Posted on October 27, 2020
A couple of weeks ago we had Luis’ family in town to visit. It was nice to have them here, we haven’t seen them since Christmas 2019! We decided to explore some fun spots around Austin and Round Rock. I forgot my camera the first evening, but we went to Old Settlers Park in Round Rock and let the kids play and fish.
The next day we went back to Old Settlers Park to let the kids (and Mateo) play on this awesome playground! We also had our cousin, Daisy, bring her three kids over to play as well. Nice little playdate with the family. After lunch, we headed to the Pennybacker Bridge and viewed one of the most iconic landscape scenes in Austin. Then we drove over to Mount Bonnell and viewed the views of downtown, the Colorado River, and insanely beautiful homes! Below are photos of our adventures! Enjoy!
Posted on January 28, 2019
Posted on January 10, 2019
It’s fitting that I post these photos this week, as students are going back to school from their Christmas break! When I discovered I forgot to edit and post True’s graduation photos, I promised myself I would have them ready before her spring break! haha.
Watching True and her little brother Tagger grow up has been fun. I’ll admit, a lot of times its been through social media and text messaging. Being about 3..5-4 hours from home, you miss things. However, every time I get to the see them and my other family, I try to soak it in as much as I can and be thankful for the time together.
True has always been a fun child to be around. She’s smart, inquisitive, independent, loveable, funny and the list continues. She loves astronomy and ballet. Loves Hatchimals and carries a notebook and pen around with her so she is always ready to take notes. She brings joy and laughter to everyone she meets and she’s only 6 years old.
I was able to take off the day to watch her graduate Kindergarten. She goes to a small elementary school out in the Big Country. Abilene, TX area for those not familiar with Texas. One of my favorite things that the elementary school did was bring together the graduating Kindergarten students and the graduating High School students together for a photo opportunity and to give a visual to the Kindergarten students of what their future is. I shed quite a few tears while taking photos of the group and I’d be lying if I denied tearing up right now.
True won the Superintendent Award from her teacher. It’s an award given to one student from each class that shows leadership, excellence in academics and being a helpful student to the teacher. She also won several other awards. SO many to name, so here is a photo of some of us holding all of her awards that she won.
She makes her family proud! My hope for True is that she continues to push herself both academically and personally. She loves to learn and I hope that never changes. I can’t wait to watch her grow up and see where her interests take her. True is relentless and will push herself to achieve her goals. Below are all the photos from her Kindergarten graduation. Congratulations, True!
Check back tomorrow for a sneak peek of a portrait session with one of my coworkes!
Posted on January 4, 2019
Well, she graduated 8 months ago, I just never got around to edit the photos. I know, photographer of the year. Please.hire.me. hahaha. Anyways, here is a sneak peek from True’s graduation ceremony. I’ll have a full post with all the pictures next week! I hope everyone enjoys their first weekend of 2019!
Posted on December 31, 2018
So it’s been a year… it feels like 2018 lasted 5 years. I’m ready for it to go. 2018 wasn’t 100% terrible, but it wasn’t that awesome either. From company layoffs to illness to missing key family moments, I would rate this year about a 3.5 out of 10. I’m ready for a fresh start and ready to start the new year on a positive note!
This past year, I’ve neglected to put time and effort into seeing my family. Luis and I have both been so bogged down with work, that we’ve missed birthdays, vacations, holiday functions and just visiting and spending time with our family. That is something I’m not proud of. I love both of our families. I love our friends as well. We have built a pretty awesome home away from home family here in the Austin area, and even those were sacrificed. I feel pretty upset that I let what was going on around us get the best of me and not focus on what matters the most to me, friends and family.
As we close 2018 and head into 2019, below are some things I’m looking forward to.
I hope everyone has a wonderful NYE and would love to hear some of your 2018 highlights moving into 2019. We did have some fun in 2018, below is a photo from our trip to Jamaica. Ya man!
See you in 2019!
Posted on November 11, 2013
What a long title! hahaha. I live about 3 miles from Lake Travis and I love it. I love the area I live in as it is technically in Austin, TX but I’m in an area that is secluded and surrounded by nature. Rocker, Ryder and I frequent this old boat ramp/dock that has been shut down due to the lack of water. It is a sad scene, but it’s a great place to take the pups so they can run out their energy. A couple of weeks ago, we had a TON of rain and filled the area creeks. I decided to take my camera to our usual family spot and photograph some of the scenery and tried to snap a couple of photos of Rocker and Ryder! haha Enjoy these and have a great Monday!