Monday, December 28, 2009

i ♥ faces ~ Hillarious Outtakes

This week over at i ♥ faces it is "Hillarious Outtakes" week. When I first heard this weeks topic, I knew just which pictures I wanted to use! It had to be the pictures from when I tried to get the kids pictures for our Christmas cards! I had tried before and it was a disaster. Their clothes didn't fit and I need to put it off. Well, I put it off until the very last possible minute and the weather wasn't great outside and I needed to shoot indoors on a backdrop, which isn't my favorite or older kids. So here are the outtakes. If you want to see the ones that made our card, then go here.

Now, that you have checked out my outtakes, make sure you head over to i ♥ faces by clicking on the above button and see all the others!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our Christmas Cards Have Landed...

So, at this point I know that our Christmas card has landed, so I wanted to share it with you and wish you ALL a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Inside Left

Inside Right


Big Snow... That Wasn't

So, this past weekend, we were under a weather alert for BIG snow. It was supposed to be a Nor' Easter with the shoreline getting the brunt of the storm at 2++ ft and we in the hills who usually get more were supposed to get 6-8 in. and we ended up getting a measly 2+ inches. But, no matter how much we got, the kids loved playing in it and it was one of those wonderful fluffy western snows! Now, my parents on the other hand who are on the shoreline they got 24+ inches!

So here is the story of our day in photos.

Jack loved stomping the snow off of his boots!

No fear! Sledding down our steep hill with Daddy on the big kid sled!

Ugh! You mean I have to walk back up that hill!

Allies turn down the big hill! Notice her eyes are closed!

She loves to go down, but only with her eyes closed!

I just love this smile!

Helping Daddy shovel!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jack the Big Boy!

Jack is such a big boy! This past week we have started switching Jack into a "big boy" bed! I am happy to say that it has gone really well! The first couple of nights we had him sleeping on his crib mattress on the floor next to his crib. It has been going great, so yesterday when I was at Once Upon a Child dropping off toys to resell and found a toddler bed, I bought it for him. So as of last night he is now sleeping in a big boy bed and for now his crib is in pieces in the kitchen, until I can bring it down to Once Upon a Child to resell it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Allie's Winter School Concet

Allie had her Winter Concert on Thursday and I have to admit, that it was SO cute! She has been talking about this for weeks and practicing all the time. They sang 4 songs and then they had CAKE! Allie was just as excited about the cake as she was the concert itself! I also took video and I will put the video up here as soon as Matt can get it ready for me. I hate to admit it but I don't know how to get the video off of the FLIP without messing it up first.

Monday, November 30, 2009

"Not Me" Monday

Well, I haven't done one of these in FOREVER but I totally felt like today was a good day to do one!

I did not wake up this morning at 5:30 and still end up a half hour behind schedule! NO NOT ME!!!!

I did not think about calling out sick today, just to have one more day at home! Nope, not me!

And I certainly didn't think that I would send the kids to school if I stayed home, just so that I could have some quiet time to myself, that wasn't late at night to get things done around the house! No way, not me!

I did not have the realization this weekend that my husband was going away for his week of work in GA and realize, WHAT WILL I DO IF THE WOMAN I AM SUPPOSED TO PHOTOGRAPH HER BIRTH GOES INTO LABOR?!?! Nope, I am way more prepared than that!

I am not STILL trying to get the perfect shot of my kids for our Christmas cards! No way, I am not that much of a perfectionist!

I did not tell my 4 1/2 year old daughter this morning that she needed to behave better or that Santa wouldn't bring her what she wants for Christmas! I can keep my cool way better than that!

I have not been thinking all day about the end of the day and counting how many more days until Christmas vacation! Nope, not me!

Oh, and I certainly did not get up at 4:30 a.m. on Black Friday to meet my friend Melissa at the mall to do Christmas shopping! Nope!

So you know the drill head over to MckMama's and check out what everyone else didn't do!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Random Weekend Thoughts

1. Matt's in GA again this week, so I am flying solo this week with the kids! Here's to praying that the week goes by quickly!

2. I am photographing my second birth of '09 and she is due next Sunday. With Matt being gone this week I am REALLY hoping that she doesn't go early! I know that is not very nice because every pregnant woman wants to go a little early, but it will just make things really complicated with the kids! So here's to hoping that she makes it to next Sunday!

3. I am planning on taking out a box of Christmas a night this week and try and get some decorating done before the weekend.

4. We have a dilemma, fake or real? Trees that is, in the past Matt and I have always put up an artificial Christmas tree, although last year, I was feeling like our kids were missing the experience of going and getting a real tree. So we had decided that this year we would leave the decision to the kids. So what do you think they chose? A real tree of course! The only problem is that we don't have lights, because our tree is a pre-lite tree. So now we need to get a tree and lights $$$.

5. We are trying to decide when to move Jack out of this crib and into a bed? We are also trying to decide whether or not to do a toddler bed? Decisions, decisions...

6. The kids and I are at my parents house today. Boy oh boy do I wish that we lived closer. We are about an hour and a half away! I don't feel like we need to live in the same town but even 45 minutes would be better! I am SO not looking forward to driving back an hour and a half tonight *sigh*!

7. I found the neatest wall decal calendar at TJ Maxx today with my mom. When I get it hung up I will share a picture! It is really neat!

8. We finally had Jack evaluated by an ENT doctor and have made the decission t have his tongue clipped, because he is tongue tied. We will hopefully have it done over Christmas break, if I can ever talk with the scheduler, we have been playing phone tag!

9. I braved the Black Friday crowds on Friday morning and hit the mall, bright and early (5:30 am) and managed to get some great deals! actually have Jacks shopping done and only need to put in an order to American Girl for Allie and then I will be done with both kids!!! I have also finished Matt and I am just about done with my parents *BIG* surprise for them!!!

10. Have a great week!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Random Weekend Thoughts

1. WOW!!! It has been way too long since I have posted something, anything. Sorry, things have been SO busy!!!

2. My photography has taken off lately. I have had at least one shoot a weekend and more often there have been two! Not complaining, at ALL, I LOVE it!!! If you are interested in what I have been doing head over here and check out some of my latest shoots.

3. I have also been busy making holiday cards both for clients and anyone who might be interested in them. I have gotten my first order in and they look GORGEOUS!!! I am so happy and proud to be offering these. If you are interested go here and check them out. If you're interested in them contact me at If you aren't local and can't set up a shoot but are interested in the cards, email me and you can email me your .jpeg and I will load them in and you can order them too *grin*!

4. Like so many other people I have been waiting on pins and needles waiting for the premier of The Twilight Saga: New Moon *grin*! I was so excited I even contemplated going to the midnight premier on Thursday night at midnight, but I decided that wouldn't be so good since I had to work on Friday. However, Friday night I went with my friend Megan and we had such a good time! I just love me a sparkling vampire... be could totally bite me, LOL!!! It was great, I really like that they stayed truer to the book, there were somethings that didn't make the movie, but that's to be expected since most movies aren't 5 hours long! Although it was 2+ hours of a great movie. I have to say that I will probably go back and see it again this week with some friends from work. Now only 219 days to go till Eclipse!!! LOL!

5. I need to order my own Christmas cards!

6.I have been staying up WAY too late lately! I find that the evening is the only time that I have to get things done and it has become way too common for me to be up until midnight (and I have to be up no later than 5:30 am!)

7. Last weekend we took Allie and Jack to go see Thomas the Train! What a great day! They had so much fun and so did we! We even go to go on a Thomas train ride, which they BOTH thought was pretty cool!

8. Speaking of going to bed, it is 11:25 and I need to head to bed!

9. If you are reading this and haven't given up on reading, thanks for stopping by!!!

10. Have a great week!