Wednesday, March 30, 2011

When it comes down to it

I absolutely love this hat.  The day that I got it I took these pictures of Porter.  He, at first, did not love the idea of having a hat on, but in the end (with lots of treats and help from my mom) we made it work!

Porter has a pretty cute fake cry, love that he covers his mouth.  I am such a mean mom!

My mom and my little brother came down for Caleb's baptism.  It was so nice to have them here for a few days.  I did not seem like long enough.   I am always sad to see them leave.

My mom and I had tons of fun shopping, laughing and chatting.  I love her!!

I will always treasure these pictures that we got of Porter and her together.  As a child I remember my mom always reading to us no matter how late it was or how many long Berenstain Bears books we picked.  It is one of my fondest childhood memories.  I now love to see her reading books to my kids. 

Hannah loved the fact that she got to dress up grandma.  Grandma had just as much fun as Hannah did!  Love her laughing in the first picture!

My little brother Jayden and the kiddos.  They had a lot of fun together.  We miss you!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

The diffence a day makes.

Has any one seen my baby?
.....because I seemed to miss placed mine.

I don't know where the years have gone.  My baby is the big 8 years old today.  sigh   I can remember every detail about Caleb's birth.  Maybe that is why it does not seem like that long ago or maybe because he was our first.  Whatever the reasoning behind it, I am just glad that his is ours, forever.  

There are few things that you should know about Caleb.

He has a very kind heart and is often the peace keeper in our home. (which can be a daunting task because of a certain someone....not going to name names now.)

(this is his announcement for his baptism)

Caleb can do without a photo shoot, and most of the time does.  He did, however consent to this one.  I am thankful he did, he is so handsome in his new suit!
He can eat an entire pizza by himself.  Don't let those skinny little legs fool you!

Caleb still gets excited when he gets a new lego set.  He will open it up right then and there to build it. 

Command and Conquer......need I say more.  (It is embarrassing really how much he likes this game.)

He is a reader.  He will stay up at all hours of the night reading AND reading.  Until I have to march up stairs and tell him to please turn off his light.

Caleb is getting baptized.  For some reason this makes me feel old.  

We love you so much Caleb and are so happy that you chose to come to our family.  Happy Birthday!!!

This is the video that I made for his baptism.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I LOVE using natural light.  It is just beautiful!  I can't wait to start shooting outside!  Hannah was getting dressed after a shoot and her skin was just glowing!  I could not resist this little beauty!  She is one sassy little thing, but looking at this picture you would never be able to tell. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

How would it be?

Hannah has always begged and pleaded for a sister, to state the obvious I have never been able to give her one.  Well, I recently found out what it would be like to have another girl.  Our dear friend Caroline came over to stay for a few days and we had so much fun playing.  Of course what would a 3 day play date be without a photo session.  I bought the girls matching outfits.....yes, yes I did....and I loved it!!  They were SO cute!!  They went around telling everyone that they were twins.  (sorry I got a little of course there)  We did a lot together and she made even cleaning "their" room more fun.  These two little sweethearts will forever be sisters!

Caroline's mama makes all these adorable outfits.  They are to die for!!  More from this sessions to come on my photo blog.

Monday, March 7, 2011

the boy

He gets into EVERYTHING!!!  Today I was upstairs for not more than 5 minutes and when I came back down I was horrified!  He had unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper all over the house!  This little guy is cute but a very curious little sinker!!  He also loves to play with little things, like money, Hannah's snap beads, Hannah's sqinkies, balls, come to think of it, pretty much anything that is Hannah's. :)

Porter is almost 16 months and has 6 teeth, fast feet and long soft hair,(which I love!)  He is a rock star! ( I got this shirt at the Gap on clearance and fell in love with it.)

Caleb and Porter are such cute little friends.  Caleb always says, "Why does Porter have to take a nap, it is more fun when he is awake!"  Love. Happy. Content.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The new Chief Resident

Kurtis was named the new Dermatology Chief Resident!  It is big news at our house!  We are so proud of our daddy!  We love you!!

We are in love with Hannah's new style of make-up. :) What do you think? ( I could not decide what picture I liked and white or color, so I posted both!)