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Georgia’s 1st Birthday Shoot

I have so many little boys in my life and while I happen to love shooting little boys and their often times ornery selves, it was SO fun to do such a girly, adorable shoot with a little girl for a change! Georgia’s got these big, hopeful eyes and made a perfect little model for a vintage birthday shoot!

To see more of my favorites from this shoot, click the picture below!

 

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Wyatt’s Newborn Shoot

Click the image below to view my favorites on Flickr!

 

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Jax’s Newborn Shoot

(Click through the slideshow below!)

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT!

I've had this secret for a few weeks now, but I can finally reveal it!

MY SISTER IS PREGNANT AGAIN!!!

I'm so crazy excited, you have no idea. I love being an aunt and can't wait to have another niece or nephew to love on and photograph the way I have Gideon. Here's the best of the photos I shot today for their announcement.

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Rachel's Announcement

I'm not sure Gideon's all that thrilled about being a big brother. 😉

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My Christmas!

My Christmas was amazing! Partially because of my nephew, Gideon, though. There is just something about watching children experience Christmas that makes it so much more rewarding. I can’t wait for next year, when he’s 1-1/2 years old and far more entertained by the event.

I truly hope all of you had as perfect of a Christmas as I had!

*If you’d like to see the rest of my family Christmas album, click HERE!

I’m an AUNT!

Yesterday my sister, Rachel, and her fiancé, Steve, gave birth to Gideon Jaxon Huff. He weighed 8lbs. 8oz. and measured 19in. long and has to be the most adorable baby on the planet*. I never thought I’d feel this excited, but the high from yesterday still hasn’t worn off! My baby sister is a Mommy now; it’s a super surreal feeling for me.



Gideon Jaxon Huff


Happy Family
Rachel, Steve, and Gideon


Me and Gideon


Maw Maw kissing Gideon’s foot – As precious as precious can get

To see the entire album click HERE!

Feeling Blessed, Sarah

*Look, I realize I may be biased because I’m his aunt, but I’m allowed to be because I’m his aunt! :)

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P.S. I know I’m so behind on LJ, I will try really hard to catch up this weekend when things slow down!

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Babies, Obsessions, & Other Goodness

Last weekend I celebrated my birthday, but it was also my sisters surprise baby shower. Or at least it was supposed to be a surprise. Surprising Rachel is never easy. She will do everything in her power to get to the bottom of a secret. Despite the party losing its surprise factor, it was a great event. She made out like a bandit in the gift department. It took her almost three hours alone to just open gifts!


SO. MANY. GIFTS!

She was really happy with everything she received and I think it’s safe to say now based on the amount of things each individual person gave her that baby Gideon will be spoiled rotten. My sister might kill me for sharing this picture, but it was my favorite of the whole day and while she might think she looks fat, I find her absolutely adorable. Good thing she doesn’t read my blog I guess. 😉

I don’t even like kids much, but I have to admit I’m ridiculously eager to be an aunt. The further along Rachel comes, the more and more excited I get. It’s still so hard to believe my little sister will be a Mommy, but it’s still exciting nonetheless.

In other news this week:

I’ve got some new obsessions. Not obsessions in the way that I normally obsess over stuff, but the “need” to be submerged in these things daily is there. They are The Mortal Instruments Series (Books) and Sons of Anarchy (TV Show).

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I’m already half way through CITY OF GLASS (The Mortal Instruments, Book 3) and will likely be into Book 4 or CLOCKWORK ANGEL next week. It’s almost funny to me how long I’ve had this series in my possession and have avoided it for some reason. I could kick myself now because this series is freaking GREAT! And I’ve watched all of Season 1 of Sons of Anarchy already this week and am a few episodes into Season 2 already. I honestly can’t even explain what exactly it is about this show I love, I just know I love it.

Lastly, I received two happy pieces of news this week that may seem insignificant to some of you, but have really made me feel good.

1. Despite all of the food I consumed during my week long birthday celebration last week, I still lost 2 lbs this week during weight in at “AA for Fatties”. 2lbs. isn’t a lot, I know, but it’s something and if I can lose 2lbs. every week, I’m that much closer to my end goal. I have to plug Xbox Kinect as the deeper reason behind this weight loss this week though. While WW’s new diet plan is far easier than the old system and I’ve mostly stuck to it, working out just 3 times this week with Dance Central on that Kinect seriously burned some calories. I was sweating like nobodies business and my body was aching afterwards, but it was SO FUN! If I can add this into my regiment on a daily basis I just know alongside the diet, this fat suit I’m wearing will finally start to fade away!

2. I got a raise. It was only a dollar and while I really could use more and deserve more, it’s something. Something I haven’t received in 4 years thanks to the crash of the economy and the crippling effect it had on my job field in particular. I feel extremely grateful and glad to finally be recognized for my hard effort (because most days work kicks my butt).

Those last two pieces of happy this week remind me of something I too often forget: Patience. It’s a lesson I feel like God is constantly trying to teach me and for some reason I fight him on it all of the time.

We live in a society that wants things NOW and most of the time we can actually have those things NOW. Some things don’t happen NOW though, some things take time. And if you expect, especially without effort, you will undoubtedly be let down. But patience, it’s a strong quality in oneself, if you have it. And being patient has its benefits.

It seems like every time I finally remember this concept and stop dwelling on what I want NOW and just accept that it may take time, God rewards me with my desires. I’m feeling humbled and grateful this week for the lesson.

Peace – Sarah

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Secret Sister Stuff

*NOTE: This post contains information and pictures that can not be seen by my family (some of which check my LJ frequently), therefore the need to be F-Locked is necessary.

Wedding dress shopping today was a success for Rachel, myself, and even Mom! The dress I ended up with wasn’t there in my size so there’s no picture to provide, but hopefully with all of the weight I intend to lose it will look even better than what we could tell when the big day finally comes. And Mom’s got a “sexy” mothers dress. She didn’t want to have an “old lady” dress. (LOL) The one she ended up with was very flattering and didn’t make her look old at all :)

And these are the two dresses it came down to for Rachel. Which one she actually chose, I will not reveal. But both were great on her and the one she finally went with will look beautiful for her wedding.



So the wedding dresses above is just part of the secrets sister stuff mentioned in the title above. The second bit of news is crazy unexpected…

I’m going to be an Aunt!

That’s right. My baby sister is having a baby. She’s not really a baby of course, she’ll be 26 this year, but she still feels like a baby to me. I can’t believe she’s going to be a Mommy!

The kicker… the baby is due 3 months before her wedding. She’s got a rough year in store for her between being pregnant and planning a wedding. Oh, and finding a house because they currently rent with roommates in the city which is not exactly ideal for raising a baby.

I’m surprisingly excited for her though. I’m not much of a kid’s kind of person. I always thought I’d have my own one day, but as I’ve aged the idea seems less and less for me. Maybe being an Aunt will prove me wrong though?

I’m so happy for my sister right now. Between all the awesomeness of my new crit group this week and the good things going on for my sister, happiness is literally radiating off of me. My cheeks hurt from the constant smile I’ve been wearing all week!



Rachel & Me (Today)

Peace – Sarah

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