had to stop and get a few pictures of you in all your enthusiasm! Plus the light was beautiful that evening! And you were ready to run! And dance and sing too!


Head, shoulders, knees and toes I think!:)


Waiting patiently to be called on stage… this is so uncharacteristic for you (at least around me and Daddy. You are so good for your teachers though!)


Daddy came straight from work to your show. You spotted him from a distance and ran up to say hi and to get him to fix your shoes:)He’s your own personal Baileywick <32013-12-19_0007.jpg

The show can begin!


From this point on there is some adorable video footage I hope you’ll enjoy watching one day. You did so good – you just love putting on a show!

I hope you’ll never lose this incredible confidence and joy that seems to come from deep within your soul. I love your big sweet un-inhibited smile. I love that you’re never a push over. I love you more than I could express in 10 billion letters but I hope this year in notes to you has shown you a glimpse of the love and purpose you bring to my life every single day.

I love you forever and ever…



Thanks for following along this year! And thanks to all my blog circle mama’s who have made this project so much fun and have inspired me along the way!

Please hop over to my talented friend (and fellow pharmer) Carrie’s blog to see what she has to say to her sweet babies!

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  • December 20, 2013 - 5:41 am

    Carrie Ching Yuan - Pharmers forever!!! Remember when we started this project and you didn’t even have a blog?! Look how far you’ve come in a year!!! I love love love that b&w series with dad. Soooo sweet. Amazing lifestyle images, as always. Isla is so so lucky to have you as her mama. Looking forward to our next project in 2014!!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • December 21, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    Kristy Brisson Dooley - She’s sooo adorable!! I have loved being in this circle with you! Your images and letters are always amazing!ReplyCancel

  • December 21, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    Kristy Brisson Dooley - She’s sooo adorable!! I have loved being in this circle with you! Your images and letters are always amazing!ReplyCancel