Tuesday, September 16, 2014


While Mike was working this past weekend I loaded up the kids for a little vacation to visit favorite people in our lives....

Uncle Billy and Aunt Abby!  

It was a trip to always cherish.  There were many reasons why it was memorable and special.  

Some of the highlights for us.....  

Staying with Billy and Abby being......first guests as newlweds.
  They helped make us feel so incredibly welcome and special.  They are the perfect hosts!

Stopping at fantastic outlets in palm springs.  We traded in our east coast top siders for vans.  The kids each got a pair.
Making it to the beach well before sunset while catching up with my new sister in law.
Watching the kids LOVE the OCEAN just like I did when I was there age.

Eating pizza from a yummy local pizza spot.

Watching nightly movies including a favorite ...Swiss Family Robinson
Feeding ducks and turtles at a park near Billy and Abby's apartment.  Watching Billy try to convince us all that the turtles and ducks like lettuce:). He ended up making a bread run and saved the day once again.

Spending 6 hours straight at the beach.

Watching Mikey swim for the entire 6 hours minus the 20 minutes he spent burried in the sand.

Going to visit Uncle Billy's work at FOX studio....still can't get over he has an office 100 feet away from Rupert Murdock.

Watching Abby play with Sammy and humor his animal obsession.

Recreating an Edwards family tradition of 7$ at grocery store to spend on whatever you want for dinner....not excluding ANYTHING.

Ending up at a beautiful park in Beverly Hills to enjoy our grocery store goods.  
Attending Billy and Abby's church.  

I am so grateful for chances to visit and be visited by family nearby.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Back To School Mini Sessions

Since the weather is cooling off just a tad....I thought it fitting to offer

Back To School Photo Mini Sessions.  

Deanne's daughter Breanna was the perfect model!  She is just as gorgeous inside as she is out!   

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

It is official..... it is a .com.....

I have been working on this new photography website the last month or two.  I have it up and running.  I am ready to launch here in Arizona, back to school photo sessions.  

It has been so hot, and is just starting to cool down a hint where it is comfortable to shoot outside.  The evenings are becoming gorgeous.  

I found these silly glasses at Target.  Not only are they the perfect photo prop, but Catherine hasn't taken them off since my purchase.  She truly believes they help her eyes.  Huh....it kind of makes me wonder if she really does need glasses.....

Every girls needs a good pair of cat eye glasses.....

This picture is one of my favorites.  

Sunday, August 31, 2014

This Mikey of mine is unique with many qualities.  One of those unique qualities is an inherent intuition.  Of all my children he asks the "tough" questions.  Many of his questions are concerned with how things work, and why.  He asks about church, God, and people.    This boy has a large, and old soul. He recognizes the good, and is the first to feel when something is just not right.    

Little Mike is a trickster and a teaser.  At the end of the day when I look at this face I can't help but not melt.  He was blessed with eyes like his Grandma Edwards......windows into the heavens.  


Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Desert

Mike and I took a drive out in the desert tonight with baby Sam.  He isn't even really a baby anymore.....but to us...he may just always be.

The desert is so incredibly gorgeous at dusk.  

Of course all his animals came with him.  


Handsome men if I do say so myself.