welcome baby peter

My newest nephew, Peter, was born right before my brother Chris and his family moved. I was so happy I could meet Peter in the first few days of his life. He is the sweetest little bundle of love. Holding him just melted my heart into a puddle of tears. He is precious!   I […]

welcome baby drew

I recently did a newborn photo shoot for a darling couple in my ward! Newborn photo shoots are by far my favorite! It is probably one of the few times I will be passed a baby and be given full rights to love and snuggle that little bundle of joy without any qualms from mom […]

back to the grind

We have been in school for almost four weeks and in many ways I feel like I am back in kindergarten, second, fifth, and sixth grade all at once :). It is going well, although some of the homework load is a bit of an adjustment. I am so thankful I have sweet little Cora […]

A Fall Flop

October 2013 A year ago I took my kids out to a beautiful grassy hillside at a historical farm in Duvall, Washington to capture the joy and wonder of their childhood. Wes was the entertainment for the night and he did a marvelous job, but it was impossible to get all five sets of little […]

a mess of fun

There are a lot of things I don’t really love about our home, but this room makes up for all of that. The room usually looks like a tornado hit and there are times I feel super crazy inside just glancing in. That feeling leaves me with a need to do one of three things, […]

point reyes seashore

A stunning day greeted us as we drove across the golden gate bridge to Marin County. We didn’t know exactly where we were headed, but we knew we were in for an adventure. And Point Reyes Seashore was a perfect pick.   Rolling grassy hillsides, wildflowers, fantastic company of the Horkley’s, backpacks full of snacks, […]

pet rocks

Rocks, garbage cans, testing kits, live sand, salt and more salt landed at our doorstep within weeks of moving in. Wes and Jacob were excited and super anxious to start a salt water aquarium.  Having a salt water aquarium, has been a dream of Wes’s since he was a boy. The moment Jacob expressed the […]

a Sunday tradition

This is Kaitlyn and Adelie’s massive bedroom that doubles as our playroom. We all love it! It has quickly become a Sunday tradition for Jacob to truck across the house with bins of Lego’s and knights to join the girls in an epic battle against the ponies and Care Bears. They have even found a […]

i {heart} my little red heads

      Adelie, Cora, and I are enjoying our days in sunny California drawing with chalk, going on walks, playing at the park, visiting a local farm, and eating lunch on the back porch. I can’t think of a better way to spend my days than with these sweet little ladies My baby Cora […]