Thursday, July 28, 2011

madison goes under water

this morning we were up at 5 am to make a trip to my parents in nc. i carried my little madison out of bed and she was half asleep and said to me, "oh mama- i'm sleepy! but wait- i forgot my goggles. it's a secret but i am gonna go under with my nana today" and you betcha--SHE DID! some of you don't know this but my madison is a little timid when it comes to things like bugs, dirt, and especially going under. i loved this moment when she not only dunked her head under all by herself but swam to the side of the pool--all by herself! and without her swimmies! so proud. i love moments like this--enjoy!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

the yellow chair

i love yellow. mainly because i think you can tie it into any season-- when i found this yellow chair for $7- you can imagine how thrilled i was! i am on the hunt for more props--chairs, jars, balloons, anything fun for photo sessions-- so please keep an eye out for milliemorganmedia because we're taking off this fall--with lots of ideas! here is a sneak peak of the first addition to my prop collection---the yellow chair. remember- i am booking pittsburgh, pa dates for the fall 2011 so schedule a session! affordable & fun...and how can you resist this yellow chair??
{sneak peak photos of madison--who is about to turn four, i cannot believe my baby is four}

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

vintage. antique. thrifty. i'm in love.

this morning i did some thrifting/antiquing. it was a great to have some mommy alone time--which is was well needed. it was nice to look at glassware and not toys. it was so much fun checking out furniture rather than disney movies or barbie clothes.  i found some awesome items & good deals. first stop- the youngwood antique store/used furniture store. i always drive past it and i'm really kicking myself for never stopping until today. an entire store full of vintage furniture, fabric, mason jars, and overall decently priced. at this store- i bought a yellow chair for $7.00 & a blue mason jar for 1/2 off--$6.00. then off to a thrift store where everything was 25% off! i got an old camera--it doesn't work & after research it's a pretty useless camera- but it was only $5 and i also found some 80's photography books, which may inspire me? or at least fun to read! i cannot wait to use the yellow chair for photo sessions. i love how bright it is. 
{my sister from avery & anderson & i were thinking of creating a weekly link up where people can share their thrift store/antique store findings-would that be something anyone would be interested in?? feedback please!!} anyways--enjoy my photos.

it's been hot here

it's been so hot here-- lots of water & ice cream. i am sorry for more ice cream photos but i just wanted to play around with more effects today! enjoy! 

Monday, July 25, 2011

ice scream monday

it rained all day today---there was about an hour of some sun & no rain. so madison & i went for cones at mattie mae's-- our local ice cream place. only $1.50 for a cone! can't beat that & right before it started to rain again.

a sunday baby shower

over the weekend- I hosted a small baby shower for my sister in law. It was a lot of fun and she got some nice gifts. We had yummy food, fun decor, & delicious cake. Something about a square cake with dots tastes so much better. Here are just some photos that show how pretty everything turned out as we welcome baby boy #2. enjoy!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

what i love most

what i love most {is being her mother}
{i love...} the hugs, the kisses, the tantrums, the smiles, the laughs, the cries, the frowns, the giggles, the wiggles, the snuggles, & the cuddles. i love being her mother. 
thank you madison for being so sweet to mommy today on her birthday. 

i'm 24

just some photos to recap my birthday weekend... thank you all for making it so special. 

thank you husband for my flowers & balloon
thank you madison for the hugs and "cards"
thank you to SJ, miss sarah naylor for bringing wine & cake! (and the naylors for helping)
thank you charlie for making the long drive to see me
thank you to my family--my mom, my dad, my sisters, my aunts, mom s & dad s, patty, gave, everyone...for the warm wishes, cards, gifts, and love.
thank you all for the great messages & texts.

i am so lucky to have so many people care about me. happy 24th birthday to me! 

& thank you to the youngwood fire department for the fireworks! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

mr. poppers penguins...staring: the starkey family! last night we had such a great time @ the drive in. it was madison's first drive in movie & she loved it. we cuddled in the front seat, got bit up by bugs, shared popcorn, & most importantly laughed. the movie was so cute :) we cannot wait to do this again soon--a check off of our summer to do list! 

Monday, July 11, 2011

monday morning

this little girl melts my heart...each & every day. it's moments like today that makes me so thankful i am her mother. when she turns to me and says "you're the best mommy ever" and gives me the biggest squeeze hug ever!