Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Like a kid on Christmas morning...

Christmas 2010, originally uploaded by Just Say Cheese-it.
Hope the holidays have been treating you well! We had a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to what the new year has to bring!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone the best of this holiday season!
Here's to an amazing new year to come!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Baby A.

This baby, the tiniest of all miracles, has treated me so wonderful to me this pregnancy.
[KNOCK ON WOOD]I've been glowy, and happy, and not a drop of morning sickness, and sleep has come easily, and it all reminds me of how much I love being pregnant.

[19 weeks]

This feeling I have might not last forever, but I am enjoying every day and every wonderfully easy moment I have while it lasts.

[21 weeks]

Much to our pleasure and surprise, we found out we are adding a daughter to our family. I'm still shocked from being in "boy mode" for the last three years that I find myself confused and unsure of what to expect.

[22 weeks]

We were on pins and needles going into the "big" ultrasound.
And the second they told us, we broke down.

Her feet looked perfect.

Sweet little A with her legs criss crossed, and her hand on her head!

Our daughter, our new love, will be here in about 15 weeks.
And oh, how April couldn't come any faster!

Now let's just hope this pregnancy stays on the same path it's been on until then!

Winter Blues.

Sometimes we just need a reminder.

A reminder of what's to come,
For when those winter blues hit.

It won't be long now.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fix-It Friday!

Granted, it's not exactly Friday just yet, but the second I saw this photo up on the I Heart Faces' Flickr, I knew it was just one I had to fix!! This photo screamed that it needed a nice mood and coloring.
Here's what I came up with!

Click photo to enlarge

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fix-It Friday!

I know it's been forever since I last posted, let alone do a Fix-it Friday! Between finishing up the last of the year's weddings, and the baby sucking every last ounce of energy I got, you can probably understand why I've been away!

Either way, energy is here enough for me to post this Fix-it Friday post!
Isn't this photo just the cutest! I can't wait to go out this weekend and go to the pumpkin patch with my son!

Click to enlarge

Pretty much all I did was brighten the photo by adjusting curves and adding alittle contrast. I then warmed the photo, fixed the discoloring in her face, and threw a texture over it.. Voila!

Be sure to check out the other edits over at the I Heart Faces website!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Nursery Inspiration: Birds in the Trees!

Since I have a long while before I know if I will be harvesting a little boy or girl, I have been trying to get some ideas on what kind of nursery "themes" I would like to have. So many wonderful ideas out there and I am so excited to break away from the ordinary.

In my search, I came across these photos and it hit me.
I would LOVE to something like this.

My friend Beth has a nursery similar to this theme now that I think about it!
Look at how adorable!!

That was my inspiration for this post.
For those who know me, they know that I have a huge love affair with trees. I try to incorporate trees into any photoshoot I can, and what is cuter than a tree theme in a nursery? Bluebirds ofcourse!
Check out these sweet goodies I found!

2. Brooke Nursery Bedding, from Pottery Barn Kids                               
3. Organic birch baby blanket, from SewnNatural on Etsy                         
5. Custom Crib Bumper in tree fabric, from Southerncharmquilts on Etsy  
6. Whimsical Bird Mobile from BabyBubbo on Etsy                             
7. Hello Up There Bird Pillow from Dedeetsyshop on Etsy                     
8. Boughs in Leaf print from Blendastudio on Etsy                                

My imagination is just stirring with ideas right now! I can't tell if this is a Gender Neutral kind of theme or more for the boys but either way, I am in love with it all!

Stay tuned for a different themed nursery inspiration I'm working to put together!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hello World!

Today I had my first ultrasound for the little one! I could not get over how cute s/he looked even as such a tiny blob! And hearing that heartbeat and seeing it flutter on the screen was priceless. It's running a tad behind schedule and my due date has been adjusted accordingly, we are now due April 11th!

Here's baby's first photos!

Grow baby, grow!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Beach Fun Photo Challenge!

Over at I ♥ Faces they're having a beach photo challenge, and how appropriate is it that had a beach session with my Cutest Kid Contest winner for Lauren Alexis Photography!

Here's my entry!

Isn't she just a doll! No wonder she won!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Coming Spring of 2011!

Coming spring of 2011!

Things will sure be busier this spring! We are over the moon and I really can't wait to see what a great BIG brother Elliott will blossom into!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hey slacker! Do that Fix-it Friday already!

So, um.. I swear I didn't forget about my blog! I have been SWAMPED I tell you! Trying to get through wedding season is making my poor blog miss me! I am long over due for a real post. Soon, soon...
But in the mean time, I think I forgot last week's Fix-it Friday, but I can't remember, so here's this week's fix of this cool dude!

click photo to view larger!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Fix-It Friday!

I can't get over how cute this little girl is!
I had lots of fun playing with her sweet picture!
Hope you enjoy my edits!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fix-It Friday!

I know this is a tad late, but better late than never!!

Click photo to view better!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Let's Go Fly a Kite.

Today we went to the beach and spent the morning/afternoon just playing in the sand and water.
But this was by far the highlight of our day!

I suspect more kite flying will be done before the summer is over!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Strawberry Fields.

Today we went strawberry picking for the first time.

We walked into a field that went on forever
Filled with nothing but juicy, red, So-perfect-they-look-fake strawberries, all ripe for the pickin'.

We spent time with our little friend Landon
who had his eyes on the buckets of strawberries the entire time!

We made sure they were good.
Again. And again. And again.

We would yell in excitement to each other whenever we found a perfect strawberry, and promptly stick it in our bucket.
Or our mouth.

He was so proud of his beautiful and wonderful and perfect fruits.
I was so proud of his colorful vocabulary.

And on this day a new tradition was born for us.

And when summer is here, and we will always remember

Strawberry fields, forever.

Monday, June 7, 2010


This week's photo challenge of the week is Play at I ♥ Faces
I couldn't help but think of this photo of Elliott playing in the rain!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fix-It Friday!

Since the business in my life is slowing down for the most part, I decided to complete I ♥ Faces Fix-it Friday challenge! Look at these sweet baby feet!! I love it!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Barefoot Week

I am participating in "Barefoot Week" at I ♥ Faces which let's you focus on anything feet or shoe related and helps raise awareness for Soles 4 Souls at the same time!

Elliott's feet is one thing I can definately not get enough of.
And after everything he's been though, his feet are what makes him strong.

If you haven't read his story yet, you should.
You might even look at feet differently afterwards.
I know I do.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

You Capture: Sky

I was coming home Monday when I see a sight that took my breath away. Granted, the only thing I had on me was my phone, but I still managed to capture the awe.

Each photo was taken at a stop sign down our road, no driving and clicking was involved!


Sunday, May 23, 2010


This week's theme for I Heart Faces is the color yellow!
I immediately thought of our photos from Easter of my Elliott that I love so much. And this one. This one makes my heart melt every time!

I can't wait to check out what other gorgeous yellows other photographers submit! Anything with the color yellow is automatically wonderful, right?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fix-It Friday!

I'm about 29 minutes too late, but I didn't forget!
Here's my Fix-it Friday for this week, possibly the hardest fix I've had yet. I had to try to figure out how to desaturate all the yellow from the photo while saving as much color as possible.

 I think I did a pretty good job concidering how tired and photo'd-out I am right now, eh?

More fixes here!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Rain, rain.

These rainy days have definately got me down. Thankfully I've been so busy that the rain has forced me inside to finish work so I didn't mind too much, but how I secretly yearned for the sun's warmth.
After today's storm, I HAD it.
I was going to do something about it, take advantage.
I have absolutely been dying to do rain photos since Elliott learned to walk.
Everytime a rain storm would pass, I would sigh and go about my business because it just didn't seem to be the time yet. These photos weren't yet ready to be taken.
Today though.
Today seemed like the perfect day.
It would only be typical that the sun would finally come out!

Cute Kid Contest going on over at Lauren Alexis Photography Facebook page, Free to enter for a chance to win a complete photo session, prints, and title of having the cutest kid in NWI!
Click here to learn more and how to enter!

Have a fantastic weekend!