Tuesday, January 18, 2011

one fine day...

On our most recent federal holiday, us federal employees decided that an afternoon at the beach sounded great! John and Jessica met Andy and me there to play some Canasta and just enjoy the perfect weather. Jessica's goal the whole game was to pick up the discard pile and, finally, the last hand, she picked it up not once, not twice, but THREE whole times! Oh, the points that she racked up! :) It was just completely delightful.

After our card game, the breeze decided to come around which was perfect because Andy and I still had to go on our sunset run! That moment - running on the soft sand with my favorite man in the whole world, watching the sun sink lower and lower, hearing the waves crash and seeing the tide slowly rise... it was one of those that I will always remember and enjoy.

On the way home we got an iced chai tea latte to split, and my happiness meter went through the roof. :) Oh, and the gerber daisies that were on the table from Andy helped too. Wow! Thank you God, for this wonderful life.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

sisters and nieces too!

My little sister Annika (on the right, with bangs) and my little niece Briana (blonde, with the bow) are great friends. My mom and sister had babies within 4ish months of each other, and the result is that our growing family just fits right in with the original kids! I took these pictures when I was home for Thanksgiving, and they are SO cute that I just had to share...

I think kids are one of my favorite subjects - their personality is so real (even if it means they're just in a bad mood for the moment!) Thankfully, these girls had taken their naps so lots of fun was had by all. :)


Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Andy and I drove up to Los Angeles the other day to take pictures of Wayne and Megan! Wayne is one of Andy's best friends and I've known him and Megan since last summer when we all hung out in Southern Cali... I knew when I saw them that they were perfect together, and I always LOVE it when my predictions are true. :)

This couple shares so much, besides for their adorable love for each other, they both love horses! Wayne is a trainer/jockey and Megan trains horses as well so it only seemed natural to take some engagement photos with their pretty horses in them too. I got to practice my horse whispering skills... okay, so it was more like Andy saying "hey, smokey! Smooookey... hey, hey!" while I took pictures trying to get the horses looking in the right direction.

Anyway, here are a few of my favorites from the shoot - aren't they cute? :)

And this is the end... of the beginning!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Sands Family

Adam and Samantha brought their two children out to visit Andy and me on their road trip across the country this summer... so I took their picture. I know now where NOT to have my clients sit (on the pee stairs, thanks to the pot-smoking bums that hang around Ocean Beach, ewww!) Many thanks to Adam and Samantha for being excellent models and even more excellent friends. :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Oh dear!

So, I was all excited about posting again and (this is TRUE) my motherboard died the very next day. Well, it was a slow death... with more and more screens of black and blue and less and less booting up correctly. Sigh. Anyway, my amazing brother came for Labor Day weekend and he and Andy fixed my computer all up! And now I have Windows 7 which is pretty suh-weet, fyi. So, here we go again!

When my brother was here I took some pictures of his little family at Balboa Park... please enjoy. :)

What a wonderful family I have...


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

a very good excuse.

Andy and me

Since February, I've finished my college degree (hooray for a BA in Humanities!), planned a wedding, married the man of my dreams, and moved to Southern California from Virginia.

There. That's my excuse.

It is good, isn't it?

Anyway, I'm back. Hi! Have a great night, and I'll be posting more latuh.

Love, Abigail

Saturday, February 13, 2010