Friday, November 27, 2009


It's Photo Friday
Say hello to the cutest dog I know...Our Pom...TWIZZLER
He is usually really fluffy but every couple of months he gets groomed and boy is he cute when he comes back! What do you think?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


This year I am Thankful for

and so is he

I Love You Grandma 

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Success

I want to document this for when shane is older. This morning I went into shane's room to give him his prevacid and  get him changed and ready for breakfast. His diaper was completely dry. He had not gone to the bathroom all night. At first I was worried but then I thought no way he held it. So I took him to the potty and yes another success. He peed again in the potty.  I am now sure the last time was NOT a fluke. This is a sign he is ready to be trained.  Diapers may be a thing of the past very soon I hope :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Love...

I discovered it this weekend!! Hope I don't gain back the 5 pounds I just lost.

Friday, November 20, 2009


First I put Shane on the "Big Potty" and he peed. We are so proud and excited. We have been introducing "Potty" to him for a few months now. I have sat him on the potty and we also let him watch us go as well and It seems to be working. Wouldn't it be great if we had him trained by 2 years old!

Second I have decided to do Photo Friday. Every Friday I will be posting a different random photo.
What better than to start with my Little Guy.

Today's Photo is of my son Shane and his favorite"friend" Elmo.

 What is your kids favorite friend?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Photo Preview

I shot some adorable girls this past weekend.

Here are some of my favorite shots


For all my readers. Is anyone interested in learning about photography? Leave me a comment if you would be interested in learning some basics. I might just blog some of my secrets!

Friday, November 13, 2009

What a week

Everyone but my dad and Shane have been sick this week. I believe its the weather.  Phil had to take a sick day yesterday and half of one today.  On the up side Shane saw his new doctor today and Phil was able to go.  Shane is maintaining growth of weight, height and head. She is pleased and was extremely impressed with how social he was and how well he talked.  We have a smart boy on our hands and a boy he is climbing on everything and the energy he has is unreal. We do have to keep him on prevacid until further notice as he is still vomiting to much. She told us ideally he should have been better by a year old but she has patients who are severe like Shane that are 5 and 6 and still vomiting.  We are hoping to get the ok in the future to wean him off the prevacid (as we don't want him to become dependent on them) but right now he is not ready. 

We are very happy he is a growing happy toddler and believe me he is a joy to be around.
He has Personality +   :)

We are looking forward to the upcoming holidays !!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Today is your big day.  Right now they are mapping out your heart and soon the will begin your risky procedure. I am praying for you and hoping for the best outcome possible.

Great News...Because of a doctors quick and unconventional thinking they were able to go through baby S's aorta and the ablation was successful...something never done before but it worked and the doctor is 99 percent sure the extra pathway will not return and that Baby S can live a normal life free of medications and SVT attacks. 

Thank you God :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Digging Deeper

So I have been following a fellow blogger. Her son is a year old. He was born with a very bad heart condition and he has spurts of going into SVT.  They have now flown to a hospital in Boston that has the best doctors in the US for Baby S's Condition. He almost died a few days ago and he now requires a procedure called an ablation that could help him but is also risky for his age. It could kill him or leave him relying on a pacemaker for the rest of his life.  God am I praying for this little guy. My heart aches for this family.

So this morning I woke up and went to Shane's room to find a pool of vomit at his bedside. When this happens I get quite upset and frustrated.  Why does my little guy have to suffer...will he ever be able to eat normal and wake up without vomiting or having to rely on medication.  This morning was different as I thought of baby S and his mom and I realized I had to dig a little deeper.

This morning I choose to be thankful instead of angry.  As I cleaned up, I became thankful that Shane is not dead or in the hospital on a feeding tube. Thankful that I can stay home with him and that although he can't eat normal foods like other toddlers his age and that I clean up a lot of vomit, he is thriving is every other way. I am so thankful that Shane is happy and that he is loved by so many awesome people. Thank you God for giving me such an amazing Little Boy!

Thank you Baby S for helping me dig a little deeper. Get well soon!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

4 years ago...

4 years ago yesterday my husband and I went on our first date.  4 years ago my mother sent me a best friend and the best husband a girl could ask for. How do I know because a few months before our first date I talked to ( prayed to)  my mom and asked her to help me find the man I was supposed to marry. I told her I was ready to settle down, be married and have children of my own.  I know she played a huge part in me finding Phil because November 4th is my parents wedding anniversary and 4 years ago 11-4-05  I met my husband.  I truly believe it was her way of telling me she believed he was the right person for me and that he had her approval. 

I just want to say how grateful I am for 4 years ago because the last 4 years have been the best 4 years of my life.  How lucky am I to be so happy and to have such a wonderful partner in life.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

1yr Anniversary =The Smith's

Our best Friends just celebrated their 1 year wedding anniversary...I did a quick (very quick) photo session with them today. The lighting was bad as it got dark very quickly so I was only able to get a few shots.  I will be shooting them indoors in the next few weeks.  Here is the best image from the "mini" shoot.  Congrats Sherry and Nate! You are such a great couple and so in love.


We had a Great Halloween. There is no way Phil and I would have missed taking our little guy out trick or treating! Shane got lots of candy and even more Snacks. People were really great about having things like animal crackers or pretzels to hand out to the little ones. We are happy he got some snacks he can have. We are going to allow him 1 or 2 pieces of candy (how can you not after how cute he was and how good he did) but we don't want to upset his stomach or have him develop 7 cavities by the time he is 5.

Here are some pictures of our little Monkey :)

He did say treat and wave bye-bye to people!