Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Clines's Photo Shoot

I absolutely had a blast working with the Clines, and hope my pictures live up to what amazing people and wonderful friends they are!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Tomazewski's

I just did Kelsey's senior pics this year, and after taking those pictures, her mother asked if I would take some family portraits when everyone was in for Kelsey's graduation.  It was an eventful night for pictures.  We started at the beach hoping for some portraits there, but it was just far too windy and the tide was in so there just wasn't much beach to work with.  So needing a place I suggested my standby place of Sugar Mill Gardens, and we get there only to find out that the gardens had locked the gates an hour before we got there!  I was so frustrated, but after taking a quick look, realized that outside the gate was a cute little bench, and the setting wasn't that bad after all.  Here are some of the results... BTW...her grandparents are just TOO cute!  They are such a fun and sweet family, and I just love them!

Friday, April 30, 2010

New Link to Lachlan's Journal

So I found this REALLY cool website that I WISH I had known about when Iain was born, but just found out about today.   I love it because not only can I blog about my boy, but it also lets me update his medical records, upload pictures, as well as give a timeline etc... I can also order a book of everything I have added to the site...pretty neat I think!  If you want to take a look-see... just click on this entry title!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

He's Here!

Wednesday morning I walked into Iains room to wake him up and send him to daycare, pretty well knowing at some point during the day (or evening ) that Lachlan would finally make his way into the world.  So I decided to ask Iain a couple of all important questions.  It went something like this...
Mommy: "Hey, are you ready to meet baby brother?"
Iain: an emphatic "Uh-HUH!!"
Mommy: "Iain, do you know how baby brother is going to get here?"
Iain: " BIG white dodge!!!" (dodge being his word for truck)
Mommy: "And who will drive the truck?"
Iain: "Big green frog!"

Sometimes I wonder... =)

So anyway to get to the real point here, about 6am on Wednesday I started to feel those annoying crampy contractions that you can't really measure, but you know what they are.   So I got Iain ready for school and took him there, by the time I got home at about 9:15 I knew the contractions were for real... I was able to measure them at 2 minutes apart and lasting about 30 seconds... by 10:30 they were 2 minutes long and 1 minute and 30 apart, so I called my OB's office and they said to go ahead and get checked... so we picked up Allen at 11:20, and stopped back at the house to get our bags and headed to the hospital, knowing this was the time Allen got back to the car there was no talking through my contractions anymore, as I could tell things were moving quick, so we head on our way, with me in the front seat trying my best to guide Mom to the hospital...  Can I just say riding in the car with my Mom when she has NO IDEA where we are going and under stress is completely UNBEARABLE while in labor!!! (sorry Mom!) Trying to give directions while in transition contractions...unreal... I wanted to scream...

All I know is thank God we made every green light, if we hadn't, we may have been having little man in the parking lot instead of inside the hospital.... we got there at 12:00ish (I honestly wasn't too aware of the time understandably.), and went straight to triage where I was measuring 5cm... by the time I left triage and got the the second floor and in my delivery room (5 minutes tops) they measured me at 9cm!!   I just remember the nurses SCRAMBLING to find a delivery team, and me dying to push... with them telling me to breath through and and not push... ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  This kid was making his way outta' there and all we needed was someone to catch him!  All I could think was let me push this baby out NOW... anyway when all was said and done, Lachlan Archer was born at 12:39, after only 20 minutes of pushing.  WAY better than the 2 hours of pushing I had with Iain!  There was no time to think of pain meds, so this was completely au naturale... and it really wasn't that bad...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

sneak peek

So I am really trying my darndest to get these pictures for my AWESOMELY patient seniors... and I just wanted to show off a little sneak peak of the poster some pics I have done for a couple of them... I obviously have a lot more, but this is all I have time to post for now.  I sure hope they like them... I do!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Day at the Zoo!

So, now that I am getting a little closer to little man #2 getting here, I am getting a little bit more sentimental about the time I spend with Iain.  Last night, I was thinking about how he just turned 3 years old, and how this time has absolutely flown by.  It seems like he has been in my life forever, but at the same time it seems like these years have passed in the blink of an eye.  It is amazing how quickly life speeds up when children come into our lives, and I want to make the most out of these last 6-7 weeks we have with Iain before another little guy starts to take some of that attention too. 

So, even though we didn't necessarily have the money to do it, we decided we would make a way to find ourselves at the zoo.  Iain absolutely loved porcupines, the jaguar and the snake house.  He kept talking about the BIG kitty cat and how it says "meow, meOW!", and the "lirtle nake, and BIG nake" at the snake house and how they like to say "SSSssssssss...."  We even spent time sitting in the middle of the boardwalk learning our letters from the names of donors engraved in the boards, while everyone else walked around us giggling at how funny we were.... it was simply great, even if we were in the way of everyone else!

If I can, I would like to try to do something special like this again before Lachlan gets his eviction notice, but even if it isn't anything "big" the rest of this time will be nothing less than special for us all.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I LOVE my boy!

So this morning when I dropped Iain off at daycare, one of his classmates Christopher was coming in with his mommy at the same time, but was obviously having a bad morning.  When we got inside, Iain noticed that Christopher was crying and came up to him and gave him big hugs saying "aww..ok"

Then just a minute later when Chris stopped crying (thanks Iain!) he was trying to get his jacket off... Iain came up to him again and said "I help" and he helped him pull his jacket was absolutely the cutest thing!  He's simply the best, and he's all mine!  =)  =)  =)