June 18, 2015

SMOOTHIE MAKING WITH NOVA | PERSONAL

^ And now introducing Nova's first school portrait. ;) 

Sharing some photos from our smoothie making time on Tuesday morning. We normally buy extra fruit and freeze it to use for smoothies. And then occasionally throw in fruit that's about to go bad with water, yogurt and honey. And if your kids won't eat their veggies, or if you don't eat your veggies, I'd recommend throwing in some greens with a berry smoothie. 

On a side note, this little turns 3 on Saturday!! It's been a long and 'sometimes' stressful haul as we raise her. Some days are harder than others, but we love her and her little personality more than anything. While living at home and helping out my family in hard times, she teaches me daily whats important. Love, sacrifice, discipline, letting go and having fun in the smallest ways. God gives us the ability to see even when we loose sight.


June 17, 2015

WEEKEND HIKE | PORTUGUESE BEND | PERSONAL

I didn't take out my camera last week because lets be honest, we normally use our phones now and days to capture moments as quickly as possible. So many excuses. I've been making sure that I bring my camera out this week. ;)

These photos are from my weekend. My sister and I went on a little hike on Portuguese Bend trail. Also known as Jurassic World when the marine layer rolls in. *Cue the Jurassic Park theme music* Anyway, this was the highlight of my weekend. Lately finding things to do that don't involve money or things that bring calmness have been my go to. And even though I don't really like where I live, I have to constantly remind myself that there are places that are beautiful here... I just need to look beyond the noise. 

June 07, 2015

NOVA IN THE KITCHEN

Hello there! I'm really trying to blog more than just once or twice a month. I would love to make this more of a personal space as well as sharing images from photo sessions. It's been hard to keep up with ha! But I am going to try and share bits and pieces of my life weekly with those who follow. Both visually and on a real level. :)

Today my mom had the bright idea of making homemade m&m cookies. You can always count on my niece to help bake or prep for our dinners. She loves to put all of the ingredients together. She will be three in a couple weeks. THREE! Time is flying. And I am learning more and more about what life is like living with and raising a toddler haha! Anyway, here's just a few images I got from the day. Everyone have a peachy start of the week!

May 11, 2015

VIOLET'S 10 MONTH & LILY'S 5 YEAR SESSION

I absolutely love this family! Mainly because of much love they share with each other. It's such a fun process documenting these little ones as they grow older too! I recommend it to anybody. :)

Enjoy these few portraits of the Garcia family. :)