Tuesday, November 24, 2009

i work one day a week at our friend amber's aunt's art gallery. he loves looking at all the paintings & lights. i think he's already dreaming of creating his masterpieces!

when i need a break from holding him all day long i put him in his car seat & he'll jabber away at his favorite duck for at least 10 minutes.

well the other day at the gallery finn was looking particularly cool.

mohawk & dude onsie... yep. that's my babe.

finn & emma lunch date.

i've mentioned our friends melissa & stoli & their beaaaaaaauuuutiful daughter on the blog before. stoli is my stay-at-home-dad friend. we do yoga together. well, he emailed & asked if i wanted to go to the zoo on the last free day of the summer.

we did. of course. finn LOVES the zoo. or... he will.

it was a lil hot so we didn't stay too long, but long enough for stoli & i to enjoy a snow cone!

here's a few pics from our date.

yeah, he'll love it next time. he slept for a good part of it.
too stinken cute.
do you see those eye lashes. really, is it necessary for a baby to have those. sheesh, i'm jealous.
flamingo butts in the background.

yeah! for play dates. yoga is almost over & stoli will soon be going back to work. i'll be sad. but it's been fun while it lasted.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

atlanta & random.

this has been an incredibly busy time for me.
i'm not complaining, not by a long stretch, but it's been a lil difficult because of all the traveling. poor bryan missed his babe soo much. luckily i had my last wedding of the year this past saturday. now it's time to do post-processing & holiday portrait sessions... YEAH!!!!

so, finn & i got back from new york on a monday only to leave thursday for atlanta. it was a relaxing trip & a beautiful wedding. i didn't take many personal pictures... because we mainly chilled out at the house, but here's "pop" holding finn. his doctor had deemed it okay for him to hold finn now & he barely put him down :) they were very sweet together.
& erin loved on him too, now that she was less distracted :)
on my drive home from the wedding i chit chatted with sarah. bryan beeped in, but i ignored him cause we were having a good discussion. i get to barb & don's & he calls again. but, i'm getting ready to feed finn his 11pm feeding so he says i can call him back. maybe an hour later he calls again. i think good lord he must miss me -he never tries this hard to get ahold of me. so i answer. we need to talk he says. our house had been broken into the night before. the wonderful man that he is... he kept it to himself alllllll day so i wouldn't have to have it on my mind while i was shooting the wedding.

saturday night around 8pm he'd loaded up his bike & drove to a party a frisbee friend was throwing (the bike was in case he wanted to come home but wasn't able to drive). he'd planned on staying the night because it was an adult beverage party & he had no woman or baby to come home to. so he was going to live it up rightfully so. when he came home the next morning around 8am this is what he found.

they'd broken our bedroom window... gone through my drawers & taken all the jewelry, cash & other miscellaneous items. the room actually looked worse than this but he needed to clean the glass up & give the landlord some space to board the window.

they didn't touch finn's room. but, they had a field day in my office.

poor bryan suffered some verbal abuse from me on top of it! i'd gotten a phone call during the wedding, that luckily i was able to take because i was pumping during a break. "we've got your dog". i ask if they have both of them & it's just kylie. so i call bryan so he can go get her. he answers and says:
i was just on my way back from the pound trying to find her.
did skye get out to?
bryan, how did they get out... i can't be dealing with this right now!
i must not have closed the gate all the way when i took the trash out this morning.
you KNOW you have to be careful with that...

damn. i felt horrible. he'd prepared the story just in case someone had found her & called me. they had apparently kicked kylie out of the house, meanwhile skye was in her cage & safe. we are so fortunate to have found her. she had some blood on her, so we don't know what that came from. i kinda hope she scared the living day lights out of them so they gave her a little wonk. she was fine. bryan bathed her and couldn't find the cut.

bryan & i joke that we hadn't grown-up yet & made any adult purchases. everything we own is from college. we haven't invested in furniture other than our new couch. dvd players, cd players, televisions were all from college, possibly before.

so take that robbers- you stinkers... go ahead & take our garbage.

luckily we had renters insurance & even luckier for us they didn't take anything tooooo sentimental. they stole an external hard drive that had some personal pictures from the first year we lived here & the film camera i learned to take pictures on. everything else can be replaced. though, we've pretty much decided not to replace any of the material things- we haven't really missed them yet.

to bring us back to a happier note here's some cute finn-ness.

bryan needed new glasses. he'd finally gotten his eyes checked out & his prescription had changed slightly, to my surprise. the lady brought us some cute kid glasses & finn was adorable in them.

hmm......... mc=3 squared. or something.

aren't bryan's new glasses stylish???

good to know he won't mind em if he needs em!

some more cute randomness. my friend kim, opened a new studio! so we attended the open house. most of my photog friends hadn't met finn yet, so it was a very fun party.

cristi, one of the sweetest peoples you'll ever know :) took these next few of finn & me.

kim had a photo booth set-up & everyone took turns doing fun poses. this is my facebook profile pic, but for those of you not on facebook: my family! i emailed kim asking for a larger file, but i haven't received it yet. will update this when i get it.
we have a very busy weekend coming up. tom our good friends ted & sarah are coming in to town. our ultimate league finals are on saturday. (bryan & i are captaining together & our team rocks. we finished 1st in the regular season & are ready to take the title! we hope :) then, i'm documenting ironman on sunday & a family portrait session. should be fun!

have a great weekend!

new york, the second time.

i had three weddings in upstate new york this spring/summer/fall. finn went with to all of them. my little traveler. like last time steph met us at the airport & we drove the two hours north to my favorite place in the world. silver bay.

we had some down time before the wedding so steph & i decided finn needed to check off another state on his list: vermont!!!!!

here's steph getting him dressed up for the occasion.

we had lunch at a cute diner by the river... it was lovely.

here are a few purty pics from our road trip.

finn's haybale. i had to have this picture, so we did a u-turn & found the perfect one.
how cute is this? desktop picture :)

things are slowing waaaaaaaaaaaay down with my business so hopefully i'll be much better about posting on peanut's blog. thanks for being patient.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


while we were home in ky my uncle paul let us have a lil gathering at their beautiful house. my dad cooked this amazing spread & brought some yummy phlen's bakery goodies (my absolute fav... i mean i crave these things even in my sleep!)

i wish now i'd taken more pictures, but i was just enjoying relaxing with my family. i promise to take more at thanksgiving!!!

we had some additional "extended" family members come by the decosta's & greg & sue ellen & their adorable son, davis, all came to play!

megan & her sweet lil boy, connor. her mom & my dad are very good friends, so we have grown up together. we are both june babies, so it's pretty cool that we both ended up having june babies too!
dad & finn, margaret & connor.
my dad for some reason makes a pig sound to all babies. he thinks they like it & they do usually smile at him... but, really papa?
baby swap.

auntie & corinne had finn giggling...
too cute.
salivating at that counter....
caroline & finn... i can't believe how old these girls are.
davis, the super stud. in the 3-d chalk glasses... which i soooo want some. it was very cool.

yeah, for sunday morning brunches. love you resch's!