This week brought kids cooking, our first dinner at the new house, bike riding accomplishments and fun with the boys:-)  It has been SUPER busy, but we are enjoying the ride, although I must say we are ready to be done with the housebuilding season;-)  I am SO thankful to be part of LIGHTBOX STORIES and be inspired and encouraged by them to continue to tell my story.  Being a family and lifestyle portrait photographer I “sometimes” focus on documenting other people’s families through pictures, prints, art, and albums, and neglect to capture the memories of my own family:-)  This year I am trying to make sure that doesn’t happen:-)  AND as I keep challenging myself and shooting, I aim to improve my storytelling images so that not only does my family benefit, BUT you do too! It’s win-win!  Thanks for looking at the images of my life and reading my story!

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With Daniel’s cooking kit, has come a DEEP DESIRE to cook!  And with Holden approaching 9, I thought it was time to teach them some things.  This night for dinner they chopped and steamed the veggies:-)  Which meant Daniel used a sharp knife, and Holden used the stove for the first time!  They did awesome!365_142_Blog


Our first dinner at the new house!  Pizza al fresco!  With guests even!  You can see our fridge through the window, and some of the cabinets are up!  I can hardly contain my excitement!  Looking forward to MANY more:-)365_143_Blog144|365

The little guy learned to ride with only TWO wheels!  He just got on it and started off!  Pretty much he did not stop after.  It seemed as if he has been riding FOREVER!  I am SO proud, and we have now entered a new season, one that hopefully involves family bike rides:-)365_144_Blog


EVERY chance he gets he is on his bike now!  Every chance! I am so glad we figured out that our property had a decent flat area to ride on!365_145_Blog146|365

“Mom, why are you on the ground?  Why are you photographing a snail?”  I couldn’t pass up the shadows, texture and this little guy:-)

THIS guy, I love our mornings in between dropping Daniel off and his drop off.  Somedays we just talk and talk.  Others its about math facts, or reading, or some invention he is thinking about.  It’s pretty awesome, and I am SO blessed to be his mama:-)365_147_Blog


ALWAYS reading.  School is ALMOST out, we will be visiting the library A LOT.  I love how this image captures his reading, AND his long curls:-)365_148_Blog

Thanks for reading!  Don’t forget to check back next week, for MAY’s blog circle!  I can’t wait to see all the great images from the LIGHTBOX STORIES PHOTOGRAPHERS !

Like MY STORY and want me to tell yours?  Do you need new family images to tell that story on your walls, or in a book on your coffee table?  Are you looking at your kids and wondering, where the time goes, and how they got so big?  Do you want to celebrate who THEY are RIGHT now?  I would love to tell YOUR FAMILY’S story, and CAPTURE YOUR LIFE!   Send me an EMAIL, and we will grab a coffee and get to know each other!



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