Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
A few weeks ago I debuted this mini-photoshoot of a dear preggo friend, and today exactly one month before the big day, I got to do their “official” shoot. You may remember them from last September and this shoot, (C/B: can y’all believe it was almost a year ago!?)
Before I get to that, they also gifted me with a mini-shoot of my own. In her mini-shoot, I took pics of her in a field of what would bloom to be cotton. I am in love with cotton in bloom. It just looks so cool! So, for the last while I have been dreaming of getting our shots in that field! At the shoot today they took pics of us in the field, (as well as at another site where I did some pics for them). All of these pics were not on my camera, and I will not get them until Sunday, (no patience here!!), but I thought you would like to see a sneak peek from my camera, (I got just a handful).So, yes, she is crying, (cried the whole time), but how beautiful is this shot?! The colors, the sky, the clouds, the cotton, the flowers, her dress, (which I made)- I love it all! I will be returning soon with my BFF to get some more and hopefully Ms. Beauty will not cry.
I am an amateur photographer. Visit my business blog here. Disclaimer: I love to add artwork like below, but when I give you your disc, I also include the originals so if you are not a fan of the artwork, you do not have to keep it. :)
One last thing before we get to the pics, Brooke is 8 months pregnant, (exactly one month from her due date today), and look how tiny she is!! Please do not send her hate mail- it is not her fault God gifted her in that way! ;)
Without any further adieu:
These next two are so beautiful they hurt me. They are the same shot, one in B&W... I couldn't pick which one I liked better so I posted both....
They came to visit us in the hospital this last go round, and were there when we got released, so we got to go to dinner with them that night. Fun! :)
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Today we went to get them and there was only one pair left! Thankfully it was my size! I was excited and mentioned it to the sales girl and she corrected me: they weren't the last pair at the store, they are the last pair in the company (so maybe that's why they weren't online?)!
They also make this style in black and red and I want both! Now I already have black glitter ones, but I would settle for the red. ;) Needless to say at the news of how coveted my white ones were, it increased my lust for the red ones! Oops!
I just couldn't resist the lacey/crocheted look of these shoes! Be sure to check out the Toms website if you are unfamiliar with this stylish charity. :)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
August 4th 2010 we were officially certified as foster parents, and I requested a little black girl aged 0-3.
August 4th 2011 we get to adopt Sweetpea, and I turn 25, ya know, no big deal.
Just today I was making out my birthday wishlist,(for the benefit of my mom and hubs), and I kept coming across adoption stuff for Sweetpea and me. Now I know why. :)
We are having a party for her at our house Saturday August 13th. I told some of you the 12th, but it is the 13th! Literally, this and maybe a few emails is the extent of the invites. If you want to come I want you there! Even if you are a total blog stalker and you want to come, you are invited, (obviously I will need a reference of types to make sure you are indeed a blog stalker and not an actual stalker). ;) Serioulsy, if you want to attend, just comment here, facebook me, or email me, (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I will send you all the info you need!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Anyway, Sweetpea always gets scared and usually cries when she sees the dogs- nothing. Then I left her in the room by herself to test it out, and nothing, (she usually cries the second I begin walking away).
The lethargy and indifference worried me enough to take her to the ER. Her CT showed the cyst is still there, and since she had just had surgery they wanted to transfer her downtown for observation. She started showing signs of going down hill on Friday, but by the evening she seemed to be back to normal, (shunt failure is pretty rapid and doesn’t improve). So we were sent home.
In the last 5 months she has endured 3 surgeries for the cyst- WHY IS IT STILL THERE?
Well, I don’t remember what it was called, but basically her cyst has chambers. When it looked like the cyst went down a few months back it was the chambers shrinking, only for different chambers to fill now. Basically, she will always have this cyst. We will only operate if she goes downhill, because of significant growth/infection. While the cyst is large, it is stable. They will not bother it until it becomes unstable.
Now, besides having to watch her for shunt failure, I am also watching for this cyst. At least I know.
All of her paperwork was submitted and ready to go; we just needed a court date. Well, the judge had a tragedy so dates have understandably been postponed. We were told we could expect a date before mid-August. Pray we get a date soon!! I have already begun decorating for her adoption party and I would like to put a date on my calendar for it.
The party is open to anyone and everyone who knows us in person or just because of this blog. Consider this your invitation. :)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
We were at Walmart earlier and I saw this princess phone and I let her see it to see if she'd like it. I took it away to see how she'd react and she was not happy. Since I knew it was a hit I bought it for her. :)
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Good thing: they are using her new name, even if its not legally changed yet. Filling in that name instead of her other name makes me smile. :)
oh, and still no word from her adoption lawyer. Grrr
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
We had quite the weekend. We cut our vacation short because we got a phone call from our neighbor- another neighbor hit our house.
Yes, he hit our house.
We came home to asses the damage. It wasn't too bad, and thankfully we were not home. Our neighbor is alright as well. He had a mini-stroke and blacked out at the wheel- prayers appreciated for his recovery.
While this experience was inconvenient on many levels, I am in awe of God's sovereignty and grace. Our street is always full of children and he easily could have hit one of them instead of our house. Praise God! We could have been home and could have been in his path. Praise God! The what-ifs and Praises are endless!
My title will make a little more sense in a second, I promise. :)
So I have been on the fence about my hair. This is no news to y'all. As you saw, last week, I had my BFF dye it brown for me cause the color was annoying me. I have zero patience, I tell ya. I planned on not cutting my hair until after Sweetpea's adoption. I made it a week...
Last night at 3 am, (after watching the Cosby show all night), I gave into temptation and gave myself bangs.
By 3:30, I cut it all off! I knew the worst thing that could happen would be that I would need to see a professional today. Luckily, I did not need to make said appointment yet. :)
Halfway through.... I usually don't do funny face pics, but seriously, I practically have a mullet here! lol
H 2 OH
I had two posts with H names, (house and hair)- so 2 Hs that make you go, "OH!" ;)