7 years old, simple, reflective, strong, reserved, observant, beautiful heart, creative, thinker, sensitive, honest, intuitive, smart, matter of fact, decisive, family oriented, determined, helpful, articulate, loving!

Kind of crazy that I see all that in a picture...but I do!

My sweet girl - I hope as you grow you always feel "seen". We see you and love you just because you are you!

Balloon Festival 2011

This past weekend we ventured over to Prosser, WA for the 2011 Hot Air Balloon Festival. Can I just say it was gorgeous, warm and so relaxing!!! I had to share some of this trip with you all!

So let us begin and fly away....

Watching these balloons inflate....what a sight!

And off they go!

After we watch them go up - we head over to the river to really catch the sights!!

There is lots to see and good photo taking opportunities!

Honestly, I've never seen anything like what your about to see. Seriously beautiful!!!

I love these tender moments! Grandma's love!

And as you can imagine...with all this amazing hot air balloon excitement...we started seeing a lot of these....BIG GIANT SMILES!!!

Can I just say how much I adore Jan and Lee? I mean honestly they are so loving to everyone. And their love for each other is truly inspiring!

I don't think Audrey put her camera down all weekend either! She LOVED it!

Utter beauty! Honestly!

We all give a million thumbs up to the Balloon Festival!

Have a happy week!


Cheers to you Amy!

Today I dedicate this post to a dear friend turning 40. Amy - you wanted a surprise party and you got it girl! I hope you enjoyed every second. There were many beautiful pictures of her day, but I wanted to share a few that stood out to me!!!

Amy is a friend, daughter, wife, sister and a sweet mom....Bodie is her baby boy! Aren't they adorable?

So let me back up and start from the beginning! Amy has been "hinting" for a while (AKA, blatantly asking us all) to remind her husband that she wanted a big party to celebrate her first 40! Way to go Pete and Tricia for pulling off the surprise of the year! She was SO surprised!

I hope you felt the love Amy!

I think Pete did too and I think he was completely relieved that the cat was out of the bag...FINALLY!

Let the party begin!

Now these four are regulars on my blog....Scrivens and Gendreaus...buddies til' the end!

And we must give a shout out to Amy's mama - for without her we would have no Amy!!!

And beautiful friends!

Can you believe my dear friend DOES NOT OWN A CAMERA?? I felt the need to capture some sweet mama moments!

And a few just melted my heart!

My beautiful friend, I hope you had a magnificent day! You are very loved and I wish you the happiest of birthdays! Cheers to your next 40!