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Being a kid

Sometimes, you just have to be a kid. Amongst all of the adult things that we deal with on a day-to-day basis–be a kid. It is fun to giggle, to watch a silly movie, to wear pjs all day, or to build a fort.
Travis and I both had a three day weekend last weekend and we wanted to do something fun–something different. We planned on camping in our backyard. But, the rain on Friday put a damper on those plans. So, instead we he built a fort in our living room.
As I was falling asleep, I thought that in a few hours I would be nudging Travis to get in our bed with me. But, I also had a little inkling that wanted to be able to say that we slept in our living room fort all night. You know, on the hard ground…roughing it:)
We ended up sleeping the whole night in our fort and it was great! Not sure that I am going to ask Travis to set up another fort any time soon, but, I’m glad that we did it. I felt like I was a little girl have a sleep over with my best friend. I guess that is because I was having a sleep over with my best friend. Fancy that.
I hope that we continue to act like kids every once in a while. Even when we have our own kids, I want to build forts with them and have sweet kids taking up our fort. 
So, don’t forget to have fun in this crazy, but beautiful, world. Build a fort or go camp in your backyard:)
February 23, 2012 - 12:04 am

krystrom - This is so awesome!!! I LOVE that you made it through the night:) So great seeing you guys in Chico last weekend:) Love Katie

February 27, 2012 - 4:39 pm

DoolittleDesign - That's cute! Ben and I used to do that stuff before Delaney, but now my sleep is too precious. I forsee forts again in our future. take care!

Surprise!

Surprise, Mom! Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine’s Day. Enjoy these photos of sweet twins Brooke & Abigail, and their older brother Trevor. Their Dad is surprising Mom with this Session for an Anniversary gift–too sweet!
We started out at Bidwell park to get a few ‘everyday’ photos of the kids playing in the park–swings, slides, more kids…they were happy.
 Trevor is in his element at the park.
Trevor reading to his twin sisters–they love him.
 We ended our Session in a field at the South end of Chico. Thank you to Grandma Pat, Auntie Kim, and Emily for your help!
Happy Anniversary Dennis and Andrea! You have lots to celebrate–including these three beauties. Enjoy! 
February 27, 2012 - 4:40 pm

DoolittleDesign - What a cute idea! Love it!

Puddle Jumping

One thing you might not know about me is that I am a homebody–couch, fireplace, and comfy clothes…yes please!
If I had the option of going out or staying in, most of the time I choose to stay in. However, I love having people over and hanging out with lots of friends.

Travis and I are spending this afternoon sitting on the couch doing some business. We worked with LRT Graphics to design some business cards today and are really excited to see the finished product. I work for Dennis and Andrea at LRT and they do great work.

I hope you are enjoying this change of weather and looking forward to the weekend! Just because it is raining, doesn’t mean you have to stay inside:)
Thanks for following–go jump in the puddles!

2 for 2 Best

I have been reading Kelle’s blog for a few years now and it really is my favorite. She has a beautiful family and a beautiful heart–she is a phenomenal writer. Her daughter, Nella, has Down Syndrome and she is such an adorable little girl. Kelle is raising money with the National Down Syndrome Society for children with Down Syndrome and I believe in her.
Oh, and try to watch this video without crying–it got me.

Every child is beautiful.
Every child needs to feel love.
Every child deserves a chance.
$5 helps.
If you want to help Kelle’s fundraiser, please click here. Either way, check out her blog–it really is great! You will fall in love with Nella and Lainey.

It’s Friday

It’s Friday, Friday…gotta get down on Friday.
I just had to type that out. When you saw the title of this post you thought it too, right? 
Anyways, thank you to all of my friends and family who were so encouraging about the last post. I am feeling very fulfilled and excited! I’m excited to see what this new year holds for us–especially with Photography. 
And, thank you to Trader Joes for making your basket of grapes look so delicious. Are you a crunchy grape kinda person? I’m crunchy all the way–toss out those soft grapes.
One thing that really feeds my soul is friendship. That is why I do not mind when my kitchen looks like this…
…it means that we had a lot of fun last night with people we love. I’m not saying that I will not be excited for come clean countertops:)
Anyone else just so excited that it is Friday?? Enjoy your Friday evening and if you are really feeling it…eat a grape or two.