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Savvy Workshop

I have been home for well over and week and I still haven’t been able to go through my images.

End of the year craziness and our landlords deciding to put the house we are renting on the market (so therefore we have to put the stuff in this house in storage and move into a hotel for the next few weeks) has made me a bit crazy.

I just want my house.

I thought I would throw up some images from the workshop- I haven’t done any editing but honestly this chick didn’t need much editing!


Her name is Emme and she is awesome


And she’s only 15


I chatted with her mom for a bit about their decision to move the fam to 30A- something we would love to do!!


She was such a sweet girl- beautiful and living an awesome life at the beach


So many more pics to go through…..

Elizabeths - 15???!!!!!!!!! Holy cow! And lives at the beach too?? Ugh don’t like her already LOL

Monday evening lacrosse


Blake is #62 on the right with the long pole. He plays defense so he stays by the goalie.


I realized that I had no pictures of him playing for probably the last couple of years so it was time to grab a few.


I love this one of his bud Brendon- he plays attack and scores the goals.



This one cracks me up. Just a bit of a size difference


And for the grandparents if you want to see him play- here is part of a game from last week that one of the dads recorded. You can see him on the left side about 50 some seconds into it. Once you find him he is easy to follow. We won:)

Hannah - He’s a giant! You did a great job catching action shots. I try to with the kids soccer, at least one game a year i’ll take my camera and the 70-200, but mine always look like the kids are having seizures or something.

Susan/Gramma - Thanks for the game shots. This is a strange sport in Texas tho starting to catch on in spots. Andy gave me a good recap of how they play during a visit last year – and we love to see Blake in action.

Elizabeth - he’s a big kid! Hope all is going well for you and your having a wonderful week Elisa!!

Happy Birthday Eva!

This is late and I didn’t take any real pictures this year- it was busy few days plus I got sick…

You know how it goes.

The girly turned 5 on Monday. Five.

She picked Rusty Bucket for dinner so we headed over after Blake’s lax game.

She got new wheels

The next day she was way tired- and a bit grumpy

All in all a good birthday.

And just some random stuff.

I feel very fortunate to have this by my house. Stress reliever

I want this light to go over my tub

The boys used the house as basecamp for a day of airsoft wars- this is Eva’s new room upstairs.

I did some prom pictures last weekend for a friend.


Next week I am headed to Alys Beach with my college roommate for a photography workshop- can’t wait!

Video from last year:)

Hannah - Happy Birthday to Eva! I love that light. Did you get it?

Have fun this weekend! Come back Savvy :)

A little more Texas

I’m trying to clear off my memory cards so I can shoot more tonight and this weekend. Still have more Texas to go.


We took Austin over to University of Texas so he could check it out. The picture below would be cute if Cole would stop making his weird face.


He still claims it would be weird to live in Austin since his name is Austin.


We assured him that he probably isn’t the only one….


Someone was a little tired and grumpy


And someone else was hungry- again.


Then it was back to Fort Worth


Where the kids did a lot of this


And the big kids did this


That smirk….


And that


This makes me laugh every time- see the tiny bug??





It started to rain, but then it stopped and we enjoyed the last of our outside time in Texas


Gretchen P - great pictures! The last one of Miss E is frame worthy. Everyone I know that lives in Austin, love it. I’m sure A would be happy there if that is what he decides.

Hannah - These are great! When did Cole get braces? Maybe it’s been a while ago? I’m old and a bit foggy anymore.

Love the pictures of Eva, but my favorite is your son and the bug. We’d get along just fine :)

kelly - My daughter is starting at UT in the fall. She couldn’t be more excited!!

Laura H - Your pictures and family are gorgeous!

Tex_Mex Chicken Salad

I have been in a big time funk with all things photography and social media lately. It’s a slow time- a time of figuring things out.

That’s ok.

We all need time to readjust.

Tried this recipe the other night- olders thought it was good, youngers needed an alternative.


Found the recipe here

Here it is


1/4 C white vinegar
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp minced onion
1 Tbsp taco seasoning mix
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 C cooked chicken cubed
6 C lettuce (romaine and spring mix)
1 tomato, chopped
1 Can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, diced
1/2 C cheddar cheese, grated
tortilla strips for garnish


Combine all the ingredients and stir to mix.
Set aside until ready to serve
Combine all ingredients except for chips.
Toss with dressing.
Garnish with chips.

Tiffany - Looks good…we should catch up:)


Hannah - Yeah. I totally get you. I’m less and less on line anymore. I have zero desire for FB or instagram lately…I’m trying to force myself to blog for the kids, but even that is just blah to me. Work through your stuff, enjoy your time. I’m way happier offline than I am going through FB. I take more walks, play more games with the kids, bake more cookies…Hmm…maybe I should sign back on ;)

The salad looks awesome. My mom still works and she has a cafeteria at her work, they make everything fresh and organic if possible but they only make one meal each day. You either buy that thing they made or go somewhere else. Anyway, they made a salad the other day, so my mom got one… She requested raspberry vinaigrette. Which would have been fine…except it was a taco salad and she didn’t realize it. By the way, she says that tacos and raspberries don’t mix well ;)