my little sickie

My little one is still sick.   I am thankful I can stay home with her and take care of her. I am thankful that we have access to doctors and medication.   I am thankful that we homeschool and that she isn’t missing a ton of school.   Yep, I am the mean mom…

nineteen things for my nineteen year old

This beautiful soul is nineteen today, and I am so very thankful for her.  When she was born she was so small, but I knew I held someone that was meant for big things.  Now my sweet Dani~Sara is taller than me and is in fact, so very wonderful.  Here is a list of nineteen…

5 on 5 september

Where did September go?  I feel like it was it was just August! At the start of September, my family and I went camping. We stayed in Morro Bay. It was beautiful and peaceful and fun… everything I love about my sweet crew. Yashica LM Then I went to Hawaii with my mom, aunt, and…

welcome, samara dawn

Last night I had the honor of documenting a little girl as she came into this world.  While I have watched in awe several babies being born, I have never been the photographer for one.  For me personally, to watch and record such a sacred event was one of the most holy of nights.  The…

Samantha Joy

With my two oldest in college, Sammy Joy is my only student this year.  We decided to go out yesterday and take some school photos.  I felt like so much of her personality was captured in one afternoon.  While I am a little sad that I only have one student left, I am also excited….

Fave Five on Five ~ June

Last month, I was invited to participate in a new blog roll. The idea is seven women posting their favorite five shots from the previous month on the fifth of each month.  I am so honored to be included in such a great group of photographers. It was interesting to look back and ask myself…

Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, I asked the children if I could take pictures of them all together.  They were happy to oblige. They are each so different.    Kyle is sassy, strong and confident.   Dani is gentle, kind and exudes joy.   Sammy is an old soul full of curiosity and wonder. They are comfortable with…

thankful for homeschooling

This month I am doing a thankful project.  When I began this project, I knew that one blessing that I  would have to list would be homeschooling.  As I was making my list of why I am so thankful for homeschooling, I started to realize that I am not only thankful for the experience of…

learning to drive

she drives  My middle daughter is learning to drive.  Let me just say, I would trade potty training with driver’s training any day.  She is a good driver, she is just a new driver.  Since my children have started driving, I have become a much kinder driver.  I used to get frustrated with slow drivers….