Monday, December 14, 2009

Be Charitable and Post

Hello Friends and Family!
Hopefully everyone has already read the below post. Thank you so much to those of you who have donated money, clothes, toys, forwarded emails, posted on your blog and said prayers!
I have had several friends ask about posting about this family on their blog and adding a donate button to their blog as well. If anyone else is interested in doing this, please contact me! I have already had 5 people I don't know donate to this cause. We are already at $450 and have had multiple donations of clothes and toys.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generosity. It brings tears to my eyes...literally!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sad News and the True Meaning of Christmas

Hello Friends, Family and Acquaintances,
I hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas season. Today my sister Heather, a teacher at Dry Creek Elementary School in Sacramento, told me about a family at her school. They are the Gorelkin Family. They are from Russia and have 10 children ranging from 1-13 years old. On Tuesday the Mother of this family passed away. She was 7 months pregnant. The family is very poor and very heartbroken. I feel deep down in my heart that this family truly needs help and I know there is only so much I can do, so I am reaching out to all of you for help. I know money is tight for everyone this year, but if there is any help that you can provide for this family in need it would be truly appreciated. If you would like to send a donation by credit card, you can visit my blog and click on the "donate" button on the right hand side:

or if you would like to send a check, you can make it out to:

Sal Garcia: Principle of Dry Creek Elementary
5529 Myrtle Dr
Loomis, CA 95650

Or if you would like to drop off a donation or toys/clothes for Christmas for the children, you can come by my house or Heather's (for those of you who live close by)
If anyone has any ideas on how we can best help this family, please feel free to email me.
Thanks you all for your loving support. We truly appreciate everything! Merry Christmas!

Vanessa Hunt

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cutest Family Ever!

I did Christmas Pictures for my sister Heather this year. I think they turned out great! Her kids could all be Abercrombie Jr. Models or something! Check them out...


Sorry, It's been too long I guess! I can't believe December is already here. In a week and a half we leave to go back east to be with my family for Christmas. We can't wait to see them! Here are some pictures from Halloween I should have put up a month ago, but that's just how life is right now! Enjoy...

Little Bo Peep and her Sheep. I made their costumes this year!

Abbi & Jack with their Aunt Heather the Treckie!

I was a brunette Tinker Bell if you couldn't tell. Abbi loved that!

The Lamb and the Lion!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

John & Lindsay Tie the Knot!

Last Friday I got to shoot the most beautiful wedding! John and Lindsay are so much fun and they put so much effort into their wedding. It paid off because it was so beautiful! Here are a few pictures from their day. Thanks for letting me spend it with you guys! And CONGRATULATIONS!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Love my Boys!

I just wanted to say that I love my boys! Paul is such a great husband and always takes care of me. And my little buddy is such a little light in my life! I love you boys!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Beautiful Nieces

I did a little photo shoot with my nieces and sister in law. They are all so beautiful, I think they should model, don't you!?

Monday, September 28, 2009


Most of you probably know that Paul has been traveling for work for a while now. He works in the Bay Area right now and is gone Monday through Friday. We have somehow started this tradition where Paul takes Abbi's special Shamu stuffed animal that Grandma Raine got for her at Sea World to the Hotel with him and brings it back home with him. Well, he left Sunday night and Monday morning Abbi woke up and found her special Shamu in her tent and just started bawling! It was the saddest thing ever! "Daddy forgot to take Shamu to the Hotowel!" And she was already so sad last night when he left and was crying for him all night. This just about broke my heart!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Here are our new family pictures. My kiddos sure are cute aren't they?


I just finished reading this book and I think if you are a mom or planning on being a mom you should definitely read this book. It's by an LDS author, but it's not a lot of scripture or quotes, it's really just kind of a "mom to mom" dialogue from someone who's been there, done that. Anyways, check it out if you get a chance.

Disney on Ice!

Are you guys as excited about this as I am? Paul and I are taking Abbi to see all her favorite people skate around on ice! She is so excited. She's watched the little video on about a million times! She's already picked out the princess dress she wants to wear when she goes! Oh my goodness, she is such a girl!

Sorry we've been out of the blogging world for a while. We've been sick with the flu all week. No fun! We are finally starting to feel better.

Also, some good news. I FINALLY got a new point and shoot, so I'll be uploading some photos and videos within the next few days!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This is what happens when you leave your 1 year old alone for 30 seconds...

So we were at the Hotel visiting Paul and there isn't much for the kids to do there and they get a little bored. Well, Paul and I were busy getting Abbi out of the Tub (a two person job sometimes) and we both thought, "Jack's being way too quiet" And well of course, this is what we found in the other bathroom:

Notice how Paul's computer is by the toilet. He took that in the bathroom too, I'm just glad he didn't put that in the toilet! One year olds are so much fun!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Abbi's New Dress

I made Abbi a new dress. It's not perfect, but I thought it turned out pretty cute! And she loves it and that's all that matters to me! Next Project: A Dress for Me! Yikes!

Sorry about the crummy pictures, I'm still without my beloved point and shoot so my phone will have to do for now!
Check out Abbi's Ballet poses! She just started ballet and absolutely loves it!

Monday, August 24, 2009

They're Engaged!

So my long time friend from Ramona, Lindsay, is getting married in October! Congratulations! I took engagement pictures for her and John on Saturday and I think they turned out so cute! They were so much fun to work with and very patient with me as I had them hiking through thorns and bushes to find the perfect spot! It was worth it I think. I had a hard time picking a favorite. Do you have a favorite? Here are a few of them just for fun! (ok, maybe more than a few!)

I think this is my favorite: