My Family

My Family

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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 three beautiful children. You may even see some shots of my handsome hubby. I take my camera everywhere I go, capturing life as we know it now. Kick off your shoes and stay awhile. Glad you stopped by.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snow Day in Soda Springs

Last year we didn't make it to the snow. Didn't want to make the same mistake this year.  We decided to head up to our favorite spot, Soda Springs and enjoyed tubing and skiing (for the kids) with friends. Such a perfect day! We had sunshine, snow, snowflakes, and great company with the Rhoades family!  Even though it was only 26 degrees we had a great time! 
 

















The kids loved skiing!  This was the first time Weston had tried skiing and he loved it! They can't wait to go back!
 
 
The kids want to know when we can go back!

Q Family

I met up with this family from Reno while they were visiting family in Sacramento for Christmas.  Family of three + Nana and Papa. Lots of love.


 
Mr. Four Year Old Jake.  


 
Like father like son.

 
Gorgeous mama in her little black dress. 


 
Papa and Jake.









 
Happy Birthday to you Mick! 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Happenings

 
Christmas is over.  Bittersweet.  It was a great 24 days leading up to a wonderful day spent together. The weather was rainy and cozy a lot of the time which forced us indoors for awesome family time. 
 
 
Sunday before Christmas we enjoyed cozy coffee shop time.  I love how cold weather forces you inside. Love being cozy together.   
 
 





 
My three sweet ones who slept by the tree Sunday night.  


 
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Christmas Eve

 
Christmas Eve we went to church and enjoyed singing songs and listening to Pastor Jason talk about the real meaning of Christmas.  I do love the fun stuff to do with the kids but want to really have the kids know why we celebrate Christmas and to be thankful for that.
 

When we got home from church the kids had some work to do before heading to bed.  They sprinkled reindeer food, set out cookies and milk for Santa, and wrote little notes to him.   
 

 
Weston thought it would nice to include a piece of pizza and a few grapes along with the cookies.   


The twins enjoyed tracking Santa on the Ipad. We finally convinced them Santa would be here soon and they had to get to bed when he traveled into the United States. 
 
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Christmas Morning
Happy Birthday Jesus!!!!
 

Don't let their sleepy eyes fool you. Even though this was taken at six in the morning they were rearing to go.
 
 
 
 
Her wished for American Girl Doll she was so excited to open.   



My big girl is getting her ears pierced!!!  Yeah! 
 


 
After a yummy breakfast and playing with new toys we packed up and headed to Todd's parents house in Paradise for celebration number 2.  
 
 



 
 
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The day after Christmas was this little boy's 4th birthday.  How is that possible?

 
Grandma Linda made chocolate chip pancakes.  Mmm... 

 



Cousins. 
 

 
His requested Lightening McQueen cake Todd and I slaved over.  :) 


Todd and his brother, Chris.
 


Grandma Linda and Papa Gary.   



Inlaws and neices.   




A great few days celebrating and relaxing together.  Bring on New Years.