Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

With All My Heart.  Just them…being them. Perfect to me.

My little ham. Almost everything he does lately is funny.

My curious, pensive…completely self motivated sweet man.

My “almost teen”…always in charge, beautiful helper.

“I got my eyes on you…”

It all started with a trip to a 3-d movie with a little pizza and chatting afterwards. The chatting turned into popping the middles out of the glasses and wearing them to pizza. That turned in to designing a full shoot around the glasses on our way home….which turned in to me inviting all these saavy ladies back over to my home for a little shooting and giggling.  I love my daughters friends. They all really know who they are…are confident…fun…and just plain good. All I have to say is, they must be confident to pull off a shoot like this. I adore each of you!

Happy Belated Love Day. I’ve been thinking alot about love lately… its purpose, and what it propels us to do.  I can honestly say that, without love, I don’t think our little family would have made it through this last 8 months as good as we have. To say we’ve had our share of challenges is an understatement. I’m not quite certain if this is a bad feeling to feel, but I often look at others with their list of awesome accomplishments for the year, and I think about how many of my own I did not reach. Then I wonder, why was the last year so tough? Why do I feel like I ran a marathon each month, had triplets, ran four successful businesses…etc…when all I did was survive.  Between two miscarriages…one at 17 weeks, semi “on the rocks” health, a mother with breast cancer, a father in law with a rare form of skin cancer thats already taken two vital organs and close to his life, coming home to a $35,000 flood on Thanksgiving night, to the smaller details like a wrecked car, stitches, and a bathroom remodel, I think we have run our own personal marathon’s this year. We’ve kept most quiet, and tried to keep our childrens’ lives as steady as possible. But, its taken its toll. We are tired. Many days, I wake up and the first thought in my head is to give up…but its not an option.  I know that.  Then, going about my day,  I get that little look from one of my sweeties, that hug from my sweetheart, a kind phone call…just wondering how we are, or that heartfelt handshake from someone we care about. I then remember one of the reason’s we are doing as well as we are.   It simple really…love, in all its forms. It gives us something to look towards, to look forward to, helps us to feel, and gives us the right and privilege to believe that things can get better…that they can be fixed. In our greatest times of struggle and pain, love truly is the answer.  So, in lies my single goal for the new year. To love more often, to love deeper. If this year has taught me anything, its that you really cannot predict what will happen. For this reason, I did not make new years goals this year.  No more lose 15 pounds, run a marathon, be in the best shape of my life, take on more with my business…etc. I don’t like to fail….I really don’t like it. BUT, I know that whatever happens, I can love…and I can do a better job at it this year. Lets hug the ones we love more…not waiting for an “almost” tragedy to help us to feel.

My little Miss….The one that keeps me on my toes…I love her.

The gravel road is way to long…I will never have all the time I need to catch up on the beautiful shoots I’ve had the opportunity to walk through. For now, I just hope there are people that still frequent my site from time to time. AND, this perfect little tea party was from a shoot I did for an amazing designer Bezaleel Artisans .  Just click on the ling to go to their website.  Beautiful composition, endearing style, and fabulous textures, patterns and love.  More to come shortly…until then, have a blessed day and enjoy.