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10 on 10 Project…{April}

My youngest is now know as Princess Leah the 1st.  Can you tell which Disney Jr. show she likes?  Well today I followed my little Princess around and captured a few of the highlights.


She has her backpack stuffed with barbies, crayons & blocks.

Kickin back and drinking milk.


Funny face.

The tomatoes didn’t make it and had to be thrown away.

My PB&J is finger liking good.



Lauren had her last cheer competition on Sunday. I decided to surprise her by letting her get her ears pierced as a reward for a great season.  She has been asking for about 2 years so I though this would be perfect.  She was super excited for about 2 minutes and then she realized that it was going to hurt.  I told her that I would get mine done if she got her ears pierced. I wanted to show her that it didn’t hurt (I did’t tell her that I just had them put the piercing right over my existing pierce). Well only one person got their ears pierced and it wasn’t her. LOL  Here are a few from Sunday and today.


The tools that are used to create the cheer face!


those eyes!


On Sunday we made it in the door and choose her ear rings.  After about an hour of trying to tell her that it doesn’t really hurt, we left.


Today we tried again and made it to the chair and had her ears marked.  She freaked and we left.:( 


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Katie - Oh no poor girl! My friend actually bought the piercing set because her daughter was scared but I think that would be worse. So glad with boys I don’t have to worry about it! I love the image of your daughter’s striped tights and shoes…what a great memory to have! And your girls are beautiful!

Rox - Love the shoes/tights/dress! Funny about the earrings! My youngest keeps telling me that she wants to get them when she is ____ (fill in the blank with the age she will be next year). This has been going on for a few years. LOL.

Lisa Howeler - Love these! Looks like they have been busy!

Emily - Love your little one kickin’ back with her milk- too cute!

Gretchen - Oh I remember when my girl got her ears pierced! Such a special day and wonderful memories! Beautiful, sweet girls…I can tell you love them!


10 on 10 Project …{February}

We finally get snow!!  The kids have been cooped up inside all winter so it was nice to be outside.  We really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.  The sun was out, the temp was in the 30’s, and it was perfect for some sledding.


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Jenn - Nice snowman! It looks like you guys have the perfect hill for sledding, love it.

Emily - Great snowman! Love the sledding photos! Not sure if your daughter looks excited or scared!!! :)

Katie - Now that’s some good snow! I love the one of your daughter and hubby playing in the snow with the snowman to the side and your son going down the hill is great!

Lisa - There is at least one good thing about winter, I guess. I’m ready for it to be over where we are though. :-)


What to Wear {January}



This look can be found here.


This family look can be found here.

Mom / scarf, pant, shirt

Dad / shirt, pant

Brother / shirt, pant


Sister / shirt, skirt, legging, shoe


10 on 10 Project…{January}

This year I thought it would be fun to join a creative photography group.  This particular project is a 10 on 10.  On the 10th of each month, myself along with several other talented ladies, will blog 10 images taken throughout the course of one day.  Its a good way to document what happens during a typical day.  This month I had to jump right in and use my images for today, because I joined the group a little late.

Today was back to school for the kiddos.  I knew this morning was going to be rough, because they took forever to get to sleep the night before.  Needless to say I had to wake both of the big kids up.  So here is before and after school.  Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot in between, but I hope you enjoy!


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Emily - Love the shot of your kids waiting for the bus- such a great every day moment!

Lerin - So glad we are in it together! I really love your work. Your colors are beautiful.

Laurie Schultz - I love your series of images,especially the ones of them waiting for the bus…so sweet! And that least image is so cool…love the close up!

Heather Robinson - Oh my goodness…those sleepy faces and bed head hair are awesome!! And I love the photos of them playing in the ice waiting for the bus. Excited to see more from you!! Plus, I can get my fix of the cold Chicagoland weather that I sometimes miss without having to actually deal with it!! 😉

JanM - Bed head and cereal…what could be better than that! Welcome to the group and look forward to seeing more from you this year!

Lisa Howeler - Wow! Amazing work. I love your style. Your shots are amazing and captured it all perfectly. That one with your son doing his homework and looking frustrated…that was me with math. lol. Each shot has such amazing light and dimension to it. LOVE the ones with the ice! Especially the first.

gretchen ceranic - love the profile shot at the end and oh how I miss the colder weather! My kids went back to school and it was 82 degrees!looking forward to seeing you this year!

Katie - Love these! That bedhead, cereal-eating image is my favorite! How cute is that?!!! And the one of your son doing homework with his head down spoke to me. lol. That’s the typical pose my son does during his homework. Frustrating. These are beautiful and so fun, especially the ones of the kids playing outside. So glad to have you here!

Rachel - Oh how I love the messy bed head shot! Great images!!

Ami P - Christina, you have a beautiful family!! The photo of your little one eating oatmeal cracked me up!

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