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Whimsey Lane Apparel Swim

July 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Last year, Julia Smith, the designer of Whimsey Lane Apparel, came to me with a new swimsuit design to add to her line for 2014. We lined up our wonderful model, Kim, and secured a great place for the photo shoot. We came away with so many cute shots, it was torture for me not to share them right away. But I didn’t want to leak the design before it went into manufacturing! It’s just not done! Then my little one started crawling around just as they came out of the factory, so I’m a little late with these, but I’m so excited to finally get to share them!

It’s called the Jane suit! They are all ready for ordering and in stock, but don’t wait too long! I saw on WL’s Facebook page today, that she teamed up with Today’s the Best Day for a 10% off your entire purchase! Go check out the great review, get your code and go check out the other super cute suits Julia has on her website. Also, all the photography you see on her site is mine! :D Yay!

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Road Trip!

July 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Summer time is quite busy, going here and going there. Karate classes, swimming lessons, crawling baby (who is REALLY fast nowadays!) and adding beloved pets to the crew. I hope your summer is as exciting as ours has been! Or not! Maybe some non-excitement would be pretty awesome too! Staying home and chilling in the hammock outside with a tall glass of lemonade….*sigh* Maybe, I’ll have to save that for cooler days and when the kids are back in school during the baby’s nap time!

We recently took a trip down to New Mexico to see my family! And I wanted to share a few of the shots I took! The first two are near a sand dune just outside of Moab that we always stop at to give the kids a break from their restraints!




 This is a shot (obviously from the highway) of Shiprock, New Mexico.

9 months!

June 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm

It’s been quite the wild ride we’ve gone through in the past 9 months, but we’re all the better for it! Especially this little guy who continues to amaze me and spread his happy personality everywhere we go! It warms my heart when people stop what they’re doing to come closer to see this happy baby! Sure it makes my errands take 30% longer….but it is so worth it to see the impact that this amazing little soul has on others. Even though he is a lot more work than the others were, he truly is my sunshine. All three of them are! I grow more and more in love with these 3 kids every day and I am so lucky to be their mama!





 Yes, he is on the move! Not fully crawling just yet, but he sure gets around. Got to keep my eye on him always! If you look real close you can see that little tooth that caused mama to lose a month of good sleep!



Restoration Throwback

May 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Since it’s the now infamous Throwback Thursday, I decided to write a post about a restoration. About THE Restoration. I consider this my pièce de résistance! –I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned before but it’s worth repeating for this particular post. My great uncle, William Hokanson was a photographer in the Navy. But mostly he was a photographer! I never got the pleasure of meeting him, but I could tell that he loved capturing the moments of life all around him. I was blessed to inherit hundreds of his photographs. This was one of them. As you can see it was severely damaged, but the majority of the girl was in tact! This was one of the first restorations I ever did. I’m really not too sure who this girl even is. This is one of my treasured photographs, not because I restored it….but because it’s about family!


Mr A is 8 months!

May 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Took a little time yesterday to document my son’s 8 month mark! Here is a few I wanted to share! I wish I had been better about taking monthly pictures of my other kids. I love looking back on the previous months to see how he’s grown! Though they are all miracles, he took his sweet time getting here and we had to work hard to prepare his way.

Ask me about the special discounts you can get when you bundle a month-to-month, or milestone photo package. They grow too fast, capture it while you can!





It’s another Throwback Thursday!

April 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm

2014 Graduation time is quickly approaching and in honor of that, I thought I’d make my Throwback a shout out to a special grad! This is my niece who graduated a couple years back. Yes, that’s right this Auntie has forgotten the year she’s graduated! Cut me some slack! I blame it on the baby who wakes me up multiple times a night still! She graduated from Cleveland High in New Mexico and took these at one of our trips to visit! I am proud of this girl and all that she is accomplishing in life and the dedication she is putting towards college at this time!





My baby is getting big!

April 2, 2014 at 9:39 am

Hard to believe he was a preemie, this lil guy seems to be growing every day and it makes me want to cry but also shout for joy! I’m so happy and relieved that he is healthy and growing wonderfully, but he’s my last baby and I kinda want him to stay a baby! Yesterday we celebrated his 7 months in this great, big beautiful world by doing a little session that I’d share with you all! This little guy is my sunshine, he’s rarely sad, and always bestows plenty of smiles! He is loving life these days! We’ll see if that keeps up once he starts cutting teeth! He’s sitting like a pro now-a-days and loves to stand at the couch and play! He’s getting to the point where he gets excited and tries to jump! Don’t worry Mom stays close by to catch him when the excitement is just too much for his balance! Thanks for letting this mama brag about her cutie pie!







8 is Great for Ms. E!

March 31, 2014 at 11:02 am

Ms E is turning 8 and is getting baptised! I’ve had the sweet opportunity to watch this little girl grow for the last few years and she just keeps getting prettier and prettier!


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Promotion Extension!

March 24, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I’m feeling in a particularly generous mood and have decided to extended my promotion to the entire month of April!! I was originally going to have several hours on 2 saturdays dedicated to my Petite Portrait Sessions, but I realized that those two saturdays flank Spring Break and many may be going out of town and may be unable to schedule then. So I’ve decided that my promotion will run the whole month! That way you have more opportunities to take advantage of this special!



Springtime Petite Portrait Sessions

March 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm

It’s that time again! Spring is upon us and to celebrate I’m offering Petite Portrait Sessions! There are two options with and without prints this time. Don’t want the prints, no problem – you still get you digital files with reproduction rights! If you do like the option of getting some tangible cute prints of your favorite faces to hang up on your wall or give to the grandparents you’re in luck! So prep those cute Easter dresses and suits and get your little ones scheduled for their sessions today!