I was delighted when a dear friend of mine invited me to photograph the surprise arrival of her husband following a 6 month deployment. Wow! What a moving experience. I am so happy for this family to be reunited with one another after such a long time. Their happiness is contagious. I've been smiling all day. I hope this puts a smile on your face too. :)
We have a fun tradition in our family. We like to celebrate half birthdays. You pick your favorite dinner. Eat a little treat. Sing a birthday jingle. Well, today just happens to be cause for celebration. This little tike is 1.5 years old. I can't believe that it has been 18 months since she made her debut. I was just remembering the day she was born earlier today. It was awesome..... and painful. It has been worth every minute.