Tuesday, April 28, 2015


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015"

Peyton: me - hey, Peyton! 
Lia: she wants nothing to do with the camera. so I'll sit directly in front of her and snap away. violation of her youth? maybe. do I care? not so much. I made her and feed her and clothe her and don't charge her rent. ;)
Austyn: she has no problem with the camera.
Tayt: me - hey, Tayt! note the difference between Peyton and Tayt... 
Nash: the way he wears his hat kittywampus kills me!
Drew: she asked for paper. and proceeded in sitting and drawing rainbows for everyone in her family. best ever.
Meg: she taste tests everything without asking. I kinda love it.
Will: ham.bone.

I had this entire post done on Friday and forgot to hit 'publish!' so it's late. as usual ;)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015"

Peyton: I hope he is always up for hugs.
Lia: my biggest helper with the little ones.
Austyn: my strangest photo taker lately.
Tayt: yes, he's on the electronics. failing at that.
Nash: xbox trance.
Drew: xbox trance.
Meg: xbox... okay, this is a problem.
Will: I love, love, LOVE when he gives me this look. it's the funniest ever!

Monday, April 20, 2015


every year when it's time to design and pick Christmas cards, I have a few websites I browse. for as long as I can remember, I've searched minted. for inspiration for Christmas cards and random stationery and all other paper products you can imagine. I don't remember who introduced me to this website. but I was in love from the get go. 

to my surprise, I was recently contacted by the company to do a promotional post on my blog. my little ole blog. I'm not sure I traffic enough on this blog to even warrant being asked to do so, but hey, why not promote a website I actually love!

first, since I photograph weddings, how about these beautiful invites in the new collection... I can't. they're so pretty!

simple. adorable. and I'm a sucker for orange.

how fun are these!?!

I'm kindddd of a planner freak. I have searched many a planner before purchasing the one I love. So far, this (but mine is orange. can't find the exact one) one has been my go to, buttt I've been drooling over these bad boys since I got the big reveal email. I'm hooked. I'm a monthly gal. I can only use monthly planners. Hard to find. But these are some of my favorites.


I can't pick.

it's a good thing I already have a planner 

new product! uh oh, these are pretty amazing

and I've been completely in love with these address labels... brilliant!

I could probably go on and on here. Pens, paper, pencils, office supplies... they're my weakness!

if you haven't already, go check out minted. or don't because if you're like me, you'll be there until bedtime!

update: placed my first order! and in case anyone is interested in minted, check out this link!

recently enjoyed things

April is a busy month here. I'm using that as an excuse for why I inadvertently missed one of the children for 14/52 and will be completely skipping that week. Oops! Instead, I'll post some photos from our Sunday celebration of a few birthdays. I'm also behind on posting Will's first birthday. I'm in denial ;)

 the birthday boys. Jax 5 on the 7th. Nash 6 on the 10th. and Peyton 15 on the 12th!

Casey + Theo

first warm day of the spring means water balloons!

and baseball

tops optional ;)

the beginning of the water balloon fight :)

why not burn a couch. not strange at all.
yes, he's sitting on it while it burns...all hillbilly ;)

been awhile since we've gotten a sister pic :)

creepy oldest children

the boy who started it all :)

snow swapped for dirty faces. I'll take it!

and last but not least, the belly made an appearance!
Dave's cousins wife is expecting their first, and we're *beyond* excited!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015"

Peyton: multitasking... he recently started baseball. I'm excited for the weather to warm up so we can watch him play.
Lia: legs.for.days. glad to have passed this gene on ;)
Austyn: her blue eyes are easily swayed with the color of her clothing.
Tayt: kid is a stud. and he knows it.
Nash: almost always late for school. and he could use a trim.
Drew: there is lots of trouble brewing in those eyes.
Meg: she wears closes occasionally. more rarely.
Will: some day I'll look back at this photo and just want to jump into it and chew on those cheeks. all.the.tears!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015"

Peyton: I can't stop thinking how old he's looking. Sigh!
Lia: electronics addiction. entry 1.
Austyn: electronics addiction. entry 2.
Tayt: electronics addiction. entry 3. I am well aware we have a problem. on it.
Nash: been a stinker in school the last week(ish).
Drew: quite the character, this one.
Meg: too much.
Will: he can walk like no ones business. applesauce pouches... another story.
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