Bryce & Amy's Maternity Session!

On Monday morning Meg and I went out to CCV to take maternity pictures for Bryce, Amy, and baby Kaitlynn! At 7am it was already quite warm but Amy was such a trooper. We are SO happy with how they turned out! They have endured a lot to make sure Kaitlynn is healthy and it felt great to be able to give them a little bit of normalcy in this pregnancy. Kaitlynn is scheduled to arrive in about a month and we wish them the best of luck!



There were some really great dances tonight on SYTYCD but my favorite of the night was by Melissa and Ade "This Woman's Work". As both of my grandmothers had Breast Cancer...one making it...one not...it was an absolutely beautiful dance! Very moving and very hard to not cry especially when everyone on the show was. I don't think it would have been the same if it was done by anyone else. Ade is such a strong partner and Melissa is so beautiful and graceful.

Great Summer Books

I just finished reading Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. I usually read books in just a few days but for some reason this one took me months...not sure why. I was a GREAT book, though, as her's usually are!
I am now moving on to The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. It looked good before but the movie previews made me go for it. Although I am sure the movie will leave out parts that will leave me wishing it had been made more like the book. My Sister's Keeper did that....::SPOILER ALERT:: I mean two totally different people die at the end of the book and movie. The way the book ends is much more powerful. I still cried during the whole movie but not as much as I thought I was going to. I guess you can't kill off a child star like Abigail Breslin in a movie, though.


Hailey Rose Evans 7.16.09

So today I was working on finishing up Jess's maternity pictures...I wanted to edit them in Lightroom instead of Photoshop...little did I know that little Hailey would make her way into the world tonight!!! Congratulations to Mommy and Daddy...you are going to be wonderful parents!
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Good Food!

A little while ago Meg introduced me to a blog called Picky Palate. The lady who writes it makes a TON of good looking food and I thought I'd try it out. Meg and Mark actually made this meal for us a while back and it was very good! The first time I made it a few weeks ago I accidentally put the oven on broil instead of bake and it completely burnt the edges of the bread...unfortunately you need the edges for the spaghetti to stay on, LOL! Tonight it came out much better! She has many other tasty things to make...many of which are desserts:-)...that I hope to be trying soon!



We had SO much fun with Meg and Mark in California this past weekend!

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New Moon...

Took this neat picture of the moon on our way from Phoenix last weekend! I had to mess with it in Photoshop a little because the sky was grey instead of black but I really like it! It almost looks fake.
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Playing Around...

Just messing around in Photoshop/Picasa:-).

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4th of July!

Mark and Megan were gracious enough to host 4th of July this year! We had a great time with wonderful friends, family, and of course FOOD! Actually we ate WAY too much food, LOL! But anyways the fireworks from their backyard were perfect and it was so nice just to relax and not have to go out in the crowds. Mark grilled for us and everyone enjoyed playing corn hole. I know that sounds like a funny name for a game but it is actually a lot of fun! The boys get pretty competitive...when do they not?! I, like Meg, kinda forgot about taking pictures. Luckily I remembered that I had my little camera in my purse so I was able to get a few shots of the fun:-). Can't wait for the next holiday party...what time should we be there Meg and Mark ;-)?!?

P.S. Are you happy with all my blogging Meg?! HAHA!

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Hailey Visits Tucson!

Last week my little sister was able to finally come stay with us in Tucson! We really wanted her to be able to spend a while here but she also went to Michigan so a week would have to do! I took her to the College of Nursing and she got her very own CON sweatshirt...I'm not pushing her to be a nurse or anything ;-). On Wednesday she helped me babysit and was able to meet my little Jack Jack, Donovan, and Andrew! Jack just loved her...mainly because she was willing to carry him around all day! Thursday we got her hair cut (it was ridiculously long and it was time, LOL), took her out to dinner and to .50 cent bowling! We think she had a pretty good time and we were said to see her go. Since going off to college and getting married, I have missed out on a lot in their lives and it is so nice to be able to spend some quality time with my siblings...well one of them anyway! My brother is 15...5" taller than me...and way too cool to be seen any where other than the skate park, LOL!
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~New Hair~

The week after Jon and Danielle's wedding...I too cut my hair off!!! It's a little different now because she had to fix it a little the next day...one side was way longer than the other, LOL! But I love it! I cut it short right after our wedding and have been wanting to do it again even since! I just had to wait until wedding season was over!
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Elyse Renee Photography

I don't have a lot of time to blog today...going to babysit the boys! But I wanted to write a quick note. So as many of you know Meg and I are working on starting a small photography business... Elyse Renee Photography...and we couldn't be more excited! If you didn't know already, the name stems from both our middle names...Megan Elyse and Heather Renee!It will still be a little while before everything is set and it is actually a LLC but thanks to Mark...the business guy... we'll be able to set it up to correct way! Brant was nice enough to design a logo for us too! What great husbands we have...they are willing to work for free HAHA! I could not be more excited to be doing this with my best friend :-)! She is such an amazing friend and while I know people say not to do business together...it actually couldn't be more perfect for us. The future is looking bright!