This is “almost three”.... tonight in the car Michael told her that he likes that she’s feisty and she said “I not fiesta, I just EVY!” 😂❤️That just about sums her up. She also started saying “Are you kidding me?!” This week and she says it when it doesn’t make sense which makes it even better. As I’m typing this, she’s currently NOT asleep and I can hear her on the monitor talking to Olaf and Elsa and telling them what to do. 😂 She knows when she’s wrong, she can sense disappointment and it makes her cry, she loves to sing her little heart out, she pretends and imagines things constantly, she says “I not like going to bed!” Every. Single. Night. She tries to take care of her brother like she’s his momma and says her best friend is Micah. ❤️This age is equally amazing and challenging. Most days, we have more amazing moments than hard ones and it makes me want to keep her this little forever. I don’t really want her to start pronouncing her words correctly or figure out which pronouns she should be using. I am cherishing her little-ness..... and her sassiness. At least once everyday I stop and think “she’s so beautiful”. 😭😭😭 Shes smart, she’s a leader/a little bossy, she’s loving and she’s kind. I’m so thankful I’m her momma. ❤️
Seven months. 😭 This month has been full of messy meals, always wanting to stand, louder and louder squawks, sticking out your tongue, laughing at your crazy sister, speeding through the house with your walker, splashing in the tub and playing with Harper more and more everyday. We praise God for you sweet boy. I told Evy ONCE that I love rainbows because you were my rainbow baby and now EVERYTIME she sees a rainbow, she screams “OH MOMMA YOU YIKE RAINBOWS!!!!” .... and she’s right. I love them because of you and the promise that God would never leave us. You will always be our incredible reminder of that. ❤️
Happy Birthday to our Momo!!! Shes one of the sweetest, tender-hearted, thoughtful, helpful, kind and compassionate gifts that God has ever given our family. I’m thankful that she’s my sister, that she loves my brother, that she’s on the KJP team and that she’s such an incredible Aunt to our babies. ❤️ Happy Birthday @morganduvalljames ! You are loved!!!! Ps. Who doesn’t love re-sharing favorite wedding photos?! Enjoy some of my favs from their wedding day!!!
I take SO MANY PICTURES to just get a couple like these. So many. But you know, all of my over-shooting is worth it when I have a handful of images like this every single month. I may be behind but I am SO dedicated to finishing Graham’s monthly recaps throughout his whole first year! I just blogged his 5th month (and he’s almost 7 mos! 😂🤦🏼♀️) but who cares! It’s done! Memories have been saved! ✅ If you’re interested in seeing an un-curated, lengthy blog post with nothing but personal photos of my kids and their cousins, the link is in my profile!
Friday Introduction post 15 mins before it’s Saturday. 🤦🏼♀️That just about sums up how life feels these days. I’m having to work really hard to figure out how to do all that I want to do while also being the kind of mom and wife I desire to be. I’m finding that there isn’t a perfect answer to that. Tonight I stayed up and cleaned out a closet and worked in Baby’s Graham’s 5 month blog post.... he’ll be 7 months in a matter of DAYS. 🤦🏼♀️I’m constantly being reminded that I’m not who I once was. I was the girl with a plan, a schedule, a to-do list, a blog calendar that seemed impossible but not to me, a desire to work until my eyes hurt and the clock read 2am. Where did that girl go? She became a momma. Believe it or not.... even with Graham waking up at the CRACK of dawn, I get more sleep now than I did back before I had kids. How is that possible? I was a workaholic. It served me well in business but I sacrificed a lot and did a lot of damage in the process. I look at this photo and it’s perfectly imperfect.... much like how my days feel in this season of life. I may be a completely different person than I was back in 2016 and even though I miss my impressive levels of productivity....I would NEVER go back to that life. I’m living the dream right now.... the sticky, messy, demanding, rewarding, challenging dream of being a parent. I’m grateful. So grateful. ❤️pc: @breanneweston
Note to self: Shooting at the very beginning of November is always a great idea!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 This shoot just hit the blog and I’m so excited about it! Meet Samantha and Evan!!! I’m kinda-sorta related to them! I mean, Micah and Harper share my bloodline and Samantha’s so we’re technically related right? I’m convinced we are!!! This is Joe’s baby sister and soon to be brother-in-law!!’ We are so excited for them!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 ps. Give @samanthamaliziafilms a follow! Love watching her grow her business!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️
These two! They are simply the best. So joyful, so genuine, so much fun to be around. I loved today. It was freezing but it was AMAZING and I can’t wait to share more! #kjcouples @samanthamaliziafilms
If I’m honest.... after eleven years, ring shots can be..... what’s the word... kinda boring? I know that sounds crazy because they are gorgeous! I have to work really hard to get EXCITED about ring shots these days because it’s hard to top what I’ve already shot over the last decade! But then... I take one like this and my love for all things sparkly returns!!! There’s a new #kjcouple on the blog right now!!!!!
I think sometimes people wonder what our reality is in our business. It’s obvious that we don’t shoot 40+ weddings anymore.... but yet we have a team of 5 full time employees plus two consistent contracted workers. What the heck do we do all day?! We serve these amazing people and ten #kjcouples each year! The good Lord has allowed us to help thousands of KJ Students grow their photography businesses and it’s one of the greatest joys of my life. This incredible group represents just a fraction of our KJ Crew and we loved seeing them this week at @showit ‘s United conference!!! ❤️❤️❤️ #showitunited #showitunited2019
Is that @tylerherrinton?! Nope! It’s his brother and his fiancé’!!! We had the best time finding patches of perfect light, wispy willow trees and trying not to get attacked by geese last night!!! I can’t wait to show you more! #kjcouples #kjbrides