Happy Everything!

This was a fun little project I did with little man… Hope you enjoy it!

The H. Family // Hockinson, WA. Family Photography

My sister is one of my favorite people in the entire world.  And ever though she is younger than me, she is one of my heroes!!

A couple months ago (geesh! has it been that long already?) her little family came to spend a weekend with us! We had so much fun! We ate like crazy, had a super fun date night at one of my favorite restaurants (Urban Fondue), practiced our shooting with some clay pigeons (we need to keep practicing) and of course we had to make some time for some new family portraits!

We had so much fun walking around the property for their little family photo session and the rain was nice enough to hold off till the very end! This was their first official photo shoot with little Olivia!







Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.  - Edna Ferber


We are looking for a Senior(ish) Girl (age 17 to 21 please) who would love to be a model this weekend during a concept session. You will receive 20 full resolution images for your time. You don’t have to be a professional, in fact that’s not what we want. We want a real girl with a great attitude who’s ready to have a ton of fun.

You must be available this Saturday, October 19th. 

If you’re interested please EMAIL ME a recent photo, your age and a little about you.

How I Meal Plan


The key to a successful evening is a nightly routine, but I can’t just make it up as I go (believe me, I’ve tried). To really be able to enjoy the evening hours as a family I’ve gotta know what to expect and I’ve found that the easiest way to meal plan, is to plan around my weekly schedule.

We do all of our activities on Tuesdays & Thursdays (Piano, Horse Back Riding, Activity Days and Ballet) that way Monday, Wednesday and Friday can be quiet home time. Looking at my calendar, I can get a good idea on what meals should go where. I only ever plan 6 meals a week because one night a week something always comes up, may it be date night, going out to dinner as a family or being invited to a friends.

My meal planning coordinates as follows:

Monday: Big Dinner -I have time to be creative! (Kid’s help cook!)
Tuesday: Freezer Meal or Takeout
Wednesday: Usually a 30 Minute Meal (Kids help cook!)
Thursday: Crockpot
Friday: Usually a 30 Minute Meal (Friday Night is Movie Night in our house)
Saturday: I never plan for Saturday
Sunday: Traditional Big Sunday Dinner (we like to have friends over for Sunday dinner)The soup above was a crockpot dinner.

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.  - Laurie Colwin