“Life’s a journey, but sometimes you should stop and smell the rocks.”
I fell in love with this image the moment I saw it. It actually reminded me of those images you see all over FB with a quote attached to it. I asked his momma to give me a quote and this is what she said.
I can’t let the little ones have all the fun when I have a couple teenagers who wanna come out and play too 😉 Truth is teenagers are so much fun to work with especially when I have a couple girl friends who are just as excited as I am to get out and play.
My oldest asked one of her closest friends to join her as we went out for a mini photo shoot. They both are currently Freshman at Blaine High School so we still have a few more year till its time for Senior Photos.
I find it funny how my girls still get excited when I say its time to take photos. Considering we do this at least 3 times a year, I’d think they would get tired of me putting a camera in their face but luckily that is not the case.
Now that we are getting settled into our new home, its time to update the photos for the walls. Its still a few months away till our summer/end of year photos but my girl insisted she get in on the fun and I got a wall worthy photo right off the top.
I had so much fun hanging out with Sweet Little Ella this afternoon. So much personality wrapped up into such a tiny little person is just too cute! It was still a tad bit cool out and the snow had turned to slush but the warm sun was a welcome treat.
Its been 9 months since I left the North Bay Area of California for the North Metro Area of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its been a long cold winter so I’ll admit I have spent most of my time indoors with the exception of those few times we went ice fishing. Needless to say, there is really nothing to prepare a person for the winters here in Minnesota but I am glad my girls have adjusted well and are enjoying all the snow. It wont be long before all the snow is gone and the rain will turn everything green.
Now that we are a week into Spring, the snow is finally starting to melt away as the temperatures begin to warm up a bit. Its so weird to say that being in the upper 30s to mid 40s feels warm to me. Yesterday I had the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the sun and go exploring AKA location scouting. My little model had a blast and couldn’t help but to laugh when the snow was so deep I found myself practically sitting in the snow when I would squat to get the shot.
A little over a month after moving to Minnesota, I had our first visitors from California and got to spend an awesome day out on a real farm about 2 hrs away from me.
I can’t get over how much these two adorable little boys have grown!!
Also got some adorable photos of their two cousins ♥
Taken just a couple weeks after E had eye surgery.
Days like today I can’t get over how quickly my girls are growing up. It seems like it was just yesterday my precious little girl came into this world as perfect as can be full of spunk and a whole lot of attitude.
This morning we took advantage of the natural backdrop of our yard to take her birthday photos. I still have yet to really explore this area so it was fun wondering around watching my girl explore and play.
This is my daughter’s favorite photo from our time together today.
And this is my favorite. We are having a little debate trying to decide which one is going on the wall.
Our place is surrounded by all sorts of gorgeous greenery. I love how tenderly my girl explored the plants and flowers. Notice her nails?
And how can you not love a tire swing? I know as I kid I always wanted one so its way cool my girls have one to play on. Doesn’t she look so happy?
A couple of weeks ago I took a short winter trip to Minnesota. One more season and I will have experienced them all. When I planned my visit this time around I had expected to experience the extreme cold that my dear friends talk about but instead Mother Nature had other plans this year and it was unusually warm. It was however 0 degrees when I arrived which to my surprise I was warm enough in all the layers this Cali girl could put together. Despite Accuweather saying no snow, I woke up to the lovely white stuff falling Monday morning. This California girl has never really seen snow fall so you can imagine my excitement. Mother Nature delivered just in time 😉
On my final day in town I took a trip down to see the frozen Minnehaha Falls. Probably one of the coolest frozen acts of nature I have ever seen in my life.
Surprisingly my model for the afternoon was a bit colder than I was. I love her brightly colored coat and scarf with the frozen falls in the background.
I couldn’t visit the falls without getting a photo of myself so here you go. I can’t wait to go back again once it warms up.