So, I went on and on about how much I disliked snow on Facebook today, and about how I never take my kids out sledding when it snows in St. Louis, but then…I was inspired. As the kids got all bundled up to go play in our backyard, I too yanked on a couple of pairs of pants and prepared to brave the “wintry mix” that had been showering down upon us for hours. We had so much fun!!
There must always be snow angels…
There was a lot of ice coming down with the snow, which kinda hurts your face. Sometimes it was hard to keep your eyes open, as you can see!
But that couldn’t stop “S” from trying to catch snowflakes on his tongue!
Luna (the only Chihuahua I’ve ever known to like snow) had a blast too, until her tiny little paws started to freeze!!
Here’s “L” rolling around in the snow…
More fun down the snow slide!
I’m so glad I forced myself to go outside with my kiddos and capture these fun moments with them!! I hope all of you had a really great day with your family too!
Since spelling has always been one of my strong points, I was especially proud of my daughter when she was one of the few students in her class chosen to participate in her school’s spelling bee. Here are a few shots as she competed to become the champion speller of the day.
She made it to the 5th round but got tripped up on a simple mistake out of nervousness. I hope that doesn’t stop her from competing again sometime! It was so exciting to see her up there!! And I love how supportive her friends were…
Daddy asked Taliyah what she would like for dinner since she did so well in the spelling bee. After requesting enchiladas with real cheese (not vegan, that is), she suggested, with her sweetest smile, that we have blueberry pie for dessert, and that is what we had!!
My husband and I have thrown a few special parties with our friends over the last few years, and we have dreamed of having a photo booth every time. However, I am always forced to work all the way up until the very last minute when I finally must get off my computer to help prepare for the celebration. This year was different though. I’ve finally learned how to balance my work life and my life with my family and friends. Although I still get stressed out because I am pretty much always behind on work, I have made the decision not to do any work on my computer on Saturdays or Sundays at all. Instead, I hang out with my husband, children, and beloved friends, or I actually get some cleaning done in my house! If I have personal photos to edit, I will do so on the weekend. And so, I am so incredibly excited that this year, I was finally able to get a photo booth set up for our Hanukkah party, and here are 50 of my favorite images! What a great night! I am so happy that we had so many close friends with us and also that two of our brothers and their families were even able to attend!! Thank you to all of you who came! We love you!!
I had one of my favorite sessions today, a 1 year old birthday shoot! When I got home, who do you think reaped the benefits? My kiddos, of course! “L” was extra excited to bring the balloons inside to show her brother and sister, but I had to grab a few snapshots of her before she ran away with them!!
When my twelve year old Chihuahua, Pedro, died in early August, I was heart-broken. I managed to make it for two months without a doggie in the house, and then I just couldn’t handle it anymore! So, the family went on an adventure to Big Time Pets, a Chihuahua breeder in Lebanon, Missouri to meet a curious, independent, adorable new Chihuahua pup. We fell in love, and took her home! Collectively, we came up with the name “Luna Doodlebean,” sometimes also known as “Looney” and “Looney-Bin.” I’ve taken photos of her each week for the last five weeks, and here they are!!