Wild Things

I'm so loving my little art class this year. Here are a handful of my kids from Week 2, 
with their animal masks! Gotta love a shy kangaroo and pensive panda ;-)



Beeline on Up

If you want to see this adventure through another lens, check out this lovely blog

Crowned Lovely


Time to Breathe

We're all just one breath away from here to eternity.
It's put my feet on holy ground realizing how close, and how vast, that really is. 
I've been a "yes" girl for as long as I can remember - no just doesn't seem to fit with who I am. Today I had to do that very thing I have not known to say, fearlessly. I had to tell a group of souls that I've become close with that it's time to step back, to take time, to heal. What came back was an outpouring of love, little notes letting me know it was ok to do this, that we were ok. 

Have I allowed others to say no to me in such a way? Where I outpour my love onto them because I see their need as greater than my own? This cluster of people did just that, it emanated from their hearts. It made me love them more knowing their support. This moment of my life helps me realize that others have said no for a million other reasons than selfish rudeness. I can think back on times where friends stepped back because of illness, the grief of death, the priority of other parts of life for a season - and I have this new found respect, that they needed to gain the time for healing/peace/loving well. Time is so fleeting, that to not use it to gain peace with the Creator, peace with oneself, and love others wildly, there is no reason to have any time at all. And here we are, back on hallowed ground, seeing that eternity is but a breath away. Will we use the prologue of forever to pause, breathe, love, serve, and repeat - and will we grant that precious time to others with grace in the way it was given to me? 


A First Last

Today, a lab test (pregnancy & adoption, can't get away from them!)
Yesterday, our last meeting with Sarah until my arms are around Littlest Abear. 
Praise the Lord for a first last.


Now Booking!

Now booking fall sessions starting weekends in September through the first weekend of December!
If you would like a family session for the purpose of Christmas cards, I encourage a booked date no later than Nov 14th so I can have the images processed and ready to go :)

Sessions are $300 and come with at least 15 - 20 fully edited high resolution images. 
If you need outfit suggestions or scene settings, I would be happy to help!
Please email me at tamararose@hotmail.com for availability.

*Please contact me with three weeks advance notice for desired date*


Feelin' Pretty Good About This...

We had our LAST office visit for our adoption meetings, next meeting is a home visit with our beautiful home study specialist Sarah, and then no more [planned] meetings 'til this little love is home!!! AHHHHH!