Thirty-two and counting!

Thirty-two and counting!

This December my family will be welcoming the first baby boy! And by first I mean, the first boy that isn't a second cousin. It would be an understatement to say we're excited.

Houston, we have arrived!

Houston, we have arrived!

Hello, Texas!

Not only are we moving to Texas today, but this is my very first time here! I'm so excited to see what God has planned for us in the Lone Star State!

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My Old Kentucky Home

My Old Kentucky Home

Goodbye, Kentucky!

"Weep no more, my lady. Oh, weep no more, today. We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home, for the old Kentucky home far away."

The Lunar Chronicles Bookmark Design

The Lunar Chronicles Bookmark Design

***Update: I made it to the finals and won a swag pack of Lunar Chronicles goodies and an autographed book. Here's the final blog on the fabulous winner, Tereza! Congrats!

Anyone who knows me well can tell you that I am a. Big. Fat. Nerd. When asked to draw a picture of my favorite TV show in kindergarten, I drew a picture of the Enterprise from Star Trek. So when I learned that Marissa Meyer, author of some of my favorite sci-fi novels, The Lunar Chronicles, was holding a bookmark design contest, I just had to enter! Introducing my very first piece of fan art!

This is a double-sided bookmark design featuring all four female protagonists from The Lunar Chronicles. All images were shot and designed by myself. A big thank you to Manny Pedroso for a bit of photoshop help on Cress' photo. 

Just in case you're curious, here's the story behind each photo:

Cinder: This photo was taken in Shepherdsville, Kentucky in the garage of a mechanic friend. Cinder was played by Kendra Christy. 

Scarlet: This photo was taken in Shepherdsville, Kentucky in front of my neighbor's house. Scarlet was played by Katie Christy.

Cress: This photo was taken in the model's home in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Cress was played by Hannah Simpson.

Winter: This photo was taken at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Winter was played by Symone Robinson.

Below are the full-sized images from each session. 

My Little Princesses

My Little Princesses

Oh man, I'm so in love with these curly-haired princesses. Their joy, smiles and big personalities can melt my heart over and over again, day after day after day. I pray that God would give me the wisdom to teach them and raise them to be every bit as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.

Rainy Day Play

Rainy Day Play

These cheeks! These thighs! I love my roly poly baby girl! Her infectious smile and adventurous spirit can lift my spirt in an instant.