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Mom of five lovely daughters, wife of one dashing man. Born in Utah, grew up in Oregon, live in Georgia.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"All that"

Occasionally my girls accuse each other of being "all that." I usually try to defend the person being accused by explaining that they ARE all that, and that it's not bad to think you are cool. I want so badly for my girls to grow up with a positive self image. They are beautiful, talented girls and I would love for them to embrace all the wonderful things about themselves. Not that they are better than anyone else, but that independent of anyone or anything they are AWESOME. And the older my girls get the more I realize that I need to model the behavior I want them to develop. And that's hard. Sometimes I get bogged down with discouragement and self-criticism, especially about the way I look. But after reading this post I'm recommiting myself to loving who I am. And in the NieNie spirit I went and did a little photo shoot with myself. And I have to admit that I'm totally "all that." :) And that getting the right lighting makes a BIG difference in how you look in photos!!

12 comments:

Andrea said...

You are "all that"!! You just had your 5th girl and you look amazing.

Shana said...

You are so cute! And I agree. What a great attitude!! :) You look gorgeous and it amazes me how much your girls look like you!! IT is insane! :)

Nisa said...

Always thought you were/are/will be!

Audra said...

Feels good to be honest with yourself doesn't it. You, my dear, are gorgeous. And I too loved that post by cjane. I liked how she said that beauty is fleeting so why not enjoy it while we have it?!

Sally said...

Look at you being such a good example of a healthy self image! It's hard, isn't it? I used to read NieNie's blog and wonder what it would be like to feel that comfortable with myself to take all those pictures. Now I'm so glad she did!

Jen said...

It is amazing what good light does. Your face just has a pretty glow in these pictures. I so agree about having a positive self image.

Michelle Pyne said...

Beautiful pictures! Your worth is incalculable!

Emma said...

You are beautiful! I love the profile shot!

Elaine said...

yea! baby.

Melissa said...

I worry about body image issues with my girl too... It's difficult! But you are GORGEOUS!

Great post.

Natalie said...

Good for you (and your girls!) I love that you're rockin the red lipstick! And the side shot is a good one...pretty profile!

You are beautiful inside and out.

SusieQ said...

I love your self-portraits!