2016…

you know that feeling, when you know you are dreaming, the best dream & you can feel yourself beginning to wake & you don’t want to have to leave this beautiful dream. you close your eyes real tight & try to will yourself back into that time & place of your dream. yep, that one. usually those dreams I am with people that are…

missing moments. march thru may 2016

little bits & huge moments in our lives. sometimes I want to write it all down, other times all I can do is just try to keep up with life. looking back now, there are so many little & big moments missing from this blog, from the record of our daily lives. this space, it holds everything I hold close in my heart &…

our girl is 17…

I know. it is august, but back in April  our beautiful girl turned 17. 17!!!!! a few nights before her birthday we set out for our annual “birthday photo shoot” I don’t know if we can ever top ’16’, those balloons & those gorgeous trees but this year, I think we did pretty good too. party hats, 17, epic skies & silhouettes… we left,…

five…

you at five… how do I even begin? you are sunshine. spunk. wonder. amazement. innocence. growth. inquisitive. hysterical. sincere. sweet. loving. thoughtful. you are one of a kind little girl. you love your family, to pieces. you listen to every word, all of it, I watch you take it all in & you remember EVERYTHING. you will tell me a story about something that…

17…

Mikayla & I had decided a few weeks before her birthday that we weren’t going to have a party. we figured, she is turning 17, that might be too old to have a big slumber party with your friends. a few days later I realized how sad I was about that. it would be the first year that we didn’t have a big celebration…

December 2015…

  this was our first year with our new tree Wilbur. poor little Fred was our tree for 10 years & this year, he didn’t make it. we are looking up tips on how to take care of Wilbur & see that he thrives. he is such a pretty little tree… grammy got Sophia a special little tree to have in her room. seeing…

2015…

2015, in 7 minutes. just one week left of 2015 & I am ready to close the door & open a new one. the years keep passing. minutes flying bye. we grow, we laugh, we cry. I’m just so thankful we get to do it all together…  

19 & 4…

it is hard to believe that this year, 2015, our oldest turned 19 & our youngest 4. a little 4 year old photo shoot… she saw the ice cream truck.. our 4 year old, little miss personality… I don’t post many of the outtake pictures. a lot of my shots are of her back, while she is running away from me. or her face,…

16…

wow. seriously, 16? a few days before her birthday we took these photos. I love them. I love her & we had so much fun this day… on her birthday Sophia & I did a little chalking in the driveway to welcome her sister home from school & grammy mary got to come over to help us celebrate her big day… later we were…

Easter 2015…

I know. I write this every year after Easter… & I will write it over & over again I am sure…. Easter is my jam. Easter means so much to me. Easter means happy memories. traditions & laughter & family & good times. Easter means the belief in new life. the belief in resurrection. the belief that we all have a purpose whether we know…