Homeschool Swim Lessons in Austin

British Swim School Austin

Hey out there… Spring has sprung! It is hard to stay inside near the computer when it is in the 70’s outside and the garden needs weeding, trees need trimming, fence needs building, and plants need planting. We’ve been spending an amazing amount of time in the sunshine – and even taking advantages of the […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Austin Aquarium

sea creatures

On the Northwest side of Austin, there’s a small aquarium that hosts stingrays, small sharks, reptiles, exotic birds, and tank after tank of interesting marine life. They even have a touch tank and most of the entire site is set up for the young (and young at heart). A few years or so ago, we […]

Shawn and Brittany’s Wedding at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, TX

Shawn and Brittany Pecan Springs Ranch Austin Wedding by Sprittibee Photography

I love taking pictures of people in love. What’s not to love about it? Shawn and Brittany were a dream couple to photograph. I loved how Brittany knew exactly what she wanted and was very organized. She’s a teacher. Maybe that’s why we connected so well. When she contacted me, she knew she wanted bridal […]

Mushroom Crack AKA Russian Mushroom Julienne

Mushroom Julienne at The Russian House

A while back, as we were studying about Russian in our chronological journey through history, I decided to research Russian restaurants in the Austin area. I remembered going to a place where we got some fantastic brine pickles and bought a beautiful book on Russian cuisine right after we first moved back to this area in 2007, but […]

My First Wedding Photography Shoot… I Think I’m in Love.

Grandparents' Kiss by Sprittibee, Austin Wedding Photographer

I said I would never shoot a wedding. As much as I love portraits and event photography and art shots, I was listening to that little voice of fear about how stressful a one-time event like a wedding would be. The voices we listen to can be intimidating. Can I hack it under pressure? I […]

Austin Senior Portraits and Bluebonnet Fever

Best Buds

My oldest son is a year behind in school, so his best buddy is graduating a year ahead of him. Granted, his best buddy is about 6-8 months older, but they have grown up together and it is a difficult time for teens when their friends are finishing up and they still have books to […]

Homeschool Service Project: Feeding Austin Area Hungry

Food Pantry Loading

For the past few years, our family has had the privilege of working with the Brighter Days Food Pantry which partners with Austin Area’s Texas Capital Food Bank to feed the hungry in our community. Our pantry is one of the few in our area that offer fresh produce, meat and dairy as well as dry […]