Farm Fresh

What happens when you have a sister-in-law who can wrangle her baby boys, produce a full-size garden and is willing to can vegetables in a kitchen without a dishwasher? You get jars and jars of fresh pasta sauce!

A week ago Saturday, my sister and I packed up her own little one and made the 45-minute trek south. We were eagerly greeted by two little farms boys who couldn't wait to tell us about all the tomatoes in the kitchen, and who wanted nothing more than to plant kisses all over their baby cousin. Before too long the boys were sent to play with the kittens so that we could get to work ...

... tomato soup, fresh pasta sauce, salsa, and even jars of fruit were simmered, stirred, and tasted as we worked through the afternoon. There were a good number of breaks to make coffee runs, snuggle the boys, grab a bite to eat, and attempt to put cranky littles ones down for naps. The basket of tomatoes never seemed to end even as jars of produce slowly took over the counter space. Evening settled in as the last batch was pulled out of the canner and set to cooling, and the last pots could finally be washed and put away. The car groaned as we loaded up the haul from the day, dozens of filled jars, baskets of the remaining produce that couldn't get canned, fresh eggs that the nephew gave us a deal on ... it was a visit to a literal farmer's market! 


The Parsons [Family]

This family is a treasure! Chad and Liz are a beautiful example of a strong, faith-filled marriage, and the love, care and guidance they give their four daughters demonstrates their strength as a family. One thing was made very evident ... they are a family that laughs together! They were at their best when they simply stopped posing for the camera and simply let their joy as a family shine through. And while it was practically impossible to get all four girls to smile at the same exact time, it was a perfect evening to practice my family photography skills on them!


McKenzie [Senior 2016]

 Senior photography is one of my absolute favorites ... McKenzie met me at Minnehaha Falls for a senior session on what turned out to be a 90-some degree evening. And what can I say? This beautiful young woman was an absolute joy to photograph! She made my job an easy one.

Enjoy your senior year McKenzie, and best of luck with your journey ahead!

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