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As I’ve stated before, I love Easter & it is fast approaching. Today I did a trial run for my Easter Mini sessions. It was SO much fun & the bunnies were so sweet and soft! I just had to hop on and share some pics :-)

Rory & Leighton were SO excited & thought it was hilarious because Harry Bunny was eating celery



Logan even loved the bunnies!

Ashlynn thought they were wonderful

And an out take from before the session of my adorable son and my awesome man :)

If you are interested in booking an Easter Mini Session with these adorable bunnies. I still have a few spots available. Sessions are $75 and include a disc of 7 to 10 high resolution files :) email me at TurtleDovePhotography@gmail.com to book your session

Well yesterday was my sweet little girl’s 5th birthday. She spent the first part of her day with her siblings at her father’s house while I went to work. It is the very first birthday that I didn’t get to spend the entire day with her :( By the time I got her home I was so ecstatic & we had SO much fun! My mom made an awesome birthday cake for her & we bought her a ton of presents & ended the night by going to Chick Fil-A and letting them run around in the play area. Here are a couple vpics & one short but HILARIOUS video!


My mom was nice enough to snap a picture for me :D

Rory’s reaction to one of the toys I bought her lol

Here are a couple more recent shots since I haven’t posted in a while :)

I just got home from an awesome vacation in Utah. Where I had an awesome time hanging out with my brother & getting to know my boyfriend’s family a bit better :)

First we stopped at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. We had gotten just a cheap little hotel. Actually it was the CHEAPEST hotel we could find ON the strip. When we finally got to the hotel we discovered that we had to wait in a very long line. It was probably about an hour wait. When we finally made it to the check-in lady Jamieson asked if there was any kind of event going on. The lady told us that there wasn’t but to make up for our wait she would upgrade us to the penthouse suite! HELLO! That was seriously AWESOME & of course I had to take some pictures!

One of the AWESOME view

After a quick evening on the strip we headed out bright and early for Salt Lake City. The drive was gorgeous!


Umm. . . Sweetheart. . I don’t think those pumps work

On New Years we decided to head to the Aquarium in Sandy, UT. It’s called the Living Planet Aquarium and it is awesome! If you haven’t been and are in the area I recommend it! It’s only a $10 admission & takes an hour or two to get through. It’s been years since I’ve been to any aquarium so that was tons of fun!

Here’s one of Jamieson with his mom & dad.







Well after an awesome week away. All I can say is I missed my kids ridiculously! I have never been away from them more than 2 days & being gone from them for an entire week was insanely hard! So as much as I was sad to leave I am so ecstatic to be home with my little ones!

I absolutely LOVE the holidays! This year Jamieson helped decorate the tree! The kids had so much fun and you KNOW I had to take pictures! This is my favorite one of the evening! Four of my favorite people partaking in holiday cheer :D

As usual I am a tad behind on blogging! Last Sunday the boyfriend & I decided to head to Disneyland, we both have season passes & he had the day off. The day started out fantastic. In the morning I had a session with a wonderful family whom I absolutely adore. After my session I headed over to Jamieson’s house, where he proceeded to make us both lunch before our day. We then got into the car and drove to Disneyland & better yet actually got off on the CORRECT exit this time! WOOHOO!!! SO far the day is going great & we start off by getting a fastpass to Indiana Jones, then head over to Soaring and Jamieson took a phone pic of us in line :)

After Soaring we headed to the rapids ride. Well this is where the fun really began :) We were all anticipating who was going to get the wettest, the lady sitting in the raft with us informed us that she ALWAYS gets soaked on this ride. Then after only seconds of being on the ride it broke down! I didn’t even know that was possible! The raft literally BROKE down. . . we were STUCK. . . in moving water!??? That in itself was highly comical. When we finally got to going again we immediately go down a small fall & had to start laughing when the lady did indeed get soaked. Then get this. . . we break down AGAIN! hahahahaha we finally get going and this time Jamieson took most of the splashing water :)

So then we head to the the roller coaster and this poor kid, 10-13yrs old, in line behind us was terrified. I remember those days, I told him that the roller coaster doesn’t go any faster than his dad drives. It only gets to about 80mph or so. . . Hey it’s true, the G-force is what makes it feel faster hehehe & hey it helped because the kid wasn’t freaking out anymore :p

After Soaring we head to Indiana Jones. I LOVE Indiana Jones & it is even better when you get to ride in the front row, which we did. Of course shortly into the ride, it broke down, then they couldn’t get the lights back on, then it broke down again! I was highly amused! EVERY time I go to Disneyland with Jamieson at least one ride breaks down. Now 2 of them have!

So we get through Indiana Jones and head to the haunted mansion. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the haunted mansion at Christmas time! They redo the entire thing so that it is Nightmare Before Christmas themed! Seeing as that is one of my favorite movies I think it is so neat to see! Jamieson had never seen it so I made him suffer through the long line. The line itself wouldn’t have been too bad. Unfortunately the guy behind us thought he was God’s gift to singing, and even more unfortunate, well for us anyways, is that he really wasn’t. He insisted on singing the ENTIRE 45 minutes we were in line! At one point we thought it would be a good idea to offer him $20 if he’d shut up for the rest of the wait. . . I was good and refrained though, but just barely. Then once we were on the ride OF COURSE it broke down as well! Not once, not twice but THREE times!!!! Poor Jamieson was NOT having a good time! But by the second time I was busting up laughing, and when it happened a 3rd time I think I was in tears from laughing so hard. In all honesty what else can you do? I mean seriously, what are the odds that 3 out of 5 of the rides we went on that day would break down while we were on them hahaha. All in all though, it was nice just to have a day with my guy, even at a broken down Disneyland!

Oh and I still love Disney! hahaha

Ok and now back to work! I wanted to share a couple pictures from a couple recent sessions! I’m so far behind on posting them I thought I’d throw them up :)

Here is the first person to show up to Nov. 7th’s marathon session :) Thanks for coming out Jill! Your puppies are gorgeous & oh so sweet :) I hope you enjoy the pictures!


Here are a few from Robert’s session :) I really do need to stop taking pictures of absolutely adorable babies! It makes me miss mine being so tiny!



Happy Belated Halloween

November 11, 2010

Ok, So I am really behind on my blogging! Holiday rush always sets me back a bit! I just wanted to hop on and share pics from our Halloween :)







I was woken up at 6:30am by my 4.5 yr old crawling into bed with me. “Mommy, wake up. Let’s go have fun! It’s a bright sunny day!” Well how can I possibly say no to that? So I got the kids fed and dressed and we headed over to Los Rios. We were originally going to do some apple picking but discovered that they still had raspberries! So we decided to go ahead and pick some of those as well. The kids had a blast :) We discovered that not only does Rory love raspberries, so does Ashlynn & even more Ashlynn loves to feed them to people hahaha. Overall it was a great morning. :)







Taken by my friend :)




Look Logan they go in the basket


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~Jenilee
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