I hope you are all feeling organised for Christmas, I think I’m nearly there although I always think I’ve forgotten something!
Normally at the end of the year I write up a review of the year (like this one last year and this one in 2011) with all of the things I am thankful for and the great things that have happened. I don’t feel like I can do that this year as it’s been a very emotional and sad year for my family. At the beginning of the year my lovely uncle was diagnosed with cancer, and after a very brave battle he tragically passed away 2 weeks ago at the young age of 54 years. He was a huge character and a big part of our family. He’s left so many broken hearts behind. We had his funeral yesterday and it was one of the saddest and most emotional days of my life. So it doesn’t feel right for me to be all light-hearted on here when my family are going through such pain, I hope you understand.
But in other ways 2013 has been very kind to me and I’m thankful for so many things. My boys fill the house with joy and laughter every day and for that I am so grateful. They are so excited about Christmas and I can’t wait to see their faces on Christmas morning. I’m so thankful to Karl and my wonderful parents for their never-ending support. And to my amazing friends and family who have been so supportive this year.
And of course I’m so grateful to all of my fantastic clients. I absolutely love photographing all of these wonderful families and I’m blessed to have such lovely clients that come back to me time and time again.
And I want to thank all of you for reading my blog. It’s so encouraging to me that so many of you come back week after week to see my work and what I’ve been up to….I really do appreciate it.
I had planned to do a video featuring all of my shoots from this year, but my boys have finished school now so I’m going to unplug my computer and spend some quality time with my family. The video can wait until the new year! Any emails will be answered promptly in the new year.
I do hope you have a lovely break and create some fantastic memories. Make sure you squeeze your loved ones a little tighter, I certainly will be. And I’ll be enjoying all of the little, but important moments around me…like my boys holding hands in front of the Christmas tree.
PS. If you want to capture some of those special moments this Christmas, take a look at my top 5 tips for taking more than just snaps this Christmas