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what life looks like now | december 2012

Thank you so much for stopping by and following the links around our circle.  We have lots of new, gorgeous talent in our group and I can’t wait to see all the posts.  :)  You can find my link to the lovely Amy Grace, at the bottom of this post.  Each month I am blessed to share our days with a letter to Brooks.

Dear Brooks,

The month of December brings so much hope and wonder and excitement … I couldn’t wait to share this time with you.  One of our favorite traditions is our trip to Disneyland with Sky, Auntie and MomMom.  We were there on a perfect day … the on and off again light sprinkles kept the crowds away which meant no lines for our favorite rides.  We even had a chance to visit the new Cars Land and LOVED every bit of it.  A few other special first … first time riding the Monorail (we got to sit up front with the driver) and the first time to watch the fireworks show.  We figured out that 8 years old was a magical age for Disney because it meant that you were old enough to ride on any ride you wanted by yourself.  You could spin, flip, and fly to your hearts desire … and I got to watch the joy on your face as you rode the rides over and over and over.

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While you were busy with the rides, I saved the perfect spot for us on the parade route.  Pretzels and hot chocolate were a yummy treat while enjoying the magic of the parade.

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The hands down favorite part of the trip was the holiday firework show.  It’s been years since I’ve seen fireworks and I know for sure that no one does fireworks like Disney.  Simply spectacular!  I cried watching you watch the show.  And as soon as the show was over, it started to ‘snow’.  Pure Disney magic!

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Our December traditions took a turn when you started basketball.  You are soooo much fun to watch.  You totally float down the court with happiness and a giant smile on your face.  Before the first game started, I panicked a little bit … there were 6 baskets around your court (from practice) and I didn’t think you knew which baskets you were supposed to take shots on.  You figured it out just fine.  We’re half way through the season and you haven’t scored yet, but that doesn’t get you down, you keep working and shooting.  I know you’ll get your first one soon.  Go Suns!

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I love this image … the ref stopped the game to remind you that you had to dribble the ball down the court … not just run with it.  :)

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My little manly man got his first mani/pedi and you thought it was awesome!  Your nails look great and you’ve stopped picking at them.  I promise we’ll keep it up as often as you want.  I love having the company.

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After feeling bad about not keeping up with our usual holiday traditions, I offered to pile 5 of your friends in the car and head out for a crazy night of fun.  Our first stop was Starbucks for hot chocolate and cookies and then we were off to check out all the lights in the neighborhood.  I nearly peed my pants from laughing at you and the boys as we drove around.  I think the fact that no one wanted to be dropped off meant that it was a huge success!  I’m not sure if I’d be brave enough to do it again, but I’m glad you had so much fun.

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These next two make my heart swoon.  Finally!  You’ve always been a reader, you just never liked to read.  For the last couple of years, I had to fight with you to get you to at least read your books from your teacher.  Now I love seeing you all snuggled up reading in the mornings before school … every morning … without me ever asking you to do it.  I think my favorite is when you stop to share something funny that you’ve read.

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On the Friday before we went on break, I walked down the hall and found you taking such care to make sure your shirt for your class readers theater was just right.  Thank you for always bringing a smile to my face .

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The sad new reality … an armed police officer at our campus every day.

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My favorite little Grinch!  You did such a great job!  My class loved watching you in the performance … they all idolize you.   So much.  It’s the cutest thing.

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On Christmas Eve you found a very special note from Elfie!  He let you know that for just a few minutes the magic would be lifted and you could give Elfie a real goodbye hug.  It was priceless watching you say your goodbyes.

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Only one more thing to before we tucked you in … cookies and milk for Santa and carrots and special reindeer food for the reindeer.

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This year your Christmas wish list was pretty simple … army men and tanks, bey blades, ninjago lego sets and root beer.  As always, Santa did not disappoint … I think the root beer and hot tamales were your two favorite things.

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What’s December without our family bowling day!  You were a great little bowler with a couple strikes.

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The best part of our trip to Santa Barbara was the opportunity to meet sweet 5 month old Annie.  She loves to chase and play and snuggle with you.  We took her for a walk and snapped a few images of the two of you.

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Another addition to our Saturdays this month was the start of indoor soccer with your travel team.  You love the fast pace and quick action.  This weekend your team had a tough loss and it didn’t help that I pulled you out to sub … you were not very happy with me.

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Cousin Sky came back to SD with us for the second week of vacation.  One afternoon we got to hang out with my friend, Amy Grace, and her two gorgeous kiddos.  You loved the opportunity to share our field with them.

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We are now on the countdown to Hawaii!  Santa gave you this gear so you’re all set for some fun in the ocean, checking out all the cool tropical fish.  However, on Friday we had a little bump in the road toward our trip.  You are well aware that I have been diagnosed with lymphoma.  We’ve talked about it on and off for the last few months.  I figure you’ll ask the questions when you’re ready to hear more.  I think you’re doing OK with this, but about once a month you ask the really tough questions that I don’t have the answers for.  Just know that you are so loved.  On Friday I found out that the cancer has been growing and the Dr. doesn’t think we’ll be able to take our trip to Hawaii.  I will probably have to start treatments soon.  It was a super big shock to me because, as you know, I’m so healthy and strong right now.  We are lucky to be surrounded by so many beautiful friends who pray for us.  We are truly blessed.

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Part way through the month during a trip to the orthodontist, it was decided that you needed to have your front two teeth pulled to prepare you for an expander retainer that you’ll get next week.  Your teeth have been so slow to come out, you’ve only lost 2 others, so we were both super excited to see the big gap in your smile!  So darling.

I love you to the moon and back!
xoxo

Mommy

Be sure to continue on with my dear friend with Amy Grace | A Beautiful Life Photo.

If you missed the beginning, you can catch up on…
What Responsibility Looks Like
What the Last Days of Summer Looks Like
What Almost 7 Looks Like
What Making Memories Looks Like
What December Traditions Looks Like
What The Magic Of First Grade Looks Like

What Being a Tourist in My Own City Looks Like
What Easter Looks Like
What Remembering Looks Like
What A Day At The Fair Looks Like
What Our Everyday Looks Like
What Love Looks Like
What Choosing Joy Looks Like

January 7, 2013 - 8:09 am

Ginger Unzueta - Jules,
I seriously have loved following this project since you started it and your letters to Brooks are just the most precious gift I could think of him to have. I cannot pick a favorite picture as so many grabbed at me this month. I loved seeing you guys at Disney…we did the Disney World version here over the holidays with all the cousins,so I know how magical it is. And wow, I loved seeing him and his interaction with Sky on Christmas morning. The grinch pictures are to die for..and of course, those sweet sweet puppy pictures..but i am left looking at the scuba pictures, and how awesome they are ..and left praying, praying you guys get to go. Oh, how I hope it all works out for you in so many ways Jules. Much love as you start this New Year. I look forward to continuing to follow this amazing project. It always blows me away…really! xo

January 7, 2013 - 8:47 am

nicole kilby - I love this project and would like to join. Would you be able to give me any more info? Ive looked around and cant find any details. thanks!
Nicole

January 7, 2013 - 10:18 am

amy grace - jules, i could never, ever, ever tire of that sweet boy’s face. without the words, even without the story, the way he looks at you says everything about the love you two share, the way he trusts you, feels joy with you, can be himself…it’s all there, plain, miraculous, abundant, real. every simple corner of your life is lit with such light. i feel the happiness, the presence, the gratitude. you two are like sunshine, and you look like a gorgeous beach. i despise the news you’ve gotten, and i wish with everything in me that it will somehow change, or hold off, or disappear. there are all kinds of miracles, and you deserve every kind, but i know that you see your life as one. the way you live is such a gift to him. watching brooks throw his heart into his sports, his family, animals, disney, LIFE. it lifts me up. it really does. huge love, wishes, prayers, and admiration my friend.

January 7, 2013 - 10:48 am

Stacey Woods - Oh Jules. So much love. You are such a blessing to your son, and to all of us. Praying that it’s possible for you to make your trip to Hawaii, and that 2013 brings peace and healing to you. xoxo

January 7, 2013 - 11:10 am

Debbie W - I really enjoy staring (yep, not just looking) at each one of your image, Jules. They really capture the moment that’s happening on that time. Brooks is a handsome little lad and I so love his freckles! Hugs to you and your family. I hope to be able to do this project too someday.

January 7, 2013 - 11:25 am

Summer Murdock - Jules, Brooks is a lucky boy to have you document your lives in the way you do! “The happiest place on earth” images LOVE. I love that place and every time we go I never seem to be able to capture it. (might have something to do with the double stroller I have to push around hehe) But seriously, such happiness and life you always capture! The basketball, the dog and the light, the flippers and snorkel…love!

January 7, 2013 - 11:47 am

Kelsey - Love, love, love all that you shared here (and it was a lot!). What a full and special month you two have had. And it appears Brooks may be getting more mani-pedis than me, but whatever. ;) Still hoping Hawaii is a go. Fingers, toes and anything else I have two of crossed!

January 7, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Kara May - Omgosh what a magical post with a letter to your sweet boy included. He’s going to cherish these Jules!! I love hearing such sweet things this festive month and the time you spent with your son. I think my favorite part was the commentary and the sweet look on Brooks face when the ref told him that he has to ‘dribble and not just run with the ball’. I laughed out loud…love that age. So so sweet. Can’t wait to get to know you better through this project!

January 7, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Wendy VonSosen - Jules, beautiful! A few things that I loved as soon as I scrolled. B’s scrunched basketball socks that are too long for his cute little legs. His tongue sticking out of the gap in his teeth. Your cute cute haircut. That beautiful light falling on his little freckled face as he’s reading. (How I hope for the day when W will have the desire to do the same). And those cute legs in the flippers. Precious. You both deserve that trip to Hawaii so I pray that it will work out for you to go soon. Love xoxo

January 7, 2013 - 1:28 pm

shalonda - oh jules…i smile each month see’ing the pure and utter “wonderful-ness” of childhood in mr b’s eyes…even though i have never met y’all i swear i can imagine the sound of his laughter (especially in that bowling shot, ha). what a full month y’all had…well actually what a FULL LIFE YALL SHARE! as much as i swoon at every image you post i can only sit in amazement as the though of brooks looking through them as an adult. i just love you jules and it tears me apart to hear that the hawaii trip might not happen now, as you had planned but no matter what know that YOUR LIGHT IS SHINING SO BRIGHT and so many are praying for you friend xoxo

January 7, 2013 - 1:31 pm

brenda - First and most importantly I’m sending you all the prayers I can in hopes that you can take the trip and you won’t have to start treatment. Please please let me know if I can do anything for you!!

I love seeing your world. Your photos just show how much love you both have for each other. Brooks is one special little boy and such a sweet soul. I swooned over his slouchy basketball socks. You capture those special details that will soon be grown out of.

And I may be pushing it but I think you all need a dog. Every time I see photos of him and a puppy, he is just beyond giddy and he would be so wonderful with on. Just saying…. :)

January 7, 2013 - 2:16 pm

shannon sewell - this is one of the most lovely “letters to my son” that I have ever seen!!! perfect!!!

January 7, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Jenny Cruger - Amazing! I loved reading this and staring at these images. so magical and I just love that he will look back on all of these letters and images one day and they will be so important and special to him. I love that words and images can hold such special value.

January 7, 2013 - 7:02 pm

Lindsey Bergstrom - Jules…these are so full of life and living it to the fullest. Brooks has THE best smile and I can see his love for you is bigger than he can comprehend at this age.

I am praying for you both that you can go on the trip together. Lovely captures and beautiful words.
xoxo

January 7, 2013 - 7:06 pm

Adele Humphries - Jules you are the most amazing story-telling photographer. Your images and blog have kept me captivated each time i look. I am hoping and praying for positive news for you and Brooks in the coming weeks and months so that your dream vacation to Hawaii can take place. x

January 7, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Sarah c - I am always grinning ear to ear after reading through your posts. You really make me aspire to be a better mother. You have such an amazing way of making what might seem mundane to others just magical and I love seeing so much of you in all your photos!! It motivates me to be better about it myself!! Your little man is going to seriously be besides himself when he is old enough to really grasp how special these posts and images are!! Love you friend!!

January 8, 2013 - 8:28 am

Jasmine Sargent - Ahhh tears, Jules. This is such an amazing gift that you are giving to him. Every single shot is priceless and will always be priceless to him. Love to you both!

January 8, 2013 - 10:48 am

Jen - This has melted my heart. These letters are the most priceless gift you could give a child. So much love to you, Jules!!!

January 8, 2013 - 12:51 pm

gina - Beautiful, jules, simply beautiful.

January 8, 2013 - 1:18 pm

leah - i love seeing photos of your life with that sweet boy. hope to someday meet you two! love how you document your adventures together. what a fun month! too many faves to list…. xo

January 8, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Tamara - Jules you have a beautiful way with words and your images are priceless. Love your posts and they always bring a smile. Praying for you and Brooks that it is possible for your Hawaii trip to occur.

January 8, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer} - Jules I always adore your posts. you and Brooks seem to have the time of your lives all the time. Brooks is so blessed to have you as a Mom, you are one cool Momma! Glad you had a great Disney trip, it truly is magical!

January 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

tamsen - lov you Jules… I think of you and Brooks often and pray you’ll get the news that you can still go on your trip! XO

January 10, 2013 - 11:20 am

Jobrina Hofleit - can not believe i am just now getting caught-up on reading this post of yours! i never know what to say because i feel as if i’m always repeating myself (with much great reason to), you have been from day one such an inspiration to me jules, first as a colleague, then a friend and then as a mommy! the way you are able to put out there the words for b, always hits home for me, i feel like we have this bond because of our boys and it’s such a wonderful feeling!!!! you and b are constantly in my thoughts and i mean CONSTANTLY, and i will make us meeting up happen this summer…the summer of 2013, mark my words!!!! :-) i love and adore each and every image in this post, that image of b and your mom on the ride….so priceless!!!!! and seriously it snowed after the fireworks!?!? it does not get more magical than that!!!! and love b’s front teeth gap, another thing he and r have in common (raney to this day has still only lost his two front bottom teeth), so afraid the “pulling” part is coming for us also! and b hugging elfi, was am soooo stealing that idea….beyond priceless!!!!!! xoxo

January 13, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Leslie - Can’t say enough wonderful things about your letter to Brooks…WOW WOW WOW…and your photography of course is out of this world. Such great work. I just have to know…what kind of puppy is that. Could look at those photos all day every day. Thanks for being a little part of my Sunday.

February 4, 2013 - 6:07 am

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July 2, 2013 - 9:32 pm

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san diego family photographer | just us twelve times | december 2012

This month wraps up my second year to complete one of my favorite projects .. just us!  As I’ve learned all to well, it’s so important to get yourself in the photo, too.  If you haven’t started, please make a promise to yourself and your children to include yourself in your photos with your family!  I have many of my images from the last two years hung as gorgeous canvases around my house.  They always make me smile!  Thanks for my wonderful group that shared this journey with me this year!  Love you girls!!!  xoxo

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Please continue on through the circle with Suzanne Carey.

Just Us Twelve Times

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December 6, 2012 - 7:13 am

Carey Pace - Love. There are no other words. Just love love LOVE.

December 6, 2012 - 9:15 am

Suzanne Carey - As always, you look fantastic Jules! I love the pics with Santa. Your son is just the cutest thing ever! I have love/hated this project, but so glad that I have some pictures with my kids this year. If it were not for this project, I probably would not have any.

December 6, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Ginger Unzueta - every month i am just awe struck by the beauty of your just us posts. gorgeous!!

December 6, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Tamsen - I loe these!!! How do you always get the cutest shots?

December 6, 2012 - 11:34 pm

Gail Pomare - hehehe. you look so good on a jolly fat guys knee… is that prophetic? haha.

I love your connection, and I really love your sweater ha! happy days to you. xoxo

December 7, 2012 - 7:44 am

celeste jones - I love this, and look at you on santa’s lap too. :)

December 9, 2012 - 4:13 pm

hope - sssooooooo fun!!! love these. u 2 are so cute together. hope you guys have a fantastic christmas!!

xoxo

December 9, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Christineb - I probably say it every time… you are both so adorable! I hope you both have a wonderful Christmas!!

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We ended up with four images of us together this month.  The first two are from Halloween day … our school parade and just before we were off to trick or treat!

Optimus Prime and the Garden Fairy …

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And these next two are the before and after shots at the Color Run last weekend.  We had a blast!!

You can see more fun from the San Diego 5k Color Run on this post.

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Sorry that the four of these aren’t much for creative posing, but I was just looking to grab a quick shot.  :)

Please continue on through the circle with Suzanne Carey.

Just Us Twelve Times

San Diego Family Photographer | Facebook

November 8, 2012 - 8:51 am

Gail Pomare - Wow, not only are these WONDERFUL and fun and awesome, but boy you can really see the results of your hard work this year. Amazing transformation Jules. You guys are gorgeous. (love that garden fairy costume)

November 8, 2012 - 8:55 am

Suzanne Carey - You made a gorgeous fairy Jules and your little man was a very handsome Transformer. :) I am always inspired by your lovely pictures together and that you make a point to do them! A true inspiration!

November 9, 2012 - 6:58 am

Misty Setzler - Jules you look fantastic! And what a serious optimus prime! Love the color run photos just a great cause and such a FUN event!

November 9, 2012 - 8:58 am

celestejones - you two are so awesome! he’s catching up w/you Jules:)

san diego child photographer | what choosing joy looks like | october 2012

I wasn’t too sure I’d participate in the circle this month because I didn’t think I had a creative set of images to share.  When I opened the files, I decided I’d go ahead and post what I had because these will still be important to the one who matters the most … Brooks.  These are still the memories I want him to remember and think back on with fond memories.  This month I decided to choose joy, inspired by Ashley of lilbooblue who also battled cancer.  I bought a beautiful necklace and some wristbands to share from Ashley’s shop  … both with the phrase … choose joy.  This has helped to reshape my days with a positive attitude.

Dear Brooks,

Each day you teach me so much.  You are the reason I choose to live with grace and joy.  You are the one who brings smile and laughter into every day.   Thank you!

I just have one quick snap of your second grade performance with Mr. Lee.  You and  your classmates did a great job singing!

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Every chance you get, before and after soccer, you love to shoot a few hoops.  It always cracks me up to see your ‘style’ as you shoot!  You are starting basketball this week and I hope you continue to love it and hopefully you still love the game.

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You did a great job representing your team as team captain.  The season wraps up this next weekend and I couldn’t be more proud of you and your team.  Pretty impressive to finish your first season together as the runner up of your division.  You play with such a fierce passion!  Your speed and endurance is nearly unbeatable in defense.  Great job!

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You always set such a good example of choosing joy.  Whenever I see you with your friends, you are all so happy.  I have no idea what you all are always laughing at and maybe I don’t want to know, but I love seeing you so happy.  Here you are with your buddies, just before the school Halloween parade.

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And a few from your class party.

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We couldn’t let the day end without a few pics with you and your best buddies.

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After school, we went straight to our traditional Halloween party at Ms. Veronika’s house.  We’ve celebrated Halloween with this crew every year … love our friends!

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To continue on with our busy week, we celebrated your 8th birthday with dinner out with your friends.  You three are SILLY!  So so SILLY!  You shared the Gangnam style video with them during dinner then the three of you decided to put on your own dance show … right in front of all the people at the Commons.  It was hysterical!

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Your birthday weekend was wrapped up with the Color Run 5K.  Of course we were the early birds so we had great parking and had a chance to walk around and meet up with people before the run.  When we ended up on the front line of the start line, you decided that you wanted to run this on your own … I was just too slow for you.  At the start of the event, you were off like a shot!  You totally left me in the dust.  It was fun to cheer you on at the turn around point.  I cut out part of the race so I could run to the car and grab my camera to catch you come across the finish line.  You ended up being the 11th finisher overall.   It was an awesome experience to share with you!

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Before …. (you thought it was so funny that I was wearing a tutu to run in … I agree, but when else do you get to wear a tutu … it was a first for me).

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Thanks for bringing so much joy into my life!

Love you!!

Mommy

Be sure to continue on with my dear friend with Sarah Cornish | My 4 Hens.

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November 5, 2012 - 8:35 am

shalonda - jules you are so amazing and a true inspiration of being strong, being an incredible mother and BEING POSITIVE, thank you for that friend i have a feeling that is exactly why GOd brought you into my life xoxo
ps love the soccer ball and cleats shooting hoops

November 5, 2012 - 9:26 am

MomMom - This is such a great story of Joy in your life. You and Brooks bring Joy into my life also. Thank you for sharing your wonderful busy month. The color run looks like amazing fun.

November 5, 2012 - 11:38 am

Sarah c - I am so happy that you decided to post this month sweety! I know you have had so much on your plate but your posts bring everyone so much Joy! I love that you hopped in some of the photos something I don’t do much of myself and really need to do!! You should seriously wear tutus everyday lol!!!! You look sooooo cute!! Just gorgeous as always my sweet friend!!

November 5, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Kelsey - What, are you kidding? These are fantastic. Especially love Brooks and his gangman style buddies. He is adorable – and he has this amazing light that appears to be shining from within him in each of these photos! So enjoyed this post. :)

November 5, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Lindsey - Jules, I think you have clearly chosen JOY. Brooks seems to just exude JOY…I am sure he gets that from you. So inspired by you and hope to take a page from you book on choosing goodness to celebrate. Love that. My favorite image is the one of Brooks and his friends all hugging…too cute and well you can see he is so loved.

November 6, 2012 - 7:11 pm

Roy - Hi Jules, stumbled across your blog by chance.
The photos are incredible…Brooks is a lucky kid, you seem like a super cool mom!

Wishing you a fast and full recovery.

Your friend in NYC.
–Roy

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It’s been exactly one month today, since my diagnosis with stage 3 follicular lymphoma.  As you can imagine it’s totally rocked my world.  Discovering I’ve got cancer has been the biggest heartbreak I’ve ever experienced , but along with that heartbreak has come immeasurable gifts of love, friendship, humility, forgiveness and prayer.  If you can believe it, I am so incredibly at peace and happy right now.  I have been blessed with the support and love of the photography community and my own local school community.  In addition to clean eating, I’ve started going to a yoga studio 4 days a week and a barre studio 2 days a week.  It’s amazing how much clarity you can walk away with after a yoga class.  I only wish I had started all of this so long ago.  I am so much more aware of what triggers my stress and I’m mindful to release it and avoid it.  Thankfully I’m feeling healthy still and I hope this practice of mind and body health will help me continue on for as long as possible.  I’m choosing to live in the present and  to find joy and grace in each day … and with that decision comes so much peace and happiness.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers!  It’s truly lifted me through some very hard days.  xoxo

On to today’s post … Brooks tagged along at a mini session with one of my favorite families last weekend, so I asked the sweet momma to snap a few of the two of us for today’s post.

 

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October 11, 2012 - 5:04 am

Ginger Unzueta - oh Jules, the pictures you capture each month always leave me a bit envious!! they are amazing!!! really…what a collection you have now!! you are in my prayers always. you truly are a living inspiration in so many ways. so blessed to know you in the small way i do. big hugs!

October 11, 2012 - 7:28 am

Misty Setzler - So glad you are finding a peace and happy place, and you have such lovely people caring for you and Brooks! BTW you look hot on a photo shoot… I always look like a hot mess

October 11, 2012 - 8:46 am

Allison Jacobs - You guys look amazing! Love the yellow jacket against the flowers…what another fabulous set of images of the two of you together. <3 So glad to hear you are feeling the love of those surronding you and have peace in your heart.

October 11, 2012 - 9:22 am

Gail Pomare - okay, STOP.
That yellow jacket is smokin! and combined with all the other gorgeousness it’s.just.too.awesome.for.words.

I’m so thankful your heart is full with an embarrassment of blessings. Long my your choices of good health keep you in good health.

-aroha.

October 11, 2012 - 9:50 am

tina million - these pics brought tears to my eyes. You are still as pretty inside and out as you were oh so many years ago when my babies had you for 1st grade :)

ps- I agree the yellow jacket is stunning against the flowers
pss- always thinking about you and praying for you too

October 11, 2012 - 11:04 am

krista keller - Seriously, you look that good after a photo session? I am usually a big hot mess when I after a shoot – Usually pulling prickers out of my shoes and hair….These photos are amazing! I can feel your peace and your love for Brooks in them. Kudos to the sweet mama who shot them for you. We are all here for you as you move forward with this journey. I hope you print the very last picture out and take it with you every time you go to the doctor. That picture would give me a ton of strength.

October 11, 2012 - 12:35 pm

tamsen - these are so beautiful!!! the people, the location, the colors! we love you Jules- praying that you will continue to fell strong and healthy for Brooks!

October 11, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Suzanne Carey - Jules, you truly look amazing and your son is just as cute as ever! The colors in these images are just amazing. They are so rich and vibrant with life, which is reminds me of you. I don’t know you personally but obvious you are an amazing woman based on the amazing support and outreach from the photography community. It has been amazing to behold. Thinking of ya!

October 11, 2012 - 8:57 pm

gina - love these photos and love you! let’s do beach photos next time you’re in town!

October 12, 2012 - 6:53 am

celestejones - I love see you two together Jules. <3

October 12, 2012 - 8:54 am

Debbie Wibowo - Hugs to you Jules and Brooks. You look so happy and radiant in the pics. <3 <3

October 12, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Christina Claus - These are beautiful! I hope I can experience the great relationship between you and your sweet boy with my own boys when they’re that age! :) He looks like such a sweetheart!

October 13, 2012 - 7:28 am

Christineb - Gorgeous as always. I have been thinking about you so much lately. I am so sad about all that you are going through. Your attitude through this adversity is inspirational. Stay strong sweetie!!

October 13, 2012 - 11:35 am

Val Spring - You guys are the cutest Mom + Son duo I have ever met! I am positive that your strength, attitude and way of living will make a huge difference on the outcome of your illness. I’m so inspired by the way you are dealing with this, my friend! You are amazing, seriously amazing! And you are one gorgeous girl. Lots and lots of hugs to you both!

October 13, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Rachel C. - I am praying for you and Brooks. You guys have been on my mind a lot lately.