I’ve known Wes for about 20 years. In high school he had the best hair, could do standing back tucks and was pretty much the coolest guy ever.
Now he’s my Life Insurance and Investment guy and I’ve quite literally trusted him with my life savings.
The neatest thing is that he married my husband’s brother’s wife’s sister. My sister in law’s sister. So I think that makes him my Brother-in-law once removed, or something. 😉
Earlier this year, I had the privilege of photographing both their Maternity pics, and the newborn pics of their sweet baby boy.
Shannon Hilton Photography & Divas and Dudes Kids Hair Salon are teaming up to make this the BEST Mother’s Day EVER. Seriously…EVER. If you haven’t been to Divas and Dudes yet…you need to check them out. They are the coolest, hippest place for your kids & tweens to get haircuts, highlights, manicures & pedicures. Plus they do Mom cuts & styles too and have the most unique trinkets, accessories & baby clothes in their retail area. My 3 kids love it there, and I get my hair done there now too. I’m so excited to team up with them for this amazing Mother’s Day Promo. This is a double Promo! Two different awesome things happening. Promo 1: You can WIN a free Photography session with Shannon Hilton Photography by entering to win at Divas and Dudes! Enter your name in the ballot box to win one of FIVE free sessions to use any time before October 1, 2014. Studio or outdoor! Promo 2: Buy a “Momma Love” Gift Certificate for $150. It includes a Mom & two kid’s haircuts from Divas and Dudes and a Photo Session with one Digital File from Shannon Hilton Photography. That’s a value of $356! And they NEVER expire! You can purchase them below, or at Divas & Dudes! (Or better yet…get your hubby to!)
My beautiful Bella turned 8 a couple weeks ago. Just realized I never blogged about it. My poor middle child. Better late than never!
At eight, Bella loves to dance. She is all of a sudden very girly – growing out her bangs and spending a lot more time on her hair, especially before Dance class. She won’t play outside without the perfect outfit. She mixes & matches her outfits and loves bright colours. She has an awesome imagination and is a huge cheerleader to everything her siblings do. She’s starting to fight to get her way, getting very upset when things don’t go as planned, as is the messiest kid ever, which makes it very frustrating for her sister who shares a room with her! She loves photography -had a photo shoot with her brother the other night, and made sure she remembered the Rule of Thirds.
I love excitement. I plan our next trip on the way home from the airport. I always have to have something to look forward to – an event to plan, a trip to book, a company to start. I start fights with my husband to ‘kick things up a notch’. I’m often ‘that Mom’; causing drama by over-thinking things. I rant a lot. I rant on Facebook, I rant at Parent Council Meetings.
I crave drama & excitement.
But I woke up on Sunday morning …content.
My fat pants stayed on all day. We had nothing to do but go to dinner at Gramma’s (the fat pants stayed on for that too). And I pulled out my ‘good camera’. The camera that, these days, only comes out of the camera bag for shoots I’m being paid for, courses I’m teaching, or ‘events’.
I wanted to capture our day. Our normal day.
This is what it looked like.
Charlie and I share this chair most mornings. I love the way he rests his foot on my leg.
We went to Cancun at the end of January. It was amazing.
We stayed at the Gran Caribe and have no complaints. Zilch. It was fabulous, as is their resort in Playa Del Carmen, where we stayed a year and a half ago.
Here are my favourite pics from the trip. (And a video of Abby flipping off a yoga ball in the sand on the beach!)