Saturday, September 27, 2014

Carola Maternity

This was another case of a new client who I didn't know but was really excited for!! I love Maternity I know I say that over and over. It is just such a beautiful and special time for women becoming mommies!! I love to capture that glow and specially love when spouses or family get involved it is so great to see the family growing!!

Carola was so tiny for having twins and looked amazing!! Her babies one boy and one girl, are so adorable!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Kyra is now 2.5 years old!!

Nicknames: Kyra Bug, Bug, Bunny, Boo

Clothing Size: 3t everything such a big girl!!

Personality: I love everything about your personality. You are so funny, making funny faces pretending to be a dog, dancing, singing, and you love every kid who pays attention to you!!

Things I Could Do Without:  Hearing you say NO, NOPE, or any other form of Backtop, it has gotten old!

Item/Toy We Love The Most: Anything that will distract you from throwing fits, climbing on me, whining or yelling about nothing.

Item/Toy You Love The Most:  My Little Ponies, Magnet Horses, Books, and coloring everything!

Things I’m Loving Most Right Now: Watching you play with other kids, chasing you around outside, only using 2 pull-ups on most days!!

Things You’re Loving Most Right Now: Running really fast, pretend play, and making messes!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Yonana's Review

So as many of you know with this pregnancy I have had a sensitivity to dairy products. Luckily it seems to finally be getting better!! But all I wanted was what I couldn't have!! And ice cream was the number 1 thing!! Soy Ice Cream was just not cutting it and Sorbet didn't have the same texture!! But I was online watching YouTube Videos when one girl I am subscribed to did a review about her Yonana's Machine. You can see that video here: 

 I looked it up and was so excited, Ice Cream made with no Dairy at all but with the texture and flavor of ice cream. It only took me a couple days to decide I was gonna buy one. It took about a week and a half to get here, Yay for living over seas haha. And than we had to buy bananas and wait for them to get ripe. Than had to freeze them. So it took us a little while before we got to use it the first time!!

It is super easy the main ingredient you need is Bananas (however you can make it without bananas it just wont have the creamy texture just more of a sherbert feel) and than frozen fruit of you choice. You can buy them fresh and freeze them or we just buy the already frozen kind.

Once you have frozen your fruit, you need to than set them on the counter for about 15 mins you want them to be defrosted a little bit before you start to use them or you ice cream is gonna be very crispy which ours was the first time!!

After defrosting you simply stick the fruit in the hole at the top, and out the bottom comes the yumminess!! Than you just simply mix it all up until its well blended and creamy!! And add toppings if you choose, I think like pineapple chunks would have been awesome too!!

Note that I had not mixed it up yet so you can see where the banana flavor and raspberry are separately...

Obviously since I am doing this review in a positive matter I was pretty darn pleased with this machine. Cleaning takes a whole like 3 mins its very easy to clean if you use hot water and all the parts that actually touch food are all machine washable too of course!!

I give this puppy an A+ its worth buying!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cassandra Maternity

Cassandra's Little baby girl is gonna be here any day and I wanted to get this blog up before that happened since sometimes I get them up post birth!! I have known Cassandra a long time and always enjoy her company!! And she has 2 of the cutest little people already and I am sure that the 3rd will be equally cute!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

9 months into 2014

Holy moly can you believe 3 more months have passed? Means we only have 3 more months before another year is gone too!! Having this list of resolutions to keep up on this year has been very interesting way to track time as it passes and I have to say that although I will probably not reach all goals, I have made a huge dent in the ones I did and I am excited to work on a list for next year!! So here is an update on where I have gotten so far!

Read 12 books. I only have 2 more to go and I am half way through one right now so this goal is obviously gonna get done if not surpassed depending on how busy the holiday season gets.

Blog twice a week So I don't obviously do them 2 times a week some weeks its more and some its less. But I am down to only needing to blog 38 more times and have a draft list of like 32 so I should be fairly close to accomplishing this goal by the end of the year!! And tho I recieve little to no feedback from the blog I hope everyone is enjoying reading and following along with my families adventures!

Run 2 5ksWell with the belly growing this one was kinda taken off the list of my concerns!! It would have been fun but the adventure we are on currently is just as fun!!

Get out of debt We have had this one checked off for a long time now and we are luckily adding up some savings on top of it now!!

Get organized and declutter So this is still not my fortay its something I have never been good at. I have organized areas in my house just for them to return to their previous look weeks later!! Right now Kyra's room is very organized and we clean it up every night before bed.

Maintain my 4.0 gpa I am about half way through this fall semester already!! Hard to believe. But I just got a 98% of my first paper of the semester and I am kinda in shock as I was sure it wouldn't go over as well as I had hoped. But I will take it so I have a 98% in that class right now!! As long as I keep it up I will still have an accumulative 4.0!!

Do 24 photo-shoots So I had no idea what was in store for this year as far as my photography goes I never could have predicted the amount of support I would see. I am going to be sad to have to take leave from it for a while starting in November! But I have to dedicate time to my growing family and the holidays too!! I reached 36 photo-shoots this weekend and by the end of the month will be up to 43 and probably by the end of the year somewhere near 50!! So more than double my goal!! Which is really cool

Go on 3 trips  This one has been done for a while and we have a few more trips left to plan for this year and now a whole extra year to plan trips for too!!

Reach 145/169  Haha I just keep going up up and away!! Okay not that fast but I am gaining now but so is life!! Just means there is a healthy baby in there :D

Get pregnant Last update I hadn't announced the baby thing yet, but now we are not able to hide it anymore so obviously we are pregnant and you have seen a few updates on that but don't worry in a week or two I will write a blog with a bit more detail about how that has been going and on a few other topics!

Well I hope everyone is enjoying the last couple weeks of summer before it is litterally fall and the cold takes over!! (pssst....I CANT WAIT)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Bucket List 2014

Last Year Kyra and I did a list very similar to this!! We did make a poster for it and will make one again this year to put by the door to remind us of everything we are going to do! But we are really excited to share these memories this year with Dustin!! And as usual I will be posting blogs about each thing we check off the list!! I can't wait as you all know Fall is my favorite and it is HERE!!!

Pumpkin Fest
Pumpkin Recipe
Apple Picking
Fall craft
Fall walk
Apple recipe
Carmel Apples
Carve a Pumpkin
Trick or Treat
Halloween Party
Jump in Leaves!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Melanie Glamour Shoot

Omg what a beautiful girl!! I was so excited to work with Melanie and have gained a new friend out of it too!! She is a wonderful person and I am excited that I will be working with her again in a few weeks!! So stick around for those pictures!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jennifer's kids

Is this family not super beautiful? Baby Brother was just a happy little guy, and big sister loves him dearly!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Princess Kinley

Not often do I take pictures of other peoples kids outside of photo-shoots but way back in like April I photographed a birthday celebration and this little princess was there and was such a great little model and honestly some of my favorite pictures from that day were of her! 

So unlike all my other clients I went out of my way to ask her mom to let me do a photo-shoot of her and their family and boy am I glad I did!! She is just a doll and took direction amazingly!! I had so much fun playing with this family in the fields too!!