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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Baby E

Well I got to meet a really great family today. There was so much love in their house and I felt it when SC welcomed me at the door. As I walked in I was greeted by PC holding a very happy baby E. As we chatted we discovered the our worlds cross over a bit. SC is from an area that I have visited many times an love and PC is involved in a sport that some nights makes my chest hurt (my husband hates when I can't watch and he need to shout play by play to me upstairs). What can I say I'm a freak and proud out it.

I soon discovered the E likes the game peek-a-boo and I have a feeling Mommy and Daddy play it very often and quite well with him. At some points it was me getting peeked around. It provided lots of laughs and giggles. Something else I discovered while I was there this baby can bounce and has the coolest bouncy seat I have ever seen. Anyway I know you don't want to hear me ramble all you want are the pictures. I could go on and on about these three but I won't.

SC & PC thank you again for having my into your home and giving me the opportunity to capture your beautiful family.

Enjoy the pictures.

With tomorrow being Canada Day I just had to include one of E in his team Canada Jersey.

Happy Canada Day everyone!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


What a week this was!

1. It started out with my sister visiting for the weekend- which I always look forward to but Monday morning I had to drop her are the airport and say goodbye. = Emotional!
I considered keeping her locked in a room in my basement but I figured that her sons and husband would really miss her.

2. Monday evening Michaela graduated from grade 6. = Emotional!
For some this isn't a big deal for me it is, In our village Michaela goes off to the high school next year (the high school is grade 7-12). I think it's a mix of two things- she's at the high school and that I really don't have a baby anymore. Thankfully she still likes to lay and cuddle with me.

3. Tuesday was Michaela's end of year school trip. I've always gone on the trips with the kids and before you say anything- they wanted me to go. It hit me while I was sitting and watching my group on the water slides that this would be one of the last school trips I would be on. =Emotional!
Mixed emotion but still emotional non the less.

4. Wednesday seen me editing photos, and updating my web site. = Emotional!
Granted it wasn't the same kind of emotion as the other days but when I working on anything to do with my photography I am excited as well as a little stressed. The outcome of the day was good. Everybody loved their pictures and the slideshow I put together was well received. Whew!

5. Thursday all hell broke loose. Farrah Fawcett died as well as the very unexpected passing of Michael Jackson. = Emotional!
Both of these people were part of my childhood, a big part. We watched Charlies Angels faithfully and and who can forget trying so hard to achieve the Farrah Feather. Michaela Jackson was one of my very first cassettes that I every got. Like so many other people I too learned how to Moonwalk. I loved listening to him but watching him was just as amazing. Yes there were things in the later years that disturbed me but it didn't stop me from enjoying his music. A couple of my favourites were Billy Jean, and Man in the Mirror.

6. Friday was a good day, we were having a couple to our house that we hadn't met before (only talked to on Twitter). Emotional!
There was house work, groceries, and dinner to prepare. I know from our tweets that I would enjoy them but whether or not they would like us, who knew. Well it turned out by the end of the night it felt as if we'd known Brian and Ivy for a very long time. We are looking forward to getting together with them again. Brian is a fellow Wedding Photographer, and a very talented one at that, in Ottawa so make sure to check out his site. BH Photography. Ivy to Brian is like Andy to me- our B units! We laughed but I think they are much more than our second shooters. They are that little extra boost of confidence when we need it as well as the sense of reason that we sometimes need, even if we don't want to admit it. All in all it was a great night and a perfect way to end an Emotional week.

And because everything is better with pictures. Here is a couple shots of my beautiful seventh grader Michaela.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

STA Quebec City School Trip

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to go on my son's school trip with him to Quebec City, shhh he wanted me to go, and what a great time we had. The trip was organized through a company called Perspectives. we rode in a very comfy BIG bus and when we arrived into Quebec City the tours guides met us and that is when the real fun began. We went on walking tours around the fort- Quebec City is the only fortified city in North America, see I learnt while I was there. We visited the Plains of Abraham where many battles over the city took place then it was off to the Montmorency Falls. What a place this was. We walked across a bridge spanning the falls than walked down what seemed like 1000 steps, I didn't count them but man-o-man there were a lot of them. On Thursday we headed out to a ski resort where they had set up different activities for the kids to do and the night ended in a dance- can these kids move! Friday seen us with some free time in the city in the morning then it was off to the water park for the afternoon. This had to be one of the most organized trips I'd ever been on and the kids were amazing. We got back into Russell late Friday night and I'm not sure about the kids but I was whipped.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Who's the Boss

With that sly little smile and twinkling eyes H promptly said- H's the boss! To that Mommy quickly replied- noooo and H laughed and went on eating her lunch. When you are around you can't help but smile when you look at this little girl. The cheerfulness pours out of her. I have a feeling that the Terrible Two's will by pass this house 'cause I couldn't imagine her being "terrible".
This little girl is so bright and full of life. I can say that I don't ever recall having a conversation with a two year old that where I could completely understand every single word and it all made sense- that is until today. Let's just say it has been decided that we are going on a picnic and there are a lot of people coming as well as some animals. It will be a blast and I can't wait.
What a fun time we had today. Little H jumped and bounced on the trampoline, ran in the yard, played a little soccer, sprayed some water, went on her swing, and than had some cake. The reason for the photo today is that ~H~ will be turning 2 very soon and well it just had to be captured. I could take pictures of this little girl all day long and not get tired of it.

Look for yourself at all the fun we had.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sneak Peak- What a Gem!

I had the chance to do a family session on Saturday night for my cousin Jessica, her husband Denver, and their beautiful baby girl Ruby. What a sweetie she is. She has this most amazing laugh, you know the one where they laugh from their belly. Her whole face just lights up when Mommy and Daddy come into view. Besides meeting this little gem I also had a great time catching up with Jessica and Denver. It had been far to long. I have to admit they fed me this fabulous dinner on top of everything else and man-o-man can Denver cook. He made these brussels sprouts that were to die for- yes brussels sprouts with a coconut oil on them mmmm.

Jessica and Denver have been pretty busy themselves lately. Besides raising this beautiful little girl and being completely in love with one an other both have started new business lately. Denver doing financial planning and Jessica is helping people live a healthier life. If you want to know more check out Nature's Sunshine. After doing a health analysis with Jessica I got some supplements for myself, I've only been using them for a couple days now and I am already feeling a difference.

Enjoy the photo's