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Whether it’s playing dress-up, jumping rope, or just living life in the everyday… she does it all with gusto. She’s 6 and living life to the fullest!











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8 years old for this one! Still snuggly and caring as ever. Her 8 year old shoot and album.












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So every year, each of the kids have their yearly photo shoot with us. We make an album for them and give it to them as a gift sometime throughout the year. Its tradition, and it is something they love. The kids enjoy looking back at their albums throughout the years. Here they are opening them at Christmas this year.


Elle’s was unique, and she is able to color in hers. Here is her album when it was given to her… before any coloring was done.













She has been giving it color. It’s fun to see what she adds to it!


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He’s growing up, and I’m not quite so sure how I feel about that. He’ll turn 12 in less than 2 months. Here is his 11 year old album that we made for him.












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She’s the youngest, full of life, crazy, fun, and funny! Although she is 6 1/2 now, here are her 5 year pictures in album form. Our Sweet Pea…


















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Time is flying even faster than ever. This was the year I was supposed to catch up on our blogging. We wanted to continue bits of our life and home journaling on here. We get this blog printed, and it’s so fun to look back on.

There really is no excuse. This is the first year that all of the kids are in school… leaving me home with no kids. But somehow, my days (actually 5 hrs) end up flying by and grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, personal/relationship events, house projects, etc… seem to squeeze out any extra time. And now, as I type, there are only 10 school days left until summer break. I can’t wait till I have them all back home with me. But until then, I’ll see what posts I can catch up on. Here is our little Boobug’s 7 year old shoot (in album form) taken on the east coast when we were on vacation in Feb. of 2016. She is almost 8 1/2 years old now. Yes… I’m that behind. 🙂



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Time keeps marching on. It won’t stop as much as I really want it to.

It has taken me way too long to even sit down to view and edit these images, but I don’t even care anymore, because that means I am soaking in my time with my littles. I won’t get this time back, and it’s just moving along way too quickly.


To our 8 year old daughter –


I’m glad we captured your 8 year old you. Please don’t grow up too fast…

I love when you laugh so hard you can’t stop – you show your big space in-between your two front teeth that I (your momma) used to wear. You’re a part of me, and I adore it on you.

I love when you fill me in about school and then role play the teacher role perfectly to your two younger sisters.

I love that you pick an extremely large handful of chips for your dessert. You are such a salt lover, and you know what…? It leaves more chocolate for me. 😉

I love when you kiss and hug me as loooong as possible. I’m not sure if you are really enjoying saying goodnight or just trying to prolong bedtime.

I love how you don’t care about getting dirty. You are such a great helper with tasks around the house and with the animal chores. You do your task, and you do it well.

I love that you are a dreamer like your daddy. Keep dreaming about your big horse, girlie. How many pictures did you need to paint? And how many lemonade stands did you talk about doing?

I love how you help lead devotions every morning and show such a desire to pray and read your Bible. Keep growing in Him.

We are so thankful for you, and I love walking hand in hand through life with you.
















































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Hey all!


How have you been? It’s been some time since we have visited our blog. We have been truly enjoying family time. And yes… we are still working on Roots Ranch. Thank you to all who have asked for updates. We hope to update you! The big projects that stand out since writing last: painting our house and barn, putting in a new pressure tank, and working on our master bath. I am hearing plumbing pipes being cut right now as I type. Hoping to get our vanity in soon!


Celebrating this guys 1/2 year birthday this week. Half birthdays are a big deal, you know. Especially for a summer birthday. You get to actually celebrate at school. His request… lunch date together at school and Krispy Kremes for his class. I think I can manage. I’m looking forward to hanging out with this young man!























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We had the privilege of photographing this sweet family. Mom was a 3rd grade teacher to our son and a fantastic one at that! To make it extra special, this little guy was born on my birthday. Here is Charlie – at 15 days…






Big sis is such a doll and is doing a wonderful job with taking care of her little brother.




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Because sometimes you just got to include your little sister that is sitting on the sidelines and wants her picture taken too…

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Mismatched socks and all…

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The image cropped in shows their personalities.

1. One is sweet and affectionate.

2. The other is crazy and fun.

Can you tell which one is which? 😉





Happy Valentine’s Day!


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