Saturday, July 23, 2011

Trip to Colorado

Earlier this week Piper and I were able to take a trip with my Parents and Sister to Colorado. The main reason we headed to Colorado was to visit Emily's boyfriend in Fort Collins, but we spent the bulk of our trip in Estes Park. I have to say the highlight of the trip was exploring Rocky Mountain National Park.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip taken by my mom and me.



Mary's Mountain Cookies

Outside the Armstrong Hotel in Fort Collins where we stayed our first night






The photo on the left is the Atlantic side of the Continental Divide and the Right is the Pacific side.






Piper Loved the Waffle House

Unfortunately Josh had to work so he wasn't able to come along but we are already planning our trip back!

Guess What!!

We're having another baby!!!
We're due January 23rd so that means I've survived the first trimester. I'm feeling really good other than my sciatic nerve has been acting up. I'm thinking it's time to invest in a good body pillow so if anyone has any recommendations let me know!

Piper's a little confused by the whole thing. She keeps lifting up my shirt and looking into my bellybutton to see if she can see the baby.

So far the baby and I are both real healthy and doing great. Josh, Piper and I are all so excited to welcome the new little one into our lives!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shayne

A few weeks ago I met up with my cousin at the park down the street so I could take pictures of her little girl before she turned 4. It was so much fun to try to capture all of Shayne's personality. She has a lot of spunk and I think it shows in these photos. I also loved the park...it's one of my new favorite places to take photos.

Also today I finally up dated my web address on my website and I also updated some of the photos. Make sure you check it out!!! www.annieotzenphotography.com

Next on the to do list is business cards...









Friday, July 15, 2011

It's been a busy week

so I haven't had a lot of time to blog.

I turned 29 this week and had a great time celebrating with Josh, Piper, my mom and sister!

Piper had her 15 month appointment this week and is still a peanut! She only ways 19.1 lbs.

Our biggest concern at our appointment was that Piper still wasn't walking. Well that is no longer a worry. Piper decided to take her first steps today!!! I'm so proud of her!
video

We also made our first trip to the Sioux Falls Zoo this week. We had so much fun and Piper liked to wave to all the animals.

Piper favorite animals were the monkeys. She spotted them from what seemed like a mile away. As soon as she saw them she started making her monkey noise.

Piper also got to pet a snake, a turtle and a goat. Believe it or not her favorite thing was the snake.

We took the train ride through the Savannah.
Our favorite animal was the ant eater. I don't think either of us had seen an ant eater in person before ant it was very cool!


The zoo was a blast and I'm sure we'll make another trip soon.

I've been very busy taking and editing photos. I'll have a bunch to share in the weeks to come!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hattie's 6 Month Old Photos

Baby Hattie is already six months old! I took Hattie's newborn photos back in December and fell in love with her. She is such a sweet little girl with big blue eyes! I love summer time when I'm able to get outdoors and take portraits but then you do have to deal with the heat. Hattie was such a little trooper and and gave us all kinds of smiles! Such a fun shoot with such a fun little baby.









Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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A 4th of July Party

I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July. Josh had the day off so we decided to throw a little backyard party. My parents, aunt, uncle and cousins were all able to stop over. It was a fun and relaxing afternoon.

Piper had a ton of fun and ate more Cheetos then I thought was humanly possible.

Josh used our new grill to make some yummy burgers and brats.
Piper was also a fan of her Grandma's rice crispy bars.
Everyone had a great time and we can't wait to have another little backyard party.