You spin me right round baby...

Does anyone want to explain what happens to your equilibrium after childbirth?  I mean, am I the only one who use to be a roller coaster die hard with no fear of heights, and giggled with delight while riding the Disneyland tea cups over and over again.  Now I notice myself uneasy as I climb the ladder.  Or last week, I climbed up to our little treehouse (who knows why Jake put it 25-30ft up in the tree?) thinking about what would happen to my children if I fell and died!  And this past weekend, we hit up our local amusement park Castle Park where we had lots of fun with the Garrick cousins.  Now don't get me wrong, I still like a good roller coaster (though it seems to come with a headache) these days.  I can certainly handle the Merry-Go-Round.  But Bonnie and Kevin got in line with all the kids for some spinning cups ride and Jake and I practically went running the other way, NO THANK YOU!  I seriously think I would vomit!  So does anyone else have equilibrium issues after childbirth....please don't tell me it is just old age!!!

Karah loves horses, so it is no joke that we spent half the day on the Merry-Go-Round.

Rob loved the choo-choo, so we spent the other half the day on a train ride.

Aunt Bonnie is always a favorite with my kids...they both raced to hold her hand for a stroll through the park (above picture).  And pictured below, cute Rob, another ride on the Merry-Go-Round.

I did steal a little time away from the babies to ride a little roller coaster with Nate.  I was sitting next to him, so this is a little blurry, but as you can see, he was having a blast!

"That was fun!"

One last ride before we raced home to watch the Laker game!


Peanuts and Cracker Jacks...

Whew, baseball season is over!  I should be joyous, but we actually enjoyed a really great season and I am gonna miss it.  Thank goodness not too much, I'll survive til next season.  Chasing a 1 and 3 year old at the ball park 2-3 times a week, wasn't my idea of a good time.  But Karah found a little playmate and Robbie was content with a bottle in his mouth and some dirt.  So on rare occasion I was able to grab a few photos...often with a toddler on one hip, but I managed.  Brock and Nate both had a blast!  They made so many good friends and they both did a great job on the field.  Nate captured us all with his memorization of the baseball oath, or whatever it is called.  Plus he had his little stance down to a T!  This kid is intense and begging to play football already.  Brock was a great play maker, and always hustled!!!  He was a lickity split runner as well.  Take me out to the ball game...

This is a teammate chanting his, "Hey batta', batta', batta', swing!"

The sun is glistening through the fence as Nate takes a few practice swings.

Nate was first to bat followed by three smackers, so he almost always came in home!

Brock looks on so intensely.

Just some fun action on this next one.

Kicking up dirt!!!

Nate is ready to make a run for it.

I love this next one.  The visual lines created by the fence in the foreground, and the dust kicking up....so fun!


I love the dust and lighting on this next one.  Can someone say "Tide with Bleach"!

Brock loves to make his teammates laugh.  I know he is 8 years old, but this picture makes me want to pinch his cheeks!

The slide!

Home run for #12!  I love his stride as he rounds the bases...

Nate is ready...game on!

Just another day at the ball field...one of life's treasures!

Catch it!

Here is Brock trying out Catcher, so cute in the over sized gear!

Should I run?

Brock is ready!

This picture is one of my favorites.  At the beginning of the game after the pledge is said and the baseball oath, the kids scream "Play Ball" as the put their caps back on and race to the dugout...oh the anticipation of a good time!

And finally, at the end of the game, there is nothing like a team huddle to show your spirit!

Go Astros!!!


Dancin' Queen

I am sooo behind on blogging, I suck!  I just have to get straight to these pictures.  We went to the library for a few fun photos and found this book.  I thought it was perfectly fitting for a High School Senior Photo Shoot.  

Miss Monica has thee most beautiful and captivating eyes.
Caught you...

I like this one A LOT! (in my best Forrest Gump)

Her beautiful hair was done by the amazing Tracy Green.

The next one is my FAVORITE!

I like the angle on this next one.

I had a blast with the sweetest young lady.  Wishing you all the best in the Road to Reality, haha!  And speaking of the future, this next picture is for you..."I hope you dance"  
(Picture me singing that song by LeAnn Womack)...
aren't you glad I didn't add a voice over on this blog!!!



Billy and Jenn

Okey-Dokey...I was gonna post like 30 pictures and thought that is way too many, so I'll just post like 10 and do a slideshow.  So you can view Billy and Jenn's Slideshow here, but I seriously couldn't pick, so here it goes...
A beautiful Friday afternoon in Southern California, was the setting for the wedding of Billy and Jenn.  (Wow, I sound so poetic!)  But don't be fooled, they are from Boston, through and through.  Billy's accent was so...BOSTON...I felt like I was in a TV show.  Okay, so maybe it wasn't that strong...but I sure enjoyed it.  And of course, that also made them THEE FUNNEST COUPLE!
The wedding and reception took place at the stunning Edwards Mansion in Redlands, CA.  This is actually a picture of the small chapel located on the property.  But it was the perfect size, as Jenn and Billy were surrounded by only their closest family and friends.  It was an intimate wedding, the kind that pulls on your heart strings.  I am honored to have been a part of your special day!

Jenn was the essence of calm as she prepared for her walk down the isle.

Jenn's mom getting ready to unveil the dress.

Jenn's mother and daughter helped her with the finishing touches.  I love this 3 generation photograph.

The bling!

Billy, besides his charming accent, is quite the natural in front of the camera.  Most grooms feel akward having their picture taken, and often give you a blank stare.  Billy just ignored me and was really relaxed the entire afternoon.  To capture my photojournalistic images, I tell the clients to completely forget that I am there and ignore me unless I specifically ask them to do something.

Last minute advice from Dad.

The mood of this next image "warms me".  They both seem to be so intently listening to the minister.

Jenn practically started stabbing the candle trying to get it to light...dang wax.  Then a chuckle ensued from the crowd.

Now you may KISS the BRIDE!
Okay, I don't usually try this, but I changed the tone on this next one for a different look.

Billy and Jenn, thank you again for letting me document your love for eachother.  Whenever I come to Boston, I am gonna have a place to stay, right?

Jenn's daughter is a sweetheart.  She was a rock for her mother this day.  She was kind, sweet, friendly, calm, and very helpful.  I love this conversation.  I don't know what it is...but I love it!

The reception was gorgeous!  It was located in this garden atrium across from the chapel.

Jenn, you are a gorgeous girl!


Billy stepping out to the courtyard.


I already said gorgeous, beautiful........ummmmm....stunning!

Okay, sorry, you'd think I did a child photo session with all these next pictures, but I seriously couldn't pick my favorite...

Having a good time...

Oh yes, I almost forgot, the bouquet...I loved all the jewels that were incorporated.

Billy and Jenn, sitting on the porch, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!

Wishing you all the happiness in the journey ahead! CONGRATULATIONS!!!