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.
My biggest girl. She’s at home for a season. And I am ecstatic. It’s not often a mom gets to spend this kind of extra time with one of her babies once they have flown the nest. Because fly the nest she did. She graduated with a Biology degree. Then started back to school to pursue a nursing degree. But… Read More
24 years ago, and some change, I gave birth to my first child. It was late August. In Dallas, Texas. And I was hot. I had taken the idea of “eating for two” literally. I’d gained *ahem* more than the recommended 35 pounds. A lot more. Due in part to my cravings, of all things, for Long John Silvers. With… Read More
Trying to carve out special time with your biggest isn’t easy. Especially when you have 9 younger ones afoot that are usually messier and bossier. And louder. But this summer we managed a few hours every afternoon. About 4:00, we ice down the coffee. Pull out the Quiddler. And put on our thinking caps. Okay, it’s not really a very… Read More