Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving & Apple Hill

This maybe the biggest post to date... but I have SO MUCH to be Thankful for, so I guess it's rather fitting. The pictures are from our recent trip up to High Hill Ranch at Apple Hill :) I'm going to interspese things that I am thankful for between the pictures. I hope you have your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and take time to reflect on everything you can be thankful for!

I am thankful for my family. So thankful, I don't even know if being thankful for them cuts it... I would be lost with out them, I love them so much.

I am thankful for my parents and the Godly example they are to me. I hope I can be as good a parent to my own children someday!

I am thankful for my new brother in law and I am thankful that my sister Katie is married to such a great guy, a true man of God.

I am so thankful for my friends, new & old. The time I was able to spend with old friends this year was so treasured, old friends are invaluable. And the new friends I made this year are such a blessing to me, they already have influence my life in more ways than I can count.

I am thankful for the smallest dog with the biggest personality that I know of. Reese you're such a brat and yet such a heart breaker ;)

I am very thankful for two wonderful jobs. Working for my dad at his investment company and now my photography business that God continues to grow, it's so exciting! I am so blessed for God's provision from both!

I am thankful to live in America. Our country has been blessed with so much, and I pray that we remember the true reasons why our country is the nation it is.

I am beyond thankful for mine & my family's good health. My mom is doing so well, I can't even believe the improvement in her quality of life. It's a true miracle. And with so many people hurt by sickness & disease I try to not let a day go by without savoring having a happy, healthy family!

I am thankful that God created such a beautiful, amazing world for us to live in.

I am thankful for having a church where I have the freedom to gather with other believers and worship my God & Heavenly Father.

I am thankful that God has a perfect plan for my life, because if I was in charge I definitely would have made wrong choices and not be where I am today.

I am thankful for the little things like Dr. Pepper (or Mr. Pibb rather, haha), mashed potatoes w/gravy, chocolate chip cookie dough, sushi, and chocolate croissants. Well maybe they aren't so little, food plays a pretty big part of my life, haha!! ;)

Lastly, and most importantly, I am so thankful that my Savior Jesus Christ loved me so much that He sacrificed himself so that I will be able to spend eternity with Him in heaven. His extraordinary gift of grace just blows my mind, I do not deserve it yet He still takes pleasure in giving it to me.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Ashlyn & Rose {Dixon Photoshoot}

I had such a fun time doing this photoshoot with Rose & Ashlyn! Rose and I go way back... She took my senior pictures when I graduated high school and not long after, I started working for her doing everything from office work, editing, deliveries, and even the occasional assistant at a photoshoot. You could definitely say she was a huge part of helping me discover my love of photography! :)

Rose and I have been trying too coordinate a session for a while now and the weather finally decided to cooperate! Ashlyn is just over 6 months and she honestly could not be any cuter!

Ashlyn, you are such a happy, adorable baby!

I love seeing Rose with Ashlyn. There is no denying that she loves that baby girl to bits. It's the sweetest thing!

DJ stopped by for a little while so I was able to snag a couple family pictures :)

This is what being excited for Fall looks like! ;)

Thank you so much for asking me Rose, I had a great time with you guys as always! :)

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Luke {2011 Senior Dixon}

I had such a great time with Luke taking his Senior pictures! Goodness, it feels like I just had Rose Photography take mine yesterday! (Wow, has it really been 5 and 1/2 years since I graduated?!? Crazy!)

Luke was super easy to photograph & up for any and all of my suggestions, love that!!! Congratulations on wrapping up high school! I'm SO excited to see what God has planned for your future :)

I have to wonder, is this smile on his face because his FAVORITE team, the San Franciso GIANTS, had just won the World Series??? Perhaps! ;)

Probably my favorite! Super handsome! :)

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Piper {1 Year Old Portraits}

Introoooducing, Miss Piper! Piper just turned one and I was delighted to take some pictures in honor of her special birthday! I've known Piper since she was born and she has always reminded me of a cute little Kewpie doll for some reason.

How can you resist this face??

Somebody's going to be on the go soon....!

I don't know if eyes get any bluer than hers!

And what 1st birthday would be complete without giving a little one their own cake to devour! Piper wasn't to into it at first...

But it didn't take long for the smiles to kick in once the frosting hit her system ;)

5 second rule, right?

Happy Birthday Piper! :)
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