Monday, February 28, 2011

My Beautiful Girls..









Tomorrow I am starting my 365 Project.. 365 of My Miracles.. so make sure to FOLLOW that blog as well .. thanks!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday = Funday

So today we took a drive over to our good friends Jenifer & Jamie's home to visit with them, my sister in law, her fiance & our other good friends Corina & Chris. It was really nice to see everyone. Corina, Chris & Sean {Sister in laws fiance} were able to meet our Sweet Gabriella for the first time finally. We haven't seen Corina & Chris since September so it was really great to get to see them & it is always wonderful to see everyone else. Shiloh was in heaven with all the puppies & played for hours with them. I love having amazing friends & to be able to get together & visit.
Gabriella & Auntie Sandy
Aunt Jen & Gabriella
Kisses from Shiloh to Katie
Sharing 
Tea Time with Uncle Jamie 
Ride Em Cowboy
Angel Face 
So Adorable
Wuv's His Mama
Cuddle Time 
& then this is what happens when a TWO YEAR OLD misses her nap..



all this emotion over a baby doll!

My first Subject..

So you know I have been playing with my new camera ALL night LOL.. of course I had to capture some pictures right away..


& of course it was going to be of my BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS SHILOH ROSE!

There will be more to come .. later .. so stay tuned!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Meet My New Best Friend

So we did it.. we made the purchase.. I finally have a DSLR YAY.. my new best friend :) I know I originally said I was going to buy a Canon.. but Nikon was offering an awesome bundle deal & well I couldn't refuse plus the Canon & Nikon are both very nice camera's. So we ended up purchasing the Nikon D3100 which came with a nice camera bag & an extra lens. I am so excited to start capturing images with this new friend of mine YAY!!

 Here she is:
& here is the Lens.. its a AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED

So I hope all you Canon owners are not disappointed in me. I can't wait to start my 365 of My Miracles on Tuesday YAY So make sure to follow that blog as well.

A Picture To Remember Day {8}

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Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh

This is our wedding party & us on our wedding day.. I love this picture.. it shows how fun we all our & how much fun this day was.. probably the funnest day of my life!!
 

Running Low..

{FYI this post is about breastfeeding.. read at your own risk}

So for all my bloggy mom's who brestfeed or pump or do both I need some help! My milk is running very low. I have tried everything! I only pump & bottle feed due to complications in the beginning & it was working out great {lots of work & dedication} but slowly my milk is slipping away & I feel as thought I have tried everything. When I was nursing Shiloh it went well for the first 3 months but she was not gaining enough weight.. so I started to supplement with formula.. then my milk went away completely so by 5 months she was only getting formula. I really really don't want to formula feed I really want this to work but I can't if I don't have milk. I have been eating all the foods that are suggested for the most part. I eat a lot of protein, I drink a lot of water, I eat healthy, I stay away from caffeine, I don't drink any alcohol, I try & take it easy for the most part, I don't have a lot of stress in my life just lack of sleep & I makes sure to snack as often as possible. I also have been taking Fenugreek {Even though it brought Aunt Flow to visit} & my doctor said if that doesn't work that she can put me on something to get it up but should I yet or are there things I still need to try?

So if you have any suggestions or ideas as to what I need to do or what I need to stop doing that would be awesome! 

I don't want to be a quitter! I refuse to just give up but I also need to have enough milk to give the baby so that she is full & not pissed & crying for more. I have milk stored because in the beginning like I said it was going great, I had a ton of milk.. no problem.. but I swear ever since I tried using the softfit breastshield by Medela & it messed me up & wasn't getting enough milk, I haven't been able to get it back up. I am so upset that this is happening & now I am having to take from my frozen milk & I don't want to do that. Ugh.. today I have only been able to pump about 3 1/2 ounces each session & she wants 4 or more. Help!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Camera Help.. PLEASE??

So we are making the DSLR purchase tomorrow & I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!! I have waited so long for this. I love photography & I love to edit as well. My hand held just is NOT cutting it anymore! So we are finally going to purchase a DSLR. I have had my mind set on this Canon for months now..

you can read more about it by clicking here.

I want a canon not only because well it's a nice camera but its what my step dad, mom & dear friend use so I would have their help in learning the camera & I would also have a product in which I am familiar.

But tonight I was comparing it with Nikon & Pentax & now I am confused as to which one I should buy. Now remember I am an amateur to this DSLR stuff so this will be my starter camera & I don't want anything that will be too overwhelming. But I do want to make sure that I am making a smart purchase as well & something I can have for a while & can grow with me.

So for all you photographers & DSLR owners.. your thoughts PLEASE??

A Picture To Remember Day {7}

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Day 07 - A picture of your childhood crush


Jonathan Taylor Thomas
 JTT.. he was plastered ALL over my walls! I loved him on Home Improvement :)
Andrew Keegan
I fell in love with him on Baywatch & Full House & he too was all over my bedroom walls.
Jordan Knight
Jordan from NKOTB.. um yeah he was a major heart throb!
Patrick Swazy
I remember when my mom finally allowed me to watch Dirty Dancing I just fell in love with this man.. I know odd cause he was old enough to be my father but yum! RIP Patrick
Brian Austin Green
Pretty sure he was my biggest crush for years.. one I was old enough to watch 90210 I just went goo goo over him!
Ryan Reynolds
Um.. well he wasn't a childhood crush.. more like my adulthood crush.. LOVE HIM!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Reminiscing..

I have been organizing all my photo's on the computer & photobucket & I have been doing a LOT of reminiscing over the past. I am really missing our house we had.. owning a home is something I can't wait to do again!
When we moved from Oregon & left our beautiful home.. I think the hardest thing to part with for me was Shiloh's nursery. I put so much thought & love into that room.. I want it back!! I wish we owned again & I could decorate my girls rooms with paint & make it just for them. I hope we can soon buy again & be settled.. so they can have rooms like Shiloh's old nursery..












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