Easter 2015.

Just thought I would share a few memories from our Easter. It was a good one.  The girls found their Easter baskets by following their string of yarn around the yard once again.  Lydia got new church shoes with heels and Hazel received new color wonder markers so she can’t draw over our walls or doors in the house anymore.  We went to Grandma Nana’s for brunch between conference sessions and then on to Grandma Miller’s for dinner with the extended family.  The girls had plenty of Easter egg hunts for the day.  Hazel was especially cute trying to find her eggs.  She just loved the game of finding the eggs!  She didn’t even care to open her eggs.  Just the thrill of spotting those yellow eggs of hers was enough.  I love watching our girls discovering traditions and how happy it makes them.  Greg and I loved hearing the words from our Prophet and Apostles through general conference.  Very fitting to hear so much about Christ on Easter.  I am thankful and forever in debt to Him.  Because He lives I can live with this little family of mine forever.
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Little stinker.

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Hazel was actually being quite the stinker when taking these spring pictures. I am surprised I got the ones that I did! I really should have waited for Greg to get home to make the girls really laugh, but I needed to get them done! So I did my best with this almost two year old with no one to help reinforce the smiles.  She lasted a few minutes, and then was pretty much done with me.  Then I gave her a stuffed animal.  And she was as happy as can be!  Too bad it’s a old stuffed dog that kind of looks like a rat.  Haha!  I wish I had some cuter looking stuffed animals around the house that haven’t been thrashed, but I brought down her baby princess and got a cute couple of candids of her with it.  She loves that baby princess.  Just like her big sister.  It’s pretty cute.  Sleeps with it, carries it around, and gets really sad when Lydia tries to steal it so she can play with it.  Funny girl.  We love her.

Spring little sessions.

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 photo march192015KSimmons_6_zpsz4jbmi6y.jpgThese little spring sessions are going to happen darn it!  I have been much busier this spring than anticipated, but through sickness and all the other craziness life brings, I am still going to offer these little spring sessions!  I had such a great time and success with the little valentine sessions that I knew I wanted to offer them for spring/Easter time.  So here we are!

Spring Little Sessions:

Thursday March 26th, 2015

– Fifteen to twenty minute sessions

– Four to five full resolution images(edited and retouched to my style)

-Times ranging from 4-7 pm

-Held at my home, on the border of Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs, Utah.

-Cost $25

-Can add one more child to the session for $15.  Will receive 4-5 images for that additional child and 2-3 images of the children together.  (Only two children per session slot)

-No clothing changes, just one outfit!

-Please email me @ karasimmons20@gmail.com to reserve your spot!


Emery’s birth story.

I am happy to finally share Emery’s birth story. This sweet girl was born last fall and provided a perfect delivery for her mama Ashley. The most unique part of this delivery is Jake, Emery’s dad, was able to deliver her! Jake is a medical student and was able to do his OB rounds with Ashley’s doctor at the time. Which turned out to be perfect timing to deliver their third child.  Jake was able to check Ashley’s progress throughout labor and did the entire delivery himself with the doctor supervising the entire time.  It was such an incredible moment to photograph for this family.  I can’t thank them enough for having me there for that amazing event.
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Little miss Hazel Evie.

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These were taken a couple of months ago, but I will count it as my latest update on Hazel Evie. In just two short months, this little chicka is turning 2! She gets sillier as time goes on. It’s really fun to have her start speaking up for herself and letting us know what she would like around this house. Hazel is a huge fan of her binkies. She’s not allowed to have them outside of nap time or sleep time, so when she does get them she giggles as she puts it in her little mouth. I’m in no rush to get rid of those things because of how happy they make her.  Hazel is developing a love for dolls, princesses, and really, anything her sister loves.  She loves her Anna doll and her aerial baby princess especially.  She sleeps with them in her crib.  She is saying a lot of words and learning new words every day.  Her favorite words at this time are: juice, show, anna, binkies, bottle, baby, more, all done, bus, mom, and dad is what I can think of off the top of my head.  Hazel loves to copy Lydia.  From the way she walks, dances, laughs at things, and I could go on and on.  It’s very cute.  Lydia has a regular mini me that follows her around the house.  Her nap time is getting shorter, but she can now be entertained for small bits of time with Mickey Mouse and Minnie mouse on the tv or phone.  Which definitely helps me get things done in the house without her destroying it. :)  I love this Hazel girl.