December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! We are enjoying being in Tahoe with family...but no snow. I had a few years to get used to the whole White Christmas deal but this year was different. As long as the people I love are around me, it could be lava on the ground outside and it would be okay. Well, maybe that is an exaggeration. 
Anyways, I just love my family. They are funny, thoughtful, and a little crazy--like most families...right?:)
My older sister and her fiance, Tim. June 30th will be a great day!
I hope you have been blessed with a great year and are looking forward to 2012!
Thank you, God, for the blessings of 2011. 
Merry Christmas!

December 7, 2011


Travis and I are finally feeling like we are making progress on our house. By 'we', I mean Travis, Me, and countless friends who have been amazing help. 

Here we are in our mess of a living room...
Eric, you rocked at painting our stripes. Travis, you couldn't have taped any straighter of lines:)
The above picture is a little nook off of the dining room/kitchen area. We painted white and beige stripes--it adds some character...I think. We still have some painting to do in that little nook but here is a peek at what it looks like with our little red friend.
 Trav and I have been loving the fireplace. With the flip of a switch, our home is extra cozy and warm.
 Did you notice the awesome spray painted Mason jars? They are my favorite! They were such an easy little craft and I am working hard not to spray paint every Mason jar I can find.
 We bought two of these fun chairs from World Market and love what they add to our living room! 
I also love that our dining room table looks like this right now because we are able to have friends over and fill our home with laughter and people we enjoy! Poker night was a hit--well, I was watching The Help with a girlfriend:)
 Thank you to everyone who has been sharing in our excitement! The cards, flowers, etc. are so thoughtful. We love you all--thank you!
 We have yet to hang a single thing on the walls--still have lots of painting to do. But, there has been some major progress and we couldn't have done it without some giving people. Girlfriends who helped move boxes, clean, organize, & line shelves:)...while the guys moved boxes, beds, and installed microwaves & garage door openers:)

Well, now I am off to finish editing this lovely couple's wedding...
Check back in a few days for their full blog post!

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December 6, 2011

Family Session

I was excited when Ashley asked me to take photos of her and her family for the Holidays. Ashley has such a sweet heart and a cheerful, fun spirit. 

Yesterday we were both feeling under the weather and I texted her saying that I was putting in the movie'The Holiday'..."the coffee pot is on, the heater is on, and the couch is comfy"--she was over in 15 minutes. I love it.

Here are just a few photos from my time with Ashley and her family. 
 Thank you, boys, for trying your best with the goofy faces:)

I hope everyone is having a great week--the weather is just perfect. Well, it is "cold" for California but it is great:) Oh, and I am wearing sandals today--San Diego girl.

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