It’s been a while-September Blog Circle

Life threw our house for a loop this last couple months. I unexpectedly went back to work as a teacher:) I have been DEEPLY missing my camera since returning, but I got out this weekend and took a few photos at a local park. It felt SO good to just shoot and watch my kiddos explore. I am hopping in on the Real Life Monthly 10 on 10 blog circle (though I have more than 10 photos this time…I’ve been absent for a bit, so I added a couple more for good measure;). The first photo is actually from July, the second from August, and the rest were from this past weekend. After checking out my post, feel free to follow the link at the bottom to look through the work of some other lovely and talented ladies:)

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Click here to head on over to Mandalyn Renicker Photography’s page for your next dose of real life;)

A Lake Life Wedding

I was recently asked to cover a friend’s wedding, and I couldn’t help but say yes! For my first wedding, I’m pretty happy with the results. Seriously, this bride is the most photogenic person ever. On top of the bride and groom being completely laid back and awesome, I got to go out on a boat, on the lake, and have a beer on a gorgeous day with some pretty awesome friends. I think that has to count as the best wedding gig ever, right?

Peanut’s Birthday!

Not going to go into all the reasons I have been so behind on posting, but I have to get these up for the friends and family that would like to see them. 🙂 Happy Birthday (yesterday) to our little Peanut! Sorry (not really) for the overshare. He’s adorable. 😉

The Great Tulip Massacre of 2015

These photos aren’t spectacular or anything, but they tell a story….

“Hey mom, look what I got!!”

(mom tries not to cry….)2015-365april16-1

If you look behind her, you can see the empty stems of the tulips where she picked all of these…. (still trying not to cry)2015-365april16-3


The sad pile of picked flowers…2015-365april16-5

So she incorporated them into one of her “snowmen”. Basically, it’s straw with some mulch and flowers on top. That is a summer snowman apparently. 2015-365april16-6 2015-365april16-7

The final resting place/shrine for the beautiful flowers.2015-365april16-8

The initial resting place of the flowers… 😦2015-365april16-9

Side note: She can pedal her tricycle like a big girl! I removed all the crazy stuff attached to it after this. Now it’s just a boring tricycle:)2015-365april16-10

This kid must have seen something interesting.2015-365april16-11

“What are you lookin’ at??”2015-365april16-12Just another Thursday. Someday I’ll be able to have nice things again…Just in time for grandkids to tear it all up again! Wouldn’t trade it for the world. ❤


A Few Recents:)


Here are just a few I’ve taken recently. Even though the focus seems off in the first one, I think it’s my favorite. I need to play with this early morning light that comes in through our bathroom a little more. It’s only there for a very short time, and I usually forget about it:P I kind of think that focal flaw adds to the dreamy feeling anyway:) That flare though…LOVE ❤2015-365April10-1 2015-365April10-2 2015-365April10-3

She will crawl backward facing him and she just GIGGLES. So cute.2015-365April10-4

One for National Sibling Day:)2015-365April10-5

Off in la-la-land…2015-365April10-6

Kisses! Someone has a girlfriend….2015-365April10-7