Baby news

We are happy to share that we will be welcoming a new little addition
into our family in April. :) I can’t tell you how excited my family is!
It feels good to be in my 2nd trimester, past the difficult sickness part.
Thanks to my husband for giving me some real maternity pictures besides the quick iphone snap. He knows how to make an awkward girl feel pretty! ;)

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School portraits

Time for new pictures.. the school year is going so well!
I try to interview the kids each year and record their answers.
Some answers are nearly always the same.. others change each year.

One of my favorite questions.. What makes you happy?

Clay – “my mommy”  –  awwww.. ;)

Autumn – “my pink bunny”

Garrett – “reading & music”©ML school portraits

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Family vacation

©Mandy Lynne ImagerieThis summer we packed up our car and headed to the mountains.
Nothing like cool mountain air in the middle of Summer.
We were making our way through the back roads of Kansas

reading Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

It dawned on me that maybe her cabin was close by.
I was thrilled to find out we were not far away from her homestead near Independence.
It was easy to see what captured her childhood imagination.
The sky seemed huge in the wide open prairie.
We passed fields of wildflowers and wheat.. even a few buffalo grazing!©MandyLynne Kansas©ML little house on the prairie©Mandy Lynne Imagerie - roadtrip jpgWe finally made it to Colorado.. it took my breath away.
Colorado is a mix of rugged high desert and alpine mountains.
Wow, I honestly wish I lived among such beauty!
It was a great to experience the 4th of July fireworks echo between the mountains.
©Mandy Lynne Imagerie- Colorado©Mandy Lynne Imagerie - family©Mandy Lynne - ColoradoWe met up with my parents & explored Pagosa Springs, Durango, Silverton, & Ouray.
My kiddos are lucky to have such doting Grandparents.
They are creating a lasting impression on their young hearts.
My Dad & Clay not only share looks, but the same fun mischievous personality.
They laughed so much on this trip.. I can still hear it!
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Silver mining ghost town near Silverton.

.. and nature journaling the wildflowers we found.©Mandy Lynne - nature journaling©Mandy Lynne - Colorado 3

©Mandy Lynne - SilvertonWe stopped by the ancient Indian cliff dwellings.
It was such a fascinating history lesson for all of us.©Mandy Lynne - Durango

 

Darrin & Joanna {married}

©ML - wedding.It was such a special day to witness the joy of my sister in law’s wedding day!
We are close in age so we’ve had many years to chat about her future dreams and plans.
There is a certain twinkle in her eye & whimsical spontaniety about her that I love. She also has a non stop creative flow. One of her skills is designing and sewing clothing. Her wedding dress is her latest piece.

It was beautiful with it’s delicate overlays and stitching.

Autumn and her cousins were the flower girls. It was a big day for Autumn.
She couldn’t have been more excited & proud
to dance around in her new dress and toss petals!
Congratulations Joanna & Darrin ~
May your love be just the beginning of a lifetime of happiness!
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