Pretty in Pink!

I have a confession. I take lots of photos. AND I take lots of photos of my daughter.

BUT it is not often that I get the chance to take her photo with a fancy camera vs. my trusty always-by-my-side little point-and-shoot.

A few weeks ago I was getting ready for another photo session and had said fancy camera in hand. My daughter, all dressed up of course, wanted me to take some photos of her. So we headed right outside our front door and played photographer. Taking turns, mind you, of who was behind and in front of the camera. Sorry to say I am not posting any of the ones she took that day as I am not sure you would like to see 100+ images of her toes hehe. 

However, I could not resist sticking some of the fun photos I took that day of my little lady, all dressed to the nines in her pink ballerina dress and accessories complete with unbrushed-just-napped-in-hair. She is a true 3 Year Old Princess. Yep, it is hard being 3!!!

I love you baby girl, with all my heart!!!


Because He First Loved Us!!!

I love adoption stories.

I love the hearts of families who want to share their love to a little one who needs it.

I love the symbolism of us being chosen and adopted into Gods family.

I love that this past weekend I was able to hold the newest little love of some dear friends of mine. Such a sweet cuddly little life, hand picked by God to be forever placed with this amazing family.

On several occasions I have stood in awe at the love of a mother for her child, but even more so when I see a mother love a child whom they did not carry within them for 9 months.

"We LOVE because He first loved us"... Yes, this is what adoption is truly all about.

I was so very honored to be asked by this family to design their new baby girl's Birth Announcement. Mix 6 super cute kids with some fun design ideas and we had ourselves a beautiful baby card. Congratulations on your new precious princess and thank you for letting me be a part of it.

ENJOY and welcome to the world little Amaya!!!


The Legacy of a Name...

Two months ago today I got the call that my newest little nephew was here. YAY, I love being an auntie to my niece and now TWO nephews!!! His name, Andrew Herman. Yep, not the most common middle name a little one can get. But this name is more than just a name. My wonderful Grandfather was named Herman and he will forever be one of my greatest heros as well as a true inspiration in my life and in the lives of my family. Little Drew, I can not wait to get to know you as you grow up and I wish you many blessings as you follow in the footsteps of your namesake. LOVE you lots and lots!!!

Here are a few images from the super fun photo shoot we did recently for this little guy. ENJOY!