Monday, January 31, 2011


When you have a 2-year old who is picky about their clothes, this is the kind of attitude that ensues every morning:

Sunday, January 30, 2011


[my bro]

Saturday, January 29, 2011


On Friday, we headed over to Little A's school for their annual book fair. There is something about books that I just love, because every time I am at the library or at my favorite bookstore (Changing Hands), I always find myself grabbing every book to check out like it was going out of stock.

I left his book fair with about 5 books in hand, a clip-on pen and a 3-way highlighter that smells. Trust me, I had to put some books and other miscellaneous items away because the cost was just adding up too quickly.

Their fair held games and activities for the kids. Little A played this floating duck game and won the "Grand Prize"--a poster. He picked out a Cardinals football poster with a Cardinals player that I know absolutely nothing about. I can't even remember his name right now either. But I guess anything was better than the posters that I saw some of the kids leaving with......a puppy with a pearl necklace, a horse galloping in the fields, a car....blah.
The best part about these school gathering is the fact that I get to chat with some of my favorite moms there. Nothing beats a few minutes of girl time while your kids are running around and playing games. It was great! I look forward to more of these fairs.

Friday, January 28, 2011


Thursday, January 27, 2011


Little A's class focused on the 50 states this month, and their lesson was titled "Nifty Fifty." Each child drew a state out of a hat at the beginning of the month. I was SO excited when Little A brought home Massachusetts because we are SO familiar with that state and there is so much history there.

He had to present a board full of 12 facts that he found out about his state. He dressed up as Paul Revere and he even brought in Boston Cream Pie donuts for his class. It was a big hit....but isn't having food around, always a hit?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Deep down, I know he wants to have a girl some day.

Monday, January 24, 2011


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Thursday, January 13, 2011


Take me and multiply by 100. This is what you get...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Getting a little help off the pecan tree.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Phoenix Children's Museum

Monday, January 10, 2011


The whole crew on his birthday.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


My oldest turned 7 today.It makes me feel old to write that.

Seven years ago, I experienced the greatest memory of my birth to my first child.

It was a long labor.

A difficult one.

And from the moment I saw him, I was instantly in love. I can hear his first cry right now...loud and high-pitched. His arms and legs shivering because he was taken from his warm "home." I held him tightly in my arms and cried. He was beautiful and everything I could have ever wanted. I had hoped that time would freeze for me, and in some ways it felt like that. The doctor was stitching me up, my mom was taking pictures, Big A was shedding tears and making phone calls.....and there I was, in bed with my baby.

Time has certainly flown by. I hate writing that, but it's true.

He's in 1st grade now.

He writes on his own, draws up his own characters, reads and plays in sports. He has friends....several of them who just adore him. He eats some interesting foods, and dives into veggies at every chance he gets--raw ones at that.

He's goofy, and is always trying to make everyone else around him, laugh.

He is the sweetest boy I have ever met. He has the biggest heart and believes that everyone in the world should be his friend.

I love him dearly.

He's my baby.

He's my boy.

And he turned 7 today.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Sportin' that ASU spirit.

My bro and my hubs.

Friday, January 7, 2011


i promised myself that one day i would do a photo-shoot in this field

this was as close as i got to doing one

every time i wanted to do a session the cotton had already been picked

and on a day like the one above where i just happened to not have a client to photograph the cotton was in full bloom

enter my son who wanted to go into the field

he posed for me

and it was just what i needed

Thursday, January 6, 2011



Angel (7), Little A (6), Thomas (5), Alyssa (4), D (2)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


At one of our favorite restaurants in Scottsdale, Los Olivos.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011



Monday, January 3, 2011


Drinks with the girls.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Candles at Cathedral Rock.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

1/365 The 365 Project

I am starting the 365 Project with this post. It's something I have wanted to do, but just never got around to starting it on the day I wanted to...the first of the year.

So here we are January 1st, 2011. What a perfect day to start this project. Every day for the next year, I will be posting a photo. It could be me, the hubs, the kids, the dog, my shoe, some flowers, a stranger, the name it. It's the little things that are going on (or not going on) that you will be finding on here this coming year. And don't worry, I will still be posting some stories here and there in a separate post. Happy New Year everyone, and if you are up for it, you should join in too!!
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