Tuesday, June 23, 2009


that is how Avery said it "gotobeach" ..every time she woke up, looked out the balcony, or when we talked about what we were doing. She loved it! She was running into the waves like it was nothing to her and wanted to go so far out in the water. Bryce was a little more timid. I do hate anything touching my feet. Luckily there wasn't much seaweed and the water was pretty shallow for a while out sea. We had such a great time on our vacation. {sigh} Couldn't have asked for more perfect weather. Only problem was we needed to stay longer, right?

One thing we hadn't tried there before was Hope's cheesecakes...now I know why they have mail order. let me just say...chocolate covered peanut butter cheesecake on a stick. oh my. Dessert was a major part of my day there, ok is.

hand in hand
shouldn't they always be this sweet

Beach 2009

sweet baby girl

can you tell the beach is one of my favorite places??

Friday, June 19, 2009

me & my shadow

find your shadow...
follow it.
up & down, over & under
around & around.
it is always yours.
where does it lead you?

can you tell I have been at a writing & reading workshop all week? Glad I went, but glad to get back to summer. It is officially summer here in the south with soaring temperatures. Too hot for me that is fo sure.

Monday, June 15, 2009

never had the itch

happy eight years on the 16th to the man of my dreams... anniversary, birthday party, father's day, birthday all this week & into the next....lucky guy

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ah more happy..

my two babes indulged me...they allowed me to take actual photographs of them in the same frame and looking like they love the life in front of the camera. ha! I have a feeling time for matching clothes is slipping away from my fingertips..I had purchased this dress & shirt months ago in favor of taking their photos, together *gasp*. I just told them to get close and they did the rest =)
my lucky day

love this one too...

Monday, June 8, 2009

find your constant

my cousins & about 20 years ago... really that long ago?? {All of us pictured have children of our own..except for my bro & James. The youngest is having a baby girl due any day now =0 }

more family..Christmas Eve in Arizona about 11 years ago
2 years ago...
at the end of this month I get to be with my family again. I cannot wait!!! We may not get to see each other as often as we wish {we are spread across the country in Arizona, Georgia, & Michigan}, but when we do it is as the time spent apart does not matter. The littlest cousins are growing up & changing for sure...but the rest of us are constant =) I swear I am still 13 years old. We will be celebrating our Grandpa{my mom's dad} turning 90!!! Amazing to think what will happen over my next 60 years. Mind boggling,, I feel that there has been so much goodness already in my life.

my Grandpa & Grandma Virg when we still lived in California...

everything leads back to my Grandpa!
I am still pretending this season of Lost is not over...and that I still have more Twilight to read

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

little cousins

I had fun photographing Katie's one year portraits...we had been having rainy days upon rainy days then, so I was happy to have the sun come out. Look at this sweet lil ladybug..

... then Ava stopped by and I had to get some shots of her of course. Makes me think of my cousins I get to see oh so very soon!!

I am loving summer vacation...already shopping with friends and to the zoo tomorrow!!