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  • Welcome!…

    to “A Step Inside”… our personal family blog, documenting the craziness of our every day life.. Sit back, enjoy, laugh, and share in the road we travel..

    I'm Bridget.. A SAHM (stay at home mom), wife, mother of 3, and a follower of Christ. I'm also a photographer, and passionate about life.. I hope to share that w/ you too! Life isn't always perfect, but it's perfectly created in His plan. I'm beyond thankful for God's grace and His many blessings!

Reindeer Ranch…

I saw pictures of real live reindeer last year online that a friend took her child to see, and knew that this winter I just had to check them out w/ my own kiddos…  What a neat place, called the “Reindeer Ranch“.  Since it was December 20th and only a few days before Christmas, it was the perfect time to check out Santa’s sleigh helpers..  Kaylor had a bad headache so she didn’t want to come along.. we missed her!

The kids loved it!  (and I’m not fooling anyone… we did too!)  There was a super cute shop full of Christmas decorations, and some hot drink treats.. We shared some hot apple cider.  Sooooo yummy.  We had a little bit of a wait before our turn to do the reindeer tour, and I think Erik found some Christmas gifts that were on his list to buy.  And the kids had some time to play on the hale bales and swings too… A little chilly, but really not bad for being the middle of winter.

Our ticket bought us a chance to feed & pet the reindeer, up close & personal… Apparently they aren’t too aware of how large some of their antlers are, so we were warned to stay alert.. The largest one had antlers with a 3 feet span!  They really are beautiful animals.  Their hooves “click” as they walk, therefore influencing the old Christmas song of hearing them on the rooftop.  The reindeer would also “kiss” you if you put your cracker in your mouth to give to them… Ashlyn didn’t hesitate to try that out.

Afterwards, we headed into the little cafe and got some snacks to share, and enjoyed watching & listening to a man on guitar playing & singing Christmas songs..
What a super fun way to spend an afternoon right before the holiday..

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Rowen at 3!…

This guy… He is my baby boy, the youngest of my three children.  He not only goes by Rowen, but we also call him “Clutch”.. He always has SOMEthing clutched in his hand..  He loves Matchbox cars of all kinds, his favorite being Mustangs, loves the color green, race tracks, Play-Doh, laughing and being silly, playing outside, and Spiderman.  He’s got a huge heart and tells me at least a dozen times per day, “I wuv you, mom”.. Such a sweet boy, who makes our family whole!

And this is the silliness of a portrait session w/ a photographer’s son.. lol

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Bubble Jumping…

My kids LOVE when I get packages shipped in (which having a photography business, means several times/week)… The bubble packaging makes for the best jumping fun, and there is usually a sucker included in the box too..  I had to capture their love for doing this.  When they saw themselves air-bound on the camera lcd, they were super stoked..

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Halloween 2014

Rowen got to have his very first classroom party this year.. They played spooky bingo, made a ghost craft, played a couple of games and had lots of treats..

I was really surprised that our 5 year old princess wasn’t dressing up as a princess this year… She wanted to be Spider girl to match Rowen, but insisted that it was a pink costume… 

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