Sunday, December 29, 2013


the day after Christmas we got to head up to Utah with the Earl clan to hang out at the cabin and even spend a couple days skiing!!! (and snowboarding for Jason) it was so much fun.  the first day the girls spent the morning in ski school so mom and dad had a little date, snow style!
all three came out of ski school fantastic skiers! so we spent the last hour or so on the slopes with our 3 big girls!  it was so much fun seeing what they had learned and capturing it all on the GoPro.  

by day two, the girls were speeding down the mountain so well, it was tough keeping up.  (especially this post-partum momma).  what a fun way to ring in the new year!  ( thanks to grandma and grandpa for watching the little kids while we played!)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

it's christmas time, again!

this Christmas was the first we shared as a complete family.  these cuties looked cute in their Christmas jammies as they slumbered in anticipation of a fun morning!
Santa did not disappoint.  each child received just what they were hoping for, and we got to capture it all with Daddy's gift, a GoPro.  

American Girls were at the top of everyone's lists this year.  In our family, if you would like to ask Santa for an American Girl doll, you first have to read the books and give the family a report on the time period.  Anna can take on a whole series no problem.  But for the younger readers (or non readers in Avery's case) we settle for 1 book.  So these are the smiles of girls who truly earned their dolls.  

Anna gave me these awesome glasses, and Dad gave all his girls golf hats for their one on one golf dates.  
Zoe received her Daddy Bear, a special bear we make for each child on their first Christmas.  Each bear has a loving message recorded by Dad. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

earl family blog book 2013

every year we "surprise" our parents with a year in review book:

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

looks can be deceiving

this may look like an old water heater, but i bet you didn't know it was a bucking bronco.  
these kids were having a blast "helping" Jason!  on a side note: we know have hot water again!  win-win!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

student of the month!

Madeline was chosen student of the month for the attribute of Gratitude.  We couldn't be prouder. 

student of the month photos
Mrs. Casey wrote, "Maddie is a respectful, polite and kind girl.  She helps her peers whenever it is necessary and Maddie is a role model to our class."

it's is always so wonderful to see others see the great qualities in our kids that we see.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013


these are the only photos i got from our amazing Thanksgiving in California. 
beautiful thanksgiving table
everything was gorgeous, everything was delicious, and we had an amazing time with family and friends!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

november fun

our November was unusually slow thanks to this little monkey. she keeps us up and keeps us on our toes all day.  there is very little photographic evidence of this.  
sleeping baby

Saturday, November 2, 2013

zoe 4 months

our little caboose is 4 months
4 month photos

Thursday, October 31, 2013

this is halloween - 3 superheros, a princess, and a future butterfly

i have a slight obsession with halloween. it's always been so alluring, the costumes, the makeup, the candy! taking halloween portraits is a fun way for me to capture the costumes these cuties chose.  
this year we had 3 superheros and a princess.  
halloween portraitsthe caterpillar made her appearance later in the day! 
halloween portraits

as usual, the festivities brought a crowd. 
halloween portraits
 love, love, love these faces!
halloween portraits
happy halloween!

Monday, October 14, 2013


fall soccer season was new to us this year.  in the past we have been scared off by the heat.  but Madeline and Avery are dedicated soccer players.  this year Avery had dad as a coach.  Go Blue Robins!  (yeah, you read that right, BLUE robins)
fall soccer pictures

Madeline was happy to be back with Coach Hal and her pals.  this season these cuties were the watermelons!
fall soccer pictures

Saturday, October 12, 2013

another 5 year old? happy birthday to Avery!

year 5 is such a milestone.  five year olds and learning, growing, stretching their imaginations, and gaining independence.  Avery is one inquisitive little girl, and the beach was the perfect place to celebrate this milestone birthday.  

we brought a beautiful dress for her portraits and grandma added a fun floral wreath and we ventured out to the sand and the sunset.  
child beach portraits

child beach portraits
 Avery was in heaven exploring the sand to find new treasures.
child beach portraitschild beach portraits

child beach portraits

 and turning new treasures into jewelry.
child beach portraits
child beach portraits

 and then home again.  welcome to age five little A.
child beach portraits

Monday, October 7, 2013

portraits on the beach - extended family style

when you take a vacation to the beach, with your entire extended family, you better plan on taking some formal portraits.  Autumn and I texted wardrobe ideas back and forth until we felt the cousins were perfectly coordinated. beach portraits

beach portraits

beach portraits

beach portraits

beach portraits

beach portraits
 we think the photos were Christmas card worthy.  
beach portraits

beach portraits

beach portraits

beach portraits
 grandma and grandpa went for a collage that captured the fun and beauty of our entire week!
beach portraits

beach portraits

beach portraits

beach portraits
it was a wonderful vacation, and i'm so happy we took the time out for formal beach family photos!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

zoe 3 months

it's hard to believe 3 months have gone by since this little girl made her debut.  for the occasion we broke out one of the fun outfits from aunt Lori.  
baby infant pictures
 since she was feeling like being photographed, we went for it.  
baby infant pictures
 this is the best stage to get those sweet little new smiles.  
baby infant pictures

baby infant pictures
 you can't forget the tush on this little number!
baby infant pictures
we are loving this little bundle, even while she's keeping us on our toes!