Senior Pictures: Emiley

Finally was able to get together with this beauty to knock some photos out before the Inglemoor Vikings volleyball team head to the State tournament.  I’m so proud of all this young lady has accomplished as an athlete and student.  So here’s a favorite to wish her good luck at State!

Em.

Em.

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Engaged: Brandon & Tye

Love is awesome.  These two, awesome.  Mildly uncooperative weather made for a wet but very fun morning in Seattle.  For all of you who thought Seattle was sunshine and rainbows after the amazing summer we had, here’s proof of grey skies and rain and us crazies who go play in it no matter what.

Brandon and Tye were engaged in August while on vacation in Hawaii.  A couple of weeks before they left, we were at a family party and I may have mentioned they were an adorable couple and when they got engaged, I wanted to do their photos – no pressure.  So I was pretty excited when I heard the great news.  Here are a couple of my favorites from the morning.  I’m so glad we had been planning this weekend for months when the article came out this week about the gum wall getting a cleaning this next week.  So along with the colored powder being thrown, a champagne fight, and the rain, we have 20 years worth of gum on a wall.

At the market.

At the market.

Color powder bean bags and the gum wall.

Color powder bean bags and the gum wall.

Colored powder, champagne, and super heroes at the Pike's Place gum wall.

Colored powder, champagne, and super heroes at the Pike’s Place gum wall.

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Wedding Preview: Mrs. & Mrs.

Shelbe and Chauntae got married today!!!  I’ve been waiting a whole year for this since their engagement last fall and these ladies did not disappoint.  The entire day was beautiful from these two lovelies, the venue, hard work and detailing that got put into each piece of the morning.  It stormed hard, and then broke so we still got to go outside to do some photos.  These beauties are amazing, and so in love.  Congratulations my friends!

First look.

First look.

No peeking!

No peeking!

Hanging out in the shoe shine.

Hanging out in the shoe shine.

Mrs. and Mrs.

Mrs. and Mrs.

The rings.

The rings.

Married!

Married!

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You’re how many?

I made it back in town from my vacation in time to hang out with this kid for his 5th birthday.  I don’t know where the time has gone, but this sweet boy stole my heart long ago.  I’m so grateful to be his Auntie and cherish every day I get to spend with him.

Still not sure about this candle business.

Still not sure about this candle business.

Got 'em!

Got ’em!

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Chase

This kid steals my heart every time I get to see him, as do all the babes in my life.  And much like all the others, he’s growing up too fast.  Chase turns 2 next month!

Chase - 23 months.

Chase – 23 months.

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Wedding Preview: Jake and Kelly

Ceremony this morning and reception tonight means a little editing this afternoon for a quickie preview for the Moya and Flake families! Especially for those who couldn’t make it and photos via text aren’t cutting it. I was going to wait a day or two to post something, but then I got on the Facebook and saw that the fam had already been posting photos, so I figured why not? Kelly and Jake were sealed this morning at the Seattle Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located in Bellevue, Wa. The happy couple has their reception tonight which means more photos to follow and is off to Disneyland in the morning for the honeymoon. Congratulations to last Moya daughter! It’s been such a joy watching you grow up into such a beautiful young lady!

Just married!

Just married!

First kiss!  Ok, maybe not...but the first one the whole family got to see.

First kiss! Ok, maybe not…but the first one the whole family got to see.

Momma and her last baby girl.

Momma and her last baby girl.

Jake and Kelly.

Jake and Kelly.

Jake and Kelly outside the Temple in our miracle no-rain window.

Jake and Kelly outside the Temple in our miracle no-rain window.

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Scottish Lakes Hike

Adventure time in the North Cascades! Our 12 mile hike that we planned for Larch Lake yesterday ended up being 21 miles, a 3,000 foot gain in elevation, 12 hours and only seeing Julius Lake. And it would have been longer if not for the kindness of a beautiful soul named Zeke who will be getting a thank you card and care package from the 4 of us. My best friend and her husband laughed at me when I told them we were going on a 12 mile hike, and rightfully so after playing a volleyball tournament the day before. It was about mile 6 that I couldn’t feel my legs or butt anymore. And about mile 9 after 3 miles on a steep incline with one more to go that I finally started having legit pain. I’d say mile 15 was when I would have done anything to get off the mountain.

Things I learned: Do research on more than one trail hiking website. Take the Aleve the first time you say you need to, not when you finally remember at the end of the hike. Your body will put up with a lot more than you think it will. Freeze dried meals aren’t that bad. And hiking poles are amazing. Today, all I can say is I made it out of bed this morning to work not feeling nearly as awful as I thought I would and managed to make some lovely pictures of fall colors.

Fall colors on the hike up the logging road.

Fall colors on the hike up the logging road.

A small lake about midway through the hike.

A small lake about midway through the hike.

Our new chipmunk friend.

Our new chipmunk friend.

Fun Forest my ass.

Fun Forest my ass.

Lake Julius.

Lake Julius.

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Baby Bro

What’s a visit to the Burtis house with out pictures of both kids? Here is Chase who is now 14 months old, walking for the most part on his own, stumbling here and there, eating like a beast, and enjoys crawling up the slide. No, I did not teach him that one.

Chase sliding with Uncle Brandon's help.

Chase sliding with Uncle Brandon’s help.

Chase likes to go up the slide.

Chase likes to go up the slide.

Chase playing.

Chase playing.

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Addi

Addi is now 4 months old and 11 lbs. She’s huge compared to the last time I saw her in July, but still bitty for her age. She’s a happy little girl and is starting to coo and interact with people more. I got to witness her putting her foot in her mouth for the first time today as well as getting thrown up on. As payback, I will be taking embarrassing photos of you for the rest of your life pretty girl!

Addi, 4 months.

Addi, 4 months.

Addi.

Addi.

Addi found her foot for the first time today!

Addi found her foot for the first time today!

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Ryan turns 4!

Granted it was on Wednesday this week, the party was today. There were new friends and presents for Ryan, a Monster’s cake, and lots of family. This kid has lots of love in his life and it shows!

Ryan opening presents.

Ryan opening presents.

Ryan blowing out his candles.

Ryan blowing out his candles.

Mommy and Ryan.

Mommy and Ryan.

Ryan with new friends.

Ryan with new friends.

Mischief.  That kid is going to be trouble.

Mischief. That kid is going to be trouble.

Mommy and Ryan.

Mommy and Ryan.

The cake.  Ryan picked it out himself.

The cake. Ryan picked it out himself.

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