• Just for fun,  Personal

    Joy in the Little Things Part 2

    It’s so easy to forget to find joy in the little things, but it’s all around us!  There is so much in life to be thankful for and so many little things that just bring a big smile to my face.

    Here are a couple things that have brought happiness to my heart lately!

    My son turned 8!!!  Where has the time gone?  Let me tell you a bit about Lucas.  We call him Lukey Duke.  He is very sensitive and shows love at the BEST times.  He has this amazing sense of knowing exactly when I need a hug.  I love that he still thinks it’s cool to give me a big wet kiss and a hug at the front doors of the school when I drop him off everyday.  There is nothing better than that.

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    I am not good at keeping plants alive.  They must have the tenacity and drive to stay alive if they come home to me.  I have managed to keep this plant alive for 10 years.  It was a gift from an amazingly thoughtful woman, Mrs. Cartwright.   She spends a huge amount of her time handwriting thoughtful notes for many people for each milestone they cross.   I find a stack of her notes for each member of my family each time I visit home.

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    I hope you take some time today to find joy in the little things!

    From my heart to yours,


  • Children,  Family,  Maternity

    Dancing Queen

    Meet Amber.

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    She’s going to be a ballerina.  She saw one recital, and now she has the dancing bug.   She spent much of our time together twirling, jumping, and spinning. What a doll!

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    She is soon going to welcome a brother or a sister and there is no doubt she will entertain her new sibling for hours!

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    Mom is simply glowing and Dad is one proud Poppa.

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    Congratulations!  I can’t wait to hear if it’s a boy or a girl!

  • Children,  Family

    Enjoying Life with the H. Family

    Meet Rylie.

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    I took pictures of little R. when she was just weeks old.  She is now two and so full of energy, curiosity, and life (she can also dance it out to Beyonce and The Black Eyed Peas…a girl after my own heart).

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    Meet Rylie’s little sister Jordyn.  Isn’t she adorable?

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    Near the end of our session we tried for a quick family shot, but sometimes kids just aren’t in the mood for sitting (especially when they are two years old).  You just have to roll with it!  Personally, it’s these types of pictures like this last one that I enjoy most because it just speaks of true life, and life is so good!

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