Thursday, January 13, 2011

life is sweet....

i've been thinking about changing my blog. seeing as how there hasn't been a lot of "photography" on pinkfeet photography lately... i've been focusing more on every day life. on crafts. on art. on re-decorating my house. on baking more. on laughing more. on "living". so, i am saying good-bye to "pinkfeet photography" and saying hello to "life is sweet with 2 pink feet"... (but don't think i am hanging up my canon!! there will be tons of pictures still!!!)

so please, check out my new blog!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

my sunshine is six.

to my sunshine,

im sitting here writing to you and its officially your birthday. you are sound asleep in your bed, right along with pink puppy dog, your ni-nights and red bear. your flashlight is lost somewhere in all those blankets i bet. i love that you still have to sleep with all of those every night. i love so many things about you punks, and i am sure i don't tell you nearly enough... so tonight, (well, technically early morning) i am going to write down every last thing I can remember...

i love your flair for drama. you come by that honestly. you want to be a show stopper, and believe me, you are.

i love that when you really try to sing, you can hear the love for music in your voice. like bebe and gigi said, you are way better at your age than i was! you keep singing your lil' heart out, don't ever let anyone tell you to stop!

i love that you are an "artist". you could sit and color for hours. you make fantastic creations out of paper, scissors and some glue.

i love the way you say "australia" and "souplantation".

i love that you ask me to sing "our song" to you every night. and i love how you make sure i sing all verses.

i love that you know who the beatles and elvis were.

i love your thirst for knowledge. you are constantly learning, asking questions, reading books. you know things that absolutely amaze me.

i love that you are an awesome big sissy. you two may have your moments, but they are few and far between. the bond between you and the "curly headed one" is so special and strong, you two will be each others best friends for life. i feel bad for whoever stands in the way of what you two want!!!
i love your humor. you tell the funniest jokes, and even if they sometimes don't make sense, your laughter is contagious.

i love your heart. i love that you want to take care of everyone. be friends with everyone. help everyone. you are going to touch so many peoples lives.

i love that you call me "mama". being your mama is one of my biggest accomplishments. i look at you and am in awe of all that you are.

its hard to believe that 6 years have flown by, and man have they flown by. it seems like yesterday dada and i brought home this little 9 lb baby girl who squeaked when she took a breath. it seems like yesterday when you said "mama" for the first time. it seems like yesterday you were sitting on the hardwood  floor, playing drums on the pots and pans. so many yesterday's my sunshine.... but what a bright future you have. i wish i could keep you my little girl forever. nobody warned me about this part. how my heart can break and swell at the same time. while i can't wait to see what tomorrow brings, i am sad i can't remember every day i have shared with you. i guess that is why we must live every day to the fullest punks... because every day with you, and sissy, and dada is an adventure and i am so blessed to be on this crazy ride.

i love you to pieces. you are my sunshine.

happy 6th birthday!!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010


thanksgiving has never been a huge holiday for me. its always been the "holiday" that just so happens to fall between halloween and Christmas. but this year, i vowed to change that. i mean, why skip a holiday when all its asking you to do is "be thankful"??? for that matter, why does it only have to be ONE day? so, my family has decided to make it a month long process. we started a thanksgiving tree this year. every night, one of us would write something we are thankful for and put it on the tree.... there were times when it was hilarious, especially trying to teach a 3 year old what the word "thankful means". all in all, i think this is a tradition that is going to last a long time!!!!

November 1 - Aubrey is thankful for..... God
November 2 - Ava is thankful for.....Asia, Africa, North & South America, Australia, Antarctica, & Europe
November 3 - Dada is thankful for..... our family
November 4 - Mama is thankful for..... little girl giggles
November 5 - Aubrey is thankful for..... my family
November 6 - Ava is thankful for.....foofy
November 7 - Dada is thankful for.....camping
November 8 - Mama is thankful for.....bedtime stories
November 9 - Aubrey is thankful puppy & red bear
November 10 - Ava is thankful for.....mama, dada & sissy
November 11 - Dada is thankful for.....our girls health
November 12 - Mama is thankful for.....Bebe & Papa
November 13 - Aubrey is thankful for.....going out to dinner with Shayna
November 14 - Ava is thankful for.....Miss Jennifer & Miss Angelica
November 15 - Dada is thankful for.....being able to take the girls to school each morning
November 16 - Mama is thankful for..... our cozy home
November 17 - Aubrey is thankful for.....The Girl Scouts
November 18 - Ava is thankful for..... Bebe & Papa
November 19 - Dada is thankful for.....Saturdays off, spending time with his family
November 20 - Mama is thankful for.....Aubrey Grace & Ava Jo
November 21 - Aubrey is thankful for.....mama singing to her
November 22 - Ava is thankful for Woody, Buzz, Jessie & Sarge
November 23 - Dad is thankful for.....heaters
November 24 - Mama is thankful for.....Doyle coming home safely, deployment after deployment.

Hope you all have had a GREAT Turkey day!!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

punk rock family.

this family is awesome! i mean, i always knew elissa was awesome, so of course her hubby and daughter had to be just as awesome, right? but if you can believe it, those two people and that little baby blu growing inside elissa made her even more awesome than i remembered. you see, elissa and i went to high school together... she was always uber cool and i was the geek in the corner. it wasnt until the rad invention of facebook that we started chatting, a lot! turns out, she can rock a camera too!!! i was so honored when she accepted my offer to let me capture her family and her during this amazing time in their lives!

elissa & joey... being parents of two girls is amazing. the joy that it brings is something that i can't even put into words (and you guys know that i am never at a loss for words) i pray that your two girls bring you all the happiness that my two girls have brought me. are gonna ROCK as a big sister!!! make sure you teach your sister to laugh, i am sure with all your silliness that won't be a problem!!!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

one year.

when i woke up this morning, i had a huge lump in my throat. i knew, without even looking on the calendar what day it was. its been a year since my uncle passed away. i still have trouble dealing with the pain of that day. i think i still have a lot of that pain locked down deep inside of me, and every once in a while a little bit comes out. i would like to think that i have learned to enjoy life more because of that day. because i know that we are not promised tomorrow. i have seen how quickly life can pass. we need to live in the moment. savor every minute.

i find traces of my uncle in my every day life. i find myself starring at the beauty of hawks in the sky. i tell the girls all about hawks, and we lay in the grass and stare up at the sky. papa likes to show the girls the hawks that fly around his house. i think he feels the same connection to the birds that i do, and we want the girls to see that beauty too.

i see a ford bronco and i smile. i can still see my uncle crawling out from under the newest bronco he acquired. the duct taped cowboy boots, the greasy hands... the big smile on his face.

when i hear cowboy boots clicking on the floor, i can picture my uncle, standing in the kitchen at my moms house. straw cowboy hat, flannel shirt, levi 501's and his black cowboy boots.

and its amazing how when there is a song that reminds you of someone, you hear it more often... this is that song.

there isn't a day goes by that I don't remember what happened today, one year ago. i doubt i ever will.

i love you uncle david, and i miss you.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

spring forward

this has been a rough winter. and by "rough", i mean up to our ears in snot filled kleenex, fevers so high we see butterflies, a cough that can rattle your chest, even if you aren't the one coughing.... 4 rounds of bronchitis, 2 rounds of pneumonia, various other viral/bacterial infections later we say "hasta la vista winter"

i am a total winter girl. i love everything about it. the chill in the air, the gray days, the nights watching movies in front of a fire, but i am sick to death of the sickies that have over taken our house. they have robbed me of my "winter". curse you germs.

i use to dread daylight savings. i didn't like the sun to be out so late. but this year, i welcome it. i welcome spring. my family needs spring. we need to get over this gunk that winter has given us. so, to celebrate spring, i took my "healthy" family out for a quick photoshoot at bebe & papa's house. in 20 minutes, we got some pretty cute pics, lots of laughs, a few sprained muscles, and lots of sticky kisses (thanks to see's lollipops)

btw, the next day the "healthy" 5 year old woke up with 102.7 fever, screaming her throat hurts... double ear infection and some sort of infection in her throat. well, i guess its not really the "first day of spring" yet...