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a bit of rainy weather {corona, california photography}

I have been LOV-ING the weather. Lots of rain makes for really GREEN river, green areas in Corona. And the puddles and the rain and the warm clothes is a nice change and we NEED the rain SO bad here in Southern California.

Today was a back-to-back Valentine Party kind of day and as you might know I adore finding hearts in random places. So, Happy Valentine’s Day and happy heart hunting.

xo.

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February 14, 2010 - 8:54 pm

jodie - Happy Valentine’s Day Bridg! I hope you guys did something special! We started the day by locking Grayson in the car (in 20 degree weather) and ended it with Parker dumping an entire bottle of bubble bath in the toilet! Sigh.

Big Bear Snowy Drive {Big Bear Photographer}

My sister Julia and her hubby moved to Big Bear a few weeks ago. And Big Bear got epic snow 2 weeks ago. And we decided to brave the roads and get up there.

We got through the police baracades and made our way up the mountain. And once we got our chains on (we don’t normally drive in snow like this!) we were moving through the most beautiful mountain scenes I have ever seen. And because we were moving like snails I got some pretty neat shots I want to share with you.

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February 8, 2010 - 2:37 pm

monique - insane and beautiful! mmmm california

February 8, 2010 - 2:38 pm

tami - these are GORgeous bridg!

February 8, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Haylee Vowles - Love it so much, snow is beautiful… Are those clouds filling the canyon? EPIC

February 9, 2010 - 7:23 am

jodie - LOVE! I miss the mountains!!!

February 11, 2010 - 9:09 pm

art - you should come south and shoot me surfing. im much better looking than snow. im so hot ill solve all the eats coast problems with my presence

February 12, 2010 - 11:44 am

oneshotbeyond - Love that drive…those mountains when covered in snow are so beautiful!

maisano’s sourdough bread and ruby slippers.

I only purchase two things when I found out I was having a girl. The first thing was a cute dress that I couldn’t resist. And the other was a pair of ruby slippers, size 7.5. I figured it would be when she was a little over 2 to enjoy the pair but be it that she is the daughter of a 6’5″ daddy, she’s 18 months and is wearing them for the first time!

I think she’s going to be tall!

So, today we went to visit her Uncle Roger and Noni (my dad) to take photos of their new sour, sour, sourdough breads. And while we were there she was into holding the beautiful breads so I thought let’s put her up on the mock up and take a couple.

And she loves the bread and she especially loves her new fancy ruby slippers.

Maybe the saying should be when eating this new sour, sourdough, “there’s no place like eating sourdough at home”?

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February 1, 2010 - 10:58 pm

Haylee Vowles - Adorable, love it!! I want to do Marlee in an E.T. Photo. Ya know when he’s hiding in the stuffed animals ๐Ÿ™‚

February 1, 2010 - 11:36 pm

Jenni - LOVE!!!! plus i love sourdough bread! xo

February 2, 2010 - 11:36 pm

Michele (Pinkle Toes) - Okay, the title got me for sure. Love the shoes! Love how she’s turned into a little lady! Love these little glimpses into my own future!

February 7, 2010 - 6:50 pm

bridget - these pictures are beauuuuutiful!

February 23, 2010 - 8:46 pm

melinda kim - i dont know if i want to eat the insane bread or her.

April 21, 2010 - 2:24 pm

Cheryl - LOVE LOVE LOVE these shoes. Oh, and the baby is darn cute too.
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food for thought. {corona baby photographer}

I love reflecting on images from the date it is today to what I was doing a year ago. Today, Juliet was self feeding and drinking out of a cup like a “big girl”. Last year, January 2009, she was being spoon fed. And got happier as the meal wore on. Well, she gets happier like that now too. But she’s definitely a lot neater.

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February 13, 2010 - 1:47 am

Marina - oh LOOK who is all big! those eyes are just beautiful.
i love that high chair too! miss you! xoxo

a puppy named jacc {corona pet photographer}

Our sitter Chelsea (who’s off limits and only for us btw!) got this amazing new puppy, black lab, beauty, Jacc. And she asked if she could bring him over. Of course, I would love to “borrow” Jack with the kids and let them play. Who knew a puppy would be so much fun and then we could just give him back. ๐Ÿ˜‰

On a sidenote, I have been reflecting a lot this week about being a mom and about our little family. And big decisions and the little ones, the daily ones too. And especially today… for an honest post, about today having the mom-guilts. And I know, if you are a mom, you can relate. I end my days mostly satisfied. Happy that I got the kids up and dressed and practically on time to school. Everyone is fed, clothed and doing well in school. They are happy (most the time when not arguing over the wii or other silly things) and they are flurishing. Why could a mom feel guilty over that? Well, let me tell you. I think it’s because my time is so split up with 4 kiddos. And then on top of it, I attempt doing my passion, photography. Couple that with our family struggling right now, a house to clean constantly, baseball starting and a toddler that wants to put everything in her mouth, well, I guess it is a time juggling thing. I get the mom-guilts somedays and today was at one of it’s worst. Did I cuddle with them in bed long enough (so hard to do with 4 so they get to switch off with me and their dad)? Did I tell them I love them enough even though tonight I lost my cool real bad? Ugh, not so good tonight, but most days/nights this does happen? Am I doing right by them? Yep, I think so…..but could I have done more? Listened more? Yes.

And then I dig in my photo archives. I have so many things on my list but sometimes a little archive dipping is good. Good for the soul and good for the mom-guilts. And I found these.

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and I feel a little better. And I know for sure tomorrow, all afternoon, they have me and my full attention with no time splitting going on. And so, every Friday afternoon from here on out it’s going to be a mom-free-guilt day. And a kid fun day too. Because that’s what Fridays are for sure for!

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January 29, 2010 - 1:19 am

monique - oh we are living the same life a day trip apart! I especially agree with “…my time is so split up with 4 kiddos. And then on top of it, I attempt doing my passion, photography.” Dont forget the 5th child we call husbands also demanding time. When it’s all done I think they will remember the important stuff and forget that dinner was late because we were editing, or that they wore dirty jeans to school because mama had a session. You are a good mom because not only are you doing this for you but you do it for them as well

January 29, 2010 - 9:51 am

Chelsea - OH MY GOSH I love love love these pictures! He is soo big now. Makes me sad how fast he grew up and how fast your kids are going up as well =[ But makes for some wonderful pictures to look back on!

January 30, 2010 - 9:13 am

Tonia - Mom guilt, never goes away… that is what makes us good moms ๐Ÿ™‚ . 24/7 we will forever be loving, correcting, cuddling, cleaning up, scolding, listening,lossing our patience, loving, dressing, showing up late too often, loving, forgetting something, sometimes forgetting someone, loving,kissing hugging….. just to end the day in bed wondering if we did enough. Then wake up and do it all over again. With 4 kids, a husband, a full time job, I could not be any busier than I am…..and at the end of the day, I would not change a thing, before I go to bed, I thank my Father in Heaven…. for every busy moment in my life!!! You are a great mom Bridget… I love learning from you…HEY invite me to some of your “mom-free-guilt” Friday afternoons. :):) I could use some of those!