Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Should We See Each Other Before the Wedding??

The holidays are traditionally a time for love and family. From that love engagements result. Newly betrothed couples start the new year with excitement and anticipation for their up coming wedding. Immediately the girl breaks out her three ring binder with clippings from the past 8 years of dresses, flowers and cakes. Inevitably the question comes up,


SHOULD WE SEE EACH OTHER BEFORE THE WEDDING??

This is such a sacred cow that many couples have a hard time killing. Well, an incredible photographer from Southern California, Jasmine Star, was approached by Glamour.com to share her experience with couples seeing each other before the wedding. Since I have not been asked by Glamour to write any articles, I thought I would share her article with you.  Hope this helps.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Best Italian Dressing Ever!

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I have to share my love for Ken's Steakhouse Lite Northern Italian Dressing. I am so in love it. Don't get just the regular Italian; make sure it's the Lite Northern. Lately I've been eating it with a fresh spinach salad and chicken breast. Since it's made me so happy lately I thought I would pass it on to you.
Includes:
1 boneless chicken breast covered in Greek Seasoning from Old Town Spice Shoppe
2 cups fresh spinach
2 Tblsp of my favorite Ken's Steakhouse Italian dressing.

I cook the chicken breast for about 6-8 minutes on my George Foreman. Cut it into bit size pieces. Add to my fresh spinach and dressing for one of the yummiest meals. I've eaten it just about everyday for a week. You should try it. I think it has about 200 calories!

Let me know if you try it and what you think!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas!


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Monday, December 14, 2009

Lori & Mike are having a baby!

Lori braved one of the coldest days ever to have her maternity shoot.  She is so cute and fun to shoot.  They decided not to find out if it's a boy or a girl.  This is something I've never been able to do, but I do think it's so romantic.  I can't wait to meet the addition to your adorable family.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Stop Biting Your Nails!!

I am so tired of saying these words, like, 800 times a day, so here is our new endeavor to stop the madness. Charis' poor little nails are nothing but nubs and it pains me just to look at them. We've tried so much stuff to no avail. If you have any suggestions that have worked for you please share the love.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Reason for Getting Up Everyday!

I pray this holiday season you rekindle your love for those who you've been entrusted to cherish and honor.    Spend this next year strengthening the bonds, so that they may never be broken.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Heller Family Photos

I had such a fun time with the Heller family.  Your boys are a delight!

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Brittany + Bobby = Married!

Brittany and Bobby are such a great couple. I had the best time shooting their AMAZING wedding. It truly was a fairy tale day.
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Everything about Brittany said princess.
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A horse drawn trolley to take guests to the wedding site.
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I loved the doves.
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Being sheriff has it perks!
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My favorite of the day. I can't help but project my own thoughts (none of which are their actual thoughts!) hehe
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall Family Sessions!

I took some fun family sessions, so I thought I would give a quick view!


The Owen Family
You guys were so much fun to work with.  Thanks for letting me take your family pictures.
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The McDermott Family
Ok, I just love Cooper in this picture! I had to share it. Ya know, there are more important things in life than getting your picture taken.
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The Jacob Family kids
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How adorable is this?
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hunter Lily is One!!

I promise, yesterday I was sitting in the hospital bed laughing and joking with Matt minutes before Hunter was born, and now she's one.

She is our bundle of personality. Her favorite pass time is to grab your face and laugh as you yelp in pain. She refuses to walk & loves to lay her head on your shoulder. Do not tell her "no", because she will grunt at you and throw herself forward on the floor.

We love her so much & we're so thankful for our little surprise!
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My mischievous one.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Amelia is 3 months!

I have to say having an amazing family is one of the best things in life, and it is equally amazing when you marry into such a family. It doubles your love (well, in my case it quadrupled it). Well, here is Matt's side of my family's latest addition. Amelia is three months and she is absolutely the happiest baby. And with fashion like this how could you not!
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And our little fairy...
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Halloween: Costume Idea

Need an idea for a costume this year? My sister put together a video for I Love Lucy. Stop by and enjoy the brief video tutorial. Oh, and be sure to vote for her video! :)

Go vote HERE

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rachel & Kent

Rachel and Kent were married at the Botanical Gardens and you could not have asked for a more perfect day. Except, the billions of bugs flying everywhere.
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You were an amazing bride, Rachel.
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So, the billion bugs flying in our faces and mouths, actually turned out to be fairy dust! How cool is that!
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kate and Mike

Well, Kate and Mike actually got married earlier this summer, but it's been a crazy time, so now I'm just trying to catch up on a few things.
Kate was so happy that day. You could see it.
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The two cutest girls ever!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

John Piper's Response to President Obama

Saw this posted on Laura Stern's FB, so I thought I would share it too!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dave & Haunah Wedding

Dave & Haunah your wedding was simply amazing, even if it was like 150 degrees that day.  You guys are so blessed and I'm excited to hear about many wonderful years of marriage.
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