Archive for July, 2012


Lately I’ve been trying to grasp the idea of having two kids.  I have so much love for Charley…so much that arrived so fast and so intense…I have no clue how I will have the same amount for this next baby.  I know that my heart will grow more than I will ever know…it’s just hard to comprehend…and I think that’s the beauty of motherhood.  I remember before Charley was born…knowing that my life was about to be rocked…but having no idea just how much…that feeling is here again.

And I love it.

There’s a whole lot of love going around our house…


Lately I’ve had photo shoot after photo shoot…making me subconsciously not choose my SLR for personal photos…all of these are iPhone pics. 🙂

That’s right…I FINALLY started craving cupcakes.  Could be a bad thing…but man oh man…that first bite after nearly 6 weeks of no Cupcrazed cupcakes…bliss.  Pure bliss.

*Hair brushing*

Charley is really into brushing everybody’s hair she can get my brush on…including the dog.  She hasn’t really figured out which way to turn it so sometimes you can be minding your own business and get whacked with the backside of a very large, hard brush.


Yep…we’re still nursing.  I have no clue how long this will last during my pregnancy, but I’ll keep going as long as Charley wants.  I’m even prepared to tandem nurse once the new baby gets here.  I’ve heard that at around 20 weeks your milk supply tends to tank…but we’ll just cross that bridge when it gets there.  If she decides to stop then so be it…if she keeps asking…game on.

*Tiny braids*

Charley’s hair is growing at a rapid rate.  During her morning shows, I’ll sit and play with her hair.  The other day I decided to braid it…and lo and behold it worked.  Dear Lord it worked.  My next task is to try and actually secure the braids.


I’ve actually got a love/hate relationship with this one.  I love seeing Charley grow…but dammit I want her to stay little too.

She’s becoming quite the independent little girl…wants to eat by herself…hold the computer by herself…but even with all that independence she still needs her mama.  I love it.

*Naked babies*

It never gets old.  Nuff said.


I can’t believe we’re already halfway through July.  It’s been so hot this past month or so, we’ve barely been outside at all.  That changes as soon as I start feeling better…which I can already tell will be soon.

Until then…stay cool.


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Catching up

I’m not sure if I will ever be able to keep up with this blog as well as I’d like…especially right now.  Between photography, landscape design, morning sickness, and running after Charley…I have ZERO time to blog.

Nevertheless, things have been happening.

Last week was spent at the beach with the whole Marsh family.  I don’t think words can describe the characters that were on this trip…living in the same insane house…for a whole week.

It was near perfect…even Andy, who notoriously gets bored on vacation, has been saying for days, “I wish I was at the beach”.  Everybody had a blast.

The whole reason for this trip…Moremama’s 80th birthday.

Family totally rocks.

And because adjusting to life away from the beach wasn’t hard enough…Charley decided to throw in a case of roseola to spice things up.  She woke up from her Sunday nap burning hot…seriously I’ve never felt a person that hot before.  I took her temperature with the temporal thermometer we have, and it said normal.  My mom is a human thermometer, and I was beginning to think she didn’t pass it on to me.  But Charley was so not herself…clingy, fussy…I knew something was up.  That night she slept awful, and it just happened that her 15 month well visit was the next morning. I ended up bringing our thermometer just to compare.  Lo and behold her actual temp was 100.5…mine said 97.8…and that was with tylenol.  Nice.  After her appointment I ran to the drugstore and picked up a new one…got home and found out sister’s temp was now 102.5.

I feel pretty blessed that Charley went 15 months without having a major sickness.  She’s had a few colds, but nothing like this.  And honestly, I don’t think I realized how sick Charley was until after the fact.  I’m convinced her fever was higher on Sunday just going by how hot she felt.

Still I kinda feel like Andy and I were oblivious.  We gave her motrin and tylenol, but other than that we just let her be clingy with us me.  I always wondered what I would do when Charley eventually got sick.  Well…it happened, and Andy and I conquered.  High five.

And finally today she woke up fever free…but she added a rash to seal the roseola deal.

It’s funny…having a sick kid makes you forget how sick you feel.

So there you have it…our last two weeks in review.  I’ll be 10 weeks with Baby Spencer #2 on Saturday…and even though I’m still nauseous…I can see the light at the end of the morning sickness tunnel.  Thank the Lord.

Well…it’s 9:35…and like clockwork I’m ready for bed.  Got a wedding to shoot tomorrow and then a sweet little newborn session Sunday morning.  Very blessed to be so busy.


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It’s been awhile since I’ve submitted a photo for I heart faces, but I just couldn’t pass this one up.  Last week was amazing…our entire family…aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, parents, brothers, and sisters…all in one insanely huge beach house.  One afternoon my two cousins decided to have a dance party on the balcony…and my daughter had to partake.  I love the movement and pure joy in this photo.

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Photo Challenge Submission

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