Monday, August 10, 2015

It's August and…

It's August and I haven't blogged since June. My list of excuses includes: the blossoming of my business (yay), a busy toddler (yes, he is 11 months, but seems more toddler than baby now), and the kids at home for the summer+ busy, busy schedules.  Dave plays soccer, Zoe plays soccer, and between the girls they do 14 hours of gymnastics a week. Dave is also still working hard on making our home as we want it. At one point in July I had every evening that Dave didn't play soccer booked with a shoot. And I am grateful, very grateful. All that said, I still want to blog because I love looking back and seeing my photos documented in one place. Of course there are lots of gaps now because I've done such a poor job of this blogging thing, but that's okay. I took the photos and I've filed them so I have them and that's important to me. And hopefully before Griffy is 10 I will make and album to document his first year, which I think I've done a pretty good job of capturing, especially considering how hectic things have been. (Pats self on back for accomplishing that goal. )
I'm going to blog more this week. First up, here is my sweet Reese. I am so proud of the girl she is becoming. One day at the kitchen table she says to me, "You're just jealous because I have such a bright future," in her perfect matter of fact tone. Oh, I love her so. And she has so much promise and I hope to see her fulfill all that she wants to fulfill. She dreams of a big house with a guest house (which she's already picked. Ha), having a daughter she will name Alaska, and a career which she is wavers back and forth on because she's 11 and all. ;) She has her own Youtube channel and treats her video editing like a job. She also takes her gymnastics very seriously. Aside from her 11 hours at the gym, which she is always excited to go to, she practises at home too. She's constantly decorating and redecorating her room. She's a wonderful daughter and a great big sister. Maybe she can just stay 11. It's pretty sweet.

Monday, June 29, 2015


I can't believe I haven't written a blog post since April. My documenting sucks. I have hundreds of photos in slightly organized chaos on my computer and I can't even imagine making Griffin's first year album because I'm so overwhelmingly behind on collaging pages. But we take the pictures and I edit a few and that's a start. I had Dave photograph me and Griffin on the beach over our holidays. It wasn't perfectly according to my vision (because I couldn't take the photos myself. Ha) But I'm so glad we did them and overall, they are mostly in line with my vision.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

In the Sink

Dave took the girls away this weekend for Reese's gymnastics competition. Griffy and I had some lovely one on one time. With his great temperament and being just 7 months, he is still a great little shopping companion. ;) But I swear during the night he knew his dad wasn't around to soothe him and wanted to keep me on my toes. When Dave came back today, you could see he was delighted to see his dad again, which really puts the warm fuzzies in my heart, seeing his love for his daddy. We gave Grif his first bath in the kitchen sink tonight and Dave helped so I could take some snapshots. (And I really do mean snapshots here because they were quick photos and I didn't take much time to get my settings right and didn't notice that I should have really snapped on the flash for these). But even so, they are special photos to me.
(Dave told me to wait a minute as I was snapping these, and I stopped to see him putting the little spike in Griffin's hair, which he knows I love. ❤)

Friday, April 17, 2015


I try to take at least a few photos of the children each week. Sometimes it is not all the children. The older one could care less about getting in any photos, it seems. I always love to go through the photos, but I find so many I want to keep and that really distracts me from other things (laundry!) which is really probably why I don't pull out the camera as much as I'd like. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


It is the end of March. I woke up to another snowfall this morning. I hate the cold and I don't care for snow, but this year, probably more than any other, I am okay with it, even though I anxiously await the Spring weather. I am okay with it because I know this winter will end. And next winter I will not have a 6 month old. I will not be watching Griffin struggle to learn to crawl and I will never have a baby again. So this winter, I am content. I relish our days indoors together, but I do look forward to the Spring, when we can get him out for more walks in his stroller and I can take him on his first swing ride at the park next door. 
Here are a few photos I took yesterday, when the weather was not so snowy. This girl is a natural for the camera. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

6 Months!

My blogging days are few and far between now, but I haven't abandoned ship. On Monday our sweet boy turned 6 months old and to celebrate I took some formal portraits of him in my studio. Dave surprised me by staying up late the night before and staining this new floor for his photos. He asked me last week (seeing my dying tulips in the vase), if I'd like him to get me some flowers, or if I just liked picking my own. I told him I was fine to pick my own. (Who needs a man to bring them flowers when they have one to make them studio flooring?! ;) ) I am still not done sorting through the photos. I might never get done, but I have quite a few already that are keepers.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day (Tomorrow!)

In an effort to avoid doing housework, I thought I'd share some of the Valentine's Day photos I took last month, as my mom bought these adorable dresses for the girls but I haven't even shared the photos with her yet! It was a quick job, as I needed to get a preview ready for my Valentine's Day event.