Friday, May 29, 2009


Guess what? We changed my website again! I know. Becky just redesigned it a few months ago. But it is more me now. I loved the other one but I like a bit more frilly...

Becky is awesome!! She designed this new look and I couldn't be happier with it! It's beautiful!!

What do you think?

Monday, May 25, 2009

A photo shoot with {Brian}

Memorial Day fun!

what do you call this stuff?? grass?? hmm..wierd!

'Yeah- I know my hair is starting to look kind a funny- i'm losing it like my brother did!! At least I still have my tupe on top and my mullet in the back.'

'Whoa! Mommy did you see that?' 'Why does she do this stuff to me?'

'We love Aunt Becky!!'

Saturday, May 23, 2009

{pink} tootsies...

I've been wanting to do this for quite awhile. She has the tiniest little toenails!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Our new 3rd Thursday of the month tradition...{playdate} with Diana & Addy Jeffrey at McDonald's. We had a great time tonight. The kids got to run around & us girls got to catch up on what's going on in each other's lives lately.
I had a great time Di. Can't wait til next month. I will go through the rest of the images soon and get them up on facebook.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cubs game

Just a little sneak peek from our day in Chicago for the Cubs game. It's late and we are heading to bed but had a blast! Jack was in heaven!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I had a great Mother's Day!

Love you Mom and Dad. Thanks for a fun day full of playing, giggles and icecream!! We had a blast!

Church pics by Chanel

Chanel took pictures of the kids at church a few weeks back. Check then out at:
Ava is on page 6 and Jack is on page 8. I was actually surprised at the images she got of Jack because she told me when she asked Jack if she could take his picture he politely responded, 'no thankyou'! She thought it was so funny.

{Mother's} Day

I am a mom to the greatest 2 kids ever. This is what I dreamed about my whole life... Never could I have imagined just how wonderful motherhood could be.

Jack- thankyou for choosing me to be your Mommy!! You are the sweetest little boy. So loving and cuddly. You are a protector to you baby sister and me. :) You have a great personality and make all those around you smile. You are kind and polite always saying 'please' and 'thankyou' and 'please may I?' I love that you have just enough attitude to let me know that you have a mind of your own. I love that you aren't afraid to say what you think or feel. I love that you have a very vivid imagination and am amazed at some of the things you come up with!! You have a very creative mind. I can't wait to see what is in store as you grow and just how that creativitiy will blossom. I love that you want to be 'big' like Daddy and someday work at Lowes. Although Daddy wants more for you , you think working at Lowes is the best job ever since that is what Daddy does!! I love that you are growing bigger and bigger but yet you still ask to be held and cuddled on a daily basis. I love that you still play with my hair while you are trying to fall asleep...I love to hear you singing especially your favorite song right now, 'down down' by Flo Rider. I don't even know the real name of the song but that is what you call it:)

Ava- I am so proud to have my little baby girl. You are all that I wished and dreamed for and then some. You are only 5 months old but much like your brother you seem to be an old soul. I love to watch you take everything in. To see the look of fascination as you see something for the first time. It fills me with joy everytime I see you smile or laugh...which is constant. All we have to do is look at you and your face lights up. That makes me feel like the luckiest Mommy in the world. I love that you are so ticklish especially when we are getting you dressed. Thank you for being such an easy baby...always going with the flow and seeming to just be so content. I am filled with love and amazement everytime I look at you and can't wait to get to hold you at the end of every day! I love to watch you watching your brother...your eyes are constantly fixed on him , taking in everything he does or says...and then when he looks at you, your face lights up and you give him your best smiles and giggles. I can't wait to get to know you even more and to see what you will be like as a little girl. I think we have a lot of fun times ahead of us!!

Mark- Thankyou for being such a loving, supportive and helpful husband and Dad. You are always quick to take care of the kids if I need to get rid of a headache or just need a break...I couldn't be the Mom that I am without a partner like you!

Mom- Thankyou for teaching me how to be a lady and showing me a mother's love. Thank you for being grandma to my babies!! Your presence in my life has formed me into the wife, mother and woman that I am today. Thankyou.

I couldn't be happier as I reflect on my life today. I have a loving husband and a son and a daughter that I have dreamed about my whole life.

My cup runneth over...

Thanks for mother's day gifts guys!
A organizational sewing box:
Pinking sheers that I have been wanting:
Think he is trying to tell me something? :)

{about me}

My photo
Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Wife.Mommy.Photographer. Sewer. This is the place to see sneaky peeks of recent sessions from studioBarbie.


{blog archive}

i♥faces winner!

i♥faces winner!

I ♥ faces Angie & Amy's favorite pick

I ♥ faces Angie & Amy's favorite pick

{blogs i visit often}