Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Yes, our sweet girl turned five years old yesterday!!! She had 2 friends over Monday night for a sleepover, but the poor thing got sick during it. She is still sick with a fever, cough and sore throat. I am hoping she feels better by Friday when we are travelling to Jacksonville for Christmas! I will post some pictures from her party soon.
Happy Fifth Birthday, Lollie!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


There's not really much to say except I am blessed!

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Heart Shutterfly

This year, more than ever, I love me some Shutterfly. I made my first photo book using Shutterfly, and if I were to win the lottery, I would make photo books, photo books and more photo books. I love them!

This year, I also made some Shutterfly birth announcements. Typically, I have made my own birth announcements and I did make some for my sweet Stellan, but I used Shutterfly also and I really, really love the colors and the layout of his announcement.
I am so excited (and not so overwhelmed now) that Shutterfly is offering 50 free Christmas cards to bloggers! I heard of this offer a few weeks ago and have since seen a few of my blogging friends take advantage of it. So here's to Shutterfly! Woo!!

In looking through the Christmas photo cards available this year, I don't know how I am going to choose which one I love most. They are all so gorgeous! I have already been planning our family photo shoot so hopefully we can get a good picture for our lovely card. :)

And did you know that Shutterfly makes address labels??? I didn't before today and I think I'm going to have to get some! They are so cute!!

If you are a blogger, you HAVE to take advantage of this fabulous offer! Blog away and get your free cards! And spread the Shutterfly love!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Four Months Young

Our little big guy turned 4 months old the day after Thanksgiving! This past Tuesday he had his 4 month doctor visit. He's growing quite well, weighing in at 17 pounds 5 ounces and 26 inches long! He was near off the charts for both weight and length. That's my boy! He did not get his vaccines because the poor baby has a sinus infection. He's had what I thought was a cold for at least the last month. Only now did we discover it was more than that. But he's on his antibiotics now and hopefully he will start feeling better and sleeping better real soon. Here are the photos from our "birthday" photo shoot. :) (p.s. I found this stripey outfit for $3 and some change at Target. LOVE!)

The money shot:
The paper, after we were done:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Around The House

I'm currently the only one awake in the house, so I thought I'd blog a little. Just this past weekend we finally hung this creation up in Laura Anne's room. I started it ages ago, but got frustrated with it a few times so it sat all neglected for a while. :) After all, I really had no clue what I was doing when I started. I had seen something similar to this in a department store years ago and thought I would try to replicate it. So anyway, here's Laura Anne's ribbon hanging thingy!

Then, just yesterday, for whatever reason I got frustrated with the bare wall above Stellan's changing table. So I spontaneously decided to find some old (and a few new!) portraits to make a collage out of. They are all just sticking to the wall--no frames. But Stellan enjoys looking at it and so do I. :)

And that's all for now. Good night!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Thursday

Whew. I worked hard on this one. I had an idea in my head and played around in Photoshop until I got the closest to what resembled my idea. I'm not sure if I'm crazy about it. What do you think? Is the edited version over done?

After: Photo was taken with my Canon Powershot S2IS and edited in Photoshop CS3.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


When planning Laura Anne's hairdo for her Halloween costume (pics of that will follow sometime soon), I decided to Google "princess hairstyles". I found this blog:
Hairstyles for Girls
Oh. My. I'm in hair heaven. There are gazillions of hairstyles for us to try and thankfully, Laura Anne is almost as excited about it as I am. That's a big deal because in the past she hasn't always been thrilled to have her brushed, let alone fixed pretty. So far we've tried 3 hairstyles. She's enjoying it, and I'm enjoying it, and it's good to be a girl! :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

More Fun

We had a real nice visit with my family. Can't wait to go back for a little while at Thanksgiving! See the bruise between Caleb's eyebrows? Yeah. He fell off the bed during his nap. Talk about a no-fun way to wake up!!
This was one of my favorite outfits of Caleb's that I saved:
Givin' lotsa lovin'!

Hey, I'm in front of the camera for a change! :)
Here's Pops playing with Stellan:
Caleb sure plays hard.
Laura Anne put her doll, Celia, next to Stellan while he was sleeping. :)
Before we left for church, I caught them reading a book together. So sweet!!
I took a picture of Stellan's feet while he was napping one day. I love it.


About a month ago (I know, I know) we were visiting family and took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. It wasn't quite as hot as last year, which was scorching, by the way. But it was still hot. Aunt Alana met us with her three kiddos and we were almost the only ones at the patch! Here are the photos.

Anna and Stellan sitting with Grammy. I love this shot. :)
Me and my sis
Grammy with 6 of her grandchildren! Beautiful!
I love the expression on Stellan's face in this one:
but not so much this one: (hehe)

More pictures of our fun visit will follow shortly....if I don't get distracted by something else, of course.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Before & After

This blog hop is therapeutic for me. :)

This week, I edited a picture I took of the logo on a Schwinn trike. I thought it would make a cool photo to frame for Stellan's room....when he has a room, that is.



Photo taken with my Canon Powershot S2IS and edited in Photoshop CS3. Click on the Before & After link to see more cool photos!