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I just love their smiles!

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Jude turned 8 in February.  I finally got around to taking his birthday photos in May.  And I’m just now getting around to blogging them at the end of August.  Behind much, Lyndsay?  Yes, indeed!  Life has pretty much been eating me alive in 2016.  After a serious foot injury that knocked me off my feet and every aspect of life for 5 months, getting my act together just hasn’t been possible.  But I’ve slowed down, and that needed to happen.  Anyway….my duder is 8!  Not a day goes by that we are not thankful to the Lord that he’s here with us, healthy and strong!  He’s this really beautiful, faith filled, caring, kind person that so many people strive to be.  I’ve never met anyone more empathetic than Jude.  I know those qualities will serve him well in life.

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Ty graduated and can’t even tell you how proud of him are.  Time flies.  I don’t know how we are here already, but we blinked and he went from a baby to a grown man.  We got to celebrate his graduation and birthday all on the same day even!  After 19 years, I really think he’s taught me more than I’ve taught him.  I was just 2 years older then him when I had him, that’s hard to wrap my mind around!  I’m super proud of him and miss him like crazy – he’s already moved out and is on his own.  His high school years looked totally different than we all imagined, I never thought he’d come home and homeschool midway through, but I’m so glad he did!  God’s plan was so much bigger than ours!

Congrats Ty, you have a bright future ahead of you and we are so proud of the man you have become!

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When Heather and I took Mike and Ty out for their senior photos, we had dinner afterwards.  While catching up she told me about how Daniel got a new puppy.  And how that he asked if he got to celebrate mother’s day because he is a single parent to new dog.  For real, how completely adorable is that?!  We decided to surprise him with a newborn session for Mother’s Day and oh my gosh, aren’t they just the cutest?!  Houston absolutely adores Dan and he adores her right back!  Ears flapping in the wind are pretty much my new favorite thing!

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Mike is my dear friend (and our Midwife) Heather’s son.  And he’s also one of Ty’s best friends!  Heather and I decided it would be more fun to take the guys out together to do their senior photos and they did not disappoint!  Congrats on all of your accomplishments Mike, you’re a really great guy and I know your family is so very proud of you!

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This little guy is just the sweetest and so fun to photograph!  It’s been awhile since I’ve photographed him and I couldn’t get over how much he’s grown and those swoon worthy curls he’s sporting!!  And a toddler with a killer golf swing?!  Yes please!!

You can’t tell from this photo, but this little guy brought the chub, the rolls, the chunk, the rubber band wrists to his session.  And he rocked all of the above.  I just love happy, chubby, little babies!DSC_6937w

She is completely adored, in case you can’t tell 😉

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Jul 31, 2016
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He’s super excited about our big news!

Lowdown:

Due February-ish.
Baby is currently healthy and strong.
We will find out if it’s a boy or a girl as soon as we are in the same state again.
I have been incredibly sick this time.
We are planning another homebirth with our favorite midwife, Heather Hilton.
We will be hiring a birth photographer.
The kids are THRILLED.
So are we!

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Uhhhh, could he be any cuter?!  Nope.  I don’t think in all of my 10 years of business I have ever seen a baby go from SO happy, to pitiful sad, to SO happy, this quickly.  It’s literally seconds in between and just the funniest thing ever!  And his sad faces are still so photo worthy, just adorable!  I can’t wait to photograph them again in a few short months.

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I’ll be honest, we all hoped and predicted that baby Bowen would have a few rolls.  His big sister did and oh boy was I happy to see him show up with rubber band wrists and a bit of chunk.  So, so sweet!  Oh I just can’t wait to see him again at 6 months old!  And this location brought back so many memories, it’s the same spot where we photographed big sister when her mom was pregnant with her.  Times have changed for sure!

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I’ve been really lucky to see this family several times over the last year.  I can’t believe how much Ian and Graham have grown and we’ve managed to capture some really wonderful memories with both sides of their family in the mix.  It’s so easy to see why Chris and Allison are so great now having met both of the families they came from!  I have loved meeting each and every one!