February 29, 2012

Back to the grind

I am back to the grind after spending a week in Maui with my mom and youngest sister. It was a lot of fun and I am sore from hours of laughter--literally. We are all sore from getting to ride horses for 5 hours into the Haleakala Crater.

 I thought I'd share just a few photos as I still have about 600 to go through. 

Pina Coladas just taste that much better in Hawaii!
This little one--she is just too much. Can you tell she loves being the center of attention? It's true. I gave her a little camera lesson and she took the photo of the flowers on the left! She was shooting in Manual mode--very smart girl:)
We stopped on the side of the road to enjoy this sunset. 
 I think this gives a good idea of what our week looked like--beach, sun, blue water, smiles, and giving Kennedy our undivided attention. I love her to pieces!
Thank you, Mom! Definitely a trip of a lifetime.

February 18, 2012

Northern California Photographer--Baby Elizabeth

Elizabeth was such a joy to work with. She was just a little over a week old and was asleep for most of the time--snuggly as ever. 
 I just love the look of a newborn little girl in her daddy's arms. Her little feet are too cute.
Look at her little pout--so smoochable.
 Gosh, just so sweet. Mom let me have some newborn snuggles before they left and we all had a great time. 

February 15, 2012

Being a kid

Sometimes, you just have to be a kid. Amongst all of the adult things that we deal with on a day-to-day basis--be a kid. It is fun to giggle, to watch a silly movie, to wear pjs all day, or to build a fort.
Travis and I both had a three day weekend last weekend and we wanted to do something fun--something different. We planned on camping in our backyard. But, the rain on Friday put a damper on those plans. So, instead we he built a fort in our living room.
As I was falling asleep, I thought that in a few hours I would be nudging Travis to get in our bed with me. But, I also had a little inkling that wanted to be able to say that we slept in our living room fort all night. You know, on the hard ground...roughing it:)
We ended up sleeping the whole night in our fort and it was great! Not sure that I am going to ask Travis to set up another fort any time soon, but, I'm glad that we did it. I felt like I was a little girl have a sleep over with my best friend. I guess that is because I was having a sleep over with my best friend. Fancy that.

I hope that we continue to act like kids every once in a while. Even when we have our own kids, I want to build forts with them and have sweet kids taking up our fort. 

So, don't forget to have fun in this crazy, but beautiful, world. Build a fort or go camp in your backyard:)

February 13, 2012


Surprise, Mom! Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine's Day. Enjoy these photos of sweet twins Brooke & Abigail, and their older brother Trevor. Their Dad is surprising Mom with this Session for an Anniversary gift--too sweet!

We started out at Bidwell park to get a few 'everyday' photos of the kids playing in the park--swings, slides, more kids...they were happy.
 Trevor is in his element at the park.
Trevor reading to his twin sisters--they love him.
 We ended our Session in a field at the South end of Chico. Thank you to Grandma Pat, Auntie Kim, and Emily for your help!
Happy Anniversary Dennis and Andrea! You have lots to celebrate--including these three beauties. Enjoy!