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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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My baby boy turned one yesterday! I baked him a giant, chocolate cupcake to celebrate, but he was more interested in the candle.

Hayden is One

Once we blew the candle out, he lost interest and actually seemed to think that the cake itself was really gross. He was very unhappy sitting next to it and even kicked it a few times to move it away.

Hayden is One

Of course we acted like fools trying to get one good, happy photo, but this is the best smile we could coax out of him.

Hayden is One

He did eventually try a bite and hated it so there weren't any cake eating photos. He got his feet covered in icing though and ended up getting his second bath for the day. Baths are his favorite thing to do so that was definitely his favorite present.
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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Monday, March 22, 2010
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My little baby is growing up too fast! He has more than doubled his birth weight and is sitting up now. I pulled out the old scale that I used for newborn photographs so that I could document the change.

Before anyone asks... I did not let him balance up there on his own, but I edited my arm out of the photograph.

Oh How Quickly They Grow


Here are a few photographs that we took outside on Saturday.

Oh How Quickly They Grow

Oh How Quickly They Grow

Oh How Quickly They Grow

I do have some wedding stuff to post too, but I have albums and orders to finish up before I get around to it.
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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Saturday, February 13, 2010
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Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.  
~Elizabeth Stone


Happy Valentines Day

Whether you're recently engaged or have been married for decades, I hope that everyone takes the time this weekend to reflect on how important your loved ones are and to let them know what they mean to you. In my opinion, our relationships are really what make life so rewarding and wonderful.
I am especially blessed to share my life with a wonderful husband and a perfect little baby. My days are filled with so many wonderful moments now, but some of my favorite come just as Hayden is waking up - when he looks at me with complete adoration and joy like I am the most important person in the world. His love is so pure and magical. I wish that all love could be so simple.

Happy Valentines Day

Here are a few more recent photos that I love. These next two are such "Hayden" looks.

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

Sometimes he'll just sit and stare at his hands as if they are the most amazing new discovery, but he's also in love with his feet.

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Sunday, January 31, 2010
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I hope that everyone is enjoying the snow. Marcus was a little disappointed that we didn't actually get snowed in as predicted, but I rather enjoy getting the benefits of the snow without all the hassle. Hayden still can't sit up on his own, but I found a way to get a photo of him in the snow. He wasn't all that impressed, especially when his hand got wet and cold, and he was ready for a nap once we got back inside.

I love this little red sweater and hat (great for hiding his bald head) that I got from Gymboree's after Thanksgiving sale. I originally got it for his visit with Santa which never happened so we decided to do some family photos instead. I'm not a big fan of everyone matching (all white shirts with jeans for instance), but I do like when there's a color scheme so we went with red and brown. In hindsight, I'm thinking that the blue jeans weren't the best choice. Always remember to wear a complete outfit for photo sessions because your pants (and even socks and shoes) may show.


Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Let It Snow
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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Friday, December 25, 2009
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I hope that everyone is having a happy holiday!

I'm sending out my warmest wishes to everyone but especially to those who are missing loved ones today. Whether they have passed away, are fighting in the military, or are just living across the country, you are connected to those that you love and carry a part of them with you wherever you go. May we all find some peace and comfort this holiday season.

He was more of a birthday present than a Christmas present, but this is my favorite gift that I received this year.

Merry Christmas

If that was the "before" photo then the next photograph must be the "after". This is how I feel after cooking, eating, and opening presents.

Merry Christmas

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