one of my girlfriends is a professional photographer.
I actually met her when we adopted Claire and she came to take her six months photos
(as she was a part of an 'adoption photography network')
and then we just ended up becoming friends.
she was also there when I arrived in San Francisco with Charlie.
(she's just super cool like that)
oh, and she has the most AMAZING food blog
you have to take a peek at it HERE
(seriously, the stuff on there makes me drool)
so I was super stoked when she was able to fit us in for our Christmas Photos
as she's semi-retired from portrait photography
since her blog is kind of a big deal
(my words, not hers - LOL)
anyway, she got me the files quicker than I can eat a dozen
(okay, so I haven't technically timed myself
or actually tasted these, but boy do I WANT TO!!!)
and I have to say, I was STOKED at the photos.
First, I hate photos of myself. I never take them. But with the hope of
becoming a 'good mom', I've been trying to take some of me with the kids
so that they know I actually existed when they were younger.
There were two family shots, and I'm using the best one for the card
and the other ... well, you'll see it in a bit.
ALL of the photos of the kids I loved. I really did. But there is one
that absolutely has my heart. For some reason to me, it just makes my heart melt.
so I'm saving that one for last.
So here's a taste of some of the ones that didn't make the cut for the card ...
... but I still thought were super cute.
and here's my favorite.
I actually just ordered stickers and I got it printed in an 8x10
... and yes, it's already in a frame, and I just LOVE it!