Sunday, November 23, 2008

Taking a blog break!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking a break from the blog for a while due to the Christmas rush. I am hitting a busy next two weeks. It will be hard not to post because I have photos I am dying to share!

There is one thing I wanted to let all of you know about, just in case you do not. I love the organization world vision and all they do for children and families around the world. 10% of our profits go to world vision and most of the time the money donated will be matched up to 5 times to feed children all over the world! Doug and I have sponsored kids through world vision since we were dating. It's amazing to watch our 2 kids grow from across the world. I know the holidays are among us and giving is so important this time of year. So this is a my HUGE thank you to my clients who allow me to be able to give what I do...Thank you!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Beautiful Family

What a beautiful family I photographed last weekend. One of my best friends from highschool (who is also a photographer) is pregnant with her 3rd and she was just put on bed rest. This was one of her great families that she sent my way. Thank you Rochelle for sending them to us :) Back to the session...everyone did great. I felt bad that it was hot and the fires were going on in So Cal. The whole group was great walking all over the park to take pictures. Thank you Paul family for having me photograph you!

How could you not love that face?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Full of smiles :)

This was one of the best family photoshoots ever! Even though they were dressed for the fall and it was 90 degrees and the air was full of smoke (due to the So Cal fires), the session was smooth sailing. Miss "M" was full of smiles and willing to go where ever we wanted. I hope she had a big cookie or some other treat afterwards :) Thankyou "S" family for letting me photograph your beautiful family!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another year...

How is it possible that another year has gone by so fast?! My kids are growing faster than I care to mention and I wish I could just freeze time and enjoy them more while they are small. Everyone with small kids knows how crazy life can be with little ones running around. I have tried my best over the past few months to just stop and take moments in. I want to remember the way the sun bounces off of Ryan's blonde hair and the way that Kimmie crinkles her nose when she giggles. I want to hug and kiss them as much as possible now. Doug pointed out to me that we are almost half way to having a teenager....what?!!! How is that possible?! Well, for tonight they are still small and I love them this way.

Happy Birthday to my babies!

BTW- I should mention that their bdays are 1 day apart...good timing!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

halloween in review and a bit of news

7:00 am- rush around like mad trying to get Ry in his costume and leave for school
9:00am- get back home and get Kim in her costume...think about doing my hair and makeup
11:00am- pick Ry up from a min day at school
12:00pm- go trick-or-treating in downtown
1:30pm - doug gets home and I have a nice chat with in florida
3:00pm- go for a drive to get Kim to sleep
5:00pm- sit around trying to decide what to do for the night
6:00pm - head off to church
7:00pm- go to the park by our house to play games
8:00pm- 9:00pm- more trick-or-treating around our nieghborhood
10:00pm- put two tired kids, that ate too much sugar in bed!!!
next day- try to figure out if there is such a thing as a candy hangover in kids? We had at least 3 good crying fits and heard several times "can I have candy?"
Overall it was tons of fun! We counted 361 pieces of candy this morning! What do you do with all of that?

Okay now for the news...I am making some big changes! They will take a while and may affect our website, photocart and email. If you have any questions email me at I can't wait for it to all be done, but until then we are working hard trying to get everything up and running!