April 4, 2015

Spring flowers in our yard

I love this time of year! We're already losing a lot of our blossoms, though, due to a mild winter followed by a cold snap. But that's okay. I'll enjoy them while I can.



March 31, 2015

My sweet baby girl

She has the cutest tootsies. I'm a big fan.


March 27, 2015

Hello again

Our precious daughter is now 8 1/2 months old and has been home from the NICU for 3 months. She came home on Christmas Eve. :) She weighs 11 pounds, 8.5 ounces now- 10 pounds, 5.5 ounces more than she did at birth. She is smart and funny and so, so sweet. She was able to come off oxygen last month and she's doing well.

Unfortunately, I'm still sick. I started getting sick when I was 6 weeks along with my pregnancy, and 13 months later I'm still very ill. I'm working to figure out why and what we can do to improve my health. I've been well enough off and on lately to take some pictures, and I'm really enjoying it. I wish I could share shots of my daughter, but I do want to keep her off public internet spaces. So instead I'll post a shot of the beautiful cherry blossoms outside her doctor's office today. I hope to post more often as my health allows, and even though I'm sure no one reads this blog anymore, I'm doing it for myself and my family and don't mind if no one else sees these pictures. Photography is a bright spot in my days, along with my sweet girl of course, and taking pictures sure brings me joy during such a hard time.

Happy spring!

November 5, 2014

Is this thing on?

Soooo... My husband and I have a daughter. A tiny, perfect girl (L) who was due October 20th but came early- very early- on July 11th. She was born at 25 weeks' gestation. She's been in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) this whole time and will likely be here another couple of months. She weighed just 1 pound, 3 ounces. She's doing really well right now. We're incredibly blessed. I'd like to share a picture of her but since this is a public blog, I won't. I will tell you she is absolutely beautiful with dark hair and eyes that are starting to look deep blue. We waited many years for her to join our family and though I had an incredibly difficult pregnancy, she was 100% worth it.

I've missed taking pictures and look forward to the Christmas season when I can hopefully get some nice shots. I can't wait to bring our daughter home. She is the most wonderful thing we've ever accomplished. We're so blessed.

May 1, 2014

My precioussss

At long last I have replaced my DSLR! Unfortunately, I'm currently suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum because- surprise!- I'm 15 weeks pregnant! It took many years for this baby to make its way to us and we feel truly blessed.

As soon as I'm feeling better, I'll be out taking pictures. Stay tuned!

December 22, 2013

I miss my DSLR!

It broke it June and was no longer under warranty. I've been saving up for a new one. I'm hoping to get it in January for my birthday, so I will be back with new photos shortly! :)

June 3, 2013

Zuri and Mama

The weather in Utah is heating right up this week! It was a toasty day, but with a pleasant breeze, on Saturday. We popped up to the Hogle Zoo to see the Lego displays they've got right now. Baby Zuri and her mama were having a snack and it was the sweetest little scene. I just love watching animals interact, especially a mom and her little one(s).