The beach through new eyes

The beach through new eyes

It was so fun to see our friends’ kiddos experience the ocean for the very first time! The only time the newest little sis had seen the ocean was when she flew over it from China. All three were smitten, but had a healthy bit of fear, too. There were screams of glee as they ran from the waves and wary looks when dad took them out into the water a little deeper than they felt comfortable. Here’s all six of the kids! Then, there are my knuckleheads! They made surfboards in the sand…sillies! These are taken with my Canon 5D and a 50mm lens (my favorite “plastic fantastic!”). I edited them just a tad in Adobe...
Mixing school and shopping

Mixing school and shopping

Today, we did a short day of school and took a short field trip to the library. And I, being the insane optimist, thought, I’ll just get lunch out with the THREE kids and then go to Walmart with the THREE kids. The plan, leave the house at 10am, be back by 1:30, prep for a client meeting, which was scheduled for 3pm in my home studio. Reality: departure at 11:15 am, return at 2:45 with a van full of 2.5 weeks of groceries, D threw a fit at 2:55pm, my clients arrived a bit late (thank God!) at 3:15, D started throwing a fit at 3:40pm and woke up the baby at 3:45pm so I had all THREE kids at my client meeting, one of which was dressed as a ballerina fairy… welcome to real life. Now… I normally do not schedule client meetings when I don’t have help with the kids, but there was no way around this one, and I thought to myself (don’t forget here that I’m an insane optimist), “the kids will be exhausted from our errands and want to rest.” Oh, they were exhausted…overly exhausted… Thankfully, tonight is double date night with friends. I need some adult time. I wish I had a picture of this day. But, I kinda had my hands full… Here are a few to just give you a glimpse… this was when we tried to do a portrait session by ourselves before church. Again…I’m an insane optimist, just ask my husband.  ...