Thank you ... for believing in us

This weekend :: Full of fun firsts ... including a 1st Birthday party


(didn't her mama do a fab job? Happy Birthday Lily!)

And I get to share an exciting email update ... La Escuela Los Algarobbos - the school that all of us (you, me, we) helped out this year went from an enrollment of sixty-seven children last year to ... 82 this year! Yes, with your help & support, they have been able to help 82 students in grades one through six this year. It's so incredible isn't it!

Our program is growing because of amazing people like you.

We appreciate your participation in our family of donors and volunteers who are making La Escuela Los Algarobbos a place where we are helping kids love and respect not only their education but also their health, the environment and the world in which they are living.

You don't have to see the whole staircase before you take a step. Just take a step. And little by little, you've climbed the staircase.

And of course, what would this weekend be without dads. Your love, strength, commitment & bond to your children ... it's what makes the world go round. Happy Father's Day!


Just amazing to think of the hundreds of families I've photographed at this point. Wishing you all a wonderful Father's Day!

And at the end of the day, I am so lucky this guy said yes and agreed to all of this ... long before he knew what he was getting into ;) (many states & many more kids later - phew!).

*us & the littles. when you have four kids, you take what you can get ;)

Happy Father's Day to my one & only. This quote sums you up perfectly,

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano
Thank you for believing in us. The bigs, the littles. All of us. We love you so very much. xo.
Happy Father's Day.