Category Archives: My Family

A Preemie Baby Turns Four!

When you have your first child you go into it thinking you know some things but are completely terrified of everything you do not.   You soon realize that you were right, there is a lot you don’t know; but you will also be amazed at all you can do.  When your second child comes, you go into it with a little more confidence.   So when I was pregnant with my third child, I felt like ‘I’ve got this!’.

But as life likes to do, it throws a wrench in things.  While on vacation hundreds of miles from home, my son was unexpectedly born 8 weeks early.   After 19 days in the NICU he was finally able to released and we could make the long trip home.  This July was 4 years from when he should have been born, so I am finally sharing the pictures I took in May from his 4-year-old birthday shoot.


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Sibling Shoot

I have been bad about updating my blog on this site; life and my personal blog kept taking priority.  I am about to do a photo shoot of my own kids for Christmas cards and realized I had never shared the photo shoot I did of them this fall.  Now let me say, I love taking pictures. I have been able and get great pictures of really hyper kids, incredibly shy kids, indifferent teens, but something about taking pictures of my own kids leaves me wanting to bang my head on the wall.  In the end though, it turned out wonderfully.


My kids literally dove on me in the second to last picture… and of course I have to leave you with the face that says how she really felt about getting her pictures taken.

When is the last time you got your kids pictures taken?

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Summer Vacation

This summer is flying by so quickly! Our summer has been filled with trips to library, pool days with friends, beach trips and even lots of days in our pajamas.

In June we were able to head back to Illinois to my childhood home for a fun jam packed vacation.  I had forgotten how green the Midwest is!  My kids even complained about Grandpa’s long grass, which he had just cut a few days before.  We had fun with cousins, were on top of the world (or it felt like it) and enjoyed the little moments.

What is your favorite place to go on vacation?


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