Sunday, October 30, 2011

little coffee bean.

for nearly six weeks of my first trimester, my diet consisted (almost exclusively) of cheerios and decaf lattes.  lattes were about the only sure way to get in a few hundred calories with a hope of keeping them down.

i am now eating (much, much) more but my #1 pregnancy craving remains coffee.  (not nearly as fun as starbucks lemon loaf which i enjoyed almost daily with oliver, but still delish).  my current latte of choice: tall half-caf, non-fat, no foam pumpkin spice latte with half of one pump of pumpkin spice and light whip.  my husband and most of my friends are embarrassed to be seen with me in the ordering line at starbucks. whatever.

our new little coffee bean has multiple nicknames already. the latest: ninja baby.

he or she kicks and rolls all day long.

i love the constant movement - the frequent reminders that in just over four months, our family will be blessed with a brand new little member - another big personality, i'm sure. we are so excited!

i thought it was very appropriate that at my last ultrasound, the tech gave me this photo:

(a little ninja foot!) 

 (here is a sweet profile pic from a couple of months ago. looks a lot like big brother did ...)

so cute. so adored, already.


p.s. i am in love with the fall leaf colors. bring on the rain... as long as we can have all of these amazing colorful leaves for a while longer.

"teach us delight in simple things" - rudyard kilping.

Friday, October 21, 2011

harding family portraits. oh my.

oh my. i had a fabulous time working with this gorgeous family! and i am crazy about these images!

i love the color. i love the contrast and textures. i love the styling (you are fabulous marisa!).
most of all, i love the big personality of this super sweet family.

my fingers are crossed that i get to shoot the harding's family portraits every year. way crossed.

meet the harding family:

do you have your family photos to include in your holiday cards???? If not.... call me. i would love to "shoot" you...

happy happy weekend!



p.s. have had my new iphone 4s for less than 24 hours and am already completely obsessed with the siri feature!!! nothing like telling your phone that you are hungry... and instantly getting a list of the closest restaurants to your current location. loads o fun.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


we braved the (ridiculous) crowds this morning and made our annual visit to the maris farms pumpkin patch. grandma carol joined us.

way fun.


(remnants of beauty bark from slide landing stuck in pants....?)

thank you "namma" for hangin with us this week. love you!


"a mother loves and teaches. a grandmother teaches love." - unknown.