Monday, April 26, 2010

It was a crazy busy weekend...and I *loved* it!

The last several days have been kind of a blur. 

Go to scrapbook retreat...
Complete all of my OA projects and 2 MR layouts...
Finish some MR embellies for the add-on kit...
Go to bridal shower...
Pick up crew and bring them to visit the girls at the retreat...
Take them back home and return to the retreat...
Take pictures of my OA projects...
Pack up projects and supplies...
Head back to Heather's to take a few pictures of my little Jellybean...
Be rude and nod off while there - sorry!
Go home and fall asleep before editing my OA pictures - crud!
Get pictures edited, write up the supply list, and e-mail everything to OA.
Double-check to make sure e-mail goes through...

Like I said - crazy busy.  But, I *loved* every minute of it!  =)

Here is a picture of my little Jellybean.  He loved to wriggle down until he was nearly in a ball.  He hadn't had a nap and it was pretty gloomy out, but we were still able to get a few good shots.  Enjoy! <3


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day!  We've made some progress, but we have a long way to go.  One of my personal goals for this year was to be more green.  I believe that it's the little things that will make a difference.  Instead of throwing my leftover paper scraps into the trash, I add them to my recycling bin.  I drink bottled water at work, but I use the same bottle every day and refill it from our water jug.  Take time today to be a little more green by recycling something that you would normally throw away or by buying a reusable shopping bag for your groceries.  Have a happy green day!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

He's here!

At long last, Wyatt Henry Hahn has arrived!  He made his entrance on Thursday, April 15th, weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces, and is 20 inches of absolute cuteness!!  He loved to curl into the crook of my neck when I was holding him, and he makes the most adorable chirping/squeaking sounds when he sleeps.  He just melts my heart!  Below are a few of the pictures that I took yesterday.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

a little sneak of Miss "E"

Here's a quick little sneak of Miss "E's" pictures from this last Saturday.
Thanks again, Cris, for allowing me to photograph Miss "E's" first year. <3


Saturday, April 10, 2010

My, how she's grown!

I am taking "E"s 12-month photos tomorrow afternoon, and I can't wait!  I absolutely *love* spending time with this little angel!  I was going through the pictures we've taken over the last year to make this little collage as a surprise for Mommy & Daddy - I can't believe how she's grown!  I feel so blessed and honored to have been asked to help document her young life.

Happy Birthday, "E"!


Friday, April 9, 2010


You will notice some changes over the next few weeks.  I am going to be reformatting the blog so that it is more reflective of me and my current interests and endeavors.  Some of the links with be changing - at least the organization of them.  All of this is probably going to require me to spend some serious time at Starbucks with a *strong* latte close by, I'm sure.  For some reason, I just focus better there.  So, stay tuned for the construction zone! ;)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

he's almost here!

I was graciously reminded by my bestie that I haven't posted any sneaks of her maternity pics.  I was a little surprised that my fairly conservative friend would want her belly pics posted on my blog.  Thrilled, but surprised.  So, Heather, here you go!  I picked a few of my faves.  I hope you like them.  I can't wait to meet my little jellybean next week! <3


A quick update. And my other little secret...

I have the flu.  And, it sucks.  There really isn't any other way to put it.  It started yesterday afternoon with  terrible nausea and aches & pains so bad that I almost cried on the way out to my car after work.  Then the fever set it, spiked, and broke.  Thank heavens!  I still feel a little achy, but TONS better than 24 hours ago.  I think I'll get a flu shot next year.

So, for my other little secret...

I am ecstatic to announce that I have been chosen to be Midnight Rooster's Design Team Coordinator!  I have truly missed having the monthly challenge of scrapbooking with a deadline (crazy, I know!) and can't wait to get my fingers on these yummy yummy kits!  And, I am *so* looking forward to getting to know and working with all of these very talented ladies!!

So, "Congratulations!" to Midnight Rooster's Design Team:
Charity Hassel
Emily Spahn
Jill Cornell
Jing-Jing Nickel
Keri Babbitt
Kirsty Wiseman
Wendy McKee

Thanks, Tobi & Janelle!  I'm SO glad to be part ot the MR Team!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Miss "E" is 1!

Here are a couple of pictures of "E" at her birthday party.  I can't believe she's one already!  Who gave her permission to grow up? ;)

She had fun playing with her sunglasses, but she couldn't quite figure out what they were really for.

I was playing with a couple of different filters on this last one.  I used "soft autumn glow" on the center picture and "cross processing" on the third.  I like the funky vintage/polaroid effect that they give.  What do you think?


Monday, April 5, 2010

My first little secret...

Okay.  I was given permission to share my first little secret.

So...  Late last fall, I posted a few of my layouts in the public gallery of October Afternoon's blog.  No reason, really.  I was just interested in getting some feedback.  And I did.  I received an e-mail from their design team coordinator asking if I would give them permission to use (one of) my layouts on their blog.  I was absolutely elated!  So, long story short...  Instead of being featured on their blog, I've been asked to be their guest designer for the month of May!!  I could not be happier!!  My box of scrapbook goodies came in the mail last Monday.  I seriously squealed out loud when I opened it.  Such absolute yumminess!  I can't wait to start scrapping with it!!  I'm not able to post my projects here until after they've been posted on OA's blog, but I'll be sure to take a couple of pictures of all my wonderful goodies for you. ;)

I'll share my other little secret with you later this week, so stay tuned...