Posted on November 29, 2010
Oooh, there have been a ton of fantastic offers, specials, and deals floating around everywhere since Friday. It’s been sort of fun to watch and hear all the excitement from my friends. Me? I’ve never been brave enough to face the crowds of Black Friday. Cyber Monday is more my cup of tea. I like to shop in my jammies with a cup of coffee while listening to my kids!!
I can’t let today go by without my own little Cyber Monday special. How does $100 gift certificates for only $50 sound? Yay!! Email email@example.com if you would like to purchase. Keep them for yourself or pass them out as gifts! (not redeemable for cash. Must be used by Dec 31, 2011. Sale ends at midnight tonight!)
And because I don’t like posting without a photo, here is one of my new favorites from the Cherronelli series!!
Posted on November 17, 2010
Our pets are often our very first babies. They are the first living creatures that we are responsible for and they help teach us about unconditional love. They are a part of our families and we love to love them, so when I was asked if I would want to help document a couple’s first pregnancy along with some portraits with their three adorable pups, I just had to say yes!
These are just two little teasers from our very fun session.
Hahaha, the little doggie smile cracks me up!!!
Posted on November 10, 2010
Oh this session was so fantastic. Greer is such an adorable, sweet, beautiful baby and I just couldn’t get enough of her. She’s the perfect addition to a really wonderful family and I’m so happy for them.
Just look at her!
These next two melt my heart. Loooooove them.
See? See! How can I not just absolutely fall in love with that little sweet face?
Posted on November 7, 2010
Yesterday was bittersweet. It marked a year since my sweet little Aryah came into our lives a little bit earlier than expected. How can a year have already flown by? It really doesn’t seem possible that the tiny little baby that we brought home weighing only 4lbs 5ozs is now a one year old. That she now cruises the furniture, crawls like greased lightening, or waves bye bye. She is still not walking, and she is still small for her age, but she is such a bright part of our family.
Here she is for her first official photo session with daddy:
And here are a few from yesterday’s session with her first cupcake of her very own.
Mmmm, maybe icing is okay after all.
Oh, sweet, sweet little baby. You are so precious to me!
Posted on November 1, 2010
Fall is so beautiful. I adore the changing leaves, the cooler ( but not yet too cold!!) weather, and the beginning of the holiday season. I love all of the oranges and reds and golds everywhere. I love the way the sun filters through leaves. I even love the leaves all crunchy under my feet as I walk across my lawn. In the race for being the best season, fall and spring are completely tied in my heart. I live for them both.
Of course, what is fall without a trip to a pumpkin patch? I actually had grand plans this year. We gathered up a bunch of friends, went to a local corn maze, and I was going to take wonderful photos of us all having fun. Yeah, I sort of forgot my camera that day. We did have fun, but I was obviously disappointed that I didn’t get any photos like I wanted. To sort of ease my aching heart, my family and I planned a small visit to a local church with an adorable little pumpkin market. There were no fancy clothes, nothing really planned, just me snapping happily away as the girls picked out some pumpkins. John even took the camera from me in a rare moment of playing family photographer. I was delighted because I’m not often in the family snapshots since I’m always behind the camera. Yay, John!
And we can’t forget one of my favorite holidays of all, Halloween!! I looooove Halloween. I was able to go to an adult costume party for the first time in years and had so much fun. Not only was it a great time with friends, but I had a blast working on my costume. The actual day of Halloween was interesting because it was the holiday that almost wasn’t. My trusty sidekick, aka My Sister, and I tried to take out six of our seven kids (a certain older child o’ mine decided he wasn’t in to Trick or Treating this year. ) out for a round or two around the neighborhood. Oh, yes, we tried for an uneventful preparation but that wasn’t going to happen. We had meltdown after meltdowns. Wings were crooked, tiaras were tight, gloves were lost, shoes were also lost, and babies were clingy. There were accidents involving thorns, scary zombies, and two very stressed out mothers. We made it work like good mommies, though, and ended up having a great time.
Here is the one ‘good’ shot we got of the kiddos before we left. We were losing light, they were wiggly, there were some tears, and I decided to go for memory keeping rather than perfection. Sometimes that is the best way to go. Also, here is a snappie of my own Halloween costume. I was a masquerade Queen of Hearts.
I hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween and are enjoying this great fall weather.