September 29, 2008

Jeff + Jeff = 2 Jeffs!

I told my brother Jeff, who my son is named after, that he was NEXT to be featured on the blog. ;) Jeffrey absolutely, totally and completely ADORES his uncles, and it has been a goal of mine to get some cute photos of little Jeff with my brothers, Joel, and Jeff. Joel and Jeff were featured a few posts back. (My brothers are also named for their uncles, and if we're lucky, maybe someday little Jeff will have a little brother named Joel! ;)) So without further ado, here are the photos of Jeff and Jeff. :)

September 25, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I have been tagged by the fabulous Shannon of Shannon Velloza Photography - you can check her out at Shannon Velloza Photography Blog. Blog tagging is so much fun, and a great way to learn a little more about people!

Here are the RULES:
1. Link the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them ; leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they have been tagged.

6 things you may not know about me ….
1. I was born in Sioux Falls, SD, was raised in Tomah, WI, moved to Iowa Falls, IA for a quick spell, and now LOVE living in Martinez, CA.

2. I am so lucky to have traveled to Austria, Italy, The Czech Republic, and Germany. I would love to go back someday, and take my family with me. I also want to go to Ireland, England, and France.

4. Before I got married, and became a mom and photographer, my passion was music. I am a professionally trained vocalist who once had great aspirations of becoming an opera star. Once I met my husband, all I wanted to do was get married and be a mom...and I do love my life and the creative outlet that photography provides. I have no regrets! :)

5. Speaking of my husband, I bought him. For $75 at a bachelor auction. (A fundraiser at college for spring missions projects.) And ONLY because my friend MADE me. We went out on our first (BLIND) date and it was love at first sight. We just KNEW. 3 months to the day later, we were engaged, and 6 years later we are living happily ever after ;).

6. One of my fave munchy snacks is cheerios with butter and salt, just like you would do with popcorn. Melt a little butter, pour it over the cheerios, add a sprinkle of salt, and throw in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and crunch away! This is especially wonderful with m&m's mixed in.

Well there you go! Now you know a little more about me. ;)

I am now tagging the following photographers:
Georgia Cooper Photography
Heather Woodward Photography
Veralana Photography
Lisa Baker Photography

September 23, 2008

Welcome to the World Little Miss S! :)

Little Miss "S" is such a snuggly little sweetheart - so good natured and peaceful. We had such a fun session! (I know I say that all the time, but since I love what I do, I think every session really IS fun!) Here are a couple of sneak peaks for Mom and Dad - click to enlarge the images. I can't wait for you to see the rest ~ :)

September 9, 2008

Meet Lou.

Lou is Jeff's new best stuffed buddy. He designed him all by himself, and since the moment he arrived, he has not left Jeff's side - except for school hours of course. ;) I VERY highly recommend CURLY Q CUTIES! You can choose colors, eyes, shapes, bellies, etc. and create your very own monster buddy. We could not be more pleased with the new addition to our family! SO cute and so well done!

Sneak Peek for Sarah! ;)

It was SO fun meeting Sarah and her beautiful little family the other day! Baby girl "R" was absolutely delightful! Here are a few sneak peeks for you, as promised. I look forward to showing you the rest! :)

September 2, 2008

Catching Up...Sharing Some Summer Fun!

We had such a busy summer, I hardly had time to update the blog...sorry! ;)
We visited the Oakland Zoo one sunny August day. Jeff LOVED LOVED LOVED it - the sites, sounds, and most of all - the rides!
He had a blast on his first roller coaster ride - he went on it 3 times, and even got Grandma to go with! Woohoo!