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Top 10 Images of 2019

I know I don't share my photography work quite as much around here anymore. To be honest, 2019 was a tough year for me creatively in that area.  I went through a little bit of an identity crisis. Mom life has become busier than ever.  Having three kids in school and activities is no joke.… Continue reading Top 10 Images of 2019

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DIY: Activity Advent Calendar

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

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Amazon Finds For Your Everyday

Amazon Prime Day is still going strong. Not that it really matters, Amazon's game is always really strong. I personally buy so many things for our everyday from Amazon now, including pantry items!  I always search Amazon first whenever there's something we need and they usually come through for me. You all seemed to enjoy… Continue reading Amazon Finds For Your Everyday

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Our Spring Tree Tradition

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

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Here’s to Being Vulnerable

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

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2018 Client Session Favorites

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

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Dear Mom of a T1D, you don’t have to be strong all the time.

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.

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The No Party Birthday

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

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October: 10-on-10 | Kansas City Family Photography

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

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Family Adventure | Cider Hill Family Orchard | Kansas City Family Photographer

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