“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”


Kressa at 5 months, sitting in her new exersaucer. She is so observant and just loves sitting there watching Shiloh and Decker.


Rolling the markers is so much more fun than drawing with them.

Yikes. Let’s just pretend that it really hasn’t been ten weeks since I’ve posted. What can I say? Life has been busy with a baby who still wakes in the middle of the night and trying to run and grow a business all on my own. Unfortunately, there has been no time for blogging. However, I miss this place and plan on making it a priority to be more active here. It’s good for my creative soul.

Linking up with Jodi


“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”


Kressa at 3 months


He loves bubbles, especially chasing them around and trying to pop them, which is a great way for him to burn off some energy.


“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”



Play-Doh is serious business for this boy.



Tummy time! She’s getting stronger every day and is rolling over onto her back now.

Linking up with Practising Simplicity

august 2014 | letters to my children

Dear Kressa,

You are now 3 months old and I can’t believe how quickly time is going! It is so exciting because you are beginning to show little bits and pieces of your personality. You love to smile and one of the best parts of my day is when I go in to get you in the morning and you give me a humongous smile with your cute chubby cheeks. You have also started daycare and seem to be doing great. I can’t wait until you can sit up so that you can start enjoying more toys and being able to see more of what is going on around you.

Your dad and I are still adjusting to life as parents of two. You have definitely made our lives a bit more hectic, but you have also made our family feel whole. You are so very loved and always will be.

Love Always,




Dear Decker,

I always smile inside when I get the inevitable question from people: “So, how does Decker like his little sister?” You have adored Kressa since the day we brought her home. You get so excited whenever you see her and you always exclaim, “Oh, she’s so cuuute!” There has never been even an ounce of jealousy since she has joined our family. You have been such a great big brother!

Lately, you are obsessed with the song, Gangnam Style. You love watching the music video on the iPad and will stand there imitating the dance moves. A few weeks back, you were entertaining Kressa with your amazing dancing. I’m so glad I captured it. You seem to get funnier and funnier by the day and find such joy in life. That makes me so happy.

Love Always,





Please visit Tamryn’s blog to read her letter, and continue through the circle until you get back here.

Letters To My Children is a monthly blog circle project I participate in, along with a group of fabulous mother photographers. You can see more of my letters to my children here.

Linking up with My Memory Art



“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”


Decker came home from school with this awesome ponytail. In his words, he was “a unicorn.” He loves helping around the house these days.


Little Miss Kressa is smiling so much now. It’s a challenge getting her to smile when I’m behind the camera (I guess the camera hides my silly faces), but we came close here.

Linking up with Practising Simplicity


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,148 other followers