19 February 2010

Perfection Was Never the Aim

rather than quickly offering the baited response, carlie and i pause, look at each other, and take a short breath through our teeth...

...well, believe it or not, we don't take THAT many photos of him... and then we proceed into a well versed and rehearsed dialogue offering an irrational explanation as to why we don't take more photos of our baby boy, when in fact, we had committed to capturing at least one... JUST ONE... intentional image of our little lincoln roe, each day for the first 100 days of his life in this world.

less than 30 days in, and we dropped our commitment.

now, i understand that it is not the end of the world. we will take many many MANY photographs of lincoln as he grows. and up until now, we actually have taken quite a few photographs. but no, that's not the point.

we failed to see through on our commitment.

and along with about 95% of the 304,059,724 americans who made new years resolutions, and finally found their excuses by valentines day, we dropped the ball.

BUT...

...and i love this part.

perfection was never the aim.

so what do we do? we take more pictures of our son today. we live the life we are in now, and we don't allow perfection to the gift out of the present.

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29 comments:

  1. oh my goodness he's adorable! aren't they amazing little beings!!

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  2. awww what a cutie pie!!! i love his smile!! he's adorable and you're gorgeous, carlie! :)

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  3. thank you amy!! and yes, he is the most amazing little guy ever!!!

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  4. so so so precious!! i can't wait to see you guys and meet him someday soon! and carlie, i love your face and lincoln's in that fish/kiss face, it made my day. awesome.

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  5. he is precious you guys! And I'm glad to hear I am not the only one that didn't stick to my resolution ;)

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  6. He has such pretty big eyes with long lashes! And the sweetest smile! Screw resolutions right?!

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  7. He is such a BEAUTIFUL baby.

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  8. I love.love.love this post!! Please do more like this!! I love seeing your cute little man... he's so freakin adorable!!

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  9. He is soooooo cute! Love that hair :)

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  10. Why do I just want to eat him? Oh, because he's a sweet lil' marshmallow, that's why.

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  11. That's great! I have a friend who is the 2nd child and her parents have maybe 10 pictures of her as a baby. Of course they have a ton of the 1st kid. Keep it up!

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  12. Oh he is just so cute! I had said a long time ago if I ever had kids I would take a picture every single day for the first year, then I got pregnant and decided that was going to be a little but hard so I decided to do a weekly shoot and then put all 52 weeks in a book... I managed to do it but it got reallllly hard near the end! Now I am due in 3 weeks with #2 so I am determined to do the same with him/her! Wish me luck! Haha!

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  13. So glad you posted these, it is about time we saw more of your little guy. :) He is precious and you are an adorable couple!

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  14. Just what I needed to hear. Thank you. Cute little man:)

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  15. that last photo gives me the biggest smile.... so sweet...

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  16. What. A. CUTIE! Seriously adorable little man. How many people have told you that they think he looks like Carlie?

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  17. What an adorable little guy!! Such a sweetie!

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  18. I so miss seeing you guys! We have to hang out soon and I promise to take a million pictures of your insanely adorable little lincoln!

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  19. He is such a sweet little guy! And Carlie, you look amazing!

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  20. Oh how I love that last shot of your son! I love your honestly about not following through with your commitment, it makes me feel like I'm not the only one who NEEDS to take more photos of my daughter. :)

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  21. Wow, he's so beautiful!! And that smile just brightens your day! So adorable :)

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  22. Great post about perfection! I so agree!
    p.s- Great photos

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  23. How darling. You guys looks so happy... as it should be!!

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  24. OH MY!!!!! I want to hear that laugh! uh-dorable.

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  25. love it! such a beautiful family God Bless

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  26. you guys, he is SO perfect!!! so glad we got to chill today with the little stinker :)

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  27. he's so cute! He looks so much like Carly and he is making the same face she is doing in that second black and white picture!

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  28. "This is a rumor-filled society and if people want to sit around and talk about whom I've dated, then I'd say they have a lot of spare time and should consider other topics... or masturbation。
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