Holidays and birthdays, and life in general, have always been about experiences in our house. We try not to focus on the things, but instead create memories along the way. I started our Activity Advent experience, the "25 Days of Hupp-mas" as I once called it, back in 2011. At the time, we had a… Continue reading DIY: Activity Advent Calendar
Well, hi there strangers! It's been quite awhile since I've written. I'm sorry about that and I promise to be better about it. I've mentioned many times that we live across the street from a 1600 acre park. It's amazing. We've created so many memories there already in our 3.5 years in this house and… Continue reading Our Spring Tree Tradition
It's the start of a new year. We're supposed to be making proclamations of change and committing ourselves to doing life differently; to being "better" at life. We all do it. We all start the year with big ideas and a laundry list of ways we could have done things better in the previous year. … Continue reading Here’s to Being Vulnerable
2018 has been a year of change for my business. A step backwards in volume, but a giant step forward in passion. I started this year choosing to take on less; to be more selective. I was in a place of lost why. I was busy saying "yes" to everything and lost myself in the… Continue reading 2018 Client Session Favorites
Dear Mom of a T1D, You don't have to be strong all the time. I know that's the lie we tell ourselves; the lie that society puts on us. We feel like if we're not strong, how are we to expect our T1 to be strong? We have to show them how to be brave,… Continue reading Dear Mom of a T1D, you don’t have to be strong all the time.
October is a big birthday month around here. We have TWO October birthdays in this house alone, plus tons of friends and family who also were born in the best month of the year. When our kids were little, like really little, we had the traditional birthday parties for them each year. All of our… Continue reading The No Party Birthday
It's already October. It's my favorite month of the year. Fall is officially here. I figure it's about time to do a "this was our summer" type of post. Am I too late for that? I think maybe this unrelenting rain we've had for the last 4+ days might have some people wishing for summer… Continue reading October: 10-on-10 | Kansas City Family Photography
It's not official, but I feel like fall is here. A tell tale sign that we've shifted to fall is that it's actually cooler in the shade. Kansas summers are brutal with heat and humidity, the only salvation is air conditioning. So, even though we're still hitting 80 degrees, you can now get some relief… Continue reading Family Adventure | Cider Hill Family Orchard | Kansas City Family Photographer
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The kids are back in school and fall is approaching in Kansas City. It's that time of year. Time to start booking your fall family photo session. If you're a busy mom like me, I know that process can sound daunting. First there's figuring out a date and time that fits into your crazy schedule… Continue reading Front Porch Mini Sessions | Kansas City Family Photography