I know what you were thinking when you read that last post...really I do!
You were thinking to yourself, "Isn't that the guy from 21 Jump Street??? Harry???"
or Maybe you were thinking to yourself, "Wow, for a 15 year old he can do some awesome things with those hoops!"
But the truth is, My brother here, is 3 years older than me.
I've been taller than him since I was 10 1/2 years old.
He has SEVEN children.
He STILL owes me money from when I sold pumpkins for him when we were little kids.
And, he's pretty much the best big (well, older) brother I've ever had!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
When people ask me the question, "So, where are you from?", I always feel a little awkward for a moment because in my head I'm thinking, "Do you really want to know where I'm from...like where I was born? Or are you asking me why I'm brown???" Usually I end up answering by saying something stupid like, "Arizona.". Well, it's true...kind of. I was born in Lake Havesu City in good ol' Hotter-than-heck AZ, but that's not what makes me brown :)
My brownness stems from the beautiful heritage that I have the privilege of being a part of. That of the Hopi, Chemuevi and Mexican people. Wow, that sounded so official. Maybe I should have it printed on a card and just hand it to people when things get weird. haha.
And this is my brother. He's for rent actually. Really!
He has traveled the world sharing his beautiful talents as a Native American Performer.
I never grow tired of watching him as he performs and explains what the dances are all about. I still get teary-eyed time after time as I watch him dancing in his outfit made from my dad's old military dress blues as he honors those who have served our country. And I love whoopin' and hollering at him while he performs the death defying hoop dance with rings of FIRE!
Okay, no fire. I wish.
So I'm brown + I'm a pyromaniac. Just wanted to get that out in the open.
If anyone out there would like more information in what he's all about, let me know!
He's great for Corporate events, Scouting stuff, really whatever!
And his calves are almost as rock solid as mine. Be sure to check those suckers out :)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The annual Utah Fire and Rescue Academy "Boys of Fire" Calendar will be making it's way to a Maverick gas station near you...get it while it's HOT! And starting us off, we have Mr. April here. Husband to my cute friend Lori, and daddy to their cute kiddos B & K.
Ha ha. I'm joking ladies and gents.
But wait a minute...Do you really already have the keys in your hand ready to head to the Mav to pick one up??
Do you really???
That is awesome. Truly for reals now, Coby here just graduated from the Academy and, even though it took some persuading from his sweetie, we were able to document him in his "gear-downs" or "get-ups" or "turnouts" (That's what the gear is called. I totally had to just find the message that Lori sent to me on FB to figure it out). And man, turnouts are HEAVY.
And there is no way that we weren't going to get some shots of his fabulous supportive family. The little dears!
Thanks for being such a good sport Coby and Congratulations!!!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Cute little guy!! He reminded me so much of my first kid...maybe it was because they weighed the exact same when they were born, but I'm thinking that it was more likely the adorable sideburns! And how 'bout his cute parents...Corbin is going to be a heartbreaker for sure!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
That word, "Somehow" has made it into phrases of mine maybe a total of 6 times in my. entire. life.
But somehow, (okay 7 times now) my little Bette-girl manages to find ways to use it on a daily basis.
"I put my shoes neatly in my closet just like you asked me to and somehow they disappeared."
"I wasn't playing around with my chocolate milk and somehow it spilled all over the place."
but my all time favorite is this little doozy:
"I can't go to sleep because somehow my body won't let me close my eyes and I hear a noise coming from my tummy so that means that I'm hungry."
I sooooooo love this little girl of mine! She reminds me the most of me when I was little...at least I like to think that I was as cute as back in the day.
Everyday with her is just a joy. She is so very precious, polite, helpful, hilarious, and quirky and I am so glad that she's mine!
I'm also so very glad that
somehow I was able to straighten her curly, curly hair
somehow I was able to talk her into wearing a DRESS
somehow I was able to catch that twinkle in her eyes when she smiles.
And that makes 10.
Monday, April 12, 2010
The Mini sessions were a BLAST! Thanks to all of you sweet moms for bringing your little ones over to hang out.
*P.S. I have gotten messages from a bunch of sweet ladies who were out of town for Spring Break and would still like to take advantage of this lovely deal...shoot me an e-mail and we'll talk about it for sure!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
As it turns out, if you get locked out of the home that you were going to be shooting in you can't just find the nearest unlocked home and just walk in and have your shoot there...
These were just a few of the fantastic shots that we were able to get of Adorable little dude before getting arrested for breaking and entering and getting hauled off to the pokie. I've never been arrested during a baby photo shoot before...AW-KWARD!
Oh I am kidding! Not about being locked out of the house and having to borrow a neighbors fabulous home though. And it was fabulous let me tell you :) What awesome friends!
Oh, I just can't get enough of those bright blue eyes. They are magical.
And just a little peek from his carseat as we contemplated how we were going to get into the house