Thursday, October 31, 2013

Alan & Rachel

When all you have is 7.5 minutes,  it ends up being just enough time to sneak in a quick photo shoot in the midst of a busy weekend...

Those smiles speak for themselves!

Aaaand looking at all these photos makes me miss hanging out with them -- and wishing we could somehow squish Wisconsin closer to Kansas. 
And Nebraska, while we're moving states around. {grin}

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

27 weeks

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Daily Moments

Being a mother definitely has its moments. 

Moments where milk spills all over the high chair and kitchen floor.
Moments when everything takes (at least) twice as long because of the little person trying to help. 
Moments where you stop and catch your breath, wondering where the day went and how you managed to get so little done. 

But then there is the moment when you look over and see your lil' girlie sitting like such a lady, quietly reading books.

...the moment when she spies the broom in the closet and pulls it out to begin spreading the crumbs sweeping the kitchen floor, such a big grin on her face cuz' she's 'just like mom'.

...the moment when Daddy says "let's pray" and she grabs her baby doll's hands and folds them, too.

...the moment when she squeals with the simple delight of swinging at the park.

...the moment when you hear your lil' girlie naming everything in site, and pointing to you, says "Mommy."

And then it hits in amazement all over again that I AM A MOMMY -- and with the coming and going of all these moments, my girlie is growing up so very fast. 

{photo compliments of my iPhone}

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tim & Kristina

I was so honored to photograph Tim and Kristina's special day back in August -- and am just now sharing a peek with you. (I'm pretty sure moving, settling into a new home, watching a toddler, the normal laundry and meal prep, as well as being 25 weeks pregnant had something to do with the delay!)  

I had so much fun looking through these pictures and remembering how joyous and special the day was and how much in love these two are. I also want to say a big thank you to Susan for joining me for part of the day to help me capture precious memories, as well as lug equipment around!

And since I had a hard time picking out just a few, here are few -- and then some. {grin}


{little dressed-up giggly girls at weddings are adorable!}

{the bride has a special relationship with her four younger brothers...and they know how to make faces and ham it up for a camera!}

{just a bit excited to be mr. & mrs.}

{all the children -- and young at heart -- loved the reception tablecloths}

{a brother giving the toast always makes for some good stories and laughs}

{let happily ever after now begin!}

Congratulations Tim and Kristina!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Happy Monday!

Moving day was over a week ago and we've been busy settling in ever since!
Crazy moments. Long days.

In the midst of it all, I'm so thankful for the the smiles I see every day. 

{this is my happy}