Friday, September 18, 2015

June...Gotch 2015

Eight years ago today we were blessed in a way we never could have imagined or dreamed in our wildest dreams when this sweet baby girl was placed in our arms.......




I am honored to be her mother and can't imagine my life with out her.  She brings all of us joy and happiness and her smile and laughter can light up a room.  Happy Gotcha Day to our June-bug.  We love you with all our hearts.


And to my sweet Kendall who wishes that she could have a Gotcha day and a Birthday....I love you with all my heart and soul too:)
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Homework.  It is that time of year again.  Homework.  Kendall had her first homework assignment, "All about Me".  Over the years we have had to complete many of these assignments in our house.  Finally, after 5 kids I have learned a little something and I let Kendall complete the project all by herself.  Of course I printed the pictures off of the computer, but she did everything else all by herself.  It took a few days, but she worked just a little everyday afterschool until it was complete.  This was a long time coming for me and my Type A the past I may have coached too hard and worried too much about what the final product looked like, but I guess that is all part of the journey of parenthood.  It is a journey and five kids have given me a lot of practice, a lot of mistakes, a lot of successes, and a lot of  love.

Here is to the rest of the journey.






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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Baby Em...

Well here she is...Baby Emerson.  This shoot was a long time coming and then a long time editing.  Let's just say too long.  However, long or not she sure was sweet and so was her big brother.  Thanks Chris and Lindsey for letting continue to photograph your beautiful family.








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Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer wildflowers...

To say Summer is flying by is an understatement. In less than a month my people will be starting back to school and by the last week of August I will be child free for the first time in over 8 years.  It makes me sad and happy at the same time.  I am sure I will miss my constant companion, but I look forward to a new routine and catching up on some of the chaos I have burried  in my closets and cabinets.  I also have about 5 painting projects just waiting for me in the garage!  The best news is that I am giving up my weekend schedule for a few days during the week so we can have more family time.  Finally, I hope to catch up on a backload of pictures that I have filed away for a rainy day.  Here is to a new adventure....

And since my posts would be super boring with out a picture or two...Kendall and some wildflowers she picked on a walk at the cabin.



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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Around the cabin....

Just a rainy day at the cabin, relaxing and working on pictures, two things I don't get to do much.






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Monday, July 6, 2015

Chipmunk fun...

I don't know about you, but I love chipmunks, they are so stink'n cute.  Kendall and June think so too.  It just so happens if you feed them ALL the time they end up liking you, well at least tolerate you while the prepare for Winter.  Kendall set up a feeding station for her little buddies and they were circling her little toes.  At one point she may have had 4 chipmunks in her graspe.  Watching her just made me smile because she was having so much fun playing with these cuties.




It is a rainy day at the cabin...I may even post twice.  What can I say I live on the wildside.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

End of the school year..

The end of the school year is upon us and as usual I am happy and sad at the same time.  I love the somewhat organized chaos of the school year, but I look forward to the warm, restfull summer days.  I am looking forward to our time at the beach and our time at the cabin and am ready to embrace the dog days of summer....maybe I will even find time to pull out the camera and blog.  A girl can dream right?



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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

June...First Communion

My heart overflows when I look at these pictures, for so many reasons...what it means to June to make her First Holy Communion, how she has prepared her heart, how sweet and innocent she is, how beautiful she is, and how blessed I am to be her mom. I love her so very much.









I was so glad to have time with her this weekend, we walked and talked while we took pictures and enjoyed the warm weather.  Usually, June does not like to be infront on my camera, but this weekend was a different story!  A big shout out to "Cousin Becky" for making June's veil...I wish you could see the tiny detail and how pretty it is...thank you Becky.
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