Happy Belated Valentine’s Day



This child really doesn’t like having her picture taken for more than 5 minutes at a time. It’s been challenging, but I love it; she’s pushed me to be a super fast-working photographer, and I’ve benefited from it. Taking pictures of kids in general is so much easier now that I know what to expect.

The trick with this photo shoot was to place Marlowe on the loose rocks in our backyard. She’s old enough to understand that she really couldn’t walk on them more than a step or two without falling on her behind. So, she stayed put for me, and because of that this has become my favorite photo shoot of my beautiful girl to date!

*Thanks so much to Carolyne M., who was super thoughtful and gave Marlowe the adorable balloon and stuffed lady bug!**02 03 04 05 06

Headband: [Birthday Direct] / Sweater: [Similar at Baby Gap] / Plaid shirt: [Similar at Ralph Lauren] < Choose “Pink Multi” color / Leggings: [Similar on Ebay] / Booties: [Similar at Dillard’s] < Choose “Vanilla” color


5 Minutes with Good Light


Marlowe and I had just gotten back from the Library, and I’d rounded the corner to our bedroom to be blinded by the sun. This is a normal occurrence in our house; I always seem to forget to close the blinds before the sun sets. Instead of getting annoyed with the dark spots in my vision – courtesy of the ever-shining sun here in Colorado Springs – I decided to round everyone up so I could snap a few pretty, back-lit pictures.

I’m happy with the results, and I think you’ll like them too… Especially when you see how cuddly Marlowe was with Charlie when you scroll down! 🙂

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Our poor little girl has hair as crazy as mine… I’m telling you, it’s extremely hard to tame. Plus, she’s so busy running around and falling over everything that I would have to be constantly trailing behind her with a wet comb in order for her hair to ever look decent!! (All this is being written while she’s spinning around in circles behind me, getting dizzy, and tripping over our kitten).


While I hate to say it, sometimes Marlowe has RBF. Google it. I’m not going to repeat it here! 😉06



I simply cannot find the words to describe Jacki’s and my almost-strictly-online friendship. We met through Facebook and we hit it off right away. Jacki’s got that type of personality that is not only encouraging, but also infectious. She gets under your skin, in a very good way… And by that I mean that I feel like I can share my deepest darkest secrets with this woman, and no judgment will be cast my way. It’s an awesome feeling.

Jacki, I just want to say that finally meeting you in person was one of the most interesting, fun and uplifting days of my life. I love you so much, and I love how your relationship with God and other people go hand-in-hand. You are kind and you love others the way the Bible tells us to, and I completely admire you!

P.S. Thanks for playing with my daughter, too! I know she had so much fun hugging and hanging with you! 😉 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10