Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Christmas, oh how I love Christmas. It's truly my favorite time of year. Sometimes I wish Christmas time lasted two months because it's always over in a flash. Probably one of the reasons I love Christmas is because I love shopping for presents for friends and family. It just wouldn't feel like Christmas if I wasn't out on my 800th shopping trip a day or two before Christmas getting one or two more last minute things. Although I must say I did quite a bit of online shopping this year and that is definitely the way to go! Especially when Free Super Saver Shipping is involved! Here is a collection of iPhone pictures that I've been taking to document my December! :)

This Christmas my best gift will be that my whole family will be here to celebrate it and everyone is healthy! Is there really any better gift than that? I know Christmases like this one will be the ones I cherish forever. I had a discussion with some friends earlier this week and talked about our FAVORITE Christmas presents we have ever received. Even though I have been beyond spoiled over the years it was pretty hard to think of an all time favorite gift/item. The thing that stands out to me were the memories of the time spent enjoying Christmas with my family and being ever so thankful for the reason we celebrate Christmas, the birth of my Savior & King!

I have always loved the Christmas story as long as I can remember. Setting up our nativity scenes was one of my favorite things and it still is :) My heart fills with gratitude thinking back to that first Christmas and the humble way Jesus Christ was born. Two years ago I heard a song by the group, BarlowGirl, and it really touched me. When I hear a song I like, I often imagine music videos in my head, and this song was no exception. Last summer I decided to go ahead and make the music video in my head a reality, and it may not have turned out exactly as I pictured (not that they ever do, haha) but I hope it's able to help the song speak to you.
So here is my Christmas gift to you, Merry Christmas!

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
Luke 2:15-18

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hutchens Family & baby Audrey {Davis photoshoot}

I headed over to the Davis Arboretum with the Hutchens family. I love it over there, so many great places to shoot! We wanted to get some cute pictures of Audrey who just turned 11 months and I think we were able to achieve just that! I don't think it gets any cuter :)

Love those baby girl smiles! :)

Audrey is just over 11 months old and she is already standing & walking! She's probably trying to keep up with her big sister Margaret :)

Speaking of Margaret, here she is! Hurray for sisters!

This is definitely one of my favorites from the session.

At 4 years old, Margaret sure knows how to work the camera!

And now for a family shot. I think Margaret found it funny that I had to run on & off the road to avoid being hit by cars, haha :)

So sweet :)

As I was saying earlier, the Davis Arboretum is such a pretty place! And all the ducks swimming around are just icing on the cake!

Thank you Hutchens Family for being so great to work with! I had a great time!

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