Thursday, August 29, 2013


Summer has flown by and the kids are out of school (again) all week for the local horse show, so I had to bribe him to cut his hair and take his picture. It was either that or he couldn't leave town. ;) But he agreed...imagine that?! I was itching to take some portraits...seems like forever...and it has been. And since they had just cut the hay field and rolled it, it was the perfect prop.

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Honestly, find the right light and make those eyes pop! I did nothing here other than to sharpen. They are that amazing in the light!

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A little different angle...still beautiful.

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I love the height perspective in this picture. I may have to get one every year to show his growth!

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This is my favorite and may just go on my wall!

Monday, August 26, 2013


I've been m-i-a for a long time. It's been a crazy summer and now that school's started (and now out again for the horse show), I'm trying to get back on a routine. But, like most things, as soon as you get on a routine, life happens.

And so I'm spending our 18th anniversary alone...well, I have punk #1 to keep me company as punk #2 flew the coop and went to visit family for the week. Unfortunately punk #1 has to work on/off all week. We had a friend lose his dad over the weekend so honey drove to Kansas, hence the reason I am alone on our anniversary.'s ok. We have spent a lot of time together in the last few weeks...time I wouldn't trade for anything! (Sorry, crappy cellphone pictures...I just won't take my good camera. Any camera is better than no camera though!)

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The boys bought their own kayaks this summer...of course we had to be the first to try them out!

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One day we took the youngest for a few hours...he floated ahead...I love how inquisitive he is!


After spending 3 hours on the river, punk #1 got off work and wanted to go. I am really not a river person. Have never really liked it with all the unknown creepies under the water...but...I really love being in the kayaks. I think it's the enclosed "protection" I feel...I'm not sure. As long as I can avoid tipping over in a deep section, I should be good. Taking child #1 as it was getting close to dark, was kinda pushing it. But we made it and I was fine. (And I now know I can do 5 1/2 hours on the river if I have to! ;) I love the time we can spend together. It's something I'll (and they'll) never forget.

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