Saturday, February 24, 2007

moon doggy...

that's what my mom calls it when you are feeling really sentimental and tender towards someone, and tonight i am moon doggy over my estee.

i don't know if it is because i am leaving her on monday for 9 days, or if its just the pregnancy or if its because we had a scary trip to the E.R on thursday (she found a bottle of infant motrin, somehow got the childproof lid off and drank it, luckily she didn't get as much as i had thought and was just fine but ya, i was in complete freak out mode)

i worked on this layout this week about her favorite song... she is obsessed, and it makes me want to cry every time i see her dancing to it! (it is a terrible scan, i should really redo it but i am way too tired)

i am also moon doggy for my sister ann, she was so good to me while chris was gone on business all week, such a help... thanks again ann for everything, i love you so much.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

tonight as i was driving home from ann's house, i just started crying... not just a little sob but really like bawling my head off. estee was asleep in her car seat and i didn't have any music playing, just my thoughts... thinking about my life, where i have come from, where i am, and all that i have to look forward to. These were happy tears, tears of excitement and joy... but mostly they were comforting. It felt so good to feel so grateful, so blessed and so happy i know way to often i focus on what i want or think i need, but tonight, just happy...

thought i would share a few of me ( i know it never happens!) but i cant believe i am more than half way through this pregnancy and not one single photo of my growing bump, and man is it growing fast!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Ann was over today and we had an impromptu craft day, she was busy making her booties (click on her name to see them... so cute!) and since she is the queen of felt i was inspired to make a little felt friend for estee...

so, meet "tweet" estee's new BFF... she may be a little homely and wear a funny hat, but estee just loves her, and really, that's all that matters right?

Monday, February 19, 2007

the last few days...

we have had a few busy days, we are finally getting the basement done so i have been driving myself crazy picking out tile, paint colors and finishes... i just love doing it but i do tend to be a bit more indecisive than i normally am when it comes to house stuff.

other than that here is a little bit of what we have been up to...

Friday we had really great weather so estee and i went to the park and packed some snacks and stayed awhile, she loved it but i was chasing after her up and down the big hill like 10 times and totally wore myself out... she had a blast and was laughing her head off, love that.

Saturday we went around to a million tile stores and while we were out we had fancy groomed... look how cute she is all cleaned up with her hanky around her neck!

last night ann and adam came down and i made a big dinner and dessert and we played games. ann brought these two clips she had made for estee and they are probably the cutest things i have ever seen... her talents are seriously endless.

thanks auntie we love them!

i have been meaning to write about the card chris gave me for valentines day. He went to my favorite scrapbook store and got me a gift certificate and while he was there he decided to make me a card... he said that he didn't have any help and picked it all out on his own. I thought it was so cute that he thought to make the card and walked through the store and picked out all of the stuff for it... in fact i think i loved it more than the actual gift.

and check out how cute it turned out!!!

anyways, just getting ready for our big trip in one week!!! i am so excited... but still feel like i have a ton to do!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

baby Ethan

i finally got to meet my friend amy's little boy today, he is just two weeks old and so precious.

i just love everything about newborns... their smell, their dry little hands and feet, their little lips, everything about them just gets me.

so beware... these photos may make you a bit baby hungry!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

happy valentines day!

i hope everyone has a really great day filled with lots of love!!! we are going out to dinner and to the jazz game so we should have a really great night.

since we are going to Europe in a week and a half we decided to keep our gifts small so i have been working on this album for Chris for the past week... it has been very time consuming mostly because i wanted it to be really special so all of the embellishments are hand made. i had so much fun doing this and i am so glad i have a husband who so appreciates this kind of thing, he is so proud of all of estees albums and always shows them to people that come over, it is pretty sweet. so here it is, it is an 8x8 chipboard album...

{hope everyone has a great day!}

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


after a little hiatus from shoots i am officially ready to dive back in, i am still working on my website but have been getting a ton of inquires about the details of booking a shoot and what it entails, so if you are interested i added a link to my side bar, the details.

i cant tell you how much i am looking forward to capturing the details of life for others this year... it is what i love to do.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

a great weekend...

we had a great weekend, in fact chris took estee for the whole day on Saturday for a daddy daughter day of fun so i had the whole day to myself. i went around to a few scrapbooking stores and then came home and got busy on a project that i am so excited to share (but have to wait until i give it to the person!) i had a great time all alone at home listening to music and creating, and let me tell you i was missing my girl by the time she finally got home (i don't know how I'm going to do it for 8 days when we go to europe...)
not much else to share but i had to take a picture of some treasures that i found in a huge bin of buttons i bought this weekend, most of you know i am obsessed with buttons and after seeing these beauties i'm sure you will be too!

Friday, February 09, 2007

my toy...

a few months ago i bought a holga camera, i have always had a fascination with the kind of images they produce, there is something so gritty, so raw and imperfect that just draws me in. anyways i got the camera, got the film (medium format) and slowly used the roll up, oh and FINALLY found a place that would process the film. keep in mind this is a tricky, tricky camera, it has a plastic body, two aperture settings and you hold the shutter for as long as you think... so i need a lot of practice, and these may not be much to look at, but to me they have the feel i was going for and the look i was hoping to achieve.

i am really falling in love with photography again, in a whole new way. i am so in love with the way an image can invoke such emotion, such feeling. i want to always be learning and growing as a photographer, even if it means fiddling with a plastic, toy holga...

Thursday, February 08, 2007


we had our 20 week ultra sound today and the baby looked so healthy and so cute... check out that darling profile... and can i even tell you how excited I am that we will have 2 girls. Estee is so excited about her little sister, i have shown her pictures of her all day and I even taught her to say sister.
Now I am so excited to focus on a name and the nursery...I love this part.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


just a few from yesterday and today...

this one i am so happy i happened to have my camera in my hands and looked up and saw this, i am framing it tomorrow!!!!!!

she is always very serious when she has glasses on... the funny thing is she totally keeps them on!

oh, and i just realized ann took this one... so excuse my signature on it, great photo ann!

i drove past this wall and just had to get a shot of her in front of it, i am just loving this semi-warm weather... dreading the cold that is sure to come back.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

a cute one...

thought i would share one from my fisheye camera, she had just woken up from a nap and was laying there so sweetly...
and seriously, is anyone else as tired of american idol tryouts as i am?

Monday, February 05, 2007

what i've been up to...

i had such a great night to myself, chris and i were supposed to go to the jazz game but when the time came i wasn't really feeling up for it, so chris went with a friend and estee went down at 8:00 so i had all night to work on this painting I've had in my head for awhile now...

i always have such a hard time deciding what to work on when i have a little time to myself, so many ideas of things i want to do but never enough time...

Thursday, February 01, 2007

what are you listening to?

estee and i have spending a lot of time indoors at home, with all of this cold air and inversion i don't want to risk her getting sick again. It has been really nice and i have been in my studio a ton painting, scrapbooking and making ALOT of cards (i am almost officially caught up on thank yous!) anyways estee has been in there with me, i just get a few toys to keep her occupied and then put on our favorite songs... she loves music, loves to dance and move her lips like she is singing the words and she even loves the slow songs... just rocks back and forth, so-so cute! so i thought i would share a small sampling of our favorite play list right now, some oldies but goodies!

Elvis- suspicious minds
Antony and the johnsons- hope there's someone
rolling stones- beast of burden
the decemberists- o valencia
Andrew bird- mx missiles
iron and wine- lion's mane
Carly simon- you're so vain
Natasha bendingfield- unwritten (estee's all time favorite!!!)
johnny cash and fiona apple- father and son

oh and a layout to share...

and a painting this is actually a lot cooler in real life, you can't tell but the leaves and some of the buds are fabric...

{ so, I'd love to know, what are you listening to?}