Friday, February 22, 2013

It's Been 2 Years & In Focus Friday: February 2013

Happy Friday!  I don't know about you guys, but I am so ready for the weekend.  Since last year I completely forgot this date, I thought that this time around, I should at least make is my Two Year Blogiversary!!!  I cannot believe that two years have passed since I bit the bullet and decided to give this blogging thing a try.  I am not, nor will I probably ever be a super consistent blogger.....I have great weeks and some not so great weeks.  But do I love it.....most definitely and more than that I love the connections that I have made.  I feel so blessed to have "met" some of the most amazing women!  Thank you to each and every one of you that take time out of you day to stop by and visit and/or truly means the world to me!

With less than a week to go in February, it is time for:


Kaeley is a proud new aunt and I am gathering, the official hospital photographer.  I am sure that it is wonderful to have a great photographer in the family!  In case you are in need if a Friday newborn fix, you have come to the right place.  Kaeley did a great job of capturing some special moments of Easton's birth day. 

"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for." - Anonymous

Blessings.  Babies are complete blessings.  I had the pleasure this week of spending time with my family at a local hospital, awaiting the arrival of the newest little man.  My sister-in-law, and best friend, has been waiting for this day for a long time.  I couldn't have been more thrilled to be able to be there to support her.

My nieces were all excited to meet their new cousin - well the oldest and youngest ones were at least!  Taryn, the middle child, wasn't too interested in the new baby.  They did just about as good as could be expected while waiting.

Little Mr. made his appearance just before 6 o'clock - a healthy 8 lb 4 oz baby boy!

Hospital rooms are quite a challenge to get good pictures - especially at night.  This one had fairly decent light, but it was still work.  I can't begin to explain how excited I was to photograph his first hours . . . including his first bath!

Unfortunately, his daddy didn't make it to the hospital before he arrived, but he was there before too long.

I cannot wait to share more pictures of my newest love - and get lots of snuggles in (when Nana isn't hogging him!).

Yep, the photographer snuck one in of herself!

"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on" - Carl Sandburg

Thank you, Kaeley for sharing your sweet little nephew....boys really are the best! : )


  1. What fantastic pictures :) congratulations on the new addition to the family Kaeley!!

  2. Duh, Julie I got side tracked by the baby photos! Happy blogaversary!!!!

  3. Happy Blogiversary!!

    Kaeley, your nephew is too adorable! Thank you for sharing your pictures :)

  4. Thanks again for letting me share this month, Julie!! I wish I had more time to put together a more thoughtful post and share more pictures. I will let you know when I have posted more, though. *hopefully over the weekend - if I'm not too busy getting cuddles!*

    AND....Happy Blogiversary!! How exciting :)

  5. What great pic's of my little newest third cousin! Great Job taking the pics. Keep a snuggle for me ok? If Nana will share!

    1. Kaeley, what a great job you did! I love the pictures of the girls, even though Taryn did look pretty board. Thanks for being there to take all of Easton's "first" photos. Nana was to busy!
      PS I will try to share and not be a baby hog!! :)

  6. Beautiful pics, espicially the girls, loved Itzy pose! dad!

  7. Awwww a new born baby, so sweet.
    almost makes me want to have another one...almost.
    Great photos :)

  8. Happy blogaversary!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    The Hartungs Blog

  9. What sweet moments captured! Wow!! Amazing!


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