Momma Bears to {three} …

Phew. My mornings are quite insane sometimes… here’s what I did so far:

wake up very tired after going to sleep at 1:40 a.m.  (why?!)

breakfast (not too bad – thank God for cereal!)

find dresses for the Ls to wear today

dress the Ls, minus Lacey who, obviously, dresses herself

make beds, minus Lacey, who has some wicked bedmaking skills herself (my momma would be proud)

threw in one load of laundry, which includes my white bedcover because Lyla spilled her juice all over it yesterday and Daisy, the dirty dog, decided to use it as her doormat

fold laundry

put laundry away in five different dressers

vacuum hair off the bathroom floor (how can I still be shedding? I haven’t been pregnant in 18 months?)

makeup application (Thank you, Lord!) and all sorts of loveliness for the day

three little girls’ heads of hair, tied up in piggy tails

assist in brushing their teeth

clean up toothpaste from the sink to the mirror to the counter – how did that happen?

vacuum the bathroom floor again – strange …. more hair ….

clean out closet (mine – it’s awful)

change my bedroom around – decided I didn’t like the large arm chair so made Hubalicious carry it down one floor to hide it in the basement until I like it again

prep dinner 

clean up kitchen from breakfast mess

and now … Sweet Pea is sleeping, just down for her morning nap, so I am hoping to drink my (cold – soo sad!) coffee and blog a bit.  And it’s only 10:16 a.m.


So I did a session for an amazing family the other day … you know when you meet someone and you just KNOW you could be good friends? That’s how I have always felt with Colleen. We have hung out in the same groups around town but we have never had the chance to really get to know each other that well – but being another mom of three little munchkins, we have a lot of life stuff in common.  Like our mornings, no doubt.

So when Colleen booked her family session with me, I knew we would have fun!

What I didn’t know is it would take about nine re booking and cancelling due to weather (rainy season on steroids!) to actually find a good date for her session! However, we managed to get together and I have an absolute blast shooting their photos and getting to know Colleen and her adorable family better.


Umm, sorry to the kids … because at the end of the session, we stood around and talked and compared life stories for about 45 minutes … see, Colleen, we’re just going to have t hang out sometime!


Loved this one of her daughter …




the boys –




the tickles …



the loving …



the family …


(sigh) I do have the best job ever. I get to meet people like Colleen and her family …. 

Thanks for all the great comments yesterday re: the blog coming back! You guys are so awesome …. I used a random number generator to pick the winner and the winner of the $50 gift certificate for Gigi Photography is:


Number 46: Sherri


Congratulations!!!! Just e-mail me and we can work out the details!

August 28, 2009 - 5:01 pm

julie Foskett LOVe the horse images, beautiful! Your colors are fantastic and I really like the scroll work on you logo. 🙂 I’m going to enjoy watching your blog!

August 28, 2009 - 1:01 am

Gelene Beutiful pics of you and the family, Colleen! You look amazing and I can’t believe how much the kids have grown-wow!!

August 27, 2009 - 1:55 pm

Sherri Smith Which Sherri? There’s 2 of us. Is #46 the order of the name in the reply on your site?

August 27, 2009 - 1:44 pm

Rebecca Great pics of Colleen and the family! I need to get some family pics done again soon!

August 27, 2009 - 1:01 pm

Stephanie McGhee What a good looking family! 🙂 The kids are SOOO cute! 🙂 I love the little girl with the umbrella!

August 27, 2009 - 11:14 am

Tracy What a beautiful family!

August 27, 2009 - 11:11 am

Rose:) LUV the family pics too… girl has the same little outfit:)

August 27, 2009 - 11:10 am

Rose:) WOW Gillian…sounds like a busy morning every morning at your house!
I thought 1/2 hour was alot doing my daughter’s hair every morning I can’t imagine doing 3 girl’s hair! YIKESSS I’m not complaining!