Sweetness Of Home

It’s always good for my soul, to take my kids back to the place I call home. To spend time with their maw-maw, paw-paw, & all my family. A simple home full of love, the moment I walk back in my parents home…I can just breathe better!

We had a great Spring break…walking to the river (behind my parents house), trying to catch crawfish with paw-paw, riding bikes from the front yard to the back yard..a million times. Painting, playing cards, pony riding, zip lining…and just having fun. We did go roller skating..but I didn’t want to test out my photography skills while skating..haha! Even thought I can hold my own on some skates..haha.

These photographs make me feel so emotional, for I know one day…long after my most treasured loved ones are gone, even me..my kids & their kids…and generations after..will pull these photos out of boxes or albums..and talk about the good times.

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Finding Wonder

Usually after a long week, we head over to our land on the weekend…(we are currently in a rental home……with really no yard), so it’s so nice to have a little over 1o acres to go to relax. Lately, I have felt so uninspired……and rarely pick up my camera…(I have been super sick for weeks, with Bronchitis as well too…finally better) or even sit at my computer. My photographs sit on my camera for weeks, until I finally find a free moment to edit them. I took these on February 12th..and today I downloaded…! Better late than never.

It is always such a joy to my heart to watch my kids play in wide open spaces, and just be kids. I had the best childhood…and I have such wonderful memories of feeling free……and was able to explore. I grew up on acreage in the country…and actually my parents still live in the same house. We wanted the same for our kids…that’s why we decided to buy the land, to build our dream home on. I know that most of my post seem to say the same thing…and I sound like a broken record….but I am just looking forward to finally feeling settled. Hopefully, we will start building within the next month or so…we are currently waiting on bids. Please be praying that it all works out.

A few of these photos, the one of Keith and Rylee……they are standing in the spot that our house will be built. The one with Rylee pulling on the string, well that’s the outline we have for show where our new home will go. I have tried to take a photo of the entire area…but the string and the grass blend it together……..making it hard to see.

I love these so much…and can’t wait to print some for our new house….! I have a confession…I have ZERO photos hanging on my wall…and don’t print them either…so horrible. One of my New Year’s Resolution is to change that……haha. Hopefully, before the year is up…I will have albums full and some framed for the new house.

I still have plenty more photos to edit…so be prepared for new blog post!!

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Taller than the trees…

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees” – Henry David Thoreau

 Oh, be still my heart….to see my beautiful girls with their daddy. He loves them SO very much…and I could just sit back and watch them all together, all day long. That quote is one of my very favorites, and I do believe this series of photographs fit it perfect for sure.  I took these at our land, which we hope to build our dream home on soon…we are trying….in the process of finding the right builder.  10 acres of peace & quiet, where they feed the deer….get dirty, ride bikes…..explore…and just be kids.  A simple life in the Texas Hill Country.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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