Happy Saturday friends! We’re en route to an outdoor birthday and i just realized I threw both girls in the car and didn’t bring them any shoes. Hot Mess express over here, but hey, they’re used to it. 🚂🤷🏼♀️
May all your wishes come true 💜
Hope your weekend has all the summer vibes 💛
These two have a true sister relationship - they love hard and they fight hard. They’re at the ages where they are pushing boundaries with each other and with me. Avonlea is quite the big sister, a second mom to Journey - tattle tailing, being bossy, and trying to manipulate situations so she gets her way. Journey reacts by pinching, pulling hair, hitting, and screaming.
Most days I feel exhausted and defeated and like I’m doing everything wrong, but then a sweet moment like this happens or they share well or they’re quick to apologize and I think to myself, “okay, I must be doing something right!”
I love how C.S. Lewis puts it, “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”
Even on the hardest days when I want to crawl in a hole with a bottle of wine and just cry (and sleep!), I find myself being so grateful that these girls made me a mom and that I have the most important job on this earth - raising a new generation of women.
Savoring a Saturday off with these two and they’re already filling the day’s agenda with plans for the beach, a Target trip, and bike rides to the park 🏄🏼♂️☀️🚴🏼♀️ Cramming in as much fun as we can because that’s what summer is for 💗 (📷 by @lyndseyyo
I water you, you water me; we grow together. ~Brandon Nembhard
•did 3 hours at work that husband/boss informed me of last night✔️
•made sure my displeasure of said shift was clear to said husband/boss✔️
•change over of toddler and dog from husband when he arrived at 12✔️
•walked toddler and dog✔️
•pulled dog out of marshland ditch she got stuck in...twice ✔️
•glared angrily at woman trying to steal my table in the shade for picnic lunch✔️
•fed toddler lunch✔️
•put toddler to bed✔️
That’s us, my guy and I. There he is doing what he always does, canoodling me anywhere. Lol. I’m a lucky woman, his love is real. Yesterday we celebrated our anniversary, 5 years of marriage. I’m happy that I found him, my rock and anchor, my living goof. Him and I truly couldn’t be more perfect for each other. We have our days, yes. But I have met my match. His name is G A R E T T f*cking A L V E Y!
Happy anniversary love bug! ❤️
Tree climber extraordinaire 🐒🌿
My absolute favourite moments are moments like this. A year ago I was privileged to be invited into this families home to document their youngest newborn session and now she’s already a year old. Next year their children will be just a little bit bigger, but they will always have this beautiful summers night in images. I’m already a bit sad that I’ll be done editing this session tonight but it makes my heart happy they will have their gallery tomorrow.
Naked in the sheets... nothin' beats country livin'
Summer is my favorite season and it always seems to fly by in an instant ☀️☀️☀️
Do your children help in the garden? So much can be learned and gained by including your children. We wanted to share some of our favorite insider tips on how to make gardening with your little ones work - and keep the zen in your garden while doing it! 😆 Head on over to our blog to read more! 🌱 ALSO: Did you see our new Mini Gardener tees?! 😁👩🏼🌾
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Sometimes I have to pinch myself. 💕
This family, that light and his hair 😍
The most adorable best friends!
Me: "Ok girls, I want you to stand in front of each other and look one another in the eyes and whatever you do....DON'T you dare laugh!" 😅🙈❤️ #bffgoals #unconventionaltogs #makemoments
“Because if there’s one thing we’ve hopefully instilled in our teenage boys, it’s that hard work reaps abundant benefits.” ~Lori McCurdy @loriamcc
To read more about this hard working young man... check out this pic on Lori’s feed! Way to raise them right mama! 😘
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Fun in the fountain 💦 Always learning to find the joy in the little things with this one around ❤️ Children are so good at that. The older Dil gets the more he shows me, and I’m starting to wonder if actually children have far more to teach us than we have to teach them 💦✨ #dilanhenry
Helloooooo FRIDAY! And check out my girl @laurenbburke
- isn't she gorg?!?!?! She always rocks the mommy & me shots, and I am so thankful she trusts me time and time again to capture her family!
I see I have some new followers - WELCOME! I am so glad you are here 😁
So while I wish that is me, it's not but how about a little #fridayintrodcutions
I am Jeni, owner/photographer at @jenilynnphotographymi.
I am married to the love of my life, Allen and we have two children Tyler (10) and Ava (5). Big leaps this year with those two as Ava starts Kindergarten and Tyler moves to a new school for 5th grade (cue mom tears!) We live in a small ranch just outside #grandrapidsmi
and have been working on our fixerupper since 2010. It's small but has everything we need and filled with love & memories.
A few fun facts:
1. I was a band nerd (flute and oboe respectfully - yes I went to band camp)
2. I danced ballet, tap and jazz as a child. Ballet being the longest for 7 years!
3. I want a mini pig in the worst way 🐷 @everbrookefarms
, I am working on my husband and will be coming to you if/when he gets on board! lol (PS - go follow this page, you won't regret it)
Anything else you'd like to know about me? I am a pretty open book, so personal or photography wise, drop you questions below!
Wishing you all a fabulous day!
#gettoknowme #about #friyay
Don’t go to bed every night, sometimes grab a flashlight and go for a walk with 10 kids 😂
She smiled and he couldn't look away✨
Mother ➕son love ❤️
This session is nearly ready.
Happy birthday Emerson! You are officially the notorious terrible 2. I know you will own this number with the best of them. You were the baby that everyone gave me side eye for, so of course I have to laugh when you give it to me now.
Yes life is crazy, yes life is messy, yes life is stressful and that’s why you were just what I needed. Beauty is always found in the chaos, seldom found in order and perfection. The cracks are where the light gets thru. It is the place that that lead me to say hell ya I can do this. It’s the thing that demands that you stop and focus outside of you.
A tiny bundle of cra cra to guide my mind and heart once again to the direction it always needs to be, external. I always knew I wanted a big family, walls full of noise, commotion, love, siblings, and unity. You are so much a piece of the structure that your brother and sister fight over still who gets to sit next to you and sigh if you are not home from Daycare yet when they come home
Your sweet blonde curls tickle my face every morning and relief washes over me because I know this is where “Home” is. Watching you mimic your big sis and giggle with your brother could not make my heart sing any louder. Squishy girl your mama will always be your biggest fan and though these potty challenges that are coming my way will challenge my need for lots of wine don’t you ever doubt that I love you to the end of all time and then some and I will take side eye any day of this week or this lifetime to have your precious soul in my world. Happy birthday to my baby girl.
Well hello sweet baby toes. I’ve missed you.
Being British is a tricky one, we complain about the weather what ever the situation. Now that we have this warm I can’t help but long for dark evenings and the smell of bonfire. I am naturally an Autumn child so many this has something to do with it? Never the less the children are sporting rompers, skirts and samples because they too like me can’t take it much heat. Although River definitely has Mediterranean blood! This style shall be added to our collection this weekend🌿 we have one ready to ship, get in touch for details. 🍊
Loved getting to take some pictures of days old baby Quinn. 🌿 This is what I was hoping for when I saw this tiny baby carriage at goodwill. Quinn made it even cuter by flashing us the sweetest smile! Thank you @smorelli512
for letting me take some photos of your sweetheart! She’s a doll! #thatsdarling