I can remember always having a camera with me from the time I was young. I loved capturing the moments I was living. I knew it would always be important for me to look back on my life and not only see my memories but truly feel them. I think that is why photography found me. It is true of me that you can find me most of the time with a camera in my hands. My friends and family understand that fully. I am grateful to capture and document the real moments of our lives. That is why my photography won't always be the "perfect" everyone looking at the camera pictures. I live for the moments when my clients forget I'm even there and just be. My daddy made me appreciate those kind of moments. His passing made me even more passionate about my photography. Grandparent pictures are one of my favorites! To see generation after generation and the love that lives forever honestly touches my soul. I would be honored to capture your memories for you. Thank you for letting me be a small part of your lives. I hope my photography will allow you to always feel the moments you live.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

my beautiful flamenco dancer

Words can't describe how i feel each time I see you on that stage.  You are brave and confident and focused and excited.  Mostly… I watch you and think how lucky I am to be your mama.  You love dance and I love that you love dance!  I will always be your biggest cheerleader.  And you will always have my heart.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Last day.

I have walked to school with you for the last 6 years of my life.  I have prayed over you both everyday.  I have hoped you would make wise choices.  I have expected good behavior.  I have believed you would choose kindness.
You each have made me SO incredibly proud.  You have both excelled in your academics.  You have both been awarded citizen of the quarter every year.  You have both tried your hardest.  I could not have asked for more.
As we walked that last walk… on the last day of school… I knew it was so much more than that for us.  It was your last day at Wilson Elementary School also.  It was a bitter sweet day.  As your names were called for the awards…my eyes filled with tears.  Wilson had been good to us and you both had been good to Wilson.
We will start our new school adventure in August.  I am excited and nervous and scared and thrilled about homeschooling you both.  I can't wait to be a bigger part of your education.  After 6 years of praying about this … we finally said yes.  Yes… to God.  I know we will have good and bad days ahead of us.  But I also know WE can do anything… because of our faith.
I love you both… I know you will continue to make us proud.

Monday, May 12, 2014


                                                                MOTHERS DAY 2014

As we spend the last couple of months in this home and start yet another new adventure I feel so THANKFUL.  I am so thankful that we are together.  I am thankful that we choose each other everyday.  I am thankful that your daddy works so hard for us.  You three made me a mommy.  I am on my knees grateful everyday for that gift.  I learn something new about myself everyday from you all.  You make me want to be a better person.  You make make me feel more. You definitely make me laugh more.  You bring so much joy and warmth to my heart.  Thank you for loving me and all my flaws.  I will love you until the day I die and even beyond that.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


You did it!  You turned three!!!!!!!  I can NOT believe that you are THREE.  It really seems like yesterday that you were born.  We have learned so much as a family since you made us a family of 5!  You Love your brother and sister SOOOOO much.  You want to play with them all the time and most of the time… they let you!  You always shoot me this sweet/ ornery smile.  It makes my heart want to explode.  You play with your cars all day everyday.  You run, run, run and run all day everyday.  Thank you for loving us.  You were the best idea I ever had.  xoxo.. mama bear

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

my 8 year old daughter...

You are now 8.  I really can't believe it.  It seems like yesterday I was bringing you home from the hospital.  I could never have imagined then how much I could love you.  Your heart amazes me.  It really touches my soul.  You give and give and give.  If you ever have money.. you always want to spend some on your brothers.  If you are at school and get a prize.. you get something your brothers would love.  You always want to share your heart with your family and friends.  You bless me everyday.  And your laugh…. it is the best thing in the world.  Always know I am proud of you.  You are beautiful… inside and out.  

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fall... my favorite.

Pumpkin Patch Day.  2013

 We always start this day by going to cracker barrel.  Then we head out to enjoy the pumpkin patch for several hours.  It is always one of my very favorite days with my family.

Alzheimer's Walk 2013

We Walk.
We walk to end Alzheimer's.
We walk to remember my daddy.
We walk to celebrate his life.
We walk to honor my mama and how she took care of him.
We walk so we won't have this terrible disease.
We walk to change the future of our children.
We walk in honor of all those affected by this disease.