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!

  • Archive: November, 2016

    Dripping Springs Rendezvous ~Okmulgee, OK

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


    These events just make me happy.

    The people at them love history and enjoy sharing that love and knowledge with people.

    I am so glad we popped in on the way to the Talimena Drive for my birthday.


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    History really comes to life at these events.

    You feel like you have stepped back in time.

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    If nothing else I hope they came away thinking that history is interesting and alive.

    And that it prepped them for the really long drive we took that day to the Ouachita Mts. HA!

    Favorites from May 2015 ~Adoption

    Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

    I took too many pictures in the last year to not share some!


    Little bit was 1yr old in these.

    So tiny!

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    This was her first hike with us.

    She did okay but was still getting used to us so wanted to hold my hand the whole time.


    I spent a lot of time sitting around that first month.

    Little bit did not like me to be anywhere but right next to her.

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    Getting to dress a baby girl was totally new to me.

    So much fun.

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    More water play on the deck.

    Seriously folks, I practically lived there.

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    I pretty much ate up those little toes and hands.


    I became something of a homebody for the first month.

    I did not even have a good stroller for walks for a few weeks and she could not walk well on uneven ground.

    She just mostly wanted to sit with me all day.

    Which I should have enjoyed more…

    I would really enjoy a day of just sitting on the couch and a little one that was not moving all the time.


    And then there were 7 ~Adoption Story (Part 3)

    Sunday, November 27th, 2016

    Right after we got little bit, we found out her twin sisters were separated and that they wanted to place them together.

    Nick asked if I thought it was possible for us to take them.

    I had no clue if we had the room let alone if I could handle three!

    We talked about it and decided to at least try.

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    We started sibling visits right away and were sad to see that the twins did not even seem to remember that little bit was their sister.

    They had also been moved around a lot.



    This was a foster only situation so we had no clue if it would lead to adoption but we decided we really wanted them together.

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    We continued sibling visits while we worked and advocated to get the girls together.

    Finally on July 1st the oldest twin was placed with us.


    We learned to take a family picture right away because you never know when they will leave.

    And no matter how long they were with us, they are family.


    At the end of the same month we got the younger twin.


    I said my max was 4 kids, I have 5.

    Life is funny, and crazy, and amazing.

    But mostly life is about grace.

    Grace for them and grace for me.

    And a lot of chocolate…

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Adoption Day!