Monday, September 30, 2013

Holiday Mini Sessions

Can you believe it's that time of year again! It always comes faster than you think. This last year has truly flown right by. After welcoming our 4th baby last July I could quickly see that I needed to step away from working and focus on our family. It's been a year of challenges, triumphs and so many lessons learned. Hats off to all you moms out there. It's the hardest and most rewarding job in the world!

I thought it would be fun to bring back the Holiday Mini Sessions this year! I have offered mini sessions in the past and they have always been hugely popular! This year I'm going to do things a little different from years past. Instead of offering the mini sessions for one day,  I'm offering them throughout the entire month of October. Yep. All month long. 

Mini Sessions create the perfect opportunity to get those family pictures updated and Christmas cards done all at once. Two birds, one stone. Awesome!

What's Included?
Each session will last 30 minutes. You will also receive 20 Digital Images, 25 Custom Christmas Cards, Photo Print Release and Online Viewing Gallery.

If the mini sessions aren't what you're looking for, do not fret! I'm always offering my regular sessions. Contact me with any questions!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Angry Birds Birthday Party

Heads up in advance...this is a LONG post...and it's taken me forever to finally get it posted ;)

We had an awesome Angry Birds party for Carson's 7th B-day. To put it mildly, he was more than thrilled with it! I wanted to share some of the highlights of the party. Now, the problem with having a winter birthday in Utah is you can't guarantee that the weather will cooperate so most parties are held in doors. I say most because this party needed to be outdoors :)  I had my fingers crossed that we could play our games outside. We watched the weather for days hoping that there wouldn't be snow or wind and 3 days before the party we saw the storm! Ugh! The original plan was to create a life size angry birds course in the backyard complete with a slingshot and all! Needless to say I was more than discouraged with the weather report! sweet neighbor and dear friend offered us her "rec" room for the games! Whoo Hoo! Catastrophe averted! Thank you Amy! Here's some highlights of the party along with all the credits:
I came across this darling printable set online and used it for the invitation, banner and party favor bags. Best part was the price...Free! 

First, we had to have a playable cake! I have seen these all over the internet and they are seriously cool. So, I talked to my friend Kim of  Creative Cakes by Kim (who has made several cakes for me in the past...more of those to come another day!) and she totally came through for me. The look on Carson 's face when he first saw the cake was the coolest. Made my day and all of the planning worth it!

These templates are seriously cool! I used them to create the party favor bags and balloons. The boys loved  them! We hung the balloons from the ceiling and used others to play our games with.

Party Favor Bags included:
 Angry Birds pencils (local party store)
Angry Birds Stickers (Amazon)
Angry Birds Eyebrows and Mustaches (local party store)
Angry Bird notebooks (Walmart and this template)
Sugar Cookies by the fabulous Kim of Creative Cakes by Kim
Angry Bird Eggs (Sixlets from local party store)

The food for the party included nothing less than Angry Bird inspired foods. We had triangle shaped cheddar cheese for the Yellow Bird, strawberries for the Red Bird, green grapes for the Pigs, and pretzels for the towers. The goal was to have the boys build their own Angry Bird towers on their plates and they did not disappoint!

Seriously, aren't these cookies so cute?! Kim did such a great job. The most popular cookie among the boys was the pig.

Game Time!
 We headed over to my dear friends house for 2 of the games

For weeks I collected boxes from my neighbors and friends and the boys had no idea what was in store for them as they walked in. I wish I could have videoed their reaction to this! They were dying! Boys, boxes, balls, balloons and destruction. They were all over this!

We set and reset the game several times so that everyone could play their hearts out and when it was time to move on we had the boys pretend that they were the Angry Birds. It made cleaning up a breeze. They did all the work for us ;)

Pop The Angry Bird
We played pop the Angry Bird with balloons and balls. The goal was to knock the balloons off the wall with a small ball.

Angry Bird Bowling:
2-liter bottles filled with a small amount of paint and an even smaller amount of water (shake...a lot!)

And there ya have it. The boys had a blast and I was exhausted! Mission accomplished.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween

I love this time of year! I truly look forward to it all year long. I love to see the kids get so excited about their costumes. Carson has had his costume picked out for months now and has worn it every day since getting it. I told him today that I wanted to take his picture and proceeds to strike this Spiderman pose with the web thrower flying hot! That kid kills me! Callie loves her Snow White costume! Big shout out to my friend Jodie for making the awesome Snow White headband! It's a perfect replica and Callie hasn't taken it off! Thanks Jodie! :) Molly's is re-playing the little monkey costume from a couple of years ago. Love it!

We hope you all have a spooktacular night!

Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gallup in November

I'm headed to Gallup, NM for Thanksgiving and will be scheduling sessions, November 25th and 26th! It's a great opportunity for updating the kids pictures, senior pictures or even those last minute family pictures for the Christmas cards! If you are interested, contact me at:

Here's a peek at a few images from last years Thanksgiving trip!