Thursday, August 26, 2010

i can't believe that i have to be away from this little person for at least 8 hours 3 days per week.




dear little man,
mama's really really REALLY gonna miss you during those 8 hours
3 days
per week.

love mama.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

sorry about that whole forgetting it's our anniversary thing.

really.  i kinda feel bad that i talked to you on the phone 3 times before i actually realized that i was forgetting
the date.

but i feel a little LESS bad, because you didn't say anything either.
which leads me to believe that you kinda forgot too.

and you can't blame being vastly outnumbered by children as an excuse.

it's funny ... i remember that eight years ago today this date seemed so unbelieveably important.  more important than anything else.  there was a dress.  and food.  and campsites.  and a bonfire.  and flowers.  and friends.  and family.  and champagne.  and cupcakes.  and you and me.

august 24th.

today though?
march 28th and may 3rd and january 26th feel a heckofalotmore important.

and november 16th.

because that was the day that i met you.
that was the day that i met the man that i was going to marry.
the one that captured my attention at a party.
the one that mentioned that he wanted two kids someday - the same as me!  (ha!)
the one whose side i never left from that date on.
the one that stood by my side in front of family and friends eight years ago.

geesh. eight years ago. a freaking blip of time when you think about it.  it's truly amazing what has come out of those eight years. 

thank you for loving me. 
even though i'm messy (but creative!) ... weird (but fun!) ... and forgetful (but make up for it by exclaiming on the internets! how! much! i! love! you!!!)


(please note the capitalization which basically means it's a big deal on this blog.)

fun at the beach.

cora and her lilypad, originally uploaded by jenniferlivolson.

today was kinda ... blah ... outside. which thwarted the plans of getting to the beach to play around and get a good picture for the i {heart} faces challenge this week.

beach fun.

so ...
i dipped into an old photo ... quite honestly one of my favorites of all time of cora. my sweet sweet ...

oh crap.
hold your horses.

i just found her in the sink. taking a bath.

let's start over, shall we?
my cora.
trouble. with a capital T.

who looks all cute and sweet and innocent in this picture at the beach holding her newlyfound lily pad.

memories.  i think that's all i have of my sweet sweet cora.

check out i {heart} faces for more beach fun entries!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

sneak peek.

an official photo shoot. 
pinch me.
i'm actually doing this thing that i've dreamed of ... for so so long. 

it feels all-sorts of crazy and wonderful and perfect.

and so i really want to share it with you ... eventually ... i'm going to get a site that is a bit more official and less my-family-ish ... and more just photo shoots.  but still.  i want to share ... so until then ...

here it is.

three of my favorites from their session ...

her parents warned me that she has entered that dreaded cheesy-smile stage
whenever she sees a camera aimed at her.

... i caught a few of those smiles ...
but then i also caught this natural, just-being-her smile that i loved.

and this boy.

he took a little while to warm up ... and we lost him a lot faster than we lost his sister ... but he is an absolute doll.  and was so much fun to watch playing around on the beach. 
he made me not scared of the whole boy thing!

... sister and brother ...

collective *aw*.

thank you c family for letting me capture this moment in your life.

Monday, August 16, 2010

raspberry happiness.

there is just something about staring at this picture
that makes me so happy.

i don't know.

maybe it's the beer that i had after a rough rough day with baby. 
(teething?  maybe??  i swear i've used that excuse for awhile now.)

and the girly-girls.  ohmygod.  the girly-girls.  gah!
somedays, between the 6 and the 3 ... i can understand the necessity of boarding school.

but then i would miss them.  way too much.

oh.  the beer. 
i drank the beer while attempting to install the wireless router that has been sitting on my desk.
did you read that?  ATTEMPTING.
the wireless router can just suck it right now.

(pretty sure that was the beer talking.  sorry.)

let's all just go back to happier things.  k?

like this.

peaceful.  happy.  sleeping babies.
(sorry sd cowgirl.  this isn't helping your baby fever, is it?)

and if you aren't much of a baby person ... how's this??

happy little green 'matoes. 
that become happy little yummy red 'matoes.
that we can eat. 
in salsa.  and salad.  and stirfry.  and sandwiches.

and probably lots of other things that start with s.
and probably some other things that don't start with s.

but i'm too tired to think of them all right now.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


my dad said there are rumors that i've retired from blogging.

not true.

just busy-ness.
babies, kids, new cameras, trips to the park, good friends, vacations, cancelled vacations, new porches and patios, gardening, new photo editing shtuff, pooltime, really really good friends, photo shoots (seriously.), family ...

the list goes on and on.

you'd think i could find something to write about ...
there's just sososoSO much. 

and school starts so very soon.