4.22.2014

earth day.

231 in honor of earth day, i wanted to share some photos of my boys playing in the pine trees from a few weeks back. they went through a little phase of climbing around in these trees in front of the condos where we live. asher was determined to climb up high just like his brother and absolutely nothing would stop him. it was slightly terrifying but he got up there as well and was so proud of himself looking into the sky as he exclaimed, "i diiiid it!"
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these photos make this scene seem super foresty and wonderful. in reality this is right between the parking lot and the road. and that's one thing i love about photography - you can take a mundane situation and make it beautiful. ;)
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happy earth day!
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4.18.2014

happy friday!

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happy friday!
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roman had his very first field trip today to the museum and he had the best time, of course. aaron and i were able to take our littlest out to lunch and shopping for wedding clothes. although our food was pretty much the worst and too expensive, and asher was screaming at me in the dressing room because he did not approve of my outfit choice, it has still been an all around good day.
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it's sunshiny and warm and i'm sure we'll spend the afternoon adventuring outside in one way or another. well, as soon as the boys stop fighting. and i have some coffee... so is life. ;)
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have a good easter weekend everyone!!
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4.17.2014

matilda jane clothing.


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 ( dress, c/o matilda jane )
i'm sure you are familiar with the popular brand for little girls' clothing, matilda jane, but did you know that they also make clothes for women?
matilda jane sent me this dress, the "swonderful spearmint dress" and it was perfect for a whimsical little photo shoot in the forest. we had such a special evening together as a family getting these photos. i had a lot of fun getting a chance to be in front of the camera for once and our boys were playing so nicely in the background - foraging around for wood and making piles. ;)
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i was so impressed with the high quality of this dress. it is super soft and comfortable and matilda jane always does a great job with all of their clothing paying attention to detail and adding special little touches here and there.  i love how matilda jane has created such a unique collection of clothing; each piece is a treasure. check out their site; you will not be disappointed!comesincoloursmatildajaneclothing3 copy **i was provided this dress at no cost as compensation for photographs and an honest review. all opinions are my own. 
thank you so much for reading along and helping to provide these opportunities for my family!**
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4.15.2014

adventure family in motion.

     last friday, i had a chance to share a guest post over at the adventure family in motion blog and i wanted to let you all know about it! adventure family in motion is such a neat blog dedicated to families who are passionate about living a life filled with adventure and a love for the outdoors! you can find my post by clicking here where i share a little bit about our family's move to colorado.
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    preparing for this post, i went through a lot of photos that i've collected since our move here. i have seriously adored being able to appreciate the gorgeous scenery where we live and to be able to capture the ones i love amongst it. you can head over to my guest post to view some more of my favorites, but i'll share a few here as well. they are repeats, but worth it i'd say. ;)
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     one thing that i touched upon in my guest post is how much we love to spend time outdoors hiking here in colorado. nothing fancy; we just pack up the kids, grab some water bottles and head out to explore. does your family spend a lot of time outside? what are your favorite kind of adventures?
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4.14.2014

rainy days.

007009     i took these photos last sunday, on a rainy day. we dropped aaron off at work in the rain and i spontaneously planned to hold a little photo shoot of both boys in their room wearing matching pajamas. they clean their room on sundays now, so it seemed like a perfect time. much to his brother's relief, asher decided to steal the show and so it turned into this. he would give me his best jumps and then run over to check the photos on the back of my camera. he was so impressed with himself and his "flying". i would give him a big smile and he would absolutely beam with pride. we had such a special, sweet time. i cannot stress enough how important these moments are to me: these are truly the photos that i live for. and yeah, i'm pretty impressed with him as well - these photos are awesome. 025-2035031070076      I have had the pleasure of getting to know a great group of ladies in the past couple months. If you are looking for some wonderful new blogs to read, check out the links below!
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"Rain" is the April writing prompt of The Mommy Blogger Collective. In addition to a monthly writing prompt, the collective hosts a monthly blogger featurette. This month we are featuring Katie of Hello, Little Bean. A few words from Katie --- Hi! I'm Katie and I write a blog called 'Hello, Little Bean.' It's about life as a new mom to my cute daughter, Lark Story. I'm California born and raised, but currently live in Michigan with my soon-to-be husband, James and my soon-to-be stepson, Brennan, as well as our little Lark and two kitties. I'm a full-time graphic designer who loves all things artistic and creative. I'm overly sensitive and sentimental, sarcastic and foul-mouthed at times, a foodie and a reality tv junkie who's completely and utterly in love with motherhood. You can also find me on instagram, facebook, pinterest and our little online boutique, Bold Threads. .
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 /// The Mommy Blogger Collective /// Christina, Courteney, Dena, Erica, Erin, Gillian, Katie, Misty, Nicole, and RenĂ©e. ///
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4.08.2014

portraits of asher.

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     i am completely smitten with these photos. asher is continuing his phase of actually enjoying having his picture taken and i couldn't be happier about that. yesterday i was able to have two different mini-sessions of him in the boys' bedroom, which is the absolute best room for natural light photos in our house. these photographs just fill me up inside. entirely. i am a big fan of plain backgrounds and sweet faces and this set of photos remind me a little of these + these.

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