Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Family Pictures

We got some family pictures taken right after Hayden turned 11 months.  I was so nervous. Some of my thoughts preparing for this were:
"What are we gonna wear?"  "Holy crap, I am soooo not photogenic" "I haven't lost all my baby weight yet, ewww... think skinny thoughts."  "Make sure Hayden doesn't run into anything or fall so he wont have a big old bruise or scratch on his face for pictures."  "Please dont snow, please dont snow..."  Thanks so much Shannon for doing our family pictures.  I love them so much.  It is so great to have pictures of my little family.  And natural pictures of us, they aren't overly posed.  Its like we are just all out on a date, having fun and she was able to capture all our personalities.  My bestest friends from CA, Erin and Emily gave the shoot to me for my bday in MAY!(they are the best, and it was the most thoughtful gift ever.  love you girls!)  But with Cory being gone for 5 months of this past year(I know right? 5 months! Im surprised we are all still alive.  I guess it's true, 'what doesn't kill ya, makes you stronger.')and us moving here there and everywhere it was super hard to schedule.  Thanks for being so flexible with us Shannon.  Everyone should check out her photography site and schedule something with her.  You will not be disappointed :) Go here.

Ok, now this is probably way to many pictures.  But, this is for family far away, and for when I one day make my blog into a book :)  Hopefully you will kinda enjoy them, or at least a few :) I had a hard time deciding between different edits.




sooo cool.

I love this one.

:) I know right?

He has the sweetest little face.....

.............and the bluest eyes ever.
look at my two handsome boys. :)

he seriously has the longest eyelashes ever.





Whew... Thats the last of em... Well not really.  I could go on and on... but I will stop there. 

Christmas will be here in 3 days!  Can you feel it?  Are your crazy excited?  Don't you think Christmas time just feels different.(in Rexburg its -13 sometimes, I know your jealous. ha) I think Christmas even smells different.  I adore it.  I think we are ready... for the most part.  And then Hayden's first birthday is 3 days after Christmas.  So so sooo weird that my baby will be 1.  Then he really wont be my baby anymore.  I remember this time last year...ahhh I was as big as a whale(no seriously, I was huge), I was huge, major swollen like a giant water balloon, I had no ankles, I could no longer sleep in my bed because my heartburn was so bad, I ate tums like tic tacs, I peed every 5 min and was so miserable I would have done anything or paid anyone to get my baby out of me!  And now my baby is so big and grown up, he is such a little boy now.  I will go on about all the new fun and hilarious things he is doing in one of my next posts when I do one  about his birthday and being one.  Be prepared to laugh really hard, cause he is hilarious, he has such a fun personality.  Also be prepared for me being entirely to sappy, and probably emotional about him growing up.(you've been warned.)  I decided to do a puppy themed party, since his very best friend is his little white and blue spotted dog.(you will see him in a few of the pictures above and have probably noticed him in previous posts.)  Cory and I are just going to have a little party the three of us the day of his actual birthday and then when we see my family on New Years we will have a bigger family party.  I think I am going to attempt these: http://www.parents.com/recipes/cooking/kid-friendly-food/decorate-playful-puppy-cupcakes/ and either this: http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/dog-birthday-cake-recipe.html#c5 or this: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/blue-puppy-cake-704443/  or a combo of the two but white and blue like his dog... pray for me.  I hope I can make it a special day for him.  I love him so much, and I feel so blessed to be his mommy.

I hope everyone is already! Santa comes in just a few days :) Happy Holidays!


Michelle said...

I love your family pictures!!! You guys are so cute! I love Hayden's little smile! I just want to squeeze his cheeks! So adorable! :D

Jacob and Emily said...

I love your family pictures they are really cute! I can't believe how big Hayden as gotten. He's adorable!

Chaleese said...

I love your pictures! Your family is so cute. You look so beautiful. Your little guy is so so darling. I hope you have a very merry Christmas!!!

Jennifer and Jeff said...

I vote for the second cake idea. Way cute!