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“a portrait of Ezra, once a week…every week, in 2014.”
Can’t believe my BABY is TWO! One of my favorite photos from his birthday party. His joy shines bright!

Our Little Explorers Birthday Party!

IMG_8980My baby is TWO!!

Did I really just type that out?

This past weekend we celebrated Ezra’s 2nd birthday at our house, with a few of his little buddies. Seems like it was just yesterday when we brought him home and then celebrated his 1st birthday!

My favorite table at the party was the make-you-own TRAIL MIX bar! Favorite details included all the painted rocks and sticks, which Ezra and I gathered together. I’ll blog more in depth details later this week.

The theme for this year was quite fitting for this season in his life……LITTLE EXPLORER.

I pray that Ezra will always be an explorer… explorer of people all around the world, Gods love and Gods beautiful creation. I found this verse earlier in the week….and I pray this over his life:

For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break fourth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” -Isaiah 55:12

A memory for the books….and quite possibly a story for the future wedding day happened at his party. Im still laughing about it as I type this out.

As Ezra was picking at his smash cake, his hands were getting pretty “mess” as he would say. As I was photographing every move [yep, I was THAT mom at the party] I noticed him looking at his hands strangely. He went from licking fingers to an awkward stare. Then, the next thing out of his hands had all the guests laughing hysterically……Ezra shouted “POOP HANDS!!!!”

WHAT?!?! Oh my.

I guess chocolate frosting does kinda look like that.

Needless to say, we had a wonderful time celebrating our little man.

We love you, sweet Ezra. Happy Birthday!
xoxoxo, momma & daddy


// I realized at the end of the night that momma didn’t get a photo with the birthday boy! So, before the deck lights got turned off for the night….we took a birthday photo. Someone was on a sugar high, but we also lifted two fingers to the big TWO YEAR OLD!IMG_9269IMG_9271

// My friend Carrie helped me plan this party [as well as my baby shower and Ezras 1st birthday], she is such a blessing to me. Her creativity inspires me…..and I am truly thankful to have a friend like her, who loves my family so well. Thank you for all of your time and assistance, my friend! I couldn’t pull off days like these without you.IMG_9251

Ezra’s beautiful smash cake was made by Jessi of Arrowleaf Baking Co.

Table accessories and decor were generously gifted by Bear Grass Garden Events.

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“a portrait of Ezra, once a week…every week, in 2014.”
Where there is a dirt pile…..there you will find my son.

Our 4th Of July

We celebrated AMERICA on the lake with family.

My sister in-law Haley and her fiancé Ty were in town from Salt Lake- they were in town, putting final touches on wedding plans. It was a sweet surprise to have Ty’s parents in town as well!

We ate, we laughed and we played games…..we played games so late that we missed the fireworks in Whitefish! It all worked out for good. Since it doesn’t get dark here till 10pm or so…..the fireworks don’t start till 10:30-11pm……so we ended watching a few different firework shows on the way home, while Ezra slept. I have a feeling that he’s still a bit young to enjoy loud popping and crackling noises….maybe next year…..’cause its one of mommas favorite days of the year!

Our little man wasn’t feeling well all weekend….we even had to bump his birthday party to this weekend. He’s on the mend now…so thankful for that.

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. Our FREEDOM is so very precious….we are so very thankful.





For The Love Of Photography

IMG_5687Get me outdoors with a camera + a few friends willing to have me photograph them is my happy place.

These two. Andrew & Patty.
No, not a couple….but current and past employees at our coffee shop.
They love Jesus and have a heart for people….and taking that a step further, connecting with people. These are my kind of people here…so proud of them. Proud of where they are now and where they are headed.

We adventured into Glacier National Park last month and just enjoyed the day away. The weather started to turn on us and began to sprinkle. The light was just right. So, in front of my camera is where they ended up.

I love it when my subjects trust me. When they just let go and allow me to photograph them- the real person underneath their skin and bones.

This was fun. Thanks guys!