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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Loving Summer

This summer we went to Virginia Beach. As fall settles in here, I am grasping for anything that reminds me of sunnier times...I do not want winter to come. When I am old and wealthy I will follow summer all over the world. I loved how protective the girls were of each other. I will look at these pictures when I want to strangle them for fighting. The last picture is a shot Rod took. One of us always has to stay with my equipment..I had no idea he decided to become a photographer that day! I know why I stay BEHIND the camera!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Ovaries Just Exploded

Oh this baby gives me baby fever. Her name is Piper and her little downturned mouth makes me want to bite her face off. She was enthralled with my kids and Geraldine (the dog) and I LOVED watching her mom and dad with her. They are SMITTEN. How could they not be? I offered to trade her for Geraldine..they said no. You can check out Kevin and Casey's enagement and wedding session's here. Both of these shoots were a first for me and I just want to thank them AGAIN for trusting me. I am so happy that they made the cutest baby in the universe.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Emma

Brooke asked me to do Emma's senior pictures after we reconnected when I moved to Virginia. We've known each other since the 6th grade, and with the help of Facebook, we have reconnected. My whole family LOVES Emma (especially Rory...I think it's a ginger thing). I can only hope that I do half as good a job as Brooke has done raising this beautiful, smart, kind soul.





Monday, September 15, 2014

Send A Wish Upon A Star

"Lullaby"
Send a wish upon a star
Do the work and you'll go far
Send a wish upon a star
Make a map and there you are
Send a hope upon a wave
A dying wish before the grave
Send a hope upon a wave
For all the souls you failed to save
And you stood tall
Now you will fall
Don't break the spell
Of a life spent trying to do well
And you stood tall
Now you will fall
Don't break the spell
Of a life spent trying to do well
Send a question in the wind
It's hard to know where to begin
So send the question in the wind
And give an answer to a friend
Place your past into a book
Put in everything you ever took
Place your past into a book
Burn the pages let them cook
And you stood tall
Now you will fall
Don't break the spell
Of a life spent trying to do well
And you stood tall
Now you will fall
Don't break the spell
Of a life spent trying to do well
~Sia

Something about Rusty breaks my heart into a million pieces. Do all moms feel like this? I could weep with the pain in my chest I feel for this girl...watching her grow. She's finding her own style now, and rebelling against "norms" and making me more proud than I ever thought I could be.
Headband by www.nollypop.net

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oh How I Miss You All....

The Carroll kids were some of the first people we met when we moved to Virginia. Niamh, the oldest, still has quite an accent from Ireland and for some reason when I met her I started talking in an accent too...badly. I called myself on it and said "I don't know why I do that, talk with an accent when I am around people with different accents. I really shouldn't." She goes, "No, it's dreadful." I knew I loved her from that moment on. Hannah is just such a happy kid. She's always in a good mood and kind of always has food on her face and a song in her heart and doesn't really care what you think of her. I wish we could all be like Hannah. Gabriel is...hmmm. You can always tell where Gabriel has been, because as my Rory likes to say, he "de-recorates". We would often find dog food in our shoes, and our coasters in the oddest places. He says things like "diabolical" and "interesting" while doing things that fit both of those descriptions. He is a handful, and some days I am not sure how his momma does it, but boy, is he cute! I think that may have saved his life a time or two. It helps that he LOVES her more than words can say. I miss these kids so much..but I really miss their mom. I hope they are all happy and snug back in Ireland...while I drink my Diet Coke alone over here..sniff sniff.