May 2007 Archive - Divine Reflections Photography Blog

Rachelle and Sara

Rachelle recently found out that her good friend Sara will soon be moving away and asked me to take a few pictures of them together. How could I refuse my oldest? So we started off taking a few shots next to some neat murals and moved to the park and the water (at the girls' request) to have some more fun. The girls had a blast, and we did too! We even ran into our very first foster daughter while we were there; it was good to see her again too. Sara and Rachelle, we hope you like your pictures. Here are a few of our favorites. We will miss you, Sara!

Posted by Crystal on May 29, 2007 at 11:30PM.

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Snow Day

Let's take another little walk down memory lane. Last month, we took our girls to Lassen National Park for a picnic and to play in the snow. We ate sandwiches, apples, and brownies. Then we decided to build a snowman! We rolled the snowballs, smoothed them out with Rachelle's flip flops, and then stacked them up. We added some facial features, and the girls welcomed Mr. Snow into the world with a kiss. All in all, this was a great way to spend an afternoon!

Rachelle and Emily


Flip Flop Sculpting

Snow Kiss

Posted by Greg on May 24, 2007 at 11:15PM.

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Our Girls - Easter Pics




Now that we can post pictures of our kids, I'm going to periodically go back in time and show some of the pictures that we have taken of our girls over the last few months. So, let's take a step back to Easter Sunday.

As we like to dress up a little more than usual on Easter, we bought our girls new spring dresses. It was a good excuse to take them out and create a few portraits. Here are our favorites from the day. Aren't the girls just beautiful?

Posted by Greg on May 21, 2007 at 6:45PM.

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Today, I decided to dig through my photo archives for some of my favorite past pictures of Crystal. I want the world to see how cute she is!

Crystal, I love you with all of my heart. You are my gift, my best friend, and the love of my life. Thanks for letting me share my life with you.

Posted by Greg on May 18, 2007 at 8:00AM.

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Fort Bragg Vacation

My wonderful husband planned a perfectly splendid anniversary getaway to Fort Bragg this last weekend. It is hard to believe that we have already been married 6 years. Time sure does fly by.

Fort Bragg was beautiful and cool -- a stark contrast to the heat wave in Chico. For our anniversary dinner we treated ourselves to a REALLY nice dinner. We ate at a place called the Mendo Bistro and had quite possibly the best food of our lives! It was amazingly good.

We also spent some time exploring the coastline and the beach. It was awe inspiring. And for the very first time ever we found sand dollars; they kept popping up as the surf rolled back out to the ocean. It was peaceful fun. Greg took the time to take some pictures, and, alas, I was the target of some. :)


Self-Portrait at Pomo Bluffs Park


We decided to cut the trip a little short and come back a day early. We were missing the kids, and I was still in some pain from the accident I was recently in. All in all it was a peaceful and wonderful time at the beach. Thanks honey, for such a sweet and wonderful surprise. I love you, and I thank God for our six years together!

Posted by Crystal on May 15, 2007 at 8:45PM.

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Recently my niece, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law came to Chico for a visit. Cheyenne and our daughter Emily are great buddies and truly enjoy their time together. I promised Cheyenne and her parents that I would take some pictures of her for a birthday present. So, while they were here I took advantage of my opportunity. Cheyenne is sooooooooo precious and sweet! I adore my darling niece! :) Richard, Trish and Cheyenne, I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Posted by Crystal on May 7, 2007 at 8:30PM.

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