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Sacramento, Cali, United States
38 year old Christian California Girl, wife, mother, photographer, crafter, dreamer, planner, eater, lover, music appreciator.....

Monday, July 30, 2012


I confess. I have tumbled off the self portrait project wagon for the last three months (cringe.)
But, I've forgiven myself and decided that if the opportunity presents itself for me to participate I will. If not...that's ok.
For the month of July the theme was "reflection," I do love reflection photos so when I had a little alone time last week I took advantage.

We've been getting a lot of use out of the pool this summer, it's hot, and my boy is swimming like a pro (I'm so proud!) I thought it was appropriate to get a reflection in the pool and when the sun is down and the daylight has just about disappeared for the day the pool usually creates some pretty cool reflections.

Check out more of the reflection self portraits here.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Just hold still for a moment

Words I say to my child frequently but today I say it to myself. I always feel the need to be doing something lately, too much on my plate to waste a single minute. But if you don't stop and hold still and just take a moment to catch your breath, refocus, and allow yourself to soak in the now it will be nothing more than time lost.

Friends and family keep saying to enjoy these moments before the wedding but all Devin and I want to do is fast forward to it. The daily countdown has even started. There's still a long to do list but all of the big stuff is done. I find myself just getting through the weeks focused on finishing the work day and hitting the gym and staying on my diet before I crash out for the night. Then spending my weekends trying to get things done for the wedding and make some summer memories with the kids. What pre-wedding moments am I supposed to be savoring exactly? I've enjoyed putting the details together for sure but most of that stuff is done. Everything that's left is the not-so-fun details that require a lot of free time to kill. I'm not complaining, please don't take it as that. I'm just trying to figure out what it is I'm supposed to be enjoying right now so I can make sure I don't miss out on it.

I really just want to be married already. ;)

Just saw this on pinterest: Don't count the days. Make the days count.

challenge accepted.

Friday, July 6, 2012

I love July 4th!

A bike ride, swimming, and another wonderful 4th of July celebration at Jenn's...it was kind of a perfect day. I love that the neighborhood kids all come out to one spot to light fireworks and play. Making great holiday memories for my boy and playing with long exposures on my camera...horray!

Hope your 4th was fantastic!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Lake Francis Camping

Just a few of my favorite photos from the camping trip last weekend. Day one we had a few sprinkles but that didn't stop E and I from exploring. Campfires, smores, paddle boat rides, hand crafted bow's, a night time nature walk, and best of all down time with friends and family.  I only wish it lasted longer.