Monday, June 13, 2011

Braden's FIRST Piano Recital

I know 5 might seem a bit young to start piano lessons BUT... I started when I was 5 AND Braden had been begging for a while!!  I thought I would give him a few months to see if he was genuinely interested... turns out this boy is obsessed with the piano.  He learned this first song almost on his own and added left hand all on his own!  It's only been a few months, so I'm excited to see his interested and lil' talent grow!  BTW, he begs to practice daily... bets on when that ends!!  {ps, he got to play this at church in primary a few weeks ago... as it stands he's in line to be the spanish branch primary accompanist...given that the current option is a CD player, lol!!}

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Preschool Graduation

It's been a few weeks, but I officially have a preschool-graduate-headed-to-kindergarten on my hands!!  Braden absolutely LOVED preschool and his adorable teacher Ms. Pam (a retired kindergarten teacher of 30 years... she was AMAZING!!)

Had to post a few pictures of this "labor of love" gift we made for Ms. Pam.  A few of us mom's got together and coordinated a classroom scrapbook.  We had each of the kids submit digital pics as well as a piece of artwork.  From there I put together a lay flat (professional grade ... no skimping here, hehe!!) album highlighting pics from throughout the year as well as individual kid's pages, with their artwork on the adjacent page!  It was beautiful!  Took waaaay to long, but so worth it.  I knew Ms. Pam would appreciate every little detail.  I am wishing I would have gotten some better pictures of the actual album b/c I don't know if I would ever have time to do something like that again for a teacher!!  I am going to order a smaller version for Braden though, so it will be a great memory!!
Lastly, you've got to watch the video... if anything for the entertainment value of the little boy standing to the left of Braden.... seriously, it keeps getting funnier!!!  Kindergarten here we come!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I'm so excited about my new blog... I almost forgot to blog about it!!

I was thinking to myself tonight about everything that has been going on in the past several weeks... preschool graduation, Bray's first piano recital, summer fun AND my largest volume photo session month to date... so much to blog about!!  But, perhaps the most exciting has been getting my new and improved Hart to Hart Digital BLOG designed and up and running!!!  Yay!  I am so excited to finally have this project finished and ready to go!

I had an exciting giveaway last week and it was a great way to kick things off!  Since then, I have started doing Magazine style blog posts and I have so many cool/new things in the cue!!  In this industry it seems like there  is always something new, beautiful, cutting edge etc...  It's all I can do to keep up with my growing boys, family, home, church and run this business... BUT, I've been wanting to switch to a professional "dot com" blog for a while, so I'm glad I bit the bullet -- It was a tad bit on the time consuming side, but worth it!!  And let me just say WORD PRESS ROCKS!!  My friend and author of this fun blog inspired me make the jump... {and now I would highly recommend word press for your business... just sayin'}

Take a peek if you ever have a minute: