Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lombard Shoot Preview

This evening I did a photo shoot of the Lombard family. Amanda and I have been friends for almost 2 years and her kids are just precious. The girls were both so photogenic today until the end when Annika was just flat tired. We had fun though and got some cute pictures. Connor also cooperated well; he's 1! That little boy is just amazing and really well mannered. Hope you guys like the pictures. Here is a little preview.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

mega post! I'm back...FINALLY

Wow, it's been WAY too long since I posted. But we have been SO busy! We MOVED!!! That's the biggest and best news I have to post. Seriously, it's amazing. We are in town and LOVE it. It's been a great experience and we are very happy. Courtney had a tough time with it as she didn't quite understand but it's been 2 weeks and she's adjusted. The day we packed her 4-wheeler, she lost it. Leave it to my daughter to break down over a 4-wheeler. :-) Her room was the first to go together so she could settle in and get comfy at her 'new house' as quick as possible. The rest of the house has come together well. Still re-arranging stuff though. You just don't know where to put dishes and silverware and cups! I tell ya! So here is our new house: isn't it pretty?

Kelsey (my friend, Blaine's gf and Courtney's new best friend) made these two signs for Courtney. Aren't they so cute? I love them!

Last weekend we took the kids to the pumpkin patch with MY BFF Shanna (and her family :-))It was a little cold and I almost bailed out but decided to stick it out and got some super cute pictures of the kids and Shanna even took a cute picture of us as a family. Brady was not as happy as our kids, but we still got a cute picture of him...crying but still cute.

My sweet baby girl. Courtney is absolutely a blessing from God. I know I say that so often but only because it's true. She always makes me smile and laugh all the time. She is amazing and growing way too fast. Here are a bunch of pictures I've taken of her lately.

Each year, Shiloh Christian puts on a Grandparents Day show. The 3rd graders put it on so this year Ethan was in the show. They did a Wizard of Oz theme with the golden road leading to God. It was done really well and was cute. Paul's parents have made it a priority to fly out for Grandparents Day and are close to the 'furthest traveled' for the day. This year my parents came out too. We had a lot of fun and Ethan really enjoyed having his grandparents there. We all went bowling afterward at Fast Lanes. I will spare you all the photos from that event. :-)
Here is Ethan doing his 'freestyle' dance...the sprinkler.

Ethan and Andy were asked to help hand out flowers.
Becoming Martha Stewert. I had a blast learning how to sew. Ok, that may sound weird but I really have wanted to learn for a long time. Finally, I got the chance. When my parents came out for Grandparent's day I had my mom bring her sewing machine because I really wanted to make Courtney a nap mat for KDO. She did and she taught me to sew. She explained what we were going to do, she set up the sewing machine and she sewed an inch...stopped....and then it was my turn. Ok, seriously. Not what I expected. But I managed to do the rest with her guidance. I think it turned out pretty cute for a first timer. Courtney loves it, which is ALL that matters and has consistently taken naps at KDO since it's been done.

The End