Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Blog!

I have moved my blog to I will no longer be using Blogger. I was unable to move all the comments left through instant debate so many posts are showing no comments. If you recently commented, I did get it!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Photo Contest!

I recently stumbled upon this amazing blog called I Heart Faces and was thrilled to see they offered tutorials and contests! As you all know, I am doing everything I can to further my photography experience and I have been entering every contest I can think of. I was so excited to see that there newest contest was called Winter Wonderland. In this contest, we could enter our favorite photo (it has to have a face in it, hence the name of I Heart Faces) and is supposed to have a winter feel.

Well, of course my mind immediately went to our recent snow day. I took a ton of pictures of Josh and decided to enter my first I Heart Faces contest! Above is the picture I chose. Wish me luck and make sure all of you photographer readers enter the contest!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snowed In!

I spent today playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate, watching movies, taking pictures and hanging out with my hottie of a husband. What a perfect day.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Picture Time!

I thought I would take a break from deep, sometimes depressing posts to share some pictures! These pictures were taken in Illinois on a trip to this amazing little store called Pasquesi Home and Gardens. Pasquesi's has everything from home decorations to dog food and treats. The best part about it is you can bring your dogs into the store. We loaded the car up with Piper, Lexy and my mom's dog Roxy. I had a great time walking around and took a ton of pictures. Here are some of my favorites! They had a ton of beautiful birdhouses that I couldn't help snapping a few pictures of.

For my birthday, Josh had flowers delivered and they were so beautiful! I played around with the lighting a bit and managed to get some shots that I thought looked really cool.

Since we don't get much snow in Alabama, I was thrilled to play around in it on Christmas. I snapped a million pictures but haven't had the time to edit them all yet. Here are a couple of the ones I have. The last picture is my parents dog, Sunny. I am pretty sure he was posing for me.

This last picture was actually taken after we got back home from our trip. We gave Piper and Lexy bones to chew on but Piper was just too tired. She wanted to make sure her bone was safe though.

To see more or to see this in a larger size, check out my Flickr page!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Little Fingers and Toes

My really good friend and coworker had her first baby yesterday evening. I wrote about her struggles in a previous post (She is Leslie in that post). Given all that she has been through, I was so relieved to hear she had a healthy baby yesterday. She is one of the most giving and kind people I know and she deserves a healthy baby. I cried so hard when I found out she finally delivered last night because I have never been happier for someone else than I am for her.

Today over lunch, another coworker and I went to visit her in the hospital. I was nervous to see her because I despise hospitals and because I just don’t have a lot of experience with newborns. When we go to the room, her little boy was not there because he was getting checked by the doctors. We sat and talked to my friend and her husband and she looked great, even though she said she was tired and sore.

A few minutes later, the baby was wheeled into the room and everything changed. I was in complete awe of this little tiny thing making strange noises and faces. His father picked him up for a while and then handed him to my coworker. I knew I would get a chance to hold him next and I was terrified. What if I dropped him? What if I held him wrong and he woke up and cried?

My coworker turned to me and asked me if I wanted to hold him. I nodded my head and concentrated on holding him correctly. I could feel myself shaking from the nerves. Once he was in my arms, the nerves were gone and I just stared. My nose filled with the new baby smell and I couldn’t stop staring at him. I have never seen anything so perfect. His little ears, fingers, fingernails, nose, eyelashes, everything was perfect!

The rest of this afternoon, I have struggled to think of anything other than that baby. I can still smell him on my clothes. I can still see his perfect little face in my mind. Yesterday, I would have told you I wanted a baby more than anything in the world. Today, I couldn’t tell you anything without tears falling. To say that I want a baby is a huge understatement.