Friday, August 26, 2011

Mr C's Sneak Peek

When we went back to Michigan in June I got the privilege to take my cousin Collin's senior pictures. I was very grateful because he is a little pickey...(j/k Collin), and I don't get to spend much time with him because he is quite a bit younger than me, and we lived thousands of miles apart growing up. I will have to admit, it was nice to spend a few hours with just him and I! One of my favorite memories of ColiBob was during one of their visits ouf to California. I can remember it like it was yesterday! Well Mr. ColiBob was really into Jumanji when we was about three or four, and everything was about that movie. One morning...possibly afternoon I was asleep (imagine that!) and he came running into my room saying "Emmy there are monkey's in the "chichin" (aka kitchen). I was a teenager, so obviously I ignored him, well he came in yelling it again. I decided I would get up and see what he was talking about (who knows I probably thought there were monkey's in the chichin) and when I walked out into the living room he had taken the mini blinds and their cords and made a "booby trap" across the entryway. I'm not sure how he did this, but he did, and come to think of it where were the adults...this makes me wonder if I was supposed to be babysitting him...oh well he obviously survived! I do remember it took at least an hour to un-trap myself! Well our little Jumanji loving, booby trap making little boy has turned into a smart, funny, lovable football star!. Collin I hope you like your pictures and thanks for all the smiles. You were an awesome "subject" I hope to see you again soon, and good luck with your senior year. I know you will do amazing. Love you
Here is your {sneak peek}

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy 13th Birthday Miss M

I was asked to take pictures for our cousins 13th birthday and it was soooo much fun! Her mom had a friend come and teach the girls about inner beauty, skin care and then she taught them how to apply their make-up. She gave a wonderful message and I recommend that all moms do this for their daughters when they turn 13! After the makeover the girls got a photo shoot with me! They are such a sweet and wonderful group of girls. Miss M... I pray that you stay true to yourself and remain the kindhearted girl that you are. You are such a joy to be around and I am so proud of the young lady that you have become. Thank you for letting me share your day with you. I love you and Happy Birthday! Here are some pictures of the shoot!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My "baby" sister is having a baby!

I am so incredibly excited to announce that my younger sister is having a baby, and not just any baby, but a GIRL!!!! And not only is she having a girl, but is naming her Ella which was always my girl name...which obviously didn't happen for me and never will (I guess I should never say never...even though it's supposed to be fixed permanently, God could surprise me someday, but I'm sure with another boy!). I wish I could be closer not only for my niece and nephews, but for my sisters too. I love my sisters more than words can explain and I feel like I miss out on a lot living so far away, but I promise that I will make an effort to have a relationship with her, so she knows her Aunt Emmy.
Erin I love you so much and I am so happy for you (I will have to point out the "I told you so's though!) You and Ryan are going to make great parents, and I can't wait to see you guys and your beautiful baby girl! I love you guys
Erin's Maternity Pictures (sneak peek)