Now that we're in the summer heat I'm really missing those temperate spring days when we could spend hours outside without sunscreen or bug spray.
My babies’ 7th birthday! I can’t believe they’re 7. When they were babies I would imagine what they might be like as kids this age. I couldn’t be more proud of who they are and am so excited to see their individual interests develop. Oliver is quiet, thoughtful, kind, and silly. Zoey is exuberant, curious, a bit of a klutz and my little mama hen. Quinn is empathetic, cautious, imaginative and funny. They are all so full of life and make every day a little more chaotic, a little messier, and a lot more interesting.
I’ve been a member of a creative co-working space called FLOCC along with about a dozen or so other self-employed people in a variety of industries. This day there was a video shoot happening in the studio and I took this shot of one of the crew for my 52 Fridays prompt, “Rembrandt.”
7th Birthday Party = Making comic books in the Arts Mission Oak Cliff basement. The kids made up their own superheroes and stories and had a great time.
This girl loves wheels.
Minutes after the tears stopped from Quinn falling off the swing smack on her face, knocking out her loose two front teeth.
Golden hour at the neighborhood mini-park.
Pika pika. He’s been sleeping in just his undies lately, but the full body fleece Pikachu jammies are his go-to for being decent for breakfast.
A favorite detail shot from this wedding.
Spring break road trip to Rockport, about 6 hours away (Texas is big). These coastal oak trees were unlike any I’ve seen before. Late nights looking at the stars are always good for my soul.
Quinn decided that she liked playing on the pebbly beach more than in the water.
Texas’ largest tree.
Our niece, Chloe, on her first camp trip. She sure loves her grandpa.
I love their little toes. This seems like the most uncomfortable way to sit on these stools, but they all do it daily.
Saying see you later to Uncle David who moved to Houston. I think he’s the only one who can still pick up all three of them at once.
Our little slice of heaven.
My birthday, so naturally we needed a treat.
Some pretty little lady banks roses on our fence.
This goofy dog quickly endeared herself to us.
Another wedding, more examples of love between mothers and daughters, sisters and friends. These moments mean just as much to me as the ones shared between the two people getting married.
The boys working on Ollie’s pinewood derby car for scouts.
Every spare minute outside.
The best milestone: kids who can read to themselves.
One of my favorite flowers in our garden this year.
Window drawing in the morning.
An engagement session in Austin. I really connected with these two, over shared interest in books, plants, music, politics. Its always fun when that happens.
A favorite shot from my last wedding of the month. Weddings bring out a lot of feelings, and I love seeing friends loving each other through these times in ways that we don’t always give ourselves time and space to do.