Monday, February 23, 2015

birthday girl

Happy 8th birthday to our Sweet Rose!  We adore you.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

7 year old pictures

I did Rose's annual pictures last month and it was a smashing success! We went to Pickle Springs, a state park close to Perryville.  We had to tromp through the mud and up and down the hill sides but we had a great time.  Fellow hikers got a kick out of it.  After all, it's not everyday you see a little girl all dolled up and carrying a violin on a muddy hike.  These are perhaps my favorite pictures of Rose yet, so in the end it was SO worth it.  Rose is such a trooper.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

signs of spring!

Goose got a new bike for her birthday last month and it was finally warm enough for us to hit the streets.  Woo hoo!  We love biking, so we've been anxiously waiting for this all winter.  We toured the town and got to see a flock of geese come back for spring.  That's right...  Goose with the geese.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014


Rose has been wanting to take violin lessons for years.  She's finally getting her chance.  I'm excited for her.  She starts lessons this week.

Friday, January 24, 2014


It was finally warm enough to launch the rocket Rose got for Christmas.  We were racing the sunset.  We launched it 3 times.  It was super fun.  Definitely something we do again and again with bigger and better rockets.

 We went to Jordan's work to launch it, so he had to put his helicopter in the hanger.

 The best shot of the night!

Friday, January 24, 2014

fun time farms

In October we met up with Jules and Em in Osceola.  This little farm wasn't far from and it was perfect.  Perfect size and activities.  We had a great time.

These kinds of days really make me flex my photography brain because I'm constantly having to dramatically change exposure...  should I expose for the shadows or the light?  Because you can't do both on a bright day like this.

 Om nom nom....

 Jordan didn't come but we got a funnel cake in his honor.

 Rose digging corn out of her tush...   mmmm..  yumm-aa
 Mom and Dad got the kids glow accessories, so they had fun with those when we got back to the house.
It was such a fun weekend!  Can't wait to do it again.