IMG_9580I have this thing with lines and symmetry. When it’s absolutely perfect and straight and your eye continuously follows the lines around the image, it gives me the chills. I took this recently with my iPhone while scouting for a product shoot. I love my DSLR, but my iPhone is so convenient and works great for bright images like this.


To me the more curious a child is, the more he learns. I always strive to nurture my children’s curiosity and find it as one of the most important ways I can help them to become lifelong learners.

I took a mini film of them exploring at NEMO Science Museum, where they could experience how science works and play with energy, water, build blocks and so much more.

The lute

Some years ago I asked my parents to by me a guitar. The other girls at school were learning to play it and I wanted to join them. Well, for my birthday I had a present whose package looked like a guitar. It wasn’t. My parents thought that a lute would be much better….as it had many more strings! I still can’t understand how they came to that conclusion! Of course I never learnt to play the lute, and it has been a decorative item at my parents’ since then.


Lately I rescued it, because I thought it would be an interesting subject to photograph.


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And also my kids love playing with it (although not really playing the instrument!)


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It is interesting to see how something that had been gathering dust for years is having now a revival! 🙂


Texas Snow Day

Some years we don’t see any snow around this town. This year we received one glorious day of snow. A whole tablespoons worth! I’ll take it! Let me just say that in addition to the few flakes, we got chilly wind…it was freezing! My daughter was not a fan of the cold, but as you can see, she eventually changed her tune once she was able to warm up for a bit and I explained what a rare occurrence this was in Texas. These are from January 6, 2017. I was so excited for the snow that I even pulled my sweet boy out of school early. I mean come on….snow day!!!!!

Pure joy:

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Back in the warm car. I have to admit….I was freezing. It was 18 degrees outside. No, thank you!_DSC3701 copy

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She came back out for one more snowflake….and I just love her shirt. I bought this for her back in Cabo (take me back)

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A letter on your Birthday.

Happy 5th Birthday Sweet Girl.

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My Ave,

I am so proud of you. Your confidence is unshakeable, you speak your mind as if you’ve been in your body for centuries, and you wake up every morning with the brightest smile. As your Mom, I have learned so much about what true love really is; it’s loving no matter what – at the best and the worst. True love is honoring yourself and speaking your mind in ways that empower your soul. May you always use your powerful voice and never soften it to appease others. Love you more than all the butterflies…

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Texas Bluebonnets

Spring in Texas means bluebonnets. As corporations are moving in and fields are being plowed up, we are seeing less and less in our area, but I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to drive on the highway and see long patches of endless blue flowers. There is a small field close to home, so one night when my husband was out of town, I took the kids out for mandatory bluebonnet photos. Posed photos are not really my thing, I prefer lifestyle so getting my kids to sit still….was comical. Anyway, here are a few of my favorites from a warm spring evening in Texas.

When I asked them to hug…..

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When I asked her to smile! ha!

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I love this one because they were being peaceful and finding ladybugs. DSC_3398-Edit copy

He was not amused by her leaning in…..

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She has all the heart eyes for her brother! I love these natural smiles and giggles. Melts my heart!DSC_3438-Edit copyDSC_3451 copyDSC_3459-Edit copy

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And can we just talk about what a sweet big brother he is? He played along so that she could have a tea party in the bluebonnets.

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She has a brown portion in her eye that I adore.

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More of her looking at him like he is the greatest!DSC_3701-Edit copy

He was being so tender with her! Look at this precious hand on her head.DSC_3707-Edit copy

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Finally getting some of that golden light…but they were pretty much done at this point. I had to bribe them with rice krispy treats!DSC_4085-Edit copyDSC_4146-Edit copyDSC_4239-Edit copyDSC_4264-Edit copyDSC_4270-Edit-2 copyDSC_4283-Edit copyDSC_4295-Edit copy

And then it was time for bed! Enjoy your spring! xoxoxo


Texas Fog

In Texas, fog is a rare occurrence. When there is fog (once or twice a year) you better believe I have the need to go shoot in this dreamy weather. In this case…the fog rolled in on New Years Day 2017. Yep, I am really behind on editing (who else can relate). I have been wanting to blog about this day in the fog since it happened…and I have 20 minutes left before I go pick up my sweet babies! I am super excited to finally take a look at these images and share them with you!

This first image was an accident. I had my camera set to double exposure and it actually gave me anxiety to look at this image and imagine if I had twin girls. One little lady is all I can handle in this stage of the game.

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Ok, so settings fixed….here is what I had in my head.

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I love the natural highlights in her hair. She would love nothing more than to have long hair right now.

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Finding treasures in nature

DSC_7112 copyDSC_7158-Edit copyThanks for sharing our morning with us! Here’s to 2017….are you still on the path that you set out for yourself? I am struggling, but determined.  Off to pick up my kids. If you want to follow along on our daily adventures…follow me on instagram as well….

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