Monthly Archives: July 2009

Chandler’s sneak peek

Introducing, beautiful Chandler and her sneek peek. She is verrrrry excited to see a peek, so I’ll get right to her photo. Here you go Chan! Chandler is one cool girl and I had a great time photographing her. We had so much to talk about that I actually had to remind myself at times…


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  • chandlerJuly 31, 2009 - 11:49 am

    yayyy betsy you are amazing!! thank you 🙂

  • GailJuly 31, 2009 - 3:17 pm

    G-g-g-g-g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!!!!! You do wholesome like no other, woman! 🙂

  • Sam HoffmanJuly 31, 2009 - 8:42 pm

    YEAH! Chan chan you look fabulous!!! now i am even more excited to get my photos taken!!!!!! YAH YEAH YEAH— awesome betsy!

  • Debbie KimbroughAugust 1, 2009 - 9:19 pm

    Betsy, First off Chandler is my lovely God Child and I have known her since the day she was born.She has always been very special and you have truly captured what a beautiful young woman she is inside and out. I can see why her mom said she had tears in her eyes when she saw this photo of her. Can’t wait to see the rest of both Chandler’s and Samantha’s photo’s. Of course it does hurt that you have such wonderful subjects to work with! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • ErinAugust 3, 2009 - 12:51 am

    ahhh look at all these canterbury comments! I am so proud!

  • Tom and Eleanor BelewAugust 3, 2009 - 1:44 am

    Betsy, Congratulations! You have certainly captured the elegance of a beautiful woman; our lovely granddaughter, Chandler

  • SusieAugust 3, 2009 - 6:13 pm

    What a lovely young lady!

euphonium, continued.

I wanted to share a few more of Miles playing around with John’s euphonium. While Miles and John were doing this, The pugs were patiently waiting for dinner. We couldn’t get over how Miles puffed his cheeks out so much. After each sound Miles made he would laugh hysterically, which of course had us rolling….


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  • GailJuly 30, 2009 - 12:41 pm

    Okay, the framing on that pugs shot? GENIUS. Hope your shoot went well last night!

  • chandlerJuly 30, 2009 - 1:47 pm

    i have to agree with gail! great shot… perfect.

  • robin cornettJuly 30, 2009 - 2:11 pm

    Every time I think that boy can’t get any cuter, he does. I love those cheeks puffing out. Great shots!

  • AprilJuly 30, 2009 - 2:18 pm

    Love all the shots!!! Mile is one adorable toddler! p.s. LOVE the pugs shot…it’s like they are saying ‘what are they doing now? can’t they see we’re hungry?’

  • SherryJuly 30, 2009 - 6:32 pm

    I want to come and live with you…You have so much fun!!love ya! I want to here Miles play a note for us tonight…Grandma

  • ErickaJuly 30, 2009 - 7:07 pm

    And don’t you know Miles has THE. BEST. CHEEKS. for playing a horn of any kind!! Try a trombone and listen to him laugh then!!!! =) great shots, btw…..

  • LindsayJuly 30, 2009 - 10:06 pm

    Just when you think he cant get any cuter!!! OMG!!!

  • BetsyJuly 31, 2009 - 12:49 am

    Thank you guys soooo much!!!!!

  • CassieJuly 31, 2009 - 3:40 am

    TOO much!!

  • Diane - DB ImpressionsJuly 31, 2009 - 6:49 pm

    Good gosh he’s growing so quickly! And those eyes….gosh! Still killer. He’s awesome Betsy….wish I had opportunity to get to know you guys in person. Its so much fun to follow your blog, despite that I haven’t gotten to comment as much lately.

  • April SummersJuly 31, 2009 - 11:43 pm

    Ahhh… what a great post. I love these pictures (and Miles will too when he is older).

  • oneshotbeyondAugust 3, 2009 - 10:02 pm

    WOW. # 2 is cool and the rest are GREAT!

euphonium sneek peek

I have five bazillion hilarious and adorable photos to share from tonight, but I only have time to post one right now. However, let it be known that the perfect time to introduce your child to a brass instrument (shown here is a euphonium) is when they can blow a perfect raspberry. (That’s the way…


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  • NicoleJuly 28, 2009 - 4:11 am

    This. Is. Art! You should get a big print on your wall. Gorgeous!

  • Pat QuinnJuly 28, 2009 - 11:10 am

    Adorable, I love everything about it — the cheeks, curly hair, his reflection in euphonium and most of all his seriousness. I can’t get too much of Miles’ cuteness!!

  • AprilJuly 28, 2009 - 12:17 pm

    I agree with Nicole…you need a HUGE print of that to put in John’s office. SO ADORABLE!! You are SO talented Betsy!

  • micJuly 28, 2009 - 8:28 pm

    Blow it up huge and put it on the wall!! That shot is PERFECTION! 🙂

  • annie pJuly 29, 2009 - 10:02 pm

    i still have my old coronet (which is not in any shape to be photographed ;o), but the kids LOVE to blow on it. Very cute – this should be proudly displayed on Johns office wall.

toddler eats vegetables, film at 11

Last year I heard about something called a CSA aka, community supported agriculture. It’s where you sign up for weekly bundles of veggies from a local organic farm and you pick them up at a location near your home. Like usual, we were a day late and a dollar short last year signing up for…


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  • ErickaJuly 27, 2009 - 12:18 pm

    I think that broccoli-look-alike veggie is called Sprouting Broccoli. One of the girls I work with gets it at an organic food market and makes the best broccoli salad with it! And you can’t go wrong with Zucchini bread! My kids eat the heck outta that stuff (and I won’t tell them what’s in it so they keep eating it)! I’ve never had zucchini brownies though…. Chocolate just makes everything better. =)

  • AmandaJuly 27, 2009 - 12:48 pm

    Summer Zucchini Pasta! It’s from the How to Eat Supper Cookbook, very easy, very yummy. Super delish cold as leftovers too. =) We wanted to do a CSA as well, but just haven’t taken the plunge. Have fun!

  • donna kingJuly 27, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    Since our grandchild is PERFECT (and is being raised by very gifted parents) it comes as no surprise that of course, he eats and loves his vegetables! Thanks for the post, Bets. We always especially love the ones starring Miles!

  • SarahJuly 27, 2009 - 3:01 pm

    I say zucchini bread too. yum! Seriously I could eat all those veggies right now. I pondered joining last year and then forgot. Can you do a reminder post about it next May? teehee

  • Pat QuinnJuly 27, 2009 - 3:33 pm

    I’ll send you a recipe for an Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie, the only thing you would need to add from your goodie box is cheese and a crust. I also like to saute the small ones (sliced very thin) in a little EVOO with little seasoned salt, topped with parmesean cheese – yum. The medium sized ones I scoop out the seeds and bake with mixture of italian sausage/spaghetti sauce in the cavity and serve with more sauce and parmesean. Darn, now I’m hungry!!

  • MichelleJuly 27, 2009 - 3:57 pm

    Stop the presses!! Toddler eating veggies?? What!?

    I’ve tried signing up twice for our local CSA and keep running into glitches. Still haven’t got a box. {sigh} I guess I’ll just have to eat the brownies without the zucchini. 😉

  • olivia feyJuly 27, 2009 - 4:39 pm

    Some simple ways to eat zucchini is to just slice it up and put it on a baking sheet and drizzle it with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Just bake it for 15 minutes or so, flipping once. Or throw it on the grill with whatever else you are eating. Or since I had a lot of veggies last week, I made a pasta primavera with peppers, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, and basil.

  • ClaryJuly 27, 2009 - 6:19 pm

    CSA’s rock!! So glad yours worked out and those berries look so so yummy and Miles eating them up puts me over the top!! Both H&J are really good about eating there veggies so CSA has more than paid off. Zucchini is really good grilled like pp but even better with some parmesan cheese to top it off…the real stuff, not the canned stuff:) But the best is the following recipe for Chai-Bread…

    Chai Zucchini Bread 3 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger* [1 tablespoon grated fresh] 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg [the canned stuff works, but it is so worth tracking down the real deal] 1 teaspoon cardamom 1 & 1/2 teaspoon orange peel – dried or fresh* 1/2 teapoon freshly ground pepper 2 cups grated zucchini 3 beaten eggs 3/4 cup vegetable oil [I use a light olive oil] 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/3 cup of very strong brewed black tea [3 tea bags in 1/3 cup boiling water] 1 cup toasted walnuts or pecans

    Combine dry ingredients, add wet ingredients and stir to mix, add nuts and stir again. Divide between two well greased bread pans. Bake in center of oven set at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, turn pans and bake another 15 to 30 minutes until no crumbs stick to a tester or tooth pick inserted near the center. Remove from pans immediately and cool on racks.

    *worth using the real stuff

    Whew! That has got to be the longest blog comment EVER!! My apologies.

  • SherryJuly 27, 2009 - 7:21 pm

    I just picked 6 beautiful zucchini’s from Grandpa’s garden today. and have lots green beans. Tomatoes are looking good also. I just beat 2 eggs with milk, add some pancake mix (make it thick so to dip slices in it. fry it in olive oil till crispy.. I like it with ya Grandma Smith

  • April Cochran-SmithJuly 27, 2009 - 7:47 pm

    It all looks so delicious! If you’re looking for zucchini recipes, the pioneer woman had a couple on her site last week – including a delicious looking cake that I’m dying to try!

  • aprylJuly 28, 2009 - 12:14 am

    your son is so adorable! do you always pose him in great light for dinner?;)

    i have an awesome recipe for zucchini brownies! i posted it earlier this year on my blog when i pulled some zucchini out of the freezer from last year’s crop. i got tired of the ole “zucchini bread” stand-by & this really did it for me!

    hope you get a chance to try it out!

  • EyegirlJuly 28, 2009 - 3:50 am

    I think you should post your zucchini brownie recipe! Sounds yummy. I have a great chocolate zucchini cake recipe I can give you if you want it, too.

  • Katie BeverleyJuly 28, 2009 - 4:13 am

    Shut up! Your kid eats SALAD?! Goodness, Betsy, I need to take lessons from you, my friend! Mine will do berries, and avocado…SOMETIMES banana… hmmmm I think that may be just about it!

  • KailaJuly 28, 2009 - 8:53 pm

    Thanks for the info! I didn’t know anything about it- but now I have joined a CSA 🙂

  • RhondaJuly 29, 2009 - 1:57 pm

    Zucchini is wonderful on the grill. Wash the zucchini up, slice in half then remove the seedy looking part from the inside. Cut each half into another half and then cut into squares (does that make sense? lol ) Take out a sheet of aluminum foil (big enough to hold your squares) and dump zucchini on it. Pour melted butter over it and then sprinkle seasoning over it. I’m a consultant for Tastefully Simple so I use their Season Salt..(if you’ve never tried and would like to let me know I can throw you a sample in the’s AWESOME) It’s a nice chunky coarse season salt. Then wrap the zucchini up in the foil and toss on the grill for about 15-20. And it’s ready to eat!

    Let me know what you think! Oh and the zucchini brownies sound AWESOME!!

  • Jenny RebeccaJuly 31, 2009 - 4:01 am

    That looks like broccolini. Not totally sure what broccolini is, but I’ve seen it and I think I remember it looking like that, LOL.

LOOK what I found

This photo is actually the wallpaper on my iphone and even after seeing it 100 times a day, when I came across it accidentally while ordering client prints tonight, it still stops me in my tracks. Miles was around 5 months old for this photo taken on his dresser in his nursery with one tiny… Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


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  • carlyJuly 26, 2009 - 9:00 am

    Ohmygoodness. Seriously, I cannot blame you. That face is simply irresistible. And I haven’t seen it before, so thank you for sharing it. Although, the cuteness factor is gonna make my face explode if I don’t look away soon! SOOOO cute!!!

  • Jamie BurnettJuly 31, 2009 - 4:14 am

    Don’t you just love finding images when they were little… It’s like going back in time. I miss my little guys being babies!