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sunflower fields.

Sometimes I feel like time is passing so fast, and I can’t catch up! Do you feel this way too? Can’t believe we took these pictures a month ago…can’t believe it’s already October (today Leland turned 7!) Time just needs to slooooow down. Except for this last month of pregnancy, this last month can totally speed up- ha ha! But otherwise, time just needs to not go so fast. I guess that’s why I love photography so much and carry my camera every where I go. To save, document, to save up the memories because they truly do go too quickly. I’m thankful for the memories to capture, whether it be for others or for our own family. These are from last month at a sunflower field about an hour from our house…


very nice pics

reagan’s ice cream birthday!

A couple weekends ago we celebrated Reagan’s third birthday with some family. She loved having a little party and loved her cake and everything! Most of the decorations I already had except for the flowers, banner, and pink burlap. I made the cupcake stand using spray paint, candle holders and plates from the dollar store and this tutorial. So easy! She had such a great time and I still can’t believe she’s already three!



reagan is three!

Reagan turns three today! I can’t believe it… I blinked and now she’s three. These three years have flown by and she has brought so much joy to our family! I want to say she’s a girly girl but truly she is not. She hangs around her brothers all day so she can definitely put them in their place! Ha! She is spunky for sure, but as sweet as can be too. She had a small birthday party last weekend with family and I’m going to post pictures from that this weekend too. (My kids are only little once, so birthday parties and pictures we will do until they say are too old to do so ;) ) We love you, Reagan Brielle!

…lol she didn’t want to smile here ;)



eight years!

Eight years. I can’t believe it has been 8 years since we were married! It seems like those years have gone by in the blink of an eye. This year has been really refreshing (if that’s a good word to use) for us and our family and I am excited to see what our eighth year of marriage has in store. I have a feeling this year will be a little crazy busy, especially adding another little one to the family. But we are excited! Marriage teaches you (or at least me, many lessons)… shapes you…and I really think it makes you a better person. So thankful for Jay- his patience, his integrity, and keeping tabs on me when I shop a little too much ;)  Grateful for his friendship and love. Here are to many more years together!

P.S. We are so anxious to meet our new addition to the family here soon! Eeek!


charleston + beach family photos.

We took these pictures back in July but I forgot to post them! I promise I will post more things on this blog than just family pictures- for now, I’m just catching up ;) When we visited Charleston a couple months ago, we visit a few different beaches and the kids loved all of them. One night we took a few photos…it was super windy! But I think they still turned out ok. I just let the kids do their thing (usually always the best way to photograph kids) and so they picked seashells the entire time taking these. When I look back, I thought my belly was huge back then during that trimester. Ha ha! I should have remembered what it was like to be as far along as I am now :D Anyway, I’m glad we will have these photos to look back on and remember our trip to South Carolina!

…Jay has a picture just like this we took like 6 years ago!

…so sweet!

…I don’t remember how far along I was here- maybe 24 weeks?

…so grateful for them <3


trip to charleston.

At the beginning of July we took a few days to explore the city of Charleston. It was so insanely beautiful! The kids loved it- Leland especially loved learning about the history of the city. We loved the old buildings, the beaches, the history- everything. Jay and I agreed that we will definitely be back to visit (maybe when it’s not so hot and humid!) The kids loved watching dolphins, collecting seashells, and walking around seeing all of the horses with carriages pass by. The character and architecture of all of the homes and buildings were so gorgeous. Not to mention, so many flowers were blooming when we were there! We took a lot of photos (some which I’m going to post separately) and we can’t wait to visit again!


^These are totally posed Lol we loved these trees! They were so pretty!

These are from our visit to Boone Hall Platation- where they filmed part of the Notebook- beautiful!

The kids loved Folly Beach…and there were seashells everywhere!



Hi Arielle! It’s been forever since I said hi (we met officially at an I fluency Conference years ago)! Hope you are doing well! I was wondering where you stayed in Charleston? I am planning an anniversary trip for my hubby and I and am on the hunt for a hotel/airbnb to stay at! I’d love any thoughts you could throw my way. Ps. These pics are epic. I totally want to go to the planataion where part of the Notebook was filmed!! Thanks for sharing that.