Friday, May 30, 2008

My how time flies....

Grabbed a few shots at the park yesterday for the birthday party bash on Sunday... He looks SO big to me in these pictures!!! They stopped me in my tracks when I opened them - I guess my little baby is really growing up to be a handsome little boy! Good thing there's another baby on the way to calm that baby fix ;)

Love you with all my heart Jackson,



this is the face you get when you see the train going buy -- "Listen" he was saying..."I see Emily and Thomas!"... silly boy!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

so busy and so behind on blogging!

not even sure where to begin!

It's been a crazy last few weeks... Grams came up from Florida to visit and we took HUNDREDS of picture while she was here! Jackson had the time of his life showing Grams the orchard with the animals, the big dinosaur at the Museum of Science, getting to sit in the big fire truck, and most of all - playing THOMAS of course!! Grams was sweet enough to set up jacksons tracks and everything - he was thrilled every morning to wake up and go into Grams room -- 'Grams Play' he'd say before anyone had even had coffee yet!! I promise to put some of those shots up - we have so many from the week!!

After that it was a few days of family vacation! We headed up to North Conway, NH for a few days - we got to see the trains and did a lot of swimming. Jackson had never been swimming before (besides once when he was a baby and doesnt remember!) so we were excited to see how he'd like it... boy was he funny! He wasn't sure if it was fun or not and then once he realized he was safe he thought it was the best - He looked so cute in his little swimmy - floaty thing and his little bathing suit -- images to follow here too!

Once we got home from vacation it was a bit of crazyiness between Rick working and my sessions but we survived the week! Then I got to hangout with my good friend Keri at the Bellies and Babies tour with Sandra Puc' - It was so fun - I even got to be the pregnant model and got a free DVD!! Thanks for the help Molly girl - Pays to be pregnant!!

I also had the chance to spend the day with Denise and Ed as I shot their wedding on Sunday in Groveland, MA. It was a beautiful day and everything was stunning - Although Denise is my doctor, she was like one of my girlfriends the day of her wedding - she looked beautiful and the newlyweds were just so happy! Thanks for letting me share in your day guys - I promise pictures are coming soon!!

We've spent the last few days just getting things together for the big BIRTHDAY BASH this weekend! I have to tell you I was in HEAVEN this evening.... we came home to a SPARKLING CLEAN HOUSE!! We had our cleaning lady come today so things could be in order for the party and honestly, I felt like a kid in a candy store! We've had a good friend of ours clean for us when I was pregnant when jackson but this is another friend of a friend who will be coming back throughout this pregnancy and I could just give her a hug right now! I was almost jumping up and down my house was so clean - even Rick said so! I'm THRILLED things are clean and away... now lets just pray it stays that way until Sunday! hehe...

Well its back to organizing and editing for a bit - I promise a post with pictures soon..

Thanks for checking in - The craziness is about to subside--- at least for the time being ;)

Lots of hugs to my loyal blog readers!!


Monday, May 12, 2008

:::::DRUM ROLL :::::::

we're all VERY excited!!

K, R, & J!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Beautiful...

is all about being a mom.

I dreamed about it since I was 5. I always wanted to be a mommy. That's even what I told people when they would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up. I believe being a mommy is the greatest job in the world.

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank God for blessing me with the gift of being someone's mommy. Not just anyone's mommy, but Jackson's mommy. From the moment I knew I was pregnant I knew I had been chosen for this special little life and it began to shift my thinking... Little did I know just how much my thinking would change...

I no longer wanted to know what was the latest gossip - I wanted to know what was the latest safety tip!
I no longer wanted to buy the prettiest outfit that made me feel good - I felt pretty in jeans and a t-shirt with baby puke down my shoulder!
I no longer longed for the weekend when I could sleep in until whenever I wanted - I longed for the morning when I could run into the crib and pick up that little munchkin to smooch good morning - excited for a new day!
I no longer wanted to go out to dinner for a few hours at a time - losing all track of time - I wanted to race home after a yummy meal to see if I could kiss him goodnight just one more time!
I no longer wanted to live for myself - I realized I would give my life for this child - for my child - for my heart and soul that is living outside of my body...

I love the way his face lights up when I walk into the room and he races across the room yelling 'mommy' like he hasn't seen me in years when in reality I probably just went into his bedroom to get something!
I love that no matter how sad he gets if he trips and falls and kiss on the boo-boo can make it all better and all those tears go away.
I love that even in the middle of the night when im double tired and he wakes up with a bad dream that a snuggle and a little hug can make it alright.
I love that even after telling him not to do do something, he will repeat it right back to me (half the time has he still does it!)
I love that every morning he calls 'mommy' and when I turn on his light in the morning he greets me with an ear to ear grin!
I love that after a stressful hour of *trying* to grocery shop he greets the cashier with a coy smile and says 'hi' as if he knows to turn the charm on after being a nudge the whole time!
I love that he can be a tour guide in the car, pointing out everything we pass until we get to where we're going.
I love that I can watch my mom with her first grandchild.
I love that I know what it means when someone tells me I have such a gift.
I love that I understand things my mom taught me on a new level... on a mother level.
I love that I have been given the gift to be the mommy to such an amazing, unbelievable, unique, joyful, beautiful boy..

I am so blessed to be given the chance to be a mommy to another blessing in just a few short months!

Thank you for picking me - I love you Jackson. You have made all my dreams come true.

Happy Mother's Day to all my favorite mommies... Hugs and Blessings to all of you...


Taking bets....

leave your guess in the comment box below! I'll report back to let you know who is right! :)


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It takes a little rain to make a rainbow!

After 2 hours of this:


I got to spend the next hour and a half with these faces!!!!!!



At first I was annoyed - I was going to be late after leaving with plenty of time - blah blah.. but the more I sat there the more I realized this must be something awful going on. Come to find out- There was a terrible accident which gave anyone on 95 South 2 hours of stopped traffic. I felt terrible and decided to just enjoy the quite time to myself and send positive energy to whomever was in that accident. We were all in 'park' for a while and every so often we'd inch along... after 2 hours I finally got to the rest stop and ran in to pee... FOX25 news was there interviewing people as they walked in about sitting in the traffic... I dodged that like a bullet -- pregnant lady in 2 hours of traffic who REALLY had to pee... not a nice person to interview!!! Anyways- shortly after that, things got moving and I got to where I needed to be. All I could think of was the poor people in the accident.. it must have been terrible. I said a few prayers for them as I continued on my way. Sitting in all that traffic was worth it to get to hang out with such good friends - and such adorable kids to boot!

I can't believe Ry and C-man are so grown up! Ry - one of jacksons good friends (who's mom just happens to be one of my best friends!) is going to be 3 in just another week and a half! I feel like he was just born! And then C-man made his entrance to the world last August! My how time flies...

Tonight we got to hang out at this very cool park - the Larz Anderson Park -- I can't wait to go back - and Lucky for me I have a session there on Saturday! ha!

Lis and Dan - thank you guys so much for asking me to capture a few moments of what life was like at these ages of the boys and your family, You know how much we love you and we can't wait to play Thomas the Train! So come on over!! I hope these get you through until the rest of your images are ready! :) We'll be in touch!


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Do you ever see your future?

I swear I'm giving gifts every so often when I am given a glimpse into my future. I'm sitting at Panera doing some work when this elderly couple comes and sits down just across the way from me in the big comfy chairs. The sit together drinking coffee, looking out the window together, holding hands, just enjoying the time together. The gentlemen makes his wife laugh at just about every other sentence - they say hello to people passing by or cleaning around them. After finishing their coffee's they get up - he helps her up - and they clean up and as they leave, he opens the door for her still letting her go first!

I swear that will be my life one day. When the kids are grown up and its just me and my best friend to enjoy time together. I know we'll do that kind of stuff - especially if it involves coffee!

I'm just grateful I made the best decision of my life on January 21, 2006.

I love you Rick.


Monday, May 5, 2008

Look what delivered!

ha! Nope its not the 85mm 1.8 lens thats calling my name BUT it is something just as handsome!


I was working in my office when Jackson came in to 'help' - he grabbed this empty box and sat right down in it! That little boy just cracks me up!

I had my camera right next to my desk and the way he was just standing next to me looking out the window brought tears to my eyes as I realized these quiet moments will be gone one day and I will have to 'remember the time' when his little chubby cheeks fit in his in his tiny chubby hands... those big brown eyes melt my heart every time I look in them....


Attempting a few shots for the birthday card (yep thats right, the big TWO is just a few weeks away - CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!) and in perfect Jackson fashion he wanted nothing to do with the camera... but I happened to catch these few classic moments... if only there was sound for you to hear the 'choo-choo-ing'...


I do love the itty bitty sunlight that was sneaking in the window...

Thats about it on the home front for us .. just a few shots for fun!

Happy Cinco-de-mayo!! :)