{candid.}: Blog http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) {candid.} atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:07:00 GMT Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:07:00 GMT http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v61/u190519721-o569109765-50.jpg {candid.}: Blog http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog 120 80 them. this. us. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/them-this-us vd2vd2 vd4vd4 vd6vd6 vd8vd8 vd10vd10 vd13vd13 vd14vd14 vd23hazelvd23hazel vd17vd17 janevdhazeljanevdhazel vd22hazelvd22hazel vd16vd16

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/them-this-us Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:07:14 GMT
four. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/four happy birthday to layla.

she's four today.

four is my fav.

four is sweet and inquisitive and wants to be your best friend and never stops talking and has fewer meltdowns than three. 

four is so fun. so have fun, layla bean.

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/four Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:10:42 GMT
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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/meeting-oskar Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:37:56 GMT
20 days of crazy. the good crazy. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/20-days-of-crazy-the-good-crazy a tradition we wouldn't even give up during hell week.

a twelve year old.

a brand new nephew.

a trip to denver to meet him.

a middle schooler.

an ironman. an ironfamily. a really big ironfamily.

it was 20 days of never-been-more-crazy-than-this, fingers-crossed celebrations.

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/20-days-of-crazy-the-good-crazy Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:19:56 GMT
it's time. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/its-time-hayden-is-12 h122

 

it's time. it's actually been time for a little while now.

time for him to be that big kid i was always a little afraid of him being.

the years speed by. like they're in fast forward.

i sometimes jokingly yell "stop growing!" (or, not jokingly)

he laughs. we both know i'll be buying new jeans in three months. 

all that time spent worrying about him just growing up.

i had no idea that watching him turn into his older self would be so totally worth it.

so, we're here. it's time. he's 12. middle school, etc. 

we're ready. for real. i think.

 

 

 

 

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/its-time-hayden-is-12 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:43:14 GMT
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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/barrier-beach Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:19:22 GMT
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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/7/all-about-this Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:25:24 GMT
ermagherd. tara is 40. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/ermerherd-tara-is-40 happy birthday, tara!  it's a big one.

a perfect reason to celebrate the you we all know and love.

you have an optimistic spirit that is infectious. truly. 

you are genuinely grateful for everyone and everything. and you are genuine about everything.

you set your goals really high. you work really hard. you accomplish them with the biggest smile upon your face.

you're super passionate about the people, places & music in your life. and trampled by turtles.

you do that thing with your tongue whenever you have your picture taken. it makes me smile every time. 

you say a lot of words. they're funny and supportive and positive and loving and rambling. 

sometimes you are buddy the elf. we love that about you.

you share yourself tirelessly. and we're so grateful.

love you, friend. happy 40th.

ermagherd.

 

 

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/ermerherd-tara-is-40 Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:48 GMT
we all wait. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/we-all-wait we all wait for something. everyday. 

big stuff. little stuff. really big stuff. really little stuff. waiting. waiting.

so amazing to see the people you love pull together and wait for something really big

with patience and grace and strength and love.

this is the story of us and how we came together from very far apart to celebrate today

instead of worrying about waiting for tomorrow.

twblur

 

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/we-all-wait Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:45:32 GMT
10,137. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/10-137 miles. to make this happen.

so they could wake her up from her nap.  and she could take their picture with her iphone.

and have most of them in one spot, together. 

(i'm probably grounded for life for posting these, but they're some of my favs.)

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/10-137 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:40:34 GMT
this. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/this this picture, with them. 

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/this Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:24:25 GMT
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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/oh-my-sofia Sat, 16 Mar 2013 15:38:34 GMT
bella. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/bella dear bella, rocking you every night was way more fun than sleeping anyway. xo

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/bella Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:00:27 GMT
it's a deal. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/2/its-a-deal this wedding is proof that all you need is love. 

love, and a court commissioner on his lunch break on valentine's day at the capital.

and seven minutes of sweetness and emotion. and your family standing beside you.

i was so completely honored to be a part of this day. for sure, one of my most favorite shoots.

xo

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/2/its-a-deal Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:54:27 GMT
tenney park. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/2/tenney-park easily my favorite images from this winter. (taken once i was brave enough to manage the camera and them and the ice)

also, our favorite new way to embrace enjoy the cold.

i'll never forget how i realized as we were stepping onto the ice for the first time

that neither of them had ever been skating before. that was something.

there were two of them and one of me. and lots of spills. and lots of laughing. (and only a little whining.)

and lots of requests to go back. 

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/2/tenney-park Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:52:02 GMT
the more things change, the more they stay the same. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/the-more-things-change-the-more-they-stay-the-same this post could also be titled "why i didn't freak out when i turned 40". 

if getting older means growing old with these people, then i'm all in. and it's all good.

i'm where i want to be. and with the people that i love. 

i am grateful every day that i can say that.

this post is not entirely about how they surprised me over and over and over one day.

(though there are a million pictures that could tell that story, they're possibly too blurry to post. hmmm. weird.)

it's about love and friendship and time flying by.

it's about growing up and growing families and changing directions and staying close.

it's about how so much has changed, but how much has really always stayed the same. 

love you guys. thanks for the best birthday ever.

these pictures are priceless to me. even the really dark and grainy ones.

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/the-more-things-change-the-more-they-stay-the-same Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:58:34 GMT
fresh start. http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/fresh-start  

there. now i feel caught up. 

2012 ended in a chaotic, remarkably wonderful blur.  2013 started the same way. 

i love when life settles down and the focus changes from looking back to looking ahead.

reorganizing. de-cluttering. starting fresh.

new goals, new challenges, new calendar pages to fill.

we have a big year ahead of us. and a lot of support behind us.

time to get started. claughchickens cjanredo

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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/fresh-start Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:57:21 GMT
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atrito@sbcglobal.net ({candid.}) http://candidbytracy.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/rowan-merrick Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:42:35 GMT