i have been dying to get this blog post up but have been so busy catching up on emails, weddings, meetings, going on fun trips, blah, blah, blah....i just haven't had time. but man, do i love these people. mandy is one of my best friends in the entire world. we have been best friends for pretty much as long as i can remember....well.....except for when i first met her and i wouldn't invite her to my babysitter's club meetings.....i don't remember doing that, but she insists it's true. i hope through the years i have made it up to her, because not only is she an amazing friend, she is also an amazing sister and mother. last week, i got to do something that i hadn't gotten to do in a long long time and that was spend some good, quality, one on one time with mandy's oldest daughter analyn. she had fall break so we got to hang out for a couple days. we went out to lunch, watched hannah montana, colored, played with rex, went to the zoo, and of course played in our hammock. she is, by far, one of the most intelligent, inquisitive, little girls i have ever met. she has such a sweet heart and i love her so very much. i have pretty much been obessessed with her since the moment i laid eyes on her.....and then her sister was born....oh boy. this girl. she is something else. she is so freaking cute its sick. she is stinkin' HILARIOUS and absolutely crazy. you will definitely be able to see their personality differences in these pics. its actually sort of unbelievable. no matter what addy does, you can't help but love her. her voice can melt my heart. her sweet dimples are just to die for. and she better be thankful, cause boy, she is a handful! we had this session planned for quite some time, but don't worry, addy decided to give herself a nice little hair cut a week before our session. she cut a cute mowhawky lookin' thing right down the center of her head, and you'll see in a minute her next fun little trick but before i tell you about that, i have one more little girl to talk about....well, she's not that little anymore. mandy's little sister abby. i have known abby since she was just a little girl, probably analyn's age. abby has always been a little spit-fire and i love that about her. she is cute as can be and so much fun to be around. i still do this day have a card that she made me for my sixteenth birthday. on the front it said, "for your sixteenth birthday i am going to give you 16 dollars." and then you open it up and she had drawn the 5 dollar bills and a 1 dollar bill. and of course, signed it happy birthday, love abby. it was so cute i have kept it all these years....
ok, now on to the pics
i had to start off with this one......
sweet, cute, little addy came to our house to get ready and needless to say got locked inside justin's little office. we COULD NOT get her out and i was (big surprise) FREAKING OUT. to make a long story short, we ended up literally having to BEAT THE DOOR DOWN. well, at least beat a hole through the door so we could pull sweet addy through. here was the finished product of that....
yea, that really happened....now on to the pretty people!
i thought analyn looked so beautiful (and so old!) here
i can't even tell you how much i love this
i mean seriously??? can i look like you when i grow up? yea, i cried when i came across this image, i just couldn't help it!!
and then it was addy's turn.....i love this!!!
SUCH a beautiful family
this might be my favorite....
yea, my best friend is a model. i mean, is she not so stinkin' gorgeous!
i just had to post this one....its just soooo fitting
now this might be my favorite photo ever. there is just something about it that I LOVE
and of course addy wanted to spin too!
so, addy is SUCH a princess. she loves to pose, and she LOVES to make faces. this was what she did when i said, addy! smile!!
they sure do love their mommy
and last, but certainly not least.....i had to have a turn!!
i love love love all of you! thank you so much for letting me be a part of your life.