Friday, March 20, 2009

Ava's 9-Month Photo Shoot

I can't get over how beautiful/cute/wonderful my niece looks in her 9-month photo shoot! One of my older sister's best friends (I just call her friend), Brandelyn, is a photographer, who I have mentioned on this site a number of times. And seriously, if you live anywhere near the Atlanta area you have to hire this woman. She did photos of me and my sisters and the babies for Christmas and she does all of Ava's photoshoots. Including Steph's maternity shoot, Ava's one-month shoot and now, the 9-month (actually 10-month) shoot.

Brandelyn is the best photographer I know, and she does all types of lifestyle photography, including maternity, family, children, weddings and engagements. And just let Brandelyn (she also goes by Brandy) know you heard it here first.

Check out Ava's slideshow here (make sure you have your sound on - there's a sweet song on in the background).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nola, the Runner

You have to watch this video of my niece, Nola, in the Baby Einstein my sister and I got her for Christmas. She doesn't so much bounce as she runs in place. I know I'm prejudiced, but she is one of the sweetest and prettiest babies I have ever seen.

Love the pursed lips and chubby legs!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Couldn't you just die?

My little nieces make every day so much better, even if the only way I see them is through the photos my mom sends me almost every day. Thank you, mama.

Ava loving on Nola with mama (grandmama) in the background.



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Love & Hate Tuesday

As inspired by Zandria.

Love: My boyfriend, Cam. I love Cam for many reasons, but one thing I especially love is his thoughtfulness. This past Saturday was my 'Champagne Birthday' and he made it incredibly special by planning the whole day. It began with some incredible presents (I'll have to 'show' y'all later), a lunch with my family and then a huge party at his house, where he did all the cleaning, cooking, set-up, etc.

Hate: Uncertainty. With economic times the way they are and with no end in sight (hi, no optimism about this today!), my financial situation is very stressful. While money isn't everything, the inadequacy I feel right now because of my lack of funds, and my inability to create any, is a burden I feel buried under.

Love: Lindt Lindor Truffles Stracciatella. Kole received some of these for her birthday in January and I couldn't get over how good they were.

Hate: Brussel sprouts. Seriously. Why would anyone eat them?!

Love: Living with one of my best friends and loving every minute of it. Everyone needs a Kole.

Hate: When people make fun of other people. While I have been guilty of this myself, it actually makes me feel sick when I listen to other people mock individuals. And some times what we hate the most, are things we hate about ourselves.