Monday, October 10, 2011


I've been swooning over this maternity session for quite some time...
ok, stalking may be more appropriate. I just LOVE everything about it.
The sun-flair, the pennant, her super cute polka-dot top.

the photographer

I decided that Durham needed a pennant with his name on it too...
(and I totally bought that top from the sale rack at Motherhood...I should wear it for my bump pic this week!)

I got everything from Hobby Lobby... 

-pennant stiff felt form (2 pack)
-gingham fabric
-dark blue felt page
-Hot glue/glue gun (already had)

I took the fabric to get monogrammed and then basically cut it out and glued it to the pennant form (folded down and glued around to the back). Then I cut a strip of dark blue felt and glued it right on top, and two smaller felt strips made the tags. I really love how it turned out.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Babymoon:  (wikipedia)
Most recently the term has come to be used to describe a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights that usually accompany a newborn baby.
The term babymoon comes from the more traditional term honeymoon, which is a vacation taken by a newlywed couple after their wedding ceremony.

And that's just what we did... 5 glorious days in a beautifully rustic North Georgia mountain cabin. 
Just me, the hubs, baby bump, and Cole. We had a fantastic time being unconnected from the outside world, work, cell phones, and very rarely used the internet. 
It was a special time for us to connect with each other.
Our little family of almost 4.

We grocery shopped on the way up and cooked all our meals at the cabin (I should say the hubs cooked, he has me spoiled that is for sure). Our cabin was just steps from a creek that feeds into the Toccoa River... Chris and Cole spent lots of time out there fishing, swimming, splashing and collecting "specimens" with the pool skimmer we bought at a local hardware store. haha. Cheep entertainment for my wilderness loving hubs. There was a hammock that I snuggled down in every day reading (although, I always needed help getting back up) and we were able to adjust the temperature way down on the hot tub so we could take advantage of that too. We headed into town only twice... once because I forgot my toothbursh (and we needed a net, of course) and once to visit the local apple festival and antique shops. We played board games and roasted marshmellows in the fire every night as we snuggled up and talked about our future... plans for us, for our baby Durham, and some wishful thinking.

I am so thankful for this place we are at... 
this amazing adventure we are about to jump into...
that our relationship is nurtured and strong and beautiful.
I am just so very thankful.

 and now for the photo bomb...

:::this one is for the guys... you know how we watch UGA with our sunglasses on:::