Thursday, July 21, 2011

Welcome Baby Audra!

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of meeting brand new little Audra, along with her parents Ronnie and Vikki. She is a precious little girl who is definitely loved! Her parents wanted to focus on getting pictures of them with her, so it was fun to watch them snuggle with her :) And I'm excited to watch her grow over the coming year, as we'll be doing pictures every few months.

There's just something about baby toes :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Congratulations Bryan and Sarah!

Bryan and Sarah's wedding was a picture-perfect destination wedding. The couple lives in Connecticut, so everything was done long-distance. (Fortunately they had the help of the fabulous Laurie Hartwell!) So it was a smaller wedding, but that meant that everything was so relaxed. And instead of the typical evening dance reception, they opted for a morning brunch with plenty of time to visit with the friends and family who came to celebrate.

As a side note, it really is a small world. Partway through the morning I was talking to Bryan's mom, and it turns out that Bryan and I had gone to high school together in Jacksonville (he graduated a year after me).

Planner: Laurie Hartwell - A Wedding To Remember
Flowers: Amanda's Florist
Cake: Creative Cakes and Candies
Music: DJ Shane
Venue: Crowne Plaza

They did something I had never seen before, but loved - a "ring warming" ceremony. The couple's wedding rings were passed from guest to guest so that each could wish a special blessing over them.

These next few are my favorites!

Ok, maybe this one is my favorite :)

Congratulations you two! Thank you for the honor of being a part of your day!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

I know it has been forever since I have posted pictures of my own family. I take thousands of pictures of my own kids, but I confess I usually put them on the computer and then don't do anything with them due to lack of time. So I am trying to get better...
Anyways, we had a fun time on the fourth so I thought I'd share :)

We worked around the house for most of the day. Josh is still sleeping in our room at 2 months old because the nursery hasn't been painted yet, so Mark got started on that. After the kids took naps we loaded up and headed to a friend's house for a cook-out.

Anna loves to color!
After filling up on hotdogs, hamburgers, cookies, and cupcakes we decided it would be a good idea to top it off with some ice-cream...
Here's the onset of a sugar-induced coma.

I had to get a picture of just the two of us.. exactly 9 years before this, we were celebrating the fourth with another group of friends... together for the first time... and Mark asked me THE question:
"So... can I tell people I have a girlfriend?"
And the rest is history ;)

Then it was off to watch fireworks. While we waited one of our friends got out some sparklers, which the kids loved!
How many guys does it take to light a sparkler? :)

Anna loved holding the sparklers...until at some point she decided she was DONE. Unfortunately, she decided that while holding a lit sparkler in her hand. She started running over to me holding it out. However, in one hand I was holding Josh, who was wrapped in a (probably very flammable) blanket. In the other hand I had my camera. So I couldn't exactly help her out - all I could do was run backwards and yell until someone took it from her. Ah, the joys of having kids :)

Then it was time for the fireworks!

I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family!