Happy s{CRAP}ing!!!

Welcome Little One.

Welcome to the world, Little Edyn (this is the best I could do under flourescent lighting! and no flash, so I did not blind the baby!).  I've been a Bad Blogger!  As you know I had Anna's kids all this past week. So yes, I've been on my feet.  Not to mention hubby is on this shift schedule which allows him to conveniently not be home for the hectic part of my day.  So, I looked forward to my rest day, Saturday.  Ah.. a day where I could sleep in a little longer, where hubby could take care of the kiddos while I retreat to the mall or scrapbook store.  But a phone call at 1am Saturday morning, (as I sat with my boys and the neighborhood children in the dark, another sleep over watching Friday the 13 movies and anything scary...)  My friend said her water broke!!! 

As nervous as I could be.. I told her, "Hold it in.. it's my REST day!"  Ha ha!  I got some rest, but joined her in the morning to witness a life being brought into this world!  And it was amazing!  However, the hospital said I could not take pictures from her leg up.. I had to stand behind her!!  (Military rule I guess.) So I set the camera to the side and just held her hands!!!  Wow, no matter how tired I was, it was worth it.  Such a joyous occasion. And I've been dying to photograph a little baby! 

I'm finally recovering from lack of sleep only to find, I am so blessed with such sweet people... with emails like this:

"By the way, where are you? I hope everything is fine and you're just resting."

"just checking up on you, are you okay.. I hope so"

"you have been heavy on my heart girl....and hubby. what's going on? email me"

You ladies are SO thoughtful!!!  I am here and okay.. and yes just getting some rest and stayed steer clear from the internet to cuddle with hubby and spend time with my kiddos. 

All is well on this side of the world.  I've got a photoshoot next week, a family of 3 little girls!!! I'm so excited!  Here are some rough drafts of business cards that I am working on:

Partner_bc1_copy  Maternitybc_copy

Talk to everyone soon.. and I will try to email you all and get on MSN!

Tagged. (thought I'd add this in for my good friend, Kari.. I read your blog girl!!)

Bought everyone in the bar a drink.
Swam with wild dolphins,
Climbed a mountain
Taken a Ferrari for a test drive,
Ridden in an airplane.
Been inside the Great Pyramid.
Held a tarantula.
Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
Said “I love you’ and meant it.
Hugged a tree.
Bungee jumped.
Visited Paris
Watched a lightning storm at sea.
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise.
Seen the Northern Lights.
Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards).
Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
Grown and eaten your own vegetables.
Touched an iceberg.
Slept under the stars.
Changed a baby’s diaper.
Taken a trip in a hot air balloon.
Watched a meteor shower.
Gotten drunk on champagne.
Given more than you can afford to charity.
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope.
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment.
Had a food fight.
Bet on a winning horse.
Asked out a stranger.
Had a snowball fight.
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can.
Held a lamb.
Seen a total eclipse.
Ridden a roller coaster.
Hit a home run.
Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking.
Adopted an accent for an entire day.
Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment.
Had two hard drives for your computer.
Visited all 50 states.
Taken care of someone who was drunk.
Had amazing friends. *more so now then when I was younger*
Danced with a stranger in a foreign country.
Watched wild whales.
Stolen a sign.
Backpacked in Europe.
Taken a roadtrip.
Gone rock climbing.
Midnight walk on the beach.
Gone sky diving.
Visited Ireland.
Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love.
In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them.
Had a stranger ask you to dance.
Visited Japan.
Milked a cow.
Alphabetized your CDs.
Pretended to be a superhero. *Everyday I think I'm superwoman!*
Sung karaoke. *one of my fondest memories!*
Lounged around in bed all day.  
Gone scuba diving.
Kissed in the rain.
Kissed on a first date.
Played in the mud.
Played in the rain.
Gone to a drive-in theater.
Visited the Great Wall of China.
Started a business.
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken.
Toured ancient sites.
Taken a martial arts class.
Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight.
Gotten married.
Been in a movie.
Crashed a party.
Gotten divorced.
Gone without food for 5 days.
Made cookies from scratch.
Won first prize in a costume contest.
Won first prize in a limbo contest.
Ridden a gondola in Venice.
Gotten a tattoo.
Rafted the Snake River.
Been on television news programs as an “expert”.
Got flowers for no reason.
Performed on stage. *Ah.. I loved The Drama Club!*
Been to Las Vegas.
Recorded music.
Eaten alligator.
Had a one-night stand.
Bought a house.
Been in a combat zone.
Buried one/both of your parents.
Looked out onto the Atlantic Ocean.
Looked out onto the Pacific Ocean.
Been on a cruise ship.
Spoken more than one language fluently.
Performed in Rocky Horror.
Raised children.
Followed your favorite band/singer on tour.
Picked up and moved to another city to just start over. *Every 4 years or so!*
Walked the Golden Gate Bridge.
Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking.
Had plastic surgery.
Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived.
Thanked God that He got you home safely.
Wrote articles for a large publication.
Lost over 100 pounds.
Held someone while they were having a flashback.
Piloted an airplane.
Petted a stingray.
Broken someone’s heart.
Helped an animal give birth.
Won money on a T.V. game show.
Broken a bone.
Gone on an African photo safari.
Bailed a friend out of jail.
Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced.
Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol.
Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild.
Ridden a horse.
Had major surgery.
Had a snake as a pet.
Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours. *Back in the days, teenage years!*
Visited more foreign countries than U.S.states.
Ridden a mechanical bull.
Visited all 7 continents.
Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days.
Had a specific prayer answered.
Eaten kangaroo meat.
Eaten sushi.  *LOVE SUSHI*
Had your picture in the newspaper. *It was a weekly thing news paper featuring the epidemic and rise of teenage pregnancies!*
Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about.
Gone back to school.
Eaten fried green tomatoes.
Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey.
Killed and prepared an animal for eating. *Well I watched my grandfather kill the chicken and I helped him drain the blood and stuff!!*
Skipped all your school reunions. *Missed the 10 year, on purpose!
Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language.
Been elected to public office.
Written your own computer language.
Had a true spiritual experience.
Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream.
Had to put someone you love into hospice care.
Built your own PC from parts.
Changed a tire.
Skinny dipped.
Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you.
Been friends with someone longer than 30 years.
Dyed your hair.
Been a DJ.
Shaved your head. *The neckline count!?*
Traveled to a tropical island. *That is home for us!*
Caused a car accident. *Ooops talking to my girlfriends a little too much!*
Faced a fear.
Saved someone’s life.



~leah g~


So glad to "see" you. The pictures are amazing; I'm sure "mom and dad" are grateful to have them. (I've tried to take pictures in flourescent lighting and it isn't easy.)


oh such cute baby toes

Lisa W.

I was wondering if you survived last week!! Glad to see you posting again. I bet your friend will love the pics.


Beautiful pictures girl! But I don't expect anything less! Glad things are good with you girl, and I enjoyed reading your list!


Those baby photos are so precious, your friend was so lucky to have you there to record the moments. And how good did she look just after having a baby!!! That's so not fair.

I've been trying to post my list (where is this tatoo at?), but blogger isn't working right for me. I can't believe they featured you on epidemic teenage pregnancies! And how long have young girls of child bearing age been getting pregnant? Since the dawn of time, that's how long! Geez, I hope the article wasn't demeaning because if they could see you now, they'd be ashamed. Oh, I think I went on a tangent there, sorry.

Glad you are doing well and keep working towards your dream (love the business cards).


the baby's photos is so beautiful, love the demo of the business and glad to here you are okay, and I have uploaded my IW post, I got up late, lol, it never happens, I must be tired.


oh, I LOVE your list! And so glad you are somewhat recovered! We'll have to chat more soon!

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