*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!!