Family Photos

I have been blown away by friends and friends of friends asking if I can take photos while in San Diego. I am loving being behind the camera again. This family goes to my old church and heard about me through a friend. I love that I was able to photograph their family while I’m here. God works all things out!

Senior and Child Photos

A friend of mine asked if I could take senior photos of her two oldest and a few shots of her little ones while in San Diego. It felt so good to have the camera in hand again. The best part is that they were taken right in the back canyon of my parents house. Oh, and you wouldn’t guess it, but they were taken between 4-5:30pm.

Christmas 2011

God definitely blessed our family big time this holiday season. The Lord granted us travelling mercies as we traveled to San Diego and back and the kids did great both ways. DVD’s in cars are AWESOME! Once down in SD, we planned visits with friends and family almost daily and we got to meet lots of new babies. Luke and I also planned a date night, had a family snow adventure in the local mountains and went to the SD Zoo. What a gift! It can be lonely in a new city and seeing family and friends really renewed my/our spirits.

What did the Shiras household get for Christmas? Lots of amazing gifts!

Luke – He ordered the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone for himself. He’s been drooling over this phone for months now. He also received a few movies and the Apples to Apples game.

Julia – After wishing for a personal cutting machine for years, I now own the KNK Zing. I can’t wait to see what kind of craft projects I create with this machine. I also received The Excellent Wife audio CD and study guide, the Sarah Bareilles Kaleidoscope Heart CD as well a few scrapbook items.

Corbin and Benjamin – They now have more Legos, Pirate items, Mega Bloks and movies than ever before. Corbin scored 4 new pirate action figures from the Pirate of the Caribbean movies, a Pop-Up Pirate game, DVD’s such as Sword in the Stone, Dumbo, Polar Express and Fox and the Hound. Benjamin received pirate tub toys, a bubble mower, a Mega Blok table with lots of blocks to go with it and a Thomas and Friends toy set too. I know there are many more that I’m not even thinking of.

I know what I plan on doing this week…purging old toys!