Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Still Going Strong!

Hi guys! We have been keeping busy busy busy here. I thought I would give a super quick update about what we have been up to. I tried to do family pics this last week so I can get the Christmas card goin' I thought I would share a sneak peak:
My fav of Sawyer:
Finn was a DOLL and there are to many that I love:
Although this one is hilarious because it is totally his personality
Evie was so excited to be wandering around and taking it all in.
I really wanted a good one of her smiling so Daddy gave her some tickels
I love the look of anticipation on her face:
I have THE worst luck when it comes to our own family pictures. Nothing ever seems to go smoothly. As soon as we got in the car it started lashing rain. We drove all the way into downtown Rome and sat in the car saying we would give it ten minutes to stop. Thank heavens it lightened up enough to run out to the bridge. The boys LOVED playing with umbrellas
We were quiet the spectacle and had a bit of a crowd watching the boys spin around (and I was probably pretty entertaining trying to run around in my dress trying to get pictures of all of them)
This was the only family picture that really turned out okay. It was just to busy (totally thought the rain would drive people away) and the kiddos had been cooped up for too long in the car, but it looks okay :)
Today we headed out and did this:
IMG_2108Crazy and fun but really hard being away from all 3 cuties. No one ever talks about how gut wrenchingly hard it is to be away from your children for the first time. I was crying in the airport, such a baby. It is only for a few days and there is really no way they could have come to Cairo with us and I know they are having a blast with Grandma and Grandpa but still, its hard. Am I crazy? I am also so so so excited to share this tutorial with you:
I have everything ready to go but won't have internet access again until wednesday so check back for the fun pattern and directions. Oh it is so cute!
I LOVE it, definitely my favorite softy yet. Thanks for letting me take a little break and gush photographically about the cuties!


  1. What a great family photo! And I can't wait for the tutorial on the princess and the pea, I think I've got my niece's birthday present figured out!


  2. WOW I think your family picture is AMAZING!!!!! Beautiful pictures!

  3. These are wonderful, especially the one of the whole family!

  4. I love your family picture! I just came back from a 2 week Europe trip with my husband. We left our kids with my parents it was very hard for me, but I am glad we did it. I was able to focus on just being a wife. We are from CA so it was very far and it would have been too hard to travel so much and at the fast pace we did with a 1 and 2 yr old. We went to Italy, Switzerland and Paris. I also love your idea of the princess and pea. So creative!

  5. Beautiful photos! What type of lens did you use for the children's shots? I'm trying to learn some tricks of the trade.

  6. OMG it looks like you are having a blast! The kids pictures are amazing....wanna come to LA and do mine? Ours are always meh and my only saving grace of a photographer moved, so I'm outta luck!

    Hope you have a blast enjoying alone time and hopefully there will be a package waiting for you when you get back ;)

  7. The photos of your children are so beautiful!

  8. I know, I know. I just got back from visiting my sister in CA, and it was so hard being away from the kids AND my husband. I was only gone for 2 whole days. SO, yeah, I get it.

    Your family pic looks amazing! I love the blurred edges!

  9. LOVE the pictures...
    I am a total baby about being away from my babies as well... Last month, my sister took my two year old for a week and I cried all. day. long. that first day (and intermittently after that). The funny thing is, he had a blast with his cousins and I knew he was in good hands, I just missed him so!
    Hope that part gets better and that you can really enjoy the break. :)

  10. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome photos! Your kiddies are sooo adorable and the family pic is perfect! I can't believe you rode a camel! Crazy! The blankets they had on are beautiful.
    Love the Princess and the Pea softie, what a cute idea!

  11. I love your photos Kelly! And that dress you are wearing in the family pic is FABULOUS!!!!!

  12. The pics look great! I have that exact same dress. Glad to know we still have the same taste!


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