My Family

My Family


Welcome to my blog! I'm Michelle and am a mother and a photographer. You will see pictures of my amazing clients here, as well as my children. Grab something hot or cold to drink and take a look around!
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Monday, October 31, 2011


We are a half hour away from getting dressed up for Halloween. The kid are so excited especially since I said they can have candy when they are in their costume. They can't wait!

This weekend was filled with so many fun things. Morning walks are my favorite when it is chilly outside. 

Highlight of this walk.  Train Tracks.

Our goal on this walk was to gather some beautiful leaves for our table at home.  The only beautiful leaves were far away and on one tiny tree.  Got to love fall in Sacramento. 

By the time this walk was over, all hats, gloves, and sweatshirts were off.  We felt like going swimming when we got home.  Toasty October day.


Todd and I have started trying to go on a date twice a month. Get a sitter and get out of the house.  Double dating with old friends over sushi. Even better!

Nothing is better than easy conversation, laughing, catching up, and eating a zig zag roll.  If you haven't had a zig zag roll at Mikuni's,  you need to.  Deliciousness.


On Sunday I got out of my comfort zone and was a model for a day at a Flower Farm.  Myself at the ripe age of 33 and three other 19 year old models (yes, I was the Grandma)  worked some magic for 14 photographers for 4 hours.  It was a high fashion glam photo shoot and it was a blast.  I loved watching the photographers figure out the correct lighting to get the perfect shot.  One of the other models said she would still be my friend, after she found out how old I was. Classic. Pictures to come. 

Todd captured this for fun. 

My kids are circling me.  Time to do Halloween! Be safe out there and Happy Halloween! 

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Looking back over Octobers

Halloween is three days away.  The only reason I like this holiday is because I like to dress the kids up and see them trick or treat.  That's it.  I am not a fan of the gory decorations or people who wear masks.  Creeps me out. 
This has been the best year yet regarding anticipation for the holiday. Four year olds have no concept of time and think everything should happen when they wake up in the morning or in five minutes.
As we anticipate this spooky holiday, I have been reflecting on the kids and how they have looked and acted the last four years.

Year One...pretty darn sweet.  Eight month old little lamb and little bunny.

Halloween was pretty much dressing the twins up and taking pictures. 

Year Two...

Seven months pregnant with Weston here at our Harvest Festival. Todd at home "resting" from his big "V" procedure.  We felt three kids were enough.

 20 months..Dog and Kitty. Landon was not a fan of his dog hatAll Landon wanted to do was push this wagon and they both just walked into people's homes when they opened the door to trick or treat.  Ha!


Year three...Twins 2 1/2 years old and Weston 10 months old

I was excited to finally be able to pull her hair up into a rubber band with a big bow!

We have a lady bug and a waste management guy, oh and we brought the dog costume back.  Note that Landon was 20 months when he wore this.  Ha!

Year Four..Twins 3 1/2 and Weston 1 1/2...First year the twins requested what they wanted to be- Train Conductor and Tinkerbell. They understood what trick or treating meant after the first house. So fun to watch. 

Year Five..We have a mermaid and Garbage truck drivers (in regular clothes...(Landon's idea)) in the house this year. Weston of course just wants to be what big brother is going to be.  Makenna spent a lot of time on looking at different princess costumes.   This year the twins know what to expect and truly can't wait to go door to door to trick or treat, followed by fun times at the Harvest Festival at church.  Makenna keeps saying that Halloween is taking a long time.  In due time sweet girl! 

Happy Friday!
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just another Tuesday

Our CD came today and I loved looking through all of our pictures. Having pictures taken outside I feel is the best way to take pictures with little kids.  The photographer clicking away as you hang out in front of the camera.  Love. 

Which wall to put these pictures up on?


Today was Franklin day at the twins preschool.  You know Franklin, the cute little turtle.  I think it is a cute name for Harvest Festival.  I was able to volunteer in their class and get to know their classmates and teacher a little bit better. I feel so lucky to have them at such a great school. 

Landon and Makenna love being a Squirrel mainly because their teachers are so fabulous.

Teachers are so underated, especially preshool ones.  Many think they are just babysitting. I think they are giving four year olds a great head start in school. 

I love that my kids are happy here.  I remember when we were talking about the twins going to preschool.  Knowing the cost of where we wanted to send them made us think twice. Seeing them today makes it all worth it. 

Fun at school.   Starburst Bingo! What could be better!?


I was a happy Momma today because I was able to watch Makenna dance without the interruption of two little boys.  She is completely in her element.  Her instructor was sick so her class was combined with the older dancers. They worked on a little Halloween dance. Adorable. 

Night Night!  

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