2018…

our 2018 in tiny one second little snippets. I love this way of documenting. I love seeing our everyday moments all gathered together. this is us. we are here. we are living and doing and loving and crying and laughing and through it all… we are here & we just keep going. After not documenting 2017 it feels good to document our lives again……

Reflecting…

Watching and rewatching this video makes me think of my life as a mother. These simple moments. This is probably the 10th. blog post that I have tried to write on the subject of our oldest daughter cutting us out of her life. She pulled away from our family in August, it is now November, it is still just as heartbreaking as it was…

broken dishwaher…

  it has been a very busy couple of weeks & the next few weeks until June are only going to get busier & fuller. We just celebrated Easter on the most beautiful day, my grandma turned 93 & we all got to be together to celebrate, Mikayla just turned 18, Sophia will soon turn 6, Mikayla will graduate high school, Jarred will turn…

Jan-february so far…

well, not doing so hot keeping up to date with my daily posts. been doing pretty good with my photo a day, just not posting them, its ok, cant win them all. ha. January 23… just waiting on the cookies. my little cutie. these blurry photos, these mean so much to me. I imagine that when Sophia is grown & our last child leaves…

Winter concert 2017…

Valentine’s Day 2017, Mikayla’s last winter concert of high school!! They blow. Me. Away. Every time. Mikayla had a few solos this concert & she did amazing. This was her first concert being asked to stand after her solo. Seriously, made me cry.     Amazing job mikayla & the Millard west band. I will miss these days.

marching season 2016…

2016, Mikayla’s final marching band season!! for days I have been gathering photos & videos from this past marching season & I think I am finally ready to put them all together. I am only missing a few videos from early practices that I lost when my phone died on me. oh well, not going to stress about the few videos I lost because…

the beggining of 2017…

  beginnings…. so, this year I have committed to trying to take a photo a day. a 365 day project. ok, so technically I decided on January 4th. to do this project so I guess it is a 361 day project but close enough. ha. but seriously, I am looking forward to making this project happen, even on the days where I am uninspired…

It has been way too long!! I guess we’ve been busy living life & I haven’t found the time to write it all down in awhile. I have prom & birthdays & photo sessions. Big stories & little stories to tell. But for now, I will share a few memories just sitting in my  phone… Summer.  Lots & lots of swimming.  Alex graduated high…

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,…

mermaids…

Right now… You take Biggs with you wherever you go. You dress him up. You hug him. You  chase him & he loves you through it all. You got a new play kitchen & little pink microwave & cash register for your birthday & you love them.          You are definitely the silliest little person I know. A few days ago we got a…