Apr 30, 2014

tents + sunsets - children photographer in florida

miss out on my elf on the shelf styled session, with my the cutest little tent ever?

stay tuned...

will be posting about an upcoming tent opportunity!

Apr 8, 2014

my days...

have you ever felt like you get nothing accomplished in the day?

have you ever felt like there is so much to do - that your "to do" list doesn't get done?

this is me.  yep.  right here. {finger pointing at self.}

so, i decided to set my alarm on my phone one day to go off every hour, and to log what i was doing at that exact moment.

{yes, i get many weird ideas from time to time.}

here we go:

7am - wake up jack.  {ryan has been awake for almost an hour.  luke i let sleep till the last possible minute.}
8am - pile all three boys into the car.
9am - taking ryan into school.
10am - vacuuming the upstairs {lookie! lookie!  we're checking something off the list!}
11am - driving back from my church after delivering something for my husband.
12pm - picking up ryan and his buddy gavin from school.
1pm - eating lunch.
2pm - hanging frames in the dining room. {another thing from said list!}
3pm - driving jack home from school.
4pm - editing.
5pm - editing.
6pm - putting laundry away.
7pm - editing.
8pm - talking to a knights member about life insurance and wills {oy.}
9pm - working more on the dining room.
10pm - emailing a client.

after reading through my list, i felt very accomplished!

hey man!  i got a lot done!

and i learned something...more than half of my day was spent with my family - even if it was just in the car, or caring for them and our home.

my list will always be there - and more than likely it will continue to grow.  but i know there will be years that that's all i will have - a list of things to do, and an empty house.

i'll take the noise and distractions while i have them.

Apr 1, 2014

autism awareness month | children photographer orlando florida

last year at this time, i wrote this.

this time, i don't want to write about where we've been, or where we need to go.

i just want to celebrate who my little dude is.

he's a lover, first and always.

he's beyond intelligent, more than just this mama sees.

he's passionate - black and white on every subject - all the way or nothing.  his passion is his best friend, and sometimes {only sometimes these days} his worst enemy.

he's your best friend - and when i say you, i literally mean you that is reading this.  because once you meet ryan, you have a friend for life.

so, that's all i want to say.

oh yeah - and this:

when you're out somewhere, and you see a little one that's out of sorts, and the parent is struggling, try hard not to judge.  you never know what battles they are fighting.
and if you see an adult doing something "weird" or "not right," have the same compassion you would for that small child, because he too may have the same struggles as an adult because he wasn't as privileged with early intervention as my son has been.

live with purpose; live with compassion; love all.

i asked ryan what he would like people to know about him, and he said:

tomorrow, april 2nd, is light it up blue for autism day.  if you can't give financially to help a child with autism, light it up blue tomorrow to show your support.

if you are able to donate, please do so here, and help spread awareness, and early intervention.