Monday, May 30, 2011

Look Out Ralph Lauren...

Dear Ralph...

I am pretty sure I have found your next prospective model. Please contact me as soon as possible to discuss contract negotiations.  I will be waiting patiently for your call...

LOL...just kidding, but you have to admit...this kid is pretty cute!

We took advantage of this beautiful day & headed to the train depot in Carbondale this afternoon. It was a win, win either way you looked at it! Parker got to climb & explore the trains & momma got to play with her camera! And I may or may not have bribed him with an ice cream treat from the Dairy Queen when we got done. LOL...whatever works, right?

Sweet Shot Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Other Handsome Little Man...


You didn't think I could have a photo shoot with my youngest without sneeking in
 some pics of my oldest too did ya?
 He's equally as handsome...wouldn't you say?!

I took these pics today.... 
Can't believe this little boy is going to be 4 in just a couple weeks....

 How can that be?!
Time certainly does fly...

Seems like it was not long ago that I started this blog all because this little man was born...

I've been practicing taken pics on my camera in manual was kinda VERY confusing at first, but I think maybe I am getting the hang of it!
 Turns out the best place for photo opportunities in our house is right in front of our sliding glass
 door in the kitchen about mid afternoon...

 The lighting is just perfect!!!

 I {LOVE} how it reflects off his pretty little eyes...

And that smile is pretty cute too!!

I might just a little bias :)

What do you think?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Griffin is 9 months!!

My baby turned 9 months old last week...

We had a little photo shoot to celebrate...

WARNING: Lots of photos ahead!!!

We started out in our flowerbed on the arbor bench....
And had some fun with the clematis!

So sweet!

I couldn't decide whether to post color or black & white so your getting both!! LOL!!
Too cute to make that decision!!

 The lighting was good in Parker's room so we took a few in there as well...
He loves bubby's room!!

He also loves bubby's rocking horse!! :)


This is his shy face...
what a flirt!!

We finished our shoot in the kitchen in front of the sliding glass door...
Lots of natural light there!!

And he was happy!!
Do you see those teeth?!  
He has 4 coming in on top!!
That brings his total to 6 all together!!


He had his 9 month well check today!
He weighed in at exactly 20lb & was 28.5" long...

 Baby boy is crawling everywhere & pulling up on everything!!

This pic is my favorite!!

How cute is that face?!

My baby is growing up way to fast!!

Sigh.... :(

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Loss of a Loved One & Happy Anniversary

Hope you all had a great weekend!

I've been away from blogland for a few days...

My hubby's grandma passed this last Monday & we had to travel up north for the funeral this weekend!

Grandma Ione had been sick for awhile & her passing was kind of expected, but nonetheless it was a difficult weekend for my husband's family. She was a wonderful woman with a kind heart & a beautiful spirit!

She really had a rough time for the last couple of years....
She underwent numerous surgeries and has been in & out of the hopsital more times than we can count, but she is now in a place where there is no more pain.... no more suffering!

 I know she has now reunited with her husband, Don, and her daughter, Vicki, who passed more than 30 years ago....what a wonderful time they must be having!! 

For that....we celebrate!! 

And we thank God for the wonderful gift of eternal life that he has given us through his son Jesus Christ! We find comfort in knowing that our loss is His gain & in Heaven she lives on!

On a lighter note...

My hubby & I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary yesterday!

It's hard to believe we've been married six years already!!

I just wanted to take time out to tell him how thankful I am that God has placed him in my life! He is a wonderful husband & father and he works so hard to provide for our family!

This past August when our second son was born, he made it possible for me to become a stay-at-home mommy and leave my career as a nurse.  For that... I am forever grateful!! Being at home with my children is all I've ever wanted and without my husband's hardwork, it would have never been possible!!

Bobby, you are my best friend & I love you with all my heart!!

Happy Anniversary Babe!!

Looking forward to many more years together!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Having fun with my Camera!

Parker had his end of the year program with his pre-K class tonight (more pics & video to come) and I wanted to get some pictures of him before hand looking all handsome & stuff!!

I seriously can't believe that his first year of pre-K is already over & my little boy will be 4 here in just a couple weeks!! CRAZY!!

I've learned that if I wanna get a cute smile from his & not one of those fake goofy smiles that I have to play games with him while we are taking a pictures...make him laugh & then hurry up & snap the photo!

Hey...whatever works right?!?
It really does make a huge difference!

Seriously, I don't think I've ever gotten this many good pictures of him all at once!

His pre-K program was cute...they sang a couple of songs for all of us, walked up and got their certificates of attendance one by one & shook their teachers' hands, and then we all went to the cafeteria
for cake & punch afterwards.

Its cute now by the time he gets to the 5th grade I know I am gonna be sick of these little programs...

Spring sings...

Christmas sings....

They get to be pretty boring, but for now...its still cute!!

I will be back in a couple of days with more pics & hopefully a video or two!!

Hope you all are having a great week!!!

Linking up here...
Sweet Shot Day