My munchkin aka nephew Austin

This little guy warms my heart every time I see him.  He's my first legit nephew and I love him to pieces!  This past weekend my sister-in-law hung out in San Clemente and had a blast.  Austin definitely made us laugh the entire day!

Some of my memorable moments of this weekend that he did were:

- While playing with Austin he happily says, "Auntie you funny!"
- After giving him a sip/try of my orange bang drink, he paused and said, "Yummy! More!"
- As I was coming out of the restaurant (with more orange bang for the little guy) he says, "I found you Auntie!"
- In his stroller he shouted, "I happy!" (for no reason at all, adorable? YES)
- Once Austin woke up from his nap, he walks over to the hallway, lies on his back with his legs up and says, "haha I funny!"

Here are a few of my favorites I took of Austin for his Christmas present to his Great Grandmas...


Kaila & Charlie Bigani

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I got to spend 2 of my 4 days off with one of our favorite friends, the Bigani's.  I not only love Jess & Rich, but their girls Kaila & Charlie are probably in my top ten of favorite kids to hang out with!  The girls are such a blast to be around, Kaila is so sweet and Charlie is so incredibly funny.  While I was helping Rich with their Christmas lights, Charlie kept saying, "Natalie can you swing my Mayflower (aka her boat she made with a plastic bin)!"  =)

Here are a few images from this weekend...


Payson, Arizona

This past weekend I flew to Arizona to spend the weekend with a dear friend of mine.  While I was there, she decided to take me up to Payson, Arizona for a day of antiquing.  The day was full of fabulous finds at the antique shops, great conversation, delicious food, and best of all a GORGEOUS sunset!


2nd Annual Wives Wine Tasting Weekend

These girls are amazing, hilarious, real, and genuine friends.  They each bring something unique and different to our clicka aka group.  Anytime we are together, we laugh like nobody's business to the point of crying!  The bond we have is beyond words and I believe we bring out the best in each other when we're together.

This past weekend was our 2nd Annual Wives Wine Tasting Weekend in Temecula.  It's a tradition we started last year on the 2nd weekend of November and will continue to do so, for years to come.  Here are some highlights of our trip.


The Evolution of Baby Almira

The development of any baby in a mothers womb is beyond amazing.  For me, it is such an absolute joy to document the weeks leading up to baby Almira's arrival.  This baby is going to be so well loved and cared for, and I know without a doubt Kristie is going to make an excellent mother! 

Here is the evolution of baby Almira & the bump.


week 14: baby Almira is the size of a lemon

week 16: baby Almira is the size of an avocado

week 18: baby Almira is the size of a bell pepper

week 19: baby Almira is the size of an heirloom tomato (we opted for a large peach instead)

*I'm a couple weeks behind in posting pics...more to follow! =)


A Family Affair~Hollebeke Wedding

Last Sunday, my mom was married to her sweetheart in Las Vegas.  It was a fantastic weekend full of fun, lots of laughter, and good times.  My mom, Anne & her new husband Paul, had friends and family come near and far to be apart of their special occasion.  The wedding was amazing and the newlyweds had a permanent smile on their faces the entire day, which could only mean one thing...they are completely & madly in love, and happy to finally be married!

love the cake topper~scuba divers...b/c they are!

before the "I do's"

my brother & mom walking down the aisle...mom is already crying...per usual ;)

Mr & Mrs. Hollebeke

first dance

a little fun w/ mom...my brother & I can never take a serious, good picture w/ our mom! =)

this picture doesn't do my brother & I any justice, but it proves my point 
that we like to rile our mom up by not taking good pictures with her.  its been that way since childhood, no sense in stopping now ;) love you mom!

my sister-in-law, Faith & I having some fun

The fam: Roland, me, Faith, Ryan

dance floor action...get down