Bluebonnets {2014}

The bluebonnets caught me by surprise this year!  During the move to Rockport, it didn’t occur to me that they would be out a few weeks earlier.  This was the only little patch I could find that wasn’t near a major road, so it  was a total spur-of-the-moment, everyone jump out, try and wipe your face and slick down your hair, overcast and dark kind of day.  But I figured I better get it while I could so Grandmother would be proud!  We haven’t missed a year since Aubrey was born. Someday after Crosby turns 18, I’ll put them all in one album. That’s what keeps me motivated when the bugs are biting us and kids are uncooperative.

Only 16 more years to go…

 

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In other news, Brodie and I celebrated 17 years of marriage!  The traditional gift for seventeen years is shells.  So I guess buying me a house at the coast should count, right?  Aubrey snapped this pic of us while we were at the Big Tree waiting to see our house and make an offer on it!  I love you babe and can’t wait to see what the next year brings in our new home!

 

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Turnbow Family – Fall 2013

More good stuff that I’m just now posting.  My cousin, Ginny, wanted some pictures for Christmas cards, so the Turnbows stopped by my mom’s house so we could catch the few fall leaves before they were gone.  I had forgotten that sometimes it’s harder to photograph Dad than it is to photograph a toddler!  I’m so thankful for these folks and we will sure miss them when we head south after the first of the year. I love you guys!

  

The Prosise Family – Fall 2013

I love this family! They have been so good to our family over the past few years and are a great testament to generosity and doing for others.  If you know them, you know it was quite a feat to get them all together at once.  That’s what having a house full of teenagers is all about.  Thanks, guys, for letting me photograph your family and sharing these memories.  I’m thankful for each of you and your friendship.  Merry Christmas!

  

Stephenville High School Senior {Haley}

I few years ago I photographed Hillary for her senior portraits, and this fall I had the privilege to photograph her little sis, Haley!  After a lot of hard work, Haley was able to graduate early and will continue her education at UTA.  I’ve been waiting until after her early graduation announcement and ceremony until I posted these, but now I get to share!  Congrats, Haley, and best of luck in college.  I know you will do well!

  
  • Jamie

    Beautiful images you have captured of my gorgeous cousin who always has a smile on her face!

Letters to My Children {October: Aubrey}

Dear Aubrey,

All of a sudden you have changed so much.  I have a fourth grader on my hands who is becoming a more responsible, curious, opinionated, and interesting person each day.  Don’t get me wrong, you still love to play and imagine, but you are more grounded and discerning than ever before.  You really seem to think things through and know how your words or actions can affect others.  We have all come to depend on you so much.  Crosby will go to you when she is hurt or wants your help with something.  Brooks still loves to tell you things and to play and explore with you.  I couldn’t do all that I need to get done each day if it were not for all your help with the other kids and the chores.  And Daddy has turned you into quite the hunter and first-rate fisherman.  I love that you are just as comfortable outside by the river, or on the boat as you are in a library full of books.  I know that you are growing up and you want more freedom to do things on your own and to try new things.  It’s so hard for parents to come to a point where we can let you make your own decisions without worrying about you.  I don’t think we ever fully get there; just ask Grandmother!  But even though it’s hard to let you grow up and become your own person, it’s also been very rewarding and great fun!  I’m so grateful for the person you are becoming and I pray each day that God blesses you and guides you as you grow.  We always will love you and believe in you and your ideas and dreams.

Love,

Mamma

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