Photos Archive


WW: Comparing Newborn Photos

I’ve been sharing a few pics of baby Xander on Twitter and Facebook and have lots more to come. It’s been hard to get a chance to get on our actual computers so the pictures on the “good camera” haven’t been transferred yet. I have only been able to share ones taken


WW: My Happy Little Helper

While she does her share of pushing my buttons, Rissa is also a pretty good helper for me. We know I need it right now!


WW: Playing in the Leaves

I can no longer deny that it is fall with the leaves changing colors and falling to the ground.  This was the first year Rissa got to really enjoy playing in them!  She tried to rake them, threw them, and jumped in the pile.  She even tried to bury her daddy in


WW: Mail Me to Gramma!

I posted this picture on my Facebook fanpage and asked for captions… here are some of my favorites: There were several variations of “mail to gramma” which werejust too stinkin’ cute. Print out a shipping label, Mommy! I’m ready to visit Grandma! – Laurel Surprise! Special delivery! – Kathy So you mean


WW: My Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades


WW: If You Give a Toddler a Camera Phone…

You get a ton of pictures like these…


WW: The Many Faces of My Toddler

All in the span of a few seconds…


WW: Brobee – Rissa’s New BFF?

 We found a Yo Gabba Gabba! Brobee beanie baby at the grocery store a couple weeks ago.  Brobee (the little green one) is Rissa’s favorite character. He gets to help stack blocks. She brushes his teeth. And she hugs him tight while he cries on the show! LOL


WW: A Day at the Park

She also went down the (small) straight slide all by herself! I wasn’t able to get a pic though.


WW: Playing the Piano With Gramma!


WW: The Many (Smiley) Faces of Aerissa


WW: A Few Family Pictures!


WW: F— Cancer!

I was visiting my Dad recently, who was diagnosed with advanced aggressive prostate cancer just before Christmas last year.  I got us these shirts from  Brian found them and we agreed to get my dad one.  I ended up buying the censored one for myself.  Thank goodness my dad still has his


LiveOn ~ Preserving Memories Online #CleverLiveOn #spon

Thank you to LiveOn for this sponsored opportunity to blog about storing and sharing my most important memories with those closest to me. Although story ideas were provided, all thoughts and opinions are my own. LiveOn is a newly launched online site who’s purpose is to help you document memories and milestones


Fall in Love With itti bitti Fall Fashion (and Giveaway (US/CAN) 11/26) closed

It’s Fall and itti bitti has some new limited edition prints!  You’ll want to get them while you can because  they are hot!  When they are gone, they are gone.  Since this itti bitti tutto is the same as the last one I reviewed, only a different pattern, I thought I’d treat


One Year Ago Today {A Birthday Post}

One year ago today, you came into this world. Cliche or not, you changed our lives forever.  


Capturing Memories On the Go {Guest Post}

I’d love it if you checked out my guest post over at Being Tazim.  I wrote about how smart phone cameras are becoming better quality due to our on-the-go lives…. I like to think of pictures as memory snapshots. When arranged in a certain way, they tell a story. Or, at least,


Dressing Up For Easter {Costume Review}

We don’t normally send out Easter cards.  It just isn’t one of those things my husband and I normally do; however, this year, I kind of wanted to send out Easter pictures of Rissa.  Since she grows so fast, I’m trying to remember that buying fancy dresses aren’t a wise choice right


Review: Animoto Video Slideshow Creation Service

As a new mama, I take a lot of pictures.  And I mean A LOT.  Technology has made this easy with digital cameras, smart phones and even digital video cameras.  No worries about wasted film!  But what can I do with all of these? Scrapbooking takes too much time that I don’t


Baby Feet

When I was pregnant with Rissa, I constantly felt her little feet moving and kicking around. Sometimes she’d kick low, other times high.  Her feet even went into my ribcage a few times, hitting me like a ton of bricks.  The insane pressure and discomfort in my chest was unlike anything else