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While we were away, we stayed with my friend, Brenda, who lives in Telkwa, a suburb of Smithers. Her house is the cutest place at the end of a cul-de-sac, on a bench overlooking mountains from all sides and backs onto a green belt. I love her place.

Brenda also loves dogs and she has two of her own, Shea and Lena. Lena was rescued from a dumpster at the gas station in Moricetown and I’m not entirely certain about where Shea came from but either way, both pups are some of the sweetest things you could ever meet. And Brenda loves them to bits. And so did Fin.

This is for you, Brenda!

Brenda - I love these pictures! Thanks Rosie

Simply Rose - Yay! Glad you like them =)

Fin turns One!

While we were in Smithers last weekend, it was my son’s first birthday and I missed it! I was shooting a wedding all day but we decided to do something extra special for him and give him sugar. And lots of it. We are the best parents in the whole world!

Kristie and I have been friends now for a little over a year. We found each other (it’s a small town and not many photographers around!) and became fast friends, chatting about business and the struggles and joys that we have as entrepreneurs. We traded services last year before my son was born ~ she photographed my fat belly and I her little family. It was a ton of fun and we are doing it again, this time a cake smash for another family session (but hers won’t come around until September).

We weren’t quite sure what Fin would do. Would he go nuts and eat as much as he could? Would he just look at it and not be all that into it? You never really know what your baby will do when you introduce him to that much sugar at one time.

Well, we dressed Fin up, placed him in front of the cake sitting gloriously on the miniature chair and he was very cautious with it, preferring to pick off the fondant buttons instead. Dipping his fingers into the frosting once in a while. He got very excited right off the bat and his whole body shook with thrills (or was that a sugar rush?) and my husband had to help him along with getting into it. He was just being too careful. And then almost as soon as it started, it was over. Fin had had enough and began to crawl in our direction.

Turns out, he’s not a big sweet eater. At least not right now!

Cadi Jordan - That is so FUN! Good for you guys! Great Photos by Kristie Larson! Nice for you to get on the recieving end! Happy Birthday Fin! You’re ready to roll with the Big Kids now!

Travel Snaps

I don’t have a point and shoot camera but really wished I did. Sometimes I just don’t want to haul out my 5 lb wonder to take a quick picture of my kid eating a French fry for the first time. But I’m so thankful that I have my trusty iPhone for those quick moments.

I’ve taken to doing Hipstamatic montages after a roadtrip and putting them on the blog. I figure it’s kinda a fun way to document something. And I’ve got other montages, not always trip related ones, here, here, and here.

We haven’t gone on many as of late but last week we made the huge venture into northern BC with our one-year-old. We weren’t quite sure how it was going to go as you never really do with a baby, but much to our surprise, he did stellar with only one major meltdown on the way up and a few minor ones on the way home. And we did the 13 hour trip in one day on the way back, which was unexpected. And we get to do it all again in a month!