Wednesday, August 21, 2013

sneak peak - the trinidads!

I had the opportunity to photograph the sweet Trinidad family again this year at the beach.  Sweet baby girl #3 is coming in November so it was a fun opportunity to photograph their family before her arrival.

The girls are becoming more and more beautiful by the second.  I am so serious.  But, not only are they so beautiful, they have some of the sweetest hearts.  I am always so impressed with how well behaved they are (gosh, how old am I?) and I'm also always in awe of the way Gretchen and Alvaro parent.  They are so incredibly intentional with their girls and I am so thankful for that example.  It definitely pushes me to be more intentional in my parenting which is sometimes so hard!

We had a great time at the beach and the girls were thrilled at the end when they got to spend a little time running in the water :)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

project 52.48


Wow.  Y'all are becoming more and more feisty.  
You have been since Day One but as you've gotten older you have definitely honed the skill of fighting for what you want.  I guess it's just a natural thing since you've gotta share with someone else every.single.second.  
Feisty is good.  

But, sometimes I get glimpses of what my days are going to consist of for the next EIGHTEEN YEARS.  
And I proceed to curl up in a fetal position and pull the sheets over my head and pretend that it will always be easy like when y'all would lay in the same place that I put you and coo and giggle all while looking adorable and thinking I was the greatest thing since sliced bread.  
But, I'd say this picture accurately describes what life is going to look like for a while.  You both wanted the lawnmower.  Ignoring the fact that we have THREE lawnmowers for you to play with, you both NEEDED that one.  So, a fight broke out.  All out war.  

And, as I watched from afar all I could do was smile.  Well and grab my camera so I could snap a picture.  Life is going to be hard as a twin.  As exciting and special as it is, it will also come with difficulties.  
But, obviously your feisty little spirits are up for the challenge!

Monday, August 19, 2013

little girls skirts!

Happy Monday, y'all!  

I have been sewing lots of little girls skirts lately and I'm finally getting around to posting them here!  These are adorable with a little t-shirt and I am getting giddy about seeing them worn this fall.  I can just imagine a little cardigan over a white tee with one of these skirts and boots for the fall!  How adorable.  Unfortunately, I don't think this Crews or Tate would look quite as adorable in the getup.  But, I know lots of little girls who would!  

If you are looking for a gift for a little girl in your life, let me know!  I'd be glad to whip one of these up for you and send it on it's way.  If you are looking for a specific color, let me know and I'll email you fabric options!  I can also leave off the monogram if you'd prefer that it not have one.  

Thankfully adorable Bennett and her gorgeous mama were willing to model Bennett's Moxie Made skirt so I have some in action shots for you too!

 Thank you Kate Overby for these pictures!

If you're interested in placing an order, email me at jenny.s.conklin [at] gmail [dot] com!

Enjoy your week!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

project 52.47


I figured out while we were at the beach that y'all are absolutely fearless.  You run straight to the "mine" (the word both of you use for water - so strange but sweet :)).  You take off sprinting as soon as your feet hit the sand and once you hit the water, you keep on running.  You don't want to hold someone's hand.  You don't want to be stopped.  

And honestly?  It was exhausting because it meant someone had to be right on your heels every second.   And it was even scary at times because if I took my eyes off you for one second, you were headed into the water.  

But, even more than both of those things, it was amazing.  
To see your eyes light up when you took off running.
To hear your squeals of delight when your feet touched the cold water.  
To watch you laugh when the waves came crashing towards you.

It is so representative of how I want life to be with y'all.  I am so, so glad that you are fearless.  God did not create His people to be timid and worried.  And I am so thankful that already you are embracing this life that you've been given.  For you (and for me) it is going to be exhausting at times.  And scary.  Just like it was at the beach.  But, so much more than that, it's going to be pure joy.  

I want to embrace this life fearlessly with you.  
Not holding you back by worry or fear.  
But instead, encouraging you and watching you live.