Monday, July 23, 2012

Something To Smile About

I figured it was time to lighten things up on this ol' blog of mine. :)Caleb's brother Nate and his wife Amanda are just starting up their own photography business. I'd share their website with you, but I haven't been given permission just yet*. Nate and Amanda spent most of their time during our vacation in San Diego behind their new, beautiful camera. Caleb and I teased them that it was like having the paparazzi around. Ha!

Nate and Amanda are both very artsy and quite talented and I believe they will have a lot of success with their photography. Recently, they sent us their favorites of the photos they took in San Diego. I could not believe how many great smiles they caught of my two sweet babes.

I LOVE these photos (and these faces and smiles). I think Nate and Amanda did a great job at capturing Ellie and Ethan's personalities. I wish I was as carefree, full of life and joy as these two are. I had to share my favorite photos on here. Enjoy!

Can you see how much these two love spending time with their daddy? And vice versa?

Enjoying the hot tub. If you ask Ellie, it was her favorite thing about going on vacation.
An afternoon at Balboa Park and riding the carousel.
This is so Ethan. He always begs to be outside. :)
And last but not least, a day on the beach. These are my FAVORITE!

 Thank you Nate and Amanda! I will cherish these photos for years to come. We wish you the best of luck with your photography business.

*I was just given permission to share Nate and Amanda's photography site. Check them out at


Courtney said...

They did such a great job capturing memories from that vacation. Ellie looks like she is in heaven the entire time

Stephanie Dean said...

Such awesome photos. Let me know when their site is up, cause we'll probably need them in January!

amanda howard. said...

You are so sweet, Christine! Thanks for such a nice post and kind words! You have total permission to share our site in any way you would like! It was just "top secret" for a week at first to make sure family and closest friends got to check it out before we shared it with the world. :) The world knows now, so go crazy. :) :). Excited to see everyone soon again Labor Day! Hope you are all doing well!

Nate said...

Thanks so much Christine!

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

Husband, Caleb

Husband, Caleb
Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Our 1st Miracle

Our 1st Miracle
Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

Our 2nd Miracle

Our 2nd Miracle
Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

Our 3rd Miracle

Our 3rd Miracle
Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.


We fight one day and then the next day we're fine. We're always loud and crazy when we get together. We're very passionate. We've been through it all together, lots of ups and downs. We're eachother's biggest supporters.


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