Thursday, December 31, 2009

What a difference a year makes

Our sweet little baby has....

turned into....

a little girl.

Who adores her baby :)

Happy New Year!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Just Because


Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We sure did. We had family here and loved that we had a white Christmas. It was super special this year with Emerson. She absolutely loved the season and all the excitement that went with it. She got really into celebrating Baby Jesus' birthday and Santa. We celebrated Advent every night and she thoroughly enjoyed the stories and treats that went with it.

Santa was really good to us all this year, especially me. I got the most fantastic thing of all....a new camera! So, beware that this post is chock full of pictures!

A couple of shots of our tree

The cutest ornament on the tree

Christmas morning playing in the snow before opening presents

Pulling a candy cane out of her stocking

Thrilled with her new Beauty and the Beast movie

Opening a Snow white doll

Washing her hands in her new kitchen

So excited to see what Santa brought

Attempting to take a picture with a toddler

Still trying

Family picture

Driving her new car from Granmom and Grandad

Look at this precious ponytail

Playing after the snow has gone


Saturday, December 19, 2009

We're Back

Did you miss us? I am FINALLY finished with orders, my school semester has wrapped up and I have even gotten all the gifts wrapped. So needless to say, my life is much more relaxed these days. I am not sure how much blogging will happen this week since it is the week of Christmas but I will attempt to get back into the swing of things in the new year.

Until then, here are a couple of pictures from Emerson in a spontaneous photo shoot earlier this week.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Photography Contest Winner

Just a little shop talk here.

The Noodles & Milk photography contest was a huge success. I had so many photos to choose from. I had a panel of my closest friends vote on their favorites. The overwhelming winner is Ellen Grant. These 2 photos came in at the top 2. They (along with many of the others) will be used to advertise products in the shop when it re-opens after the holidays.

Speaking of the shop, it is bare right now because I am no longer accepting holiday orders. I plan on leaving it relatively empty until after Christmas at which time it will partially re-open. For the month of January, it will have all the baby gift items listed but not a lot clothing. The reasoning behind this is that my graduate school comprehensive exams are in the beginning of February. I need to pass these exams in order to graduate in May. So, I am only partially opening the store so that I can focus Januay on studying for the exam (which is 4 questions and 10 hours!)

In February, the shop will re-open fully with lots of new designs. In the meantime, I will still take custom orders should you need something extra special. Just email me or convo me through etsy to let me know your requests.