Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Big, Exciting News

We have 2 very big and exciting topics to share with everyone!!

#1....... Micah is walking!

Yep, our little man is walking. I will have to try and get him on video soon. He is so cute, sticks that belly out, throws those arms off, and takes off. (I would have pictures but mom was a little impatient about this post since I haven't updated since July, I'm sorry!)

He did have a little accident this weekend when he was starting to let go. He was walking to the window, tripped and feel face first on the dog bone. There apparently was a sharp edge on the bone because our little guy has a little black eye. It has gone done a lot since this weekend but it is still noticeable.

#2...... that is just it, I am pregnant with #2!!!!! YAY

We are so exciting to be welcoming our 2nd child in March of 2010! I can't believe we will have 2 under 2, Micah will be close to 22 months when I have the 2nd child. I also can't believe we will be having another baby in the house! Excited beyond belief though.

My parents are also going to be the proud grandparents of 3 grandchildren by then! My brother & sis-in-law are due in October, I am too excited to be pregnant along with her and share this joy with both our families!

My little baby isn't going to be the baby for very much longer, can you believe it??

Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 4th Weekend!

Well this may just be a picture post more than a writing post. Micah and myself went down to my grandparents Friday to visit! My Aunt Cathy showed up on her lunch break so we got to spend time with both. Micah loves to go down there and open PawPaw's TV cabinet. He will pull all the tapes out and just look at him like, 'I did NONE of that!' We get a kick out of it and just let him continue, at least we are all smiling.

On Saturday, July 4th, Scott, Micah and myself heading to my Aunt and Uncle's to spend time with more family. The cousins were there, along with Abby (the dog), MawMaw, PawPaw, Cathy, Jimmy and the boys, but don't leave Emily out!

The kids got a kick out of the tire swing, while Micah 'walked' down the hill to get to Abby. Later on, after the great food, we played bubbles with Micah and as you can tell, he really enjoyed it!

Now, I couldn't leave Tyler out with this picture! I told you it was going to make the blog!

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Blog

ok so I know I am in blog overload, but I don't like to mix everything together. I finally set up a blog for ONLY my photography. I am thankful that people have let me do shoots with them, so I wanted to post them in a seperate blog!

Check out the new photography blog at....


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Work, Tastefully Simple, Photographs......

and more! I wouldn't give it up for anything. I love my job, I love selling Tastefully Simple and meeting new amazing woman, along with taking pictures for people and landscapes! Who wouldn't love all this? Onto my boys.....

Micah is starting to walk around things more and more. As long as he is holding onto something, he will walk. He will stand alone for a few seconds, then forget that he needs to pick his feet up to walk and the poor guy just falls face forward! No bruises as of yet, but I am sure they are coming along sooner than later.

Since Scott does the weightlifting in the evening, Micah and I have had some quality along time together. One evening, when it was beautiful outside, I decided to take Micah to Grandview Park alone! We had a great time on the swings and looking at the overlook. Micah loved it since there were dogs out..... he was giggling the whole time! How does that NOT bring a smile to your face?

I was blessed enough to be able to take pictures for a family a little of a week ago! I am going to set up a blog just for my photography so I don't get it all mixed in with this one. When I get it up and running I will post a link from here, so stay tuned! I will post a few from the evening that I hope they enjoyed. Next up is SaCelia's Senior Shot tomorrow! I'm so excited, if you couldn't tell.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Exciting Weekend!

So this past weekend was an exciting weekend for the whole family. My parents joined us for Memorial Day Weekend.... or should I say Micah's Birthday Party Weekend? I know, I know, his birthday isn't until June 7th, but this was the best time to have his party! Saturday, first thing was first, our big boy needed a hair cut, BAD! Thankfully Kristy could work him on for us. He was such a good boy and stayed pretty still/calm for her.

The before and after pictures are posted above, she had to take a lot off, that really surprised me. As you can see he enjoyed looking at himself in all the mirrors she had around. Thankfully, she knew what she was doing because I had no clue what I wanted!

Sunday was the big day for our little guy. We had his party at Independence High School, which worked out great for everyone! We had hot dogs, chips, potato salad, fruit salad (which was amazing, Thanks Mom!) and of course CAKE!!!

As you see, Micah really enjoy the cake. He wasn't about to share it with anyone, good thing we bought a cookie cake, huh?

Luckily, he didn't get any in his hair. It mostly stayed in his mouth or around his legs. I wasn't prepared to get cake out of hair that day. All in all it was a great weekend, but how can it go bad when you have family and friends around you, right?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cathching Up.....

Well it has been awhile so I thought I would catch everything, and everybody up!

Micah is loving daycare, we believe. Every morning Scott takes him and drops him off. As I am getting him dressed and his bag packed he starts to wave and say 'bye bye bye dadda dadda dadda'. It's like he knows that he is going to go byebye with Scott. Scott tells me that when he gets him out of his car seat, he is all smiles, talking and laughing, ready for the fun filled day ahead. He leans right into the ladies arms, whichever is first there to get him! This makes all of us feel so much better, knowing that he loves to go there.

(this picture is for you Mom)

Micah is pulling up and walking along the couch, well anything he can hold onto really. Hopefully it won't be too long and we will have a walker on our hands. Am I ready for that? I'm not so sure. He is already all over the floor chasing after Smokey & Bandit, I can't imagine when he starts to walk/run after them.

Baseball is still going strong. Indy made it to Regionals and plays Wyoming East on the 26th! It's been a long season but hopefully they can make it back to States!

I'm enjoying photography more and more! I was lucky enough to have a few friends let me take their Engagement Pictures at Little Beaver State Park! Also, her sister wanted me to take a few of her to put in her graduation announcements, I hope she liked them.

Anyway, Micah is going to be a year old in a few weeks but we decided to do his party next weekend over Memorial Day weekend since it's a long weekend and my parents will be in town also! This should be a ton of fun! Pictures to come, you know it.

Friday, April 24, 2009

March for Babies!!!


See over there?? I need some more sponsors for my March of Dimes, March for Babies walk on May 2nd. If you would like to be a sponsor, please let me know before Monday so I can get everything in. Btw, Thank You Ann for being my 1st sponsor :)

You can do it online, write me, text me, call me, email, however is easiest!!

Thank you guys so much, you know this is for a great cause :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crawling, Playing, Standing..... O My!!!

So we have been a busy little family. Baseball is starting to pick up so Scott has been a busy guy with that. Games or practice every night of the week including Saturday so Micah and myself have been getting some great quality time together!

I am so happy spring has sprung, because I am in full picture taking mood! From Micah, to Scott, to Flower, Trees, and the animals, anything is a good photo opp, hehe. This past weekend it was beautiful so Micah, Bandit and I went to Joys for the day. We stayed outside the whole time and it was so nice! From grilling out, to the dogs fighting (long story) and watching Micah just look in awe over everything new he came into contract with, I was just so happy.

We took Emily and Micah for a wagon ride, which they both enjoyed (Micah more than Em). I also saw some tulips in Joy's neighbors yard, so I couldn't pass it up, I had to get some pictures, they were just beautiful. I also couldn't pass up taking some pictures of Joy's flowers.

Micah is crawling all over the place, he will go a few on all fours, but then he realizes he will go faster on his tummy, so he flops down and takes off again. He is pulling up on everything like crazy, he loves to get on his knees, and ever so often will get all the way up to his feet. I guess it won't be long and he will start to move those feet, huh? Oh please help me when he does!
Here is a picture of Micah favorite place in the house! Think he is going to take after his mom? Bless this child.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sunday Outing....

This past Sunday was a beautiful Spring day. We decided to take Micah out and to Grandview Park. Well apparently everyone in the Beckley area decided to do the same exact thing with their children. When we arrived you could barely find a parking spot. We talked it over and decided not to stay there. As we talked we tried to think of places in WV that we had not photographed yet. Scott mentioned Bluestone Dam and Sandstone Falls, so we were off, towards Hinton.

Thankfully there really wasn't anyone at the Dam so I could get some really good pictures without having to fight around people. Also, the falls really weren't that crowded either, just another jewel stuck away in WV!

While walking at the Falls I came across this really neat tree.... people have engraved their names or initials all over it. Neat huh?

On our way home I decided I had better call my Aunt and cousin so we could stop by. She would have killed me if she knew I drive right past her house without stopping, hehe. Micah had a good time watching their dog, Abby, chase the ball.

I was also able to get a few good pictures of Joy's flowers that have sprouted up already! YAY for spring.

Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm horrible......

such a bad blogger. A month? Really? Ok So I will post some pictures and update a little!!

Micah broke through his first two teeth. It seemed like it was 2 in 1 1/2 weeks. I have a feeling he is breaking another one through also. He waits 9 months and then BAM, he is going to do it all at once, poor guy. Also, he is crawling. Well, 'low crawlin' as we call it. He doesn't get up on all 4's but he can get anywhere he wants to on his belly! It's really cute but I'm sure his tummy hurts from it, mine would.

Micah is 9 months old. Can you believe it? I know I can't. In less than 3 months he is going to be a year old, and I'm just not ready for that. These past 9 months have just flown by. Someone stop it, please!

I started a new job over a month ago, and I love it. I stay busy 100% of the time, which is really nice. So far I have learned a lot but I have so much more to learn, I don't know how I'm going to ever learn it all!

ok, to fill you in on this picture. Day Care made this hat for St. Patty's day. We put it on Micah's head, and as you can see, it didn't even come close to fitting! haha

So I promise not to wait a month to update again. Hope everyone else is doing just as good as we are.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Our Old Man

Picture says it all. This is Micah's new favorite thing to do!! Cute, huh?? I also couldn't help but add the handsome picture below! Enjoy

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

For you.... Dad!!!

We got new carpet!! WOOT WOOT..... can you tell that I am just a little excited?? (thanks mom & dad) Anyway here are a few pictures, I hope you can tell the difference. It went from an ugly, worn down grey w/ barely any pad to a beautiful brown/red/tan carpet with an excellent pad that makes you feel like you are walking on air!






Monday, February 2, 2009

Busy Busy Weekend

We had a very busy weekend, starting Saturday morning. My parents came in from IL for Micah's Christening. Mom and I went out shopping while the guys stayed home. It was bonding time for Micah and 'Tim' aka his grandfather (my father). My dad does NOT want to be called 'grandpa, paw paw' or anything of that sort so we are just calling him 'Tim' for now. Until Micah makes his own name for him.

Micah was spitting up a lot again this past week and into the weekend. When mom and I got home I noticed he was spitting up more. I made a comment about it and dad said 'well he doesn't come with a dip stick, we don't know how full he is'. I thought I was about to die laughing on the floor. Thank goodness my child is not a car and doesn't come with a dipstick!

The craziness followed into Sunday morning. After we all got up, dressed and ready to go. We made our way to the church to meet up with the other family members. Feeling like the old days, when we would go the midnight Mass down in Gary with the whole family, we took up 2 rows in church!! Micah was great, only jabbering a few times. We decided to do the Christening after Mass so that Scott's family could attend.

Of course, Micah was great during the whole Christening, he didn't even cry when Deacon Don poured the water directly into his eye at first. Micah was probably thinking that he was getting a bath, little did he know.

After the Christening, we got our marriage blessed. The reason we had to get our marriage blessed is because we did not get married in the Catholic Church or married by a Priest, Deacon Don also put on this ceremony. The neat thing about this was we 'renewed' our vows 2 years after we got married! Deacon Don kept saying 'again' which was really cute.

Deacon Don, Scott, Micah and myself after everything was over!

My whole family made the trip over to my Aunt Joys house to eat, play Wii, sing Karaoke and play some card games! We had a great time but it was just great to spend time with my family. My parents had to leave today to get back to IL. Every time they come in, I miss them even more. I understand why they are out there, but I pray they will come home soon.

(Thanks mom and dad for everything you do for us!!)