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Happy Easter 2014

April 18, 2014 — 1 Comment

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I love having two girls.  I know if I had a boy I would love having him too… but there is just something so sweet about sisters.  Amelia is THE BEST big sister, she’s involved but not overly interested, affectionate but not smothering and loves to entertain Juliet.  And Juliet is the best baby… so so sweet.  I let Amelia try on her Easter dress and snapped a few pics of them in a field of “flowers.”  : )

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Well… I’ve been MIA lately due to several factors.

  1. Family time and having baby Juliet and big sister Amelia demanding most of my time
  2. Wedding season has started back up for our photography business, therefore I devote most of my free time to catching up on editing
  3. We have started an exciting renovation project for our future home!

My parents live in a small section of our town, I guess technically it is its own town, but it’s part of Sebastian?  Anyway, it’s called Roseland and it’s just outside the city limits.  I lived in the house my parents’ still live in since I was 4 years old until I went to college.  I loved living on almost 1.5 acres in a unique spot.  I love our house in Sebastian that my Dad built but have always wanted to find a place in Roseland.

I had been noticing a house around the corner from my parents’ for awhile and asked my Dad about it since it looked vacant.  He did some investigating and tracked down the owner whose aunt previously owned it and willed it to him.  He was in the middle of some health issues so he said to get back with him in a few months.  Fast forward and after talking with my Dad, he decided to sell the 2.6 acres and very run down home to my Dad for a great deal.  My Dad is a general contract so he knew it would take quite a bit to fix it up to our liking but the deal of the land was too good to pass up.  My parents purchased the property with the intent of co-designing and fixing it up and subsequently selling it to us once it’s complete.

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Sooooo, there you go!  The house is currently down to the studs and my Dad’s crew works on it between the other busy jobs he has going.  There isn’t a huge rush or timeline, but we hope to move into it this fall/winter.  As for our current house, we have it For Sale by Owner on Zillow just to see what happens.  We’ve had some interest and have showed it a few times but no formal offers yet (although they have all requested to hire me as their designer, should I take that as a sign to start up a full service design business?)

I’m going to document the renovation process on here in between regular posts, so if you’re interested check back often! : )

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Amelia’s 4th Birthday

January 7, 2014 — 1 Comment

My baby girl turned 4 in December!  We had a small birthday party for her at my parents’ house and it would have been cuter… if it wouldn’t have rained.  So we ended up having a party in their garage and the kids had just as much fun! : )  Loved seeing them play dress up and play with each other, 4 year olds are so cute!  Borrowed Sugar Confections made the adoooorable Princess Amelia sugar cookies, I was obsessed with them!

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Happy New Year 2014

January 2, 2014 — 3 Comments

Happy New Year!  With a blank slate ahead of us it’s easy to think of our hopes for the next year.  Mine are pretty cliche but honest nonetheless…

I hope for continued good health and plenty of time spent with family.

I hope to be the best parents we can be to raise our daughters to be happy, positive and ambitious additions to our world.

I hope to use my time, energy and talents to make others feel happy, appreciated and loved.

I strive to always be thankful for what we are given in this life!

What do you hope for in 2014?

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Amelia Kate is 4!

December 9, 2013 — Leave a comment

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I can’t believe today is my Amelia’s 4th Birthday!  I’m not sure if it’s that we have a little baby in the house now, but in the last few months it seems like she is just so grown up.  I love her stories, silly expressions and infectious sweetness.  Although I don’t want her to grow up, I’m so excited to see the person she’s going to become.  FOUR YEARS, time seriously flies.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2013 — Leave a comment

What a lovely Thanksgiving… my wonderful mom cooked for 14 adults and 5 kids (including the baby)! I hope every one of you has countless blessings to be thankful for this year and always.

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Ballerina Girls

November 8, 2013 — Leave a comment

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When I told Amelia I was a ballerina for Halloween when I was 3, she insisted that she wanted to be a ballerina too!  I remembered I had a tulle skirt too and dressed us all up as ballerinas.  What girl doesn’t love a little tulle in her life?

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It seems like I photographed tons of newborn sessions in the months while I was pregnant, so naturally I was excited to get Juliet into the studio.  At 4 days old, she was the perfect little model, she went to sleep easily and tolerated the “baby torture chamber” as we call it, like a pro.  Here’s a sampling of my favorite shots from the session… of course thanks are in order to my partner Chrissy for being my BFF and of course taking photos of the four of us!

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I found some gorgeous birth announcements from Minted, as soon as I get them in I’ll take some photos to share. : )

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Welcoming our Baby Girl

September 30, 2013 — Leave a comment

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Six days after my due date, our baby girl arrived! Juliet Lynn was born September 19th at 7:29pm. She weighed 8 pounds, was 20.25″ long and is absolutely perfect! I was induced which I was nervous about, but since I was already dilated to 4cm, everything went smoothly and relatively fast. When it came time to push, it only took one contraction and 3 pushes, I was in disbelief since it took 2 hours of pushing with Amelia! Here are some photos from the hospital, thanks to my photography partner Chrissy for arriving shortly after Juliet’s birth to take some priceless photos of our new family of four!

Stay tuned this week for some precious newborn photos taken at our studio! : )

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Amelia is always one of our test models for our photography specials in the studio… she will finally ham it up a little instead of running away when I break out the camera. : )

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And here are some on the way out the door to school… can’t believe how big she is! : )

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Just me and the girls… only 3 weeks left until I’ll be holding #2 in my other arm!

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