My beautiful niece is a mom! Which now makes me this little guy’s great aunt. I mean, personally I think I’m just an ok aunt (*ba dum tss*), but I’ll wear the Great Aunt title proudly in any case. I loved getting these candids of Mom, Dad, & Baby Boy during their in-home lifestyle session.
The night before my dad’s heart attack was a night full of foreshadowing. When I moved away from home, I naturally missed my dad from time to time. I couldn’t fall asleep without a tv show that reminded me of him playing in the background. Typically anything with Tim Allen, as he’s always reminded me […]
Recently one night, after half a bottle of wine and a thorough examination of the state of my finances, I decided I needed to make photography and blogging a side hustle and look for a “real” job. All of my kids would soon finally be on the same school schedule, so I’d finally be able […]
They learned to walk with sand between their toes, and for a time the ocean was their playground. Summertime brings them back to their roots. Sand castles are home. The waves crash over them and they remain steadfast. Fearless. How have I managed to raise such warriors? How can I cultivate that strength in a […]
Brothers. Four and three. These two are inseparable. As different as they are alike. One is calm, the other unrestrained. One prefers red, the other blue. Both delight in each other’s company. Hugs and wrestling matches are found in each other’s grasp. They torture and tickle. They imitate and mock. They cheer and cry. They fight. […]
My aunt died. I’m sure there are a million other ways to kick off this post, but this is my current reality. It was sudden and unexpected, and I don’t know how else to grieve. It still doesn’t feel real. When I was little, you were the coolest person I knew. You worked at a […]
Mommy, draw hopscotch!” I think Bella learned about hopscotch from watchingMax & Ruby. I never really knew the right way to play. I always just hopped along, 1 foot-2 feet-1 foot-1 foot-2 feet-and back. But Bella picks up on everything. After I drew her hopscotch with the giant sidewalk chalk she got for her birthday, […]