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smoky mountains trip!

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe we are to the end of 2016! Where did the year go? Where did fall go, and Christmas? Time please slow down! I was thinking of posting some Christmas photos and photos from a recent trip to Colorado…..but then I remembered that I hadn’t posted photos from our trip this fall to the Smoky Mountains. So first, I’ll post these and post more after that. I’m hoping to post some from all of my recent sessions this past summer/fall also! So much to catch up on :) For now, these are just a few of the photos we took in October on our trip to Wears Valley, TN.

It is such a beautiful area and it always feel like “home” when we visit. The kids love it too! I’m so grateful to be able to create these memories with them…



What ever happened to your Christmas house post?! I’ve been waiting!! Love your beautiful home and beautiful pictures! Your style has inspired my own house decor :)


Awe thank you!! I took photos but never published them! Next year ;) Lol! Blessings <3

leland’s lumberjack birthday!

It’s been a crazy month here, between birthdays and sessions and everything in between. How is it almost the middle of November already?! Most of my free time I’ve spent editing sessions and wanting to get client’s photos to them so birthday photos have waited :) Leland’s birthday was last month and he had such a great time! I still can’t believe he’s six- so crazy! We had a great time with family & friends, here’s a few photos from his party…

…Lol! Love you Leland!



a trip to the orchard.

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I think the kids love it too ;) When we went to the pumpkin patch (& orchard) this year, I think they picked out at least fifteen different pumpkins ha ha, they loved it. (and no we didn’t buy all fifteen!) These are memories I want to remember with them because I know one day they’ll be too old to do this sort of thing (then again, no one’s really too old to go to a pumpkin patch,right?!) They loved picking the apples too, so much fun!


…She’s always sticking that tongue haha




leland = six!

Happy birthday Leland! Can’t believe you turn SIX today! Where has the time gone? I remember just turning 20, bringing you home from the hospital not really knowing what I was doing ;) but we made it. You have been a great blessing to our lives.

We took a couple pictures and drove around a bit when we were in the mountains last week ;) Leland, I love your personality, your creativity, and I’m so grateful to be your mom! Happy birthday lil man!!


sunflower fields.

A month or so ago we visited a sunflower field about an hour away and took a few pictures. It was absolutely beautiful!! The kids had fun and reagan loved all of the flowers. You can’t tell from these photos but it was so crowded! So many people were taking family photos, etc. which is pretty cool. I wasn’t sure if I was going to post these or not because I’m not sure who reads blogs much anymore but hey! oh well :) Posting them anyway ;) They are memories that I want to remember with my kids…


reagan’s farmers market birthday.

Reagan turned two this past week- I can’t even believe it! We had her birthday party the weekend before, and she had so much fun! She loved everything, and they had a lot of fun with the whole farmers market thing.  :) A lot of the decor I already had and had also been collecting things whenever I’d see them at antique flea markets, etc. Some of the things are from the Pioneer Women line at Walmart- ;) ;) So much fun and she had a blast! I may or may not have taken too many photos, so I tried to limit them but these are a few of my favorites…

She loves, love Minnie mouse! She may or may not have gotten a lot of Minnie things ;)

We let her take a bite of her cake- Lol!

Apple bobbing in her new fairy wings from her MaGe (grandma) he he!!

Reagan’s Market sign: Junkyard Daisies

Reagan’s Dress: Nooks Design 

Headband: Little Lady Accessories 

Cake and Cookies: Sherrie Gammie’s Cakes

Invitations and printables: Sassaby Parties


So, so sweet! Looks like her birthday party was lots of fun!