Holmes Family Happenings

*Went school shopping on Saturday. The boys picked out a few outfits and some school supplies – pencils, paper, folders, scissors, glue, etc. Tyler starts pre-k today and he is super excited! Matthew starts preschool next week and he is beyond happy about it! He can’t wait! I can’t believe that they are starting already! It seems like summer should not be over yet! But at the same time, it will be good for them!!!

*I turned a whopping 28 years old last week! Brian took me to the J.W. Marriott in Scottsdale for a night to celebrate! It was fun and a good break! We went to dinner, got room service, got a couple’s massage at the spa, went shopping. Thanks honey!!

*Nathan learned how to give high fives yesterday! He saw Tyler give me a high five and he immediately wanted to do it and reached up in the sky and was trying to put his hands together and do it to himself. So we taught him how to give us a high five and he is so proud of himself! He laughs every time!!

*Getting ready to buy my studio lighting and all that gear. I am still going to do location shoots but I think that I will mostly focus on studio photography for now. I just think that it will be more convenient to be able to do it here in my home when it works with our schedule. So, if you have any tips on what I should and shouldn’t buy, please let me know!! I would really appreciate it!

*Trying to survive the Arizona heat!! We have been having record heat here this last week and I am telling you that it is HOT!! The funny thing is that there are times when I love it! I went to see The Devil Wears Prada last week with some friends and it was freezing in there. When we came out – at 11:30pm – and it was still like 95 degrees, it felt soooo good!! We pretty much stay inside during the day though because it is just too hot to be out there!

*Last I will leave you with this photo of Matthew. I took it up in Utah in my mom’s backyard when we were there last month. This kid is such a little charmer!!

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  • Laura Vegas
    July 24, 2006 at 1:25 pm

    happy late birthday maggie! 28 … now i’m feeling really old! lol! can’t help with the studio lighting. that’s something i would love to get into … i’ve been working on outdoor pics more lately though. i’m over here dying in the heat … we were at 112 degrees this past weekend! i can’t stand it! maybe it’s because i’m so old!!! lol! hope the boys have a great time at school … and enjoy your little break from them.

  • Jen
    July 25, 2006 at 10:07 am

    Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope it was a good one! I know what you mean about the AZ heat, I visited a friend in Chandler a year ago and when we came out from the movies at 11:30, it was still SO warm. I loved it!! Stay cool! 🙂

  • Jen Yancey
    July 25, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    I would die in that heat! Cute picture. I didn’t know you were getting serious about photography. I love all of your pictures. Keep posting. It’s fun to read & see your pictures.

  • Katie Harris
    July 25, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    Maggie- what a wonderful shot! Your DS is adorable : ) Stay cool, I cannot imagine it being 95 at night… Wow!

  • Jessi
    July 26, 2006 at 10:53 am

    Hey Maggie!
    Darling picture of Matthew!
    I can’t believe your kids are starting school already! Will they go at the same time?

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