Wednesday, July 27, 2011

my nieces.

they all wanted to jump together on the count of three. true to their personalities, this is how it played out. :) these are my nieces. i have four of them. three of them are sisters. they are all so different from the other, all so wonderfully different. if i never have a little girl of my own, i'm thankful for my nieces who i get to buy dresses for at christmas. love these little girls so much!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

it's hot.

it's been hot. like, really freakin' hot. and that picture is no lie: it was taken yesterday evening on our way to dinner. while it seems that's all anyone can think about, i have tried very hard to refrain from complaining given the fact that i had nothing nice to say about the forever-lingering winter this past february and march. but it's really hot. given the choice, i'd take 111 degrees with even higher heat indices over the sub-zero "feels like" temperatures, endless amounts of snow, lack of sunshine, and weeks robbed of my spring. but given the choice to choose neither? i would. extreme heat and the bitterness that is winter would not exist - i would live in my happy bubble of spring, early summer, and fall year-round. temperatures would never exceed 90, and overnight lows no lower than 50. perfection!

in the meantime, i'm thankful for air conditioning and thankful for water in the form of sprinklers & pools. looking forward to our "cold front" beginning tomorrow: happily welcoming a 93 degree high!

playing in the sprinkler on one of our hot afternoons

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


a little clip from our weekend in indiana. i think he has a future in farming.

also, not caught on video, was him being pooped on by a sheep. he didn't seem to notice it rolling right off of his shoulder as he stood behind one, but it sure was a comical rite of passage into the world as a farmhand.

Monday, July 18, 2011

west palm beach vacation.

i finally took some time away from my other photo sessions to go through the hundreds and hundreds of pictures from our family vacation. i blogged about it on my photography blog, which means i'm all out of juice to try to put any further effort to put something here. i included a lot of pictures, so take a look over there!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

owen's 1 year photos.

pictures c/o

our fourth anniversary.

we celebrated our fourth anniversary just as we did our first three: at the capital grille on the plaza. it was a last minute decision, as i was wanting to try some place new, but that place never lets me down. i think an order of their au gratin potatoes and a stoli doli would really be enough to satisfy me. i highly recommend both.

my thoughts after 4 years of marriage? i'm really happy to have him by my side - as my husband, my best friend, and the father to our little boy - he's a good man.