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Entries in family (8)


my babe turned one

I'm blogging! There must be pigs in the sky. But how could I resist showing off this little light of my life?!!!!

It's been over a year since this insane day happened—and yet it feels like yesterday. Party pics coming soon!


8 months old ::: gunnar james

My little sprout is eight months old! This warrants a mini shoot. In the midst of the bustle of Christmas moving into our new home. He sure is a distraction. But I don't mind catering to his every flinch. Not one bit.

He has a complex range of emotions, this being the pensive one. Absolute genius I tell you.

Agh I love that face sooo much!


4 months

Oh how I wished I blogged more! This ball of pudge is clearly no longer a newborn squish. It's true what they say, the days are long but the years (months) are short.

Just shy of four months old, Gunnar loves to smile & giggle. He is so chill and SUCH a chunker. Probably because he loves to eat a lot. I love that he often holds my hand while nursing. His face still melts my heart at every opportunity. Currently he does not enjoy tummy time, rolling over, or naps....I'm holding out that he might some day. Luckily he prefers the potty over his diapers, which should come in handy in the future. He enjoys being worn, shaking his keyring, storytime, walks & exploring the world, making faces at momma & daddy, growling, and being my little photo prop. (As evidenced on my instagram feed)

My days are spent nurturing this little guy. I'm a lucky gal.


long distance pregnancy announcement

For my parents, this will be their first grandchild and I wanted to tell them in a fun way. Because we live 1100 miles away, I was very limited when searching for ideas. Above was the idea I came up with—a calendar of birthdays, including the newest addition. This felt extra clever because my mom doesn't have the best track record for remembering birthdays AND it was baby animals. How fitting.

I had plastered the mail with "call me when you get this so I can explain". Though I didn't anticipate my mom looking through the calendar because the pics were cute! Despite figuring it out before we were on the phone, it was still a fun way to surprise her (and my dad a bit later).

She then confesses that she's been buying baby doll clothes for years. Probably safe to say she's rooting for a granddaughter.


lovely bundle {father's day printable}

Adorable printable paper downloads for Father's Day, in case you need a last minute packaging solution.

Any fun plans this weekend? I hope to visit this epic flea market in Illinois (it's huge!) and maybe another outdoor movie night. Have a great one, friends!

Image Sources: 1. Gift Tags by The Graphics Fairy // 2. Tie Printable by Ruban Collectif for The Sweetest Occasion // 3. BBQ Tags by Jordan of Polkadot Prints for Design Mom // 4. Giftboxes by Papercrave (via FFFFound) //


summer fun // bucket list //

Happy Monday!

In order to slow down and not let the summer pass me by, I've decided to create a summer "bucket list". Aaannndd of course I feel that you need one too! Below are downloads that you can edit to create your customized list. There is also a circle option to throw into your bucket as you tackle each activity.

It's official. Enjoy your summer.


time for mario kart

My husband is home!!!!

Mario Kart is long overdue. As you may have picked up while following my blog, my husband has been working overseas for far too long and I am SO HAPPY to tell you this chapter of my life is now closed. Even now I'm so emotional just knowing he will be by my side every day from now on.

These images are from a previous anniversary shoot and happen to capture our favorite family pastime. It may not be the healthiest to have such weekly competitions and major trash talking, but golly gee it sure is fun.  I'll now take my leave and woop some husband derriere (at mario kart of course!). ;)

Photography by I'm Fine Today


rockin portraits

One of the best things about a career in the creative field is knowing RIDICULOUSLY talented people. Basically that's the prerequisite for being my friend. Lots of talent.
For reals.

Hence, you now see the work of my friend, Dustin of I'MFINETODAY. Remember, this wedding? That's his too. I saw him post this portrait session and had to share. Here are some thoughts behind the shoot. "When I was approached by our friend, Kacie, to photograph her and her daughter, I pretty much knew instantly to doing something a little different for them. They have a special mother-daughter relationship since Kacie is a single mother. It's just them—girl time, all the time, even their dogs (both males) have been girl-ified. For me it was important to capture the things they frequently do together, I felt it emphasized their bond. They both are pretty goofy girls so it made for a fun shoot, not to mention they were naturals at being on that side of the camera."

Thanks so much for letting me share, Dustin! Don't you agree?! Be sure to check out his blog and see more of his photography.