Sunday, January 22, 2012

a day on the farm with the Sullivans...

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I can't express how much I love taking our kids to a farm... any farm!
The experience of being so close to where their food comes from is the best lesson ever! and they really love it too!

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this sweet mama and I have known each other since we were in kindergarten (5 years old!) and we actually met on a farm too... picking strawberries! I know I can hardly stand it myself!
So we have been friends like our whole lives... grown up together... our parents are great friends... weddings together... babies together... and we're even this cutie pie's God-Parents!
so..... when the news came that they were moving back to Florida last year... I was beyond ESTATIC!!!
So any good warm welcome needs a Farm Tour!!!

So here we are with the Sullivans! You'll see them a lot more now that we're beach buds again!

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I mean the pitch on this slide was the best... my little girl's skinny bum was not hardly touching on the way down! That's a good slide! The faster the better right!

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This is Ridge... my God-Son... and yes, he is the cutest! and yes, he really loves me! and man oh man do we ever love him!

ok... this is pretty sweet... I hardly had a chance to change up my settings when my little girl squealed... SANTAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I was like... what!??... turned and BAM! yes, the jolly guy was at the FARM!
I know... pretty sweet! Sometimes things like this happen... I like to tell our little girls that it's called Karma!
Isabelle: What's Karma Mamma...?
Me: well... Karma is when good things happen to you because you're really good! and don't just be good so that good things happen... just be truly good... and Karma will find ya!
Isabelle: I like Karma Mamma!
Me: Me too! :-P

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are these two farm kids adorable or what!
and gosh, could their feet get any dirtier!
we had to scrub their feet raw to get close to their rose petals!
but it was worth it... running free on a farm... no cares... cow poop... chickens clucking... sun on our cheeks... cool breezes!
it was one of those... I love my life... kinds of days!

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yes, they even got to feed the babies!

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can't take it! I want a baby cow in my backyard! maybe let's start with chickens!

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ok... prepare for a little bit of oooohs and ahhhs...
my girlfriend and I were talking when this view happened... our jaws dropped... it was like the most perfect light ever! we are both professional photographers so yes... the first thing that came out... ahhhh the LIGHTING!!! The yummiest lighting ever!
This is the sweet light we always try to find... the light that can make a shot AMAZING... waaaahbam!

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but the lighting wasn't happening for a client... not for a shoot... no, it was happening to us! to our children... as we watched the lighting fall so soft on our children... I know we were both thinking it... saying it out loud... look at our children... being children... naturally outside... free... just like we grew up!

I'm not changing... I'm letting my kids grow up like kids... outside!
call me granola but my kids have to be kids... I'm not going to tell my kids stories of how it used to be... because it still can be... if you let it! throw them outside and give them nothing but an imagination!
It's the BEST gift you can ever give them!

Thank you Sullivan Family for moving on down! So happy you're here!

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