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
It’s been a busy summer. In a good way. I’ve let a lot of “regular” things slip because I wanted to be intentional about spending time with my kids. And it has been so ridiculously fun. One of the things I put on the back burner – besides blogging regularly – was my photography. I used to pull my camera… Read More
This morning it hit me. I mean, really hit me. Today my biggest baby was leaving home. Again. As I grabbed a stack of cereal bowls to set out for breakfast, I cried. As I picked out dresses for the littlest to wear to church, I cried. I tried to reason with myself – compared my fleeting hurt to the… Read More
I’m knee deep in another photography course. And I am loving it. I’m so grateful for the ‘push’ it gives me to get out there and shoot, especially this time of year when I’d sorta rather curl up on the couch with a big mug of tea. Our theme for the month, to be interpreted any way we want, is… Read More
Oh my. Be forewarned, there are a ton of pictures below. It was our singular “vacation” of the year, if you want to call it a vacation. What it was was one wondrous day at the beach. And so, I took a lot of pictures. It was also Poppy’s first time to the beach. She wasn’t so sure how she… Read More
from the other evening.
My biggest girl. I asked her to be my muse for a homework assignment for the class I’m taking. Thankfully, she didn’t require much bribing. Even the weather cooperated – a rainstorm dried up and the sun came out. And one hour, lots of laughs and 221 pictures later, I had five pictures of my biggest girl that I love…. Read More
My biggest girl is home. For the entire summer. Needless to say, I am one happy mama. So she was the obvious choice when I grabbed my camera after dinner tonight to get a few pictures in before dark. We went out about 45 minutes before sunset. This time of day, the light is very soft and warm. And it’s… Read More
drove half the night to get here? Just to surprise me for Mother’s Day?
On Friday, the girls and I headed down to A-town to visit Victoria. And to celebrate, once again, her recent college graduation. Can one celebrate such an achievement too much? I think not. We hunkered down at my mom’s house and spent the afternoon shopping and cooking. And then eating. All Victoria’s favorites. Girly food, of course. But there was… Read More