Wednesday, November 25, 2009

on this thanksgiving eve

Bet you can't guess what we're thankful for this year...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

make moments photography!

From youth group to church camp to school and even to rolling people's backyards and "tree-hunting" (don't ask) in our local park, Heather and Miranda of Make Moments Photography have been friends and accomplices of mine for many years, and I am here to brag that these two have a talent that is, without a doubt, God-given.  Heather and Miranda are amazingly gifted photographers, and they have been able to share this passion in a business that they operate together!  Fun, right?!  It is obvious that they both have a blast in this venture, and I personally like that they work together because you are able to get two perspectives at the same time.  What one might not see, the other will, and vice versa.  

The end of our month-long stay in Louisiana, these gals were gracious enough to do a shoot of our family.  I am loving the sweet pictures that resulted and thought I'd post a few of my faves! You can also visit their blog and website to see more of their work, and they recently posted some more pics of our shoot on their blog.  I'm pretty sure they're willing to travel if anyone not living in West Monroe, LA would like to book them :).  

I find that I am often the baby-hog...even with Stan.  Working on it...

How beautiful is this butterfly?!  Too bad Anniston wasn't in the basket yet!  So close!

It was not as cloudy as the MANY days prior to our shoot, so she was in full squint mode.  Even with that obstacle, though, Heather and Miranda were able to get so many great shots of her!  I love her pouty lips by the way :).

Being cheesy, but glad they were generous enough to take some of just me and Stan.  Thanks again, friends!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

growth spurt revisited

Anniston started wearing shoes this week!

Yes, they're newborn, and no, her toes do not go to the end.  But, if I sinch them real tight, as you can see, they'll stay on :).

**I forgot to mention her weight and length before...she's 13 pounds and almost 24 inches!  Little but healthy girl!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

growing girl

Now, about that growth spurt:  Since Anniston's Aorta had narrowed so much (to one millimeter) before her cath, she was burning a considerable amount of calories and not gaining weight at the rate that she would have been without the narrowing.  SO, now that her Aorta is 7 millimeters wide, she isn't having to work as hard and has put on TWO whole pounds in the last month!  That's big time for her!!

With all of this energy, she's been waking up a good bit in the night (happy, happy, joy, joy), and that drive coupled with all of the load-bearing tummy-time we've been doing to strengthen her right arm has enabled Anniston to roll over a few times lately!

Do you see the highwaters above???  I thought she'd be able to wear this outfit through winter!

Now, take note of the cheeks.  Enough said.

Here's a close-up of those puppies.

Happy five months and a few days growing girl.