Friday, August 26, 2016


in this moment:
right now, in this moment, I'm in love with you.  you, and the little lady you have become.  running out the door to greet me with the biggest hug and kiss everyday after school.  and I melted, in this moment. 

let someone else do the work!

family photos - we always have the best intentions, but sometimes they just don't happen as often as you would like.  sometimes it feels like you can get just one great photo with everyone pictured, and not taken as a selfie.  at disneyland, we rarely hand over our camera to a stranger to take our photo. not really because we are scared it's going to be taken, it just isn't really our style to ask.   however, I upgraded my season pass to Disneyland, and the biggest reason for spending a little more money monthly was because of the Disney Photo Pass being included.  every photo a Disneyland photographer takes is instantly on the Disneyland app, and instantly available for me to download and save.

if you are not passholders, you can still buy a daily photo pass, or just buy single images.  I believe the daily rate is about $40, which is a little steep in my opinion for only one day, but it sure does make things easy.  not to mention, the Disneyland photographers have very nice cameras, and their lighting is almost always perfect.  from past experiences, trying to get the perfect photo inside the castle meet-n-greet with the princesses is very hard due to their funky lighting, but the Disneyland cameras get it perfect!

here are some of our professional Disneyland photos... 
excited to use this perk at dapper day this year for everly's 4th birthday!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016


in this moment:
right now, in this moment, I'm in love with the grown up comments that come out of that tiny little mouth, but the randomness makes them perfectly three. after picking you up from nona's the other day, you stated, "mom, how about those olympics last night."  and I melted, in this moment. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


in this moment:

right now, in this moment, I'm in love with your love for your 'papa' bear.  this week you were given this little bear made from the clothes of your papa, made by the women of hospice just for you.  the first conversation you had with your new bear was, "ok papa bear, now we can look at the sky together". and I melted, in this moment.