“Today is gone. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.”
“No doubt the best and happiest exercise of the senses springs out of a loving familiarity with the world of nature.” – Charlotte Mason
Visiting the docks. Imagining whale sized fish under our feet. Watching the sun go down on the water. Nature is filled with ever changing life and WONDER. Reflect on it.
Summer is coming to an end. Wait, Spring and Summer and all that was in between is coming to an end. The little ones had their year turned upside down but they didn’t miss a beat. It was difficult, to say the least, for many of us. I’ve always dreamed of being the ultimate home-school Mom. It was a must, top of my to-do list as a Mother – ABSOLUTELY. This year gave me the opportunity – maybe not gave but dropped in my lap. While my dreams weren’t exactly met and I realized my limits, there was so much more. I grew with my children. We bloomed. I really dove into their learning habits and their hearts. The “forced” time was a flowering of their personalities. I will never get these days back. Similar to a flower in all it’s beauty, it only lasts so long, never to be seen again. I am grateful for this hardship and blessed to have these 7 little ones to nurture through this rugged life. Also like a flower, it can withstand harsh and sunny weather, so withstood these little ones.
In honor of our blooming, a fun shoot that called for floral headpieces and beautiful designs.
Swim/Clothing Little Creative Factory
Floral Headpieces Julie James Floral Design
Venue The Venue
Days spent soaking up the sun’s rays. Salt dried on the skin from early morning surf sessions. Forests full of tall trees that have seen much now are blanketed in vines that hang from their branches covering the earth. Deep midnight blues turn to shades of turquoise into translucent as the ocean comes to kiss the sand. This is island time where the Tradewinds fill the air with the sweet fragrance of plumeria blooms. The days are warm and end in a dramatic watercolor like painting in the sky of bright pinks, oranges, and purples to say , ” Aloha “, to another day.
Photography + Styling | DesertSea Photography
Apparel | SeaestaSurf
The Pandemic has us all staying closer to home. While this is a bummer, the experience is not without silver linings. The girls have been looking for nearby places to visit, and in the process they discovered a hidden gem. We met some local farmers and got to spend some time among their flock.
Location | Tannos Farm (League City, TX)
Photography/Styling | Amy Carson
Clothing | Cosmosophie
Hats | Tia Cibani Kids
Being in quarantine for countless days, we started to feel overcome by the monotonous familiarity of our home. The same walls, the same clothes, the same people. Don’t get me wrong- we love our home and our family- but we missed the color and spontaneity of the outside world. So in an attempt to brighten our outlook and see things from a fun, new perspective- we created these images.
Photography / Styling | Ashley Larson
Location | Florida
Sunglasses | Sons + Daughters
On rare occasions, my daughters and I, enjoy a day out on the town. An afternoon at The Milkshake Factory is nothing short of sweet and joyous. Amidst so much grumbling in the world, we found gratitude. Gratitude for the time together, the simple things in life and the taste buds at the very tips of our tongues. This “sweet” gratitude is contagious – we hope you catch it 🙂
“Swift gratitude is the sweetest.” Greek Proverb