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she's golden . Yoakum, TX photographer

I used to teach high school students . . . a mix of reading, English, a lot of cheerleading, and sometimes a little life, thrown in to boot. Don't know how good I was but I sure liked being there. 

Okay, most days I liked being there.

Since I've had my own children and have had the privilege of spending my days with them, I've been asked many times if I planned on going back into a formal classroom.
If ever do, you can believe it's because
students like Kayli are out there. 

This girl is golden. She's fun. And responsible. And when she initially booked our session, 
she called me.
on the phone.
and we had a real, live conversation.

--Disclaiming for 2 seconds--
Texting is not bad. I do it all of the time. It's easy and I like it.
--Thank you. The disclaimer ends here--

I appreciate that in a world where human interaction is mostly keyboard to keyboard, she approached me directly. 
Somehow, I think it might symbolize her approach to life. Even after a recent car accident, this was her status on facebook . . .
"are you having a rough morning?? place your hand over your heart, feel that?? that's called purpose. you're alive for a reason. DON'T GIVE UP!!♥"
See it there in her eyes? her smile . . . Golden.
and . . . just beautiful. {like her mama}

Kayli {and April!}, Thanks for letting me celebrate this milestone with you! I'm praying your "purpose" is clear to you always. : )

let's do this y'all, 


missing this . Gonzales, TX photographer

oh i miss this . . .

i know that in "this," there are sleepless nights enough to cease normal brain function.
days that run together and slip by almost as if they weren't there.

and afternoons that go shower-less, unscrubbed. 

and if there are other children in the mix, they go un-scrubbed, sometimes undisciplined, too.

i know. i remember. 

i think.
but on my side of sleepless and un-groomed, 
those memories get lost in the admiration of 

tiny wrinkles in a wrist. 
great big yawns and sleepy stretches.

naps so sound, the heavy head outweighs the itty bitty body . . . 

the thing is, though, 
natalie is not un-groomed. in fact, she's gorgeous. did i mention this is her third baby? she wears motherhood beautifully 
and she's only encouraging my missing having a little one . . .

just look at him!

what a pleasure it was to meet you handsome, little, drew. your tearless session, your good looks, your sweet mama, and your precious little face are all responsible for my longing for another you.
now what do you have to say about that? 

let's do this y'all,