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Texans Game: 2009

Parker Boles LOVES football.

He can describe every position, name every team in the NFL, rattle off player after player – who they play for, what their number is, what position they play.

It really is precious to see his eyes light up and his hands start frantically gesticulating as he launches into one of his enthusiastic football-centric monologues.  This spring, he even played on a flag football team and adored every moment.

It would only stand to reason that attending an NFL game would simply send him over the moon.


Wrong wrong WRONG.

If you would please take a moment and refresh yourself with last year’s Texans game adventure.  Well, almost a year has passed and we decided to give round 2 a shot tonight.  It is safe to say it was an EPIC FAILURE.  In fact, after almost two hours of travel time, traffic jams, and walking over a mile from the parking lot to our seats, we actually sat and watched the game for a grand total of 26 minutes.  Dang that celebratory “yay-the-Texans-scored” cannon!  We even talked about it many times the past couple weeks and Parker assured me that he was almost five, and certainly not afraid of the “booms” anymore.  But when the time came…and the big moment arrived…poor boy was a sobbing bundle of nerves, BEGGING to go home.  This time, there was no hope for distraction or convincing him otherwise.  What’s a mama to do?

Guess we’ll try again next year.


Oh wait, no.  No we won’t.  ;)

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Pamela TelgenhoffAugust 31, 2009 - 10:42 pm

He is just toooo precious! What an amazing little grin!

Melissa OchoaSeptember 1, 2009 - 4:54 pm

very cute… he is adorable.

Annie WarrenSeptember 1, 2009 - 8:50 pm

Oh… he is SO cute, and the image of you Jbo! He’s just like your ‘mini-me’… ha ha ha
What a shame about the ‘booms’. Can you take him to a slightly more sedate game? (without Canons).

Did you Know?

In Japan, you can buy Green Tea flavored Kit Kat.

Matt is a fan.

Parker – not so much.

Just thought you should know.

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LeanahAugust 30, 2009 - 12:55 pm

we missed your beautiful family this morning!

Adam SquierAugust 31, 2009 - 3:32 pm

It really is amazing what you can find in Japan, isn’t it? I haven’t been back for 20 years or so, but there are some crazy foods there.

YunnaSeptember 2, 2009 - 9:05 am

oh wow green tea kit kat?! I wonder what the taste is like.


Allow me to catch you up to speed.

Late last June, I had the pleasure to take pictures of the incredibly sweet, incredibly gorgeous (and incredibly pregnant!) Angie.


Mere days later, she gave birth to this handsome little man, Jordan.


A lot can change in a year!


Jordan is now officially on the go.  His grin is infectious and his eyes…oh, those eyes!


And most importantly, Jordan is no longer the baby of the family.  He’s the big brother!

Meet Karson.

karson-9087-webPrecious runs in this family in a big way!



It’s all in the details.



I’m a sucker for a good scrunch-face.



Angie, you are so very blessed!  You have two perfect baby boys and I know you couldn’t be any more proud.

And just so you know, I’m keeping my photo schedule very flexible next July just in case I need to squeeze you in…I’m just sayin’.





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BrandiAugust 23, 2009 - 4:14 pm

That is one good looking family!! Gorgeous.

Amy @ Muddy BootsAugust 23, 2009 - 5:42 pm

Janica! WOW! *jaw drops* Those newborn pics are AMAZING! That first one (in the green) is STUNNING! What a lucky momma to have such gorgeous boys AND to have you as a photographer!

AngieAugust 23, 2009 - 8:07 pm

Thank you so much for capturing the pure sweetness of our two boys Janica! And just maybe you’re on for next July… if only I could convince Paul that 3 kids under 2 years isn’t crazy.

Chrystal McLemoreAugust 23, 2009 - 10:39 pm

How cute are those two?!?! I have to say these pictures are awesome. They give out such a serene vibe. Love ‘em!!

AllisonSAugust 24, 2009 - 1:20 pm

These are stunning! I love every single one. What a gorgeous family!! The little boy grew so much and has amazing eyes! Great Work!

Govinda JayaAugust 24, 2009 - 11:48 pm

Ohhhhh SWEET baby! These are all so great…but I love love love the one with the green blanket! Also love the last one in the basket.

KellyAugust 25, 2009 - 10:32 am

What adorable boys! These are such sweet photos.

Frank DiMeoAugust 25, 2009 - 11:06 am

Wow Janica these are incredible!
The family must be so pleased to have you doing this for them!

Christina MontemurroAugust 25, 2009 - 11:59 am

Angie… um, wow. Two that close together and you’d consider a third under two… I’m speechless. On the other hand, look how adorable they are – who could blame you! These are beautiful pictures. I think the pair of details are my favorite, but who can choose!

Roz MitchellAugust 25, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Awww! I love baby photos, and this series is just wonderful! Wish I’d looked that good pregnant! Congratulations to them on a GORGEOUS family!

Rachael EarlAugust 25, 2009 - 3:52 pm

So fun to see a family grow up like that! These are darling!

Tira JAugust 25, 2009 - 9:45 pm

I just love how you captured this family. And the newborn images are priceless! Mom must be so happy! Great work Janica!

Pamela TelgenhoffAugust 26, 2009 - 8:36 am

These are so beautiful and sooooo cute!!! Love the last one!

ohana photographersAugust 26, 2009 - 11:27 am

wow gorgeous family and those eyes! 4 is my fav!

Images by JaNae, Utah photographerAugust 26, 2009 - 1:19 pm

I LOVE these photos….beautiful captures and so sweet.

gina&tonyAugust 26, 2009 - 7:46 pm

oh my goodness!! what gorgeous babies. she must be ecstatic with these photos!

Marianne WilsonAugust 27, 2009 - 7:21 pm

Adorable work Janica!!!

LizardAugust 28, 2009 - 3:56 pm

Three under 2 is CRAZY! But the isn’t anything wrong with a little crazy!! My my, I don’t know what to say, those boys are precious and the pictures are terrific!

Nikki WelchAugust 31, 2009 - 12:21 pm

These are wonderful! Great work. :)

Adam SquierAugust 31, 2009 - 3:34 pm

I love the basket portraits — all scrunched up and newborn-ish. Beautiful.

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