And so it did….ALOT. When a family has a portrait scheduled and Mother Nature decides to take a turn for the worse and dump inches upon inches of snow on the ground, what else is there to do besides go sledding? Nikki and I talked this morning on the phone before the session and decided that why cancel the session because of just a little tiny bit of snow (which turned out to be blizzardy with over 7 inches). Pierce, who will be two in January, was so excited that he got to take pictures AND go sledding with Mommy and Daddy together.

We had a blast…and Pierce did too!
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Doesn’t this just look like the best time ever!??!!?
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Isn’t Dillon’s face in this picture just priceless??? Its the “Uh-OH-we-are-going-to-run-into-that-tree-trunk-if-we-don’t-slow-down” face….(unfortunately we ALL know THAT face).
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Thanks for playing guys…I had so much fun and didn’t get too wet! :)
  • December 21, 2008 - 6:17 pm

    Gloria N. - Hahaha, they look like they are having SOOO much fun! I love Nikki’s pink hat and scarf (then again pink is MY color, ha)! Also, I really dig the way the color POP against teh white snow! Great job and thanks so much for sharing!

  • December 27, 2008 - 1:19 am

    you know who - these pictures are almost as awesome as the person who took them!

Shelby is the most precious little two week old ever—she is fairly calm and even showed some smiles for the camera especially when Mom took the diaper off and she pooped all over our clean white blanket. She gave us a big smile after that because she knew that something had made Mom nervous!

Her little ears, little fingers and perfect dark eyes were so tender as she lay in the nice warm white blanket for her first ever portraits! Merry Christmas Mom!!!

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I think that this next one was the “after” of the poppy mess….isn’t she perfect?
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I love her fingers in these next few—I am not sure she knew what she was even doing! :)
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Last week I got to spend the morning with one of the cutest three month old little boys—his name is Max. This will be Max’s first Christmas with his 2 older brothers and I am sure they will show him everything he needs to know about opening presents with them!

Max has the most stunning blue eyes and has a smirk that will grab you from across the room. He wasn’t too excited about getting in front of the camera at first but after awhile he warmed up a bit and we became good buddies. I get the privilege of seeing Max every three months or so with our “Year in the life of” baby package and I can not wait to see how he grows up—he already is a handsome little guy!

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I thought that his pouting face was hilarious—he didn’t cry much, but the faces he made were about enough to make me feel sorry for him that I was making him smile. :)
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I told you his eyes were STUNNING (and I wasn’t kidding).
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And we brought out the hats……
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Merry Christmas Max…..I can’t wait to see you again!

So I must share.

I was hanging out with the BEST four year old in the world (Mia) eating some popcorn and drinking hot cocoa this afternoon when she asked me what I had gotten my mommy for Christmas.

I said: “I did get my Mommy anything”
Mia: “Why Emmy…you have to get your Mommy a Christmas present!” (she said in utter disgust as if I had forgotten about my Christmas shopping)
Me: “Well Mia, I don’t celebrate Christmas with my Mommy…she isn’t here to celebrate with me. She is in heaven”
Mia: “Ohhhhh—–why???”
Me: “She got sick Mia……”
Mia: With her finger in the air as if she had just gotten the best idea on the planet “Lets draw her a picture Emmy because all Mommy’s need something at Christmas”
Me: (nearly in tears) says “Ok Mia…what do you want to draw”
Mia: “Well a picture of your Mommy of course. (here is the best line…and remember…she is four) Tell me what she was like Emmy”
Me: (again choking back the tears) “Well Mia…..she was tall. She had brown hair and laughed a lot and she usually wore flip flops in the summer time. She wore high heels all the time when I was little and in the mornings she would walk on the floor in the kitchen and wake me up with her clanking”
Mia: “Did she wear earrings all the time?”
Me: “Actually she did wear earrings all the time and most of the time they were danglie ones. And she had glasses too…”
Mia: “Were they striped glasses like your Emmy?”
Me: “No, they were red glasses because her favorite color was red”
Mia: “Did your mom wear crowns like a princess?”
Me: “No, but she wore necklaces like some princesses do….”

We proceeded to talk more about my Mom as she drew on the orange paper…I helped every once and awhile of course when she would get stuck on what to draw.

I was standing at the island in the kitchen watching her draw the best picture of my Mom I had ever seen. And I think it looks quite close to what she wore….and if you look really carefully you can see that Mom is wearing light purple leg warmers because she always wore quirky things like that! :)

You have to see.
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  • December 16, 2008 - 4:58 pm

    becky - that does look like your mom! That’s so great!!! Love ya! :)

  • December 16, 2008 - 9:32 pm

    katie - so i just went through like a box of kleenex… that was the best story! she was an amazing lady and i still and probably always will miss her. i love the innocence of a four year old!

  • December 17, 2008 - 10:59 am

    Devun - leave it to a 4 year old to be so innocent and sweet! Your mom would be
    (is!)proud!

  • December 19, 2008 - 5:04 pm

    Jess - What a great story! I’m with Katie… not enough kleenexes. And I can totally see your mom wearing purple leg warmers. She was such a great, fun mom :)

  • December 29, 2008 - 1:21 pm

    Heidi - Em, this story totally had me in tears. Talk about a treasurable moment and picture. I hope that one is hanging on your fridge or framed… Your mom truly would have been proud. Mia delivered what seems like a true holiday blessing, miss you love. Thinking of you and your family always!

A fun fall afternoon (I know…it is way beyond fall..but I am behind on the blogging) the 3 girls, Mom and I headed out for a shoot. Mia is four, Kayla is two and Lela is three months and the best part (as you can see) is their matching knit outifts. I don’t know what you think, but a girl in a knit dress just makes me smile….especially a cute one!

We had a fun time playing in the leaves and building many, many, many leaf piles to jump in and throw on each other…

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Kayla was trying to figure out what she was seeing when she looked at me through my camera lens…oooo the curiosity of a toddler.
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Now…..for some fun IN the leaves…
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After awhile you can see that Kayla got the hang of throwing the leaves on Mia…I guess that Mia is a pretty good teacher. The look on Mia’s face in this series is absolutely priceless…
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  • December 15, 2008 - 11:34 pm

    jaime - ah! the 3rd to last one is my fave too!! i love her arm around her looking so relaxed and casual – great light coming in from the trees too – wonderful capture!!