Soccer Tournament

My brother asked if I would come and take photos of my nieces soccer tournament over the labor day weekend and I was happy to oblige. It was a great opportunity to practice taking action shots as well as visiting with my family.

The girls did such a great job. They lost one and tied the second. They all stayed focused even in the heat. I was so impressed. I look forward to seeing many more soccer games in the future.

30th Birthday Celebration

Many ladies get sad when they leave their 20’s…not my friend, Jess. She began her 30’s by throwing a birthday bash on the rooftop of LOUNGEsix located downtown off of 6th and J Street. This night was also momentous for Luke and I because it was our first date since Benjamin was born four months ago. It felt amazing! The evening was bliss for us all and I think Jess felt blessed to spend her birthday with the family and friends she loves. Happy Birthday, Jess! We love you!

Happy Birthday, Isabella!

Saturday we had three birthdays to attend to. Most people would choose to only attend one or maybe two, but we are crazy and thought we could handle it…or we’d at least try. We live a little dangerously! Ha!

Isabella’s party was the last of the three and right before we turned into the parking lot, Corbin passed out in his carseat. I don’t blame him one bit since he’d been going all day with no nap. It was inevitable! What to do!?! We put him in the stroller and he slept through the entire party even with all the kids screaming and adult chatter around him. Can I say, “Amen!” With one kid down, Luke and I could trade off with Benjamin and I could take some pictures of Isabella’s first birthday. We had a great time and especially enjoyed watching the kids go nuts for the pinantas. Happy 1st Birthday, Isabella!

Keliah Turns 4

Today was Keliah’s 4th birthday. She had a Sherbert and Spice themed party designed by Victoria Hudgins. You can check more of her designs by clicking on: The City Cradle. Any little girl would love a party like this. The kids enjoyed the ball pinata’s, kites, hula hooping, ice cream treats and array of kid fun foods and candies. Did I mention everything was a shade of pink? It was a kids paradise. There was even a pogo stick. I haven’t seen one of those since I was in middle school.

A Baby Shower for Kathleen

A group of us ladies wanted to shower Kathleen with some love and celebrate her newest little man, Liam, on May 1st. The baby shower/brunch had a great mix of people she’s met through the years and Kendall chose some great games to get us out of our comfort zones. We had some good laughs! I look forward to meeting baby Liam soon. I know mama is ready.

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward” Psalm 127:3

Carmine Baby Shower

Shandree and I hosted a baby shower for our friend Carmine on Saturday. It turned out great! I can’t take even 50% of the credit because Shandree really did the most. She was amazing! At 37 weeks pregnant I really wasn’t up for any major running around and was so blessed at how she took charge and handled most everything on her own. Did I mention that she’s an amazing and crafty woman? She is! She made homemade soaps that smelled like baby powder, wrapped and tagged them all. She also came up with appliquing fabric onto plain onesies as an activity. Everyone loved the project and Carmine is going to have adorable one of a kind onesies for her little girl. The food spread was also amazing! Everything was colorful, tasty, and fresh. Another great detail was the cake. Mrs. Keen made the cake and it turned out beautiful! I found the bird on and the colors matched great. I was also pleased to see that she received many of the practical items on her registry as well as some precious girl accessories and clothes. God really blessed her and I am so happy I could be a part of it.

Happy Birthday Corbin!

Corbin is a year old today…and what a great year it has been. He just started cruising, has 6 teeth, loves to walk when holding our hands, claps his hands and waves (sometimes), is still quite social and especially loves the attention from other children. We just love him dearly. He’s the sweetest and funniest baby…now toddler I suppose.