table rock lake…so fun!

We had to go to Branson to pick up Sweet P from Kanakuk K-Kountry and we decided to make the most of it, even though my adorable baby boy couldn’t be there with us!  For our last day B rented a boat, tube and knee-board…. Kodi and Cody started off our incredibly fun day… Jake … [Read more…]

i heart faces – {friendship}

When I saw that the challenge this week at I Heart Faces was friendship there were two images that i loved and wanted to share, however, I was only able to choose one. I love this of Phoebe and Rylee because all they did all day was laugh together. Friends since preschool but now at … [Read more…]

they’re back!

So happy to have Cody back…and Jimmy too! They’re always up for some great photos! Yes! Jimmy scored on this one! Craziness! I though Boy was going to hit his head with this fancy move. Yep! Life is back to normal…

prom 2014

Since I’m playing catch up I was going back through personal photos and realized I never posted Sami’s prom pictures. She was such a beautiful princess. Her date was, Alessandro, the Italian foreign exchange student. Very handsome 🙂

the wedding – {kodi + cody}

Yep, it happened!  On June 7, 2014 we boarded a Southwest Airlines flight and headed out to Las Vegas and the beautiful Luxor Casino and Resort to get Girl and Boy married! On our flight alone we had over 16 people! It was just the beginning of an amazing weekend. I was the “Mother of … [Read more…]

the graduate

It’s official! My third child has graduated from high school and is soon heading off to college. It’s been a wonderful 13 years of school with my beautiful girl, Sami.  She’s been in school with most of these kids since first grade! She’ll be heading off to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in just a … [Read more…]

it’s been a while

I can’t believe it’s been three months since my last post! It’s not like stuff hasn’t happened..hello wedding in Vegas! Get ready for a flurry of posts to catch you all up! Let’s start with pics from a super fun day today, at home, hanging out on the lake! Phoebe’s sweet friend Scarlett was here … [Read more…]

the bachelorette party

I almost didn’t break out my camera for this because I really want to enjoy every moment of my oldest beauty’s wedding “stuff”, but as the drinks flowed I decided to grab it out of the trunk of my car! This was Kodi’s party so we started the evening at one of her favorite places, … [Read more…]

the shoes

I’m several weeks into a wonderful photography class with Lisa at The Long Road to China and our theme this week is “Memorable, Nostalgic , or Special”. For some reason the first thing that came to my mind were the little shoes that Sweet P was wearing the day we met her. Shoes that were … [Read more…]

the musical

Another year…another musical. Sam, once again, worked backstage on the tech crew (this was her fourth and final musical), and Zach took to the stage for his second year. The production was Guys and Dolls and I took some pics, even though photography was forbidden. I’m so proud of my kids.