A few blogs posts ago I talked about my sweet Audrey's buddies from Kindergarten....this is one of them. Audrey loves some good, quality Jenna time!! And her little sister and Nate are fit just about perfectly for each other! Which leaves me and Missy some good chat time! I will honestly never forget the day Addison and Nathan discovered each other.....it was about 3 years ago at dance class...the big girls were busy...these two came upon each other, I think Nate pushed her....she looked at him and gave him a shove back and from that point...it was on! I still laugh out loud just thinking about it! They are never bored for sure! Nate may invade sweet Addie's body bubble from time to time, but for the most part these kiddos have a blast!!!! We were so happy to enjoy a little beach time and blackberry pickin' today! We are trying to soak up every last minute of fun play time before the routine of fall returns! The days of summer are ticking away - darnit! Thanks ladies for hanging with us!

Ms. Jenna, you are seriously stunning and so funny! Thanks for being such a good friend to Audrey!

Four monkeys!

And a couple of sillies!



The coolest climbing/swinging tree ever!


Just so happy!
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Happy last days of summer!!


Life Friends.....

Where do I begin with this family? They are life friends! Together we have an easy comfort, always enjoyable hanging out doing nothing...always a blast! We have fun traditions and love sharing our family adventures together. I adore the mom of this clan, my husband digs the dad, my daughter can't get enough of their oldest and my son....well, he and their youngest are literally two peas in a pod!! We sort of get along! HA!

We share an annual trip of playing in Long Beach every August for the Kite Festival. This year we added a fun (and way overdue) family photo shoot!!! So hold on to your seats because this family is ADORABLE!! And as a side note Todd Scriven - you did excellent!

Let me begin with Grace and Molly. Could they be any sweeter and could Gracie love her big sis any more??

Oh Grace - you are the sweetest 3 year old I know!


And Molly - one of my daughter's best buddies! We just love you!

Such a beauty!! Big 1st grader!

And let's be honest - there must be two amazing parents to create these sweetie pies!

I just love this family!

Now these two - so so sweet. This is Don and Lynn - Molly and Gracie's grandparents. We adore them!

Nothing like this love!

Now I'd like to take a minute and shine a light on this cool dad....he is very very loved and was super excited about taking pictures (insert hysterical laughter here regarding latter statement). BUT, he was a complete pro and I love these pictures of he and his girls!

Molly and Grace....sweet sisters!

And Grace - precious!

A mother's love - there really just isn't anything as sweet! Kate, your girls are very very lucky!

Thanks Scriven family for letting me be your paparazzi for a while! We value every bit of our friendship with you and look forward to many more adventures!!!

And I end tonight with a picture of four kids who thoroughly enjoyed every second of beach, friend and family time this weekend. Wishing you all a happy week!


Filand Family!

A few years back my daughter started Kindergarten and met two of her best buddies. Together they created the sweetest little friendship. This past year they were all in different classes but their friendship continues and seems to be one that all three come back to and find comfort in. I have a hunch they will all go on, make loads of new friends through the years, but always take comfort in each other! I love these girls and have visions of them growing up and meeting up for dinner in the Harbor to catch up! Audrey is pretty certain they will be "grown up" friends!

And amidst this friendship I met the sweetest families and also forged new friendships of my own. I love that!

So when the Filands asked me to take some family pictures I was honored and so excited!!! And what transpired was SO MUCH FUN!!! Seriously, this family....so fun, and loving and playful! I loved every second of capturing their goofiness and loving ways and as you'll see from the pictures - they are obviously super models in the making.

Beautiful parents....

And this is Mia - 7 years old and a crack up!

Mia, stop growing - you look so big in this picture!

See, told ya....super models!

Eliza's parents came for part of the morning as well. And honestly - their love and his care for her were so palpable. I adored them!

And this is Nicole, the sweetest big sis!!! She is obviously well loved!

Brien and Nicole - together since their Sophomore year of high school and now they are about to enter their last year of college!!! Congratulations you guys! WOW!

And then we decided to change location and add the pooches to the mix.

Thanks Brien for being the KEY to getting their attention!

Mothers and daughters....love these!

Such a gorgeous family!

Thanks Filands for letting me hang out and capture this time of your lives! I loved it!!