Archive for January, 2009


Parker’s first cold

The past week and a half has been a mess!  Last week, I was really sick – nasty cough, cold, the whole bit.  It got so bad I lost my voice for two days and sounded like a chainsmoker for about 4 more.  I was miserable.  But, thanks to a steroid shot and $115 worth of medicine (after insurance – stupid worthless stuff), I started feeling better just in time for Adam and I to leave for Houston last Saturday.  (We went to the motocross races and a car show – woot!)

It was the first time I’d left “the boy” for longer than a dinner date.  Before we even got to Beaumont, I was missing him.  This mom thing… it’s pretty awesome.  I would have never thought in a million years one could have such an AMAZING love for a baby! 

Sunday we got in around 6 to find that his little sneezes he woke up with Saturday had turned into a constant cough and congestion.  So, after finding out Monday that it’s just a regular cold (that can’t really be treated), we’ve been fighting a little miserable two month old all week.  Poor baby – he can’t sleep, has a hard time eating (because he can’t breathe), and he doesn’t want to do anything but be held.  (I think my left bicep is a little bigger today than it was a week ago.)

At the end of the day on Tuesday, when nothing seemed to make him happy, Adam took him and disappeared.  A few minutes later, when I realized that his cries had subsided, I found them in Adam’s NASCAR room.  (This is a “sacred” little room Adam has that’s filled with a decade’s worth of collecting.  It’s his pride & joy.  Weird, I know, but kinda cool if you’ve ever seen it!)  I walked in to see him quietly staring at everything.  This was the first time he’d seen “The Room” and they spent a good 20 minutes in there walking around and Adam showing him all of the cars and collections until Parker started drifting off to sleep.

Here’s a picture below – his little expression is so cute!  As he tried to take everything in, he just looked around with that very serious, intent face, sometimes getting so excited, he’d start kicking and jumping around. 


So today, Thursday, is Day Four of PB&J’s cold.  His little frog humidifier has been running next to his crib for days now, and just hearing the sound of the blue “booger sucker-upper” makes Parker cringe.  But, there is hope!  Last night we actually got about 5 combined hours of sleep (the past nights were about 3 for me) and he’s not coughing as hard as he has been.  So, I’m hoping by Sunday he’ll be cleared up!  (Please, Lord.)   🙂

And, in case you’re curious, he’s now 8 weeks old and a whopping 12 lbs 4 oz; feels like 20.   😉  He’s been smiling since he was three weeks old, and coos and “talks” so much.  He at that stage where he smiles everytime you smile at him.  I love it.


Seniors 09 – book NOW!

2009 Seniors – It’s time to schedule your senior portraits!  No, this doesn’t mean we’ll be shooting them next week; it just means we’re booking the most popular dates for your sessions (in March & April) and we need to reserve your session date ASAP!  Call (337-528-5566) or email (LindseyJanies@yahoo)!

Here are some of the guys from our Fall Senior 2009 Sessions…  pretty cute, eh?

Blake –





Doug –




Jake –







May wedding dates open!

Due to an unfortunate circumstances, our May dates have re-opened for a wedding.

As I’m only accepting two weddings per month for ’09 (I wanted to leave myself more time for Parker), May was closed.  But, because I don’t care which of the weekends in May I work and don’t work, any of three dates are now back open.

The weekend of May 16th is reserved, but the following weekends are available:

May 9th

May 23rd

May 30th

So, if you’re interested in reserving one of these dates, shoot us an email!


I’m here! And working a little bit, too.

Hello, all!  If you’re still checking my blog after me leaving you hanging this long, THANK YOU!

I have two cute pictures to share from Christmas, but before that, I just wanted to announce that I’m working two days a week right now (that’s all I have a sitter for ’til March 1).

We are having a lot of consultations right now with brides about their upcoming weddings, so I suggest you give us a call  or shoot us an email if you’re interested in any dates for 2009 (and the beginning of 2010)!  But Mondays and Wednesdays are about all I can do right now.  🙂 

Ariel, though, unlike me, is clocking in 3-4 days a week, so she is there to answer the phones and keep up with emails.  I heart her.  😉

Okay, so I’m going to share these two precious pictures of the boy from a few days before Christmas.  I thought I would be sharing these, then loading new, more current ones right behind them.  Because he has changed SOOOO much so fast!  But then I realized what a terrible mom I’ve been – I don’t have any current pictures to post!

I’ve been extremely fortunate – between Adam, my mom, the holidays, and family, I had someone hanging out with us and helping me keep up with “the boy” and sleep for the first 4 weeks – every day!  Wow.  It has been so nice to have him right before the holidays!  So when everyone returned to work and I was “weened” from The Help, life got a little more crazy and there have been a few more days of messy hair and tiny sleep schedules, resulting in less “play time” for Mom.  😦  But don’t worry – I’m in Mom Heaven.  A new place I’m being inducted into where things like long showers, sit down meals, and clean shirts become a thing of the past; but I couldn’t be happier! And I know new Moms will agree!  There’s a new passion and love I have for my little boy that I never knew existed… a love that unlike anything else.  And staying home with him is priceless.  And just when that 4:00 a.m. shift kicks in and you’re just about to get aggravated (because there is NO REASON he shouldn’t have slept for another hour … lol), he gives me a smile and it makes it all worth it! 

And so, here’s my little boy on Santa’s lap at two weeks old.  So cute!  And props to Mall Santa for looking so authentic!  😉


And, at 18 days old.  I just love this picture…


… but he is a little chunk now!  Soon after Christmas, Parker began filling out, so I’ll have to get him in the studio and update the blog again soon!

And lastly, THANK YOU THANK YOU to everybody who has left me such sweet comments on Parker’s arrival!  I have enjoyed hearing from all of you and I just LOVE seeing everyone who is stopping by my little peice of the internet.  🙂  Really, guys, thanks again!  Keep ’em coming and have a great Tuesday!  🙂

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