I'm Nikki, a creative old soul who loves tea time, tip-toeing through gardens, mounds of books, swaying to records, watercolors, sunset walks with Rusty, and star-gazing with Paul. This blog carries snippets of my life with just us two (three with Rusty) - I hope it brings you happiness as you snuggle in with your cup of tea and begin reading. Enjoy, friends!

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A Somewhat Impromptu Family Session

As you all know, my brother and his family came home to Minnesota to visit. And it was absolutely wonderful! Our last night seeing them was Monday and since I am an over-planning-semi-controlling-type photographer, I decided my family was overdue for some family photos. :) Enjoy some of my favorites, friends! And don’t mind us if we act a tad goofy…:)

This is probably one of my most favorite photos I’ve ever taken. :)

They just love Rusty. :)

Love this one of them!!

Fake giggling is the best. :)


Another favorite :)

So thankful for my wonderful sisters. :)

Mom & Dad with all of their grandkids (minus Rusty, of course :)).

The 5 of us. :)

My family isn’t around cameras very often…;)



Another favorite. :)

And for fun I thought I’d show you a bit of a before and after – sometimes the backgrounds I picture aren’t always perfect in picture and sometimes it’s hard to get 4 little boys and a puppy to cooperate…so I must improvise. :)




Oh lovely. :)