It took nearly a decade to get the Coggin family in for their Austin family portraits. I met LeAnne about 9.5 years ago, and I would never have believed you if you told me we’d marry those crazy boyfriends and between the two families make 5 beautiful children (4 of them girls!). We’ve kept in touch off and on over the years. I was at their wedding, our last children were born a mere week apart. LeAnne found an amazing piece for my daughter’s room, a French provincial dresser I had been lusting after, and she redid it to perfection! She has a natural eye for interiors and design (you can check her out here: www.indigointeriors.etsy.com ). I’m currently on a mission to get her to come do my house since it keeps dropping to the bottom of the to do list!

Sean is a fire fighter, and he was there the night of my only broken bones (ribs and wrist) due to a pretty enthusiastic game of hide and go seek in the dark (hey, we were in our early 20’s!). Sometimes I look at the lives we all lead now and can’t figure out how we grew up and became the parents. Instead of late nights we have early mornings, school runs, and games to attend. Wouldn’t have it any other way! (And we still work in late night fun every now and then!)

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I can’t get over their 2 and 3 year old girls. They look like twins, especially in these adorable floral dresses! The younger girls kept attacking big sister with hugs and sometimes tackling her all the way to the ground. They may be much smaller than their older sister, but together they are a force! My daughter does the same to her big brother that’s 4 years older. Small but tough!