Family

World Cup | Brazil

This summer, I was reflecting that during the last World Cup, I was packing up my life in Indonesia and moving to the host country, Brazil. I didn’t know Felipe yet and had very little interest in soccer. It’s crazy how much life can change in four years!

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We landed in Brazil this summer just in time for their first game and boy, was everybody ready! The streets were strung with colorful flags and the city felt alive.

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One tradition that Felipe has done since he was a child is to paint the street for the World Cup. I was all over that! We went to buy paint (which we had to mix ourselves) and got to work. Felipe painted the World Cup logo and I worked on a Zentangle-inspired flag. While Brazil didn’t have a favorable outcome, we sure had a blast!

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Mother's Day at The Farm

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For more than 30 years, my grandmother and her two sisters have gathered their families at the farm they grew up in in Mount Pleasant, Texas twice a year to catch up and reminisce. It's a sweet time filled with loads of food, original music, and sitting around under the trees.

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My whole life, I've heard about how when they were younger, my grandma and her sisters formed a musical group called The Silver Bells. Since retirement, they've gotten the group back together and now call themselves The Singing Sisters. With a few legit gigs per year, I decided they needed some promo shots for their new website. It was amazing.

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Christmas 2017

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Since being married, my favorite parts of Christmas are Felipe's sound effects and facial expressions. His eyebrow gets so excited!

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Our 2017 Christmas card pictures from the farm. Felipe was a trooper since there was a lot of trial and error self-shooting.

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