Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Another Girl :)

Monday's Child is Fair of Face...

So the doctor broke my water at 8:18 a.m. on Monday, November 21 (5 days past my due date) & we welcomed our beautiful baby girl, Nova Gail, to our world exactly 7 1/2 hours later...We named her "Nova" after my husband's paternal great-grandfather & "Gail" after his maternal grandfather...Not often you can give a little girl 2 grandfather names :) And of course "Nova" also means bright star & "Gail" means merry & lively...She is such a sweet baby & our little Paven has been a wonderful Big Sister, I'm so proud of her...We are so blessed ♥


Saturday, October 22, 2011

I'm Back :)

Sooo, I haven't posted anything for awhile...Not sure where the last several months have gone?  I turned 32 this week, we're having our second child in less than a month...Seems like we've had to redo our entire 2-bedroom house (which is never "done" anyway) to make room for one tiny little baby...Our bedroom looks amazing, but there are a few little things that need finished before I can take "after" pics...The girls' bedroom (if we're having another girl, that is) is getting there...Then there's my office that is now being transformed into a playroom...It makes me a little sad to give up my office, but it had pretty much become a dumping ground for toys & everybody else's stuff anyway...Here's some cool new stuff I'm looking forward to finding a place for :)

My friend Jessica of Jessica Jill Photography took some family pics of us over the summer...She did an amazing job...I'm about 5 months pregnant here, there's just something about this one that I love, I ordered a 16X24 mounted print of it :)

 Some old window frames that I found...Before

& After...Haven't filled the big one yet...These are hanging in the girls' bedroom for now, but I haven't found just the right spot for them...All of these prints can be purchased at Redbubble :)

I went shopping on my birthday & found some good deals at T.J. Maxx, one of my favorite places to shop :) 3 ottomans for $28 & 2 awesome pillows for $22...It was a good day :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Our Bedroom Makeover: The Inspiration

So I think we are FINALLY going to tackle our bedroom this weekend & I am sooo excited!  Before & After shots coming soon (I hope)...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ten on Ten Photo Project

Tomorrow is the 10th of the month & I'm excited to participate for the first time in A Bit of Sunshine's Ten on Ten photo project, "once a month on the tenth taking a photo an hour for ten consecutive hours. Finding much life and beauty amongst the ordinary things of our day!" So, be sure to check back tomorrow night to see my exciting Sunday ;)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Homesteaders on the Prairie

I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to photograph the Homesteaders on the Prairie Antique Show in Arthur, IL...It was so much fun for me to combine two of my loves, photography AND antiques...It was like it wasn't even work ;) This is just a very small sample of what was there...It will be happening again in the fall & I think it's worth making a trip over there if you enjoy antiques and/or primitives :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Booking a Photographer

In order to devote more time and attention to my family and other projects, I am no longer booking sessions...I've listed some links below to help you in your search for a photographer that will meet your needs :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy 4th Anniversary to Us :)

The vows I wrote for our wedding ♥

I will be your friend and your love,

A Source of strength and safety,

Someone who dreams with you.

I promise to love you unconditionally,

To cherish your uniqueness,

And to respect you always.

I will stand with you whatever happens,

In laughter and in tears,

Knowing that whatever we are together will be beautiful.

I respect and accept all of who you are.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mazel Tov!

Christina & Paul, February 26, St. Louis...This was officially the last wedding that I had comitted to photograph, & I was honored to do it for my dear friend, Christina...I mean, I was gonna be there anyway ;) It was such a fun weekend, a chance for everyone to get together, & for a lot of us, our first Jewish/Catholic celebration :) A sneak peek...

There have been 3 daughters married in 3 years in this family...I photographed Deanna's wedding in 2010, Angie (on the right) was married on the beach in Florida in 2009, & last, but not least, the beautiful Christina in 2011...Their poor Dad ;)

Paven really enjoyed the m&m's from our goody bags when we got home :)

We're so happy for both of you...Paul is such a genuine, super nice guy...You were both so obviously happy on your wedding day, I am so glad to have been a part of it ♥