Corbin loves trains

Corbin is definitely in a phase where he loves cars, trucks, and especially trains.

I drove past the old train next to the trolley tracks in Downtown La Mesa and Corbin’s eyes light up. When I asked him if he’d like me to stop and look at it he nodded his head up and down with a big grin on his face. When we got out of the car and I put him down on the sidewalk he didn’t know what to do. He ran around and looked at the train. Then he saw the gravel. That’s another thing he loves right now…rocks! So, of course, he starts picking up all the rocks and putting them down again because it’s the best thing ever. Ha! After the rock game I showed him the stairs to the train and after that he wanted to climbed them all. Corbin loved every moment of it and was sad to leave.

Ani & Dennis Wedding

Saturday we dropped off our son with my parents for the night so we could celebrate the marriage of Ani Yerenanian and Dennis Gregory without worrying about our 20 month old. It was a good decision!

Ani & Dennis were married at the North Chapel in Point Loma and the reception was right around the corner at the McMillin Event Center. The ceremony was a traditional Armenian wedding. If you’ve never attended an Armenian wedding, it’s extremely traditional and formal and nothing like the fast paced weddings we typically attend in San Diego. The parish pastor/priest wore formal robes and the pastor and deacon sing/speak in a language I couldn’t understand. I was intrigued by the whole thing and felt privileged to witness such a wedding.

The reception was amazing thanks to Ani’s eye to detail. The flowers were vibrant and exotic, the cupcake tower was classy and scrumptious, the candy bar was fun and eclectic and the buffet was delectable. “She knows how to throw a party” as her sister said in her speech. She was right! Both sides of their families have a ton of energy, love to dance and have a good time. Many times throughout the evening the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” came into my head. Many women wore flashy dresses and men wore suits. We would have thought we were under dressed, but many others wore cocktail dresses and men wore dress shirts and slacks. Phew! Luke even said he should have worn a tie and he really dislikes wearing ties. The rest of the night was filled with dancing, two special latin dance performances, a slideshow of the couple, and of course the speeches. Everything went so well…what a good time.

Congrats!!!! Ani & Dennis Gregory

Loren Photo Session

Levi Loren is 4 year old! Woohoo! Here are some fun photos we took at Mast Park today. Kimberly wanted some family pictures as well as of the kids and I think we managed to capture their energetic and silly personalities by letting them run around and have fun with it. With young children it’s hard to have anything too structured and that’s why I love meeting outside and playing with natural light.

Baby Makes Two

Luke and I found out we were expecting our second child about a month ago. Luke has already blogged about it weeks ago…I’m so behind. There is not much that we know that this point because I’m very early in my pregnancy. I’m about 7 weeks along. Here is a little info I found on babycenter that I always find to be very informative.–The big news this week: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities you’re daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that’s the only thing getting smaller. Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry.

Practice, practice, practice

Saturday morning was my time to practice portraits and my cousin Dawn was my model. She did a fantastic job! One of the funniest part of our outing by far was when a group of photographers stopped and asked if Dawn was a model and asked if they could take some photos of her. Dawn totally looked the part and was a great sport. We laughed and let them take their shots and then when on with our day. So funny!