We can all relate to the fact that we take a bazillion pictures of our kids. You don’t have to be a photographer to be guilty (thanks to that little camera we carry in our back pockets at all times). So you know how hard it can be to sit down and go through every single one of them to put together your favorites list. By this time I typically have an album recapping our year, packaged it up, and gifted it to grandparents. (We’ll just ignore the fact that I put that on the back burner this year..) But this week I did sit down at my computer and pick out some of my absolute favorites (not quite as intense as Sophie’s Choice), but still a lot to take in. And I walked away loving the messy, the silly, the out of focus, the snapshot, the loud, the quiet, and the real. Or what we call our lives.