Tiny Stories

My daughter gave me a beautiful desk calendar featuring my photos with her handwritten quotes--she did a perfect job in choosing the right quote with the right image for the right month.  As I turned over January's "Happy Birthday, Mama!" to February I thought about how appropriate and accurate the quote she chose was:  The universe is made of tiny stories.   I had originally planned to write about some of my long forgotten belongings, bits of my *universe* that had been stored and forgotten in the basement of my parents' home; that post is saved for another day.  I think you'll find the following story to be interesting and quite appropriate....

This past Sunday a special couple's *universe* got a bigger by one sweet 6-pound, 11-ounce soul.  I was so humbled to be asked to document their very special event of becoming first-time parents.

Ready and waiting!  Don't you just love that all nurseries use those same receiving blankets?

Prepared for either since Nick and Shelby decided not to find out...

Now for the big reveal to the rest of the family--pink or blue?!

Well somebody is extra happy that the playdo is blue!

Mom and Dad had predicted correctly!


Sweet little wrinkled hands and piggies!

Look at that hair!

Off-the-chart sweetness!

"Kangaroo-time" (Shelby is such a natural!)

Nick is one proud daddy!

This little guy Henslee Scott has nooo idea how much his birth has blessed his family's *universe*.  He has certainly blessed mine....

An Evening at YaYa's

Marley and Sophie

This is Marley.

This is Sophie.

They both are every bit as sweet as they look.

They are natural comedians and play off each other flawlessly.  Never a dull moment--total entertainment!

On the girly side, Marley and Sophie dressed in their play-clothes and applied lipstick because everybody knows you have to wear lipstick with sequins.  

And they applied more lipstick.  I believe these gals love lipstick as much as I do.


Why, yes, sequins are totally appropriate for a walk up to the barn.

This sunset image is one of my favorite shots from their session.  Sweet, sweet sisters!  Looking forward to seeing them again. :)

Sweet Sisters--Macy and Kenzie

After a rain-delay from the night before, Macy and Kenzie and I got to spend a morning together at their home in the peaceful countryside.  We had a pond full of bullfrogs on one side of us and cows in the pasture on the other.  Truly a beautiful spot out in our county!  And do these two not look just adorable?!  (Mama Ashley used a great eye when she picked these colors. Thumbs up, girl!)