One of the neatest little dairy show events has to be the Western Jersey Junior Spring Show! My husband was invited to judge this show back in May and he asked for myself and our 3 children to join him for the trip to Canby OR. Continue reading Western Jersey Junior Spring Show 2017
This weekend we took part in our 4th Annual Columbia Basin Fitting and Showing Challenge. Each year we set out on a mission to teach kids how to properly fit and show their 4H or FFA dairy projects. It’s a day and a half event packed with washing, clipping, showing, learning, meeting new people and for many kids stepping out of their comfort zones and pushing themselves to be better than they were the year before! Each year that we have put this on has been so different, but this year has been my favorite by far! Continue reading Columbia Basin Fitting & Showing Challenge 2017
There are two things I always challenge myself to avoid talking about: the weather and the speed of time. It’s something we all have in common and it’s so incredibly boring. So we’ll get those two out of the way real quick. Today we had a beautiful sunny day, the wind blew and the dust flew but looking at my images from today you’d never know it. And as for time, well our darling, sweet baby girl is nearing her 9th month of blessing us with her giggles and easy going disposition and I have no idea how it’s already been this long. Seriously, where has the time gone?! Continue reading Nine months down the road to Slowly Going Crazy!
Cake smash sessions are delightfully messy and I don’t think anybody loves them as much as the one who is celebrating their first birthday! This week Jacob came to visit me, he brought a delicious looking cake, big brown eyes, a smile that just melted my heart and a very big appetite for a whole pile of sugary goodness. Continue reading Jacob turns One!
How many country songs can you think of that speak to the charm and love, the can’t get out of here fast enough, the simplicity of a slower-paced life, the impossibility of keeping a secret and the inevitability of dying famous in Small Town, USA. Before I moved to Othello WA I used to daydream about living in a place that those songs were made of. I’ve lived here for four years now and have learned there is a lot of truth to those lyrics. But then, Chris and I found ourselves at the Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and I learned so much more about this tiny dot on the map! Continue reading A night of fun at the Greater Othello COC Annual Banquet!
When I left Ontario to move to Othello with my husband I left behind three brothers, a sister and two sister in-laws (and my parents). Since then the family has grown, I’ve gained two rambunctious nephews, a spunky little niece and another little niece or nephew en route. My sister found herself a man and is engaged to be married AND my brother found himself a sweet lil something and is engaged to be married! All in the space of four years. Continue reading the rest of the family is get’n hitched
So that was fun! Two days of little children, hearts, chocolates, lots of smiles and giggles and only two almost toddler temper tantrums. I’m going to call this a huge success! Thanks so much to all of my clients who came out to Ironworks to have a few photographs snapped! And to Ironworks Cafe & Market, your venue was so perfect and I so appreciate how accommodating you were to me and all my camera gear! I’ve shared a couple pics of some of the adorable faces I got to see! Continue reading Valentine’s Mini Sessions a Success!
Red hearts and hershey kisses, happy thoughts and lovely wishes. Who can’t resist a little bit of fun for Love Day?! I sure can’t, and to celebrate the occasion I am offering Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions! Continue reading Valentine’s Mini Sessions 2017
This past weekend my husband and I packed up our three kids and headed over the mountain for the annual Washington State Holstein Convention. This year’s event was held at the Bellevue Hyatt, a gorgeous hotel, located in the midst of a tonne of amazing places to dine and shop. Anyone who knows which hotel I’m talking about, knows that it’s a place frequented by people in fancy cars, holding fancy job titles, who live fancy lifestyles. So basically not really people like us. Had we made the trip without our darling little bambinos we might have stood a chance at blending in! But then again I wouldn’t have a story to tell either. Continue reading You’re gunna miss this!
I grew up in South-Western Ontario, a part of Canada that could get some fiercely amazing snow storms and sub-zero temperatures making for an incredibly long and frigid winter season. It was all good though because we were sort of set up for it. Our barns could very easily be buttoned up nice and tight, keeping all our cattle protected from the harshness of the elements. Here in Othello it’s a little bit of a different story! Continue reading Frosted Beauty