Quote of the day:

"Each photograph is a story captured in a single moment"

Author: M.Lopez

Photography is capturing the extraordinary meaning in each ordinary moment, and weaving these strands together to tell a story – your story - to hold, to share, to remember.

Author: Cindy Jenson-Elliot

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Took a little break from all the craziness going on in the house today with everyone stuck inside for the 2nd day.. and photographed Addi-ree. She is becoming one tough cookie to photograph.... she started crawling this week and finds that much more interesting :)

She is by far, the sweetest thing to happen to me in 2009. I just love her!



Thursday, January 28, 2010


"When you photograph in black and white, you capture the color of the soul."


Monday, January 25, 2010

A lady- at all times.

I was looking through pics I took the other day, and this one just cracked me up. I love the way her legs are gently crossed- so gracefully and ladylike.

Addison is 8 months old today :) Its only 4 months until she is one... I cannot believe that!!



Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ms. Serious

Addi cracks me up... no matter what I do, or how hard I try to get a smile, I get the same look. :) She is Ms. serious.

"Photographs are priceless.
Capturing something nothing else will.
A precious documentation of a moment standing still."
Author: Nicole Baus


Friday, January 8, 2010

Rub a dub- Addi in the


I gave Addi her first bath in the sink today! She loved it, and splashed everywhere.




Once I’m in my bubble bath
I like to stir up more.
Half the suds go in my eyes
And half go on the floor.
The fun is in the bubbles ‘cause
They giggle on my skin,
And when I stick them on my face
They dangle from my chin.
When I splash them hard enough
They pop and disappear,
Then my bath time’s over ‘cause
I’v made the water clear!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Why, hello 2010.

You snuck up on me quickly. Wasnt it was just yesterday I held my firstborn for the first time? She is 10 now. Wasnt it just yesterday I turned 18 and thought I knew everything? when really I knew nothing? Those years flew by, and now I'm 27. Wasnt it just yesterday Kailey became a big sister... and our family of three became 4? Trey man is 6 now, and in his first year of school. Wasnt it just yesterday I celebrated 10 years with my husband? Even though some didnt think we would make it? Wasnt it just yesterday God gave us a little surprise wrapped up in pink ribbons with red hair? Man.. those 7 months went by fast. Addi has two teeth, and a sweet attachment to her mommy. God has been so good to me... and I've enjoyed my life. If I had to leave one thought for you today.... it would be. DONT BLINK.

I found this.... and wanted to share.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.

I would have eaten popcorn in the "GOOD" living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried less while watching television and laughed more while watching life.

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away 9 months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment realizing that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."

There would have been more "I love yous"...more "I'm sorrys"...but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it...live it...and never give it back.