Friday, October 26, 2012

Michaela | Senior 2013 Jonesboro, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Michaela is one of the most confident, genuine teenage girls I've met in a long time.  I was so impressed with her passion to seek God, and her sweet spirit!

It was so much fun working with wonder the pictures look this great :)

Thanks again, Michaela!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Announcing Our New Addition

That's right!  We are having baby Richey #3, and could not be happier to let everyone know!  The baby is due in late May, giving us a couple months to adjust to life with three kiddos before school starts in August.  

Annnnnd I WILL NOT be pregnant all Summer!  Praise that Lamb!

We wanted to wait as long as possible to announce our news to the all.  Kyle wanted to wait until we knew if it was a boy or a girl.  Yea.  Right.  I'm not one of the lucky ones who look fantastic through pregnancy, and I've learned that with each pregnancy, you show 62% faster.  It's a fact.  As the weeks went by, we slowly began telling people...our closest friends...our parents....then Kyndall.  She kept it a secret for a week, then could keep it no longer.  Poor thing is SO excited she can't stand it!  

However, when we initially told her, she was. not. happy.  
(I have a weird low voice in's embarrassing :P)
Did you hear Kam in the background? "Baby! Baby!"

After 15 minutes of sobs, she finally calmed down enough to explain she was upset because the new baby would "not come out 1, and won't do anyfing!"  The more she thought about it, the more her mind changed.  Now she can't wait to "hold dat new baby and give it love, cuz I'll be five!"

So!  There it is....we are crazy....but we are basking in our crazy, and loving every minute of it!  

Oh....and we are looking at mini vans :S  For some reason, that makes me much more uncomfortable than three kids!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kyndall's 4th Birthday Party

I had glorious ideas for my almost four year old daughter's fourth birthday party.  Sun drenched, vintage inspired, viral-pin-worthy, ideas.  Shabby chic table clothes, foo foo dresses, tea sets, old chandeliers on trees, and adorable 4 year old children eating and playing in the haze of sunset.

However, I am raising a child who is opinionated, particular, detail oriented, and full of her own ideas.  Poor thing doesn't realize what all she has to deal with in possessing that combination of traits.  I realize it.  I fully realize it because I possess these traits, and still struggle with reigning them in.

Kyndall had the following list of demands for her party:
In the gym at church
Jumpy Slide
Bouncy House
No cake
Cupcakes I 'design' myself
Hot Dogs
Orange Soda

See what I mean?

Good news is, her vision was soooo much less expensive than mine.  Bad news, gym lighting is least optimal for photographs.  Good news, I got to play with my new silhouette cameo...and fully understand how flippin' amazing it is.  Bad news....nope, no other bad news :)

First, the outfit..
The amazingly talented Kristin Morton made this for my little lady :)  She's great!

A few details..
The Silhouette Cameo made the cupcake sleeves, Happy Birthday Kyndall sign, the take home boxes and 'thank you' tags.  I used paper from a card stock pack I purchased from Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon.  I paid like $9 for a million adorable sheets of card stock.  Kamryn lived in the jumpy house :)

The cupcake toppings...

Senorita Silhouette cut the labels for all the toppings and food, too.  I used cake pop sticks and scotch tape to turn the labels into signs.  Nothing fancy, but I think they turned out pretty cute :)

Annnnnd the Birthday Princess :)

Sun and tea be darned...she was happy.  She even said it was the best birthday party what could be better?

Love her more than the world :)