Category: Inside My Life
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” ~ COCO CHANEL
My daughter adores dressing up and often goes through my closet and drawers looking for fabulous finds to wear around the house. Snow days give her even more opportunities to be fashionable! Yesterday, she happened upon this outfit and I thought it was fitting for a few Valentine portraits. I can’t believe how quickly my baby girl is growing up! Seems like just yesterday I was welcoming her into this world and now she has turned into quite the young lady. I love her thoughtfulness, creativity, laughter and sense of humor. She is a pure delight and melts my heart with her different expressions and frequent hugs. I am so fortunate to have her as my daughter and feel blessed to have the most fulfilling job as her mother!
I just got back from the beautiful Hawaii island of Kauai where my husband and I celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary. What a great way to relax and get rejuvenated! When I was in college, I worked for a wine store and the owner mentioned how important vacations were for her and her husband. She said it not only helped with their relationship, but with their businesses as well. She explained that when you schedule vacations, you have something to look forward to as well as refreshed you, so that you could work harder when you returned. Those words of wisdom stuck with me and was probably one of the most valuable lessons I learned in college. I can see why many organizations use the motto, “Work hard play hard!” I hope you are taking the time to schedule regular vacations in your life. If not, start now! I promise that it will make you happier and more productive. Until then, enjoy the image below that I took at sunrise on our last morning of our vacation at our resort at the Kauai Beach Villas in Lihue.
Meet the newest addition to the Niemann family! My daughter Lily had been begging for a puppy for almost a year and she finally got her wish. She was very specific in that she wanted a female chocolate lab that she would name Rosebud. It was a long search, but we finally found the perfect puppy and got to bring her home three weeks ago. Once Lily saw her, she decided that the name Rose was more fitting and so now we have two flowers in the family! On one of our morning walks yesterday, I came across this beautiful field and thought it would be perfect for some portraits, so last night we headed back to capture Lily and her puppy Rose. I couldn’t be happier with the results and am so happy that I have this portrait of the two of them at this stage of both of their lives. Lily just graduated kindergarten and Rose is almost three months! Such milestones for both of them. I will be enlarging this as big as I can go and will cherish it for the rest of my life.
Last night I took my daughter back to the daffodil field and got a few portraits of her among all the beautiful flowers. The weather was completely different than the night before and we ended up running to take cover from the rain. My daughter and I still had a lot of fun and she was thrilled to be surrounded by the gorgeous surroundings. She collected a few flowers for her daddy, which now sit proudly in a vase in our kitchen. SO happy to have Spring finally here!