Monday, March 28, 2011

i heart faces: a slice of life :)

this is my favorite type of photo!! i mean, everyone likes a good portrait, but i absolutely LOVE a photo that just looks like a beautiful snippet from someone's daily life.  unposed, candid, life.

i took this photo last weekend at the arboretum. sweet baby carson was hungry and we just couldn't get his bottle fast enough!  i love that he looked right at me with the little tears in his eyes. click on over to i heart faces and check out the other entries!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

spring forward

the days are longer, and there is a feeling of rebirth, regrowth and renewal.  yes, spring is here.  i absolutely love this time of year, although in texas it seems to be somewhat fleeting.
we got to spend some time at one of our favorite places in dallas (Dallas Arboretum) with some of our favorite people this last weekend.  We had such a great time for our last weekend in living here dallas.  hearing the boys laugh and play together warmed my heart to no end.  i love that kingston has a cousin his same age and I just know that they will be close friends.
kingston and aiden

love those eyes



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

lincoln jet

6 days old
my new nephew, lincoln jet reyes entered the world on 3.7.11.  i just had to drive to houston to see him last weekend while he was still so new.   and oh, he is just beautiful.  head full of hair and pouty lips and almond eyes.  ahhh, and his smell!  i love that baby smell.  i seriously could just sit and smell his head for hours.  yes, i am totally smitten with my little lincoln jet.  his parents let me snap a few to remember these precious days.
so alert

  and one more...

Monday, March 7, 2011


blake and i went to austin this past weekend to scope some things out and left kingston at home with his marme. we got up "before the chickens" at 5 am on saturday to start our trip.  we looked at homes all morning long, lunched at torchy's tacos, and went back to look at more homes.  then we went to dinner at imperia in the warehouse district and met an old friend at annie's west.  i absolutely loved this time with blake.  of course a lot of the topics of conversation were about kingston and how awesome he is, but we also just got to talk. about nothing and about everything.  you see, we get into the daily grind and we get up, get ready, get king ready and fed, go to work...etc.   we come home and it's all about dinner and we get busy being busy and i'll be honest, i get lazy and maybe do not take the time to appreciate my husband as i should and vice versa.  and we don't get many date nights because we don't have family here close by and i don't have a babysitter, so we do everything as a family and we are fine with it.  we love our son more than words can say.  but, blake and i need to take more time for each other to reconnect sometimes.  and that's just what we did this weekend.  on the car ride home and after a very emotional realization that i had about something else, i just sat there with the biggest smile on my face thinking, how did i get so lucky?  i married an incredible man that happens to be my very best friend.  and he's amazing.  and handsome.  and a great father.  i am so lucky and very blessed. :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

different views

the challenge at i heart faces this week is "anything but a face."  and while i was too busy and forgot to enter,  i did try over the weekend to capture a photo for the challenge.  :) it wasn't as easy as i thought it might be.

the big 2

my sweet kingston thomas turned 2 on february 20.  we celebrated with friends and family at children's museum at the dallas museum of nature and science and had a BLAST! we had a great turnout of kingston's classmates, friends, cousins and family.  it's hard to believe that my little lovebug is 2...i can still remember so vividly the days leading up to his birth.  the excitement, the consuming of an ENTIRE bag of reese's peanut butter cups the night before, the gentle contractions that woke me up that turned into waves of pain in a few short hours, our parents coming into town from Texas to be there with us, and the fear when Kingston was not given to me to hold after he was born.  Afterward that was a scary week for us, but it all worked out and we have a beautiful, loving, smart and funny 2 year old today. :)
thanks to one of my best friends alecia for taking some pictures for me!
the BIG 2 year old
anna & kane
king & his auntie lesha
riding through the "farm"
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getting after the cake