New books: 16 ( 6,376 pages )
Ina Taylor, The Edwardian Lady
Uwem Akpan, Say You’re One of Them
Brandon Mull, Beyonders: Chasing the Prophecy
Diana Peterfreund, For Darkness Show the Stars
Brandon Sanderson, Beyond Elysium / Firstborn
Brandon Sanderson, Alloy of Law
Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance
Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist
James Dashner, The Maze Runner
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
Sam Kean, The Tale of the Deuling Neurosurgeons
Nicholas Evans, Dying Words
Young-ha Kim, Your Republic is Calling You
Kate Danley, The Woodcutter
Robin Hobb, Assassin’s Apprentice
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Right after Evan was born, Jarom’s grandma took us shopping at Ikea and got us, among other awesome things, a stuffed fox. It was so cute and photogenic that I took a lot of pictures of Evan with it when he was little, and then I brought it with us to our first family photos later that year.
And the next year’s family photos…
But not in 2012.
I honestly just forgot that time. It didn’t even cross my mind.
We also didn’t bring the fox with us to the hospital when we had Christian. I should have, as it would have been something that each kid had a picture with. Again, didn’t even cross my mind.
But then a few months ago, I got to thinking… what if the fox is Christian?
Not literally, of course. That would be weird.
What if the fox in our pictures is there to represent Christian? That’s why no fox in 2012 – I was pregnant at the time. That’s why no fox at the hospital – Christian was there himself.
So this year, we took the fox with us for family pictures, knowing it was there to stand in for Christian.