School’s out. Which means I have all of my babies, from the littlest to the biggest, home. As must as I wish it were otherwise, this is rare. Due to Zach’s college schedule, sometimes this phenomenon only occurs twice a year. Which leaves a mama with only one thing to do. Insist on taking pictures. Lots and lots of pictures…. Read More
It’s become a bit of a thing around here, I suppose: going through my pictures at the end of the year and plucking out a few favorites. It’s laborious. It’s time consuming. But I love it because it’s a chance to look back at the year, as a mama, and see how my babies have grown. Cherish important milestones. Remember… Read More
It’s been too long since I’ve taken my biggest girl out for a photo shoot. Like almost a year, y’all. Thankfully, she’s not too old to bribe, and the offer of a free lunch was enough to get her to commit to being my muse for the afternoon. Of course I could have just asked and she *might* have agreed,… Read More
Yes, her big day was over a month ago. But when you’re already a quarter of a century, a few weeks shouldn’t matter… amiright? We celebrated in our usual fashion. The birthday girl had her choice of dinner… and dessert. This is the dessert that happens when it’s the baker’s birthday and mama has to do the baking. Then she… Read More
Another thing on my list of things-to-do-before-Zach-leaves was family pictures. As in pictures of our entire family. Can I just add something here? UGH. I already struggle with trying to photograph just a few of my kids together. Getting everyone in the same frame, still relatively clean, all looking in the same general direction and not making a face is,… Read More
It’s summer. And all my babies are home. My most favorite time of year. And there is so much I want to squeeze into the time we are all together – all fun stuff, of course. But the truth is, we just don’t get out a whole lot. For several reasons. 1) I am a homebody 2) “We” is a… Read More
I did it last year. The year before. And even the year before that. It’s sort of a thing, I suppose. And, since 2013 doesn’t want to be left out, here are my favorites from the last year. Not necessarily technically my favorites, from a photography standpoint. Just from a mama’s standpoint. 1. Princess Vivienne. 2. My incredibly silly pony…. Read More
I’ve got a lazy bone. And even though I’d promised my kids I’d take them ice skating, the lazy mama in me was so not looking forward to it. Because I knew. I knew taking 6 kids – 4 of whom have never donned ice skates before – was going to be painful. Thankfully, my tickets had an expiration date…. Read More
… is all I’m posting for today’s Sunday Snapshot. Sometimes one is enough. Having the best time in my friend Lisa’s photography class… it’s breaking me out of my photography slump in a genuinely fun way.
… of my first and and my last. … of a child that came to us through biology and a child that came to us through adoption. … of two cherished daughters. Just a picture… that pretty much sums up how what adoption looks like in our family.