Saturday, November 17, 2012

I am a glutton for punishment....

So here is my problem.  I get an idea in my head.  It's a nice, pretty original, and doable.  But ME, I can't leave well enough alone.  My juices start to flow, and one by one, new elements come to me to make the idea better, BIGGER.  This goes on and on for a little while, until the idea becomes so grand (or at least it's grand in my head), I can not fathom just letting it go. I absolutely cannot rest until I turn this idea into a reality.  The problem is that I sometimes forget I have 3 kids now and one of them is a newborn.  Like I said, glutton for punishment!

So it all started with this banner my friend and I found on Pinterest.  It was adorable and a great decoration that the kids could help make.  She was wonderful enough to buy all the supplies for it.  We took the kids for a nature walk to collect some items for our banner and came back to her house to put them all together.  We found out very quickly, this was a challenge in itself, bringing 5 kids on a walk and then actually expecting them to glue things onto felt.  Ha!  Needless to say, the moms had to do most of the work.  But, the banners turned out super cute and we were very pleased :)

Now my wheels start to turn. Here's how my brain works:  "Wouldn't it be so cute to take a picture of my kids holding the banner?  We could send it to everyone in the family......Oh, but what would be even cuter is if I did it with lots of leaves around....oh and I could put an indian headress on Eli and a pilgrim bonnet on Landry, but what will Cooper be?   A TURKEY!!!  Then I have to dress the other kids in full garb.  Headwear will not be enough."

SO, I drag the kids to hobby lobby to get all my supplies.  I decide today is the day I am going to make this happen.  I spend all morning getting the costumes ready, trying to convince my kids it will be fun to dress up, and stuffing my pockets full of candy to prepare for full-out bribery.  Nevermind the fact that my house was already a complete disaster and I had a gassy baby on my hands.  I strapped the baby to me with the Moby Wrap, distracted the big kids with playdough, and kept on truckin.

I managed to get the kids dressed with minimal screams and tears, then threw everyone and everything into the van.  We took off to the nearest Nature Trail.  My plan:  Get Cooper set up quickly while letting big kids explore a little, then entice them back with Smarties.  Once they were back, I would convince them to hold up the sign and smile big smiles while I snapped beautiful, glorious pictures. 

And THIS is how is actually went down: "Come back!"  "Too Far!"  "Don't Touch that, it could be poisonous!"  "Don't go over there, there could be snakes"  "Oh no! Cooper's crying" (Paci In) "Come hold the sign, I've got candy!" "Eli, put your feathers back on"  "Hold the sign up higher" "Oh Gah Eli, Put the stick down!"  (Paci out, Paci In) "Come back Eli, I've got candy!  Please!!"  "What about m&m's?"  "Cooper's crying again" "Lan, look this way" (Paci Out) "Everybody say Gobble Gobble" "Snap, Snap Snap" (And pray I got something)

Who's idea was this again??!! 

And here's what we got:

We'll call it a success :)

I'm exhausted.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Heart Faces - Orange

When I had my October Baby, I couldn't rest until I got his picture in the pumpkin patch.  Here he is, 2 1/2 weeks old.  No doubt I went home with the BEST little pumpkin!

See other lovely "Orange" entries here:
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Friday, September 7, 2012

I Heart Faces - Summer Fun

One of our favorite Summer traditions in going to our local splash park where they also sell snowballs! Sometimes we go multiple times in a week.  Here are my kids sitting on the doorstep of the snowball stand, having a ball!!  This picture makes me smile every time I see it!

See more wonderful "Summer Fun" entires here:
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I Heart Faces - Enjoying Life

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge - Favorite

I just edited this photo and fell in love!!  Their joy is so contagious.  You want to jump in that limo and celebrate with them.  They are so excited to know they get to ENJOY the rest of their LIVES together!

See the other wonderful entries here:
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I Heart Faces - "All Boy"

Does this photo even need an explanation?!?!?  I love my boy :)

See other "All Boy" submissions here:
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I Heart Faces - "Hey Girl"

Hey Girl.  I love the way your laugh warms my soul!

See other beautiful "Hey Girl" entries here:
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Callie...{New Orleans, LA Northshore - Child Photographer}

Remember the gorgeous senior, Jess, from a couple of days ago?  Well, apparently good looks run in the family!  Little Callie came along for the ride and had a few shots taken herself, just in time for Easter.  She looks just like a little doll and acts like one too!  Thank you Nicholle for choosing me as your photographer! 

By the way, look how much Callie has grown since our last shoot!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Haas Twins Sneak Peek

There are more where these came from.....

Turner Wedding Sneak Peek

Just a little teaser to get you excited about what is to come.....

Jess - Senior Pictures...{New Orleans, LA Northshore - Senior Photographer}

Jess's sweet sister contacted me about taking some senior pictures for her.   What a perfect opportunity for me since Jess is drop-dead gorgeous and has a real flair for fashion!  Jess and her sister were such great sports trekking all over our state park, getting dressed in old abandoned building, etc.  I think it was well worth it, judging by the beautiful shots we got!  Congrats Jess on your upcoming graduation and thank you for allowing me to capture these special memories for you!

Mr. and Mrs. Meier...{New Orleans, LA Northshore- Wedding Photographer)

I received an email from a bridesmaid a few months back inquiring for her best friend who was getting married.  What a sweet friend to seek me out.  I am so thankful she did, because I would not have wanted to miss this wedding.  It was unforgettable!  I had such a great time photographing the wedding party.  They were so much fun and willing to try anything.  Not to mention the bride and groom oozed with love for one another.  The ceremony was absolutely perfect and they partied all night long afterward.  Thank you Savannah and Alex for choosing me to capture memories of your special day!!