We pass by these flowers (weeds!) every day and I hope they stay around for awhile. My goal now is to take photos of Lily surrounded by lilies, so if you have a field of those…let me know :)

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Can you feel it? Spring is right around the corner…just a few more days…two weeks ago CA got snow flurries and this week we had to put on sunscreen. The beauty of one of my favorite seasons is upon us. I can’t wait…why?

1. I love photographing outdoors…all. the. time! A little bit of rain doesn’t scare me :) Right now I have a date with a field full of yellow flowers and my beautiful long haired 3 year old. Must go before someone decides the flowers need to be removed!

2. Next month I will be holding Mother’s Day Mini Sessions! I’m really hoping they will be a blessing to some amazing Mothers. Stay tuned for details…

3. Home renovations start! Our house gets a new coat of paint, my kitchen gets a color overhaul and my furniture gets new identities. I hope to blog it all and get some tips in the process (because I definitely don’t see myself giving home decorating tips!!)

In the mean time…go visit one of my favorite blogs in the entire webosphere, In The Fun Lane! Holly, the blog owner and amazing decorator, helped me out with a design question I had. She’s a super sweet girl with amazing taste in furniture!

ps. You may have noticed my new nifty connection buttons on the left of the blog! Click either of the buttons to connect with me through facebook or twitter!

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  • Sherri - I can’t wait for spring either! And I also love In the Fun Lane! :)ReplyCancel

A couple weeks ago my littlest had a birthday and I wanted to come back and share a little bit of her party. She was born the day after Valentine’s day and of course her little party was adorned with hearts, flowers, pink, pink and more pink! I really don’t see her special day as looking any different! Lily is my tiny princess and she deserves a picturesquely pink birthday party. (The photo on the table is of my husband and Lily who share their birthday!) Oh and a big thank you to my amazing mother in law who made Lily’s cake!

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My goodness that is what they are! Just precious little hearts that reminded me so much of my girls. I absolutely love spending time with families who obviously love each other and love *being* a family…this was definitely one of those times.

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In the midst of the chaos of a busy morning, the fights and the arguments over cereal or blocks or lost blankies…they do love each other…they do call each other their best friends…they do. As a mom it is my job to capture that and to encourage it. My prayer over them is that they will always love each other, they will always be close.  I pray they will always treat each other with kindness.  The arguments they have in their adulthood will quickly be forgiven and that their characters will remain true to how we raised them.

Loving.  Respectful.  Decent.  Kind.  Honest.  Passionate about God.

If you have visited my blog during this February challenge, thank you so much. I appreciate it more than you know. I hope you have been inspired or encouraged to start your own challenge or just to take more photos of your kids.

My loves….my three.

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  • Heather - The expression on your little one’s face says, “I feel really loved”. Nice photo to end your challenge with!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn Sawtelle - Hi! I am curious if you used your 50 mm for this photo? Would you mind sharing the Aperture and other technical info? i am always struggling for the sharp photo of ALL THREE of my kids together! Someone is always a little soft. . .

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    • Amy - I used my 35mm for this photo, my settings were 2.8f, 1/200ss and 400 iso. Getting three people in focus at 2.8f is a challenge, but if you notice all three kids are on the same plane, meaning they are all level with each other. The softest part of the photo is my oldest’s face (on the right) her face isn’t on the same plan but her hair is. Does that make sense?ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - This is beautiful! I’ve been enjoying all of your photo a day posts. :)ReplyCancel