Saturday, January 28, 2012


All aboard! Conductor Josh is about to pull the Two-Two train out of the station....

I want off this train! Its speeding along the tracks MUCH to fast for me! What happened? Where has the time gone?!  My baby is "2". Growing into an intelligent, handsome, full of character little boy.  I breathe in and memorize every detail of him, from his whispy,  spun sugar  like locks, to his tiny little curled under pinky toes and everything in between. I watch how he changes daily and I am so proud of him.  He brings us so much joy.

Okay, so this train just derailed slightly... (sorry a sappy mom moment), back on track...

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Had to get him a "real" engineers hat from a company that has been making them for over 100 years! Thought it was cool.
After asking him what kind of birthday he wanted, we had settled on Spiderman. After a couple weeks of scouring the internet and stores for Spiderman birthday decor and ideas... I was asking him one night if he was excited about this "Spiderman birthday party"? He says to me "No... train." Ummm excuse me?! Train? Are you sure buddy? :-/ (This momma' scrambled ordering stuff and crafting stuff so her boy could have "trains".)

And of course wood train whistles for party favors, that I hope are not driving other parents crazy right about now... ;-)~

Chocolate covered pretzels in background... check. (Did you think Id let a celebration go by without them?! Ha!)

His choice of cake "yemon" (lemon). So I whipped up lemon & some vanilla cupcakes.


The birthday boy! Cutest little train conductor that ever was!

Aunt Michelle & Uncle Mike joined us via Skype from Michigan!

Birthday boy & biggest Little saying hi to Aunt M & Uncle M.

Our Littles had to  hold and cuddle the newest Little of the family. Baby cousin Aeden.


Aeden's proud grandma. :-)

Playing pin the tail on the donky.

Gorgeous Katelyn, Aeden's big sister.

Our daddy even gave it a go.

Opening gifts... (and once again it looks like a toy store vomited in the living room).

Fun stuff!

Oooooh! Train!

The happiness on his face in the glow of the candlelight is embedded in my memory....

And because we are all HUGE suckers and felt bad that Abbie didnt understand it wasnt "her" birthday too... well... damn, she had a "birthday" too. Yeah, that's right, we all did the same thing and bought her a lil' something. ;-)~

Once again, the birthday song has been sung, the candle blown out... its official. Josh is 2.

Happy birthday my son. You are so loved.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Just a little share...

I normally do not post clients photo's online... but had to share some. This session is different, he is one of "ours". Yes, the newest Little in the family. Our niece's little bundle of joy... Aeden.

I had the pleasure of shooting him at 12 days old. Beautiful boy.

So sweet.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

22 years


What do you say after 22 years? The same old, I love you, you are awesome, you're the best, I am so happy you are mine, etc, etc.?  How do you tell a person just how much they are your world and not sound like you're repeating the same old mushy stuff year after year? It truly goes unspoken when you love someone with your whole heart and the love continues to go deeper and deeper with every day that passes... you just feel it in every fiber of your being.  I know this is true too... one lifetime will never be enough for us.

A bit of fun: We have made it through 22 Years of Top 100 List Love Songs....

1990 – Seduction, "Your My One and Only (True Love)
1991 - Extreme, "More Than Words"
1992 - Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You”
1993 – UB40, “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”
1994 – The Pretenders, “I’ll Stand By You”
1995 - Mary J. Blige and Method Man, “I’ll Be There For You / Your all I need To Get By”
1996 – Oasis, “Wonderwall”
1997 – LeAnn Rimes, “How Do I Live”
1998 -Aerosmith, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
1999 - Sixpence None The Richer, "Kiss Me"
2000 - Savage Garden, "I Knew I Loved You"
2001 - Alicia Keys, "Fallin"
2002 - Justin Timberlake, "Like I love You"
2003 - Beyonce feat. Jay-Z, "Crazy In Love"
2004 - Alan Jackson, "Remember When"
2005 - Lifehouse, "You and Me"
2006 - Mary J. Blige, "Be Without You"
2007 - HELLOGOODBYE, "Here in Your Arms"
2008 - Alicia Keys, "No One"
2009 - Kelly Clarkson, "My Life Would Suck Without You"
2010 - Ke$ha, "Your Love Is My Drug"
2011 - The Black Eyed Peas, "Just Can't Get Enough"
2012 - Bruno Mars, "It Will Rain"

I love you so.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy "YOU" year!

Cannot believe another year has passed! 2012?! Sounds so "futuristic". (I had just gotten used to writing 2011 on everything...)  The past year flew by... not with little ol' flapping bird wings, but more like huge jet plane wings at hundreds of miles an hour type of fly by.

Okay, so 2012. It's here, and the time is already ticking. That's right my good people, so buckle up your jet plane seat belts, grab you a window seat and kick back and enjoy your 2012 flight. ;-)  Wonder what the trip is gonna' be like?

Bits of 2011 frozen in time....










Whatever 2012 brings... take the time to better yourself, in turn hopefully
making the world a wee bit better place.... celebrate you.

Wishing everyone a "Happy New You Year!"