1.  I dedicated myself to going through my massive email inbox Monday night.  It was baaaaad thanks to all the vacationing we’ve been doing.  1432 messages down to 405, not bad.  So if you receive a random reply to a message from me, that’s what it’s all about ๐Ÿ˜‰

2.  T’s birthday was nice.  Relaxing, quiet and nice.  We didn’t even leave the house and it was just perfect after the weekend we had.  I can tell you this, the first time we sung Happy Birthday this morning over donuts, she hid under the table in fear.  By the end of the night, she was begging us to relight the candles and sing to her over and over again.  Funny girl.  I took pics, but they are at the end of a very long list of things that need to be proofed.  I’ll catch up someday, she might be 33, but someday.

3. Random snapshot of Riley, one of our kids many cousins.  He made the trip to the beach with us and as a result got tortured with my camera just like the rest of the kiddos.  That’s the price you pay for going on vacation with us dude…


4.  Thankfully, Alli is still speaking to me after I linked her blog here.  I bet she got a ton of hits over there, bwahahaha.  If you check out her blog, you’ll see we aren’t the only ones recovering from the Shamoo trip from hell.  Poor thing lost her camera.  It’s time to learn to use that DSLR girl, this is a sign and I’m just the person to help ya!  Thanks for coming by for T’s birthday today, it was great to catch up and watch the girls play sans the evil Shamoo.

5.  This shot brings tears to my eyes.  I love it that much.  We got to see Jason’s brother, parents and grandparents in San Marcos last weekend.  Jason’s grandmother was holding Teagan and his Grandfather walked up behind her and started to play with Teagan’s hands.  He does this all the time and I just love it.  I’m so thankful to have captured it.  His grandparents are such amazing people and we are so thankful they get to be a part of our children’s lives. 


6.  Little T fending off the paparazzi at the beach…


7.  Ty has been avoiding the camera…but I managed to corner him a few times recently.  Love this one, some different processing for me and I’m not digging the crop, but it’s my boys and I love em, so here ya go…


8.  I don’t think I ever shared this on the blog, this is a display of gallery wraps my mom has in her house.  It’s at the bottom of the stairs and I just love it.  Old photos, look how little Taryn is, but I love the grouping, sorry the color is a little wonky since it’s pics of pics in a hallway, but you get the idea.  I love the way my mom displays memories.  She has photos everywhere, big and small, snapshots and portraits.  Memories everywhere, they just surround you like a big hug, wedding photos, birthdays, snapshots of anything and everything, walking through her house is like meeting an old friend around every corner, tucked in on shelves and everywhere in between.  I love that.


9.  Check back tomorrow for a post about the cute little one year old triplets I photographed at the Slidell mini sessions.  Oh, and some business news and specials I’m running!

10.  I saved the best for last.  My wonderful step-brother and his beautiful wife Dana.  I had to twist (and pull) their arms to get them to let me do this, I think I even used it being my birthday to convince them.  Pretty low, but hey, it worked.  I even had my mom hold them hostage while I ran to get a new memory card midway through because I knew they would attempt to escape with the diversion.




You two are wonderful and beautiful in so many ways, your marriage and love for one another, your love for your children.  We miss you.  8 years is way to long to not be in front of the camera together…thanks for humoring me!

Until tomorrow…