We played around with the idea, but ultimately it was my decision to just say "well let's get someone to take a family photo of us at Thanksgiving, and hopefully when my mom comes in January, we'll have her take a ton of photos with us and the pups at home". And so I let it go. And of course we failed to have any photo taken of us at Thanksgiving.
With Juneau's recent passing, this is my regret. That we don't have a recent family photo of the 4.5 of us all together. It would have been a wonderful memory and keepsake to show our child years down the road and it would have been a great reminder to us to always have that photo.
There's not a lot I can do about this regret now... but to remind myself of the resolution i made over 10 years ago to live my life with no regret. And in the simplest moment of having a photo taken (or not taken in our case), I have this regret that I need to let go of.
I'm Asian, and as the cliche goes, we take photos OF EVERYTHING. I've gotten lazy and have taken it for granted that at any time I can have photos taken. So I need to get back on track - b/c these are days that we will never get back and hopefully a long way into the future when our memory starts to fade, we will have photos to look back on.
To make myself feel a little better, I found a family photo that I'd like to share... we got mocked/teased for doing these glamour shots for the boys, but I really don't care b/c looking at this photo makes every joke disappear. We had taken photos with Houndstooth Photography and while it was a small splurge it was priceless!
All my photos bring a smile back to my face. While my pups and Husband sometimes would tire of me constantly snapping away at them, I'm even happier now that i've done so - b/c i have so many fond memories captured and it was worth every whiny "I dont want to do this" moment to have the memories!!!