Saturday, July 31, 2010

July Birthdays

Look who turned 1 this week:

She wasn't the only one in her family that had a birthday.
Her sister did too.
She turned the big "3" earlier this month.

And here's one with the whole family:

"R" family, I enjoyed taking your girl's pictures. They are adorable. - Jen

Side note on the cake pic. You never know what a one year old will do with cake. This sweet one year old wasn't interested even after a taste. Her mom put cheerios on top of the cake to see if she would dig into the cake. She did alright, very carefully to just get the cheerios. Ha, I still think we got a pretty cute shot!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Our Colorado Retreat

This is our third year at the Baker's Cabin.
I love Estes Park, the mountains, the views.

Above is the front of the cabin and below is the view from behind its rooftop.

And this is the view from the deck sitting in the swing:

One thing I love about this cabin is how it easily entertains our crew:

Those boulders are the cabin's backyard. The kids will play for hours "climbing the mountain," and "exploring secret hideouts."
This was my view from in the cabin looking out watching our crew:

Just in life, our trip seemed to have many obstacles. Besides the one mentioned in
another post,
we had a vehicle in the shop for a few days since it sputtered up to the mountain cabin, a camera was lost (but then found), and then my daughter and I got lost while hiking (but found).
The above and below pics were taken before we got lost.
These little mishaps just add to the story of our life and our vacation.

Monday, July 26, 2010

College Roomie

When one of my roommates from college contacted me for family pics, I was elated.
I hadn't seen her in over a decade. Wowser.
It was nice seeing her as a mom.

She's got some great kids.

And pretty cute, might I add.

Thanks "H" family. It was so nice catching up and meeting your fun kids. - Jen

Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's only a sweet pea

Or is it?
I blame it on my garden
or on my lack on insight since we were on vacation.
But for whatever reason my daughter and cousins harvested what seemed to be a
innocent sweet pea from behind our Colorado cabin:
Turns out this plant is poisonous.
My little girl knows now to not eat anything except from our garden or grocery store.
Somehow our yearly trips to Estes always starts off rough.

More Colorado pics to come.

My girl is okay. The Estes Park ER staff was fabulous. She was better within 8 hours, and the next day you would never had known she was sick.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Sounds good right now.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Little princess

These cute kids.......

have a new addition in the home.

Isn't she cute!

This sweet girl's momma is something special.
She's got a heart of gold.
She loves God and earnestly seeks to be obedient to His word more than most people I know.
This sweet one is blessed to be born in this home.

My friend it was an honor and a pleasure taking pictures of your sweet children.
God has blessed you richly. - Galatians Jen

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My view

This is my view of our family hike at Clinton Lake:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunflower mini photo shoots

Back by popular demand

Sunflower mini photo shoots.
The field is starting to grow.
I foresee the third week in August the fields will be ready.
I have only a few slots left.