Archive for Randomness and personal stuff

It’s been awhile. A LONG while.

This time I have a great excuse. We had our ‘bonus’ baby exactly one year ago. I say ‘bonus’ because he was quite the surprise. We weren’t supposed to have any more kiddos, but clearly God had other plans. There’s a nine year age gap between my third kiddo and squish. Sooooo, I took an entire year off of my work to spend time with the perfect little man who has changed our lives in more ways than I could ever describe.

It was hard taking time off then jumping back in, but I’m adjusting pretty well. I started back four months ago and have dusted off all the cobwebs and I finally feel 100% again. I’m now back to taking any and all jobs (including weddings!!) Super excited to be back in the saddle after a break with my family.

So here’s some favorites of my  little squish. He’s pretty much perfect. I’m going to be spending the next couple of weeks catching up on my blogging so prepare yourself for some fun stuff!!


First year with squish



People ask me all the time “how on earth do you display all your photos? You must have thousands….” Actually I have hundreds of thousands (not even exaggerating). Simply put, I don’t.

I choose a canvas every year from our annual family photo session and then I also have a huge assortment of other photos that I display as canvases and framed prints. All of the other print worthy photos get put in leather bound albums and stored away. I’m not a scrap-booker so the ones that don’t get put into leather albums get put into photo boxes. I always think “some day” I’ll have time to organize them and make beautiful books for my kiddos, but realistically I’m probably just going to have dozens of boxes of photos by the time they graduate high school. I’m a busy working mama so I’m realistic in my expectations of myself when it comes to photos. Don’t even ask how far I got along with my kids’ baby books. 😉 Let’s just say that I didn’t even bother buying my youngest a book because I knew it’d just be one more that I ‘failed’ at.;)

I do have to say that I’m glad I’ve taken the time to print my images and display them as best as possible. I love looking at my walls and seeing how my kiddos have all grown over the years.


This is just a small sampling of what’s on my walls. My mom might be the only one to care to see this but for some reason I wanted to share today….




I’m sorry but I just have to publicly shout out that my hubby is amazing!! Six months ago he quit his job to go to school full time (he manages Lemondrops Photography as well). He just got a 4.0 for the second quarter in a row.


CONGRATS Derrick. I love you very much and am so proud of you!!


My sweet little Hawaiian boy turned six yesterday. It’s insane how quickly the time has passed. I started my business right after he was born.  (And yes, he’s my hawaiian boy because he was born in Hawaii. We were stationed there for almost four years before my hubby got out of the military).

He loves the color red, the superhero Flash, baseball, and golf. He’s learning how to read and is amazingly gifted in math. He’s 100% in every thing he does (good or bad). I love this little guy and am so grateful to be his mama.





My sweet adorable niece was born on January 9th. Her name is Lyra and she is absolutely perfect. I’m one lucky auntie to have such cute subjects right in my own family!!!

Congrats to my brother and sister in law. You guys make GORGEOUS babies!!! 🙂




Seriously could these girls be any cuter???