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the fowlers – a day in the life and a love letter

I can’t begin to tell you how amazing it has been to step into the homes and lives of my Day in the Life clients. I feel honored to be allowed. This family was no exception. And there was a little extra coolness to this one too. Kate, the oldest, was born in February. So was I. Her twin brother and sister, Chase and Shea, were born almost three years later in April. So were my twin brother and sister. Watching these kiddos interact was such a flashback for me! So much fun!! Not to mention the whole family was just cool. It’s not all that often that you meet a dad who will dance and sing and do Barbie hair, or a mom who will hold feet for handstands over and over and over again. The kids were high energy, but somehow still mellow at the same time. Maybe easy going is a better description. I loved spending the evening with them!!

Mom wrote her kiddos a love letter, and I’m thrilled to share it, along with their images. What an amazing little family.


Dear Katerbug, Chaseman, and Shea Shea,

When I was growing up I knew one thing, I didn’t want to have kids.  Three kids later, I couldn’t imagine anything different.  Life is new. Life is chaotic. Life is fast. Life is busy. Life is stressful. Life is tiring. LIFE IS FUN! 

When no one is around life is quiet. LIFE IS BORING!

Dad and I never imagined that wrestling, gymnastics, dancing, being silly, and a repetitive nighttime routine would be so special, so important, so enjoyable.

Thank you for changing my destination in life.  Thank for helping me realize the important things in life.  Thank you for filling my heart with joy.  Thank you for being absolutely wonderful.

Thank you for making life FUN!

Love you always and forever,




  • June 3, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Amanda - These were such cute photos!!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2013 - 10:26 am

    Jamie Bodo - This is how every family should be! Very sweet!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2013 - 11:09 am

    Dana Halter - I’ve only met one member of this family, but I can tell I’ll love all of them! Wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2013 - 12:18 pm

    Kim Wilhite - Looks like a busy day 🙂ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2013 - 10:59 pm

    Julianna Rennard - What a beautiful family and great idea.ReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2013 - 6:37 am

    Ray Urner - This looked like WAY too much fun..!ReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2013 - 7:43 am

    Alisha Guild Photography - these are photos that will be cherished for life im sure. amazing job!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2013 - 9:56 am

    Sarah - So adorable Hannah! Loving the silly photos.ReplyCancel

  • June 6, 2013 - 2:30 am

    Michelle S Hanks - Great, very active family! I’m tired after looking at all that activity. They lOok like they are filled with love and happiness and abundant joy. Great job, AGAIN’ !ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2013 - 11:00 am

    Leon Bailey - An outstanding set of photos. Love the B&Ws. Always great to see photos of kids living their lives and not posing with cam’s in their face.ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2013 - 12:33 am

    Alli - What memories for these guys!ReplyCancel

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