I have been a fan of sprinkles since my oldest, Clark was just two years old. When Clark was in the fourth grade I inadvertently gave him his very own bottle of SPRINKLES*. Together we discovered that sprinkles possess a magical quality that spreads happiness.
The sprinkles page at stacyjulian.com is all about sharing the magic of sprinkles. Every Monday morning, you’ll find a new sprinkle — some little thing to add to your to-do list. As you make time for these sprinkles and perhaps even make time to report back, you’ll be reminded that the littlest things can make a big difference.
Be sure to check back Monday.
In the meantime, I’ll fill you in on the FUN photo above. At the end of April, I invited one of my favorite photographers, Brian Smith to come to my house for a photo shoot. I knew I would need beautiful images for this sprinkles page (and I’m working on another cool *sprinkles* surprise too.) Anyway, Brian agreed to come and he brought his adorable wife and able assistant, Shokko with him. I had emailed Shokko a long list of wishful shots I hoped to get, and on the list was a shot of each of my children with sprinkles. The hours flew by as we worked through our shot list. All was going well, until we realized on day two, just after 3:00pm that we had forgotten to include Clark. He was scheduled to go first, but we somehow overlooked him. I quickly called his cell only to discover he was headed to an “away” soccer game. I couldn’t see anyway that we could get him home in time–or at all. Brian must have seen the disappointment in my eyes, because he then asked, “Where exactly is this high school?”
Within minutes we were piled in my van, camera in tow, headed to Central Valley High School. We pulled into the side entrance just barely in front of the athletic bus. The soccer team was lined up waiting. I hopped out of the car, grabbed Clark (who gave me his “are you kidding me mom” look) and Brian took 20+ shots in about 3 minutes flat.
This mini miracle of capturing Clark with sprinkles on his tongue (along with many other tender mercies) has convinced me that anything can happen and the universe really does conspire to help us accomplish good things. Trust me, this is going to be FUN.
*Click on the page “The Sprinkles Story” in the sidebar to hear the original 4th grade story.