Monthly Archives: December 2010

Every Day Life: Christmas. Is. Over.

Christmas. Is. Over. Yes, Christmas lights are still up in the neighborhood, we have a few cookies left, the tree is still standing and a few of us even have a couple more gifts to give out…but I went to get coffee yesterday and the Christmas cups are GONE. You heard me, Starbucks no longer has Christmas cups, no more red and white festive coffee cups and no more holiday specialty drinks, because Christmas. Is. Over. I don’t want to wait another year. I love Christmas. The movies, the cookies, the decorations (although I don’t like putting them up), the people, the feeling, all of it. This year felt less Christmas to me. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe because I didn’t decorate, maybe because it flew by so fast I almost missed it, maybe because I switched jobs, maybe because I made the Christmas cookies a week before Christmas because no one had gotten around to it earlier. And now Christmas is over for another year. Next year I am going to enjoy Christmas like I used to. I’m going to start the cookies early, I’m going to decorate, I’m going to SLOW down so that I don’t almost miss it, I’m going to take it all in from a distance, instead of getting lost in the stress of it. Because Christmas is about family and friends and being grateful. It’s a time to love and laugh, to create memories. If we forget that then we’ve forgotten the most important part of Christmas. I’m not going to forget.
And next year I’ll be in line as soon as Starbucks puts out their Christmas coffee cups, because I want to enjoy the simplicity of a Christmas coffee cup…

Family Fun: Fall at the Lake

Remember these two cuties? Way back in November I met up with the R family to do some family portraits at the lake! These first three are probably my favorite of the day…

Every Day Life: Christmas Eve and Cookies

No. I did not make these cookies tonight. I made them last weekend and yes (gasp, hands over your moth, steady yourself on the counter) shockingly there are still some left!! And I promise you I will not make cookies for a good 6 months, due to the fact that I waited. and waited. and waited. and nothing. no cookies. no seasonal cookies. no regular yearly cookies. nothing. nada. So I made cookies and solved that problem…except now I have a new problem….I don’t want to ever make cookies again and I’ve probably gained 5 pounds in the last week alone! But, it’s Christmas and you have to have Christmas cookies or what would Santa have to eat when he came down the chimney??!!  Sooooo I made CHRISTMAS COOKIES!! Enjoy and Merry Christmas 🙂


Recipe for my FAVORITE cookies!

Every Day Life: Baby Lorenzo

I have been a little (or maybe a lot) behind on the blog lately! I have so much to catch up on and this past week was just crazy. I barely had time to breath, because this week my little baby godson was born. All 8lbs. and 8 oz. of him!! And he is as cute as a button! Welcome Lorenzo…I can’t wait to watch you grown and learn. Always follow your heart and never give up on something you love. I will always be here to guide you no matter what. I love you so much already little man…Congratulations to Mommy and Daddy Musto!!

Honestly, how cute is that???

Meet Twins S and L!

Meet S and L!! I got the opportunity to second shoot a while back with Cait of Caitlin Scott Photography and I couldn’t ask for more fun! To get these two to smile we had to sing the Alphabet!! Thanks for letting me work with you Cait and for introducing me to a new friend, (the twins mom) Melissa!!

R Family *Teasers*

I know I’m driving M crazy because she knows her proofs are ready but my schedule has been so booked lately! So just to hold you over until we can sit down and look at ALL the proofs, here are a few teasers M!! Enjoy 🙂