Friday, July 30, 2010

Baby Gianna

It was so wonderful being able to visit with Chelsea and Hudson and to meet their new little addition! Chelsea and I met at a conference in Colorado when we were 16. Her and her family moved to Arizona from Connecticut not long after that. We have now been through marriage (both on May 31st:) and babies together and it has been great to stay connected. Hudson is in the Air Force and they are now residing in Las Vegas which is where baby Gianna made her debut! I think a little girl is just perfect for these two!

I wholeheartedly agree with this statement:) Such a sweet nursery!

It was great seeing Chelsea be a mom. I think she was made to do this job:)

I adore these next two shots! There is something so beautiful between a mother and daughter.

There is nothing sweeter than a daddy with his baby girl!

This little dress was worn by Chelsea's little sisters. She is very close to them so it was special to have Gianna wear it.

Too cute for words:)

I just love the expressions that come to parents' faces when caring for their newborn:)

Little missy needed a break. She was really eyeing the toys hanging from her swing.

Look at you, big girl! Already holding your head up so well!

Little baby wrinkles are the cutest kind!

So happy for you Graham family!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Las Vegas

This is my interpretation of the city, bright and always moving! We came for a few different reasons, one of them not being to spend much time on the strip especially with a one year old! My husband's parents were kind enough to bring my daughter Ivy along with them on the flight, while my husband and I drove, and it ended up being a nice arrangement for all of us (Ivy gets car sick so we didn't have to deal with that and I am pretty sure grandma and grandpa had a super fun flight because of one squealy little girl:)! Ivy really enjoyed spending some quality time with her grandparents. I snapped this shot of the three of them while we were out shopping.

We ventured out into the heat quite a bit and it was all very worth it! A friend of ours is on the Las Vegas 51's and we were able to enjoy a few games while we were there.

The only time we did spend on the strip was in the car. Mixing the heat with the long walk was not such a good idea... I must say that I was in awe of the grander of it all! Here are a few sites I enjoyed viewing.

Driving over the Hover Dam was pretty incredible and the grander here was exciting as well! A bridge over the dam is in the process of being built and it was amazing!

A wonderful added bonus to our little trip was visiting with friends from the area who just became new parents. I had the privilege of photographing their little sweetheart so be on the look out for the full post of baby Gianna!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Skater Chick

Being athletic and living in Arizona in the summer time can be a hard thing to handle (unless you are a swimmer). With temps reaching up to 117 at times it isn't much fun doing anything non-water related outside. So what's a skater to do? Fortunately for this young board-riding girl there is a great indoor skate park that is nice and cool! The place was pretty incredible and I might just say the same about Ravin's skills on the board. She spends a lot of her time practicing her moves and it was so fun to watch!

Ravin pulled a friend into a few shots. Seriously girls, I will be watching to see you go pro!