Insta-Moment: why does the blurry photo have to be my favorite?

That moment when you try really hard to get a photo of your daughter playing with her dogs and the photo that has the best angle and position turns out blurry, but the picture with your daughter looking blankly  ahead while one dog bites the other turns out crystal clear. .... and yes that is my pile of laundry in the background. #blog #agirlandherdog #2yearsold #30months #candidphoto #momlife #toddlerlife | February 24, 2017 at 08:10AM

That moment when you try really hard to get a photo of your daughter playing with her dogs and the photo that has the best angle and position turns out blurry, but the picture with your daughter looking blankly ahead while one dog bites the other turns out crystal clear. …. and yes that is my pile of laundry in the background. #blog #agirlandherdog #2yearsold #30months #candidphoto #momlife #toddlerlife

Insta-Moment: Gluten Free Chicken Fried Steak Dinner

Dinner time at the Graves' house normally includes Genevieve starting in her chair and ending up in an adult lap. Dinner tonight was gluten free chicken fried steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, and gluten free zucchini fritters. #notsohealthy #familydinner #homemade #glutenfree #dinnertime #southernfood #blog | September 15, 2016 at 07:09PM

Dinner time at the Graves’ house normally includes Genevieve starting in her chair and ending up in an adult lap. Dinner tonight was gluten free chicken fried steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, and gluten free zucchini fritters. #notsohealthy #familydinner #homemade #glutenfree #dinnertime #southernfood #blog

Insta-Moment: Remembering my Grandfather 

My dad just asked me if I needed any money. Genevieve replied with “yep.” This interaction hilariously reminded me of my late grandfather who was always offering me money because he never wanted me to be without money in my pocket. I can’t even imagine the amount of love he would have had for this little girl. He would have doted on her to no end and I know she would have given him so much joy. He passed before seeing most of my adult milestones but Genevieve would have been the one he most wanted to experience. He would have been the most amazing greatgrandfather. it is amazing how small random interactions and words can bring such intricate and sentimental memories to the surface. #25monthsold #2yearsold #memories #greatgrandfather #moneytalk #family #imissyou #bringstearstomyeyes #blog

Insta-Moment: Memories of Blue Hair

A throwback to 2003(ish). I could almost swear this was taken yesterday. The blue hair was beyond my normal comfort zone, but the final product made me so joyful. I think this is a reminder of how we should live our lives - brave (but not fearless), bold, stepping beyond our comfort zone, and full of joy from the small things. #flashback #collegedays #rememberwhen #bluehair #blog | August 15, 2016 at 01:48AM

A throwback to 2003(ish). I could almost swear this was taken yesterday. The blue hair was beyond my normal comfort zone, but the final product made me so joyful. I think this is a reminder of how we should live our lives – brave (but not fearless), bold, stepping beyond our comfort zone, and full of joy from the small things. #flashback #collegedays #rememberwhen #bluehair #blog