About a year ago, I suffered through a pretty intense trauma that scarred both me and my entire family. Part of me can’t believe that I haven’t composed a post since Easter, and the other part of me sees that I stepped out of the spotlight for awhile to take care of myself during the anniversary of when I received this wound.

The good news is, I successfully made it through the flashbacks, the memories, and every thing else the flooded over me last month. I am also happy to announce that I launched my photography business and put together a portfolio of family portraits.

I wanted to give you guys a sneak peak of what my work will look like from here on out.

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and because my own children hate posing for me, I have enlisted the help of Matt Seal Jr. A professional whom I have had a photography crush on for a couple years. I am excited to have some one else be behind the camera, and to finally update our family portraits to include Cora.

That’s the update I have for you, and you can expect more posts from me this month now that i am feeling well and consoled again.

Pregnancy Announcement Outtakes.

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know my family is expecting baby #2 this February! In classic blogger/Pinterest fashion, I got to work right away on a cute announcement.

This first try resulted in this photo, a very unhappy big sister. Which was comical enough to warrant saving, but not what I wanted for our Social Media debut:

Next, I tried doing a photoshoot with her in this amazing “Big Sister” shirt from Though the shirt is cute, the foil lettering made the actual shirt hard to read in the pictures due to the reflecting sunlight. Also, said sunlight made our little Sugar Plum squint in every frame. This turned out to be our best shot, but I hated how I left a lawn chair in the background… FAIL. 

One day, baby got into our cabinet filled with Disney Infinity toys. That got me thinking, there’s got to be a whole Disney family among those figures…. Yes, The Incredibles! Lucky for me, we had the mom, the dad, and the big sister. It was perfect! This is what our final announcement looked like:


I set it as my cover photo, so I can display it until the baby comes.

I hope you got a laugh at my other picture fails! If you didn’t catch it on facebook already, I had posted my favorite picture fail of all earlier in the week… I call it, ‘Mom Selfie: Interrupted’