Sometimes real life isn’t pretty. Sometimes it’s clutter and mess and pjs during the day. But I’ve learned that you can’t make special moments happen only when your house is clean and your kids are dressed in their best clothes. Special moments happen all the time, and if we wait until everything is “perfect” we will miss them. When my girls wanted to take pictures of daddy making pancakes “like mommy does” how could I not capture that? It makes me smile, and that’s way more important to me than the messy kitchen and mismatched clothes. That’s all just part of the story.