I posted to Facebook, about a month ago, that the boys and I found a caterpillar. It was the most colossal caterpillar we’d ever seen! After a few Google searches, we discovered that it was a Giant Spotted Leopard Moth Caterpillar. It was an adult and didn’t have much longer to grow before transitioning into the chrysalis stage. We fed it honeysuckle leaves and enjoyed holding it until one day, about three weeks ago, when we noticed that it was spinning a loose, yellow web. A week later we noticed that his spiny, black skin molted to reveal a shiny black pod. This morning I woke to the sound of fluttering wings and a striking moth with leopard markings! It’s a BOY!!! Boys seem to be the trend in this house. :) After a quick change into our play clothes we ran outside to introduce our little boy to the great outdoors. William, Sullivan, & Harrison all took a turn holding him and then we found the most spotted tree for him to make his home.
- The Boys
Today is the official first day of summer in this neck of the woods. This was my first crack at homeschooling and I think we did pretty well. Even though we homeschool, we go by the school’s calendar. For all you kids out there, and parents who remember the joy of an ending school year I just want to say . . .
My best friend, Rachel, sent us all a package and it just happened to arrive today. The boys were thrilled to get there presents. Can I just say that I have the best friend in the whole world?!? Rach, you know how to treat a girl right!
Let the festivities begin.
Last October it was time for my oldest child to get braces, so we went to see Dr. Cox at Palmetto Orthodontics! As soon as we came in, we saw the staff wrote his name on a special board welcoming him. Awe!!! Myranda helped Will get acquainted with the system and in no time at all he was in a chair, being prepped for banding. Dr. Cox is always engaging, remembers Will’s name, and smiles the whole time he works. The office girls are all super sweet and helpful! We seriously look forward to the appointments just to see their smiling faces . . . and the video games and treats don’t hurt either! :)
I also enjoy business photography, especially events, grand openings, and staff photography for Charleston’s local businesses.
Before the Romines moved to California we went to Folly Beach for some casual family pictures, but it turned into an adventure! This spot on Folly is hard to find- but it’s a true gem of Charleston. Once you reach the lighthouse (it’s a long walk so bring a wagon for smaller kids) you’ll see lots of driftwood trees and cinder block ruins. This is an awesome spot for a small wedding or an engagement shoot BUT it’s even more fun for kids. Our kids (7 between us) tunneled under the walls, climbed the trees, whooped & hollered, and enjoyed a carefree evening. FYI- there are NO baños out here. :) Before leaving Folly Beach we stopped at Woody’s for some pizza and video games. It’s always nice to block out time in a busy schedule to enjoy life- life with no urgent demands. I think we adults remembered what it was like to be a kid that day. SUCCESS!
Here is one of my favorite things to give my brides. It is included in the “Queen Bee” package (see under “proofs”) BUT you can add this chic proof photobox to any package! After the wedding photography is completed and edited, this is the first of many goodies you’ll receive. :) It’s very sturdy, and comes with some functional and cleanly designed details. I enlisted the help of Sullivan to show you how the box works!
This is the top of the box with their disc of images.
On the bottom, inside of the box you’ll see a little insert that holds a disc. This will come in very handy as discs can be misplaced.
Doesn’t this make you smile? Lot’s of neatly stacked pictures (Stacey & Mishelle received a little over 800). Mishelle is an avid scrapbooker so she was THRILLED to have so many proofs to use. (I don’t watermark any of these proofs)
The pictures rest on ribbon so you can easily pull them out. Just fold the ribbons over before shutting the lid.
Here’s the handy dandy elastic closure which keeps everything neat and tidy.
If this doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will!!!