Sunday, January 31, 2010

I Love You Free

Wow, this picture just captures one of those moments when you look at your kid and wonder how they got this old? It's hard to believe that my tiny little six pound baby is seven now (going on 17 it seems). He has such a serious side and I just see intelligence in his eyes. He's going to do big things.

But it's that goofy kid side that I hope he never grows out of that just cracks me up.

Love this kid.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Keats!

It's so funny to look back at our babies and remember how small they once were. I remember how it looks but I have to really think back to how it feels..and I can never quite get there. I miss the way he fit so perfectly in my arms and being able to gaze at him for seemingly forever before he ran away.

At a teensy three months.

Right at one year old.

He looks so young and still babyish.

Last shot with those curls.

Right after I caved and cut his hair off (after his 2nd birthday as I promised the hubs..still kinda mad about it ;)

And now he is three. As I miss those baby moments above I love the little man he has become. The ball of energy who cracks me up, and surprises me with kisses, and hugs, and "I love you Mommys", and phrases like, "Mom your shirt is beautiful" Who loves He-Man, Ghostbusters, Star Trek (nothing from the past 20 years it seems). Who is perfect in every single way. Even when he is being incredibly naughty I think to myself how adorable he is, and that says well as makes it insanely difficult to discipline.

Playing around in photoshop. I love how old school this looks.

I think I like this cropped closer until I get a baseboard for my "floor"

I cannot even say how much I love this kid, it can't be put into any amount. The last three years have just flown by so I really need to make a plea with time to slow down.

P.S- I don't know why my vertical pics are looking pixely (or if its my eyes) but I am too tired to fix them tonight, sorry!

Monday, January 18, 2010


And I am not just talking about the baby here, but this was my first maternity so it was a beginning for me too. I was a little nervous (as I am with all new things) but excited as well. It was so much fun.

I just wanted to share this one for now because it is the one that caught my eye the most. It's so perfect to me.

It's not just about the belly...and trust me at 9 months pregnant it is all about the belly. But it's about the love between two people who have made the most important decision of their lives, to make room for more love. They already have two beautiful children and are amazing parents and decided to share more of that love. Love is such an amazing thing in that it's free, it never runs out, and the more you give of it the more you get back.

Phil and Felicia I can't wait to see your little addition!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dear Snow

Ok so you look pretty floating down but I'm going to be honest here. I'm not a big fan. I don't like the way I immediately feel nervous knowing I have to drive in you. I don't like being cold (detest as a matter of fact). I don't like the way my car gets all dirty from the salt trucks (this is your fault you know) I don't like how you melt and get gross looking. We are just not going to be friends....

But I do love the way you reflect beautifully in my room making it much easier to capture my baby annoyingly adorably avoiding looking at me.


So I will tolerate you...but only a maximum of 2 more times this year. Thank you.

P.S. It's making me so sad how old he looks here...3 in two weeks :(

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cheater, Cheater

So this isn't a new picture but I just realized I never shared that counts right?? I was waiting for my SIL's Christmas cards to go out before posting the picture and then just got too busy in the holiday shuffle. But I'm sharing now and that's all that matters.

Aren't they a picture perfect family?! Six people looking at the camera at the same time is what I call a little Christmas miracle.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snow Day Snaps

It's inevitable on a snow day that you will get bored at some point. Might I suggest drawing on your children?? It's fun for all!

A little something called Mirror Mirror Spock...aka Evil Spock.

Trust me he's having fun but Spock doesn't would be illogical. (Crap I am officially a nerd now, thanks James)

Nice Mole! (any Icarly fans out there??)

The arm tattoos (minus the Mom heart) are replicas of the ones James has.

Keats was napping for the most part but he woke up for a little Evil Spock action.

He doesn't get the no smiling rule but he's catching on.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Instax+Me=Big Time Love

James got me an early birthday gift!! 1) Because I am impatient. 2) Because he is awesome!

I was a huge Polaroid lover from a teen. There is just something about those pictures that I have always loved. Unfortunately it is way too pricey for a Polaroid these days. I became obsessed with this guy:

The instax mini!! I am seriously in love, this thing just rocks my face off.

My scanner is crappy so I just took pictures of my pictures. This really doesn't do justice to how awesome this camera is. The colors are great and it is sharp for an instant picture!

And just for fun the following pictures were taken with Blaze's camera I bought him for Christmas( he will soon be my guest blogger). Every year on New Years we exchange bad Christmas gifts. This year I am pretty sure the inflatable clown costume I gifted was the winner..followed closely by the sweet Members Only jacket my hubby received.

Sadly one of my favorite pictures ever.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Hello 2010! Ok so I have goals of being a way better blogger this year, taking more pictures for just myself...and being in more pictures myself. I really hope I do good on that last one but who knows. I honestly think I have about 5 pictures of Keaton and I together..and he is almost 3. That realization is sad enough to motivate me.

Before I start posting on the new year though I should really see 2009 off properly with some of my favorite pictures from the year. I couldn't really narrow it down between the three thrown together beautifully made collages so I am just posting all three.

Oh I also have a goal to gain 15 pounds! I figure saying I'm going to lose never works so I will try opposite and see what happens ;)

About Me

I am a 27 year old wife, friend, and mother. I am a take it one day at a time kinda gal. I love to have fun and capture memories. I believe that a positive attitude makes a postive life so have a great day and enjoy my blog :) Thank you for looking and taking an interest.


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