My youngest just turned two this weekend and we had a small family party that was just his size. Decorations were colored and arranged (in rainbow order of course) by the big siblings. Presents were also wrapped by big siblings and the cake decorated with “dirt” and random toys. Because, why not. 🙂 I especially liked our mid-morning party break so the birthday boy could go on a walk and the grandparents could watch old home movies. Finally, we got to the… Read more »

  I had a grand idea several months ago. I had some bamboo pole and some string and a patch full of weeds in the backyard that I decided to transform into a bean-covered teepee. I have next to no gardening experience or knowledge, but I tore out as many weeds as I could find and poked some peas in the ground around the little teepee. They grew! And sprouted flowers! And the flowers are now sugar snap peas! I hope the… Read more »

I’ve shared a few of these images elsewhere, but I wanted to share all of my favorites. I got to meet the lovely Candice a few months ago when I asked on a local photographer’s facebook group if anyone wanted to swap family sessions. Candice quickly volunteered and we got to planning. She took some beautiful photos of my family and I was excited (and nervous) to swap places. Well, her family is just so gorgeous and sweet that every… Read more »

We went to a new park the other week and while the kids explored, I attempted to capture some more unconventional park pictures. I hope these photos give you a different perspective of our little lives here.

Regular readers of this blog (Hi, Allison and Jen) will hopefully recognize my attempts to use photography to tell stories. Most of these stories show how little my children are, or tell about their childhood. Using photos to tell stories requires thinking like a journalist and using the Who, What, When, Where and Why in creating the photo. Some photographer friends recently decided to do a four week study of telling stories through photography. This week, our first week, had… Read more »

We go on family walks most evenings after dinner and before bedtime. When I bring my “fancy” camera, I usually have in mind a variety of pictures of the kids I’d like to capture and my kids rarely cooperate. However, for the 1/400th of a second that it took to capture this moment, my little man did cooperate. Now I can check off the kid-standing-by-a-fence picture from my list.

I found a recipe for Sea Salt Spray and wanted to try it on my hair. It’s supposed to add some light curls and bounciness to my hair; sort of like it gets after staying all day at the beach. Verdict? Good Hair Day! Also, when I was playing with the camera timer, my little photographer’s assistant woke up from her nap and decided to make the picture much more colorful!