Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours…
we hope you had a very Merry Christmas.
And that you enjoyed it better than our boys enjoyed this little photo shoot.

May this next year bring abundant joy & life for you & your families!
We love you all.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pumpkin Patch 2013

We made our annual trip to the Rockwall Pumpkin Patch back at the beginning of October.
And while we love going to spend way too much on buy cool pumpkins, the truth is we really go to get fun pictures of our kids in the first of fall's awesome colors.
This year was no different.
Here's a look at our super cool kids in their fall splendor…

 The weather that day was not exactly feeling fall.
It was like 85-90 degrees & a little muggy.
But we had fun anyway.
Also notice I got a lovely picture of the port-a-potty. And the hay covered in blue tarps.
I'm all about the details;).

 Truett thought the pumpkins were AWE-SOME.
And we thought watching him freak out over those pumpkins was just as awesome.
Completely adorable…

 This sweet boy.
Could not wait to take a pumpkin home.
And his patience grew thinner & thinner as I snapped away.

 But he's so darn cute.
I couldn't help it.

 An attempt at sibling photos…
Notice Tuck is nowhere to be found.

 This girl is always up for a pose & a picture.
Thank goodness we have a sweet little lady to oblige the camera happy parents.

 A favorite.
For sure.

 Happiness & bliss.
Unless you picked him up.
Or tried to save him from danger.
Or took away a pumpkin he was trying to throw...

 One of the sweetest guys I know.

 And strongest.

Who really weren't feeling the cooperation…

 All 3 of them.
It was worth a shot;)…

She is showing off her stamped hands.
I promise…

And that's what we got.
A super fun 45 minutes, sweating, chasing, referee-ing, capturing moments, picking out cool pumpkins, & being together.
Happy Fall:).

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Family rocks {Beavers Bend 2013}

So, we were in Beavers Bend for 4 days last week.
4 sweet, wonderful, adventure-filled, relaxing days to be precise.
We could've stayed another 2 weeks.
We booked a 2 bedroom, 1 loft cabin the week before & drove out Monday morning.
Here is our first official day through the lens of our big camera.
It was so beautiful, that many pictures were snapped.
Also, be thankful that I'm still pretty green at this photography business & many of the photos were too blurry (I need practice on my focusing! It's tricky…), because there may or may not have been SEVERAL more photos:).

 Someone snuck away from breakfast on the patio to go to "work" in the house.
Too bad he can't be trusted & had to come back outside…

 He's blurry, but sweet.

 There was a museum inside the park's office/information center.
We learned a lot about the history of foresting.

 Carved out of an old cedar tree…they were wayyyy impressed.
I was too.

 The best kind of love.
Sweet friends, fierce rivals.

 My unofficial hiking buddy.
We spent many a trail just like this.
It was some really sweet time with that baby of mine.
Who thinks he's way too big…


 She was so proud to climb so high.
Also, girlfriend can strike a pose like no other.

 Sticks, rocks & acorns were constant surprises & companions.

 There are no words to describe how I feel about that picture.
I mean…

 Lunch break.
Then time for fishing…

There were no worms harmed in the making of fishing time.
They found one.
Then the mom leaned over to pick up the baby & her hair caught the worm & he escaped.
Good for the worm. Bad for the mom.
I digress…

 There was a dad around…promise.
A brief pause to blow a kiss to his favorite mama.

 And because his mom was exhausted from chasing him he got bored by the river, we spent more time, just the 2 of us, out of drowning's way.
And if you're alone with your mom in fantastic lighting & she's learning how to shoot in manual, you get your picture taken 1,000 times. Good thing he didn't take time to notice…

 Have I mentioned Beavers Bend is a totally amazing place?
Something cool around every corner.
Surrounded by beauty.

Happy fishing boy. 
This ended fishing for the day.
Much to the confusion of my dear son, who asked the rest of the day, "We catched fish today, daddy?!"
Um, no. You WENT fishing, but caught nothing.
"Uh-huh. We catched fish today."

 Man, I love those people.

 Yes. This was amazing.
And so peaceful.
I could've sat by that river all day.
But there were 3 children who have ants in their pants, so we moved on.

 But not before one more awesome pose.

 He could've climbed all day.

While this girl posed away.
She cracks me up.
Beautiful time in a beautiful place.
More to come…thanks for hanging til the end!