Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Family Candids

I met with Ryan and Gina last Friday to capture some candid moments of them with their adorable children, Jase and Misha.


Oh My Gosh. She's precious!




Really? I can't stand the cuteness.





Jase has the greatest smile!


This photography thing? I'm lovin' it.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

How He Looks At Her

(I had a photo shoot today with this adorable family. I'll show more pictures later, but had to share this one now.)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Kori & Drew

Took advantage of the gorgeous weather in Northwest Indiana this weekend with a photoshoot!



Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lots of things you never wanted to know about me!

I don't usually do these, but I was tagged by Jen, and I had a lot of iced tea today and I can't sleep. SO.

1. Name someone with the same birthday as you. Resourceful Mommy :)

2. Where was your first kiss? In a car.

3. Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else's property? Never, always afraid of getting caught.

4. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? Never punched anyone of any sex! I'm a lover, not a fighter.

5. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? Lots of times - high school musicals, high school show choir (including a performace at Walt Disney World), many weeks of worship
team at church, leading vocals for the praise band at Campus Crusade in college, and 9 weddings.

6. What's the first thing you notice about the preferred sex? I try not to look at other men except Gerard Butler, because HELLO? Whoa.

7. What really turns you off? Lying

8. What do you order at Starbucks? Venti Black Iced Tea, 2 Sweet-n-low, or Grande Hot Chocolate, 1 shot of Peppermint, Skinny, No-whip.

9. What is your biggest mistake? I don't make mistakes I try to think of everything in my life as a learning experience, and really, I don't regret a single thing or think that I made any mistakes.

10. Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose? No, but once I did cut my own hair and it looked AWFUL.

11. Say something totally random about yourself. I am currently watching the Disney Channel.

12. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity? Heidi Klum. Or my mom, because she is the Mayor of the town I grew up in, and we totally look alike.

13. Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows? OHHHH, see #11.

14. Did you have braces? Ugh, yes. And I hated every minute of those 2.5 years.

15. Are you comfortable with your height? What's not to like about being 5'10" and looking like Heidi Klum?!

16. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you? Mr. Cline would be embarrassed if he knew I told you I think he is very romantic! He surprised me with an "at-home" spa for our anniversary this year because we didn't end up wanting to go out of town.

17. When do you know its love? I think love is a choice, and "knowing it's love" is different for everyone. But for the sake of answering the question - for Aaron, I knew it when we got in our first argument, and I knew I wanted to work it out instead of just walk away.

18. Do you speak any other languages? Happy to say that after 4 semesters of American Sign Language, I still remember my nam! And flower! And cookie! But that's about it.

19. Have you ever been to a tanning salon? Not only have I been to a tanning salon, I used to work at one. Woot.

20. What magazines do you read? Parents, Working Mother, Glamour.

21. Have you ever ridden in a limo? Yes, a few times. But the first time was in the 5th grade because I sold magazines for the fall fundraiser at school and got to ride in a limo to Pizza Hut. Fancy, 'cause that's how we roll.

23. Do you watch MTV? I haven't in a long time.

24. What's something that really annoys you? People who lie, and bad drivers.

25. What's something you really like? Mexican Food

26. Do you like Michael Jackson? I like Michael Jackson circa 1980's.

27. Can you dance? I can shake my groove thing, yes.

28. What's the latest you have ever stayed up? All night? All the time in High School and College. Not so much anymore. Lately, probably 2ish.

29. Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room? No, only been to the ER 1 time and that's because I tripped over a parking block and cut my knee. Because I'm full of gracefullness.

30. Do you actually read these when other people fill them out? Of course! I love learning new things about people to use as blackmail deepen our friendship!

Monday, November 9, 2009

My heart hurts so bad.

I don’t usually blog during work hours, but I need you...

I’ve just learned that a dear friend from High School is having some complications in her pregnancy and will go in for an ultrasound tomorrow looking for a heartbeat. During a visit last week, the ultrasound revealed a sac and a fetus, but no heartbeat. Her hCG levels continue to climb, however.

My heart is broken. I feel sick to my stomach. She does not deserve this. Just as none of us did.

If you’re one for prayers, please remember N tonight as you go before the Great Physician. If you’re one for thinking positive thoughts and sending good energy, she would appreciate that too.

This community is one of love and comfort and support, and I know you will not let her down.

Thank you so, so much.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Necklace

My therapist suggested I give the baby a name. Even though we didn't know what we were having, she told me to follow my instinct and pick a name. It didn't take a lot of thought, I knew the baby was a girl, and I knew we would have given her a name that started with the letter A.

And so she was to be my Angelina. My Angel.

I never told anyone (even Aaron) about this task I had been assigned, or the name I had picked, but when I talk to her, I call her Angelina. It has helped my grieving process tremendously. And I hadn't ever planned to tell anyone....

Back in October, Casey posted a picture of one of the couture pieces from The R House Etsy Shop. I emailed the link to Aaron and asked him to buy me one of the necklaces for my birthday, and to surprise me with what it said.

It came in the mail last week, and I didn't even want to peak because I love surprises! I couldn't wait for my birthday so I could see which one of the pieces he had chosen!

Last night, I was very sad and missing my baby so much. Aaron and I had a wonderful, heartfelt talk about all we'd been through, and I told him that my therapist had recommended I give the baby a name. After giving it some thought, he asked me if we could call her Angel. My tears turned to sobs as I told him I had been calling her that all along, and then he asked me if he could give me my birthday present a few days early.


Of course. She's always been our Angel.