Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Paxton's first year movie

My husband is such a wonderful, caring, loving father to our sweet son.  A few months ago he came to me with the idea to make a cover of Darius Rucker's song Wagon Wheel with the help of another extremely talented couple, Matt and Chelsea Brunoehler. Brad took care of the guitar, bass and drum parts, Chelsea came in to help with the vocals and Matt also did vocals in addition to the banjo and mandolin parts.  I love how it turned out!

Brad has been asking me for months now to make this picture slideshow video and I finally got around to going through my massive amounts, I'm talking thousands and thousands, of pictures to pick just a few that would go into the short 5 minute video.  It was my first time attempting to use iMovie and while the program was great I had no idea what I was doing and probably could have spent a year learning the details and massive capabilities of that program.   While it's not perfect it does the job of taking us through Paxton's first year of life and I can't help but get emotional to see how much he's changed and grown in just one short year. 

And now here we are.  Already one month into his second year!!  This sweet boy has brought an enumerable amount of love, joy, happiness into my life and has enriched my world beyond imagining.

I hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paxton's One Year Photos and Cake Smash

 I''ll be honest.  I was on the fence about going for the professional photo shoot or just doing it myself, but I have to say that I am 100% so happy and glad I went for the professional ones.  All of these photos are by Nicki Smith Photography and I love them all!  Nicki did our maternity and newborn photos and it was great working with her again.  Paxton was not in the most cooperative mood, but Nicki worked hard to get him at his best moments and the photos turned out way better than I even thought they would! 

Paxton's little diaper cover and tie are by Mud Pie and I got them and his blue birthday boy hat at a local boutique called Tee Tie Babies.  His cake was custom made by Oh Snap Cupcakes

I hope you enjoy the photos!

Friday, July 11, 2014