Monthly Archives: July 2009

Blake & Luke

These 2 little brothers were absolutely adorable. Blake & Luke are about 2 years apart and just the cutest little boys. It was so much fun for me to spend a few hours with them! Poor Luke had been sick the night before with the flu…but wow, was he a trooper. We played outside, Blake showed me all of his footballs, and his gummy worms, and the rocks outside of his house…and Luke loved his cheerios when his tummy was upset. I know their mom through Target, so I truly enjoyed seeing this side of her life. I know I say this a lot – but I’m so blessed by what I’m able to do, and how I’m able to bless families.

J family, enjoy your sneek peek!

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Logan’s Birthday and Happy Anniversary!

Here are a few pics from Logan’s birthday party – it was such a fun day with our closest family members. My grandma even made the trip all the way from the Brainerd area! My mom was there, all of my sisters, Brian’s entire family, our closest cousins, my dear friend Jess (and Siri Jacquelyn!) and we even got a fun visit from Jeff, Ang & Baby Max! Logan wasn’t that into opening his presents…but he sure loved the paper and any toys his older cousins played with! Later that night we had a campfire and made smores. It was a gorgeous evening and a great way to end Logan’s celebration.

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Jess & Siri stayed in town that night and we made the trek to the Como Zoo the next day. Logan got really excited around the seals and kept saying “uh-oh” when the monkeys would throw stuff at one another. It was pretty cute. We just feel like he hit a year and hasn’t stopped growing. He is saying more and more words, too.

  • Dada
  • Mama
  • Nen (auntie jen)
  • Uh Oh
  • Ba (ball)
  • Puppa (puppy)

He practically runs and has successfully mastered climbing up and down the stairs. His new favorite activity is definitely spending time on the deck. He will head out there and throw his balls and roll his trucks around for at least 45 minutes. Great time for me to clean up!

We got him dedicated to the Lord last weekend – finally! We had a hard time finding a weekend that was free for our family, so we ended up making it pretty low-key. It was a great service and more of a commissioning for Brian & I as his parents more than anything. Logan was wanting to walk and talk the entire time we were up there, so that made for an interesting ‘squirmy’ time at the front. Our family ministers pastor said Logan was going to be a preacher!  I can see it!

Brian and I also celebrated our 3 year anniversary! We went to Cheesecake Factory and the movie ‘Transformers’ As we were walking out, Brian reminded me how awesome he thought it was that I love action-packed movies. I definitely do! I’m pretty low-maintenance when it comes to anniversaries and birthdays. I’ll do chain rest. and a movie anytime. We enjoy it, so we spend time together that way. We do have a few traditions – I always decorate his bathroom mirror with dry erase markers. We usually watch our wedding video sometime around our anniversary…and I have a yearly anniversary scrapbook where I post a pic of us every year on our anniversay. Here is our 3rd year anniversary pic:

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Happy Anniversary sweetie! I love you and love that you’ve been in my life for the past 8 years…I couldn’t be happier! Seeing you as a Dad is the most rewarding thing for me – we are so lucky to have you!

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Connor

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There are some babies that grab a little piece of me just a bit more – especially while I’m editing. This little guy, Connor, absolutely melts my heart with his beautiful smile. You’ll see what I mean when you watch his slideshow. He has the sweetest smile and gorgeous dimples. I found myself smiling at my computer screen when I got to a shot of him smiling. I think he will forever have a contagious smile that captures people. We had a fun afternoon session together, complete with some traditional wear. Connor wasn’t too fond of the hat but did great in the shirts and pants. Wouldn’t he be a great Pottery Barn Kids or Gap baby model? Think about it.

N family, thank you for letting me into your home to capture Connor at 1 year. What a sweet family you have! I wish you the best in your new home!

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Norah

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I had the extreme pleasure of meeting little Norah, who I had heard so much about from her Auntie Stacia (my amazing job share partner at Target!), right before the 4th of July for a little photo session. She is such a cutie and makes the most adorable faces! I was able to capture a lot of them on camera, which doesn’t always happen. Norah is definitely a girl! At any given time she had at least 3 things in her hands; usually a purse, a water bottle, and her bucket. Multi-tasking isn’t going to be a problem for her. Her mom was a great sport as she is about ready to go with baby #2. They are having another girl, and after meeting Norah, I think she is going to be a great big sister.

E & B, thank you for allowing me to capture your sweet little girl. Blessings to you and your family as you anticipate your new arrival!

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9 Month Mackenzie

Here is the beautiful, little Mackenzie Kay again. Do you remember those eyes? She was just as sweet as ever, even though we had to stay in the house because it was pouring rain. We had a fun morning session together! She even got to visit her laundry basket again, which she loved during her 6 month session. It is always such a wonderful thing for me to watch babies grow through different stages. I was so glad I was able to see Mackenzie again, and marvel in awe at all she had accomplished in just a few months time.

Thanks for welcoming me into your home, B family! Can’t wait to see you again Mackenzie!

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Baby Jacob

You may remember this beautiful family from a couple of years back. At that time it was Adam, Jackie, and Jeter…now they have a new addition!

Jacob D Ross born May 19, 2009

He is absolutely precious! He was only a few of weeks old when I had this session with him and I was amazed and how alert he was whenever I had my camera up and ready to shoot. He would often times just follow me around. It made for some beautiful awake moments and then, when he got too tired, we got some great ‘sleepy’ shots. He is such a sweet little one.

I’m so happy for you, Adam & Jackie, and wish you many beautiful years with little Jacob. Enjoy your sneek peek and thank you for allowing me to capture your family in your different stages of life!

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Little Vinny

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He is such a handsome little boy. Vincent Hunkins – aka “Vinny” – don’t you just love his name? There are certain names I hear, and when I see the baby, I know it’s a perfect match. Vinny just fits this little 4-week old cutie. This is the sweetest family and I had a great afternoon session with Vinny and his mom, Ally. The best thing about newborns is how you can place them anywhere and they just curl up into a little ball and lay there for you. We had him on his dining room table, under curtains, in a basket…he even gave us a few smiles during all of it!

Cordell & Ally, enjoy these moments. Thank you for letting me capture Vincent at this age!

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