Monthly Archives: November 2011

self portrait series: november

November was all about keeping my head above water. Traveling twice in five weeks with our kiddos with two holidays sandwiched in between, plus some illnesses, made me just happy that we all arrived where we needed to be, fed and dressed through all it all. I honestly canโ€™t say I remember much about this…

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  • KelliDecember 1, 2011 - 7:35 pm

    I love the self portrait.

i love having kids

Squishy Joss in the bath. This girl is pure JOY. Miles is such a thinker with an imagination so thick, you can tell the line between real and imaginary in his world is paper thin. On this morning he was wearing a mask (just because) and making up a story for me to write down…


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  • CassieNovember 29, 2011 - 5:22 am


  • Sara SpitlerNovember 29, 2011 - 8:04 am

    They sure are!!

  • JessNovember 29, 2011 - 9:23 am

    So do we get to read Miles story??

  • Lacey RNovember 29, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    Betsy, you need a “Like” button added to your blog. ‘Cause I really like all your posts, this one included! : )

  • SherryNovember 29, 2011 - 7:12 pm

    Miles always makes me laugh…He is very serious about this story..I can tell…. The spider mask really adds to it…

  • jesszwoNovember 29, 2011 - 9:09 pm

    Big fat AMEN. I keep reminding myself how precious RIGHT NOW truly is. ๐Ÿ™‚

it’s gail!

My friend and fellow photographer, Gail, came into town last week and we had some fun in my studio updating some photos of her. (We snapped photos in between endless chatter and major topic hopping.) Though Iโ€™ll always love the โ€œoldโ€ photos I took of you, Iโ€™m excited to see what you do with the…


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  • ginaNovember 27, 2011 - 10:40 pm

    soooo beautiful! nothing like girlfriends;)

  • TinaNovember 27, 2011 - 10:44 pm

    So pretty:)

  • Tira JNovember 27, 2011 - 11:10 pm

    Gail is so gorgeous!!! Now I wanna see more! So fun!!!

  • courtneyNovember 27, 2011 - 11:23 pm

    Such a lovely lady. ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely can’t wait to see the rest.

  • AmandaNovember 27, 2011 - 11:28 pm

    Sweet Gail. Love this!

  • GailNovember 28, 2011 - 6:49 am

    Ahhhhh, Bets, I LOVE IT!!! Thank you for enduring all my quirky requests, for contorting yourself into a pretzel to get the shots I wanted and for being such an amazingly dear best friend. I so appreciate you!

  • TracyNovember 28, 2011 - 8:44 am

    So beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Both the pictures and the subject!!

  • NickNovember 28, 2011 - 9:19 am

    Yowza! Whoever is married to her is a lucky man! Great photo.

  • Caitlin SullivanNovember 28, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Such a pretty lady. Inside and out. Love this shot, Betsy!

  • jesszwoNovember 29, 2011 - 9:08 pm

    Beautirific shot!!! Can’t wait to see more of that sweet gal.

  • gwyneth colleenNovember 30, 2011 - 4:39 pm

    love it! i think your light loves her, too. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Mark W.December 9, 2011 - 8:31 pm

    Patiently waiting for more pics of Gail!

our disney trip, set to music

Oh hello there, itโ€™s just me, obsessing over our Disney vacation again. It was seriously so wonderful that I find myself thinking back to it when itโ€™s a gloomy day outside or Iโ€™m just having a rough day. Speaking of rough days, this week has been a bear of a week with a six day…


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  • Heather NewmanNovember 28, 2011 - 12:27 am

    <–BFF – Love the pics! We are heading down there in June, if you have restaurant recommendations, send ’em my way!

  • KristenNovember 28, 2011 - 3:41 pm

    You look so pretty in this pic. Your arms look fab & your skin always looks soo great, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you and yours had a nice Thanksgiving.

  • nicoleNovember 28, 2011 - 11:10 pm

    Look at those arms!! Totally working the strong skinny arm ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVED all the pictures! I want to go to Disney so bad!!

  • KelliDecember 1, 2011 - 7:44 pm

    I love the video! I’m sure the kids will appreciate it too! I love the joy you captured in everyone’s faces!

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a peek into our thanksgiving 2011

I didnโ€™t host thanksgiving this year. Actually, the last time I hosted thanksgiving I found out (that morning) that I was pregnant with Jocelyn, so Iโ€™ve laid low the last couple of years. This year was no different as my mom totally took over spoiling us all with a beautiful thanksgiving. My family enjoys a… Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


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  • Heidi GarciaNovember 25, 2011 - 12:19 pm

    well, now we know where you get your creativeness…. i’m sure your mom will enjoy the pixs! ๐Ÿ˜‰ lovely

  • SherryNovember 25, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    Wow It is so neat to have such a talented photographer in the family.. Thanks rock.. I did not get out of bed until noon on black Friday. A wonderful family it is. of course Grandpa Smith worked.. It is important to him that his guards get ALL the holidays off. He’s a GOLDEN RULE guy.

  • BethNovember 27, 2011 - 8:51 am

    I love the idea of the candle with the photos-that is just perfect! The pumpkin just cracked me up. That is exactly something one of my family members would have done. Looks like you all had a fun day!