Me and my boo thang running around exploring together ❤️. One thing I have realized since having a second tiny human together is HOW IMPORTANT time away from the kiddos together is. Time spent just the two of you, outside of a 1,000ft radius of your children is so vital. We never took the time and effort to do it when we only had our first babe. But it hit us hard after having Mary that we needed to prioritize our relationship together. We needed to make Shane and Katie important, not just mom and dad. Don’t get us wrong, we freaking love our kids, beyond a little obsessed with them. But our marriage and friendship together is so important, dare I say it’s more important than our parenting relationship. It has re-flourished and bloomed so much more since we started making weekly dates a MUST DO in our lives (our favorite are daytime dates to go hike). So to all the parents out there, or to the people with really hectic work schedules, or to the people who have just become complacent in their relationships.... GO OUT AND HAVE FUN TOGETHER!! You should never be too busy, too old or too overwhelmed to be IN LOVE.
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581315 February, 2019
I fell into being a mom so easily with Tommy. It was as simple and natural as breathing for me. I wouldn’t be exaggerating when I say it was pretty blissful for me. Yes, he was a super terrible sleeper. But other than waking up a million times a night, it was smooth sailing. I couldn’t understand for the life of me why all these other moms complained about motherhood being hard. Shamefully I admit, part of me thought they were just being way over-dramatic.
Then I had my sweet Mary. From the day we brought her home from the NICU I felt myself completely spiraling downward. I was insanely overwhelmed, stressed, sad, angry, frustrated, hopeless, helpless, constantly defeated. It wasn’t long before I felt like a complete failure at motherhood. Why was it so easy before with just Tommy? Why didn’t it feel as natural as breathing anymore? Why instead does it feel like I’m drowning? I was shocked at how different this experience was from my first. I knew I loved my kids so dang much, I knew I wouldn’t trade them for anything, I knew I was blessed beyond measure. So why was I struggling so much? Then after several months it hit me. Motherhood IS hard. I was wrong before. They weren’t being overly dramatic. Being responsible for the health, love, happiness and wellbeing of human children is no easy task. It’s the hardest thing you will ever love doing. Being needed so fully 24/7 is draining. Not to say it isn’t a thousand times more rewarding than it is difficult, it definitely is. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s okay to be so completely overwhelmed that you lock yourself in a bathroom, lean up against the wall and slowly slide down into the fetal position and cry, only to be forced to gather yourself a few moments later to go make a peanut butter sandwich for your kid who has been pounding on the door while you sob. So take heart mommas. You are doing so good. Your kids love you. Your Father in Heaven loves you. Your Savior is with you, carrying you when you don’t even see it. Remember that self care should not be a reaction to difficult times, but a preventative measure to help when those difficult times come. Care for yourself. Trust yourself.❤
If you saw my story it snowed in Las Vegas. The beauty in my back yard is incredible! I have been sick but was determined to shoot today. Nicole had a couple of hours before work and offered to model for me. Then I forgot my camera after driving to my first choice of locations. After getting the camera we had about 45 minutes to shoot. Im shoot glad I didn’t give up! Stay posted for more images. #sonya7iii#sony#sonyalpha
Anybody else obsessed with French fries as much as me? Like I don’t think I could go 2-3 days without having fries. It’s soooo bad. My favorite snack is having a coke and fries. I know, SUPER healthy. But it sustains me lol. I know I can’t be alone!!!
Also, how perfect are these two?! Ahhh they were so dang precious!!! So in love you can see it in their eyes!!🖤
How often do you dance in your house?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With two girly girls we dance so much lol.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Alexa busts out some tunes at least 3 times a day. My husband and I dance around the kitchen the girls spin around the living room. We love dancing lol.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
None of us are good at it 😂 well, the 2 year old and the 5 year old are pretty awesome lol.
OK, so it's not the most professional photo of me, but it's my BIRTHDAY, so who cares?! Let's celebrate with some fun, maybe slightly unprofessional, facts about me...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• I was born at 1:19a and my parents used to wake me up at 1:19a to say happy birthday, give me a treat, and when I turned 18, they packed us up and we went to Denny's for milkshakes & onion rings.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• If you see me outside of a session, don't expect me to have "real clothes" on. My wardrobe is 90% tank tops and workout clothes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• I have fairly recently discovered Crumbl cookies... and I've spent way too much money (and way too many calories) on their cookies. If you ever want to thank me or bribe me, there's your answer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• I will chose TV show binges over movie watching every time. Movies require a commitment that I'm just not willing to give.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every so often I get the urge to just play around with an image, just to see what I can create. This was a fun distraction from the snow falling outside (I am not a fan, and am hoping for warmer weather in Vegas next week!). I'd love to hear your thoughts on this modern, almost metallic vibe.