10 Days Old

My son Edward William was born January 20th at 4:04 AM. He weighed 9 pounds 6 ounces and was 22 1/4 in length. The story of his birth is dramatic and I’m still processing the event. Simply put, it was dreadful. Perhaps at some point I will share the whole story. Luckily time heals and as it turns out, so does holding a newborn baby. His sweet temperament and calm demeanor has made these first days incredibly special. I took these photos when Edward was 10 days old. In the time that has passed he already seems…
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I’m Pregnant

Lately my life has revolved around a man I have yet to meet, my son. I am currently 34 weeks pregnant, my official due date is January 11, 2016. I’ve spent the last 8 months preparing for his arrival in one way or another. I’ve contemplated his name; attended childbirth classes so I am educated enough to make informed decisions; enlisted the help and expertise of an excellent doula; unearthed boxes of my old Brio trains and baby books buried in storage for the last 20+ years; prepared his nursery…
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Thoughts on Blogging & My Plans

On The Evolution of Blogging I’ve watched the evolution of blogging closely for a decade and have observed how blogs have gone from personal journals and casual style diaries to thriving businesses. A good blog can generate publicity for a small business more effectively than a professional publicist. Many bloggers are also still making a living strictly from their blog alone, thanks to partnerships with brands and advertising. However, there have been downsides to the monetization of blogs themselves: disingenuous endorsements of products, aggressive product peddling, lackluster enthusiasm from bloggers…
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Husband and Wife

Last October, after nine and a half years together we said our vows. I wore flowing silk chiffon and he stole my heart all over again. We knew we wanted our wedding to be deeply romantic and elegant, and our wedding photos to be as well. They both turned out exactly how we had hoped thanks to our wonderful family and friends who helped us plan and execute our vision, and our photographer Whitney Nichols who captured it all so beautifully. IMAGE DETAILS: Dress: Jenny Packham. Venue: Park Winters. Earrings: Antique Swedish pearl…
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