Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Here is one of my favorite pictures of Sophia from this weekend. This was a fun shoot that we did at our cottage on her mommy's birthday this past weekend. She is such a little sweetheart. My girls would like to have her as a little sister because they love her so much!! Just look at how beautiful her eyes are.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer days

I just got back from the cottage tonight and back to reality. I have sessions to proof and orders to place. I decided to take a whole week with the girls and spend our summer days playing in the lake. It was wonderful and a little tough to come home today especially since it was 90 degrees when we left. We had a great time and am looking forward to doing more of that this summer. I am scheduling my days so that when I work I really WORK!! I am going to make my work days full and play hard on the other days. Enjoy summer!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

They grow up too fast

I am sitting here in the studio looking at old pictures of my girls just thinking about how fast time is going by. I can't believe that my baby is going to be 3 years old next month. I love to see them grow, but it also makes me a bit sad. I love to hold my babies in my arms and wish it could last forever.

I remember so many nights lifting the girls out of their cribs just holding them and having tears roll down my cheeks because I was so thankful for them. It's getting a little bit harder to hold them on the rocking chair since their legs go over the edge, but I am still able to snuggle them in their beds. I have decided that I am going to spend more time with them and watch them grow. In years past I worked so much and am now realizing that is not what's important. The more I worked, the more stuff I would end up buying and the "stuff" never made me happy. My family is what makes me happy. I am so glad that Rich found his niche in real estate, he loves to help people and we love having him around home more often. We realized that it is not worth it to work your life away - for what? A big fat paycheck that get's spent on more "stuff"?

I love to sit back and look at all the pictures of the girls (and I have a LOT). I have never regretted taking too many, because they change so quickly. One bit of advice I have is Print them out!!! Don't let them sit on your computer because you never know when it is going to crash, or you may forget about those pictures.

It's funny when someone tells you to enjoy your children now because they grow up fast and you kind of smile and them and say "ok". until one day it hits you that "oh, my gosh"!! Where has time gone? Why didn't I enjoy them more????

Hug your babies today before they are too big!!



Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nautical Naomi

When I put this outfit on Naomi I realized that it is not going to fit much longer. It is supposed to be a 3/4 sleeve, but soon her belly will be hanging out. (not as attractive on a 2 year old) I just love this cute nautical look so we hopped in the car and drove down to the marina. Each year I like to change my pictures up a bit so we found a new boat to use as our backdrop. I really like the blue color and goes quite nicely with her seahorse. I can't believe my baby is going to be "3" this summer.