Christmas Session 2013

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Just another day… November 2013

I know it’s been a few weeks since my last post. I have been so busy with my now 1 year old! I can’t believe how fast time went by this time around. I guess I was expecting it, but I just didn’t think it would come this quickly. My baby girl is now walking around and getting into everything! Oh… It just makes my heart melt. So, if you are wondering what has kept me away, this is why. I try to just sit there with them while I homeschool and just play with her.

So, I realized I have been focusing so much time on my business when it comes to photography. I remembered the first reason why I had bought my first DSLR. I decided to challenge myself a little more to just bring it out and capture more of my family moments. Yep, no more sitting in my camera bag. I decided to stop focusing so much on the perfect portrait images to edit and post. Rather, focus on capturing more of what is really important in life. Family.

This was today. I love seeing my older children at play with their baby sister. God has truly blessed me. There’s just no other way to put it. He is good!

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Better Late Than Never!

Wow! I am so behind on my personal family photos! Yep! I said it! I love to capture those special moments with my children. They are truly my biggest blessings! I always say how I feel I don’t deserve how good God has been to me with these blessing! My children are God’s sand paper to my heart. No, it’s not the way it sounds… You see, as I walk each day with my Jesus, He shapes and molds me more and more each day to be more like Him. Through my children, He reveals the good, the bad and the ugly. Yes, the ugly… The ugly is worse than bad. He has showed me how much He loves me, how He is faithful to forgive. He shows me that as a mom and can only do so much on my own, but that through Him I can do so much more. It is because of Jesus that I am what I am today. Nothing more. That simple. I don’t know how I got here or when. I just now that day by day He is changing my life. It’s not always pretty, but I am thankful for the blessing and even the painful trails.

Here are some photos of my daughters 7th birthday. Next to her is her baby sister. My son is missing in this picture by the way. It was a girls only party. 😦 I am so thankful that Jesus chose me to be mommy to my 3 beautiful children. I don’t deserve. But He saw it fit to chose me to raise up these children. Thank you Jesus!

Btw, these were taken back in April! 😮 Yes… It took that long for me to share. Hehe…

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Chocolate Covered Bananas and peanut butter GONE WRONG!

Hello again! So… All day I’ve been wanting to share something we made last night. First of all I want to say that my kids put so much effort into this. Well, except the part where my son was being so impatient. Yeah… That’s where I think it all went wrong. Anyhow…

You know how you always see those pins on Pinterest with easy DIY recipes?! They always look picture perfect! Don’t they?… So, I saw this pin a few months ago and took a snapshot of it. Here is what the pin looked like.

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Seems pretty easy, right?! Well, it was! Until… My son became inpatient.

So, after freezing these for an hour, he brought them out and waited impatiently for me to melt the chocolate. When we decided to dip them in, they were thawed a little. So guess what? The chocolate would slip right off. Oh well… We just improvised and dabbed it on. Froze them for 2 hrs and ta-da!

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Here is the finished product.

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We couldn’t stop laughing. It looked nothing like it! I will say that they were mighty tasty!

Have you ever tried a DIY project or recipe from Pinterest? Did it not turn out? Share your story. Comment below and share your link! Thanks for visiting!

~Leslie

Kiwi, Mango and Banana Sorbet

Here is some Kiwi, mango and banana sorbet we made the other day. Was it a success? Well… 3 out of 4 of us liked it. One person in our family (we’ll leave names out. Lol) said it was too sweet.

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So, here is what I used in this order:

3/4 of a ripe banana (I only use 3/4 because its what I had left after feeding the other 1/4 to the baby. You can use a whole)

Approx. 1 1/2 cups of fresh peeled kiwi

About 2 cups of frozen mango

2 cups of ice

You will need to use a high power blender. I used the Vitamix. Blend on high. Make sure to use the tamper. Be careful to not blend for too long or it will be more of a smoothie consistency.

Note: Don’t be alarmed if the blender gets really lout. Remember that it has an automatic shutoff to prevent from overheating.

If you don’t have a high powered blender, but would like this combo, you can try blending it and adding water and less ice to make it as a smoothie.

Try it and comment to let me know how you like it! Maybe you can create your own recipe and share! Enjoy!

~Leslie

Before and After Pippy…

So… I know I raved on this earlier, but I thought this was post worthy. Remember my last post was on Hannah’s new do?! Well, I let her take a nap and didn’t think to remove the pigtails. So this was the before…
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This was the after a nap. Might I mentioned we were missing one rubber band! Oops! I think someone must have ate it because its no where to be found! 😯 Oh, and daddy called her Wolverine.

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My little Pippy!

I couldn’t resist but posting this! Isn’t she cute? This is the first time I made little pig tails on her. She looks like she has little antennas sticking out from her head! Oh my goodness! Shhh… Don’t tell her daddy that I trimmed a little piece of hair off… Hehe… It was in her way, so I just made it better.

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