Thursday, May 21, 2009

What do HOUSEGUESTS and FISH have in common?

They both STINK after 3 days!

Oh, but contraire mon frair....

not these houseguests. Our houseguests were more like a fine wine or a delicate cheese. They just got better with time (a month, to be exact)!

In fact, I already miss them so much!

Now, you housewives might understand this. The days of a mom with youngins can sometimes be long and lonesome. I usually pepper my days with a phone call here or there...OK...let's be honest...my phone battery is usually dead by the end of the day because a girl needs some adult conversation every now and again to keep her ticking? Am I right?

My brother, his wife and their little 18 month-old cutie, Carter, came to stay with us while my brother did a short podiatry internship in Orange County. I got to spend the days with my sister-in-law, Mindy, who I am now further convinced is one of the nicest, most laid-back people I have ever met. It was a joy to have a 24/7 friend around! I can usually only fenagle my other friends to hang out with me in small 20 minute increments, but I had this one trapped!

It was so fun and I already miss them. Plus, she did dishes...a LOT of them!

Thanks so much guys for not being stinky guests!

Here are a few trip highlights:

Photo Shoot #1




Click to see more pictures over here....

Photo Shoot #2





Disneyland


My parents came down one weekend too.  We loved sharing the Disneyland experience with them.  My dad wasn't expecting to love it as much as he did.  I'll bet the next time he goes, he'll be wearing a pin trading lapel.  mark my words....


Beach


zonked
Jack's first surf with Dad!  My mom teared up!





9 comments:

heidi said...

I want a sister wife. Maybe I put out an ad...

These pictures are so fun, looks like you had a great time with family. I did miss you though.

summer said...

GREAT pics (as usual) and fun times!!!

Marie said...

So much fun! Wish I was there too.
The pictures are gorgeous as always!

kelly said...

I know you guys had a blast. Glad you are "back" from your family staycation.

Hey, your dad and my mom can trade some pins!

annie said...

I love those vivid shots at the beginning! Are you using an action? Do you mind sharing which one? I love it!

ali said...

hey annie. hard to say exactly which action, but I have a few color favorites. peta mazy's "pop that you don't want on the skin" OR itty bitty's "New color 2 or 3". I also played with the saturation sliders in PS, I'm sure.

Garrett and Mindy Sessions said...

ALI!!!!! You are way too nice and way too good to me! We miss you guys so much. You are such an amazing photographer and I love love love all the photos you took of the kiddies!! Why do we have to live a million miles away from you guys??!?!!

HEATHER D said...

Those are SO amazing. Way to go girl. I want you to take my kidos pics. When you coming to Idaho? Alright, looks like I will have to make a trip to Cali. AWESOME.

Seth Jenson said...

This is Seth, Mindy's brother-in-law. How did you become such a great photographer? I'm just starting to learn and not quite sure where to start. What software do you use to edit your photos?

Thanks for your comments on Babywise!