Thursday, June 30, 2011

Playing with blocks

The moment I brought home this set of blocks I knew we would all do well with a boy in the house. We love spending time building and playing together. Just about as soon as I complete my masterpiece Little Miss loves to destroy it.

How could I mind when this precious little thing gets so much Joy from doing so.

Someday soon Bubby will love to play with us but until then he will hang out in his Sissy's pink bed just as happy as can be.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June Randomness

I hate it when I'm eating a snack, leave the room thinking I had some left..... return and it's all gone. Being the only one home I realize I devoured it faster than I thought but then I want what I thought was still there. Am I the only one that this happens to?

Parenthood has caused me to welcome pajamas by 8:15 and bed by 9.... even on a Friday night.

There should be a rule that every recipe in a cookbook have a picture.

I run so I can listen to my ipod alone.

When I'm 35 and seeing a doctor for early knee replacments I will look back at that time I did the Insanity workout.

I'm pretty sure I could sand a piece of furniture down with the bottom of my feet right now...geez I need a pedicure or a pumice stone!

It's too darn hot to be insecure about my legs.

I can relate!

I'll never understand why men talk to the tv during sporting events.

Every time I'm outside and actually kill the mosquito that's after me I sing a little song in my head and it goes like this.." da...da...da....another one bites the dust."

I want to make this.

Remember the time when there was no itunes or youtube and you waited by your stereo system for your favorite song to come on...tape comes on...hit you could listen to the song over and over again? And it was such a bummer when you got some of the dj's voice on your mix tape.

I thorougly enjoy draining the mop water out of the sink to see how much dirt has settled to the bottom. It almost makes the task fun.

After cleaning those floors I'm always tempted to hang a sign on my door, "remove thy shoes."

A nat flew in my right ear last week and I'm pretty sure it's still in there.

I may or may not have watched the Justin Bieber movie "Never Say Never."

I could eat this every day.

I really dislike buying toilet paper and paper towels, almost to the point that I try and put it off. Clearly this is a bad thing to do.

Why is it that I need to sneeze as soon as I've gotten my baby to fall asleep in my arms? When I feel it coming, a wave of panic comes over me...I hold my breath....pinch my nose....and  assess the scene around me to find the closest item to cover my face and muffle the sound. I'm certain I look ridiculous but I will do just about anything to insure that I don't wake him up.

This would be fun AND a perfect space saver.

I woke up from my nap yesterday and found out through facebook what my husband really does when were asleep.
"I just took my wife's car to the car wash. Midway through said car wash I had the urge to crack the window and put my hand in the blue spinning things that brush the car. Didn't hurt. Got a little wet. Closed window on fingers. I have no regrets."

If you know me you know what I'm watching this summer.

You should also know that when I'm alone I pretend that I can dance these routines.....and I'm pretty much awesome!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Salsa Recipe

Go check out my friend Natalie's blog for a great salsa recipe.

The Shady Acre

Friday, June 24, 2011

Siemsglusz Family Session

Earlier this week I had the greatest time doing a session  for The Siemsglusz Family.This couple was blessed with triplets two years ago after years of waiting, tears, heartache and prayers. My favorite part of this session was the love and joy that these parents had for every smile, giggle and cute pose each child made. At one point Addison put on a pair of glasses and the genuine laugh of excitement that came from her Daddy absolutely touched my heart. And this Momma...oh my word....she is the most patient person with such a tender heart. I loved watching her care for her babies and gently guide them along.

Here are a few of my favorites!


I got a text the following morning that all three babies slept past 10 the next morning. I must have worn them out in the best of ways...we had a blast!

So if you want your babies to sleep me for a session!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

{Bed Nook}

I have loved little hide-away's since I was a child. There's just something about being tucked away in a little hole that makes me feel secure, content and relaxed. Yesterday, I woke up early to a dim house with rain steadily falling on the tin roof. I turned on the coffee pot, grabbed a blanket and imagined I was in a cozy little nook. 

Now...I'm trying to convince my husband to drywall our basement and construct one of these cozy spaces.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Planning Ahead

I don't know about you but we couldn't make it without our big deep freezers around here. I like to get fruits and vegetables when they are in season for many reasons....flavor and price being two of the biggest. There isn't always room or need to consume everything at once so to the freezer it can go and be enjoyed later.

 I also can't pass up when a friend calls me over to pick the overflow of produce from her garden. I picked over 20 bell peppers last week and have big plans for them. Around these parts pell peppers can cost anywhere from $1-$2 a piece and we use at least half a pepper a week for various you can only guess what I did with them....

Scrubbed them
Washed them
Cored them
Seeded them
Soaked them
Sliced  them
Bagged them
Froze them

Because we always saute these peppers it doesn't really matter that they won't be fresh....what matters is that they were a gift and home grown.
If you don't have a garden of your own I encourage you to support your local farmers and head to the Farmers Market to stock up on in season fruits and veggies.

Monday, June 20, 2011


I got my hair cut and highlighted. Funny how that can change how you feel about yourself, especially after having a baby.

When your child has a habit of craming all her food in her mouth thinking she will get more because it's all gone....and you tell her, " only get one cupcake."

This is the reaction you get.

We managed to get a family picture before church yesterday. We need to do this more often but I seem to think about it...ummm...about 5 minutes before church starts.

Hope yall had a great weekend!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Maternity Session { Baby W }

This Mother to be is absolutely beautiful inside and out. She is patient, soft spoken and has such a gentle spirit about her.I was honored to capture this next step in life for this precious family.

I can't wait to meet baby Tatum in August.....she has no choice but to be perfect!