Friday, July 30, 2010

I Have a Friend and She's a Butterfly..

While stephen has been working in lacrosse me and eden have been missing him terribly! so we have been trying to keep busy.. by going to the park... visiting hannah and comet... and going out for lunch.. and of course....

eating ice cream :)

and this... oh man... this is the BEST ice cream you will ever eat!

see look at the smile on Eden's face

she's so excited about her ice cream

i'm so lucky to have such an awesome daughter and bestest friend :)

Hannah and Rob

a 20 minute engagement session.. in the dark... with my 1 year old running around... it was tough... but hannah and rob pulled it off.

This is my gorgeous sister

And this is her fiance

they are perfect for each other

i love them!

we almost didn't even attempt to take pictures. but i'm so glad we did

i am so excited for their wedding i can hardly take it!!

The Mueller Fam

this past weekend i had the pleasure of taking pictures of our long time family friends. I have known them forever.. no seriously.. Kim practically caught me on my day of birth. and me and ethan were the best of buds and swore we would always be best friends and live in house boats next to each other when we grew up. it was so much fun hanging out and taking pictures of them. i could not love this family anymore!

they are such a good looking family

Kim is one of the most beautiful people i know.. inside and out! she is so genuine and always a joy to be around. she is always doing things for others. i just love this picture of her

i wish i could tell you why everyone is laughing.. :) i can't take any credit for the smiles though. it was all ethan... or maybe it was all ron...

I "fixed" this one for kim :) she'll know what i mean

I really enjoy this one. Ethan was lovin it

and of course I have to end this post with a few throwback photos :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hannah + Andy = hearts 4evaaaa

hahaha creative title eh? i'm sure hannah will enjoy that one.
the other day i had the pleasure of taking pictures of my friend Hannah and her boyfriend Andy. they really did it as a favor to me because i was dyeing to do an engagement session so no. they aren't really engaged. but that is the category i'm putting this post under. and who knows... maybe someday.. in the future.. i'll be shooting their real life engagement photos :).. ok ok i'm done!!
they were sooo much fun to shoot! Andy was totally into it and had all of his own ideas which was awesome! i love that! and i love the way they interacted with each other. i could really tell how much they love one another. they are absolutely adorable together! ok that's enough rambling here's the pictures.

this next one if for Andy

Andy insisted Hannah climb on this rickety old fence.. it's ok though he was steadying the fence with his hands.. no big deal

i just loooooove this next series!!

Andy's horse... er i mean dog Boomer is probably the cutest thing ever!

thank you guys so much for being my little models and being awesome at it! :) i had a great time!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle

Books i basically need to read for my life to be complete

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama

Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife by Lisa Miller

oh by the way the title of this post is from Eat, Pray, Love and it means "The love that moves the sun and the other stars"

well that's it.. good night all

wait.. what's that? you say you want pictures?
ooooook I guess so

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hey Moon, Please Forget To Fall Down...

Things have been crazy around here lately! My sister and best friend in the whole world is getting married in two months!! so needless to say we have been scrambling to get things ready for the shower, the bach party (whoop whoop), and finally the big day. also stephen's little brother is getting married this saturday! madness! so Lena (stephen's soon to be sister-in-law) had her shower on friday and i made these delicious lemon raspberry bars.

here's the link to the recipe if you want to make them. they are super easy! Lemon Raspberry Bars

last night we had a farewell dinner for one of my best friends Lexi. She is leaving for Africa tomorrow! i am so jealous. and happy for her. and sad for myself. i'm going to go insane without her! so me, lexi, and three of our other close girl friends all went out to dinner.
here's me and my little lexi

after dinner we went back to lauren's house and sat on her deck and enjoyed some wine and a fire.

Lauren's house is right on the river. it's so pretty!! i could sit on her deck probably every night and not get tired of it.

shortly after our relaxing evening on the deck started lauren's dad thought it was time to light off some fireworks. and we were almost killed. i'm not even joking. the fireworks went haywire and started shooting off in every direction. including the direction of the table we were sitting at. luckily we all made it out alive. lexi almost lost her arm (again, not even joking!) but we got inside the house in time to avoid getting lit on fire or seriously injured. i kind of wish that firework had hit lexi in the head, given her amnesia, and kept her from going to south africa.... ok that time i was joking. but i am going to miss her dearly! i love you Leximus! if you want to read all about lexi's adventures in Cape Town she started a blog and i expect her to keep up with it since i am a blog addict and i pretty much won't have any idea what is going on in her life without it.