Friday, August 28, 2009


I have decided that I am going to TRY to make some money with my photography! Thanks to my buddy Jeffrey for the suggestion, I have pretty much decided on! Last Saturday I met the Higdon's at Botanical Gardens to get some photos of their sweet family! They turned out so good! I even used one of the pictures of their daughter, Elle to enter into a contest to be on the cover of The Garden Dirt newsletter that the Gardens issues. How cool would that be to win??? This is the photo that I used to enter!

Friday, August 21, 2009

4 Months Later!

It was four months ago today when I was lying on that table and I saw my Sweet Baby Drew for the first time! On one hand, I can't believe he is already 4 months old, but on the other hand, I can't remember our life without him! It has been a very challenging four months for us. First, Shea had to go back to work in the office very soon after Drew was born. He had been working from home for a little over three years! That was a huge adjustment for not only me, but for Dakota and especially for Dillon. Then, everything with this reflux. I felt so sorry for this baby, but I am so relieved now that we have it fixed! I truly was afraid that he was just a bad baby! Thank you Lord for answered prayers! I was pretty disappointed when I found out that Drew was going to be another boy, but I think my family is just perfect the way it is right now. I dearly love my three boys and would not take anything in this world for them!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dakota at Catcher

Dakota Edited
Originally uploaded by WannaBPhotographer
We're giving this travel ball thing a try. Here is one of the MANY shots I got yesterday while playing at Heritage Park in Cullman. This is my most favorite photo of Dakota EVER. I LOVE it!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

First Day of Second Grade!

WHERE does the time go?? My baby Dakota started second grade today! Seems like just yesterday I was dropping him off at Kindergarten for his first day of school. Shea made fun of me that day because I just couldn't stop crying! Today, not a tear from ol' mom! When he started kindergarten, and even first grade, the tears might have been out of worry for him! This year I am not worried at all! The only thing that makes me sad now is that he is just growing up too darn fast! Oh well, I guess time flies when you're having fun, huh?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

School Days, School Days

School starts back in TWO days! I can't believe my baby will be in the second grade already! I can remember his first day of kindergarten. I cried almost all day. The first day of first grade, I had a big ol' lump in my throat, and may have cried a little, but it was better. Maybe this year will be a little better. I am very pleased with the teacher that he got this year. We've known her and her family for close to four years and they are great. Shea absolutely loves their son! I think that Dakota will have a very good year this year. From what I hear, the kids in his class are all good kids!

Drew is such a big boy! He's a week and 3 days from being 4 months old, and he's just about to not be able to stay in his swing anymore! That's a shame, too, because he loves that thing! But he will roll himself completely over in it, or pull himself up and put his head over the edge! I said it yesterday, but I'll say it again...he is VERY close to sitting up on his own. He is insanely strong for his age and he has great control over himself. He is such a sweet baby. I so love him!

Dillon continues to crack me up every day. He is so funny! His most used line right now is "I beat my high score!" Any time he does something good, that's what he said, with MUCH excitement! He has so much personality.

Shea is a very good daddy. He's very strict on the boys, and it's funny to see how differently they take him. Dakota is so mature about it. He honestly understands that it is our job to make sure he behaves and when Shea is fussing at him about something, he doesn't cry. Dillon, on the other hand, gets his feelings hurt and makes the cutest pouty face you've ever seen. It's pitiful!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I did not mean for this to happen.

I so didn't mean for this to happen. When I started this blog, I said I was going to be good and faithful and updating it, and it has been about a month now since I have. I'm so disappointed in myself. Starting fresh and new, and perhaps I will be able to keep my promise to myself.

Drew is already 3 1/2 months old. He is growing leaps and bounds daily. On his 3 month
birthday (July 21), he rolled over for the first time! He had been threatening to roll over for a few days both in his car seat and in his swing, but when he woke up at 2am on July 21, which is totally out of the ordinary for him, I found him on his belly in his bed. I wondered if possibly it was a fluke, like maybe he pushed off of the edge of his bed, but he rolled over again later that day, and has rolled over every day since! He also at 3 1/2 months old is insanely close to being able to sit up by himself. If I sit behind him in the floor, I can sometimes let go of him and he is able to hold himself up for a few seconds at a time. Yesterday (8/8) he really laughed out loud for the first time. Of course, it was at his silly daddy. I have to get him and take some good pictures of him again.

I have been feeling so restless today. Restless? Is that how I feel? Or is it anxious? I want to do something creative. I want to take the boys this week and take pictures of them. I think that's what I'll do. Where to go, though? Botanical Gardens are too far away. Where is a nice place close to home where I can take the boys? There are so many beautiful old barns around here. Beautiful summer setting for 3 beautiful boys. And the fields of rolled hay. I see so many photo ops there! Wish I knew owners.