We took our first set of professional pictures this weekend. We went to Kiddie Kandids,
and even though my first impression was it was kinda cheesy and ghetto-ish...they still did a great job getting Ali to ham it up and take some great pictures. I was overall happy with how things turned out, and the prices allowed us to get a lot of every picture we wanted, without spending a ton of money. Here's a preview of my cute lil' family:
Looking over the finished product caused me to reflect back on the past 7 months...I realized how special my family is to me, and how they have become my entire existence. I mean, before Ali I loved KK and he was my life, but not my WHOLE life. I didn't devote every minute to him, or even want to. I have always been an independent person- and I made sure that I had my own activities outside of our marriage. Of course Kris had his too. We spent great time together and made each other a priority, but we often had nights where each of us would be doing our own thing, and we were both ok with that.
But ever since Ali came into our lives, our priorities have changed immensely. All that I WANT to do is be with her and her daddy. When we are home, we are always together as a family, in the same room, hanging together. Either KK or I is on the floor entertaining our little miss, and it seems our activities have now switched to include only the things we can do with each other and our baby. And you know what? I LIKE IT THAT WAY! I prefer my family over my alone time. Don't get me wrong, every now and again I look forward to a fun girls' night or having a nice long bath to myself.. but being with my family is what I prefer the mostest.
What I'm trying to say is that I really realize what I do have, and how lucky I am to have it. I have a wonderful husband who loves my daughter, who is my best friend, and who really loves me and enhances my life. I have a perfect, happy baby who loves her parents and looks to us to teach her all the wonders that life has to offer her. I need to soak it up while I can!