Thursday, May 24, 2012

Brandon should be landing right about now, driving home, dumping his suitcase, repacking his suitcase, and then making the drive to Indiana. We are visiting both sets of parents, taking the girls to their first baseball game and hoping PRAYING we get to meet our new nephew!! In honor of (and because my camera is already packed) all the new babies. I leave you with a picture of Cora of her first day of life. O how a tiny thing can make your heart so big. Hoping my next post is full of Nathan!! Have a happy and safe MD weekend!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


for the nursery
 One of my favorite paper companies has launched Art to support Moms worldwide. In May Minted is donating 50% of proceed from children's art to Every Mother Counts. Learn more here. 
If you go to the link HERE you will  $25 off your first purchase.
for the love

for the boy

for inspiration

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Little Nya (excuse the cute bedhead, she just woke from a nap) is going on the potty EVERY time she is put on it! She is having fun with it and feeling so proud. I'm not feeling up to starting this all again quite yet, but I will just follow her lead. I'm thinking big sis gets all the credit for this. Brandon and I just laugh every time she goes as it is such a vast difference from what we went through with Cora. O and she really does say "Ta-da" with each time.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

material possessions

Our, wickedly talented, Kansas City photographers Eran + Aubs recently wrote on their blog  about comparison. How we are always comparing ourselves; to other parents, to others in our profession  or aspiring to be someone/thing we aren't. She mentioned how one day playing with her kids she "got it" WHAT MATTERS. You can read her post in full here.

I responded to the post...
I love this and by the way YOU guys are "those" people (the people we want to be). The "people" that create such images and videos that mean so much to people. I can't imagine giving the gift that you do. I can't imagine creating something that would be someones most prized material possessions. It is so nice to hear people "get it" though, get what matters. Keep up your amazing work!

images from Eran + Aubs Photography

I can't say enough about the PICTURES and the video they captured for our Nya's first birthday. 

You can check out the Nya's birthday video
(it is the last video and password for video is eranaubs)

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

this scene

as i do laundry i pass this scene in the hallway and hurry to try to capture this moment. the girls have been playing so well together lately and just today cora put her arm around nya and said, "nya, you is my best friend". cora, in the pictures,  fell down (on purpose) just to get a good laugh from nya!