Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wyatt Turns One | San Jose, Ca

This little cowboy turned one a few weeks ago.  It was his first time having cake and boy did he like it! I never know how the baby will react when the cake is put in front of them, but he really got into it.  By the end of the shoot we were all wearing cake and it was delicious.  His very last picture looks like a Got Milk? ad.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I love Valentine's Day.  It's so fun with all of the red and pink and telling your friends and family how much they mean to you.  This year I had to tone it down a notch because most of my crafting tools are still in boxes.  I was able to eek out some Barefoot Contessa brownies and decorated tins for K's teachers and a photo shoot with the boys.

I finally just stopped trying to get a picture with the two of them looking at me.  It was impossible with all of those balloons to bop around.

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My Baby Turned Two | Santa Clara, Ca

In the middle of our move, my baby turned two!  I'm not sure how that happened, but it did.  I was feeling bad because we weren't able to have a party for him, but we ended up having a fun day at Happy Hollow in San Jose.  Perhaps we'll have a postponed party once we settle into our new house.  We also did a fun photo shoot to celebrate his special day. Big Brother got in on the action and showed me his "silly face".

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

We Bought A House! | San Jose, Ca

We've been looking for a house for the past 3 years or so.  Once Kellen was old enough to run around we knew the house we had, with a patio for a yard, wasn't going to be enough.  Our hunt has been an on and off again one, but we've always been looking.  Last summer we got serious and put in offers on a few houses.  For those of you familiar with the housing market in the Silicon Valley, you know it's no small feat to actually purchase a home.  You must overbid and hope that your non all cash offer can compete.  We probably put in offers on 5 other homes before we came across this one.  Amazingly, our offer won out and we got the house!

Eventually I'll have another post showing all of the changes we've made to the home.  We are still currently living in a construction zone and with two small children it's a bit overwhelming.  So for now, I'll share with you the last family photo of our old home as well as part of a moving day to our new home.

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Christmas Family Photos | History Park, San Jose

It's been forever since I've posted anything.  The reason being is that the holidays were upon us and during all of the Christmas fun, we bought a house!  It's been a very busy few months for our family.  More about the house in another post.  Here is a photo session I did before Christmas!  I love this family.  It's been such a joy to watch "T" grow up.  I met her when she was just days old and now she's  16 months.

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

October Babies Turn Four | San Jose, Ca

Another year has come and gone and all of our kiddos have turned four.  I met these ladies in my birthing class and they are so fantastic.  A girl couldn't ask for better friends.  The only problem with us having babies together, is that their kids were born 3 days before mine and on the same day as my son.  Thus it makes it nearly impossible to attend one another's birthday parties.  This year we all celebrated together the weekend after their birthdays.  The kids love it because it's more birthday time for them.  We've taken a picture every year since their first birthdays.  You can see my post about them last year here.

Here are the four year olds looking happy and the mommy and daddy helper in our adventure.

This is the first year we have everyone looking at the camera and smiling! 

The boys have acting silly and making faces down.  Poor A is very patient with them and smiling politely.

A decides to join the boys and try to make a silly face.

The younger siblings are pretty excited about getting to eat cupcakes too.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Family Photos | History Park, San Jose

I love this time of year because I get to catch up with all the families I've taken photos of over the years.  These boys were no exception.  They've changed so much in the last year.  We had a ton of fun exploring the houses and buildings at the History Park.  Unfortunately, we were kicked out of the park because they were closing, but we could have kept going for hours.  Everyone was so happy and eager to explore.  It was a perfect shoot!

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