26 hours of driving with 3 little kids! ~ Redlands, CA ~ Family Photography

There were 3 adults and 3 kids, the kids ranging in age from 7 months to almost 4 years old. All of which who were shoved and packed into a Chrysler Pacifica for the long 26 hour car ride to College Station, TX. What in the world was I thinking? Oh yes, It was that time of year again! The time of year when families gather together to celebrate the holidays. Usually, I happily go 2 miles away to where my mom & dad live and celebrate with them. However, this year we decided to change it up a bit and take my 2 week vacation and spend half of it in Texas with my Sister-in-law and her boyfriend/boyfriend’s family. I’ve never been to Texas so it sounded like a great idea to me. 🙂 The drive was LONG but went surprisingly smoothly. The expected 23 hour drive turned into 26, when you think about all the diapers that need to be changed, and bottles that need to be made, not to forget the snack and potty breaks. The adults arrived utterly exhausted. . . if only the kids felt the same way. Unfortunately, when you are a small child and you have sat still for 26 hours straight, you have this undying urge to destroy the nearest house. . . Sorry Codi & Juan! 😉 So in came my 2 year old and my 4 year old on a rampage, with all sorts of bottled up energy to spare. . . I wish I could have just a quarter of the energy my children have! After spending one day in College Station we headed over to Houston to spend a few days with Juan’s sister Judy and her awesome family. I must say they are lucky they got rid of us when they did as it was hard to leave such an awesome chef! Judy has to be one of the best cooks I’ve ever met! I absolutely adore Mexican food and to get home cooked Mexican food for 2-3 days straight was AMAZING! I even tasted Cow tongue for the first time and it was YUMMY! After a few days in Houston we drove back to College Station and hung out for the evening. The next day Codi took us on a tour of her campus (Texas A&M) and taught me all about sawing off the Longhorns hahaha. We even took the chance for an impromptu session with Codi & Juan. Afterwards, I wanted to get the kids souvenirs, seeing as I am the most illiterate person when it comes to sports and teams so I was laughing and a bit repulsed by the stuffed animals whom had their little horns sawed off. Needless to say, my kids all got hats 😉 Overall it was such a great trip! I was sorry to leave, but am glad to be back in the comfort of my own home 🙂

All Cuddled up with Daddy
Lynnbug & DaddylynnbugLogan
His pants were MUCH to big!
logan pantsMelt down!
The gang
Tried to get a picture of Rory giving Aunt Codi a kiss, apparently Rory thought it would be better to lick her. . . NICE
lick kiss
The Aggie Hats!
Aggie Hat
Codi ~ The Chemist :p
codi and juan
codi and juan
Get a room!

Oh and this is why I don’t have many pics of the kiddos! Make sure to turn off the music below and turn the volume up. Sorry for the blurriness- I’m a photographer NOT a videographer lol! Look below for what she is saying

The first little bit is hard to understand so here it is :p
Rory- “No No, no pictures”
Mommy- Rory can I take your picture?
Rory- “No Maybe Logan”

Oh and don’t mind the toy cluttered house. . . and yes those are hot dogs my kids are running around with LOL

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I’ve accepted that I like to get Peed on.

Never in my life did I think that I would get peed on, on a regular basis, and just accept it. Yet I do. It started when I first brought my daughter home from the hospital (almost 4 years ago). It’s ok, I thought to myself, she’s a girl, she “can’t” pee on me. BOY was I wrong. Not only could she pee on me, I sometimes think she purposely waited for when her diaper was off just so she could see if her aim was improving.

Then came my son, now their pee is far less predictable as it can go in a number of directions. It’s alright though, because after my daughter I’ve got this ‘not getting peed on thing’ DOWN! New Diaper under the bum, quick change and pull up if baby starts to go. So just when I think, ok I’m not going to get peed on anymore, I come up with the brilliant idea to take naked baby bum pics. After all what is cuter than a fresh little baby in their birthday suit? Only one problem, these cute little babies aren’t potty trained. So yep, I get peed on. I get peed on EVERY time I do a newborn session. So I have come to the conclusion that I must ‘like’ to get peed on, because I keep on doing the pics. . . Or maybe, just maybe, the pictures that result from a little ‘pee’ are totally worth it. What do you think? Am I crazy or is this worth a little pee?Sweet little guySweet little guySweet little guy

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I called the cops on a dog.

My husband was working late, and I was sitting at home editing away, when all of a sudden I started hearing all sorts of banging on my house. It sounded like some one was trying to tear through my house. My entire house was shaking. What the heck is going on I thought. When I attempted to peek out the window I discovered that all of our outdoor lights were out. *EEEK* I then called my husband and asked him to come home. Yes I am that much of a chicken. I knew he was on his way but I keep hearing the banging, and my dogs are going wild growling and barking. So I decided I was going to call the cops. They said they would send someone over to check things out. So I sat down on my couch nerves going crazy. . 10 minutes comes and goes. . . 20 minutes comes and goes. . . 30 minutes still no cops. However, my husband arrives home from work and starts checking around the house and discovers that a dog got under our house and was chasing a cat. Nice. So here I am scared out of my mind because of a DOG! The cops never did show up, although I guess I am glad. . Could you imagine my embarrassment had they showed up. . . What would you have said to the cops? ? ?

Before I was scared out of my head, I managed to edit a few pictures =o)

David's family
So sweet to have the proud grandparents holding their sweet little grand daughter. The grandpa told me she was cute. He definitely was not lying! SO cute!

The lake was so nice, and that fountain was truly exquisite

Mommy and baby
Gorgeous mommy & daughter!

Proud uncle
What a proud uncle! I absolutely adore the mix of fall colors on the trees along with the beautiful lake. What do you think?

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I make kids eat leaves ~ Redlands, California ~ Family Photographer

Ok maybe I don’t, but I do hand them leaves to hold sometimes & the end result is them eating it :p Kids are so much fun! The things they do constantly make me laugh. I’d love to hear some of things your kids do that make you laugh? Comment below 🙂


You wouldn’t know by his cute little face but he is laughing because he bumped his head into mommy and daddy LOL



Some times I love a bit of sunflare 🙂


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