Thursday, November 13, 2014

Alyse and Robert family pictures

I know it is a bit of picture overload but this family is so cute! I love my time with my cousin and her family. I am sure that all those talks we had growing up that we must of talked about our kids being friends and staying close to each other. I am so happy to say its true. I love hearing the girls call me "aunty shelf", snuggles with the littles, and yes even helping Robert tease Alyse about her super cute boots. Thank you so much for letting Miss C and I spend the morning with your beautiful family!

 Lots of love for Mimi!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

my little sunshine...

 Last weekend I had the privilege of taking pictures for a wonderful family. Miss C asked to join me this time and be my assistant. I was a little nerves as to how that might go but I knew Derek and Krista would be ok with it. She did awesome! After we finished the photo shoot she asked me to take a few pictures of her. Then her next question made my heart melt, she asked to take some pictures all by herself! I admit my heart was beating fast at the idea of handing over my camera to a 7year old :)
I am so glad I did! I had so much fun teaching her and just spending time together! We are already planning another photo outing very soon.

Miss C's pictures she took and edited by herself...

A picture we took together! 

Now to get Mr C out of the house and away from minecraft for some mom and son time :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Derek, Krista and Baby Glory

What a fun Saturday with this happy family! Thanks you guys for hanging out with me and letting me take some family pictures. I had a wonderful time and I have to say just one more time, your little girl is so adorable!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

preview for Sis in law and Niece

Not only did I get to enjoy some awesome company and lots of snuggles but I was lucky enough to snap a few pictures of some super cute kids. My sis in law Molly and my Niece Alyssa were so much fun to hangout with! Thank you for spending the morning with me! Here is a sneak peek at some of the pictures I took that morning....

Friday, October 3, 2014

Baby Claire

 I would love to introduce you to my dear sweet great niece Claire. Aly and Cheyenne your daughter is beautiful and I look forward to seeing the joy you all bring to each other over the years.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wallowa lake 2014

 One our favorite activities this year at the lake was creek walking! It was peaceful and relaxing. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our adventures.

  I miss it so much! Truly one of my favorite times of year is the time spent at Wallowa lake.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Never Ever Give Up book review

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book to review!  When 11 year old Jessie was diagnosed with a brain tumor she was challenged to Never Ever Give Up Jessie's Story of hope courage and compassion was a fulfilling read. I could only hope that I would be able to face such fear and turmoil that cancer can cause with such grace and selflessness. Jessie takes her family on a journey of spreading hope and smiles to others through her joy jars. To read about someone finding their purpose and passion and making it happen in the midst of struggles is truly inspiring! I recommend this book to anyone who is struggling in their current life, who is longing for direction. God truly has a plan for each of us the question is will we go for it. Will we take the "bad" in life and use it for his glory and see his blessings flow. I loved the honesty of how awful cancer is and how horrific it is to watch anyone suffer through it especially a child. Most of all I loved that a family would share their story and offer such hope to others. To honor Jesse and her dreams Joy Jars are still be handed out all over the country.
    I am planning a Joy jar party at the end of September with the help of my amazing niece in honor of Childhood Cancer awareness month and the 6 yr anniversary of her diagnoses. If you are interested in learning more about Joy Jars and the type of items we may need click on the following link