"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, January 13, 2014

Top Photos of 2013: 13

Okey dokey. 

So my recap by month plan has ended and thus began the search for 8 more photos that I love from 2013.   I'm away from home at a conference, I think I mentioned that yesterday, so I don't have access to all of my photos from 2013. However, thanks to the wonder that is my iPhone and Photostream, I have a good 1,000 pictures to root through so I'm not at a loss. 

But where to start?  How to begin?  I've basically looked through the majority of the photos as I did the monthly posts and some others jumped out at me then. But there are still tons of pictures that I didn't review.  So these next 7 days will involve a lot of visual retrospective action on my part. So here goes. 

This one was obviously taken on the 4th of July. This was a momentous occasion for Braeden because the boys have always both shied away from fireworks. However, I guess the pressure of two older cousins doing it was too much. I was surprised when he asked to hold the Roman candle, but excited as well. This picture makes me laugh though because as brave and grown up as he was being, he's turned his head away from it. Safety first I guess.  Kind of sums up his personality in a nutshell though. Wanting to be older but also still cautious and careful. 

Now, what will #14 be?

All is well, picture perfect, in Drosche Land. 


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    1. It is indeed! I shudder to think what it'll be like when they're teenagers!

  2. Oh, I feel for Braeden. I've always been terrified of fireworks, even those little balls of--something--that kids throw down on the floor and they make a loud *crack*. Just sound, no fire, and I'm still scared. But I did hold a roman candle once, too; I must've been around 9. And I still remember the mixture of terror and exhilaration--I'd done it! I'd conquered the fear! Doesn't mean the fear goes away (witness me, at 41, jumping at those non-fire-crackers), but the conquering does make you stronger. You go, Braeden!

    1. The way you describe your experience is exactly how I think he felt. We didn't do fireworks for New Years so we have to wait until July to see how he will be this year???