Tuesday, August 31, 2010

{My sweet love}

I am SOOOO proud of your patience and your diligence. It astounds me daily that you have this characteristic even when no one is watching. You never complained about working a job that you may or may not keep at SRP for 2 1/2 year. I would have been OVER it in a week, but you persevered. God was paying attention (as always) and in His perfect time, He provided.
Secondly, thank you for driving ALL the way to CA to pick up a piano from your folks so I could enjoy playing on a real piano rather than our old ghetto keyboard. It sure looks pretty in the living room! Thanks for enduring rain and hail to get it to me on your one day off this week. I appreciate it! I can just see our babies and us sitting around it playing songs all night. One day....

Love your sometimes "not so vocal about my appreciation for you" wife,

Monday, August 30, 2010

Faux Paus of Recent

Haha! I realized today that I haven't updated yall on our sweet Iraqi foreign exchange student. Montana & I can't get over how different our cultures and spiritual beliefs are. Thankfully, Tahseen is very tactful:) So for some funny moments of recent:
1- It is SO NOT OKAY to eat food from a fridge that has had beer in it. Who knew? Apparently, this contaminates their food. Some Americans eating my food might like it better with a beer. HAHA!
2-Never let your dog try to give them kisses. Apparently, all dogs have diseases whether they see a vet or not. So poor Charlie has not gotten any lovin' from him, but he has from us.
3-During Ramadan, if you travel 20miles from home- you are able to eat all day long. Moral of the story is- if you fast for church and are hungry, drive to the In and Out 20 miles away and it is okay to eat?!?!?! Interesting.
4-Apparently colorful bras are not an option in Iraq. So in taking an Iraqi to the mall, be aware that heavy staring at ALL THE BRAS will occur. Let's just say I was blushing at all the bras in EVERY store that we sell here.

More to come-
Enjoy your day:)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sneak Peak

Love love love this family. I am always stoked when clients call back for more photos:) I am truly humbled by it! Maya is 18months and we celebrated by taking photos to commemorate the day! So special! I love this sweet girl!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Something New:)

Along with doing Family shoots this Fall. You can order your Christmas cards through me as well:) These are a small sampling of the options for you. $35 for 25 pack of folded 5 by 7cards or $3o for 5 by 7 one sided card. The more you order, the cheaper that they become:) The important part to know though is that all cards need to be ordered by Oct.31st for me to get them to you. I will be leaving to Turkey to help April deliver her sweet little girl from Nov. 14th -Dec. 13th so will not be around to take photos. Schedule early and plan ahead:)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

YEAH! For the website being up!!

I am SOOOOO excited to announce that the website it FINALLY done!!!


I think it will forever be in progress of updating and changing the website. So take a look and enjoy. Share it with friends:) The winner of the $50 gift cards was emailed so check your email if you left a comment:)
Enjoy and thanks so much for yall's support!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Our visitor

We have a visitor for 7 weeks in our house. He is an English teacher from Bagdad. ASU contacted us to host an exchange student for the purposes of promoting peace in the two countries and loving on these Iraqi students. I will be honest though. I read the email and deleted saying to myself, "No thanks." Then all week, God pounded my heart to do this. To be selfless with my house, to not worry what others would think, & to be bold for Him. So I shared my heart with Montana and of course, Mr. Easy-going was up for it. I don't think he even batted an eyelash before saying "yes." Anyways, we had two weeks to prep a room, etc. for Tahsen. He is a great guy, got a family, and a very devout Muslim. We are learning lots about his culture. Long story short, he is very nice, way cleaner than me, easy to please, and we like it. P.S. It is very close to Turkish culture and makes me feel like we are with the McAdams.....

Song of the Week

Montana, Joseph, and Kirk that I finally put some "quality" music up on the blog. They grew up with this band, but their new song got me hooked. I love it!!! The whole cd is quite good. Enjoy:)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sweet Claire and little Charlotte

I love love love prego bellies. They are absolutely stunning. This little girl has a wonderful mom and dad who love her to pieces already! Thanks for the great morning! Enjoy the next few weeks:)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My pitiful guilty pleasure

Poor Montana said I should even admit to this.... Probably because he doesn't want to claim me. Let's just say that I am the one coming home from the new shift job at 1130pm blaring this loudly to dance and stay awake in the car home. Only 7 songs... but it will get you dancing 80's style.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sweet Caleb & Bailey

I can't even believe this little one is already one! So crazy how time flies. He is so precious and sweet. Love him!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Now is the time!

The website is nearly done so for the grand hoorah, I want to do a giveaway of $50 toward prints after your photo shoot with me. This can go towards birth announcements, canvases, prints, or greeting cards. So leave a comment, refer a friend, or become a follower of the blog and random.com will pick the winner. You have until the weekend:) Good luck!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Design:)

She should be a model, don't you think??? Some lovely Senior photos!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sneak Peak- Kayla

I had so much fun with Kayla this AM. We barely missed the rain, had a boy want to join in on her photo shoot, and took some great shots! These are belated Senior shots as this girl is heading off to U of A in one week! How fun! Enjoy those college days. Soak every minute in!! More photos to come!

Friday, August 6, 2010

It is slowly, but sure becoming official!!!

So excited to share the new logo! I feel a bit more official now:) And the website is just days from being finished. I am going to be a doing a giveaway when the website is close to being finished so stay tuned! Thanks to Jessica at http://sierrastudiosphotography.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New music of the week

If you are looking for some awesome chill music, here is you some! He is so good. Dave Barnes would play at my old school and was SOO good. Now in Phoenix, they are playing him on the radio. I love him!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The boys are back in town

These cute boys include half of our nephews. Benji and Taylor. We love them. They came to visit for the weekend and we played hard for 4 days straight! I wanted to catch a few photos of them before them went back home to CA. Thankfully, it only took like 10 minutes because they were both done with seeing my camera! haha. Montana and I had such a blast going to the drive in movie, eating candy for dinner, going to the Wet n Wild, and staying up way too late. It is so special that they even want to hang with us so we tried to treasure each moment of snuggling and loving that we could before they get to old to want to hang with us:) It makes me excited to have our own family and create special memories with them. It was nice getting off the computer, not working and totally focusing on them. Loved it and loved them!