I'm Hannah: mother, wife, photographer, writer, artist, wellness enthusiast and lover of the simple and beautiful. I live in South Florida with my husband Manny, our three children (Seth, Isaac, and Eaden), and our golden doodle Lily.
This is my journal of motherhood, homeschooling, health, and living with grace & intention

Keeping Up...

father & son Life has been moving fast lately- very fast- and I feel like I am perpetually striving to keep up. With Seth. With editing. With my calendar, and the laundry, and the general state of our home. With myself. I am sometimes a little stressed, but mostly so filled with joy that I am busy doing what I love. This is season, and it's happening. Most of the pieces can fall where they may for now- I will be back to gather them.

So this is a post of random disconnectedness. Yet really it is all connected, in my mind at least.

I have had a hankering for warm apple cider lately. It just feels right at this time of year. I'm thinking of picking up a bit of brandy to add to it.

Wishing there was a change of seasons here, and yet simultaneously I still marvel that going to the beach is even a remote option in mid-November.

Returned a library book yesterday that I read only the first three pages of, though I renewed it once while I had it. I finally had to admit to myself that it simply wasn't going to happen.

Speaking of life with a toddler... ;-) Seth says at least one or two new words a day now. He understands so much more than her says too. He has the cutest little quirks- I just love watching his personality develop. He's so much like Manny in a lot of ways.

I've been thinking a bit about Christmas- gifts, cards, trees, plans. First though- Thanksgiving! Over the years I have come to love and look forward to Thanksgiving food. Everything about it is comforting and kind of nostalgic.

Thinking about getting some Toms shoes. I heard about this company quite a long time ago and instantly loved the idea. Each time someone purchases a pair of these shoes, a pair is given to a child in a developing country who needs them. I bookmarked the website, but just about forgot about it. Then recently, I've heard more buzz about them. I've seen them for sale in Whole Foods, and several of my photographer friends adore them, even for all-day shooting! So I'm sold, and am planning to try them out soon.

I've posted a couple previews on my business blog recently, and there are more coming soon! I am just loving these recent sessions and weddings!

A few more recent shots of my two guys:


he is awesome


watching boats

practicing peace

Down by the bay...