A little over a week ago Braydon did a thing. He got BAPTIZED! We are so proud of him. On 8/18/19 we picked up Bray from Sunday school and he announced that he wanted to be baptized that day. He was very matter of fact and knew what he wanted. He had been thinking about it for awhile. We couldn’t be prouder of him for thinking it though and accepting Christ. He spoke to our pastor that morning and got baptized that afternoon at our church bbq. #proudmama #baptism #goldcountrychurch
And just like that our girl is in school!! Rilynn’s official first day of TK was today. She did amazing. She made new friends, didn’t cry when she headed to class, and had fun. . Apparently pick up was a little stressful and she is not letting me forget it. Lol! Her school gets out at 2p and I got there at 2:02p. She didn’t think I was coming and was not happy. 😂😂😂. . Cute side note: Rilynn names everything Sunshine. When on our way to orientation, before we knew who her teacher would be, she said she thought her class would be called Sunshine. Well after orientation we got an email with the class she is in and at the top it said “welcome to the sunshine room.” Our sunshine girl was over the moon. . Have a great year baby girl!
Phew the first couple days of school went perfectly. It was a whirlwind but everyone is so happy. . This year Tristan is a junior. He started on Tuesday. I could not be prouder of this kid! Without any prompting, he got himself enrolled in a college class as his elective. I was so surprised when he told me. Next big thing is getting his license. . Bray started a new school for 5th grade on Wednesday and is loving it!! Yesterday was his first full day and he was pumped. It is wonderful to see him happy and come home pumped and not drained. I can’t wait to see what is to come for him. . Rilynn’s first day turned out to be just orientation but she had to get in on the action. I will post her first day next. She was so excited to start her actual class today.
A new baby is one of the hardest and yet most rewarding time in your life. When a couple struggles with infertility and their time finally comes, it is a bit surreal that this sweet little one is all yours. You find yourself so thankful for the sleepless nights, long feedings, poopy messes, and all the kisses and snuggles you could possibly imagine. . Sweet little man you are so loved! You have the best mommy and daddy, whose hearts are so full! You rocked your session. You slept 95% of the time, there was no wet or poppy blankets, and you even smiled when mommy kissed your head. God has big plans for you. I am so happy to have been able to capture your first portraits and cannot wait to see you grow for years to come. . I am so excited to share these! . #newbornphotography #miracle #Auburnca #annkeenphoto #outdoornewbornsession #naturallight
Meet Violet!! Our newest little addition. . We brought her home a couple weeks ago after a spur of the moment trip to the animal shelter. We are all so in love with her. . She is our gentle, snuggly, spunky at a drop of a hat, loud purring, fluff ball. She is super patient with Rilynn and her constant wanting to carry her like a baby. Even the other animals 🐶 🐈 are starting to like her. 🥰. . In fact Rilynn set Violet up here so I thought I would grab a photo too. The light, the gorgeous quilt made by @thelealscoop , and a super cute kitten. The perfect photo to share about Violet. . #newpet #kittensarethebest #disneyname #familypet #quilts #thelealscoop
As we get older and our kids grow we tend to look back on photos to remember when. Many times they are little snippets of the family. Not everyone in one photo. . This is one reason I just adore extended family sessions. Everyone in the same place at the same time. It is a blast to get to know a whole extended family. . This family rented this amazing house with a pool that screamed for attention just like their sweet dog, Macie. This image was literally the only shot. We tried to get her in the photo and she wasn’t having it. But as soon as we just let her do her thing she popped up from the side just as I clicked the shutter. The very next click she was a blur! 😂 She really stole the show in this first photo. . Thank you @brookestoffer for having me capture your wonderful family! It was such a pleasure! . #familyphotography #palmdesert #palmdesertphotographer #extendedfamily #annkeenphoto #familydog #ranchomirage