She Said “YES!” A Proposal Story from a Sister’s Point of View

As we pulled up to the gate at MacDill Air Force Base, I wondered if the heavily armed and attentive guard would notice my nervous smile and sweaty hands. Would he mistake my shifty eyes for “suspicious behavior” and ask us to pull over? Christina, who was driving, was relaxed and calm as she handed…

Hailey Joins the Family

This post isn’t about food, health, or my skin!!- I can hear your simultaneous sighs of relief. No, this post is purely to show off the sweet baby girl who recently joined our quickly growing family of 9. Isaac and I got to meet Hailey two weeks ago (when she was just a few days old) and…

Fall, Baby

As an ex-coffee drinker, I no longer get excited about the oh-so-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte making its grand reentrance this fall. Instead, the photographer in me is excited about gorgeous backdrops. The writer/reader in me can’t wait for the chilly weather excuse to stay inside all weekend curled up with my laptop and a book.…

Who’s Dat?

My phone’s face time feature connected with my sisters’. Liam gasped and said “who’s dat!?” Char and I burst into laughter, he had never said that before! How funny, innocent, and surprising a 16 month old can be. This boy has stolen my whole heart! I could not be more thankful to live in a…

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday to a guy who can fight with the best …and party with the rest I love you, Dad! Happy Birthday!  Here are just a few of the reasons I love him (post from Father’s Day awhile ago)

Toddler Rules

“No matter how old you are, no matter how badass you think you are, if a toddler hands you a ringing toy phone, you answer it.” My dad happens to be a fantastic leader of military operations during the week, and toy phone answer-er on the weekends. Such a good grandpa 🙂 Thank you Char for the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

Challenge: Two Subjects.  This “theme” is more of a composition challenge. Share a picture with two subjects!  A few months ago I photographed my sister-in-law and her family so they could have a non-cheesy Christmas card to send out to loved ones. There is nothing worse than receiving a Christmas card that looks like it could…