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Children

n+b and baby on the way

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as we wrap up 2013 i can’t help but be excited for what is to come in 2014

my son is now 3 months old

he sleeps from about 10 pm- 7:30 am pretty much everyday

we are finally in our home that we bought at the end of last year- it’s a long story- i’m just thankful we can actually live there now.

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one of my best friends will soon have her very first baby

she and i have known each other since about the 3rd grade

we are best of friends

we were engaged the same year

i was in her wedding

her husband married my husband and i

here were are being “us” at my wedding in 2009

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and we were married in the same year

so it’s only fitting that we will be raising our boys only months apart.

baby logan will make his arrival early 2014 and i can not wait!

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…back when they were gangstas….

if you know them you’ll understand this photo, if not, well there are plenty more for photos for you to see so don’t judge us on this one, k?

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yep, she’s this great.

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we’ll end on this one.

cuz it’s just perfect.

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Mini Sessions 2013

hey ya’ll, i’m finally announcing mini session info for you!

i have good news and bad news

bad news, we are only doing 1 day this year AND it’s on a friday

good news, you’ll be getting digital files this year- yes you read that correctly, digital files!

APLMini

to reserve your spot

EMAIL: ashley@apicturelife.com

(no texts or phone calls please- it’s not fair to text if other people don’t have my cell phone number and life is fair, right? ha)

email us the time you would like, we will email you back to confirm your spot and give you more details: location and total cost

THEN

we will need a non refundable deposit of $50 to reserve your spot

deposits can be paid through paypay but final payment must be CASH

ok, let the emails begin!


i was taken advantage of

if you read my last blog you read that my husband took advantage of me 9 months ago and i’m so glad he did.  (mind you i was a willing participant) 

we welcomed our sweet little Austin-Wade into the world on the 26th of september.

here are just a few pics (seeing as i didn’t announce my pregnancy to anyone, unless you actually saw me in person) you’ll understand why i’m only posting a few photos.

i like to keep somethings to myself.

but this kid is too flippin cute to not share just a few

(ok , ok i’ll be the first to admit, at first he was pretty funky looking but he’s shaped up since then)

first up, me trying to get to my husband for a maternity photo before the camera went off… that’s the only maternity picture you’ll see of me, ever.

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here’s what my husband captured in the hospital and then some “selfies” of me and the little guy that we’ve taken over the past couple of weeks.

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we’re starting school early. 

an apple for the teacher and a fancy outfit for his 3 week photo.

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school work is hard, so we use the desk for naps, too.

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that’s all for now.

i’ve shot too many weddings this summer to not have blogged a few for you.

those will come soon.


ashlee/chris/luke + coming soon: emilee

she’s a bloggin fool (like updates daily) so it’s best i blog ashlee before she harasses me for not blogging 🙂

this little lady is due with their 2nd baby in just a few weeks you can read her whole story here (her blog is much more interesting then mine and she’s pretty funny too.)ash1

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miracle baby

as you’ve probably figured out by now, writing is not my thing, as much as i wish that it were, it’s not.

i swear when im laying in bed at night, i think about the posts i’ll be writing for the week and in my head it sounds like i’m freakin shakespeare.

i get to my office and i got nothin’.

with that being said and with much trepidation, i’ll try to tell you the story of my sister and her journey to motherhood…

i’m one of her baby sisters (if you don’t already know, i’m a twin- hollaaaa!)

mom says my sis prayed for baby sisters when she was younger (prayer was answered)

we arrived

…she then prayed for us to go back to heaven…

personally i find that hard to believe, i’m pretty lovable. 

it could have been the barbies of hers that we gave beautiful haircuts to,

the clothing we ruined,

or the times we’d spy on her, write down what she was doing and report it back to mom and dad… but i’m just guessing.

any who, somewhere along the way (as i’m sure happens with most siblings) we became friends.

i’ve watched my sister go through some dark and rough patches

without going into to much detail about her personal life we prayed that one day it would change.

prayer answered.

she met her husband one january just 3 or so years ago

they were engaged that april and married that june.

she knew that she immediately wanted to try to have children.

 after many attempts and doctors visits it was determined that it was just not possible for them at the moment.

i can’t image how my sister and her husband felt (or how anyone feels when they want something so badly, like a child, but are told they can not have one- naturally)

i would assume that i would be depressed, mad, angry, and questioning, why.

not my sister.

she handled herself with such grace and showed such a faithfulness in God and His timing, His will. (something i’ll admire in her forever)

they decided on adoption.

i could go on and on about how i LOVE adoptions, the idea of them, the outcome of them, everything.

within a few short months of putting in their papers with the case worker they got the call, their baby was arriving. just after their wedding anniversary.

they drove to the hospital, met their daughter, and met the parents who would be doing the most selfless thing imaginable….

they gave my sister her family. they gave her the title of “mom”

with that, i formally introduce to you for the very first time my niece, sydney grace.

we’ll start at the hospital with the very first meeting

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meeting her “pappy” for the first time

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meeting her uncle, brent

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meeting her other granny

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aunt brooke (my twinsy)

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first family picture.

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her newborn session that we shot a few days later

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and 3 month session (can you tell i’ve been holding off on these pictures until everything was final? ) now you’ll see a lot more of s.g.

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yesterday we gathered at the courthouse for the final meeting with the judge-the adoption is now official!

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kings first birthday

i showed you an incredible reception yesterday, so why not give you something just as exceptional? in a 1 year olds birthday.

i don’t really know if i’ll ever have a birthday as cool as kingston’s…

…: maybe one day :…

but i think the odds are stacked against me

i supposed photographing kingston’s birthday is as close as i’ll get

so, i’ll take it, gladly.

orange county 1 year olds… your jealously can start now.

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Invitations: Sweet Memory Garden by Angie
Linens: Wildflower Linens, Costa Mesa
Vendors: Boomers Party Rentals, Irvine
Catering: Jays Catering