Family Photo - St. Simons Island

Family Photo - St. Simons Island

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Jacob turned 3 months-old yesterday.  How cute is he?

 Mollie loves her brother.  And her meerkat.  

Why, hello, ladies!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Welcome to our son!

Our son, Jacob Zachary, was born at 7:36 A.M. on Friday, February 25th. He was 19 inches and 6 pounds, 10 ounces. He is just perfect!

It is taking some adjusting, but Mollie loves her brother.

Mollie is the best one in the house at spotting spit-up. :)

I took this photo of Jacob when he was 5 days old.

Happy St. Patrick's Day from our little leprechaun!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Baby Boy Due In March!!!

Things have been so wild and crazy over the past few months! David and I took Mollie to Memphis with us while we took our Orff Master Class, and prior to that, we found out that we are going to have our second baby in March. The due date is March 8th, but due to my last c-section, we will have another one on March 2nd.

Today, we went in for my check-up at 13 weeks, 6 days, and we got so lucky! My midwife was detained, so the ultrasound tech came in and said, "I'll get the baby's heart rate in my room." Surprise ultrasound! I begged her to see if she could find out the gender. She had just gotten a brand new awesome machine, and well, there it was! BOY!!!

She said, "I can't give you my guarantee, but I'm 92% sure it's a boy." I mean really. What else could THAT be???

All this time, I've felt like it is a boy. We're so excited. We won't be 100% sure until my 18 week check-up on October 6. Here are two more images of our SON...

Mollie has already named him. Marshmallow!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day

I don't know when the last time was that I wrote a blog post. Does that matter? I have wanted to. I write in my mind- it just doesn't get put on paper or html. So much goes on here. So much is going on here!

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. What a day! So many emotions come up with it. I think back to three years ago. It was painful. I didn't think I would ever have a child of my own. I wanted to celebrate for everyone else, but it was bittersweet. A little smiled curled on my lips. That was it. That was all I could do. I celebrated my mother.

Two years ago, I was pregnant. Who knew it would happen? I savored everyday of that pregnancy. I felt like it too so long to become pregnant that I needed to enjoy every moment- good or bad. I felt warm inside when I opened a mother's day card that was addressed to me from a friend. It was incredible.

Last year, I celebrated Mother's Day for the first time. I had a 9 month-old of my own on Mother's Day! I felt happy. I felt OLD. I was a mama. That was just one day though. What is it to be a mom?

Tonight, I listened to my almost 21 month-old daughter giggle banter about the different things that she could lick, and found myself totally engrossed and happy to be that way. I didn't care to do anything else in the world. I gave her a bath, got her ready for bed, and I snuggled up next to her reading "The Pokey Puppy."

The book creaked as I opened its pages. It was brand new- had never been read before. I felt so peaceful there remembering reading a 29 year-old edition of that book as a child. Who had I read it with? My mom? My dad? A brother or sister? I remember its old, musty pages. I remember the illustrations. Listening to my daughter giggle at the puppy and yell "strawberry" at the berry the puppy sniffed in the book melted my heart. At any given moment, she could have lifted her water cup and cracked me in the head with it, as she did on so many occasions. I didn't care.

All I know is that I love all of these tiny little moments, recollections, and connections that appear out-of-the-blue every day of my daughter's existence. They are perfect little treats in our busy day-to-day lives. I love them, I love her, and I look forward to more tomorrow.

To my mother, I love you! You are with me in everything I do with her, my own daughter. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fantastic Giveaway from Crave Photography

Crave Photography is having an amazing giveaway from my favorite vendors! Visit their blog for more information here.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fix It Friday - Rachel Osborne Photography - CS4

Here's another I Heart Faces "Fix It Friday" challenge. Below you will see an image taken by another photographer, and ,below that one, you will see the image edited by me in Photoshop CS4. To see more of my photography, please visit my professional blog:
or my website:

Monday, January 17, 2011

Check out this great giveaway from Sylvia Cook Photography!

Check out this birthday bash giveaway with @Sylvia Cook Photography, I've entered....have you? She is giving away over $1000 worth of great products and photo editing actions. Just visit her blog for more information...