Tuesday, November 15, 2011


It's been almost a MONTH since my last post!  How is that even possible?

I guess that's what 4 ear infections in 6 weeks will do for ya....sleepless night, memory loss, temporary insanity.  Reese will be going to an ENT specialist tomorrow so we can establish a relationship with a surgeon and hopefully move in the direction of tubes.  They don't usually do anything until the baby is six months old but {HELLO} she will be six months in December.

Stop my beating heart.  My baby will be six months old next month.

I took that picture for a fabulous photography project that Heidi Monner hosted called The Story Of...  Of course I chose to capture The Story of Life During Hunting Season.  That pretty much covers mid-September through Thanksgiving...and then some time in January.  Unfortunatley, I didn't get to finish the last two weeks of the project due to the aforementioned ear infections.  However, I had a GREAT time in the time I was able to particpate.  Heidi...thank you so much for hosting that project! 

One of the things I captured for the project was our little family trip to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  My husband was unable to go so I went with my parents and the girls.  Here are some pictures of that trip:

Self-portrait titled The Baby Bjorn View

"look what I can do"

Gram and the Grandkids.  Hey kids...stop having so much fun!
So I had a birthday since the last post.  Yep.  I turned 29.  Again.  My friends were sweet enough to take me out to celebrate.  

I love these girls!

This is how happy I was at the end of the night.

Also, my blog had a birthday. It turned two years old but, sadly, no one took it out to celebrate.

Shame on me.

So what else happened since my last post? OH YEAH!!


And if the previous one hundred pictures were enough...here's one more. Reese was a baby chick. How do you say adorable in baby-talk?

Reese and her Nanny
Aaaaaaand now, we're caught up.   
My Alabaster Jar


  1. I'm so happy you put up a post this week! I've been looking for it! And Happy 29th (ha) to you and happy 2nd to your blog! So sorry to hear you'll have to do tubes. I'm sure that's so frustrating. I can't believe she's almost 6 months! Love the pics. The first one of Reese is especially stunning and it's great to see your beautiful mom! Please tell her she is a knock out! Now I have to go. Wyatt has the nose sucker thing in his mouth. G-R-O-S-S!

  2. Poor Reese! I am so glad you are getting a plan together for her ears. Nothing is harder than having a sick little! You are a trooper Erin, and I am so glad you participated in my workshop! I loved the photos you shared with us, especially that black and white of the beautiful babe! Stunning. Thank you again for sharing bits and pieces of your life and family, it meant a lot to me.

  3. Oh my GOODNESS, your girls are both just breathtaking! As we established, our baby girls are a month apart, mine just turned 6 months in November, and WHHHAAAAAAAA - how did THAT happen!? They just need to sllllloooooowwwww down. Great post, and gorgeous family and friend photos!

  4. Oh my gosh, Reese is seriously adorable!!!!! Ahhhhh, I'm dying over the Halloween costume!!! So precious!! And happy belated birthday to you and your blog!!