Sunday, February 28, 2010

Palm Desert Scrapbooking Weekend

Elaine is one of my parents friends they met through their Woodie Club. Over the years I have had the pleasure of getting to know her and some of the other ladies as we all have scrapbooking in common.
They have all attended my Big Bear Retreat and Elaine had such a good time she thought it would be fun for her to host a mini retreat out at her condo in Palm Desert.
We finally were able to get all of our schedules on track and made it happen. Elaine was the hostess with the mostess! We had the best weekend ever. Her condo sits right on the beautiful golf course. The weather was perfect and I had the best seat in the house. I got to look out on the rolling green golf course and beautiful clear desert mountains all around. It looked like a scene from a post card.

For those of you that don't scrapbook you are probably thinking we are crazy and well you may be on to something this is one of my favorite pastimes.
Creative Memories has been a huge part of my life and I think it is a great accent to my photography business. Being able to teach others how to preserve their memories and tell their stories through photos and albums is what makes me go round. But the best part of it all is truly the people I have met through my business and the friendships that have come along the way. Many thanks to Elaine for opening up your beautiful place to us and for worrying about every last detail. You did a perfect job! We look forward to the next one.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Jack Baur & Home Cooked Meals

It's just our thing we do. Monday night football is a thing of my past. I have hung up my Chargers jersey and seasons tickets and have moved onto bigger and better things. Like Jack Baur, a good ol' fashioned home cooked meal, my wonderful husband, Tony and two scrumptious boys (if you know me by now "my boys" refers to our two Jack Russell Dogs, Mac & Jonas).

Monday nights is "our" time. It is our time we spend laying cuddled up with a soft blanket and a full tummy with "the boys" sprawled out all over us. Our time to be sitting at the edge of our seats until we get through another episode of 24. Our time to babble about whatever we want, okay whatever I want and Tony listen with undivided attention. Our time to be thankful for ALL that God has blessed us with especially each other and our wonderful boys. Marriage isn't always easy and we think it is very important to set aside some time weekly just for each other (and okay there is always room for Jack).

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love is in the Air

Will you be my valentine, Tony? Mac & Jonas already told me they would be mine forever. You have some serious competition but if you ask nicely I am sure you will win me over!! I love you babe! 1.4.3.
My niece, Kiana spent the night with us and we had a fun evening playing Super Mario Bros. on our Wii, dancing to the Black Eyed Peas, going to dinner, racing each other at sudoku and just simply enjoying life and each other. It was a perfect evening.

Here are some yummy treats I made and put together.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweet Dylan Jean

Mondays is grandma time for Linda. She spends every Monday afternoon down at the park on Los Rios Street with her precious granddaughter Dylan Jean. So it was easy choosing a location for their portrait session. What better place to document Dylan Jean than in an environment she is comfortable in. She is only two so I am sure our big camera gear wasn't the friendliest thing but she adjusted very well. She has the sweetest, most precious spirit and I wanted to be sure I captured this for Linda through my lens. The afternoon flew by and I am sure we wore her out.

Thanks Linda for trusting me with the honor of capturing Dylan Jean. You both did amazing. And I must state the obvious Dylan Jean was so adorable and photogenic, but you my dear looked absolutely gorgeous!
I hope the photos are more than you imagined. Isn't being a grandmother the most wonderful thing ever?!

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. -- Author UnknownThere's no place like home except Grandma's. ~Author UnknownGrandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author UnknownIf you are looking for a fun afternoon with your kids be sure to check out Zoomars on Los Rios Street. Los Rios Street is one of my favorite places to hang out. I have been coming here since I was a child and it never gets old. To be able to photograph special people and their lives on this street is a perfect day for me. I love my job!!!

Linda is full-service catering and event coordinator for over 25
years in Orange County.
"If you want to be a guest at your next party call us and we do the rest!"
Her contact information:
(949) 233-6142 or (949) 496-4851
27902 Paseo Nicole
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675