Friday, May 28, 2010


I love this idea.
It came from Soulemama...


A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wishing you a lovely holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

its time...

...time for a change.
Pregnancy/new motherhood makes you feel,
um...what's the word...
So, change #1...
have you heard of it?
of course you have!
It's all the rage.
I am going tonight...
and I am betting that I won't be able to walk tomorrow.

And tomorrow I am getting a new hair do...
It has been dark for way too long.
It has been long for way too long.
Tomorrow I will be blonde
and have short hair.
I can't wait!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My thoughts on...

I am so glad that we only have 4 more days of school. I know that I won't be saying this come the middle of July, but I am excited that we will not have crazy mornings for a while. No where to go and nothing to do if we choose.

I have big plans for the summer. I always do. Last year I had the same plans, but I was too busy and the days just flew by. This year I have a schedule. Wait, didn't I just say that I was glad that we had nothing important to do...
I am crazy like that!
We are going to go walking or riding our bikes every morning. I have enlisted my friend to go with us so that I make sure that I have someone to answer to if I feel the need to be lazy;)

Then we are going to come home and get our chores done.
Gotta have a clean house!

Everyday I have an afternoon activity planned. Nothing too serious. We will be going to the library, the swimming pool, story time at the park,
and picnics with Grandma Verna
(per Emersons request).

I have a goal that we are going to check out and read together all the American Girl books.I loved these books when I was in Elementary school.

I am planning on spending 30 mintues to an hour everyday working on the alphabet with Emerson and math with Aniston.
Wow, writing all of that down makes summer sound like it is going to be a job. I hope that it doesn't turn out that way.


We have been remodeling for years now. The inside is so close to done that it isn't funny. I have started decorating and really want to get this house in order. I am going to take a room at a time and fully decorate it.

I really want to get the kids rooms done as well.

I have some ideas...for the girls rooms I am thinking hot pink, pink, and black.

It will be a little older for them and is just so cute together.

I like the idea of these two rooms.

I am not going to attempt the stripes!

And I am thinking a little less zebra print;)

And the baby is getting this mural on his wall. It will cover one entire wall. The rest of his room will be decorated in baseball stuff. I can't decide if I want to do a vintage baseball theme or not.

But in order to do either of these two projects I first need to clean out my sewing/computer/craft/storage for photography props/ room!

And I don't even know where to start. It is a MESS!! I am super embarrassed about it. I would show you a picture, but my husband might die from horror.
Let's just say that you can only see a small portion of the floor, my desk is covered with papers, reciepts, and garbage, and there is crap stacked in every possible place.
Next weeks goal.



I am looking for new props and new locations.

If you know of anyone who knows how to crochet...

I want one of these

and one of these blankets

I found where I can buy them on the internet,

but if anyone out there makes them. I would love to buy them from you instead!

Starting June 1st I will be back from maternity leave.

Call me and lets schedule an appointment.

I am excited to start shooting again.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

After an hour of shooting...

this is the only good pic I got...

Maybe I am in the wrong profession...

or maybe I need to hire my own kids pictures done...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My boys...

are the most handsome...

I'm one lucky girl...
I'm just sayin'

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day...

I don't have one picture from Mothers Day this year.
I should have...
I brought my camera, but it never made it out of the car.
I spent the morning with my sweet little family.
Ryan made us pancakes and eggs.
We sat around the bar and ate together.
We made pies for dinner.
And we got ready to go to dinner at my moms.
I spent the afternoon with my favorite moms.
My grandma, my mom, and my sister.
I sat in the sun and watched all the kids giggle, run, and squeal with delight
because we were able to be outside.
I held my sweet little baby dolly,
and kissed his soft little skin,
and thought to myself that
"this is the life!"
I have it all...
everything that I have ever wanted
and for this I am truly thankful!