I just had to post this one. Yes, she actually loves sitting and "working" at her little desk 💔.
Our crazy crew not along at Thanksgiving. Two little baby girls were added into our big family photo this year! It will be fun to watch them grow up alongside one another. If only we lived closer! 👶🏻🍼 #cousins
Does your Friday night look like this? 💃🕺
Tis the season, to come to the stable...
if you know me at all, you probably know how much i love christmas. like, an absurd amount. but of all of my countless favorite holiday memories and experiences in the last thirty-two years, taking milo to meet santa claus at the north pole might be at the top of my list so far. i know i sound crazy but this santa was the real deal. i was fully anticipating the typical toddler meltdown, but as soon as they brought us into the room where santa claus was, milo was completely mesmerized. he didn’t laugh or smile really, but just sat contentedly in santa’s lap and kind of melted into him as if he knew he was in the presence of magic. like he knew this was someone really special. before we left, santa gave milo a single jingle bell and when milo said, “i love you”, santa responded with, “awww, i love you too.” i can’t quite explain it but this feeling of warmth and nostalgia came rushing over me, and i walked out of the room with tears streaming down my face. later on in the evening, i tracked down one of the elves to turn in our completed “to-do list” in exchange for a candy cane for milo. he handed me the candy cane and i quickly said “thank you!” then turned to walk away since there were other kids waiting in line. the elf shouted for me to wait a minute, so i did. when all the kids were gone, he walked toward me. he dug deep in his apron pocket and pulled out a single gold ornament which he handed to me and said with a twinkle in his eye, “hang this on your tree, so santa will know you came to see me. and thank you for still believing.” i swear, you guys, it was like something out of a movie. and you’d better believe that ornament will always be hung proudly at the top of our tree and i will tell this story to milo every single christmas until i’m old and gray. and even then, i’ll still believe. ✨🎅🏼✨ #magic #milojamespope #spiritofchristmas #illalwaysbelieve
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
When the rare afternoon nap happens. Gosh, how I adore them. ❤️
Who would have thought that two insecure, self hating, party girls would have ended up as two confident, proud, empowered, fitmommmas???
We both had a choice...to continue down the path we were on OR we could change!!
Trust me, to continue was so much easier!!!
But, that’s where the BEAUTY and the TRANSFORMATION happens is from doing something that is HARD!! From putting yourself out there for the world to see, to pushing play on a workout everyday, to reaching out to complete strangers because you BELIEVE you have something that could change their life!!!
I’m FOREVER grateful that Heather stayed faithful in her journey, showed me the ups and downs as she became the best version of herself.💕 because without it, I’d still be LOST, dealing with overwhelm PTSD, ppd, and self hate!
Coaching has given me an opportunity to be my BEST self, to help my girls be their BEST selves and a family of women to do it right along side me!🙌🙌🙌
To change your life is ONE thing, but to change others lives is that much BETTER!!😘😘😘
I hired a babysitter for the first time ever today and while she was here, I cleaned the house. Anyone else do this?! I don't know if I should feel like a loser or a total winner. I have some business maintenance to do over the next few weeks so you know I'll be inviting her back 👐
PS I am learning to embrace textures
12/9/18 (taken 12/10) I kinda went overboard with the rainbow flare. Consider yourself warned. 😆 A little LEGO castle play in the morning light. 🌈✨
I’ve said it so many times but just in case you forgot, here’s your reminder. He’s magic, guys. ✨ #mywildbirdraven
Family is everything 🌲
It’s been a rough week with the loss of GG, appointments, sick kiddos in addition to things just being super busy.
I truly believe love, prayers, kind words and happy thoughts are healing so I appreciate every single one of you that took a moment to send positive vibes & messages of love and encouragement. ♥️
When the holiday season begins I feel in the spirit & over all happy! It really is the best time of the year. But then motherhood hits me & I’m reminded that it means my children are another year older as both birthday are around the holidays. With Tatiana recently turning FOUR & Mason turning TWO right after the New Year I officially feel like I no longer have “babies” in the house 😭 time you are a thief but you are also a reminder to just enjoy every day & every second of their childhood 💛 #honestmotherhood
They know how to touch each other...
How did I get so lucky? 💛
Thank you all so much for the kind messages and comments about our dear Yia Yia. We truly appreciate all the prayers and love that were sent our way ♥️. Alex is back to work, Louisa is sick still so are having a no-plans, pajamas-all-day day.
(Just a PSA, these waffle sleepers dropped yesterday and I would highly recommend you snag a pair before they're sold out. They are soft, cozy and so warm; the perfect winter essential).
When your childhood best friend asks you to do a home mini in front of the Christmas tree with her husband and new baby, you say yes. And then when it's full of candid hugs like this and all of the true love, it's the best thing ever. Christmas time is the best time. (New baby not pictured.) What's your favorite thing about this season? I'd love to hear! 💕🎄
12/7/18 I should do a whole series on Mathias playing when he should be eating. I can’t see either of us changing any time soon. I mean, he prefers Legos over Eggos. I prefer photographing in super pretty light over redirecting my children. I hope they turn out ok! ☺️ At least maybe they will come away with an appreciation for finding joy and beauty in the little things...❤️(and some actual nourishment at some point. 😆)
Capturing golden nuggets of childhood can be found all around us. But when I raised my children photography styles were much different. I’m so grateful I found a community on IG that has helped me discover this. The greatest example for me has been the fabulous @meg_nlo
! If you aren’t following her yet, look her up and she will put a smile on your face everyday. Thanks Meg, it was a pleasure to meet you, and my grandchildren thank you for the memories we now have 🧡
This community is so large but can be brought together by small acts of Kindness.This is what @meg_nlo
does daily. She has helped build this tight knit community of friends, mothers, and artists. She takes the time to mentor and support... So, in honor of her hitting 150k we are spreading the love!
"Kiss her in five different places and not her lips"... This one could have been dangerous...
Fresh 48 goodness 😍Hospital sessions are so underrated ☝️❤️
Hey hey! It’s me, Autumn, the one behind everything here at A. Hatherly Photography! I’ve seen a couple of new faces popping in here so I figured I’d introduce myself!
I was born in Wisconsin, raised in Minnesota, and living in Texas right now! I was so excited to get away from the winters that my then boyfriend (and now husband) moved and followed my parents down here! I’ve been a type one diabetic for 14 years, and it’s been the biggest and most moving ongoing experience of my life. I am obsessed with succulents and am ALWAYS down for an egg and cheese bagel sandwich 🙌🏻 That little white fluff ball with me in this picture is my sweet baby girl, Myla. But we call her Jones, you can thank the hubby for that one. I am the definition of an obsessed dog mom. I love traveling and anywhere with mountains are my favorite places to be 🗻
Now that you know a few tid bits about me, I want to get to know YOU! Tell me all the fun facts, talks favorite food, favorite vacation place, you name it! I want to hear it all 😍
Off to the North Pole! 🎅🏻
I just like to smile, smiling’s my favoriteee❄️