O R E G O N

    July 30, 2017

    After my grandma Mariah died unexpectedly, we booked tickets to America three days before we left. THREE DAYS! It was a whirlwind, and one of the perks of planning with such short-notice is that you don’t really get to plan 🙂 Kyle came with us (LIFESAVER) and spent the week in Oregon with us. It was so wonderful. The weather was perfect, and it was so great to have all of our family together again.

    Oregon has always been a place of refuge and peace for me. Growing up, it was the perfect escape from friend drama and school work, the place to relax and visit with some of my favorite people. I spent a few days unsure if we should/could make the journey back, but I felt an overwhelming feeling that I needed to be there.

    It was exactly what I needed during this hard time, to be in Oregon with my family. 2017-07-24_0004.jpgWe rarely get photos of just the two of us, but man, I seriously love this guy.
    2017-07-24_0005.jpgAmelia was so interested in Tennyson’s blonde hair that looked just like her.
    2017-07-24_0006.jpg2017-07-24_0007.jpgSo fun hanging out with Papi.2017-07-24_0010.jpg
    2017-07-24_0008.jpgLove those curls and these faces.
    2017-07-24_0012.jpgOur cute cousins!!! It was the best time ever spending time with them.
    2017-07-24_0014.jpgthis babe is my sister!

    dangggg that guy is my husband. // drawing on the Oregon coast.
    2017-07-24_0018.jpggirl cousins! fun to have a photo like this, even though the wind was fierce that day.
    2017-07-24_0020.jpgthese girls are obsessed with dad.2017-07-24_0011.jpg2017-07-24_0023.jpg

    quick stop for ice cream at the cute town in Cannon Beach!

    Since our entire family is rarely ALL together, we capitalized on our time together and spent a day doing touristy stuff in Portland that we don’t typically do. It was fun to explore downtown and try some new things.
    ice cream for the little babies.

    Stopped at the infamous International Rose Test Garden in Portland. It was stunning! We made it just barely in time for the last glimmer of light before it went behind the mountains.
    2017-07-24_0026.jpgMy cute parents.

    2017-07-26_0001.jpgMy littlest brother is nine years old, and my little girls adore him. Clearly!
    2017-07-26_0003.jpgGorgeous roses.

    we went full tourists and stopped at Voodoo donuts. Consensus was good, but not amazing.
    2017-07-28_0004.jpgberry picking! clearly we’re from Arizona because we all thought this was sooo fun 🙂
    2017-07-28_0007.jpgwent to dinner at our dear friends farm. It was so fun! 2017-07-28_0009.jpg
    Little stinker eating some dirt!
    2017-07-28_0011.jpgLove this image because that pink bucket symbolizes food to the sheep, so Ryan had to hold it over his head as the sheep crowded him.
    2017-07-28_0013.jpgThis sweet girl leaned in for a kiss right as we snapped this image. She seriously is such a love.
    2017-07-28_0017.jpgso I let her try a little dirt. eek!
    2017-07-28_0019.jpgRy climbing to the top of a pole.2017-07-28_0021.jpg

    water balloon fight!2017-07-28_0022.jpg
    2017-07-28_0025.jpgI especially love having these little portraits in Mariah’s home. It was so special to us, and I love capturing a bit of that.
    2017-07-28_0026.jpgpark time with the little ladies.
    2017-07-28_0028.jpgmy dad teaching Amelia how to pump her feet on the swing. SO CUTE!
    2017-07-28_0030.jpgplaying in Mariah’s backyard. Perfect view, perfect little forest.
    2017-07-28_0032.jpgmy little bestie girls.
    2017-07-28_0034.jpgI love them.

    This trip was so special and had so many great moments to it. It is hard to say goodbye to someone we love so much, but being together as a family was perfect. Until we meet again, Oregon.

  • Lifestyle

    Summatime in SG

    Expat life is cyclical. and part of that cycle is, EVERYONE leaves during the summertime. I mean, just about everyone. I can say this because this is now our third summer staying in Singapore.…

    July 17, 2017
  • Lifestyle

    the last Singapore sunset // GARNER FAMILY

    One of my favorite thing about these ever-increasing “Goodbye Singapore” sessions is that I get to be a little part in the farewell process. The Garner family is moving back to the U.S. after living…

    July 3, 2017
  • Family

    LAOS 2017

    One of my favorite things about living in Singapore is our ability to travel to other countries. As a family, we grow so much closer together (literally, sharing a tiny hotel room haha!) and…

    June 25, 2017
  • Lifestyle

    Nailing it | Marina Barrage

    Some people just nail it, and anyone who know the Davis family knows that’s kinda their special superpower. And I should really know, this is our fourth (or fifth?) session together! Stephanie somehow just…

    June 7, 2017
  • Lifestyle Uncategorized

    May Days in Singapore

    I really enjoyed going through my images from last month and reflecting. I’m so lucky to have these adorable, wonderful little girls in my life, and I treasure the opportunity to be their mama.…

    June 4, 2017
  • Lifestyle

    documenting your love // Robin + Roland

    How often do you take pictures with the love of your life? We take photos with Mickey Mouse, neighbors who are moving, strangers on the street even. But what about with the person who…

    June 2, 2017
  • Lifestyle

    It’s called magic.

    I feel a bit like a phony when I overuse the word magic. Doesn’t that lesson it’s impact? Is it not magical anymore if everything else is also magical? I don’t think so. There…

    May 25, 2017
  • Lifestyle

    27 years | Jeter Family

    After 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, Lt Col Deryk Jeter’s Retirement Ceremony was truly a family affair. And that was the biggest takeaway from this afternoon with this special family. A military career this long…

    May 15, 2017
  • Lifestyle

    A Not-Goodbye to Singapore | Money Family

    I guess it’s really only fitting my last goodbye to April was at the Singapore Zoo. We’ve been planning her “Farewell to Singapore” session to be at one of the places they spent the…

    May 9, 2017