a day in the life | august edition

Almost every summer our family will gather at a beach house for at least a few days. I'm SO glad we were able to go this year, it was nice to get away and forget about other obligations for a bit. 

I have over 300 photos from our trip and I would love to share them all but that would just be ridiculous in a blog post! So, here are a few from one evening right before sunset.

Also, I'm still pregnant and waiting as patiently as I know how for him to make his debut. 39 weeks tomorrow but I feel like I'm overdue!! Whether he decides to come now or late, the next edition of "a day in the life" will be introducing my newest little fellow and I cannot wait!!! :)

These next two photos are here to give you a clear picture that Ephram was NOT in water that was too deep for him. They were in very shallow, still, water.
In the following photo of Oren you can see that Ephram slipped and went under. It was literally a SPLIT second before his daddy was right there scooping him up. He was perfectly fine, even though seeing the photo is slightly terrifying!!!
 That face though, sweet baby. He just needed a hug.

 Our fishermen, paw-paw & James, enjoying a peaceful moment...
 Until accidentally catching a Pelican!!!! It was certainly an interesting end to our day.
 Be sure to follow the blog circle over to my talented friend Lori Frederick. Seriously, go check it out, her post is beautiful! And if you haven't already like her on facebook!!

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a day in the life | july edition

These boys wait all day long for the moment their daddy comes home so they can wrestle. I think it is their favorite part of the whole day and I love getting to sit back and watch them play together. On this day I decided it was high time I actually pull the big camera out and document it. Yes, the two of them are typically in only their underwear, every single day. Actually we are lucky if Ephram has any clothes on at all. He hates to have anything on. It doesn't matter how or when I dress him, by days end all clothes are gone. Saves on laundry I suppose. ;)

So, this is my "a day in the life" for July. Depending on when our newest little boy decides to make his appearance I may not be posting for August or I may even be posting a photo of him! Who knows. I'm due September 6th but my doc has a feeling I may not make it that far. Either way I'm very excited and cannot wait to add another baby boy to the beautiful chaos of our home. 
   
Be sure to follow the blog circle around to my talented friend Bjorna. She is sharing some beautiful film images of her little boy this month! Click here to check out her post.
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a day in the life | may edition

One of my favorite things we do as a family is go on these little walks in the evening after daddy gets home from work.

The boys LOVE it and Ephram never wants to go home. He would keep going and going. Convincing him to turn around and head home is often a struggle. On this day Oren was the one that wasn't too interested in turning around to go back, as you will be able to tell when you see the last few photos! :)

I always have my cell phone with me for snapshots during our outings but I'm bad about grabbing my big camera when we head out the door. I'm so glad I did on this day. There is even a self-portrait of my 22 week baby belly. (I'm nearly 26 weeks now)

(check out my personal instagram for more shots of our daily activities!)

Really feeling like I could do a whole session for someone around these areas!!

When you've finished this post be sure to follow the circle around to my sweet friend Jeanna!

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Katy, TX lifestyle photography, a day in the life
Katy, TX lifestyle photography, a day in the life
Katy, TX lifestyle photography, a day in the life
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Katy, TX lifestyle photography, a day in the life
Treasures. My boys and the things Ephram brought me during the course of our walk. Hard to believe that in 14 weeks I'll have another sweet boy to add to these photos! The time is really flying by this pregnancy and I'd like it to slow down a bit.
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We haven't walked in a while it seems. It has been raining a lot lately and the mosquitos are out and love to eat my littlest alive. I'm also not looking forward to the incredible heat that comes with a Texas summer, especially being pregnant during it!

Now please take a moment to check out what a day in the life looks like for Jeanna. Also, be sure to find her on facebook for more of her beautiful lifestyle photos.





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What will baby Cowan be????

Today is the big ultrasound day for us. You know, the one where we find out if this growing babe is a third baby boy or a baby girl!! I am SO. EXCITED. However, we won't be spilling the gender beans until after Easter. We have plans for a fun Easter themed gender reveal at our family party on April 20th. That 11 day wait to share the news may be my undoing. Also, not telling Oren is going to drive me crazy!! It is just too risky telling him, there are some...I won't mention any names (you know who you are) who would try to pry it out of him and I know he would cave. I mean, he is 6 after all. So, until then, I thought it would be fun to share what all the old wives tales and various other myths have to say this baby is. I'd love to get your input as well so please leave a comment! ;)

Family guesses:
Jeremy- GIRL
Oren- GIRL
Ephram- Has no idea how his life is about to change, my sweet momma's boy.
Me- I keep that a secret until after since they say that mother's intuition is 70% right we don't want anyone to have an unfair advantage in our little guessing game. ;)
aunt LeAnn- GIRL
uncle Jason- GIRL
aunt Sharon- GIRL
Granna- GIRL
Paw-Paw- "one of each" (for the record, there is only one in there and he knows it!)
uncle Jacob- BOY

Seems to me there is some wishful thinking going on here!! I'm happy to have another beautiful baby no matter the gender.

And because I hate to leave a post with no photos here are a few. My 8 week ultrasound and a few belly shots. Today I am 18 weeks 4 days. I'll do another belly shot at 19 or 20 weeks.



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a day in the life | march edition

It feels as if it has rained all of March. There were a few glimpses of spring here and there but it hasn't been near enough for me or these boys! We're ready for a bit of warmth and sunny days to play outside. After school on this rainy day we were rather bored so I pulled out some art supplies and let the boys exercise their creative sides. :) Ephram spent some time painting himself and seriously considered licking the paint up several times. Oren chose to paint a portrait of a dragon toy. He stressed over his ability to draw and paint it but with a little encouragement he did a really fantastic job.

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