Saturday, July 31, 2010

Was really hoping to post this week!

Oh well... what can I say, it's been BUSY getting back.  Gavy and I arrived Tues. from our amazing 10 day UT/CA trip and it has been rough tearing myself out of bed each morning w/ that 3 hour time change adjustment.  I have a TON of stuff to blog... does anyone else ever feel blog guilt when you're not caught up?  WHY?!!  I've still got our FL trip, plus this one... though the only person that is worried about it is me :) hehehe!!

For a tiny peek at the trip and from my sessions today, hop on over here.  Enough for to tonight... I'm off the computer and opting for SYTYCD catch up :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

More Family Fun in the Sun - July 2010

And that just about sums it up!  The boys took swim lessons at our neighborhood pool and had a blast!  Their cute teacher was adorable with them... they loved her!  Go figure.

For the fourth of July weekend, Blake enjoyed a few days with the boys at his Parents house.  I met up with them on Sunday at his sister's house after shooting an event in South Park Saturday night.  We had some fun fireworks and then spent Monday on Lake James.
It was a GORGEOUS day!  Seriously, the weather and water could not have been better.  Gavin thought he was captain of the boat AND the party barge!!  Though after 5 hours on the water he zonked out with his favorite pal, Uncle Darin *dawin*.
A little more action on the water!  It was beautiful.  I tubed w/ my niece Leah for almost an hour and even wakeboarded a bit too.  All in all a great Holiday Weekend!!

Tuesday we brought the party to Charlotte!!

Look at all those handsome big boys!!

Ended the night with some serious Carne Asada and a surprise visit by our favorite Latin Elvis!!  Que cantante tan guapo.  A little surprise for Nana, the B-day girl.  We had such a blast spending all that time w/ Blake's family.  It's nice that everyone live relatively close so we can do it often.

The next day we flew to Florida for my lil' bro's farewell... If only those pictures would post themselves....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wet N' Wild!!!

It seems like the entire month of June (and now July) has centered around swim & sun!!  The boys love our neighborhood pool and we've had lots of opportunities to get our feet wet.  I was a bit worried when summer hit, b/c both Braden and Gavin were a bit timid when it came to swim time... but a week later we were back on track.  My favorite pictures series: Braden braving the "jump"

We had a great time with Blake's side of the Family at a Chapman Family Reunion on Lake Lure!!  Which of course included, more fun in the sun!
No shortage on Branch activities this summer either!!  Have to give a shout out :)

Friday, July 02, 2010


I come home from a session completely energized and inspired!!  Had one of those nights last night... everything seemed to click (ha, no pun intended!!) PLUS I can't help but be overly enthusiastic about my beautiful new BFF, the spectacular Canon 7D - Oh how I love thee (now I'm rhyming). Add shooting with the uber fabulous 24-70mm 2.8 lens into the mix, plus perfect lighting... it doesn't get much better.  Jump on over here for the sneak peek!!