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Santa Fe Family Reunion

Every three years, my Dad's maternal family gathers. We're Italian, so there's always good food, good wine, lots of story telling and even more laughter. This group of people is so much fun to be around and I hate that three years pass between our visits. This year for our reunion, my aunt and uncle hosted us in Santa Fe. The weather was beyond perfect and the scenery breathtaking. We spent our first night in town at my aunt and uncle's beautiful adobe home. Here are a few of my favorite details from the gardens surrounding their house and a few fun memories of our time there, too! My aunt scored a teepee for the kiddos to play in. It was a huge hit! The sunsets were incredible. Our room at La Fonda was comfortable and we were lucky to have a west-facing room with a balcony. The sunsets lasted a good 30-45 minutes and I couldn't have been happier in any other place as those minutes passed. Gorgeous!! ...

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Elegant Barn Wedding at Pratt Place in Fayetteville – Jordan and Chance

Jordan and Chance's wedding was a lovely combination of simple, elegant and rustic. The barn at Pratt Place was the perfect location for their wedding and reception. The sky was blue, the flowers were beautiful, the cake as tasty as it was gorgeous, and most importantly in Arkansas in June, the AC was blowing. Here are a few of my favorite details from their day: Vendor love: Coordination and Event Design - Details, Weddings & Events, Ft. Smith Florals - Rose of Sharon, Fayetteville Cake - Shelby Lynn's, Fayetteville Dress and Accessories - She Said Yes, Rogers...

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Jordan’s Pratt Place Bridal Portraits

Jordan and Chance are married, so I now have the pleasure of sharing a few of Jordan's bridal portraits with all of you. I loved her simple dress and classic accessories. Here are a few of my favorites from her bridal session at Pratt Place. ...

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Emma-Kate’s First Recital

Emma-Kate's first dance recital was this weekend. It was a big milestone for her and for me, her Mommy. Seeing her up on stage dancing like the true diva she is was hugely rewarding and emotional for me. I was surprised to find myself crying like a big baby by the end of the routine. For weeks and weeks, we've been going every Monday to dance class. Some days she would follow instructions, others she would do her own dance and then some classes she would just stand there doing nothing at all. To see her up on that big, bright stage doing her dance routine as perfectly as an almost-three-year old can was immensely rewarding, especially because she loved it and was proud of herself afterwards. I have never been more proud of her. Here's a snapshot I took of EK right before we went backstage:  ...

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