Wednesday, October 28, 2009

happy fall, y'all!

yep, snow. lots of it. it's not stopping until tomorrow. our poor pumpkins are covered. lol! hope you're all have some great weather. let's just hope charlotte doesn't come early! :)

in other news. i just registered a domain for a new blog. hopefully it will be up & running very shortly. i'll link it when it's ready.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

a year in review. :)

so, it's been a week since i finished up the 365 project. it feels GOOD. it was a huge commitment, and much more work than i ever imagined. i definitely learned a lot, and even though my day to day pictures probably don't always show it, i feel like i know a lot more. i feel more comfortable with manual, and changing my settings on the whim. BUT i still have SO much to learn. i feel so far away still from where i want to be. it will come with time and practice, i suppose! i am very impatient, though.

i want to keep blogging, but am unsure how/where to do it right now. should i just stick to this blog? go back to my old one? start a completely new one? switch over to wordpress perhaps? i'm not sure. i need to look into my options. i feel like i'm outgrowing blogger, and i'd like something a little different.

speaking of outgrowing, here's is my 37w shot from wednesday. in one of two shirts i have that still completely covers my belly. not much longer now. i'm taking bets. ;) my guess is for november 6th. i'm due the 11th. kayleigh and ethan were born 2 days before their due date, and norah was 5 days before.


Saturday, October 17, 2009


don't they look excited that we're DONE?!
three hundred and sixty five days of pictures. how cool is that?

on another note:
october 4th a wonderful family lost their sweet boy nate. he was 4 years old, and passed away shortly after contracting h1n1, which then turned into pneumonia. his mother is tracy of sugar lime designs. we released yellow balloons in his remembrance today.


Friday, October 16, 2009


friday nights are game night here. but when john is working nights, mama switches it to movie night (norah + board games = disaster!). friday night is also pizza night, which explains why the two littlest are shirtless. they are not the neatest kids around. :)



it's a wonder why some days i have no time for photography.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


the rebellion has started already. yesterday i caught her cutting her hair in the bathroom, and today she's wearing eye liner. she did a better job than i do, even! am i crazy - one day i will have three teen girls in the house. at the same time.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009


it was so hazy out this morning. norah fell asleep in the car after we dropped ethan off at school, so i just drove around our neighborhood taking some pictures while she napped. the cows were hiding today. there is so much land around us, sometimes they can't be found at all. i love it!

only four days left. i can't believe it.

all clickable to bigger on black.




Sunday, October 11, 2009


i thought norah would always be the odd man out, since kayleigh & ethan are already so close. good thing i was wrong!


Saturday, October 10, 2009


today we had a nice lazy day. i got some sewing and other projects i needed to get done finished, and did minimal cleaning, lol.

the reason for the lazy day? yeah, more snow. :/ i was supposed to have an outdoor maternity shoot with the super fantastic lora ... but the weather had other plans!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009


after having such great weather yesterday....
today, it snowed.

i'm not ready!!



it was really nice yesterday. it actually FELT like fall.



the "thing" is finally done! not sure what it is, really. probably just a newborn photography prop, lol. it's just a big square. lovey size. i really need to learn more about knitting.



lots of uninspired snapshots ahead .....


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009


norah does not do naps at home anymore, just if we're in the car. she can't seem to get settled down enough when we're at home. this happened with the big kids, too, after i stopped nursing them. she gets a little crazy around 4pm, though. which makes it hard to start dinner.

so this afternoon i won worst mom award. i gave her a yummy earth lolli, found a "safe for babies" show on the on demand thing (tigger & pooh?), and plunked her down. she watched longer than she's ever watched the tv before, about 25 minutes. and i got dinner 95% finished.



more fondant fun - woo!


Thursday, October 1, 2009


she said she put the feather one on the top to be *extra* fancy! :)