Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I should watch this everyday! Especially days when Levi's teething and we were up all night. - motherhood: an eternal partnership with god.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Help.

i just read a 500 and something amount of pages in "the help" in 2 days. that tells you how good this was. i absolutely l.o.v.e.d it!!  i'm gonna go see the movie sometime this week now that i finished the book. so ya'll need to quickly read it and we can go see it together. k? good, now get reading it!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Niche.

Hey everyone! I've been so busy doing hair lately and getting asked so many questions. I decided to finally make a blog with tips, tricks, and product reviews etc.. Ive also started doing hair full time at home and the blog will help show prices and my specials going on. So FOLLOW me and watch for some giveaways!

Go and check it out!

Monday, August 22, 2011

murray weekend

The Murray family got together this weekend and here's a few pictures.
The hay bale one didn't work with so many shadows and squinty faces - so i just edited it for fun.
 trying to get 35 people in a picture is tough - this was the best one!
The kissing one didn't turn out as good as we hoped but again - this is the best we got. 

We headed to waterton Saturday after and it was so fun!
 We saw a bear!
 the cold water didn't even phase Levi!
 Lauren throwing rocks!
Best smile ever Zach!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Help Please!

I have recently been diagnosed with eczema on my hands, not a big surprise being a hair dresser. All the chemicals, latex gloves and hands being in and out of water constantly! I just started to get it and its gotten bad fast. I have baby aveeno eczema lotion and that still burns my hands when I use it, so being cheap I dont want to go try a bunch of different lotions. If anyone has any good recommendations let me know please! I have never dealt with this before and im already tired of wearing gloves when dealing with water. thanks to anyone with some helpful advice!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Atwood Family.

Meet the Atwood's. Dave and I went and took their family pictures and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out. It was so fun and we learned a few things, like pack snacks for kiddos! They are a gorgeous family and so it made it easy to get such great photos!


Love this picture of Makenna!
She knew how to work the camera! Once we started she didn't want to stop :)

goofiest little guy!

Isn't she so pretty??!

We used a sucker to distract mason but it turned out really cute!

they are so in love, it was adorable!
My favourite!

Thanks for letting us do them, it was so fun!
p.s i didn't edit anyone's eyes.. they are all that blue, so jealous!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

one awesome one year old

When Levi was little i did a monthly photo shoot till he was 6 months old. Then again at 9 months and here is our 12 month/1 year old.
{click on each photo to see it in a better format}
here's an awkward smile

he knows how to work it!

so tired of pictures
when we ask him to wash his hair we get this reaction
oh dear!
just having a mid morning snack of rocks

Now that Levi's one it seems the perfect age to reflect on. when i look back levi has 2 stages that really stand out to me. 0-6 months : acid reflux & 6-12 months: active fun stage. that might sound horrible but until he was over the colic & acid reflux we really didn't get to see what his personality was like. so these last 6 months have been absolutely fantastic! The whole year has been wonderful, sometimes its so overwhelming to think how we are responsible for this little boy! Since almost every month I do a little blurb on his new discoveries here's his 1 year old quirks:
~he is so independent, generally only eats if he feeds himself or its on a fork.
~LOVES to walk, hes getting to the point where he doesn't like to be in the cart. 
he wants to be out pushing the cart.
~he chases bowie even more now that he can walk 
~were down to 3 bottles a day! huge accomplishment, he's very attached to the bottle and 
so cutting it down was a big deal.
~he drinks out of a sippy cup really well!
~he would be outside all day if we let him
~ says "more & please" but sounds more like mo & pe
~ loves the library
~really started to love looking at books
~ he is so tough
~ still is a momma's boy, but thats ok i LOVE that!

Happy Birthday Levi! We love having you in the family!