Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wordless Wednesday on a Thursday

...because that's just how I roll. I like to break the rules.

The truth is? I just wanted to share this picture and I didn't get around to it yesterday. Yesterday I was busy being lazy, going to the ent (where I found out that even though Kinsley has tubes she has an ear infection....grrr) and going out to eat at Texas Roadhouse. YUM.

It's not the best photo. It was a cloudy day. It's grainy. But ironically those are all things that make me love this photo. That and the fact that Kayla posed herself and she's wearing my wedding dress. (I was cleaning out my closest and she wanted to try it on.)

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What's been going on.

This will be a very random, all over the place kinda blog post. Oh, and it looks long but it's just a lot of big pictures. :)

What's been going on in our house? Well, I'll tell ya.

I never posted about Kayla's birthday because right after it was Thanksgiving. For her birthday (and Kinsley's) I didn't have a party. We just celebrated it the whole weekend as a family.

We had grandparents over for presents.
She wanted to go to Chuck e cheese so we did.
We went to Texas Roadhouse for her birthday dinner and she rode on the saddle.
Then we went to Grandpa's and had ice cream cake and presents again.

It was a weekend all about her and what she wanted to do. No request was too big.

I took her to her 6 year check up yesterday. She's 3 ft 10 in (60%) and 40.3 lbs (10%.) Skinny mini. We arrived at the doctors healthy, but woke up this morning sick. We all have colds. Hopefully they'll pass soon.


Friday we decorated the tree and I decorated the rest of the house. My husband refused to put lights up outside this year. He learned in school that lights outside are the NUMBER ONE thing to start fires and burn your house down. (Why did I have to marry an electrician?? They are no fun this time of year.) I may have thrown a tantrum. Ok, I did. But then he let me go buy battery operated candles for the windows and wreaths. So it worked out for me in the end because I like to do any kind of shopping.

Kinsley has learned a new trick. Put your arms up and jump up and down and mommy will pick you up. She does it all. day. long. Seriously. She also only has 2 more weeks in our room. My mom comes next Friday and after she leaves Kinsley's getting kicked out of our room by my husband and going into her (and Kyleigh's) room. Thank God Kyleigh is an amazing sleeper. She also has been determined to get just one Christmas ornament. No matter where I move it she tries to get it.

I took some newborn pictures for my friend on Saturday. So, if you're a photographer you can just skip these next few images. :)

I still haven't gotten the background to look exactly how I would like on that last image but I'm so proud of myself. Look at that pose! And don't worry. It's two photos put together. The mama is holding the baby the whole time. See...

I've been pinterest-ing it up.

That's the key to our first house together. :)

Last but not least. Elf on a shelf has came to visit us for the first time. His name is Ralphie. I'm hoping he'll make the girls not fight as much and make them listen. At least for the month of December.

So, that's been our life the past week and a half. What have you been up to??

Oh, and one last thing. Does anyone want to come potty train my 2 year old in 2 weeks?? Please?? Anyone??

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

a new life.

Welcome to the world little Noah Mason.

When I found out my best friend was expecting for the third time I was happy for her. We had just reconnected after 2 years of not speaking and we began just were we had left off. We both just had babies and we spent the next 9 months getting together, talking on the phone for hours and laughing. And when she texted me saying little Noah was on his way yesterday I was excited. I waited all day. Checking in on her. Seeing how things were going. But nothing was going to prepare me for that first picture she sent me.

I cried. And I cried all the way to the hospital to see her. And when I got there I pulled myself together long enough to get from the car to her room only to start crying again when I saw her. One reason I cried? I was going to the hospital where I had Kinsley (and Kyleigh and Kayla.) This year has gone by fast. And showing up there just a little over a year after she was born was hard on this mama's heart. I love everything newborn. From the doctor's appointments to the washing and folding of tiny clothes. Decorating a nursery and perfecting your home for their arrival. The excitement of "the baby's coming now" to the newborn scent. I am 100% inlove with it all. But the other reason? The main reason? I realized how much I consider her a sister. And her having a baby was the second best thing to me having one.

Noah, I can't wait to spoil you. And cuddle you some more. You are not even 24 hours old and are already loved so so much. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Holiday Photos Take 2.

I got on instagram today and someone posted a photo of a sign. The sign said there were only 48 days left until Christmas. 48?? Really?? That's it??? With Kinsley's birthday this weekend, Kayla's the next, then Thanksgiving AND THEN Anthony's birthday that following week it's going to fly by.

This year I'm determined to send out holiday cards...with all three of my girls. And I'm sending them out early. So I did what any other mama who saw we only have 48 days until Christmas would do and got out my camera to take some holiday photos. For the second time. (The first time didn't go so well, haha.)

Anyway. So I thought I would share some outtakes. I used the famous scene from pinterest with the Christmas lights. I just taped them to the wall. Put the white comforter on my bed. Put the girls on the bed. Got my 50mm lens and took some photos. Some good, some bad, some funny.

 See the lights just hanging back there?

 It's hard to get her to look at me when her sisters are constantly saying, "Kinsley! Kinsley!"

I'm just glad I actually got some photos I can use this time. Because taking photos of the 3 of them together? Not a lot of fun, lol.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Photography has changed my life. I'm definitely not a professional. I didn't go to school. I've never taken any kind of class. Everything I've learned has been by a little bit of research and a lot of trail and era.

Yesterday we spent the day at the pool with friends. Kinsley napped on the lounge chair. Kyleigh was content. Kayla and her friend played in the pool and I talked the day away with mine. It was peaceful. And relaxing.

And as I sat there I noticed the light in Kyleigh's eyes. I noticed the gorgeous flowers in the background. I saw how the light bounced off the pool. And I feel like I only now notice these things because of my love for photography. It's made me stop and notice the small things, and a little camera goes off in my mind and captures that moment....and my actual camera usually captures it too.

I notice little toes and ruffles on bottoms more than ever now.

I notice how Kyleigh's nose slightly scrunches up when she has a big smile.

I get to remember Kayla's facial expressions.

And I get to have pictures like this. (And I'm trying to get more. Because even though I have no make-up on and think I look fat, I know in 20 years when Kinsley has this picture of us she won't think one of those about me. She'll just be grateful for the memory.) 

Photography has done a lot more than just give me pictures. It's given me a whole new outlook on life. And I'm so thankful for that.

Have a great (what's left of it) weekend. :)




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