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Lucky now

She's 19 months now.


I'm gonna get a bit emotional for a second, so if you don't feel like reading this then please skip it.


My wife and I went through old photos of Ella the other night. Photos from a few days after she was born where she was this cute and wrinkled little baby that looked nothing like she does now. We keep saying to each other, "Gosh, she's a little kid now." We don't even use the word "baby" anymore.


It is seriously the craziest thing seeing how much she has grown.


And not just that, but how much my love for her has grown. I love her so much that it's painful. It's scary. To have my heart so heavily invested in something. I know that's a weird thing to say and I'm not sure everyone can understand what I mean. I wish I could bottle what I feel and give it to everyone. And I love my wife more than I've ever loved her too. Because she gave me my daughter.


Each day she's got a new cute little saying or she does something that makes us smile and shake our heads.


This photo is one of my favorite photos I've ever taken. When this was taken Ella had been running around and wouldn't look at the camera. We call her the wrecking ball. But for this one moment she looked up at the camera and gave me this adorable look. I feel like that pretty much summarizes life with my daughter. It all seems to go by so quickly and every now and then I get to stop and think about where we are at this moment in time. Photography allows me to do that and I'm so thankful.



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Taken on November 12, 2011