.Sweet Sixteen. {Redding, CA Photographer}

It’s absolutely wild to think that today Ben & I have been married SIXTEEN years!

I remember turning SIXTEEN, & how cool that felt… Well, I have to say it feels even “cooler” being married SIXTEEN years!!!

Happy Anniversary, Ben! I love you!

“You’re Still The One”

Looks like we made it
Look how far we’ve come my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we’d get there someday

They said, “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong

(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night

Ain’t nothin’ better
We beat the odds together
I’m glad we didn’t listen
Look at what we would be missin’

They said, “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong

(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night

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.& the winner of the $100.00 Starbucks Card.

Thank you ALL for your faithful comments!!! Truly! It means so so much!!! It so made blogging TWENTY-FIVE days in a ROW worth it!!!!

Ahhh! I cannot even begin to express how much it meant!!! Thank you! Thank you!

Thought it would be fun to make a video to announce the winner……

& because I love to show off the amazing families that I get to capture!!!

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.happy christmas! favorite thing #25. {I LOVE CHRISTMAS!}

Oh to wrap up TWENTY-FIVE days of blogging! Crazy, huh? Oh man! I have loved it! Loved the incentive to blog!! Many more to come!!! I still haven’t caught up!

Thank you all for taking time to look at all the beautiful people I have captured over the last several months! It means more to me than I could express!!! Comments are truly so valued! Thank you!

Today I so enjoyed! I paused! Took it in. Sat on the couch, without my iphone in hand, or TV on, and I  just sat, & took it in. Our house is so full of Christmas! So full of celebration!

We also enjoyed, together, Christmas movies!! Yes, that’s right, Christmas movies! Christmas movie marathon! Whoo Hoo!

& YEP! Favorite Thing #25 : Christmas Movies!!!!

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The one’s when the kids go to bed, although this year they enjoyed While You Were Sleeping with everyone!!!

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Home Alone!! Do you see it?? Love Home Alone! Couldn’t find our Home Alone 2 when I shot these… But LOVE Home Alone 2!!!!

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Gotta love the CLASSICS!!!!!

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Yep! The Grinch! You know it!

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And my ALL time FAVORITE!!!! ELF! Yep! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE… E L F! Could watch it every day of the year & twice on Sundays! Well, yah know!

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and from our family to your’s .. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!.. enjoy a movie or two today with your family!! cuddle up & enjoy!

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a few shots… my sister-in-law staci came along & snapped a few.. so grateful.. we had to cancel our family pics b/c Kira got poison oak along the side of her face… ;(

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.Favorite Thing #24. {Redding, CA Photographer}

I thought it would be fun to have my sister as a special guest!! So excited to have her here in Redding, visiting from North Carolina!

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She recently made me an Auntie again & had a baby boy, Lincoln, six months ago, her first, & is absolutely loving being a mommy!

Mommy faves have changed so much since my kids were babies… However, one remains the same… The Baby Bjorn! I loved that thing!!! & happy to find out she does too!

So, here they are!! Riann’s FAVORITE Things for MOMMIES!

Riann Fave

1. Scripture Lullabies!  ABSOLUTELY LOVE!   http://www.scripture-lullabies.com/
4. More blankets -Serena & Lily (Aden and Anais Swaddle Blankets) these are my favorite and I LOVE this aqua set of 4, gentle, soft, so many uses!and so soft and pretty!
5. Baby Bjorn – Baby Carrier – honestly this is probably my FAVORITE of all the baby stuff.  It has been a life savor for me!
6. Padalily (I have the whale one) car seat handle, Lincoln also loves the little loops on the ends
7. The BOB – worth the splurge for jogging and walking, I have the Revolution SE in navy
 8. Sassy Baby Toy – GO-GO Friends – Lincoln can’t get enough of these bright little bugs and birds
9. Baby Nursing App – Love!  Really helps me keep track of feedings, etc…was especially helpful when L was really little and needing lots of help nursing, still use it!
& these look delicious! Riann’s FAVORITE little pick-me-up! She found the recipe on Pinterest!
I think I might be making some for me!!!!!
No Bake Energy Bites
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and a little picture of my sister’s cute family!!! (thanks Sally Ballenger)

 More to come! Just haven’t had a chance to have a photo shoot yet!! Keep your eyes posted!!!! He will be showing up on my blog soon!

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.Favorite Thing #23. {Redding, CA Photography}

Favorite Thing #23 is bringing back a lot of memories!!! Triggering songs that I once loved & now have access too, since I no longer have a cassette player!

Favorite Thing #23 is SPOTIFY! It’s a lot like Pandora, but better!!!

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Olivia has been such an inspiration to me & such an encouragement! I am so thankful for her & her family! It was a treat to capture them once again! Love you Shupe Family!

(& Revival… the family dog….you’re too cute!)

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.Favorite Thing #22. {Redding, CA Senior Photographer}

I literally visit this site pretty much every day. Like a quick look at facebook, I like a quick look at this site!

All of the photography, the style, the layers, the beauty! One of everything please!

Favorite Thing #22: www.SHOPRUCHE.com {I LOVE SHOP RUCHE!}

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She will take your breath away! Taylor….. You are stunning, girl! Thank you so very much for the honor of capturing your beauty!

Happy Class of 2013! Keep pursuing your dreams & passion!

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.Favorite Thing #21. {Redding, CA Family Photographer}

Okay, so nail polish is definitely a FAVE! I love it all! I do! The colors! Oh the colors! It pretty much all seems to stay on the same….. Lately my favorite has been more of a specialty, I suppose.

My Favorite Thing #21 is Butter of London Nail Lacquer!

It is so beautiful & the colors are just fantastic!!!! & the nail remover is scented so beautifully! For all of my Redding followers, you can now find BUTTER in Macy’s.

I’m in love with this family!!!! Oh they melt my heart in every way!!!!

.It’s Not TOO Late. {TO WIN A $100.00 STARBUCKS CARD}

Guess what I just bought??? YEP! YEP! YEP! YEP! The $100.00 STARBUCKS Card!!!!

It’s not to late to enter to win!!!!! You can start commenting TODAY!

EVEN IF YOU HAVEN’T LEFT A ONE, YOU CAN START TODAY! The cut off is the 25th for comments!

1. Leave a comment on every FAVORITE POST!! You can say anything! Blogging takes so much work, so the comments make it worth it!!!! Truth be told!

2. On the 25th or 26th let me know you were a faithful commenter on my FACEBOOK page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heather-Armstrong-Photography/118319418184552

3. It’s not too late to start commenting!!!!!!

WIN! WIN! WIN! COMMENT TO WIN!

 

.Favorite Thing #20. {Redding, CA Family Photographer}

I just, recently, for the first time, experienced a spray tan!! Instantly IN LOVE! OMG!!! Seriously my white skin looks waaay better tan!!!

Favorite Thing #20: Sunkissed Tanning Salon in Redding, CA

Mystic Tan is amazing!! Nothing like a beautiful & quick tan!!!

I have been photographing, Jenn Goering’s, the owner of Sunkissed Tanning Salon, for almost five years now!!!

I absolutely love this family & truly am so honored to capture amazing moments of their lives!

.Favorite Thing #19. {Redding, CA Family Photographer}

Favorite Thing #19 has LITERALLY changed my life, I mean our families lives!!!! Ben was worried at first that these sheets would be over the top way to HOT!!!

He now LOVES them & after our kids have snuggled up with us, they are getting a set from Santa!!! So happy they don’t read my blog!!

To cozy & warm I love these sheets so much!!!!

Favorite Thing #19: Fleece Sheet Set from Costco

Thanksgiving this year was absolutely beautiful! The weather was INCREDIBLE!!! Oh such an enjoyable day!

We spent Thanksgiving down in the Bay Area with Ben’s side of the family! It was so great!!

Ben’s older sister, Alisa, & her husband Larry put together a Family 5K Turkey Trot & a Fun Run! We all had a blast running together!! Such great memories!

Well, after dinner, being the awesome auntie that I am, offered pics!!! It was just sooo nice out! Happy that a few took me up on the offer!!!

My nieces & nephew are the cutest!!!! AH! Love them so so much!

and a few younger cousin older cousin pics that just turned out too cute!!!!