Saturday, June 14, 2014

one down, forever to go

Photos by: Isaac Singleton Photography Outfit from: Stitch Fix
My dad has a photo album in his office that includes a picture of our family every year of my parents' marriage. It starts with their wedding photo in 1985, shows off the big glasses and bigger hair of their marriage pre-kids, and then documents our family's slow and steady growth. 

It's so much fun to see what my parents were like before my brothers and I changed their life forever. And though it was a real pain picking out outfits and getting all three brothers to smile for a picture at the same time, I'm glad we have a record of the twins' little boy curls, Clay's lips-only smile and my endless number of hair styles... And it's only going to get better as we add spouses and grandkids to the yearly photo!

So when I started a family of my own, I knew I wanted to carry on the tradition. After a little protest from the husband, we scheduled a quick backyard photo shoot to document our year one. The photo album will include one of the amazing photos you see here and a page of the fun facts below from our first year together.

Favorite Memories:
Jenny: Lying on the beach in Jamaica, camping at Shelby Forest State Park & making a fort in our living room
Daniel: Getting married, enjoying the month together before school and work & cheering on the Grizzlies together.

Favorite Accomplishments:
Jenny: Finding a job, starting this blog & completing Whole30
Daniel: Finishing the first year of dental school, baking a cake & changing the chandelier

Favorite Dates:
-Flashdance @ The Orpheum
-Memphis Grizzlies Game 3 of the Playoffs
-New Years Eve

Movies We Saw:
-Man of Steel
-The Lone Ranger
-Despicable Me 2
-2 Guns
-We’re The Millers
-American Hustle
-The Lego Movie
-Vampire Academy
-Fast & Furious 6
-X-Men: Days of Future Past

Shows We Attended:
-War Horse
-Jonah & the Technicolor Dreamcoat

TV We Watched:
-New Girl
-Walking Dead
-How I Met Your Mother

Games We Went To:
-3 Razorback Football Games
-2 Memphis Redbird Games
-5 Grizzlies Games

Favorite Restaurants:
-Las Delicias
-Second Line

Places We Traveled:
-Ocho Rios, Jamaica
-St. Louis, MO
-Fayetteville, AR
-Danville, AR
-Little Rock, AR
-Oxford, MS
-Wrightsville Beach, NC
-Chicago, IL

I need your help to decide - which picture should I put in the album? Are you carrying on any traditions from your parents?

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