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I believe in laughter... I believe in warm summer nights... I believe in the miracle of life... I believe in running barefoot chasing lightnin bugs... I believe in toothless giggles, and messy hair... I believe childhood is magical... I believe life is beautiful... I believe you can never have too many pictures... I believe in capturing life... I believe pictures should tell stories... -YOUR STORY-

Photo of me & my babies taken by the talented Rachel May.

motherhood. who I am

I’m a worrier.  I’m protective.  I’m a nurse.  I bandage & kiss boo-boos.  I tackle mountains of laundry daily.  I’m a chef.  I sing patti-cake & you are my sunshine several times a day.  Toys overwhelm my living room at times.   Things get broken by balls.  Girly shrieks echo on the walls.  Fights take place whenever & where ever.  There are days I count down til bedtime & then cant wait for them to wake up in the morning.  I lose my patience sometimes.  Some days motherhood is tough… it just is.  Then there is a gummy smile…… or a “I love you mom”……  a new perfectly unperfect coloring page added to the fridge…. a sweet moment caught between siblings  & it makes all the tough moments completely worth it.   I couldnt imagine my life without them…. without their laughter… or their forgiving love.  Without the running of footsteps through the house…. the crayon on the walls & even their chaos.  They are who I am.

My sweet friend Mary Johnston had this amazing idea to start a blog circle on motherhood.  I was one of the lucky ladies she wrote to be a part of it.  We are a group of 8 who once a month will blog about motherhood… the bad… the good & the plain ugly.  Please follow along & be inspired.  Click here to meet everyone.

kids were here december

“Motherhood is hard work. It is repetitive and often times menial. Accept it. Rejoice in it. This is your toil. Right here. Those are their faces. Enjoy them. The days of your life are supposed to be full of things like this. But joy is not giddy. It is not an emotional rush–it is what happens when you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil. So rejoice in your children. Look them in the eyes and give thanks.”
-Rachel Jankovic

Kids were here november edition

Kids were here October edition

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”
― Mary Jean Irion

Please go to the Kids were here site & click on each artists link to see their October editions.

Meet little Ava Gray

On June 19th, 2013 our family of 5 became 6.  We are all completely smitten & thankful.

ava gray from Jessica Deane on Vimeo.