Monthly Archives: December 2011

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas weekend with loved ones! We did! Now we have company for a few days, so the fun continues!

We didn’t have a white christmas as we were hoping from the snow storm just a few days before. but that ended up only giving us a tiny bit of snow(the picture of the kids on the card was all we got!). And then it promptly warmed up to the high 40s! So most of it melted within a day or so. But I am not complaining about the high 40s weather, the kids can play outside.:)

So since we had a “brown” christmas, I thought I would share some “white” pictures!

 These first ones are from the beginning of December on the way back from Gillette. We got stuck in Sturgis, because the freeway was shut down (only for a few hours good thing!). The wind was blowing all the fresh snow around and that top image was pretty much our visibility for miles! Quite nerve wracking:)

 A few shots from out my window.

 These last ones were from a cold frosty morning. We woke up to bring the kids to school and everything was beautiful and white! Had to go drive around and take pictures!

Checking out of here now, time to enjoy our company!

I wanted to pop on here real quick and wish all of you a joyous and happy Christmas season!!

(last minute shot out in the front yard a couple days ago! First year we didn’t do the good old self timer to get us all in the picture)

I will be back after the holidays sometime:)We will be spending our Christmas day here at home, and next week looking forward to COMPANY for a couple nights! Then with about 4 weeks left until baby, I may not be on here to frequently…

But, we will be missing all of our family back home and in WA & MN! Wishing we could be part of all the festivities.


And the last session I had time to squeeze in before we left!

Such a pretty little girl!

Her hair was so long and naturally curly, but Mom decided it was time for a hair cut! So we had to get a picture of her hair before she went and got it chopped.

Love this one!

This was another fun family I had the chance of photographing before we left to Rapid city! They were also past clients of mine! I shot their wedding as well, so it was great to see them again!

What some handsome boys you guys have!

And a darling little, energetic, girl too! She sure was on the move. A very active 18 month old:)

So cute, brotherly love!

Another Mini session! Thanks to all of you guys that put up with the heat, so we could get you in before I left!

I shot this family last year, as well as “O’s” newborn images! Fun to capture the same clients year after year and watch their families grow and change.

Such a cutie!

Of course older siblings always want to hold and snuggle and kiss with new baby at home, most of the time when babes is trying to sleep! But when it came time for the two of them, this older brother didn’t want anything to do with baby for more than .5 a second!

mmmm.. these rocks don’t taste to good.

Such a perfectly adorable little family of four!

Happy little guy…

I got back yesterday from a very quick trip out to Seattle.

We were driving out to Gillette Saturday morning, when we got the news that one of my newest little nephews passed away during the night. We continued on and spent the afternoon at Church for Sunday school program, and services. Although my heart was heavy, they were constantly in my thoughts, we spent the night and headed back home Sunday.

I was able to fly out early Tuesday Morning to be with my Brother, his wife and their kids. I am so glad that I was able to spend a short time with them and offering my love and comfort during those hard days.

Our thoughts and prayers are with them, that God gives them strength in the coming days to accept his will.We have great comfort in knowing that he is now in the arms of Jesus, and he is a precious Angel watching down on his family.

“Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on his gentle breast;
there by his love o’re-shaded, sweetly my soul shall rest.
Hark! tis the voice of angels, borne in a song to me
over the fields of glory, over the jasper sea.
Safe in the arms of Jesus, Safe on his gentle breast,
there by his love o’re-shaded, sweetly my soul shall rest.

Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe from corroding care, 
safe from the world’s temptations, sin cannot harm me there, 
free from the blight of sorrow, free from my doubts and fears;

only a few more trials, only a few more tears. 
Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on his gentle breast,
there by his love o’er-shaded, sweetly my soul shall rest” SHZ 594
Remembering little Lewis, his mom&dad, and his brothers&sisters, in our daily thoughts and prayers.