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Kim & Jason TTD

Well, since Facebook has taken over and the blog has been neglected, I think I am down to like 8 readers.  And since Kim and Jason are two of those frustrated, neglected souls, the least I can do is post photos of them from their Trash the Dress session yesterday.  It was Africa hot yesterday, but we got some gret stuff and had some good laughs getting it.

One of the first shots of the afternoon:

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We stopped at Rita’s for some cool refreshment and caught the attention of management, who came outside to take their own photos to send to corporate.  We each walked away with smiles and free Rita’s in hand.  THANK YOU to the girls at the Odenton Rita’s!!

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Then we stopped at an unnamed rival school that boasts a pretty sweet field and took some fun pics:

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And just in case we forget which anniversary we are celebrating:

 

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Then it was off to Ben Oaks, where Kim & Jason had their first kiss.  DSC_0504

 

Then Kim really wanted a water shot, but she was a little afraid of crabs.  Here’s what happens when she suspects a crab is underfoot:

 

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And I got this great shot of just Kim at the beginning of the night:

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I had a great time, you two.  Love you both!

Dr. Aidan in the house

Yesterday I got to visit with Aidan and Caleb, who I haven’t seen since shortly after Caleb was born.  He is now 3 months old, and quite a chubby bubby!  Mom wanted to get some shots for Daddy’s office, so here is Caleb being a great sport while he is given a thorough once-over by Dr. Aidan:

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I also love this shot:

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And I got a few of just Caleb to mark his 3 month milestone:

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And these last two are just irresistable…he is so expressive!

 

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This one makes  me giggle…

 

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The Rafter’s

It was the big annual Easter Egg hunt at Melissa & Andy’s yesterday, and the Rafters were out in full Easter cuteness.  It was pretty windy yesterday, so we used the red wall in their sunroon for a lot of the pics (which I think looks great!) Here is the Oak Family:

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David’s family:

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Sarah’s family (who we managed to get outside in between bursts of wind, which Sadie thought were hilarious):

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Becky’s boys:

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Well, that is a little snippet of everyone…Thank you guys so much for having me out!  It was great seeing everyone again!

Ziggy…where are you??!

I made some more new friends yesterday…meet Jessica & Dan who are expecting their first child in the next couple weeks.  They want the sex of the baby to be a surprise, so for now, the affectionatley refer to him/her as ‘Ziggy’.  Adorable…

Here’s a great shot of the happy couple & baby bump:

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Jessica’s mom made this needlepoint for her when she was a baby, and now they have it hanging in Ziggy’s room.  They have a little parlor game they are playing…wanna join?  Can you tell me what the ‘N’ stands for?? (Just hit comment and leave your guesses!)

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Look at Jessica…is she going to be the best mom ever or what? 

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Okay, okay…so we got a little silly at the end with the cigar and pickle martini.  And the Safe Baby Handling Book was TOO funny!

I love the snuggle in this next one…

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Thank you guys so much for having me out!  Can’t wait to meet Ziggy!  😉

Merchant Belly

More new friends today!  John & Marjorie are expecting their first child in the next couple weeks, so we met today to capture this very special time in their lives.  I’m going to start with my favorite…these two are bound to make a good looking baby, don’t you think?

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Wait…maybe this was my favorite:

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Hmmm…maybe it was this one…

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Does Marjorie make ‘pregnant’ look good or what?!

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I can’t wait to meet Connor!  🙂

The Lee Family

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 My new friends, the Lee’s, are celebrating the arrival of the newest member, little Caleb.  Big brother, Aidan, is soooo excited he’s here…he loves to hold him and feed him and entertain him!  Caleb has an insatiable appetite, but we manged to get some great stuff in between him hitting the bottle…

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 I love those lips!

Aidan was a hoot…plenty of good smiles from him:

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 And I love this last one of Daddy holding Caleb (he finally crashed out after eating everything in sight):

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 Thank you guys so much for having me out!  It was great to meet you!  What a beautful family…

 

Miss Mia

Mia is the cousin of Elliott (whose 6 month pics are below).  Thier moms are sisters, and these two were born 13 days apart.  How cool is that?  So Mia showed of her sitting up skills, and was very giggly…well, for a littel while anyway.  😉

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I love those teeth poking out of her gummy smile…

Heres the whole fam:

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And I loved this sweet shot of her & Mommy…

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The Barr-Sanchez Family

Nothing pleases me more than making new friends, and meeting this fam was no exception.  Isabella greeted me with a huge smile and wanted to show me all her cool stuff.  Braxton wasn’t quite as sure about me, but once he saw Isabella thought I was cool, he warmed up quickly, too.  Here she is playing a little peek-a-boo to warm him up:

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Before long, the giggles started flowing and we moved the party to Isabella’s room.  And it isn’t everyday that you’re allowed to play in the top bunk, but it was working for us:

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Here is Isabella, again, showing me her infectious smile:

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And I love this shot of Braxton on Mommy’s great rug:

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It was so great meeting you guys!  Thanks to Susie for the hook-up!

Gaius in ONE!

More proof that time is going by too quickly…Gaius has turned one!  His family and friends gathered in Annapolis to celebrate…here is the birthday boy with Mom & Dad:

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Here is his beyond-adorable cake, done by Caroline’s Cakes:

gauis01There has been a monkey-theme in the Holmes home since the begninning, so it was only fitting to find it everywhere at this party.  And the taste factor of the cake was equal to the cute factor.

Present time!  Present time!  Open a present see whats inside!

How about some puppy love?

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Happy Birthday, you little monkey! 🙂

The Austraw Family

Elliott, the youngest member of this family, hit his 6-month milestone last month, so a photo session was in order.  He is sitting up on his own, scooching around on his belly…all kinds of fun stuff!  Here is the fam early on a Saturday morning:

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You can see Elliott is totally into his feet in that one…

Here he is looking handsome in his sweater:

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Mommy and Daddy giving a little love:

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I love the look on his face in that one…

And here he is with big brother Elliott (who had to be torn away from his 4th bowl of Lucky Charms to get this):

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Thanks so much for having me out!  It was great to see you guys again!


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