Friday, April 24, 2009


Today I'm showing off my belly toddler style. Eli thought it would be fun to decorate my belly with stickers.

Eli came over while I was trying to get a picture in the mirror and wanted to take the stickers off. I bent down so he could reach and got a few shots before I realized how disgustingly dirty the bottom of the mirror is from his sticky, grimy fingers!! Guess I should have cleaned it.

I am almost 6 months along right now and my pregnancy has been going very well. So far I have avoided most of the swelling and numbness I had the first time around. I have been having a little bit of pelvic pain from the ligaments stretching, but nothing too bad. Eli is very sweet to the belly - always wanting to give it hugs and kisses. We have been trying to prepare him for the arrival of his little brother and get him excited about it, but he doesn't really know what's going on.

And because I love this session so much, I had to post a couple of my favorites shots. Check out the rest of Shawn and Alisha's maternity shoot HERE or go to my photography blog.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! We had a lovely holiday visiting friends and family. And Eli really got into looking for Easter eggs this year. I'm sure he'll enjoy searching for eggs again and again over the next couple of weeks. Here are a few pictures from Eli's egg hunt.

We filled his eggs with crackers and little matchbox cars, with was perfect. Eli got really excited to open them.

We're still working on names for the next baby. The main contenders right now are Levi, Noah, Jonah, Emmett and Malakai (Kai). If you haven't left a comment and voted in the poll, please help out -->

Friday, April 3, 2009

A rose by any other name

Names... ugh! Like I said in the last post, the only problem with having a boy is coming up with a name. I don't know why, but Elijah (Eli) just seemed to fit last time. Pretty much my whole pregnancy, we knew his name would be Elijah. I keep waiting for an epiphany this pregnancy and it's just not happening. So...

We would like to hear your input on our very long and ever changing "short" list of boy names - even suggestions would be appreciated. I'm just getting so tired of looking at list after list of names and getting no inspiration. Sure, there's a lot of names we like, but can I see my next son with the name - I don't know. Feel free to vote in the poll on the right --> but please, please leave your comments below so we know why you do or don't like certain names - their connotations, etc. Here's the list (for now):

Malakai (Kai)

And just to keep this post interesting, here is a sneak preview of Lincoln for our good friends, the Cunninghams. Lincoln, now that's a good name...