Monday, May 26, 2008

Recent Photo Shoot for Family

My cousin asked me to do some pictures her, her sister Kelsey and their mom Carrie. It was so different and so much fun doing some adult pictures since usually I just take them of moving kids. I'm planning on starting a photography business in the near future so I really enjoyed getting some more practice. Here are a few shots...



















Thursday, May 15, 2008

Family Vacation

So Brian, Ellah and I just got back from our "summer vacation!" We went to Southern CA for about 5 days. It was so much fun hanging out. I totally recommend purchasing a GPS if you don't already have one, it made the trip a MILLION times easier and less stressful.

The Highlight of the trip was definitely watching Ellah get excited about everything. We could see the fireworks at Disneyland from our hotel and Ellah just kept saying over and over "oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh." It was the funnest thing ever, I wish we had a video camer to capture that moment.

Anyways here are some photos from our trip...


The first day we went to the beach we thought we would just stop by for a few minutes. Well Ellah went nuts, she was so excited to run and play in the sand and water that she just started ripping off all of her clothes....








On Mother's Day we went to Hollywood (hollyweird) and walked down Hollywood Blvd.










I'm kind of glad that there were a bunch of weirdos dressed up as different characters in Hollywood so that way when we went to Disneyland we didn't have to feel so bad about not waiting in line to see Mickey. Ellah got so excited when she saw Dora and Elmo she was jumping all over the place running into their arms. Brian had to fork over the bucks for these pictures...








We spent one afternoon at Disneyland. It was a perfect day. We met some friends at Disneyland for the day too...
When Brian and Ellah went on the rocketship ride below Brian said Ellah just kept saying "Oh my goodness" when they were up in the air...


Ellah got so made she couldn't get Minnie Mouse's oven to open up






All tuckered out but not willing to just give into sleeping...









Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Visit to the NorthWest

So this past week, Ellah and I had the opportunity of going to Salem, OR. We went to visit my brother and sister-in-law. My brother just had surgrey on his stomach (not fun) so we went to help out. I don't know how much help we were but they were so much fun to stay with. Traveling with a 2 year old can be kind of difficult and Parker and Tara made our trip so comfortable and relaxing, they're the best!

Oregon is so beautiful! I just loved driving around and looking at all the tulips and cherry blossom trees, which were amazing. My only complaint is that it was cold and rainy for most of the time. I would go again though it was so beautiful. We got to visit the beach which was a fun adventure. It was chilly but amazing and it was so much fun being able to fly a kite!

Ellah is getting into an imagination stage, it's so so cute. My favorite Ellah quotes from the trip are:

"Mommy I have cocoon in my ear"
"Mommy Aunt Tara go to store to get baby"
"Parker you a dinasour"
"Parker you eat Dinasour's"
"Mommy I have a spider in my ear, get out of there spider"


Here are some pictures. Parker isn't able to do much so we didn't get too many pictures of him and unfortunately he really overdid it when he picked up Ellah in this picture...




This is Tara, my lovely and super sweet sister-in-law...



This is where they live...



Interesting fact about myself: I lived in Salem, OR when I was younger while my dad was going to law school. We drove past my old preschool, still up and running...



Parker loves his home ridiculously cold, Ellah and were freezing our buns off. Finally the day we were leaving he showed us the heater. Ellah and I were both so excited that we kicked off our shoes and stood right in front of it to defrost our frost bitten bodies...



It was so beautiful, there were tuplips like these below everwhere...







Here are some pictures from our adventures on the Pacific Coast...















It's was such a fun little vacation but like always I'm glad to be home again to not have to share a bed wth a toddler anymore and to see Bri Babe