Sunday, September 23, 2012

Engagement Session

While Matt was in the fire academy, he met a lot of great guys!  We used to hang out with them and their wives/girlfriends a lot.  Once they graduated, they all got put on different shifts and everyone's lives just got busy, so we rarely ever see them anymore.  One of the couples we used to hang out with a   lot was Kendra and Danny.  They recently got engaged and Kendra asked if I would be willing to do their engagement pictures for them!  I was super excited and we finally got to see them again!!  Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session!  Congrats to the beautiful couple!! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Family Pictures

We had family pictures taken earlier in the month.  I've been wanting to have some pictures of Raegan taken with Matt in his fire gear (especially since I got her some SUPER CUTE bloomers that say "My Daddy is a Firefighter."  Here are some of my favorites from the session!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Our week...

To say that Raegan is a happy baby would truly be an understatement!  This girl is happy 95% of the time.  The other 5% of the time she is either hungry or sleepy.  She hardly ever cries and is always laughing or smiling!  We are TRULY  BLESSED!!!

She is pulling up on everything and is standing without holding on to anything for a few seconds at a time.  She is also doing great walking behind her walker and pushing it all over the place!  

Raegan spends so much time at this gate!  This girl loves her dog!

Yay!! Daddy is home from work!  On the weekends when we are home as Matt is getting home from work in the mornings, Rae stands at the window looking for him.  She gets SO excited when she sees him pull into the driveway!

Our babysitter told me about a website called a while back.  Once you register on the site, you can sign up to "Host" different types of parties.  If you are selected to host the party, they send you all kinds of free stuff for your party! I've applied for several, but am never chosen.  NOT THIS TIME!!! I was selected to host a Fisher Price Playdate party!  EVERYTHING was shipped to our door for free!  We got 12 CD's, 12 coloring books, lots of coupons, and 4 AMAZING Fisher Price toys.....ALL FOR FREE!!!! Did I say that yet???  I saw the toys in Target today and they were selling for $39, $44, $29, and $69 !  WE GOT THEM FOR FREE!!!  Raegan is loving playing with them!  I can't wait to have some other kids over for our Fisher Price Playdate!  

To be quite honest, I am ready for these weekly pictures to be over!  It's so hard to remember to have fabric each week and then to take the pictures!  I'm glad that I have stuck with it though because the book that I am putting together is super cute and is going to be a great reminder of how much she changed each and every week! It is truly impossible to keep the fabric smooth and to keep her laying on it while I snap a picture!  I'm sure it is only going to get harder!  I'm looking for someone to make  a quilt out of all the fabric at the end of the year!  If you know of any quilt makers, let me know!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Granny Turner

The world lost a very special lady last week.  My sweet Granny Turner passed away on Thursday.  We celebrated her life as a family this past weekend.  My Grandaddy summed her up pretty good when he said "I'm not saying she was any better than anyone else, but she was as good as the best of them."  She had such a contagious laughter and ALWAYS had a smile on her face!  She was a picture perfect Grandmother.  We are all blessed to have so many wonderful memories of times spent with her.  

My sister put together a shutterfly photo book today to help us remember all the great times we had together.  

Click here to create your own Shutterfly photo book.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Daddy's Little Girl!

We had some family pictures taken on Saturday.  We've been wanting to get some shots of Raegan with Matt in his fire gear!   She just gave us a sneak peek....I will share the rest of them once we get them!  Raegan was so sleepy during the session, but was a real trooper and never once cried!  She fell asleep before we ever pulled out of the parking lot!

How precious is this????  Her little bloomers say "My Daddy is a Firefighter" on the backside.  I hope she got some shots of the back of them!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

9 months!

That's right....we are 3 months away from Raegan's FIRST BIRTHDAY!!  Unbelievable how fast she is growing and changing!  This has been a busy month  week for Raegan.  She started really crawling, not just army crawling...., she started saying Mama and Dada, she started pulling up on EVERYTHING, and today actually let go when she was standing and balanced for just a few seconds.  That's all just happened in the last 5 days!  She does not stay still for more than just a couple of seconds at a time.  To say she is a busy body would be an understatement!

 This picture pretty much sums it up!  

 No more sitting in the chair with the bear!

Mom and I took Raegan to the park today to take her 9 month pictures!  It was HOT and she was more interested in eating the dirt and leaves, but we got a few good shots of her! 

 One of my favorites!

This one cracks me up!  That is her fake "I'm so excited" smile!  

She is such a happy girl!!!!

Just a few other random shots of Rae hanging out in her crib!

I think we are going to need to put a "chew" guard on her bed soon to keep her from ruining the wood on her crib!