Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Miss Ella's Two Year Photos

As promised, here is Ella's two year photoshoot! I'm absolutely in love with them & truly want to wallpaper my house in them. Granted, that happens every time we have professional photos done! I think that we really stayed true to our inspiration photos, but also embraced opportunities as they presented themselves. Ella was a real trooper for the shoot. Four outfit changes is a lot to handle when all you really want to do is play in the water! I'm still deciding on which ones to frame, so any (polite) opinions would be appreciated! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Photoshoot Time!

This morning Ella & I are heading out with one of our favorite photographers to shoot her two - year pictures! I am so excited. In the past, my aunt has done all of Ella's big spreads, but she's wicked busy with senior pictures right now, so we're going with my second favorite photographer, my best friend Jackquelyn. She shot our Christmas card photos the past two years & I loved them! 

One of the biggest perks of having Jackquelyn shoot the photos is that we don't have to travel. She lives literally a 1/4 of a mile from us, so we're going to swing in her driveway to pick her up & then head to Durand Beach to shoot. The whole trip will take 5 minutes. 

A second perk of Jackquelyn is that she is just as obsessed with Pinterest as I am, so we naturally spent a couple of hours going through & gathering inspiration photos! This is what we're going for... 






So basically we're bringing our radio flyer, balloons, and bubbles. I'm hoping to get a few cute pics together too, because they're always my mom's favorite. And now I'm off to get Miss Ella looking her best & make myself presentable as well. We'll have photos to share soon! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Oh Hey, Friday!

Well this week has certainly flown by! I just really can't believe we're already half way through July! I have Ella's birthday, cheer camp, and a trip to the beach to look forward to - but summer is just moving too fast. Here's what I'm excited about right. this. minute. 

1 - Ella's Pictures 

2 - A Weekend Girls Getaway

Ella & I are heading back to Saratoga to visit my parents again, but this time it's for our yearly girls trip with my Aunt Babs. If you're new to the blog, Babs is easily one of my favorite people in the world & we take a trip together every summer. It used to be big - think Disney - but now it's usually just a visit to my mom & dad's. This year we invited my grandma to come with us too & we're leaving this afternoon. 

3 - Party Planning 

I am up to my ears in planning for Ella's Elmo Birthday Party... and I'm loving every minute of it. Seriously, this is one of my favorite parts of being a mom. I'll do a big post after the party, but if you're curious, check out my Pinterest to see what I'm up to! 

4 - The Bachelorette Finale


So, I hadn't watched The Bachelorette in years, but then I started reading Sheaffer's recaps & my interest was piqued. Well... I got into it. And now I'm rooting for Andi to choose Josh - I just think Nick is a bit much. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed when she sent home Chris, but I think we all knew that there was no way Andi was going to live on a farm. Just no. 

5 - Playdates

We've been having a lot of play dates this summer & we're loving them! Ella was really too little to do too much last summer, so we are soaking it all in this year. We've been to the zoo & the beach so far.  Next week we're visiting a farm! 

**linking up for Oh Hey, Friday** 
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