Sweet with a side of silly {Clear Lake TX Family Photographer}

I absolutely love my sessions with this family!  The girls are just the perfect mix of sweet and spunky, and at each one of the sessions I’ve done with them, the girls have made me squeal at the cuteness and sigh at the sweetness.  In fact, when my own daughter saw these pictures, she said that she wished she had 3 sisters.  It’s not going to happen for her…much to her dismay, she’s stuck with 3 brothers.  But even without a sister of her own, she recognizes that there is something so special about sisters.  I feel so lucky to have watched these three grow up over the past couple of years.

Speaking of lucky, M is one lucky guy to be surrounded by such beauty!  I love the dynamic in families where dad is lone man standing.  There is just nothing sweeter.

I’ve been taking pictures of this little cutie since she was just a bald little 4 month old!  And now she is a full fledged kiddo.  She tries her very best to keep up with her big sisters, and definitely wants to do everything by herself.  I love two year olds.  They are always so full of energy and fun, and L was no exception!

Since I’m a middle child myself, I always love the middles.  L keeps everyone on their toes, and know she brings a lot of personality and laughter to her family.  She’s delightful!

And last but certainly not least, the oldest of the bunch.  She has grown up so much since last year, and she is beautiful!  When I look at this picture, I can just see the beautiful young lady she is becoming. She has the most amazing blue eyes!

It’s always hard for me to end my sessions with these girls.  I just have so much fun with them!  But eventually, we call it a wrap, usually when we start getting more and more photos like this.

Nothing says fun like a case of the full-fledged sillies!  It’s my favorite way end a session.

The real deal {Clear Lake TX Family Photographer}

I met this family on the most perfect Houston morning.  It was gorgeous outside!  And this family was equally as gorgeous.  I love my job, and one my favorite parts is getting to meet new families.

Sweet, sweet sisters.  There really is nothing like sisters.  These two were sweet and spunky.

K, the older sister, was the leader and the protector.  I loved her personality and her sweet spirit.


E, the little sister, was a total ham.  She kept me laughing the whole session, and I’m sure that she adds a lot of spice to her family.

Thanks so much for the great session!  Y’all are such a beautiful, kind, and fun family, and I loved getting to meet y’all!

the stuff of dreams

Before I had kids, I always pictured myself as that stay at home mom who loved to bake with her kids.  I really do enjoy baking (hello, cookie dough.  I love you forever and ever.)  But baking with my kids?  Not so much.  The boys burst that bubble long ago.  Connor had pretty much zero interest in helping in kitchen.  I can remember one time baking cupcakes with him and it being an enjoyable thing.  The other times he either lost interest immediately, or just refused to even be a part of it.  Logan has always had a little more interest, but Logan didn’t earn the name captain disaster as a toddler for nothing.  Plus he isn’t known for having the world’s longest attention span.  For the past several years, I’ve done all of the baking on my own, sometimes maybe even discouraging little helpers from “helping”, knowing full well that it just ends in frustration each and every time.  Baking with my kids definitely goes on the list of those things that are way more fun in theory than in reality.

But then along came Camryn.  She loves to help in the kitchen, and most of the time (especially if the boys aren’t home), she is actually pretty helpful.  Who knew that baking with kids could actually be fun!  I think Camryn has been feeling a little displaced ever since Sullivan came along.  I suppose it’s to be expected since she was the baby of the family for four years.  She loves Sullivan and is a great helper, and she never takes any frustration out on him.  But we’ve definitely seen a lot more whining, crying, and bad attitudes over the past month.  So one day last week, I decided that Camryn and I needed to bake together. When I told her that we were going to bake cookies, you would have thought it was Christmas morning.  She was so excited!

I decided I wanted to bake Annalee’s sugar cookies.  I love these cookies!  They stay nice and soft, which I love.

After asking me all morning when we were going to start, it was finally time.  (not to self.  Next time wait until it’s actually the start time to talk about baking.)

As you can see, she was thrilled.

She even put on her apron for the occasion.

She kept a careful eye on the mixing progress.

Then it was time for my personal favorite part.  Taste testing the dough is imperative!

We both gave it two thumbs up.

She decided she wanted to make heart shaped cookies.  You know, since it’s November and all.

Then, much to her dismay, we paused our cookie making fun at this point.  It was time for lunch and naps and feeding Sullivan.  It was much later that afternoon before we got to the decorating part.

By then, Logan was home from school and got to join in the fun.  This was the perfect amount of involvement for him.

He decorated about 3 cookies and than ran off in search of better things.

She was so pleased with her finished product.  Would you like some cookie with your sprinkles?

It was a great afternoon.  It was the kind of baking experience I always dreamed about having with my kids.  I’m so thankful for this spunky little girl and the girly-ness she brings to our all boy home.

P.S.  I think I am still cleaning up sprinkles off my table and floor.

sweet and serious {Clear Lake Texas Baby Photographer}

I was so excited to head back out and spend the morning with sweet baby K again.  We did a session at 4 months old, and we’ll do another one after she turns one.  It’s so fun to watch her grow!  She is just so precious.  She loves to show of her serious side, and her mom and I definitely had to work hard for her smiles.  She’s a sweet, serious, and busy little one!  She learned to crawl, pulled up, and tried to cruise all before sitting up!  She is way to busy exploring her world to waste time just sitting around.  Of course, that made this session a bit of a challenge, but I personally love a busy baby, especially one who is this cute.

I can’t wait to see you guys again in just a few months!

I love Instagram

Lately, it’s all about the iphone pics for me.  Maybe someday I’m going to regret that I didn’t take more pictures with my real camera, but my phone is just so easy and convenient.  And I love Instagram (megan_thurman if you are on there and want to follow.)  It’s become my go-to social media app, and I share way more often on there than on Facebook or Twitter.

Since Sullivan’s birth, I’ve taken over 300 cell phone pictures.  Not all of Sullivan, but probably most of them involve him in some way.  Here are just a few of my faves.

Just born.  I think he was maybe an hour old here and it reminds me so much of Logan.

The whole gang.  Still hard to believe that I am a mom to all these kids!

Hanging out in the hospital.  I might be weird, but I love the hospital stay after I give birth.  It’s relaxing!

First walk to the bus stop.  I think this was on day 4 or 5.

One week old.

A very Connor face!  Sometimes I think he looks just like Logan, and other times just like Connor.  The fact of the matter is, our kids all favor each other.

The kids ask for Sullivan to tuck them in every night.  I love this pic of Sully and Connor so much!  The big kids are all so sweet to Sullivan.

See?  So sweet!

See that real smile from Logan?  I hardly ever get a real smile on camera, but he flashed it no problem while holding Sullivan.

Happy Birthday to Derek!  The four are so lucky to have him.

My friend Penny took this picture of Sullivan at bunco.  The forehead wrinkles and the hair are too much!  I love them!

Sullivan is like her real life doll.  She loves to pick out his clothes, and clearly her own as well.  I get such a kick out of the outfits she puts together.

Mom and Nick came into town for Nick’s high school reunion.  Mamaw was more than happy to give out some cuddles at Chipotle.

The fuzz head.  He has so much hair compared to the other kids.  It stands straight up like that no matter what, and I love it.

And one more.  This is my favorite picture of the 4 of them together because it’s so them.  It’s going to be a crazy ride with these guys!