Hi! I’m Lyndsay Almeida, a lifestyle photographer based in sunny North Florida. My blog is full of photoshoots, crafty projects, outfit posts, photography tips, and rambles about my family and faith.
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I love Jesus Christ and strive to live a life that honors Him. My husband, Anderson, and I have the cutest little boy (Kingston Rock) in the world. It's true. There was a scientific study, and he won. I adore our little family!
I started Pink Coffee Photo five years ago; and as you can see, bright colors (and coffee) make me a happy girl!
Thrift stores are my favorite places to shop, and most of my "down time" is spent making crafty DIY projects.
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We spent Mother’s Day afternoon at my parents’ house. Every year my Dad cooks (orders in), so my Mom, Sister-n-Law, and I don’t have to cook on our big day. He also sent the 3 of us shopping last weekend AND babysat. Talk about taking one for the team! Anderson and Kingston gave me some fun presents (this necklace, this print, some custom Kingston Almeida art, and a mysterious gift that is being delivered today!) and we spent Saturday at the beach. Not a bad “Spoil Your Mom” weekend!
My brother has ALWAYS made fun of the way I dress. This picture makes it clear that he is the true fashionista in the family. I’ll never doubt his critiques again.
When Don was a kid my Mom always told him, “I hope you have twins who act just like you one day!” This pic speaks for itself. :)
Kingston playing trucks with “Gwamma and Quampa.”
After lunch there was some tackle soccer, lawn mowing, and chicken feeding.
Just so we’re all clear on who started the original top-knot, sock bun craze. :)
Thank you for being selfless and dependable and honest and funny.
Thank you for teaching me to care about others and for showing me what it means to be “the hands and feet of Jesus” in this crazy world.
Thank you for making me and Don your top priority after your relationships with Jesus and Dad.
Happy Mother’s Day, Momma!
“Being a mother can be the most beautiful, priceless, thrilling, happy, joyful experience in all the world. Or being a mother can be a living hell. It all depends on the man in the home!”
- Dr. Homer G Lindsay, Jr.
My Grandpa was a pastor at a large church here in Jacksonville. And to be honest, he was a pretty big deal. :) He was a very literal, “back and white” person and sometimes said things that I thought came across a bit harsh. But he was also an amazing man with a huge heart. (Also, I was his only granddaughter, so based solely on my level of spoiled-ness, he was pretty perfect in my opinion!) Recently, I came across one of his sermons that had been turned into a little booklet back in the late-eighties/early-nineties. I’m not sure of the actual date but guessed that time period based on the cover art. :) It’s a treasure, for sure! Anyway, the sermon was titled “The Working Mother” and because of his conservative views I honestly expected it to be all about how being a working mom was a selfish decision. And I had a bit of a bad attitude when I opened the first page and started reading. But I was so completely surprised (and felt pretty lame for pre-judging him), because the whole sermon was about dads and the huge role they play in the home. Especially homes where mom works. It was refreshing, and God totally spoke to me through it!
That quote up there came from this sermon. I know it might not sit right with you at first. Does it really ALL depend on the man in the house? I don’t know. Maybe not. But you know what? I get the point! Being a mom is hard stuff. Can I get an AMEN?!? And it’s even harder for moms who don’t get a lot of support at home. And really hard for moms who do it all on their own. Those of us who have a supportive man at our sides have a lot to be thankful for. I know this weekend is all about celebrating Mom, but I wanted to give a little shout-out to the man in my house who sacrifices and does all he can to make sure that my experience into motherhood has indeed been joyful and happy and fun and all the good stuff I ever imagined about being a mom!
Of all the rooms in our house, Kingston’s favorite is mine and Anderson’s bedroom. He always wants to play in “Dadda’s bed.” Not sure where he thinks I sleep! We have some of our best times with him playing with his cars, making tents, and jumping on our bed. And after all that we’ve been through this year I find myself so much more “in the moment” and enjoying the little things more. These are the happy memories I want to look back at one day… two lunatics and a little monkey jumping on the bed. :)
PS – Apparently we make up our own lyrics too. I had no idea what some of the words were to this song and always thought it was “Ring around the roses.” Oops! What the heck does that mean anyway?!