Friday, November 30, 2012


If you remember the couple from the Maternity shoot back in October, you will be very excited to know that this is their little one! She arrived (FINALLY!) this past week. 

Melissa with her precious little Manda-Lynn!

such tiny little fingers...

and tiny little lips!

and tiny little yawns!

Both mom and baby are doing well although pretty tired from the whole ordeal! 

Family photo! 

Momma feeding the baby :) 

It was dark in that room... but there was such a sense of excitement and joy!

I love this one!

So... a big congrats to Mark and Melissa on the birth of their adorable little daughter! 

The plan is to do more formal portraits before Christmas. 

God bless, 

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Our Itty Bitty Tree

Our Christmas tree is up! This teeny tiny one is all that fits in our apartment. 
If you notice in the photo I have white lights strung up to. It is SO PRETTY!! 

Tree ornaments this year are bluebirds, and silver butterflies with the new purple glittery ball ornaments we bought last week. 

I'm thinking I am going to switch to white lights for the tree next year. 
I grew up with white lights on our that's probably why the neon colored lights just aren't my taste!

God bless, 

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Need to Smile?

Baby Update:
As of right now Melissa and Mark are still waiting for the baby to be born. NEW UPDATE 5:14pm the baby has been born!!  

Now, here is a gift for you, I found this on Youtube today and it was so heartwarming and cheering! 

God bless, 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Family Photos of my Family!

It is a daunting task to get 8 people standing still, smiling, and looking at you for at least 5 seconds! 
I had to splice together two different photos to get at least one semi-decent photo! My mom wants to do another session before Christmas where I have more time to take photos. This last one was taken Thanksgving day! I have noticed a trend though, Matt almost always has the oddest expressions. Katelyn likes to tilt her head up and show a tight smile... Jeremiah likes to be VERY silly and not stay still. Stephanie is just uncomfortable with cameras.... I will get gorgeous smiles... but usually with them 1 or 2 adorable smiles and the rest are all looking very strange!! lol 
I guess before the next session we will have to have a "posing" lesson! 

God bless, 

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Some Really Awesome News, and Some Sad News

First the Really Awesome News!

Melissa from the Maternity photoshoot is in the hospital right now and has been induced! 
We are waiting to hear when the baby is born!!!!

Now the Sad News...

Fin, my two year old King Betta died yesterday....

And my little Zuko died today.

I will miss them both.
Fin was quite the character and Zuko was a big grump...
But they were my little "babies" and I enjoyed spoiling them.

I do still have three others....

God bless,
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday- Looking for Skirts?

Shop casual, affordable women's clothing at

Christopher and Banks is having a sale (today only I believe) of 40% to 70% off.
Christopher and Banks sell some beautiful skirts, dresses, tops, sweaters, etc....  

Solid Knit Trumpet Skirt - Christopher & Banks

Kohl's — Expect Great Things®

Kohl's also has skirts on sale today....

Macy's has a few skirts on sale

go to homepage
J.C. Penny has some lovely skirts on clearance! 

Sears has some skirts too on sale


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Katelyn 2012

Well, when your older sister needs to practice children's get "volunteered" lol. A big thanks to my very cooperative little sister for giving up some play time to let me photograph her!! I love you! 

God bless, 

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Our Thanksgiving 2012!

Caleb and Katelyn sitting with Grandpa!  

Katelyn made a BEAUTIFUL turkey for us! 

Katelyn and I! 

She is getting so big!! 

I love my little sisters!! 

Daddy carving the turkey!

Time to eat! HOORAY! 

Everyone enjoying that YUMMY Turkey! 

They love Turkey! (Do you like Stephanie's art work on the chalkboard??)

my little brother Collin

Hulk made a guest appearance too! 

Mommy and dad! 

Time for dessert! 

PEANUTBUTTER PIE! AKA heaven-on-your-plate! (recipe soon!!) 

Family photo attempt #1

Family photo attempt #4

Family photo attempt #8

Hey we finally got a good one!! 

Collin and Matt photo-bombing us! 

Justin and I! :) 

My parents!! 

Afterwards we went to my in-laws home for dinner, desserts and games

Sarah, Justin, Mike....

Mike, Andrew, Jen, Anna, Jessica, Jordan and Sarah's arm.

Jen and Anna!!

Playing Quelf! 

Sarah's card said she had to move her token with her elbows... (it was very funy!!)

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Did you do anything special this year? 

God bless, 
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