Beavis and Butt-head

Did I really just call my daughters Beavis and Butt-head?  Well, yes, but not really…let me explain.  The other day they were in the bathroom together, brushing their teeth, and we heard the “Uh..huh..huh..huhhh” laugh.  This is what we saw…

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They were both leaning over the sink, with their little feet dangling above the ground,

drinking water out of the spout, and laughing..huh…hu..hu…huh…

DSC_0236I love how the blurriness adds to the movement.  Can’t you just see their little legs a kickin’?  🙂

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August 25, 2009 - 9:44 pm

Amy - LOVE IT

August 26, 2009 - 11:00 am

Shari Schwab - Great photos. You must keep that camera strapped to your hip to get these pics at the right time!
Aunt Shari

August 26, 2009 - 2:14 pm

Jaime - Yup, I sure do, Aunt Shari! That was one of the first photog tips I learned, keep your camera out and handy, you never know when you’ll see a great shot! 🙂

August 26, 2009 - 4:25 pm

julaintexas - love those pics. But what I always love the most is the intense dose of all things girly I get when stopping by here. Those dresses….ponytails….long hair…..fun sparkles. {sigh}

the boys got your mail. THANKS!! They loved it. “Cate and Anna!!” they squealed, I mean manly shouted.

August 27, 2009 - 9:24 am

Corey - Oh Julie, the “intense dose of all things girly” comment really does sum things up! I am holding on to my Maleness the best I can.

August 27, 2009 - 11:04 am

Momma Dar - I was thinking the same thing when looking at those fun and adorable pictures. How girly they look. So Cute!
The legs dangling…. the best!

August 27, 2009 - 8:08 pm

Jennifer Morgan - ohmygod…I love these girls so much..

August 31, 2009 - 10:28 am

Margie - love love love it!!!

Ahhhhhhhh Summer…

Cherry tomatoes, tomato and bagel, tomato sauce, tomato sandwich, BLT’s, stewed tomatoes, stuffed tomatoes, green fried tomatoes…I’ve been feeling a bit like Bubba, but darn it, the tomatoes from our garden have been AWESOME!

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August 27, 2009 - 9:37 pm

Larissa G. - did you really make all the things listed above? You are super woman.

Momma and Son

I can’t thank you all enough for your kind words and support!  What a fun adventure this is turning in to!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing beautiful Pam and her adorable little man, Jonathan at the Children’s Garden at Monument Park.  They were so fun and easy to work with, I think we all had a great time!  Below are my (and coincidentally, Pam’s) favorites.  I was soooooo excited when some of my favorites were too some of Pam’s.  I tend to like and look for the un-posed, natural picture.  (If you’re looking for “Look at the camera!  Look at the camera!  Smile! Smile! Smile!” I’m not your gal.) I love that Pam “got me” and was super excited about her photos.  Thanks Pam and Jonathan, you two were the best!

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August 20, 2009 - 8:10 pm

Larissa G. - I saw these pictures on facebook (oh the love of FB!). I absolutely LOVE the last one of Jonathon running in the trees. Really great shot.

August 20, 2009 - 9:58 pm

Momma Dar - I was just admiring these pics again. They are great. I got to thinking…. Pam took all the absolutely wonderful pictures around my house of my three “little ones” over 25 years ago!! It is no wonder she knew which ones to pick, and that the two of you hit it off so well!

August 21, 2009 - 10:30 am

Jake - I beg to differ…..boogers are not gross, however, they are in fact funny.

August 21, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Amy - I also saw them on facebook and great job. Love the outdoors!

Welcome!

Welcome to the new and improved blog site!  Please look around and let us know what you think!

Thank you all for your kind and encouraging comments on the “old” blog.  Your support means the world to me!  Since I’ve been away for a while I have lots of posts all ready to go!  I’ve missed you wonderful blog readers!!  Please don’t be bashful with your comments on the new blog.  It’s always so funny when someone says, “I..er…uh..read your blog…I hope that’s okay?”  I know you’re out there and I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

So…there was a lot of pressure trying to decide which photo to use to kick off the new blog.  I’ve decided on this one because it just says “summer!” to me…lots of playing outside, lots of happy, sweet girls.  LOTS more pictures to come!

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August 18, 2009 - 5:12 pm

julaintexas - Yippy skippy! Looking forward to visiting your blog often, friend. I can’t wait to watch not only your family grow, and you as a wife, mom, daughter and friend…..but now, also a front seat view of your business. This is going to be fun!!

August 18, 2009 - 5:43 pm

Abby Miller - AHHHH!!!! Can I possibly be the first?? Jaime…..I am speechless. This blog “fits” you perfectly! It is so wonderful and I can’t wait to see what your future holds….I know it holds A LOT! Miss you! Abby :o) P.S. Happy (early) Birthday!

August 18, 2009 - 8:04 pm

Amy - Jaim, read through everything and you did an amazing and wonderful job. Wonderful fluent writing, i can just see you saying everything. The business will be great!

August 18, 2009 - 9:38 pm

Momma Dar - Jaima! I love you! I love your blog! I love that I see… your heart behind all pictures. I would like to hire you to take pictures of Dustin …. I have to think about it all, but I think it would be a great event! OH and Happy Birthday Sweet Jaima!

August 18, 2009 - 9:49 pm

Michelle - Bravo, jaime, Brav-o.

August 18, 2009 - 10:30 pm

Larissa G. - YAAHHHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Love love love it all! You have done such a fabulous job and I am so very excited for you.

August 19, 2009 - 7:11 am

Pam Jacoby - Beautiful work Jaime! Your mom has shared many many pics of your family. The photos have been outstanding and so creative. You are truly blessed. Would you be interested in doing a large family photo shoot this fall. We would like to do this for my parents for Christmas. There wiould be 3 girls under the age of 2 and 7 adults. My daughter lives on Arlington Road and we would like to do this outside. They have a lot of property there and it would make for a beautiful setting. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in doing. You can cll me at 330-323-6609 or e-mail. Thanks Jaime!!

Pam Jacoby

August 19, 2009 - 8:00 am

Jennifer Morgan - As always, SO proud of you! Happy Birthday, honey!
Mama

August 19, 2009 - 9:36 am

Emily Weber - Your “About” section makes me smile, laugh and cry! Congratulations Jaime! I know you will continue to be successful in life!

Big Changes

07/31/2009 02:55

Anna would like to announce our biggest “Big Change”…

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That’s right! Anna is going to be a BIG SISTER!! This is, by far, our most important and exciting change! Corey and I love being parent’s, we love our girls, and we are so totally excited about the new baby! The girls, by the way, are pretty excited too! I’m due in early March, so your thoughts and prayers for a healthy, happy baby are appreciated!

Okay, that’s a tough one to follow, but our/my next big change is…

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It’s always been difficult for me to take risks, and “Jaime Lenhart Photography” feels like a big one. The good news is that I have TONS of support from my wonderful husband, family and friends that I think will help make this big leap seem a little less scary.

Photography has kind of awakened the creative side to me that has gotten lost in the shuffle somewhere along the line. I’m sooooooo not ready for this to be a big booming business; I want it to be manageable, and above all, fun for me. But, at the same time I think its time to get out there and see what happens!

I plan to focus on portrait photography. I love to take pictures of newborns, kids, families, seniors, and couples. I have a few sessions lined up already and will be so excited to show you all!

And with all these big changes, it seems like a good time for a new blog. This one has gotten waaaaay too big and ya know, it’s just time for a change. Over the next few weeks, thanks to my tech support (Uncle John and Corey) we’ll be working on a new blog. The new blog will still be our family’s personal blog, but in addition it will showcase my (eek!) professional work as well.

I think, and don’t quote me on this, I try not to pay too much attention to the technical side, that when the new blog is ready, you’ll go to lenharthome.net as usual and the new blog will magically appear. The plan is to have this “old” blog accessible still too.

So, like I said, BIG CHANGES! New baby, new business, new blog! (This on top of my new college semester starting and Cate starting preschool! Hmmmmmmm, am I the kind of person that needs to have a lot going on?) Anyway, your thoughts, comments, and well-wishes are welcome and appreciated. Loyal blog followers…we’ll see you on the new blog!

Happy Birthday, Baby

07/24/2009 09:14
Oh my, our baby is 2. How did this happen? Where has the time gone? As I think back on the last 2 years with Anna in our life, I feel overwhelmed with love, joy and pride for this little girl. She is pure sunshine and giggles, love and snuggles, sass and smiles, I simply can’t imagine a time without her. Happy Birthday, Baby Girl.

Here are her 2 year pictures, taken by yours truly. Enjoy.

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Baby Eva

07/22/2009 02:09
There is nothing more exciting than when one of your best friends, who also happens to have an amazing husband and wonderful marriage, has a baby. On Saturday, we packed up the whole fam and went to visit Baby Eva in Columbus. I keep calling her “Baby Eva” because that’s what my girls call her. We say “Baby Eva” a lot in our house as the girls are a bit obsessed with her (and Emily) and constantly wanting to “be” Baby Eva. Needless to say they were super excited to meet her. Anyway, I was able to get a few pictures of this beautiful baby, some on her own, my mostly in the arms of her loving parents.

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This one is my favorite. I just love how you can feel their love for this little girl. I love how even though Kevin
is only in a small portion of this picture, his presence as the protector of his 2 girls is consuming.
Uh! This little family is just so stinkin’ cute!!
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I Heart Faces Photo Contest

07/20/2009 04:22
One of the (many) photography blogs that I visit is “I Heart Faces“. Each week, I look at all of the beautiful images that are posted, but never quite have the courage to post my own. But this week is different! This week the theme is “feet”, and if you know me, this theme seems the LEAST likely for me to enter. :0) But, last week I took my baby girl’s 2 year pictures and captured this adorable picture of her teeny little feet….anyway, I just had to enter! So….here is a sneak peek of our photo-shoot (MANY more pictures to come, check back!) and while I don’t know if it will be the “winner”, I’m feeling pretty proud about putting it out there anyway!

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Click here to see all of the other beautiful entries.

Landscapes

07/14/2009 09:56

The Beach

07/09/2009 09:22
Ahhhhhhh, the beach. We had such a great time building sandcastles, and knocking them down, taking walks, collecting shells and playing in the water. I only took my camera to the beach one day for two reasons. 1. I was terrified of something happening to my precious baby. 2. I was really just trying to enjoy the little moments instead of obsessing over the shot.

I’m telling you this because looking back over these beach pictures I found that while they “tell the story” of our beach time pretty well, they don’t totally remind me of the girls on the beach. In these pictures they are so clean! Typically, being clean lasted 0.2 seconds and then they were, head-to-toe, COVERED in sand. Anyway, clean or covered in sand, our little surfer girls sure are cute!

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This one “tells the story” perfectly. Anna (above) splashing like a wild woman and Cate (below) looking at us like we’re crazy.
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The girls played “car” a lot. They would line their chairs up, buckle their babies in, and take turns driving.
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I call this one, “I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean”. Cheesy? Yes. But true? Oh, yes.
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Love this one.
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Surfer girls.
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Swimming in the Pool

07/07/2009 10:34
Look out everyone guest blogger here. I hope I don’t ruffle any feathers from Jaime’s faithful but there’s just too many pictures for one person to post. Jaime “thinks” she picked all the pictures so you will notice no regard for how many pictures of my bald head there are.

First this the our place named ‘Lovin Life’ taken from the beach dune entrance. The pool is just to the right.
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Doesn’t Jaime look like she’s also ‘Lovin Life’ on the front deck of ‘Lovin Life’? (This picture was not approved but I like it)

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Cate was really into the pool this year. After the first 10 minutes she was actually off on her own using only her water wings. She did still occasionally drink some pool water however.

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Anna was also off and running pretty quick. She was feeling pretty comfortable in the ring and as always had to wear her shades.

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I think Anna wanted to lean back and have a cocktail in this picture but I didn’t want to share.

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Time to get in the pool Mommy!
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V-A-C-A-TION!

07/06/2009 02:07
What a fun week we had in the Outer Banks! This year, it was just the 4 of us and we had a sweet little time! The girls were SOOOOO good the entire week. They loved the pool (we now have children old enough to say, “Can we go to the pool now?”) and had fun playing at the beach. I think I’ll be blogging the trip in a few installments, as you can imagine I have a few picts from the week.

So, here is the first…fun with a tripod! We took the tripod to the beach one night and had way too good of a time taking self-timer pictures. The girls thought it was so fun to run into place while the timer counted down.

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Love this one…
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Just as I ran into the picture, Anna leapt out of Corey’s arms and into mine.
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Silly girls.
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