This week brought house progress, date nights, crazy summer kids, library trips and RUNNING!  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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Details, Details, I LOVE to see all the details going in to the house!  It’s all coming together so nicely, I cannot wait to make my first meal, wake my kids up in their rooms, and sleep with the view outside my window!  I am SO excited to call this project my home!



Sunsets on our soon to be patio…I’m in love!  We have been spending more time here having more meals out here, and just enjoying God’s beautiful creation right on our doorstep:-) Oh and that tractor means Verde is here, working on our patios and driveway:-)



Lunch Sundays, with this guy…We went out to lunch after church, and lo and behold we ran into the grands visiting their favorite lunch spot:-)  Newcastle Produce is a favorite local lunch place, pastry place, and local market:-)


Library trips, they are almost constant this summer.  Holden got 6 books the first trip, and he finished them in a day!  SO off we went, I made him wait a week;-)  But we got 6 more, a couple classics (classical to him), which are taking a bit longer to get through.  Loved the shadows while walking with my boys:-)365_166_Blog167|365

I am running, and training for a 5K, it has been SO long and it feels SO amazing to run with NO pain!  i am definitely taking it slow, but it feels good!365_167_Blog168|365

Thanks to the grands, we had a couple date nights this week, and we took advantage by getting take out and eating it on our soon to be new patio!  LOVE my love, and our time together…It was SO nice to relax, eat, and talk while watching the sun fade behind the hills.  And dream.  Oh and admire all the new lighting! 😉365_168_Blog169|365

Today, I attended a bible study with some women from the church we have begun attending.  While I was driving to the host’s house, I came across this “little free library” I had to take a picture for Holden!  He would LOVE this!  I could see him doing this in our neighborhood.  It was too cute to pass up!365_169_Blog

Thanks for reading!  Don’t forget to check back next week!

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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