I wasn't as active on Studio Calico when Alieda was so present...
but her legacy in scrapbooking lives on.
She challenged us to not worry so much about how we feel about how we look in pictures and just take pictures of ourselves with our kids.
That is a tough one for women. Let's be 100% honest.
But it is important.
And so while at the zoo with my kiddos, she made me think to plop my purse down, and do what I could to make it work to get a picture with them this day.
Each picture I have with my grandma I treasure. There are not enough.
Each picture with my father. A treasure also.
I love my children.
For them, I need to leave proof.
Life is too fragile.
Take a picture with your kids today.
Hold the camera out and take a picture.
Set it on your car and take it.
Set it on a table and run on over!!
This picture isn't perfect... but it's us, and THAT is perfect.