How it goes

This is a small tiny lil glimpse into how my life goes on days you battle head aches.


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Dirty floors.

Baby on the floor with an iphone, after his big brother changed his diaper.

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Baby still on the iphone, after diaper change… and for long periods of time.

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Noticeable bruise on baby Reed’s face, after he fell and hit his face on who knows what.

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Continued play on the iphone… as mommy tries to stay awake before nap time.

Phew… yall. Just being honest here. It has been THAT KINDA day… eer. Week? Very tired for some reason (no… not pregnant). I have been battling serious head aches… It gets to the point you want to just be in a dark room with peace and quiet, in hopes to get some relief… but honestly the head aches still there. Only time you don’t notice it, is when you are asleep. I am not sure if this is an result of stress… or if it is from allergies (I have bad fall allergies)… whatever the source may be, it needs to leave now. I cannot get anything done… the idea of schooling these boys, makes it worse and I dream of weekends where I can just do nothing and Travis can take the reigns.

Yes. This is a complaining type post. We are human. To pretend I don’t have days/weeks like this would be a lie.

Keeping it real. Maybe my struggle will make a mom feel less alone today? :)

Thankful for the beautiful weather, although the sunlight bothers my eyes right now (weird huh? result of the head ache??) – does blood pressure issues cause head aches? Prob. should just make a doctors apt…

Any who, off to get baby Reed… then I have to go photograph a sweet couple at 5pm… and then, after that, I hope to veg and do NOTHING, while my husband tends to the littles….

Weekend Wedding

This weekend was packed full. No time to blog right now but wanted to pop in and say hellooooo :) – here are a few photos from the wedding. Feel free to view the full preview over on my PHOTO BLOG.

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For those interested in photo gear stuff:
Photographs were taken with a Canon 5D Mark III
Lenses used at the wedding:

50mm 1.4 Canon Lens
28mm 1.8 Canon Lens
70-200 2.8 L Series Canon Lens

and thats about it! :)

This and That

It has been a busy week!

Ive had a bit of writers block.
Not sure why… but my mind has been consumed for some reason and any time I sit to write – theres nothing.

So thought id just post a bunch of randomness here today…

First up, check out my cuties doing some Tae Kwon Do recently. They are die hards and do such ah good job. The place we found is so affordable and the Master is very involved with the kids. He also teaches some great life lessons and practical self defense.

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Once you get a good collection of oils going you can begin to make your own blends! I'm making up a batch of immune strength essentially :) - may share some with a friend. It's fun to make... And change it up a bit depending on your needs and personal pre New #essentialoils came today!! New coupon on the blog btw :) link in profile.

I ordered up a few more oils this month. I wanted to add some new ones to my collection for the winter months. With weather changing I know the bugs are going to begin to creep out… I have heard so many people on facebook mention stomach flus… sinus infections… and between them and the EBOLA paranoia, I am all for stocking up on some ways to fight the bugs off. (Not saying EO will cure ebola btw, in case anyone assumes that is what I meant.) I added Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, Red Mandarin. Cedarwood, Eucalyptus citriodora, Love (this is a new fav of mine), Bergamot and Palmarosa. I still want to add a few more to my collection… but bit by bit im gathering quiet a stock up of amazing oils. Cannot speak highly enough on Rocky Mountain Oils! Do check them out if you have not yet… and if you haven’t shopped there yet, use the coupon code “15loveoils” at checkout to save 15% off your ENTIRE order! — ALSO to those curious: My above order was for their 5ml bottles. A lot of people don’t realize you can order a small amt. So if you are like me and on a limited budget. Buy smaller bottles to try more oils and trust me, a little goes a long way! Once you dilute your oils with a carrier oil, these oils will still last you a very long time, even with the 5ml bottle size.

I had a shoot this weekend. With a very loyal client of mine and friend.

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I had to photograph for our church today. Two of my boys tagged along for that adventure. Was actually a lot of fun having them with me. They got spoiled by the workers… who gave them donuts, chocolate and water bottles. One lady even made them cute little angels out of a blanket. Was so sweet.


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This weekend family will be in town… to help baby sit and visit. Travis and I have an art Gala tomorrow for my friend Lindsey’s art show…. and then Saturday I have to shoot at wedding in the Mtns of Georgia! Cannot wait for that, I love shooting weddings.

So between all of that, I will prob be away til next week some time. We also hope to officially celebrate Reed turning 2 with my parents…

Hope you all have a great weekend :)

Biking & Baking

Busy week… so the depth of my post are some more photos biking … I try to walk daily if possible. It is about all I can give right now in the area of physical fitness. As much as id love to get ripped right now and be in super shape, now is not the season. I am just trying to get a few moments of physical activity in each day, even if its just walking. With walking, it is a win win, keeps the kids happy and gives me some sanity too, inbetween worrying about my kids running into cars parked on the road (this happened recently) and them falling. Other than that, its kinda relaxing. I think. Haha….We have a great neighborhood to walk in. Lots of shade. Lots of hills. So it gives you a good workout ;-) – esp pushing a 25+ lb baby in a stroller.

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Reed if you can’t tell, loves walks too.

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The kid’s gloves and attire for this particular bike ride make me smile :)

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Another thing we love to do these days, is to bake. Fall stirs up my love for baking every time!

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Biking with the dudes

Just a few photos from a trip I took with the boys last week biking. This place is beautiful… although a tad bumpy for a new bike rider. Poor Owen fell A LOT haha… and Taite at one point got bit by an unknown bug that we couldnt find, but he had like 3 bites on his shoulder. Still not sure what bit him.

Was nice to get out and let the kids explore…. Below are a few photos from the adventure :)

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Owen way off in the distance.

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Reed’s Wheels.

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We made a pit stop on a bridge.

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Boys had to check out the creek and throw a few rocks.

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& ending note.

Reed gagging on a piece of apple. Taite itching and ripping his shirt off. And lots of dirty feet and tires.

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Life with boys is far from easy or clean haha… thankful for safety and the time I get to spend with them daily. Also can I just tell you, I cannot stand cheap bikes. They do not make bikes well these days. We have so many malfunctions with chains, seats and handle bars, that its pretty ridiculous. We hate to invest a lot into bikes at our boys ages, since they grow so fast… but part of me wants to spend more, so we can avoid the headache of cheap bikes! The Bike Caleb is riding was my brothers. It is over 20 years old and that thing works better than any of the bikes we have purchased for our boys in the last few years. It is a 1980 something Huffy haha… still kickin!