Emma & Addie: Salt Lake City, UT

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It was special meeting Emma and Addie last week. My sister-in-law gave birth to two beautiful little girls at 25 weeks. They have their ups and downs and will stay in the hospital until December. It was an incredible experience photographing Emma & Addie because I have never been around any baby that small. I know a lot of people have been asking for updates and wanting to know how they can help. Here is a link if you want updates on their progress: Gardner Twins Page. It is situations like this that really put your everyday issues into prospective. 

Dallas

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It was wonderful seeing our good friends Adam and Aubrey. I loved being able to explore Dallas with them. 

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Juice Cleanse

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This weekend we did a juice cleanse. I had been wanting to try one forever and finally decided to give it a shot. Here is what I learned from my first cleanse.

First, make sure you like the juices you are going to drink. Try out a couple of juices before you commit to the cleanse. I personally found most of the juices were not too tasty and had to plug my nose when drinking some. I did enjoy the “Joint Juice” and loved the “Health Nut”! I know of other people that did the same cleanse and really enjoyed all the juices. 

Second, I found that you don’t get hungry. I figured I would be starving the whole day, but actually I felt great! I was never full after drinking a juice but also did not feel like I was lacking anything.

Third, you feel amazing after the cleanse. Once I finished the cleanse I had energy and woke up the next day with a clear mind.   

Please note that everyone reacts differently, so it’s important that you listen to your body. I’m not sure if I will do a cleanse again, but I’m really glad I gave it a shot. 

If you want to try the juice cleanse we did you can order it here: http://rootspressedjuices.com/  

*This post was not sponsored by Roots Pressed Juices; all opinions are my own. 

Blueberry Picking

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When we were in Michigan I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pick blueberries in one of the blueberry states. I can honestly say that the berries we picked were the best I have ever had.  

August

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August has been a month of traveling. It has been so fun exploring new places and spending time with family. I’m sad to see the summer end. 

Tags: August recap

Flower Arranging

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One of my favorite hobbies is flower arranging. I loving picking out flowers and turning them into something beautiful. This past weekend I went to California and had a fanatic time arranging flowers with my sister and sister in law. 

Kalan & Mikey: Danville CA

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It was fun being able to take a few pictures of these newlyweds in California last weekend. 

Recent Read: The Silver Star

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Jeannette Walls is one of my favorite authors. The Silver Star is fiction and therefore little different than her first two books (“The Glass Castle” & “Half Broke Horses”). I enjoyed this book, because it was well written and did not take much effort to read. The book flowed smoothly and the characters were well developed and strong. By the end of book I was attached to most of the characters. I felt their frustration, sadness, and excitement.  

If you liked the Glass Castle you will love this book as well.  

Canada

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Me and Mr. took a quick day trip to St. Joseph Island in Canada. The quickest way for us to get there was via boat. We arrived around lunch time and spent the afternoon looking at little shops, eating lunch, and enjoying the most incredible ice cream. If you ever get a chance to go to St. Joseph island I recommend stopping by Camille’s Cafe for lunch and getting ice cream at The Sugar Shack. 

Neebish Island

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Me and Mr. spent a few days up in Neebish Island. Mr.’s grandparents have a cabin right on the water and were kind enough to let us stay with them. We had no access to phone or email, which made for a very relaxing time. I could not have asked for a more perfect vacation. I’m already looking forward to our next stay!