When making this blog, I knew I was not going to be the best at keeping up with it...but yikes I am really bad. Since my last blog...three months ago, I had a baby and dramatically cut my sleeping back to the minimal hours necessary to function. That's right we had our little guy! After much confusion at the hospital and for family/friends we named him Braden after Brad. (not Nolan as was stated in Brad's mass text message after his birth...and for the next two days). We have chosen to receive the rights to "Nolan Allan" if we ever have another son. Ellaina is an amazing big sister!! We do have to ignore the exciting screaming she does when chasing the cats around the house, and the occasional swings she takes at Braden when she is upset about something completely non-related to him. There was the most recent incident which related to biting (I didn't see it, but the teeth marks on his poor little foot and the horrific cry made me aware of it.) All minor "adjustments" for a toddler who is now having to share her mommy and daddy. Otherwise she is doing well. She likes to hold Braden and has given him a bottle twice. She likes to bring him toys and try to give him a pacifier when he cries out. I think the thing she likes best though, is sawing "yuck" and "ewe" every time he has a dirty diaper. Speaking of diapers, we have decided to start doing cloth diapers on Ellaina (idea courtesy of Stephanie...don't know if thank you is in order yet?) It is actually going pretty well and I feel a little better about the impact on the environment...Oh, I gotta go Ellaina is knocking at her bedroom door. Let the crazy time resume :-) I will try not to go 3 months between the next blog...shame on me.
I am a mother of three who is deeply and truly in love with life and the people around me! I have been blessed in every aspect of my life and praise God everyday for the gifts I have been given. I grew up in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Married my true love and moved to McKinney. Wow what an adventure! My days are spent loving, dancing, singing and celebrating life with my babies...all four of them (if you include my husband)! I get the unique and amazing opportunity to see life happen through the lens of a camera. Portraits
are something I’m incredibly passionate about
and enjoy sharing with others. I love
my family, friends, laughter, music,
dancing and anything chocolate.
These are the things my life is
about and I LOVE living it!