Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Things I Love

Things I am loving this week are:

  • Playing Duck, Duck, Goose with Cohen and laughing so hard that I cried.
  • Going grocery shopping without my children.
  • Brian Regan. Oh how I wish he was coming back to Dallas soon.
  • Matt finishing tri 5 of Chiropractic school. One more trimester down, four more to go.
  • A high not in the triple digits today!!! It's a miracle :)
  • Baby coos, baby smiles, baby breath and chubby baby thighs.
  • Cohen calling Matt's basketball shoes "sparkly shoes".
  • Teaching Cohen the Cougar Fight Song.

What do you love?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Light ~ Grapevine Texas Child and Family Photographer

I usually schedule my sessions in the evening. There are two reasons for this. The first being that my husband is home from school so I don't have to worry about a babysitter. The second reason, and if you know me at all this will not come as a shock, is that I am NOT a morning person. Not by ANY stretch of the imagination. I feel that there are some hours of the day that aren't meant to be experienced awake. Basically anything before the hour of 8 am is included in the "why on EARTH would you want to be awake this early" category. Simply put. I. love. my. sleep. Unfortunately, with a newborn and a 2 1/2 year old that is now sleeping in a toddler bed I am forced to experience these awful early morning hours on a daily basis.

This session was my last session before I started maternity leave. We had to reschedule it multiple times due to illness and weather issues. By the time we finally got around to doing it, it was far enough into summer that the Texas heat was already miserable. We decided the best option was to schedule it at 7:30 in the morning. I got up early, got ready, (although these guys can attest to the fact that in getting ready I only did the bare minimum) and was out the door by 7:00 with my two year old in tow. It was a completely different session than I normally have (I never take my child with me to photo shoots). And I'm SO glad it was. The light was AMAZING! If it weren't for my husband leaving each morning before the sun is even thinking about coming up, I would start scheduling all my sessions in the morning. After looking at these pictures I think you'll understand why.








Monday, August 16, 2010

Things I Love

Things I love this week...

  • Having friends over, not only so I'm forced to clean my house, (and I use the term "clean" very loosely) but so the day goes by so much faster.

  • My baby starting to sleep 5 straight hours at night before waking up to eat.

  • My 2 year old cleaning his room all by himself after nap/quiet time.

  • My husband letting me sleep while he got up and made muffins and smoothies because his early class was cancelled.

  • Finally, after having lived here for a year and a half, having something to hang on my big empty wall.

  • Watching my 2 year old do Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred with me.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Two Years ~ Grapevine Texas Children's Photographer

You may remember this little guy from his first year pictures. It was so fun to take his pictures again and see how much he has changed. I see him quite often, he's pretty much my son's BEST friend, so I hadn't really noticed until I compared these pictures with the ones we took last year. I can't believe how grown up he looks in these!