Cousin Shoots 2019

Summertime photo shoots with our sweeties! We got to have Revery with us early this summer (yay!), and then Silas joined us a few weeks later for another cousin photo op! I tell ya… it is HARD to feel good about taking photos at this age. They are soo wiggly, finicky, temperamental, squirrelly, and distractible, among other adjectives… It’s just about impossible for my unprofessional self to get a picture perfect shot. Good news is: these document how life really¬†is, which is far from perfection. Goofy smiles, double chin grins, hands in the mouth, digging in the dirt, short tempers, running away, pinching, squealing, scowling. Yep. That’s my family. Thank God for loving us in spite of ourselves! Ha!

All of that to say, I love each of these little cuties so very much! They are the bee’s knees.

July 4!

It’s July 12. Oh well. Here is our July 4 fun in photos!

Evie and I got creative with her fingernails… Holiday themed! I was actually pretty proud of them. Evie loved the American flag one! Sweet girl.

These two love each other so very much.

Evie and Olan wanted to craft with some July 4 themed cards. We only got one done. LOL.

Eets a race!

This took a lot of work to conjure.

Momma and Pal

Ain’t we festive?

Okay, so badminton. This was really fun! Everyone got in on the action, young and “old” alike!

My sweet sissy’s family.

Had a helicopter toy or two go on the roof. Send the old man up there to get ’em.

These are the coolest toys!

Max and Mom!

Evie gave out free tricycle rides, at least to cousin Marley!

I like this lady.

My cousin Megan and her mini me!

As if we needed more than homemade ice cream.

My safe girl. Tricycles and ear protection.

So much history with my FarCuz!

Olan says, “CHEEEEEP!” when a picture is being taken.

We are in the awkward smile phase.

Watch out world.

Cousin Dave and Maxine joined us!

Megan and Barry on the sidelines!

We ate well. Steaks!

Just a swinging.

Our Grow Group reunited for a July 3 party!

July 3 fireworks show, brought to us by Thommas and Eric!

Harvest Traditions

A season of family traditions that are near and dear to my heart… harvesting wheat! Although I feel like quite the mooch by waltzing out, eating a meal, and stealing shots of my kids in the wheat while everyone around me is working hard in a field feeding America, I am thankful to be part of a family who does¬†work hard in a field to feed America. Not everyone gets to experience this up close, and it’s pretty freaking cool! My babies so look forward to going to the field to see Grandma and Grandpa Henry, Uncle Mike and family, and Great-Grandpa Henry, all the while hoping to snag a down and back in the combine to top it off. A beautiful evening minus gnats, and I’m just munching up this golden hour goodness lately.

Dirty. Stinky. Itchy. FUN!

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