Monday, February 28, 2011

the morans {gruene, tx family photography}

 I had the opportunity to photograph this extended family before.  Two of the families are from out of town, so it was fun to see them happy and all together back here in New Braunfels!  Enjoy!...


Thanks again!!!  Hope to see y'all again!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

happy birthday dayton & grady!! {personal}

So crazy to believe that my teensy~tiny little twins are now 7 years old!!!  David and I are constantly shocked at how "old" they are getting!  It's the way they talk, the way they behave, and the way their relationships with us have changed into something great!  We had an awesome day at ZDT's in Seguin, and then we had dinner at McAdoo's with their Mimi, Pop Pop, and Grandma.  Yummy!!!  I can't wait to share those pictures with you in a few days.  For now, just a few memories!...

few days old sharing an isolette

 6 months

 18 months

2 years

3 years

 4 years

5 years

6 years

Can't wait to post new birthday pictures from today soon!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

up next {gruene, tx photographer}

Look at these cuties!  I'm working on editing their photo shoot, but wanted to give a little peek as to what is coming!!!...

More to come in the next couple of days!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

belated valentine's day {personal}

We had a great Valentine's Day last week!  We spent the whole week before preparing for the fun day.  Dayton and Grady had to make their own Valentine boxes at home, and then take them up to school for their party.  Wish I had pics of them, because they worked so hard on them!  I think we added "more glitter!!!!" to the boxes everyday after school.  Brogan also wanted to do a "projeck", so we decided to make his own little Valentine treat holders.  I collect weird things for my kids to do crafts with (and for the kindergarten teachers at the school), so I had the perfect little containers!...gum holders!  I love the Orbitz gum that comes in that little can, or whatever its' called, and I just happened to have 19 of them...perfect for his friend's Valentine party!!!  He painted them all by himself and then added stickers to the top.  Mommy helped fill them with for the for mommy!  ;)  And I'm not sure why, but Brogan insisted on wearing this Santa hat to complete his project!  Cutie...

The boys woke up Valentine's morning with little surprises on the breakfast table.  Each one had a balloon tied to their chair, a couple little gifts, and more importantly, donuts for breakfast!!!  Donuts are only for weekends at our house, so this was surprise enough!  Dayton and Grady were excited to get those little capsules that when you put them into hot water, they turn into a sponge (woo~hoo, right?...but they'd been wanting some more), and they got 1st grade workbooks that they keep in their beds...

Brogan also got the capsules and a baby Willy to add to his collection.  Willy is from the Free Willy movies, and he adores them!...

David and I got the chance to go to dinner that weekend before for a small celebration, and it was so nice to be together, without the children at dinner!  Hope everyone else had happy days, too!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

dayton & grady's "interview" {personal}

I saw this on a friend's BLOG, and I was interested to see what my twin 6 year olds would say.  After reading books the other night, I "interviewed" them, which they thought was very big and grown-up.  It was fun, and we'll have to do it about Daddy next time!!!

1. What is something Mommy always says to you? 
Dayton~ "Be nice!"
Grady~ "That you'll love me forever, and that God made me special just for you and Daddy." (tears in only the first question!!)
2. What makes Mommy happy?
D~ "Snuggling"
G~ "Not being too rough with the baby in your tummy."
3. What makes Mommy sad?
D~ "When they cut you open to get the baby out."
G~ "When I'm not listening."
4. How does Mommy make you laugh?
D~ "By tickling me."
G~"When you hold me and say, 'Stay here forever and ever.'" 
5. What was Mommy like as a child?

D~ "You loved school."
G~ "That's a hard one.  But you did love to play." 
6. How old is Mommy?

D~ "45"
G~ "35" (he is right) 
7. How tall is Mommy?

D~ "Probably a billion feet."
G~ "10 ft." 
8. What is Mommy's favorite thing to do?

D~ "Watch us on the trampoline."
G~ "Snuggle and play with us." 
9. What does Mommy do when you're not around?

D~ "Work on the computer and call people on the phone."
G~ "Work on the computer, look at pictures, and burn a lot of CDs." 
10. If Mommy becomes famous, what will it be for?

D~ "Cleaning up"
G~ "The best funny joker" 
11. What is Mommy really good at?

D~ "At making popcorn."
G~ "Working on pictures on the computer and making us supper." 
12. What is Mommy not very good at?

D~ "Helping Daddy in the shed."
G~ "Getting things that are too high on shelves." 
13. What does Mommy do for her job?
D~ "Make money, so you can help provide for us, and we can still live in our house."
G~ "Be a photographer"
14. What is Mommy's favorite food?

D~ "Mac 'n Cheese"
G~ "Spaghetti and ice cream" 
15. What makes you proud of Mommy?

D~ "When I clean the gameroom."
G~ "Helping us do stuff." 
16. If Mommy were a cartoon character, who would she be?

D~ "Mario or Princess Peach"
G~ "Cinderella"
17. What do you and Mommy do together?
D~ "Play games"
G~ "We talk together." 
18. How are you and Mommy the same?

D~ no answer
G~ "Our last name." 
19. How are you and Mommy different?

D~ "Our eyes."
G~ "Our hair is different, and so is our weight." 
20. How do you know Mommy loves you?

D~ "You give us kisses and hugs."
G~ "Because you always tell us, and you are always smiling at us." 
21. Where is Mommy's favorite place to go?

D~ "Zoo and carnivals" 
G~ "Taco Cabana.  Or Disneyworld." 
I love those boys!!!

I just might have to ask Brogan a few of these soon, too!  I'm sure the answers would be hilarious!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

canvas sale online....start ordering today!!!!!!!

Another canvas sale at!!!  I know they have plenty of sales, but this one says it is 60% off the 12"x18" and the 16"x20" sizes!!!  Winkflash sales usually only take 40% off for canvases, so this is GREAT (super-cheap pricing)!!!!  What's really cool about the 12"x18" size is that it doesn't crop your picture like an 11"x14"!  You'll still lose a bit of the picture on the sides, due to the wrapping around the edges for the canvas, but no other cropping is involved!!  I love this size, and I'm actually ordering a couple for my playroom! 

I shared this picture with y'all about a year ago.  It's a sweet girl that I've taken pictures for several times, and she has started a canvas wall with all of her favorite pictures from our shoots together...and the Winkflash sales!!!  I LOVE that the sizes are all mixed and the coloring is mixed (she has printed in color, black/white, and sepia.)  I know the collection has grown since I took this, and once we get some pics of her 4th baby, I'm sure this wall will just keep expanding!!!...

Be inspired, and go order some canvases!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

the bates kids {gruene tx child photographer}

 I met this sweet family when the big sister was just a small, little thing!  Now, they've added a darling litttle brother and their family is cuter than ever!  Enjoy...

 I just loved this little face that we caught as sister was running off!...

 Thanks again!  It was too much fun for a fast shoot!!!