Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Stacey has been wanting to get better at taking pictures before her big trip to Greece. So we went out a couple of Saturdays ago and Stella modeled for her. In case you aren't aware, Stella makes an excellent model. She also needed a nice head shot picture of herself, but that was just a small focus of our morning. We didn't get out until the light was pretty much at it's worst so I spent some time trying to take pictures of Stella in really harsh light to practice my poor harsh light skills. Unfortunately I really didn't end up liking very many of them :( True to form though, Stella as a photographer turned out the best shots. Even the ones of me where I am not in focus I totally dig. She has a great eye and I love her pictures. After our little jaunt we went to brunch. It was a fun morning, but I have promised Stacey another outing where we will actually be out when the sun is working for you and not against you. It was fun though to just get out and take pictures for no real reason, I haven't done that in ages.

I love Stacey's face by the way. She is such an amazing special friend. I can't believe I have known her a decade now...crazy how fast my married life has flown by.


Before we could even blink it was March 9th and our little Finners turned two. He is a delight to my life and his little grin and enthusiasm for almost everything makes me so happy. Ashley planned a car-themed party. Finn loves his cars and he especially loves to line them up in an orderly fashion any chance he gets. We had dinner and then sang "Happy Birthday." He tried to blow out his candles REALLY hard, but he still needed some help from his Grammy. When they went out he clapped and cheered. It was adorable. He loved opening his gifts and even loved some of his clothes, although the clothes he got from me were quickly discarded as he hunted for more toys. The big toy finish was a new bike from Grammy and Papa. Porter really wanted a chance on the bike too, but Finn was not up to sharing his favorite gift so Porter had to be content just to wear the helmet.

Love this boy. Hate that he is growing so fast, but I can't imagine a world without him. He is so full of love and even though he can be naughty when he doesn't get his way, he is so stinking sweet and has the biggest little heart.