May 21, 2013


Whew! This was a busy weekend and now we're trying to get our work done and wrap up some loose ends so we can enjoy our vacation that starts THIS SUNDAY!!! Woo hoo!!! I just blogged Maggie and Byron's wedding over HERE so check it out!!

May 17, 2013

Field Day 2013 -FAIL

Brennan has 3 days left of school (what?!), today was her "field day" where the kids essentially get to play games, get wet, get out early, etc. Since this has been one of the craziest years of my life as far as work goes I haven't volunteered at B's school. I've made several cupcakes, cakes, etc. for various things throughout the year but I haven't been physically present as a volunteer at her school functions I felt like this was something I could do and since I haven't been super helpful to the ol' PTA I figured this was a good time. Well, I was wrong. Sigh. I was put in charge of the "slip n' slide" -a total nightmare. To make a long story short, I was attacked by fire ants, had a parent yell at me, had to attempt to control hundreds of kids (essentially on my own), was covered in mud, etc. etc. etc. Needless to say, this was my first and last day volunteering on field day. I feel like I need a treat after that!

I really can't believe B will graduate from kindergarten next week, that's just crazy! And HOW is she out of school already? Every other kid has at least another week! Anyhoo, I'm gonna go do something pleasant, not sure what but something. Head on over HERE to check out this family shoot! Happy weekend, all! xo


May 14, 2013

This maternity session...

is being blogged over HERE! Check it out! xo


May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Wrap-Up & life update

T-13 days until vacation, I literally can.not.wait. Adam and I have dubbed this our "work hard/play hard" year. I honestly don't know the last time either of us have logged as many hours working as we have this past year. This past month has been especially intense and we're both trying to keep our heads above water. BUT, the silver lining is that we get to play hard this year too. As I've mentioned before, Adam and I haven't gone on a legit vacation, just the 2 of us in 8 years (ridiculous!). So, this month we're cruising for 7 days, I don't even know exactly where we're stopping on the cruise and honestly....I don't care either! I just want to lay by the pool with a fruity drink in my hand and chill the day away with my favorite person. We both are feeling especially spoiled b/c some dear friends of ours have a time share that they invited us to join them at in July!! So, we get another vacation! (we're making up for lost time :). So, in July we'll head to Cabo San Lucas with some friends for a week and we're pretty stoked about that too! Hooray for vacation and the light at the end of this very looooooooooong tunnel!

Happy Mother's Day (yesterday) to all you moms out there!! And especially to my mom who of course I think is the very best. :) My brood made me feel very special and loved yesterday. The day started off with my sweet husband getting me my favorite drink from Starbucks and my girl giving me a homemade magnet, then we went to church, then out to this hibachi restaurant (there's something about them making the food right in front of you that feels extra special and fun), then we went to our friends house and hung out with some of our favorite Waco folks for the afternoon, came home, chatted with my mom for over an hour, then Adam and I went on a date! Our friends The Digital Age were playing a show here in Waco so it was fun to watch them do their thang! Then we randomly met up with some friends who we don't get to see enough and we went out for dessert and chatted late into the night. It was a great day and I loved every bit! I felt very spoiled indeed!

Today I set aside for working so I better get to it! Thanks to everyone who continues to check in on us, so appreciated. xo

*some instagrams from yesterday

May 8, 2013

May is moving right along....

Well, its officially the end of the semester here in Waco. Last night was our last mi casa of the semester...sniff! It always comes so fast!! We grilled burgers and sat outside chatting, and then played some games before they had to hit the books and get ready for finals. I always miss them when they are gone for the summer, Waco gets really empty with Baylor on break. I really can't wrap my mind around the fact that we "got" these "kids" as freshman and they are about to start their senior year -whaaaaaaaa!!!

Deep breath..well, I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet gal's senior portraits, they are being blogged over HERE, check it out! Happy Wednesday, all! xo


May 6, 2013

I'm not a wedding photographer

I'm really not a wedding photographer, I'm a family and senior portrait photographer, so for me, shooting weddings back to back weekends has me worn.out. Man, I'm tired! Maggie and Byron's wedding was so beautiful, I'm so honored to have been a part. B was the flower girl and she did a great job! It was supposed to be her and Byron's 2 year old niece walking down the aisle carrying a sign that said "here comes the bride." Little Charlotte made it out 2 feet and then freaked out and left B high and dry! Poor Brennan, you could tell she wasn't sure what to do and turned to go back and I waved her forward. She held both ends of the sign herself and walked down alone like a champ! I felt badly for not telling her what to do incase Charlotte bailed on her, I could've seen that one coming!! Sweet little girl wasn't willing in the rehearsal so I should've prepared B more for what could have happened on the big day! Anyhoo, it was a lovely day and B rocked her first wedding! One of my other darlings called me the other night, she had just gotten engaged and the excitement in her voice was palpable. My eyes filled with tears as she told me I was the first person she called. Happy sigh. That right there -doing life with these "kids," that's what its all about, that's the good stuff that I feel so honored/blessed/humbled to be a part of. So, another one of my precious kids is engaged and will be getting married next year -they're dropping like flies!!! Makes my mama's heart happy and sad all at the same time, they're growing up...sniff!!

Well, needless to say, I'm buried in senior and wedding photos and my house is a pit. T minus 19 days until vacation and I've got my work cut out for me! Hope you all had a lovely weekend, thanks for checking in on Winn life! xo

Here's a peek from Maggie and Byron's big day!


May 3, 2013

my arm is going to fall off

I've been working non-stop, my arm feels like its going to fall off. BUT b/c of all this crazy working you can check out this wedding over HERE!!! xo