November 26, 2011


Thanksgiving this year was wonderful!
Here's my list of what I'm thankful for this year:

*Such wonderful friends that let us spend Thanksgiving with them this year!
Bekah and Jordan have wonderful families. I'm so thankful for them and their hospitality. Thanksgiving was perfect and everything was decorated so beautifully!

*My camera! (thanks Marie!!) I've had it for 6 months now and I love taking pictures sooo much!

*My baby. He's almost a year old now! He's brought so much happiness to our lives; more than we ever thought possible. Isn't his scrunched up face cute? :)

*My family, of course. I thank God for my boys every day.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

November 23, 2011

Peeling paint

I wanted to test out the new lens (a 50 mm 1.8 by the way) and I also wanted to test out this wall of peeling paint that I'd seen around. So, on Monday we piled into the car and that's what we did! It's not really what I was picturing; I think I needed a different angle or something but Cole and Steve thought it was pretty interesting :)

Today we are heading out to Arkansas to spend Thanksgiving with Bekah, Jordan and their family. We're pretty excited about it! And I'm sure there will be pictures to come.

I hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving holiday! :)

November 21, 2011

Highlights from the weekend

*Munchkin turned 11 months yesterday!!!
He's grown up so much in the past month.
He can sit himself up, got 6 teeth, crawls super fast, pulls himself up on furniture.
He's turning into a toddler!

*My new lens is HERE!!!! 
And it allows me to get up nice and close and personal! Today I was testing out the lens on Cole and I was so thrilled to finally be able to get some shots of his teeth that have come in! Aren't they cute? Can you tell they're kind of crooked?
My next challenge will be to get a picture of the 4 teeth on top. That's a whole nother story!
And do you see that ball in the background in the third picture? Well, Cole chases it around the house all day long. He loves that thing. :)
Anyway, I'm super excited to see what all I'll be able to do with this new lens.

*Christmas decorating.
That's right, we put up the Christmas decor before Thanksgiving! *gasp* I actually like to leave it all up until well into February. We're silly like that ;)

November 17, 2011

Fall Colors

Thursday evening. Steve's at work. Boo.
At 5 pm, after spending the entire day in the house and after helping my friend with her kids' homework, I decided Cole and I needed to get out.

So there I was, trying to get my creative on, with my camera's ISO cranked up to 1600 because the light was quickly dwindling. Sometimes I hate daylight savings. By the time I thought to get a picture of my trusty companion, (Cole, of course) it was too late! My camera refused to focus.

But the pictures above are what I have to show of our little walk. While the rest of the world is practically well into winter (ok, not really), Texas is just now showing signs of fall! The leaves just barely started changing colors like last week! I love fall colors :)

ps, tomorrow my new lens is supposed to come in the mail! YAY! I'm so excited about it :)

November 15, 2011

Feeding the ducks

Today on the way home from the library, Cole and I got to feed the ducks in the canal (and the fish and the turtles). And he LOVED it! He cried when we had to leave.
A nice lady (who was actually from Poland!!) was there with her two kids and gave us some of their bread, which I thought was sweet of her :)

By the way, yes, Cole is really just in a onezie. It is hott again! Seriously so crazy.

And something else that is exciting: with the money I've earned from my photography I've been able to buy a new lens!! YAY! I'm way excited about it and I can't wait for it to get here. Hopefully it arrives before we leave for Arkansas. Oh yes. We're spending Thanksgiving with Bekah and Jordan is Arkansas. {excited!}

November 11, 2011

Random list of recent happenings

*Steve accidentally broke our point and shoot camera (it fell out of his pocket :( and so there will be no more videos for now. Sad day. I'm not mad. Goodness, I break so many things. Just disappointed I can't make any videos!

*Cole has gotten is two bottom teeth, his vampire teeth (I think) and he's getting his two front top ones!! All in two weeks!!!! Ahhhhh. He's been a little cranky. But still cute. Of course :)

*Because he's teething, he follows me around the house everywhere trying to bite/suck on my bare feet. Seriously! It's funny and irritating all at the same time! I don't want my feet in his mouth. He seems to do it most when I'm doing the dishes: when my feet are in one spot for a long period of time. Clever kid. Maybe I'll get a video of it....(on my phone)
He recently did it to one of our guests we had over for dinner. That's right. We were sitting at the dinner table talking when our guest suddenly yelped! We looked under the table to see Cole's innocent little face looking back at us ;)

*I have 3 photoshoots this weekend. THREE!! Busy, busy.

*I forgot to make a wish today (11/11/11) at 11:11 am. :( And that's why I'm setting the alarm on my phone for 11:11 pm this evening. My last shot! I'm pretty sure my wish is 11 times more likely to come true because of the date....

*Steve either has allergies or he's had a serious cold for at least a week straight now. I feel bad for him :(

*I've been having lots of fun spending my birthday gift card from Steve's parents. (thank you!!!) Yesterday I got two cute tops and 2 sets of earrings all for $10. Pretty awesome right?

*Only 6 weeks til Christmas!!! 5 until we leave for Washington! YAY!!!!!