Goodbye to August

August brought back school and said goodbye to our lazy summer days. The temperature is still hot, but you can smell fall creeping into the air. My favorite season is approaching and I’m counting off days until we can put up our Christmas tree. Goodbye August.

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Twice as nice

Hearts entwined
Twenty fingers, twenty toes,
two sweet babies with cheeks of rose.
Born on the same day, two gifts from above,
lives entwined, two babies to love.
~Author Unknown

I may be partial, but having twins is one of the best things ever to happen. Here are a few pictures from out time together – these boys will have so much fun growing up as best friends. And their parents will be filled with joy watching them.

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Maid of the Mist, Niagara

Of course while we were in Buffalo we had to visit Niagara Falls. We were told the the Canadian side has a better view, so we went to both sides to check it out. Canada does indeed have the better view. However, New York has the Maid of the Mist tour (Canada also has a similar tour, called the Hornblower). The Maid of the Mist was amazing. It’s only about 15 or maybe 30 min long, but it gets you really close to the falls. So close that you can’t even see anything. It feels like someone is taking a hose and just spraying it straight at you. I know that doesn’t sound too enjoyable, but add the sounds falls and the feel of the boat turning and moving and it creates a really fun experience. My glasses were so fogged up and wet that I couldn’t even see some of the pictures I was taking (hence the blurriness and the random people with tongues out). The best part was when the boat turned around to head back to the dock, a rainbow appeared. I imagine this rainbow is a permanent fixture at Niagara Falls. Definitely, if you go to Niagara you are going to want to take this tour.


And our view as we approached home.

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About 20 years ago I met my friend Keith while attending Arizona State University. I remember the exact moment I met him. We were on our way to a summer study abroad program in France & Spain. It was my first time ever leaving the country and I was very nervous. My husband (boyfriend at the time) took me to the airport. Those were the days when friends and family could walk you to your gate without a ticket. I was in line to board the plane and as I turned to wave one last goodbye to my boyfriend for the summer, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I looked behind me to see this boy who said “so, you’ve ever been to France before?” and thus started my first conversation and lifelong friendship with Keith.

I’m so happy for Keith & Erin – you can see the love and connection they have with each other the minute you meet them. I’m not normally a wedding photographer, but I was so happy to be able to capture their special day. Along with my bestie, Laura, who was also my assistant. It was a fun weekend in Buffalo, New York for these Arizona gals. Not only did we get to be a part of this beautiful wedding, but we also got to cross off an item on the bucket list- Niagara Falls.

The pictures below are some of my favorite moments from the wedding. I know that Erin & Keith have a life long road of happiness ahead of them. I think a quote from one of my favorite movies says it perfectly –

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
When Harry Met Sally

So here’s to the start of the rest of their lives!


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Arizona in July

Our July, in pictures.

Summer break is almost to completion, and these kids will be crying their way back to school soon.

I’m labeling this the summer of Minecraft/Pokemon GO. Sprinkled with drawing and movies.

Please, time, slow down.

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