Thursday, June 23, 2011

{4 weeks ago...}

I know, i know......... its been another FOREVER.

I also know I talked little to none of my pregnancy here. It was such a joyful time for me, it really was. There were moments of anxiousness but our God carried us right through every step of the way. I know that I'll never forget the sweetness of it all.

After 5 weeks of limbo in my last trimester due to blood pressure problems, we finally met our sweet Audrey Claire at 38 weeks.

I want to share the sweet memories that Dana captured for us on Audrey's birthday.

This takes you back 4 weeks ago...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

{on my heart and mind...}

I think a lot of me being a horrible blogger is that when I comes down to it, I'm somewhat a very personal person. I have never looked at it that way, but a lot of times I find myself saying, does the whole world need to know these things or my feelings? I realize, though, that a lot of what we feel can be related to by those around us.

Truth is there is a lot weighing on my heart and mind... And, today I'm going to share a little bit of my heart. I'm still completely exhausted from our very sick week last week with Avery.. so this may turn into a bit of a ramble.

I've realized over the past days and weeks that I've become quite the worry wart. I don't know where this comes from it is not me and I don't want it to become me.... I mean okay, I admit, that I am a worry wart when I don't feel well and I always think the worst is wrong with me. (And for some reason I've been so bad about it this past year.) But, aside from that I feel like I have started to stress and worry over other things that I have no control over. And, I'm realizing that its causing me anxiety, and that is not needed. On top of it all, there is a situation so close to my heart that needs PRAYER. So, I beg you to pray. I have to just let any fear, anxiety or worry I have go... and realize that God has me right in the palm of his hand. That alone is so comforting.

Our pastor read this version of Phillipians 4: 6-7 a few weeks back from the message bible. I can't tell you how much I felt like he was yelling it right to me.

Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
This is now my constant prayer.

A friend on FB shared this verse a few days back and once again I felt like it was meant just for me.

I love the Lord because He hears my prayers and answers them. Because He bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I breathe! Psalm 116:1-2


{the first one to go....}


The night before Christmas Eve... babygirl wasn't quite herself. A little more quiet than normal. We had been at my mom's celebrating Christmas and I just thought it was strange she was so quiet, but chalked it up to her being tired. We got home late, the girls fell asleep in the car. But, D woke up when I put her to bed. We agreed she could come lay with me in our bed. Something we don't like to try to form a habit of... (but they are only little once, and I secretly love to feel the fall asleep on my arm.) She tossed and turned... and finally blurted out in my ear in a tiny whisper.. I think my tooth is gone. WHAT? That was my initial reaction! I had just asked her at lunch how that tooth was hanging in and she showed me that it was obviously loose but ok... so I thought.


Funny thing is we still don't know what happened to that tooth. She said she bit into a deviled egg that night and it got really loose. (I believe that she swallowed it.) She insists that she DID NOT.


{the first one to go..}

{so long paci.... you were a good friend}

In addition to things like walking, talking, potty training.... one of Avery's biggest milestones was giving up the paci. I admit, she didn't do it by choice, but she did it!! And she did it without much hassle! This took place back in Novemeber, by the way... yea I know a little late on the blogging.

The pappy was such a good friend to her..uh, to us.. :)

And to hear her declare now, that pappy's are for babies.... I'm a big girl!!

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worn out!





Monday, December 6, 2010

{us lately.....}

I don't know why I just can't keep up around here! I have no excuses, really. Everytime I log in and realize its been 3 months since my last blog - I really do try to make a promise to myself to be better. I really do.

So much has been going on! That's why I've been MIA.


Delaney is doing wonderfully in school. I couldn't be more proud of her. It literally brings tears to my eyes sometimes. She's so eager to learn and to do her very best AT ALL TIMES. Kindergarten in an amazing time. I didn't really know what to expect. Everyday she seems to grow just a little more. She's reading at the top of her class. (I admit that is a mommy brag, but I just HAD to. I can't help it.) And, just last week she ate lunch with the principal as she was one of the top five AR readers in her entire grade level.



Avery continues to be such a ball of laughter to us all. This child is just funny. Everday, the girls make us laugh! She's started dance and she LOVES it. I do know that she is an entertainer. She has started to really sing to herself and its the cutest! My favorite is "Jesus loves me this I know, to the Bible tells me so." Yes, she has her own version - as she changes words, but that's what makes it so sweet to me! Her imitation of the Barbie from Toy Story 3 is nothing short of HILARIOUS!!! I have, have, have to get it on video! Her imagination is soaring and she's loving to read, as well.. making up her own stories from the pictures of books.
She's also reached a major milestone which I will share SOON. It deserves a post of its own!



and last but not least... part of my absence can be attributed to...

{coming in june...}

B-a-b-y #3! I think almost everyone has heard this news but consider this the blog announcement. 14 weeks and just weeks away from the answer to the BIG question! Place your bets..... :-)

We are thrilled for our growing family and feel so thankful for this precious child.

I'll end for now with another photo or two from our family session with our favorite photographer! I'm withholding my very favorites... until I design our Chritmas card. I'll share them soon.



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

{her thoughts on kindergarten}

*the mornings come early
*its hard to wake up

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*it is exciting
*it is fun
*i told my teacher she could call me laney-bug
*the swirly thing on the playground is my favorite
*i made a new best friend but i can't remember her name
*thank you, mommy for my note.
*i love my note
*we sat on the learning rug
*i almost know my way to my classroom


{smiles::: after her first day!}

I'd say she thinks its AWESOME!!! Look at that SMILE!

She was so excited on Saturday morning to work on a practice math packet her teacher sent home. It wasn't real homework as we didn't have to turn it back in, but this child is on top of this. We've done it twice over I think. Love her.

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ps. I thought this child of mine was shy and timid. Not so much! Every morning I drop her off I hear something new and usually something funny that she has done or said to someone. Most of it seems a little out of her element but I guess she's a little chatty. Thankfully, though, its nothing getting her into trouble and fingers crossed will stay that way.

She also helped a little girl in her class yesterday who was a litte shy and afraid. She told me she held her hand. This morning, Mrs. Graves told me that D took sweet care of her. Made this mommy's heart so HAPPY.

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I am a photographer focused on infant, child, family, maternity, couples and senior photography. I shoot on location, at the location of your choice, in natural light.

I have loved taking pictures for as long as I can remember - anyone who knows me can tell you that. There is just something about it that makes me smile. After the birth of my first daugther, Delaney, my passion for photography ignited. 33 months later came her baby sister, Avery. I have had my camera in my hand every day since. There isn't a moment I want to miss... the tiny toes, the drool, the smiles, the simple things. My girls are my inspiration for everything. You will often find me in the background snapping those natural moments in life that I don't want to see people forget. Sometimes the best photographs are the ones that are unposed and candid. I love the feeling of capturing such sweet moments and will strive to bring your memories to life in a way that you love.