Liam | San Diego newborn photographer

I'd love to say more to introduce this sweet little man to you, but I'm going to keep it short in hopes of making time to blog more recent newborn sessions I've been meaning to share!

I think the images say it all! Isn't he precious?!


Happy Birthday Maria!

Well, this post is just for my sweet niece who just turned four years old! We had such a great time at her garden party today. We celebrated her birthday eating breakfast, painting, planting flowers, opening presents, and eating cake. :)

After cleaning up the party area we had fun exploring. The boys especially had a wonderful time getting wet and dirty at the pond where we saw fish, tad poles, and frogs! What a great day!

Here are a few pictures from Maria's special "derpday." Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Ginger Crackle Cookies

Well, yesterday I posted about a tradition we have at “Casa de Thornburg.” I bake ginger cookies to eat while we decorate the Christmas tree. We love these cookies! They are moist and chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Mmmm…

I baked these when we decorated our tree about four years ago, and it became an instant tradition…lol. The boys make sure I don’t forget each year! We all love them so today I thought I’d share the recipe with you. Be sure to come back and tell me if you liked them!

Ginger Crackle Cookies

1 c. brown sugar
¾ c. butter
¼ c. molasses
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ¼ c. flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. ground cloves
¼ tsp. salt
**sugar to coat

Cream room temperature butter together with brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Add in molasses, egg, and vanilla and mix until incorporated. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients including spices. Add dry mixture to the wet ingredients. Chill dough 30 minutes. Form dough into 1 inch balls and roll in white sugar. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheet and place in preheated 350 degree oven for 9-12 minutes or until tops are cracked and lightly browned on the bottom.

I know this post is worthless without pictures, but I’ll have to come back and post one after I’ve baked these!



We did it! We got our Christmas tree!

The boys had great fun checking out all the Christmas trees at our "favorite home improvement store" this afternoon. It's a favorite tradition. Tomorrow, I'll mix up a batch of chewy ginger crackle cookies to eat while we decorate the tree with ornaments and lights!

It is super fun to have older boys who are strong and willing to help out. They are part of things in a whole new way as they grow up.

I just love these little boys!

As it turned out we all had different ideas about just which tree we should take home! Which one do you like better? :)

I hope that you are all having a blessed holiday season with loved ones!


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