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the little things

We have lots of great pictures of Cora. I am so thankful for each one of them. Those pictures really are treasures. But as I look back at the pictures I took of Cora, I think I was often too worried about everything looking perfect. I probably passed up taking pictures of the cute little things she did because the house was too messy or I hadn’t gotten her dressed yet or I didn’t like how I looked. And now that she is in heaven, I so wish I had taken more pictures of the little things she did; her funny habits and the little things that made up our everyday…even if everything wasn’t perfect.
I think about that a lot more as I take pictures of Levi. What are the things I want to remember about him as a one year old? What are the everyday things that make up his day? Like those little chubby feet.
When Levi is playing by himself, I’ll often walk back into the room and find him sitting with his feet crossed. I love how he plays and plays and those little feet stay crossed the whole time.
It is a little thing. But something that will always remind of Levi as a one year old. 
Chubby crossed feet.
  • Tricia - Everyone needs this reminder once in awhile. ♥


  • seekatelive - He’s like a little Buddah! Your pictures of Levi always make my heart flutter.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - sweet post Jess!ReplyCancel

  • thehobbs - My little guy crosses his feet too. I was just thinking that I should get a picture of it. Maybe I’ll do that today.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - What a sweet reminder to be present in the daily little things and not take them for granted, and what sweet pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda @ DAES of Our Lives - Sweet post! I also love how contemplative he looks! What a little thinker he is!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - Very true and beautiful. Your blog always makes me smile.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - What a GREAT reminder to cherish every moment and capture the things that make our hearts light up.
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - I love the look of concentration on his face in the middle picture. And a good reminder to about capturing both the messy and “picture perfect” moments.ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - He’s gorgeous and I LOVE his little chubby feet as well! Thanks for making my day and making me smile, I needed it today!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Thanks for the reminder of how fast they grow and to cherish each precious moment with those we love. I love Levi’s chubby feet. He is just adorable.


  • songskatesang - Jess, he is so cute! Thank you for posting those sweet pics! I just want to nibble on his toes.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Love this. You will be so glad you blogged about this someday. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Patricia - Yes, I agree, a gentle reminder for us all to stay in the present and enjoy every minute. I think all of us as mothers look back and wish we had done things differently – not worried so much about cleaning or laundry, and focused more on our little ones instead…..I think we all do that as we look back…..ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Stegent - I love it. So sweet! I, too, want to remember the little (pretty or not) things about my kids. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • The Moffats - Cute pics, Jess. I need to be more intentional with my pictures and catch those little things. They change so fast! Miss you!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Levi is so precious! I love reading your blog. You & Joel are amazing people and a true inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - kissable feet!

  • Anonymous - Thank you for this. Sometimes I get so caught up in the presentation of things that I lose the gift of the moment. This post is a sweet reminder of cherishing the moment.ReplyCancel

  • Shandra - i love this post!! thanks for the reminder.ReplyCancel

  • Miss G - Jessica, my little guy is sitting like this right now too. 🙂 I think it is just darling. I’m so glad you posted about it. I don’t know if I have any pictures of it. It’s a good reminder. KellyReplyCancel

  • Christina - Picture perfection. 🙂ReplyCancel