|Aiden’s first year|
When I think back on the first year of Little A’s life, my eyes fill with tears. It was a blessed year.
Even though it was not without hardship – above all else it was 365 days of amazement, because he was now in our lives. As many of you know, my husband is a U.S. Navy Veteran and during that year, we were separated due to work ups and then a long deployment. Giving birth without him by my side was difficult, but being apart afterwards was even harder.
By grace, we overcame space and time, with courage and an overwhelming desire to carry each other through the trial of separation. To keep Mr. Smith as much a part of our everyday at home, I snapped pictures daily of Little A and what we were up to. I sent pictures via email and good old fashioned mail, writing stories to accompany them. He did not miss a moment!
Pictures are incredible; they can convey a magnitude and one image can conjure up so many different emotions. Some of the funniest photos of Little A are equally some of the most precious and cherished by Mr. Smith. They brought enormous joy and light into his world, while out to sea and away from his loved ones.
|Little A watching a video of daddy, during his deployment.|
|The color IS right on these pictures – my husband had a major burn when he came home.|
|Little A’s 1st Birthday|
I was recently given the opportunity to review the new 11 x14 Lay-Flat photobook by Snapfish and with a year of cherished memories captured in photographs, I knew just what pictures I wanted to use. Making a photobook to treasure for a long time to come is a special way to look back on a life changing year.
The process of creating Little A’s book was too cool. I had a blast picking the pictures, the background, the theme, fonts, and adding all the captions. It was incredibly easy and rewarding to make. Once I completed my order, I was super excited to receive it in the mail. When it arrived – I squealed with anticipation!
Oh, is it ever beautiful! The high-gloss exterior is gorgeous and the photo quality is really good. I’m so impressed with the entire book, I just had to share it with you (it wasn’t required of me to post about my review, but I asked if I could!!) The lay-flat style turns as smoothly as a magazine and the layout design is so eye-catching. Our new photobook is a real gem; Mr. Smith and I have looked through it more than a few times since we received it – reliving the moments, telling stories and beaming with pride over our angel and the wonderment of his life.
For more info on lay-flat photobooks visit snapfish.com
HP provided me with a discount to review this product, and I was under no obligation to review if I so chose or write a post about it. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the discount of the product.