Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Josh!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful Husband!
I'm so glad I get to spend the day with you!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I love family get togethers. The thing about my family is it's a mismatch of people, some of them are blood relation, some of them are step-family, some them are just friends and some I've never met before. It makes for a fun and interesting time. Today was a wonderful example of one of those get togethers.

Today Piper also had her first taste of turkey.

We all had our fair share of wine.

We had a surprise visit from one of my favorite aunts.

Piper got to meet a cute puppy.

And to top it all off Piper decided to officially start sitting.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm Thankful

I have to admit that this year has not been the easiest but I really do have a lot to be Thankful for.

1. My beautiful healthy Baby Girl
2. The fact that we sold our house
3. The love and support of my family
4. The roof over my head
5. A wonderful husband

I have been truly blessed with love and support from so many people in this past year. Though I may not love relaying on my parents for a place to live or being separated from my husband I know that it's all temporary.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Grandpa the Stylist

This Weekend Piper and I went to the Mall with my parents. My dad decided to shop at The Children's Place and found a pink vest that he thought Piper must have. Of course he couldn't just buy the pink vest, he had to get the whole outfit.
I have to say that Grandpa is a pretty great Stylist!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


I've decided to get on the blog bandwagon and start posting a picture each week for wordless Wednesday. I've done a project365 in the past and I miss it but I can't commit to a photo everyday. Instead I'm going to post my favorite photo from each week. Not my best photo, my favorite. I hope to use this as just another way to grow and improve my photography!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I recently had the pleasure of taking a few senior photos for my little cousin. We had to work fast because we didn't have much time to take pictures before I lost my light .
I loved taking pictures of her and I hope we can get together again real soon for another shoot!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Piper Will Not Sit

It's not that she can't she just wont.

She wants to be on the move but I want her to be able to sit. How is she going to open up Christmas presents?!?

I tried a little experiment today. I read somewhere to put her in a round laundry basket with some toys and a blanket for practice. We played peek-a-boo over the side of the basket and I put on a little puppet show. It was fun for a little bit and then she was ready to creep and roll around again.

What I need to do is find an incentive big enough to get her to sit.
Let me know if you have any ideas!!!

On the Hunt

I have now spent the last two weekends house hunting in Sioux Falls. It's been a lot of fun!!!
Josh and I are not positive if we are ready to buy again this soon. We've been trying to explore our options and when it comes to homes in our price range there are a ton of options.
Each time I drive through an new neighborhood in Sioux Falls or walk through a new home I become more confident that we made the right decision!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The First Snow

Mapleton was one big wet sloppy mess today.
I stayed in, ordered a pizza, listened to tons of This American Life podcasts, made some baby food and relaxed.
The first snow is always the best!

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Anderson Family at Seven Mile Creek

I had the opportunity to do a quick family shoot last week at Seven Mile Creek Park. It was really windy so we found a cozy little picnic area and got some cute shots.
The Anderson's wanted wanted some family shots and some photos with their 2 year old with his tractor. It was a fun little mini shoot and I'm happy with the results!