Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween and Such


Business first: Grayson had his one year doctor appointment this week and is doing great. 32 inches tall and 28 pounds!

Also, we just got home from trick or treating, so I decided to share some pictures before I forget...

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 18, 2010

The New Digs

Here by request, photos of the new house...

"Christmas or Wedding Season? Wedding Season!"

I am exhausted after this past weekend, but it's ok- because I had a BLAST! It's always a great honor when a friend asks you to be a bridesmaid in their wedding. I had such a great time with Alexia and Ryan and the rest of the wedding party and family. It was in Beaufort, SC. I lived there for two years and I have to say, I miss it a lot! Especially when I visit. It's so beautiful there... I was nostalgic. Lex and Ryan have been together for 10 years, so it was beautiful to be a part of this day.
Ceremony Location

Me and the Bride at Rehearsal

The Maids

I'm not sure...

The new couple!

Harry and Shantal with their garter and bouquet

Me and Shantal!

Finally ready to go.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Patch!

More than anything else in this world, I love to create memories with my baby boy. Even if he is just a wee thing, I want him to know that I care about small moments, and fun activities, just like my mom always did with us. Because the rest of October is going to be SO hectic, we went ahead and picked out our pumpkin for Halloween, last weekend.

This weekend, I am off to South Carolina to play Bridesmaid! More to come soon....

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Miscellaneous Happenings

It is 46 degrees on St. Simons this morning and I must say, it is WELCOME! My windows are open and my pumpkin candle is burning. I should really try and blog more often so that my "reports" aren't so LONG... Oh well. Here is the latest:

Last weekend, Grayson had his FIRST birthday party- and it was great! We had sweet babies, toddlers, kids and grownups. He got lots of cool toys too! Of course I had a photographer there, so here are my favorite pictures from the event, taken my my good friend Amy Grages...

He actually turned 1 on Tuesday! Time flies, but I have to say I love toddlerhood! He is so much fun.

We have been busy with visits from friends and family (My mom has come twice in a month, thanks to Amtrak!), work, and all the other random events that come up. However, I LIKE busy! Busy is good, as long as you find margin.

As most of you know, we live in an apartment on the back of a house. Well, we got a great blessing this week, as the guy who was living in the house moved out and my landlord offered the house to me and Grayson at a HUGE discount, so that I could afford it. Of course, I accepted! We will start moving over there this week. Same address and everything, but much bigger for us and Grayson will have his own room. I am thrilled.

Sunday, I started the application process of going on a mission trip to Haiti in April. This is something that I have passionately aspired to do for some time, and I finally may have an opportunity. It is still up in the air, as applications must be reviewed etc., but I am praying to be accepted for the trip. I look forward to a life changing experience, and the ultimate chance to help.

I still love my job, and I learn more about photography every day. It also allows me so much time with Grayson, I feel very thankful daily.

In another blog, I think I will elaborate a little on a class I am taking at my church called "Effective Parenting in a Defective World". So far, it has been great. It's also nice to meet other parents in the community.

I will sign off with the best test shot... Ever.