We’ve always loved the beach! Work load keeps us from going very often, but my (Shayne’s) 31st birthday was a great excuse for a beach trip and we had such a blast! It was also our first family outing that we were able to photograph with our new Canon 85mm f1.4 lens (which is the […]

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May 25, 2019

Birthday Beach Trip

I still can’t believe this is her FOURTH Mother’s Day….no, FIFTH because she was already a mother in May 2015 when she was pregnant with little Rhittie! I’ve known Ashley for almost nine years, have been married to her for just about five, and have been AMAZED as I’ve witnessed her becoming the incredible mother […]

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May 12, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day 2019!!

Nine months ago, we were overwhelmed with excitement when we learned we were going to be welcoming ANOTHER precious little person into our family! For those of you who have had more than one child, you know what I mean when I say that there is JUST as much to learn the second time around…we’ve […]

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May 6, 2019

We’re ready for you, Baby #2!

I think sometimes we confuse happiness with joy. Maybe it’s just nitpicky to separate the two words and clarify their definitions. Maybe it seems unimportant. But what if we knew that happiness was being content…but JOY was something altogether different, something even better? Being content is rare, especially in the days we live in. People […]

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April 22, 2017


We have been at the park so much lately because of the great weather! Whenever we can find a little bit of time in our schedules to get out, breath some fresh air, and let Rhittie play on the slides, we make sure we do! He is growing up so fast and LOVES the slides!! […]

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February 16, 2017

A Park Date with Rhittie

It is amazing what fresh air and warm weather can do to motivate and inspire! The past few days have been BEAUTIFUL…we had 70-degree weather here in Virginia and it’s still February! We absolutely love being outdoors and it has been so hard being stuck inside constantly this winter, working away. We took Rhitten out […]

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February 9, 2017

Tea, Doggies & Sunshine

I remember loving snow days as a kid growing up. No school; mom’s homemade hot chocolate cooking on the stove; getting to play outside for hours in the snow with my sibilings, building snowmen (and ladies) and igloos; sledding down the biggest hills we could find and snowball fights…but as I got older I started liking the […]

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January 7, 2017

Yay, it’s a snow day!

Rhitten’s first birthday party was such a blast! The party was circus themed and we spent SO much time getting everything together…practically everything was made by hand. By us. We were literally up until after 5am that morning baking cupcakes and his smash cake (AWESOME healthy recipe for Rhitten’s cake and the icing, which we altered […]

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October 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Rhitten!

Today I got to feeling a little melancholy. We threw a party for Rhitten’s first birthday and it was AWESOME, but I kept thinking about those in my family that could not be there for it. Yes there were a lot of people there and the party was a total success…(we will post about it […]

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October 29, 2016

A Little Melancholy

Almost a year ago, Rhitten was born.  God blessed us with so much more than we even knew at the time…we had spent nine months wondering what he would look like, sound like, and act like. We wondered what it would be like to watch him grow. Let me just say that it is the […]

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October 7, 2016