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  • Beetlejuice, a Zombie, a Woodland Elf, and a T-Rex

    Happy Halloween
    Spooky and silly
     
    This is the year that I convinced my husband to wear a mask for Halloween!  I know, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it REALLY is!  Lee has always been pretty laid back and understated when it comes to Halloween costumes.  But for some reason he agreed to my outrageous…

  • Abby’s 8th Birthday Extravaganza

    Abby’s 8th Birthday
    Sometimes  you just need to throw a big silly party to celebrate your birthday!  We surprised Abby by decorating the dining room like crazy.  I’ll admit that I don’t think I’ve ever spent that much time in a Party City coordinating decorations.  But the fact that you could buy Sixlet candy in 5…

  • Texas Photog Returning Home | Thank you, Virginia!

    Moving to the Austin Suburbs
     

    If you’ve been following me for any length of time then you know that I’m from Texas.  We’re not known for our modesty when we talk about our state.   Why would you keep something like this a secret!? (wink, wink). Seriously though, when we moved to Northern Virginia from Dallas-Fort-Worth almost…

  • Snow Sledding in Virginia

    Where Are My Hat and Gloves?
    My kids love snow when it’s fresh and new!  They love to sled for hours and will work up a sweat doing it.
    For this little outing at our local park I was extra prepared with hot chocolate in 2 large thermoses.  I highly recommend doing this and wish I had…

  • Loudoun County Photographer | Best of 2018 | My Favorites

    Today let’s do a little throwback to 2018!

    I love to look back on what I think my “Best Photographs” are from each year.  I keep a folder just for those and I enjoy seeing how much I change from year to year.  Did you know that I take a variety of photos?  Whether it’s a…

  • Family Yearbook 2018

    Every year I make a Family Yearbook for my family.  I don’t want to hide all these moments away on my computer, so I print it out for the kids to flip through.  I take my absolute top 10-15 and I order metal prints that I hang on the wall. Seeing these fun shots as…

  • Volunteering for Save the Tails

    Growing up I was always bringing home a stray dog or cat.  My love for animals began at a very young age and just expanded over time.  There was a short-ish window of time between Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 that there wasn’t the pitter patter of a 4 legged creature in my house.  That…

  • Lantern Fest – Floating Lights (Real Life Tangled)

    Y’all!  We saw the Floating Lights from Tangled in REAL LIFE!  OK, backstory…Tangled is one of my favorite Disney movies.  The story is interesting, the songs are incredible, and that scene with the floating lights is AMAZING!  IF you missed  my post from our 1st trip to Disney, go check it out, here. I heard…

  • Loudoun County | Maternity Shoot & Share Finalist

    So I entered into my first Shoot & Share contest (2016) and I was so excited to get some feedback from this community.  I actually thought that I deleted my account by accident after I had submitted about 35 photos, and I was super bummed.  Voting was still fun and I really loved seeing all…

  • My Bucket List for 2016

    Everyone is talking about setting goals for 2016 or what they’re giving up or rebooting their life to make healthier choices.  Which are you choosing this year?  The good ‘ole standbys:  Eating healthier, exercising more, perhaps spending more time with your family? I’m going to publish my list!  It’s nerve wracking to put it out…