Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lovely locations in the U.S.

In May of 2014, we sold pretty much everything we owned, moved out of our house and hit the road for a life of adventure and the unknown. We had no clue where we were going to end up or what exactly our plan was. We knew at the time that we were heading south for winter to the lovely state of Florida. Anything after that was just a toss up. Florida was home for roughly 6 months where Chris worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop and we all enjoyed everying the sunny state had to offer.

In time, it just so turned out that the RV we purchased, which was used, was a complete piece of crap. We ended up having to dump it and downsized even more into a 77' Sunliner that is 13 feet long. That's our home as of today and we're all still alive to talk about it. As of now, we are in gorgeous Colorado working for a rafting company in the summer and a ski resort in the winter. This life has had so many ups but just as many downs. It's definitely not easy but truth be told, we still wouldn't trade it. The memories we've created, the places we've seen and the people we've met have made it all worthwhile. Plus, we only live once and we kind of wanted to know we did all we could to give our kids the best experience at roadschooling all while have a ton of fun.

Here are a few of the gorgeous places we've been to in the past two and a half years. There are many more, so hopefully I'll get around to posting more of our adventures. Travel on!


Friday, October 21, 2016

Arkansas Baby Session. Cutie.

As we were traveling from the top of the states down and over to Florida, we stopped in Arkansas to see my best friend from our college swimming days. She had just had her third baby boy so of course a few photos were needed to document this adorable time. We weren't able to stay for super long but a days worth of the kids laughing, playing and us catching up, made it all so worthwhile. Even though we live so many states away, it's always nice to know that we can catch up just as we left off. It's so hard to stay so involved in each others lives when our own lives are just riddled with raising kids, work and all the school that's involved. However, best friends we stay. 

Congrats again Jet!! Love and miss ya. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Florida High School Senior Session.

Wow, I guess it's been ove a year since I've posted anything on my blog and if you've been following along over at Haulin' With The Oats, then you would know that we have been living in a camper and traveling the country. So first off, this blog alone needs major work and tons of updating. The website up there will no longer be my website. It will eventually be and many of the links on this blog do not work. Guess I'll be even more busy in the coming months. In the past two years or so, I've sort of taken a break from the photo gig and have been mainly working on my hair bow shop. It keeps me super busy as does the roadschooling of the kiddos. However, I've also recently gotten back to picking up my camera, shooting photo sessions and documenting our travels just a tad more. When the time comes, I'll try to post some of the awesome places we've been and the cool places we've seen. 

In the meantime, we traveled to Florida last month to visit with friends and family. We took the kids to the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, which we LOVE! On our travels down to there, I shot 4 photo sessions... 1 in Missouri, 1 in Arkansas and 2 in Florida. It was a great feeling to be back behind the camera and I plan on eventually getting a new website up. I'm not so sure on shooting weddings but we'll see where this path leads us. 

Here is a high school senior session mixed with a mini family session. I met Allison years ago at a fundraiser in Ft. Bragg for my brother who is friends with one of our cancer moms.. small world! She now lives in St. Pete, Fl where I had the opportunity to shoot Ben's school photos. They're such a sweet family and a complete pleasure to work with. Plus, they've been super patient in waiting to see any photos since I've returned back to Colorado. It's just been a tad crazy around here to say the least. 

Thanks so much you Allison! It was awesome getting to see you again and hopefully we'll get to meet up again whenever we hit up Florida.