Thursday, February 28, 2008


That's how many years I've been alive...not counting the months spent in the womb, of course. =) I know I'm not old....but I'm getting OLD! Ha ha! It's all about perspective I guess.
Anyhow, today started out not so great (still have my cold, I was late to my ONE birthday plan because Abbey pooped all over the floor and then proceeded to rub it into my carpet...need I go on???)
....but then, because of all of my WONDERFUL family and TREMENDOUS turned out not so bad afterall. =)

I just wanted to say thank you to ALL of you for wishing me a Happy Birthday...
...for sending me cards in the mail...
...for posting Blogs about my b-day and telling all of YOUR friends to wish me a good day ;)...
...for taking me out to lunch (thanks Mom!)...
...for having custom necklaces made for me (Mom again! She's the BEST!)...
...for leaving presents on my doorstep...
...but most of all, for being so kind to me, loving me....and praying for me...over the last few days, months, and some of you...
...over the last 28 YEARS!

Sorry to be so cheesy and sappy....but, seriously!

I am so blessed to have you all in my life!

lots of love and appreciation,

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

More Little Ones are Coming!

So, here's for a little flashback...

Three of my closest girlfriends and I, decided to get pregnant together in the Summer of 2006. (I stole these next two photos off my friend's blog). We thought it'd be better if we had the support of one another....boy, were we right!!!

All four babies were born within 2 months of each other....3 boys and 1 girl (Abbey).

Now we are in the middle of celebrating all of their one year birthdays! So fun!

Being a parent to Abbey has been the most incredible, rewarding experience of my life. She is just so amazing! I can't believe that it has been almost a year already since we've brought her home. We are so blessed to have her...and thank God every day!

Abbey's birthday is on March, I'll be sure to post photos when her party comes around.

Anyhow, the second wave has begun! Two more of the 'most awesome girls I know!' are pregnant and scheduled to deliver soon!

This is a photo of all of us (we started a Bible Study years ago...and have been together since!)...minus Tira (I can't find a picture with all of us! Is that terrible, or what?!?!) Anyhow, this is us at a Halloween Party in 2005, I think. Before kids...(Yes, Maressa is holding a doll...she REALLY wanted to have a baby! Ha ha!)

Jill, the blond in the top row, is due on March 12th. That's only three weeks away! AND....she's having a girl!
Wahoo! A little girlfriend for Abbey to play dress-up with. =)

She opted out of pregnancy photos...BUT, I'll be taking lots of her little one when she arrives, so stay tuned!

The second prego, is my friend Leah...due on April 1st (is that funny?). She is Eve in the photo above. The cool thing about Leah, is that she and her husband are 'doing it old fashion' and have no clue what they are having! Isn't that exciting! I don't think I could ever do that with my Type A personality...
...but I'm really excited for them! =)

She asked me to do photos the other day and I thought they came out really nice. So, I asked if I could share a few with you guys...

...doesn't she look amazing?!?!

I'm so excited for both of you ladies! Motherhood is such a gift! You're gonna LOVE it!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lub my Family!

So, on Friday I was able to meet with Melissa M., Melissa K., Masen, David, and Lisa for lunch at Tokyo Sushi. YUM! Thanks so much Masen for setting that up for us! It was so great to chat (and laugh quite a bit) with people who love photography as much as I do! I left feeling really excited and I have to admit...a little overwhelmed (we talked quite a lot about personalizing blogs...and code...blah blah blah---went straight over my head!)
Needless-to-say, I couldn't let the sun go down without taking out my camera!

So, when I got home, I packed up the other thing that I love (even more than photography...), family, and headed out for a new adventure. I had told Aaron that I wanted to look for new and different places to shoot. We ended up at a cute little park in Santee called Mast Park. The lighting was we took a few shots of our 11 month old.

As soon as I fired off a few shots, Aaron told me to get in the pictures! Isn't that sweet?
So, he took over and allowed me to get a few fun shots in with Abbey.

So, here I am...on my own blog. He really got some good ones of us. =)

I took over for a couple more...
Abbey didn't like crawling in the mush that much! Ha ha, you should have seen her face when we put her down in it. =)

AND....good thing I had my camera! We actually snagged this shot of her very FIRST KISS!!!
Is that the most awesome thing ever!?!?!?

Before we left, we trusted a nearby stump to take a picture of the three of us.
It captured this gem....

Yeah, I know. Pretty good for a stump. I hired it for my next wedding. =)