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When it snows it Spring

I pull out beach pics and think of warmer days ahead.


The kids and I took an impromptu trip down south a couple weeks ago. We all needed a break and I am so glad we went.


I miss this blog and I know how much I love looking back and reading our stories from the past years so I am going to try to do a better job of keeping it up.


This trip the beach was super foggy most of the time which was actually kind of cool and different.


It was good for the older boys to get to spend some time together. It is so hard to believe that Austin only has one more year at home


Or that Blake will be driving in a few months.


So little breaks away to reconnect are needed. Life is so busy around here on the normal day.


Time flies by way too fast


It was so great to be back at Watersound Beach


It’s such a fun place


Eva and I were outside nonstop


We played at the beach, played in the yard, swam in the pool, and took walks


I could just walk around and take pics of the houses.


Couldn’t you just curl up with a book and sit there all day?


I probably have the same pictures from just about every time we go.


When you enter the community (it is gated) there is a big sign that says “all paths lead to the sea”



It’s such a special place


Austin said repeatedly “can you guys move here after I graduate?”


I think they would come back to visit often, don’t you?


Paradise even when the sun was not shining


These boys…. they were just little yesterday


But they are lots of fun now. For the most part.


And now we are back to snow. And bad dog Hud eating the nose of our snowman.


Hannah - Dude. I love it when you shoot wide :)

Seriously, favorite pictures you’ve taken. You should live there…and let me visit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

High School Lax

My poor neglected blog! I have lots of pics to post but lacrosse season started and I am trying hard to get our evening routines down.

I was asked to take pictures of the Senior players the other night and spent the evening hanging out with them on the best night we have had in these parts in a very long time.


Will be back to update more soon!

Susan - This is a great photo!!

Hannah - Could not love this shot more!

Lifestyle and wide angle photography

I admit I am a close-up blurry background kind of girl but when you are in a rut you are in a rut.

And it’s time to push your comfort zone.


Blake’s lacrosse schedule now that he is in high school is pretty intense and his guitar lessons had to be cut because they were at the same time. Cole has been begging to take guitar lessons so we let him take over Blake’s spot. He is SO into it. And now of course so is Eva. This is how she plays. She is actually really musical and a pretty good singer.

Anyway back to photography. I am pushing out of my comfort zone and trying more wide angle.


I love the lifestyle “in the moment” of it. Of course you can see more messy house as well.


Huddy’s peep:)


Have I mentioned how weird it is that last year Cole suddenly developed a broken blood vessel on his face in the EXACT same place I had one as a kid?? I can’t tell you how many times someone asked me “did your brother punch you in the face?” When Cole got one out of the blue in the same place I was floored. So weird.



And then I get sucked back into this face. That is growing up so so fast.


She’s beautiful and feisty and doing so well lately. I pulled up a pic of her the other day when she was a chunky monkey. She is so skinny now. I miss the chunk.


It’s February you guys. I don’t like it. But when the sun shines it’s all a little better.


Tiffany - I love close up and blurry…always my fave!


Lisa - My 10 year old son has two broken blood vessels on his face – is there treatment available for them? I haven’t checked into it with his doctor but he’s had them for quite some time.


3pm is my fave time of day. It’s when the first of the four start trickling through the door. The house goes from quiet to loud and that’s the way I love it most.

Austin’s team has been running drills on our street lately and I love it. They yell Hi when I go out to get the mail, they have even stopped in to use the bathroom.


A very nice group of kids


Guitar and Beach

One of my first and only shots with my new macro lens- Austin picked up the guitar after 4 years and amazed us all that he still knows how to play.


I am SO over the cold and winter.

I have been editing pics from the beach and it makes me just want to get in the car and go.


Feeling warmer yet?

Hannah - You are KILLING it.

I want a macro….and the beach. So this traveling beach photography thing…maybe we should do that ๐Ÿ˜‰