Douglas AZ

Monday, January 31, 2011

it was a perfect day for an adventure. here are a few select pics from our day exploring the "watson" ranch. (now called haymore)

{week 27} the Watson Ranch in Douglas

Monday, January 31, 2011

with two old polaroids in hand....we headed south in search of the College peak and Castle dome. We were so excited when we found the old family ranch outside of Douglas.  Here is my trio in front of the home that their grandfather grew up in.

Pima Air & Space Museum

Saturday, January 29, 2011

We had a great day exploring these old relics....lots of history...too bad its all to do with war.~

Helping Hearts

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

For those of you who are close to know that I have always loved children. I feel so blessed to have three healthy children to brighten my world.  I'm excited to be a part of a new non-profit group of professional photographers from across Canada that provide free photography for families with a sick child. Check out their site at . If you know someone that can use these services you can apply on the website.

{week 26} Tucson

Monday, January 24, 2011

we skipped outside for a quick run of the trail to the playground while we waited for dinner to finish cooking... along the way I was able to get a quick picture of the smiling trio. It is strange living with a small least the park is a short walk away.(we're all thankful for a large yard to play in!)

Phoenix Photography Workskop

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I'm always excited to be a part of a photography workshop...inspiring. We met at Kimberly's amazing studio on Main St in Mesa. Kim and Jennifer were a wealth of inspriration. These lovely ladies shared their wisdom with an intimate group on a sunny day in Mesa.  Part of the workshop was spent shooting a family and a engagement couple. I was thrilled to learn how to embrace the full on arizona sunshine in the shot!  cheers!

family shoot

engagement shoot

I always feel re-charged and ready to rock my creative juices after a workshop. heading off to spend a family day in the old downtown section of tucson....lots of funky creative shops!

more sights of Tucson...

Friday, January 21, 2011

                                      this was by the most lovely day we all spent together....

{week 25} Trains...

Monday, January 17, 2011

he is one lucky little brother...he has two big sisters that will play trains with him. He is quite bossy when it comes to train playing. He chooses who you will be. This is on the back porch of our holiday rental.
They are now packing up the trains and getting ready to head out to Saguaro National Park for a little sunny hike. Should be close to 76 degrees today:)


Saturday, January 15, 2011

when your world is shaken upside have a new "house" and new "van" what would you cling Grady would choose his momma's leg! For the first few days of our arrival in Arizona he become even more of a momma's boy....with his fav saying being "momma I want you..." He was never very far from being close to me. Happy that he has adjusted to his new surroundings and will go with his Daddy sometimes too!

A farm they say....ostrich, donkey, deer, goats & lorikeets

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

the goat in the wall was by far Grady's fav! It was hilarious... the ostrich were pretty freaky looking up close. crazy how long their necks are. Looks like I may have put some pics in twice....oops! hard to edit on a laptop. It was a fun fun day. today we spent at the pool and playground soaking up some rays!:)

this is a privately owned 600 acres...pretty smart farmer. He has the public pay to feed his farm animals. The ostrich eggs are crazy big. Carrigan really want to buy one. We settled for a feather we found. 
Pichacho Peek is in the background of the ostrich. you can see it for miles and miles.

the bottom picture of the end goat was Grady's fav for some reason...


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

we have arrived....a whole entire month to explore this unique area. ahhhh....will post more pictures of our adventures from today; very soon.

{week} ostrich farm

Monday, January 10, 2011

nothing like a day at the Ostrich farm to put a smile on everyone's face....even daddy was getting into feeding the animals. i loved these fallow deer sooo cute and sweet~

{week 23} christmas traditions

Monday, January 3, 2011

.its been a very very busy week...finally getting to my pictures. here's a snip-it of our holiday fun. This year we took our Jam Jam dough out to Nana & Grandpa's{ to messy up their kitchen }since we were not home for the christmas eve this year.
Carrigan is becoming a great roller....Makenna was putting the jam in the middle....while Grady enjoyed his "juice box" from Grandpa! Good times had by all!

Happy New year to all! GO confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined
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