Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This is gonna be a good life…

Remember this teeny tiny little preemie? Well, he’s a big boy now and he’s absolutely thriving! I was blessed to have the opportunity to photograph my brother and sister in-law with little Shep last month. I can’t believe how quickly he’s growing!



And I must say, I might be a little biased, but he’s a pretty good-lookin kid!DSC_0969DSC_0772


Not surprising, considering he’s parents…DSC_1064-2DSC_1140DSC_1055watermarked

We had a great time running around my dad’s field and snapping photos of Shep being… well, Shep. The usual little boy stuff- running around, picking up sticks, rolling in the grass, eating ladybugs….


Apparently they don’t taste very good :) I can’t wait to see them again! Love you guys!



Friday, May 18, 2012

Prudent Advice for My Daughter V.2: The Good Things In Life

All the good things in life take work.

Let me be very clear about something: I’m absolutely crazy about you and as your mother I want to give you everything that I can. However, you are not entitled to a single thing in this world, young lady. You are beautiful, you are strong, you are smart, you are wildly happy… and you still have to earn what you want. Everything beautiful takes work. Reaping, and sowing… it’s an ongoing cycle. Don’t get discouraged if the process of achieving something is painful. Those blisters on your hands are well worth the rewards. So do your homework. Work out. Fight for your marriage and your friendships. And never EVER give up.