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life 2013

happy new year! i finally finished our “life 2013” film. i was going to post this yesterday but i had a few minor technological setbacks. what a great year it’s been. i thank everyone for the kind words and encouragement this past year. mostly, i thank my children for allowing me to stick this camera of mine in their faces almost everyday.



month eleven

10423258835_129225236d_ba portrait of my children together, every month for a year

month eleven and the baby is the first to crack. i had my money on Kingston. kids can be so unpredictable. only one month left in this series, thank goodness.


month ten

9722926239_d1620ace64_ka portrait of my children together, every month for a year

as you can see from Kingston’s face, he is sick of the monthly shot. just two months to go guys–we can do it. i think?



life in quotes | old soul


“We all have souls of different ages”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald



jt, you are many, many things all rolled into one. you are funny, witty, smart, independent, and a perfectionist. you are moody, pouty, loving, adventurous, and compassionate. you love to fish, dress up, play sports, and play your Wii. you have a tremendous imagination that can tell a thousand stories. you are an inquisitive little soul with so much behind those blue eyes. you are very head strong, and at the rip old age of seven, you think you know more than your parents. you are perfect in every way and we wouldn’t change a thing about you.

august | a picture diary

sunset in malibu
sleeping on our road trip to northern cali
my in-laws new puppy, little bit
my in-laws front yard
visiting the zoo in big bear, ca. but this place is more than a zoo–it’s a sanctuary for injured and lost animals
daddy and bo sleeping on our last night in big bear, ca
jt swimming in the pool
playing with a soccer ball in the pool
first day of school
jt in the pool
john working from home
jt sick after his first week of school
 kingston exhausted after making a big mess in his playroom
my bed, 10:19pm, august 25, 2013


life in quotes | snail


“mommy, can you pwlease be quiet. i am waiting for my snail to become a slug.”



tomorrow this little guy goes to school for the first time. he’s been here with me, in our home, for five years. growing, learning, laughing. i am so happy for him because i know he will love it; but i am also very emotional because time seems greedy when you become a mama…

month nine

a portrait of my children together, every month for a year

do you think they’ll let me continue to take this shot every month until they leave for college? 


a girl and her dog


this bond. our dog bianca and our daughter boheme. bianca thinks boheme is her baby. i always find her curled up right next to her baby, loving on her. she kisses her all over and boheme giggles. she keeps boheme company while i am in the shower or cooking dinner or helping with summer reading. boheme cries for bianca if she can’t see her. i know this because as soon as bianca comes to her, she stops. i tell bianca everyday what a great mommy she is–her tail wags because she knows it’s true.