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    Hi! I am Brandie, the one behind the lens. You can usually find me torturing one of my four kiddos or lost behind my camera lens! I look forward to capturing your journey, and capturing the moment you are in and transforming those moments into memories!

Dream Wedding at Phillippi Estate Mansion

It’s wedding season, and man am I loving it! Every girl dreams of this day. We dream of our perfect gown, the perfect venue, and of course our future husband! We can’t wait to have our dad’s walk us down the isle to start our new adventure in life. As my life has evolved from those wedding dreams to having babies of my own your dreams change. And filming this wedding I remember why I love to capture these dreams! Watching this amazing bride, whose smile was contagious, have her dream wedding and walk down the isle to her husband was tear jerking.

 

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Beautiful Sunset Wedding {Lakewood Ranch, Florida}

I feel so honored when asked by other photographers to attend and film weddings with them, and this day was no different. We walked into the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club and I was in awe with the beauty. I was so excited to meet Rebecca and see this wedding play out. All I could think was how did I get so lucky to film such an amazing day!
Michael and Rebecca’s wedding took place on the lawn right as the sunset set. Her isle lined with the glow of candles. Truly an amazing wedding and I am so thankful that I was able to help capture her wedding!

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Thankful Thursday

My thankful Thursday this week is Daylight Savings. I know I am behind and this happened two weeks ago, but last week was spring break and we honestly didn’t adjust to the time change until this week, lol. Last week we slept in, played on the beach and most of the days didn’t know time and didn’t care. Now, back in the groove of actually working and having to go to bed to get up for school I am loving the time change. Tonight after dinner instead of curling up on the coach and watching “Family Game Night,” we opted for a bike ride and then another 30 minutes of just playing in the road. It was wonderful. I am so Thankful that we have that extra hour after dinner to play. I am thankful that my kids love riding their bikes and playing outside, I am thankful that we have this amazing weather that allows for our crazy naked kid, and our outside loving babies to enjoy the days and evenings. 🙂

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March School Ideas

The month of March was inspired by St. Patricks Day. A few of our favorite activities was our green sensory bin, our pot o’ gold activity, and of course St Patricks Day was just a fun day in itself!
This year for St. Patricks Day we had a little fun. Of course the kids had asked if they could set a trap and try to catch the leprechaun. I thought, “sure why not.” Little did I know they were going to spread Elmer’s glue all over our front door area, along with bungee cords, buckets and blocks. 🙂 But, it was fun and created a memory that will last. We did the silly little things around the house, but the one thing that really created for a fun day was that we wanted to give back in a fun way. The kids chose a couple neighbor kids, a random neighbor they see over by my mom’s, and our “adopted grandparents.” The kids looked forward to shopping, wrapping, and giving out these little treat bags. The treat bags were nothing big, we just shopped the dollar store for green things (mostly candy) and we bagged them up with a little note that said “you’ve been pinched.” The kids then played the “ring and run” game to give out the treat bags. It was so much fun for them to see the neighbors open the door to treats hanging there. I loved watching the kids prepare, and talk about how fun it was to give someone something randomly.  Port Charlotte Homeschool Families, March Sensory Bins, March School Ideas, Family Photographer Port Charlotte Florida

I found these awesome little gold pots from Second Story Window blog. She has some awesome ideas and this March Busy Bag was a great printable. I used gold coins that we found at Michaels on sale and for my three year old it was the perfect math activity that she has enjoyed independently.

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For my five year old he was able to take the pots of gold that she had already completed and we turned it into learning about addition sentences. I laminated the pots of gold so the entire bottom part was open for him to use a dry erase marker and write addition problems.

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The sensory bin this month is  a mish mosh of green and gold. My two year old enjoys the extra bonus of the plastic eggs in this bin. He has been putting multiple items in the eggs and working on opening and closing them. The added feathers have also been a fun new texture that he hasn’t had in a sensory bin before.

Port Charlotte Homeschool Families, March Sensory Bins, March School Ideas, Family Photographer Port Charlotte Florida Port Charlotte Homeschool Families, March Sensory Bins, March School Ideas, Family Photographer Port Charlotte Florida I hope this gives you some ideas, and inspires you with your homeschooling or just for those rainy days when you are looking for a way to entertain those busy minds. I always love new ideas so feel free to share a link below!

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Heather - March 22, 2014 - 2:06 pm

These are SUCH great ideas!