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Happy 6th Birthday Corbin!

One of my favorite things that we do every year to commemorate our boys’ birthdays is to take their annual birthday photos. We alwaysView full post »

Pax is 8

It’s unreal to think that eight full years have passed since this amazing little boy joined our family. We are daily inspired by hisView full post »

Corbin is 5!

When your almost five year old tells you that he wants to take his birthday photos at the zoo and wear a “helicopter hat,”View full post »

Pax is 7

Happy happy birthday to our Paxton! I can’t say enough that each year with this boy is simply more fun than the last. I love watchingView full post »


This last camping trip we took to Pinnacles National Park was simply amazing! I couldn’t get enough of the beautiful landscapes weView full post »

Big Hero Paxton is 6!

Just last weekend our baby turned six! Every year, we celebrate how much he’s grown by taking some photos that celebrate his spiritView full post »

Death Valley

A few weeks back, we went camping with some friends in Death Valley. None of us had been before and we were all struck by how insanelyView full post »

this is halloween, this is halloween…

So last Halloween (2013), the boys decided that they wanted to do Nightmare Before Christmas costumes for this year. I thought that theyView full post »

Happy Father’s Day

We celebrated Father’s Day this year with pictures cause that’s pretty much how we celebrate over here. These are my threeView full post »

May the force be with you

So it’s a Star Wars kind of Halloween at our house this year. Yoda and Jango Fett stopped for a brief photo op and here’s whatView full post »

“Hey, excuse me. Know what? I’m 4”

So very recently, our baby turned 4 and we couldn’t be happier 🙂  We love his endless enthusiasm, boundless energy, eagerness toView full post »

Making a house a home

About six months ago, we moved into our new house. It is amazing and to say we love it is an understatement! We have been taking our timeView full post »