If I ever needed proof of all the amazing changes in my life over the last three years, well, I have it. For no particular reason I decided to begin taking photos of me with the most amazing maple creemie known to Vermont at the fair up in the Northeast Kingdom. Honestly, I think the first photo I asked Shawn to take so I could write a blog post about how amazing the creemie was. Then the following year I decided it would be funny to have a photo of me with the same creemie, but extremely pregnant. Of course by this year I just had to go to the fair and take a third picture of myself with a maple creemie, only this time I'd also have Emily.
We don't even live near the fair anymore, either. Its more than an hour drive north for us, but that hasn't stopped me from getting the exact same creemie and taking a photo in the exact same spot. Initially I thought that the series of shots would end. It seemed perfect enough, one pre-pregnancy, one during, and one post, but now I have an idea for a forth photo. There must be another photo next year with Emily holding her own creemie next to me. Perhaps then the series will be complete?
Also, this series is great proof of my efforts to lose the baby fat. I honestly didn't realize how good I looked until I saw these three photos together. Heck, I think I am more slim now than I was pre-baby and I never realized it before now...
That's why I love doing things like this. Noticing the little things, seeing how things have changed overtime is just so awesome. Most importantly this is perfect proof that you don't need a special occasion to start taking a photo series of your own. Maple creemies sure do help, though!