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Newborn Baby Isaac and Family! Lancaster, PA Family Photographer

Newborn Isaac is just so adorable! Jess, his mom, and I have been friends since college so I know first hand there were many dramatic and stressful moments for her during this pregnancy. Thankfully, he was born perfectly healthy and I’m so happy I was able to capture this miracle baby and his family.

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If you made it to the end of this post I’m glad because I have a precious story to share about Miss Olivia (above!) Yesterday I went over to her house and we had a (windy!) picnic. It was so nice to catch up with Jess and hold baby Isaac (his cheeks kill me!) Then last night I got a call from Jess saying Olivia wanted to say goodnight and sing to me. She wanted to sing the song “Jesus loves me” but as she explained to her Mom, “no, we need to sing Jesus loves her mommy, Jesus loves Kylene.” So that’s what they sang to me over the phone last night as my heart melted and my eyes filled with thankful tears.

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Monday Mix Vol. 20

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I tried to recreate the Chipotle burrito bowl and used this recipe for the rice and beans.

Sure Maddie is pretty talented, but Luke can stand on things, too. (Like a wide bench…)

Two women, living in different countries but with the same name created a beautiful photo blog.

This makes me want a camper.

A beautiful wedding cake and topper.

If you feel like you’re getting sick make this soup to heal yourself with loads of garlic. You’ll smell for days.

This week – Editing family sessions and the two engagement sessions from this weekend – one in Baltimore and another in Lancaster! Both went really well and made me love being outside in the beautiful weather. I even saw cherry and magnolia blossoms, so spring is real now. The blood moon is tonight. Ek.

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Monday Mix Vol. 19

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I made homemade dog treats! Yes, I’m one of those dog owners. Plus, everything was organic nbd! (Luke is the pickiest treat eater and he joyfully trotted over to his bed to enjoy it and then barked for more. This is a his version of a raving, 5 star review.)

Graffiti art Easter eggs! These eggs are pretty amazing, too.

50 pizzas – 50 states (North Dakota’s is the saddest looking, Oregon’s is straight from Portlandia.)

I’m making this White Chicken Chili recipe this week!

Since we’re talking about cooking, I signed up for Plated! This Shark Tank funded company sends all the ingredients and instructions to make healthy meals. My four plates arrive next week! (If you use the link above, I do get referral credits.)

Aldi’s is the uncool older cousin to Trader Joe’s (same owner!) but I fully admit to shopping there! Their small stores are easy to navigate, great for staples, and even have organic products. Plus, their flowers are $4 and last forever. Read the why, how and what from a popular food blogger who is a big Aldi’s fan.

Paying it forward.

This week – The dreaded t word. Taxes! Thus the quote above. I’ll need plenty of naps. This past weekend I had an engagement session on the windiest day ever. We survived and had fun despite it! (Thanks for being good sports, Molly + Andrew!) I have a newborn shoot this week and another engagement session (in Baltimore!) this weekend!

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