above first day of school shots taken on the instax mini 7s

Today I opened Baby Gavin’s closet and silently ran my hand along his clothes . . . hanging there, untouched for so many months, still adorned with tags and the smell of newness.

And my heart was so heavy.  My arms so empty.  My soul so full of sorrow.

Then I heard the howl of laughter from the living room and was reminded of YOU.  All you continue to give me every day.  All you represent.  All your very lives do to remind me of the hope and wonder of living.

You remind me that He hasn’t forgotten us.  That we are not forsaken.  He holds us still. . . even in the midst of pain and indescribable sorrow. . . in the very palm of his hand.

Thank you.

Mommy loves you with all of her.



Love this family up, down, side to side. SUCH a fun shoot!  . . . have I mentioned how much I love this family? Be sure to check out Nicole’s oh-so-beautiful photography here. Enjoy!  xx!  Me

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Just letting you know how I’d get fat if I were you. . . my 30 day cleanse starts today.  See ya on the flip side. . . 10 lbs lighter. xx! Me

Shot Sharalee‘s beeeeeeautiful family at Envision | Seattle back in July (how the HECK is it SEPTEMBER already?!). LOVE these images. LOVE this girl. LOVE this family. Enjoy!

Meet Alden. He is cool. Really cool.

Meet Ashley. She is cooler.  A lot cooler. (Sorry Alden).

Ashely is my wonderful, “can do” assistant! I met Ashley at her engagement session back in April . . . hired her about a week later. . . and the rest is history. Enjoy their fun Haleiwa Engagement Session! xx, N