When Sadie started walking at 9 months old, she had all of the determination in the world. Everywhere she walked, she strutted with purpose and she tried her very best to keep up with her big sister. We snapped these photos back in October just before Sadie’s first birthday. If you scroll down to the first photo below, it’s one of my favorite photos of Sadie ever. It perfectly captures her spirit and confidence and it melts my heart. I hope she walks like this into her first day of school, into the college of her dreams and even her first job interview someday. Rounding up a number of shots today from this particularly warm day in October when Sadie was running around in the most beautiful park in Pasadena, California with all the gusto in the world.
As we rang in 2021, I went full Marie Kondo in our house. I purged everything that didn’t bring me joy, organized like a crazy lady and even cleared out our overflowing attic. It felt SO liberating! Throughout the process, I noticed just HOW many beauty products I’ve been stashing away for years for no apparent reason. Prior to this purge, I’d throw these products in a big bag beneath my sink. I’d tell myself that surely I’d need them SOMEDAY. This time around, though, my cleaning style had a method to the madness: if I hadn’t touched a product for a year or more, it was either donated or thrown away–end of story. Hello empty, refreshing space! Goodbye clutter!