family life, family photojournalism, mom thoughts

2,133 Days: I Did That

This morning, my 18 month old carried his nursing pillow to me, dropped it at my feet and then looked confused on what he was doing. When I asked him what he wanted, he started to sign the word for "milk," but got it jumbled and then just walked away. It's been a week and… Continue reading 2,133 Days: I Did That

Faith & Religion, family life, Life As We Know It, Uncategorized

Parenting Is a Process

Tonight, my four year old said she didn't want to live with me anymore. Tonight, my four year old picked her new family, said she'd pack her toys and that she'd be ok to go live with her friends. Tonight, my four year old proved that kids are hurtful and cruel and not capable of… Continue reading Parenting Is a Process

family photography, family photojournalism, photography

The Christen Family

A couple weeks ago, I returned home after spending nearly a month at my in-laws' home in Wyoming. The night before I left, though, I got to get out of the small town and spend the Golden Hours with the Christen family near historic Fort Steele. Eerily similar to ours, with 3 small children, extraordinarily… Continue reading The Christen Family

family life, kid activities

For Love of Ladybugs

A couple of months ago, I began researching tactics we could use to help our backyard trees look a little more alive. For the last few years, they have begun to lose leaves and develop huge bubbles of "sap." If my completely unprofessional, Google research is any indication, we have a scale infestation. Tree scale,… Continue reading For Love of Ladybugs