This Old Truck
Earlier this year, Mark's beloved truck bit the dust. Not worth the cost of the repairs, it went off to a new owner via craigslist, and we began searching for our next vehicle.
We're not a family that takes on car payments, so we bought what we could afford with cash. And what we could afford was a very old, slightly damaged, ma ...
September 30, 2017
Summer Bucket List || Colorado Springs Drive-In
I have a tendency to be self-absorbed.
To wake up in the morning and think, "What do I want to do today? What needs to be cleaned? What work needs to be done?"
(Can anyone relate?)
I get to the end of the day and realize that I've left little room for the good stuff. Ya know, the "having fun with my son" stuff.
So I dec ...
August 1, 2017
Five Minute Project || WrestleMania
It's a sixth-sense, I think.
The kids know it. The very minute Daddy gets down on the floor, it's wrestle time.
It doesn't matter where they are - when Daddy's body touches the living room carpet, they come running from all corners of the house.
Mark and Briggs have been waiting for Geneva to get big enough to play along, ...
July 24, 2017
A New Fish For Briggs
The buying of a fish. It's an ordinary thing, I suppose.
However, I heard it said once that the better we tell our stories, the better we want to live them. And this is an ordinary story that I wanted to tell.
It's a story about allowance, and saving, and learning to value money. It's about my boy's Lego watch and shoes worn ...
June 1, 2017
Downtown Colorado Springs with the Carew Family
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
Why, you ask.
Well, this family photo session in downtown Colorado Springs included BOTH ice-cream (hooray!) and a wasp sting (boo.). We started out enjoying some amazingly vibrant fall leaves. Things were going well until sweet big-sister Isabel discovered that those beaut ...
April 24, 2017
Lifestyle Newborn Session || Gatling Family
I first met Kirsten 4-ish years ago when I arrived at the 5:45 am spin class she was teaching at the YMCA - and she's kicked my booty in that class nearly every Wednesday morning since then! Though it's early and dark and cold and often hard to wake up for, I look forward to that workout each week and am never disappointed that I s ...
April 15, 2017
Five Minutes with Her Toothbrush
It's been a while since I blogged a 5-minute-project - but Christmas break means time to work on my own projects and that usually translates into sharing a few photos of my own kiddos with you!
Be honest, you probably don't spend 5 minutes with your toothbrush do you? But miss Geneva does. In fact, she'll spend 30 minutes brushi ...
February 10, 2017
Colorado Springs Lifestyle Newborn Session || The Osburn Family
It is truly amazing to be given the honor of capturing a family as they grow and change. This year, I got to capture the Osburn family while they anticipated their little one's arrival, as they welcomed Evangeline into the world, and then finally during a lifestyle newborn session when sweet Evan was just three weeks old.
September 20, 2016
Five Minute Project || Waking the Baby One Year Later
The other morning - at 6:45am - my littles were being especially sweet and I couldn't resist the opportunity to sneak in and complete a little 5 minute project photo session with them. These photos were taken almost exactly one year after the photos from this post - and I really can't believe the difference that one year makes.
July 21, 2016
Colorado Springs Home Birth || Welcome Evangeline
I've been anticipating the arrival of this little one for months - and when her mama asked me to be there for her Colorado Springs home birth, I was over the moon!
For WEEKS I sprinted to my phone every time it rang and slept with it right next to my pillow. So when Emily called me just after midnight on March 23, I was pretty m ...
April 23, 2016