Valentines and Memories

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today, I am linking up with my very favorite link up, Memories Captured, which encourages us each month to capture the moments that catch our hearts and hold our memories. This will be the last Memories Captured link up until June, so instead of sharing just one memory with you, I want to share a few of my recent favorites.

Most of my heart belongs to this sweet little boy who I am honored to make memories with daily. I absolutely adore this most recent picture of him that I just captured Tuesday. At three-and-a-half years old, this little guy is mischievous and sweet all at the same time, and I think this exactly captures his current complexities.

(And the love between a boy and his ice cream.)

A boy and his ice cream

Then there’s this one from January, when just enough snow came to Richmond to build a small snowman and bring this grin to my sweet boy:

playing in the snow

I adore this picture of my son and I riding a children’s train during a weekend afternoon winter visit to an outdoor mall.

Mommy and Noah

And this very rare occasion of a date night at the beginning of January, when my husband and I went to dinner and a movie for the first date we had been on in 6 months.

date night

So this Valentine’s Day, I am cherishing these recent memories and so many memories from the past, and thinking about all of the amazing people that may not be in these pictures, but are always in my heart.

I did something a little crazy for Valentine’s Day this year…I entered a boudoir photography contest and have been selected as a finalist. If you would like to vote for me I can promise I will reward you with a probably hilarious story of how embarrassing it was to take intimate pictures. Voting ends February 14th at 5 pm PST. Thank you!

Update: February 15th: Thank you so much to all of you who voted for me! I did not win, but another one of the deserving finalists did. Thank you again for helping me try to make that silly little idea a reality! Maybe one day…. :)


  1. Love your sweet memories, and gosh, he’s not so little now, is he?
    Thank you for sharing with us, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

    (I voted for you, hope you win!)
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    • No, I’m afraid he really isn’t little any more. How does this happen so quickly??

      Thank you so much for the vote. I’m so embarrassed that I entered and even more so that I’m asking for votes (I don’t like it when people do that….) so I really appreciate the support!!

      Happy Valentine’s Day!
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  2. Our date involved sitting in a doctor’s office waiting for Shawn to get a boot on his foot. Guy thinks he’s being scouted for professional beer league volleyball.
    Happy Valentine’s day a day late xo
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    • That is incredibly romantic. Who doesn’t love booted drunk men?

      I hope you can have a more fun weekend. Tell those boys to get you something nice!

      Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo