family, friends, just for fun

When the Gender Must be Revealed

This is how we do a gender reveal in our house. Er, well... this is how we do a gender reveal in an Irish Pub run by a Scottish man in Southern Spain. We first arrange for our very crafty and talented-at-everything friend to decorate and to set up a sweet photo booth. Look how… Continue reading When the Gender Must be Revealed

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birth, birth photography, doula, friends, motherhood, photography

Baby Raina [Birth Photography]

Every now and again, I get the privilege┬áto attend a birth. Photographing births is so important and special to me because you are not only witnessing a new baby be born, but a mother as well. Since motherhood changed my life in ways that I could have never imagined, I always feel so blessed to… Continue reading Baby Raina [Birth Photography]

church, close to my heart, friends, living the military life, motherhood, our first daughter, our second daughter, travel

Oh, Florida.

We did so much traveling in 2011, brought our kids along and it made for one exciting year. We started out 2011 with a trip to California visiting DisneyLand and SeaWorld, then Minnesota in February to see my sister, moved to Spain in March with trips to Portugal and Barcelona and now here we are… Continue reading Oh, Florida.

friends, our first daughter, our second daughter, travel

My Afternoon With Wild Worses

Confession: I used to be a fan of (dramatic pause) Jon & Kate Plus 8. I know, I know... I'm without a doubt losing whatever cool points I had by admitting this. I assure you, I'm still cool (er, I hope). Anywho, on one of the episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8, Jon &… Continue reading My Afternoon With Wild Worses

EOD, family, friends, living the military life, my smoking hot husband, our first daughter, our second daughter

The Meal With Turkey and Stuff

Sometimes, as a military family, the location for a Thanksgiving dinner is less than ideal. In my 7 years of marriage, I have never cooked a turkey. Thanksgiving, to me, is a time to challenge my siblings and cousins to relentless games of Mario on the Nintendo for hours on end. And I guess, if… Continue reading The Meal With Turkey and Stuff

friends, my smoking hot husband, our first daughter, our second daughter, travel

Colonial Williamsburg

Lately I've been teaching Aliana about American History in homeschool. Learning about how America was discovered, how people lived and first came to our country has been super fun to research and read about. Coming to Virginia, it's the perfect place to bring American History to life with all the museums and historical sites in… Continue reading Colonial Williamsburg