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beau’s third birthday!

Beau’s birthday was on Saturday so of course we celebrated, Minions style- ha ha! Beau loves the minions and while I still don’t really know what they are, I was happy to oblige. Beau is such a sweetheart- he can be rough but he is so sweet spirited and always has been. The day before his birthday I took him to get a “big boy haircut” and now he looks so much older! We had a great time on Saturday with family and I can’t believe he’s 3!! We love you so so much Beau!

 

 

  

So cute and adorable baby!!!

beach trip part two.

Here is the second part of our trip in photos. These are more like family picture tries and more posed pictures, I guess. This is not every day life for us- I actually had the time on this trip to do my hair and wear something other than yoga pants since Jay was off work obviously- just a little FYI :) I rarely took any photos on my phone during this trip and mainly just had my camera, and I’m so glad I did!! I love being able to take pictures of the three of them just playing or doing what they normally do instead of always looking at the camera. So I mainly take photos of them just doing their own thing, that’s what I want to remember when I look back on photos like these years from now….

…she loved the water!

…love this guy.

…our family picture attempt- ha ha.

…so sweet :)

my boys…they are the best friends (when they’re not fighting ha ha)

…bahaha their faces

…until our next trip :)

 

  

They are such sweeties. I love the photos of Reagan and Jay! So sweet!! :) And oh my goodness… I feel like Leland is more of a little man every time I see him. hehe :)

beach trip part one.

Last year, after we went to Florida I only posted a few photos from our trip and I regretted it. I took sooo many and meant to share them on here and never did. So this year, I am sharing them! This first part is just day to day photos and the next part will be family photos, etc. When I look through these photos, it’s like I can feel the warmth of the sun, here the kids playing in the sand and the waves crashing on the shore. Oh to go back- ha ha! But really, we had such a good time and I feel like it was easier this year with all of the kids because they were older. Reagan was most content just sitting in the sand, scooping it up and filling a bucket, emptying it, then repeat. The boys loved it too! Since we rented a double jogging stroller for the week, it made everything so much easier. We walked everywhere and loved it! I didn’t take as many pictures on my phone because I always had my camera and I’m pretty happy about that. It was so fun to go back and look through my “big” camera photos. So here’s the first part of our trip in pictures…

…My sister and brother were there at the same time on spring break so we got to spend some time with them!

….bahaha that picture on the left. Totally depicts her personality.

…Do I take too many pictures of my kids? Probably. Ha!

…Beau loved feeding the flamingos!

….and thanks to my sister, date night!

…haha that face!

…the best donuts in the land.

until part two…..

 

  
Terra

Wow so glad you shared more pictures!…….They made me giggle and smile in my heart!!……… Mage

Too many pictures of your kids? Nahhh. ;) I love seeing them! You have some real gems in here! :D

easter!

So I’ve thought about it and thought some more…and I am going to be blogging again. More frequently, more often. More writing too…. Not sure who will be reading, but it is something I enjoy so that’s that :) I hope that you had a wonderful Easter! We enjoyed spending time with both sides of our families! The kids loved their Easter baskets of course and they had so much fun searching for eggs in the yard with my brother and sister :) Here are a few photos from our day…

Searching for hidden eggs in my mom’s yard…

…and of course climbing trees in their nice clothes ;)

…these two love my mom’s cat and kept talking to it through the screen door bahaha

…took a quick picture at the end of the day of reagan but boy! we were all so tired, including her :)

 

 

  

Happy Easter! I’m excited for you to get back to blogging :)

Mathilda

Glad to hear that!Love your blog!

lead and i will follow.

It feels like I’m going through a phase in life where I don’t really know where I’m going…but I keep moving forward. And my heart feels content. My prayer is that He leads me, and I will follow. A couple years ago I thought I’d had it all figured out. Photography, business, and mostly feeling like I had my ducks in a row. But add a couple of kids to the mixture and my ducks were no longer in a row. Ha! So my priorities these days are so much different, and I guess that’s ok. Some days I miss the feeling of “importance” that came with the label of “wedding photographer” but the label of just being a child of God (then wife, mom) is enough- more than enough. I’m thankful for the small and simple moments of everyday and I’m grateful for all of them. Not sure what the future holds but I’m praying that He continues to lead…

 

“Lead me by your truth and teach me,
    for you are the God who saves me.
    All day long I put my hope in You.”

Psalm 25:5

“For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.” Psalm 31:3

“Let me hear of Your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You.” psalm 143:8

  

valentine’s.

One day these three will not be so little, and I won’t be able to take cheesy valentines photos, right?! Right :) So I take the opportunity to do this sometimes, to have them all match and give them all suckers (well minus Reagan) to try and get them to smile. Haha! This was this years attempt :) Love these three so, so much! They are the sweetest valentines (other than Jay, of course) that I could ask for…

..see what I mean? The boys and the suckers- baha I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t bribe a little ;)

…Happy Valentines Day!! xo