33/52“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

Sammy: Early in the morning, waiting for his friends to visit the Natural History Museum.

Emma: Twelve weeks old and practicing sitting. She’s growing so fast!

Society6 update

S6-updateHi there! I updated my Society6 account with a few new illustrations and patterns. You are able to order a variety of illustrated products like iPhone cases/skins, pillows, t-shirts, mugs, wall clocks and more.  Recently, they also added the option to order printed shower curtains and duvet covers. How cool is that? :)

xx ~ Oana


“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

Sammy + Emma:  She is starting to respond to his silliness and squeaky voice with smiles and sometimes laughs. I love seeing them slowly interact with each other!


moments like these
moments like theseA few days ago, it suddenly came to me that I don’t really have recent pictures with the kids and me.  And that’s mainly my own fault since I rarely feel ready or pretty enough for pictures. Focusing on these silly things, I lose the chance to capture some of those special moments with my little ones that I will certainly treasure like crazy in ten, twenty, thirty years.  I am also sure that I won’t remember or notice how messy my hair looked or that I didn’t wear makeup.  So that day I just grabbed the camera, a tripod and a remote and snapped a few pictures. Sammy was happy to help with a few as well.  Jeremy wasn’t home at that time and I wanted to take advantage of the fact that both kids were pretty happy and content.
It’s easy to get lost in the daily things, chores or lack of sleep and forget to pause for a bit. Yes, we are going through a hard stage right now, but such a beautiful one, too. And, while I definitely can’t pause time when I want to (I wish I could!), these are moments that I always want to remember.
These two little ones … they just make my heart burst with love and gratitude.  I am so blessed to be their mama.