June 20, 2016

The One with the Sprinkles

I recently learned a new unwritten code among mothers: baby showers are only for the first child.  I had no idea that this was the norm.  I assumed every baby got a baby shower because every baby deserves to celebrated, although it does make sense to not buy a stroller for parents every time they have a new baby.  To combat this unwritten rule, people have recently started a new type of baby celebration: a sprinkle.  Get it? Because you sprinkle them with presents instead of showering them.  I think it's pretty clever and cute.  What could be more cute than a party named a sprinkle? J playing with sprinkles of course.  

June 11, 2016

The One with Gabrina's Engagement

The beach is such a magical place.  If I don't see the beach at least once a year, I will go crazy without the heavenly calming it has on my soul.  It is one of the only places that is beautiful in any type of weather, even crazy storms.  And now, both of my brothers have proposed to their loves on the beach.  The magic of the beach also translates to photography.  People are at ease at the beach, and one can be sure that the background will be flawless.  For this fifteen minute photo session, the beach really gave me it's all.  Even lighting, very few onlookers, an empty lifeguard stand, and Gabe didn't complain one time after we started, he even fish gaped to perfection! I think he may have actually enjoyed it, but I know he would never admit that.  The love of Gabrina (Gabe+Sabrina) truly shows through these photos in a way that they don't usually show people.  If you know them, be prepared to see them as you have never seen them before: super adorable and lovey dovey.