My mom spent the day with us as Mark had to work. We walked to get bagels for breakfast with Becker and both dogs. When Mark got home we had Champagne and cake. Becker got to have cake for dinner and he was thrilled. Of course, it was an applesauce, spice cake with flax meal so it had it's redeeming qualities and we took the frosting off of his piece.
|Checking out the candle placement.|
|Cake for dinner. Best thing ever.|
When we cut the cake I realized the people around me each represented a decade in my life. My mom represents my first ten years when a child is very attached to parents. I represent my own adolescence when you go through all those challenges that mold the person you become. Mark represents my twenties when we grew up together starting as what now seems like young kids and doing all the things that has made us adults and brings us to today as parents of Becker. Becker is our future, the next ten years and beyond. After following a friend's 365 photo project much of this year, I decided to start a project of my own. I was going to wait until 2013 to get started, but decided to commemorate my 30th year and to build a family collage. Now is as good a time as any and it will give me a glimpse of who we were at 30 when I turn 40. Here is photo #1: