Sunday, May 8, 2011

here's to her

{photo snapped by the talented yan at the bijou market}

this is my mother dear.
she and i have become really great friends over the years.
back in the day we didn't get along all that well but once
i outgrew my stubborn bratty teen years i discovered we
are a lot more a like than i would have ever thought.

these are a few thing that stick out in my mind when i think of my mom;
family first
clean orderly home
shopaholic (there is no question where i get this from) 
caring loving wife
unwavering in the gospel
home maker (canning, gardening, in all)

hope someday i can accomplish all that my mom has in her life. 
i'm getting there and have learned so much from her already. 

{maternity photo shoot}
i figured today would be an appropriate day to post all my favorites!
my neighbor and friend nikki davis did my shoot last week. 
she did an amazing job as you can see by the pictures.
i would recommend her to anyone.
check out her blog here


Stan & Ash said...

I am seriously in love with all of these!! They are stunning. I love the ones with Steele in them!
Can't wait for you to have that little bean!

stuartandbrittney said...

Beautiful pictures!!

Colby and Hilary said...

I adore these pictures!

Carrie said...

I love the pics. They are adorable. Your hair is rad.

Karen and Mike said...

I love the pictures! So sweet!

Keith and Charayye said...

That was beautiful Emily! I love that you had Steele in them to! I did a little photo shoot to when I was 8 months along with Danielle and I had Vander in them with him pointing at my belly and all, and I loved it! Can't wait to see her! I'm sure she will be as pretty as her mommy:)

preston. shawnee. cohen. said...

Awww Emily these are the sweetest photos! I can't believe steele was sooo cooperative in them!! I just had some taken and Cohen wouldn't stay by me for longer than one second.... maybe he would have been better if we were indoors. Anyway they are adorable, you look fabulous too. And I love the hazy lighting.

So ya I feel like Cohen and Steele would totally be friends and have similar temperments. I love that we've had the same two pregnancies! It's so fun. Yes, I am getting nervous. For taking care of a toddler & newborn, as well as for labor and delivery. I just had a horrible recovery and hope some things go differently. Anyway, I'm so excited for you to have a girl! Names??