About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Favorites from July 2016 ~Adoption

    February 20th, 2017

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    After seeing a neighbourhood parade, they wanted to do one.

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    If you are wondering why there are more pics of little bit, partly because she is next to me often, partly because I have already shared pics of her older brothers, and partly because the twins were working on problems they had throughout the day.

    Emotions are hard for children to work through.

    They are getting better at it though.

    They were still in limbo during this time.

    That is a hard place for kids to be.

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    After a rough day Nick told me to take this half pint and go.

    Even a sassy toddler can be a nice break sometimes 😉

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    Newt Graham Lock and Dam ~Broken Arrow, OK

    February 13th, 2017

    We are studying the Erie Canal and since it had a lock, I wanted the boys to see one.

    We have two within a two hour drive of us so I chose the closest and we headed out there.

    It was a Friday afternoon and pretty dead.

    Ha!

    Steller planning I tell you.

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    I was really hoping we would get there at a time the lock was being used but it was still cool to see.

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    It was insteresting to see some of the barges that fit in the lock.

    They seem too big!

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    We drove around to the other side to see the dam.

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    She believes in trust exercises…

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    I think I will call ahead next time and find out when they have barges coming through but it was still a fun trip 🙂

    If we lived closer, the Lock would be a fun place to eat lunch and watch for boats.

    They even have a picnic area right next to it.

    Favorites from June 2016 ~Adoption

    February 7th, 2017

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    At the Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge.

    Nick holding little bit always get’s to me.

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    Seqouyah State Park

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    Turkey Mt.

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    This morning was rough so I don’t have a lot of words to add to these pics.

    Kids in foster care have suffered terrible loss.

    No matter the reason they are there.

    There is so much trauma in these young lives, even babies.

    Families being able to stay together is always better.

    It is so painful when it does not happen.

    Pain can often look like anger.

    If you are wanting to adopt or foster make sure you research what trauma can do to a child.

    The foster care system needs informed and trained help.

    Because it is hard.

    I shared some of my favorite resources a little while ago, you can check them out, here.

    You can also check out this video about common characteristics of children from Hard Places.

    Research the toll it can take on the caretaker or parent as well.