Catch up

Whoa. Where did the summer go?! I always thought I would be better at keeping up this blog but with the addition of my new blog (www.sarahheitmanphotography.com) and a busy summer I have lagged behind. Just so we have a record of our life over the past 2 months, a recap: First of all, my mom was in Seattle for a month this summer which was such a blessing. We did so many fun things and got a ton of relief. I now know why people live in multi generational houses! Gar went to Whistler for a week for work/riding. I ran a 190 mile relay running race that was surprisingly fun and satisfying. We went to Lake Chelan with the Grissoms for a quick summer getaway. We celebrated Parker’s 3 rd birthday with a party and the tumble bus. I did my first commercial photography job and first visit to South Dakota. We went to a couple weddings and a few birthday parties. Parker did a week of super fun and exhausting summer camp. A trip to Eugene with lizzie to visit new baby Wyatt. A trip to NYC and that’s that. It has been so busy that I haven’t been able to cross off my usual summer excursions. A bummer but there is always next summer. I am thankful for the amazing Indian summer we have been having and looking forward to 2 weeks in the Bay Area/Tahoe and Parker starting preschool. Bring on the Fall! A few random photos: The RAGNAR team, Parker and her drawing of a sun, Parker and her 2 pals Sofia & Eleni, Liz and I with baby Wyatt, Tumble Bus for Parker's 3rd party, Parker and Dylan on thier 3rd b-day, Ryder in Chelan:


Month re-cap!

Ok, so it has been a month since I last posted. It isn’t due to lack of interest rather lack of time. However, I love this as our journal of sorts and I love to look back on what Parker was like or what we were doing one year ago. With the launch of my new blog/site (www.sarahheitmanphotograohy.com) which displays pictures SOOOO much better than this blog I have been remiss. But I am feeling the heat from the few people who read this and who use this as a link to our family from afar. So, a quick recap of our month:
We had a great visit with my dad for a few weeks and appreciated his help sooo much, we went to the Bay Area for a visit with friends and family and Gar to work, Garett went on a boys mtb weekend in Ashland, we had friends come visit from NYC and Tahoe, I had a few photo shoots, a weekend on Whidbey Island for the 4th and lots of summer fun in between! I think the best photos of our life in motion are from my phone: Parker at the Farmers Market today, en route to one of 2 bday bashes this weekend, making muffins, hanging out with the college girls at Farmstead in Napa (YUM!):


How to move your HIPS!

A video for this sunny Friday. Parker is REALLY into hula and this is how its done :).


Some Pics from the week!

A few pictures from Garett's b-day and playing outside last week. Baking a cake and celebrating Garett, Parker learning to skateboard!



We just got back from the best trip to Mexico. It was 7 adults for 7 night and all fabulous….we rented a house on the beach in San Pancho, a small town outside of PV. The house was perfect with plenty of space, a plunge pool and a great kitchen. We dropped Parker off and picked her up at SFO with Yaya an Gpa Don. She had a fun week romping around northern California with them. Thanks to them for making our adult only get away possible!!!. Here are some pictures from our trip. One of the amazing sunsets, Shaun pondering life with marg, Gar and me, the gang, margs on the first night, our house from the beach:



Hello! I know that there are only 7 people that read this blog but for those of you who are out there (mom!), this one is for you ). So, the last couple of weeks have been crazy. I went to NYC for work and to visit my pal Kerry—I worked all day and ate yummy food by night. It was so nice to catch up with an old pal. Back from NYC, I have been trying to find the right balance between work and momhood. Not sure I am there yet. Parker did get a haircut and I swear she looks 5 years older. It was the official good bye to the baby mullet which I am 99% happy about and 1% reminiscent and sad about! Oh, and Jess and Liz came to visit me in their annual Seattle trip. I loved every minute and have no photos of the visit. I have done a couple of photoshoots in the past couple weeks and hoping that the sun and business picks up in the coming months! We are off to Mexico in a week (kid-free) and I can’t wait to be warm in my bones and to sleep…a lot. Some shots--from a spring time shoot,parker and her pals from school (pre hair cut), new hair cut pic from my phone.


Photo Class

Ok, so I am taking a super cool online photography workshop (Bloom Workshop) right now. Our first assignment is to take a picture of someone by a window with no post processing. It is good practice in getting the right exposure etc. This is from a play date we went on the other day. Babies are so much easier to shoot than toddlers!

Here are some shots that ARE edited! So much better :)