Happy ELEVEN months to our littlest love, Dallas James!😍 Right now, you are the loudest member of the household, screeching like a "tiny pterodactyl," screaming for mommy and daddy's constant undivided attention. When you're not flinging dishes out of the bottom kitchen cabinets, you're sprinting towards your favorite doggy, Pig 🐶 Moreover, mealtime is a marathon event for you, smearing, throwing and smashing as much food as you can muster into your chunky little chipmunk cheeks🐿. In some ways, you remind us of your big brother KJ but you definitely have your own distinct personality. As Daddy says, if KJ were a dog, you'd be a cat because you make everyone work for your smiles and attention (except me, of course)😉 We love you with all our heart! ♥️ 🐻 @ Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, New Jersey
It’s the end of the first day of school for our little first graders. As I walked in to pickup the kiddos after a long day myself, I took a minute to search for their umbrellas that Nana gave them a year ago. As I slowly walked in, the pavement was radiating steamy waves of heat. I reflected on all the preparation of the last few weeks. Everything from new kicks, to special writing utensils, to anxiety (from one of them in particular) about their new teacher (and missing their old one). We are so blessed to experience this part of life, no matter how exhausting it is. This scene of them walking to my minivan reminded me of a lesson I learned in high school literature about “growing characters”. The walking ahead of me, walking towards their future. A symbol that as much as I want, they won’t stop growing. In this moment I felt blessed to watch it, every step of the way. #iphonex
...Meet Magnolia- seems as though there’s a mini baby boom happening and I’m not complaining. Bring me all the fresh new babes!!! You can still book a session with me this year, I’d love to capture your family as you love on you sweet new addition!!! Message me for more info!!!
We’ve been to so many beaches and we’ve been swimming more than we have in many many years this summer. It’s been amazing but I think we might be done with the beach this year - or who knows?! Btw, the lovely round ”mandala” blanket in the photo is by a wee family business called @mandala_house_finland (and it’s on sale!) They’re made by hand from organic cotton, using natural vegetable derived dyes and an old hand-block printing technique 😊 Check them out!
“This much is sure: it is not God’s will that you lead a life of perpetual anxiety. It is not His will that you face everyday with dread + trepidation. He made you for more than a life of breath-stealing angst and mind-splitting worry. He has a new chapter for your life. And he is ready to write it.” - @maxlucado #anxiousfornothing • • • • • • • • • • • • • 📷: @aliciafoldenphoto
We’ve had such a lovely day today! We’ve been at play parks, ate cake & had fun outside enjoying the sunshine. Really enjoying the last week of the holidays, with Steve being off work to spend time with the kids before L starts school next week. The holidays have just flown by!
Last night I wore this gorgeous dress of dreams, it’s black, lace & floaty, what more could a girl want?! 🖤💀 #boohoo#dressofdreams