For obvious reasons my theme for 2016 is "The Year of Changes." The passing of my mother, our little miracle, Eloise's birth, Steve's transition into a new job, my new hours, our transition as DINKS to exhausted and emotional parents, and Eloise's transformation from a teeny tiny newborn into a thriving little person full of light and energy. Many people, including myself, fear change. But the year 2016 taught me and Steve and Eloise how to embrace it.
I started this collection with my Mother on an East Coast trip back in 2007. Every chance I get I gather something from Mother Nature and add it to my collection. It reminds me of how lucky we are to be on this Earth, how often and how much we take for granted, and to be present and take in the eternal beauty that surrounds us in our everyday lives. In the past 8 months, Eloise Claire has embodied these rarities that I've collected over the years. Watching her grow and change over 2016 has taught me more about myself and this journey than the last 30 years. Happy 8 months my sweet lil' honey love child. #letgoandleteloise#cheersto2017#babygoddess#eightmonths#eloiseclairebrown