Friday, February 29, 2008

Ava Angeline

Look at that dimple...just like her mom :)

Matt and Alice Matlosz welcomed their baby girl - Ava Angeline on Wednesday afternoon. She weighed in at 7 pounds 2 oz. and was 19" long. Alice is doing great and said it was a fast labor and delivery!! Jackson was pretty excited to meet her and check her out - he is so good with newborns...he wanted to take lots of pictures of her (with my camera) so with a little assistance he didn't do too bad. Congrats Matlosz' - we are so happy for you!

Great Gigi Clark

Great Gigi moved back here to Michigan last February. We have been so blessed to have her around and in our lives. She constantly reminds us how so many things we do together are "firsts" for her and her grandchildren...celebrating her birthday with us, holidays, special events. Last week Gigi underwent surgery to remove a cancerous mass. Life is strange how it works sometimes. Knowing that she is in great medical care here in GR, her family surrounding her and not being 100's of miles away - we know that she will too overcome this battle. We love you Gigi and are happy to have you here. Thank you for being you :)

Above is a picture of Jackson giving Gigi her belated birthday present - he was so proud and excited to be giving a gift.

Jackson's Bday Celebration

A couple weekends ago we celebrated Jackson's 3rd birthday. He decided he wanted Mickey Mouse on his cake and I think had more fun watching me decorate it in the morning...and eating the extra frosting (as you can see above)...he was so proud of it! Thank you to all of our family who came over to celebrate with us. He was so excited and has had a ball playing with all of his new stuff.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Adam!

...or should I say belated Birthday? Adam turned 27 on Monday and figured this was going to be a good year (27 is his favorite #). Anyways, we went to dinner and enjoyed the time together. Thank you being such a wonderful husband, father and best friend. You amaze me every day with your talent, love and devotion to our family and your career. AAFM - YMC :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Why I love photographing children...

Need I say more? Children have no idea how much fun they really are to adults; the things that come out of their mouths, their expressions, personality and especially their SMILES! Brayden was my first photo shoot in my new studio and he did awesome. Thank you little BGVV for having a contagious smile :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Colton!

Colton Scott is now two years old. We had a birthday celebration this past weekend for Jackson and Colton, but unfortunately Colton ended up with the flu that is going around and missed his own party. We'll get you next year on the double party bud! We missed you Saturday. You are a sweet little boy that is growing up so fast. We love you - and as Jackson would say "Happy Birthday Tolton!"

Thursday, February 07, 2008


So...needless to say we have had a rough winter. I feel like Adam has had more snow days than I can remember...even as a student! After the call this morning at 5:30 calling off school, he still went in to get some work done. But came home around lunch time to go sledding with the kids and have some lunch. Lauren and Colton had a tough time walking in the snow because it was so deep, so we cut sledding short. Jackson, Ryar and Adam stayed out for about an hour - and had a ball as you can see from the pics!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Jackson is THREE!

Three years ago today, I was in a labor for over 20 hours...then pushing for 3 hours...then our little boy arrived. Weighing in at 9 lbs. 7 oz. and 22" long our hearts melted and fell in love with our new baby. Where has the time gone? Today is Jackson's third birthday - how crazy! He is such an amazing little man. We couldn't have been blessed with a better child. He surprises us every day with the things that come out of his mouth and what his little brain retains. He is excited about his birthday and that we are having "all my family" a week to celebrate. Thank you to everyone that has played such an important role in molding him into the sweet (sometimes bossy) little guy that he is. Adam and I couldn't have done it without all of your love and support. Thank you mom for watching him from 7 weeks old until now - your daycare and Gigi responsibilities don't go un-noticed. I came across a handful of the above pics from his "younger" days and the top the most recent from this fall.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Jackson & Jack

While we were getting ready to do some Prego shots of Alice, Jackson and Jack thought they would play on the backdrop - I love this pic of them. It will be priceless as they grow up together. This was the only time during the evening that they didn't insist on wrestling or tackling each other :)