Friday, September 18, 2009

{I'd better start workin' on my "twang"}

Because this mama is heading to Nashville!

On Wednesday morning I will be joining thousands of other moms for an annual MOPS convention being held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee! I am so excited and can't wait to hear some amazing and entertaining speakers as well as attend a concert Saturday night featuring Matt Redman, Matthew West, Plumb, & Natalie Grant just to name a few! The convention will include over 100 “mom resource” exhibitors, general sessions, and practical workshops ranging from grace-based parenting to creative activities for your children, and targeting many types of mothers – from busy moms to teen moms!

In case you were wondering, Mops stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and is open to any
mom or soon to be mom with a child in Preschool and younger! To learn more about MOPS you can visit the home page here or to find a local group near you, go here!

{PS- I updated the photo blog today as well!}

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Birthday Party Pictures::

Norahs birthday party was July 25th.
Today is September 8th.
Yes, I am a little behind.

We had so much fun planning this event. With the help of some amazing friends we were able to get everything together just in the nick of time! Steves and his friends were literally helping us finish building our deck within an hour of people showing up! All of us girls, worked into the night cooking like crazy! I could not have done it without them. Thank you all for helping make Norahs day so special.

Unfortunatley, my camera was out of commission for the party so I was unable to take any pictures. Thank you Angela, Danielle, Suzie and Amy for playing photographer for the day!

Here is the sign I made::


Italian Soda station::

BBQ and Salads::

Happy Birthday to you::

Wasted no time digging in::

That's my girl!::

Water and Juice buckets::

The Slide:: Aka 'Big Berthe'

Pink Puff Balls::


Gift Bags::

Made some bibs for the babies::

Some of the guests::

We had 3 different kinds of cupcakes::

Cupcake Balls::

Pretzel Sticks:: it's time to plan Jacobs 3rd birthday on the 26th of October!
Let the fun begin again :)
(just kidding)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Pumpkin Patch:: Mini Sessions are here!!

With the fall season soon approaching, now's the time to start thinking
about those holiday photos!

Each mini-session includes:
Up to 4 people
30 minutes of shooting time
7-10 edited images on a cd for you to do whatever you'd like!
All for $50.00

Im hoping to do both a North and South south pumpkin patch if
I can get enough spots filled in.

October 10th- Spooner Farms in Orting

October 24th- TBD
(if you live up north, recommend your favorite pumpkin patch!)
*If any of these dates don't work for you, I can be flexible

I will be shooting all day so if there is a time that works best for you, I can definitely schedule you in accordingly!

(253) 720-2477
you can email me at::
for appointment times


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Two Thumbs Up:: 3D experience

Steven and I were able to sneak away for a date night on Friday! We have an awesome neighbor girl who offered to take the kids off our hands for a few hours. I had figured dinner and a movie would be the plan but I took a double take when Steven asked if I needed to go to Joanns for anything. I couldnt turn him down and ended up getting some really cute fabric for 3 nursing covers! After shopping we splurged on some Black Angus for was quite yummy! We have wanted to see "The Final Destination" for awhile now, and when we saw it was playing at our local theater we were so excited to finally be able to see it. We assumed we were going to a regular showing, but it turns out we were in store for a 3d version instead. I have never been to anything like it before and I must say, it was an awesome experience! It made the graphics so much more real and I found myself jumping more than usual. We got some pretty cool glasses to take home too :) The movie was really good but I think the 3d effects are what made it so much scarier. I highly suggest you do it at least one time just to see what Im talking about!

Are you ready??

....for some

You could probably tell my my favorite team is the
Seattle Seahawks and I sure my husband would agree, but a very close second place would be the University of Washington, Huskies. Do you have a favorite team? It doesn't have to be football either :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen:: We have an important announcement!

An important milestone has been met.
Notice the little sprout on the side of her head?

...We have pigtails!!! back to your regularly scheduled program :)