Monthly Archives: September 2010

my cabbage patch kid

My little Cabbage Patch doll is two months old now. I’m so crazy in love with her. So it’s been two months. Wow. It feels like just yesterday Jocelyn came into our life but at the same time these past two months could have easily been confused with a whole year going by. Whew! We’ve…


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  • LaceySeptember 29, 2010 - 12:47 am

    Aww….I want a doll just like her!! Good for you for letting photography wait!

  • CassieSeptember 29, 2010 - 11:38 am

    All-knowing and infinitely-wise Pooh. 🙂 SO happy you’re doing so well this time around! She is SO smooshy. I can’t wait to see her again in a few weeks! (Oh, yeah, and you, too, of course 🙂 )

  • AngelaSeptember 30, 2010 - 12:28 am

    She’s all bundled and cute! It’s fun for me to read about your new mom journey. I hope you and the hubs are getting out for date nights. I babysit a 3 month old and 2 yr old (baby girl and big boy) Wed nights for their parents to have their date nights. I think it’s more of a blessing for me than it is them! So amazing to see how fast babies grow – cooing, laughing. I just love it!

  • AprilOctober 1, 2010 - 7:57 pm

    What a doll baby!! Glad you are adjusting well. I just had my 2nd (boy) 5 weeks ago and my oldest turns 3 this weekend. So when I read your blog, I feel I’m reading my own bio! ;o) p.s. don’t feel bad about putting photography second…our precious babes are little for such a short time. Enjoy!

  • Maya LaurentOctober 2, 2010 - 9:04 am

    Yeah for the regular bedtimes!!! I cannot believe it’s been two months already!!! You are a rockstar for making it through two months…here’s to you awesome mom of two!

johnny appleseed festival slideshow: 2010

Bless my husband, John. The man has been kicking butt for me all weekend around the house, and then last night he stayed up late splicing together recordings of sounds from the Johnny Appleseed Festival with recordings of Miles narrating the photos from our weekend there. It’s a labor of love though, because as you…


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  • Kristin G.September 26, 2010 - 10:51 pm

    I love watching your little band of characters trudging through life. Beautiful post, Betsy & John.

  • Jen LoganSeptember 26, 2010 - 10:54 pm

    Absolutely love this! I wish I had something like this in my town.

  • BeckySeptember 27, 2010 - 6:13 am

    As usual, Betsy, wonderfully good stuff. Such a happy family.

  • annie pSeptember 27, 2010 - 8:03 am

    Super cute – what a fun fall day. Love the new earrings – it was cracking me up because as soon as I saw the pictures I thought – Betsy wore new earrings! Looks like everyone had a wonderful day – I mean how could you not with all that candy. That alone would sell it to my kids!

  • GailSeptember 27, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Wow..can you believe I’ve NEVER BEEN?!!! Need to fix that next year. And oh my goodness, that last shot of John and Jocelyn is beyond precious!

  • Anne WoehnkerSeptember 27, 2010 - 9:12 am

    Miles’ voice is just the cutest:)!!! Beautiful slideshow and photographs. . .. great job putting the slideshow together, John! I am seriously going next year thanks to seeing the festival through your eyes:) Loved the music and voices, especially the, “sunshine, you are my sunshine, you make me happy ,. , ” music. Oh, and my favorite . . . “Who’s grave is that, Miles?” . . . “Johnny Appleseed Festival’s grave”:):):) Thanks for sharing;)

  • RavynSeptember 27, 2010 - 9:32 am

    Are you kidding me? His little voice is too precious! :o) Very cute.

  • Megan RutherfordSeptember 27, 2010 - 11:33 am

    Bets! LOVE it! When I saw your post that Miles narrated the slideshow, I couldn’t get over here fast enough. So precious!!

  • KelliSeptember 29, 2010 - 11:02 am

    He looks like he enjoyed himself in the photos! Which are great by the way!

  • Jenny GettsOctober 2, 2010 - 10:35 pm

    This is a genius idea! I saw you guys there when I went on Sunday afternoon. Betsy, you were sitting on a hallside with Jocelyn and Miles was running around haha. It was cute. But I LOVE the post!

laying around

It was such a beautiful evening last night that I thought I would try for some photos of Jocelyn outside and it magically turned into a family shoot, minus me. Watch as with each photo, another family member joins in. Oh and of course, check out Miss Jossy’s beautiful lashes. THey have just emerged within…


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  • GailSeptember 23, 2010 - 6:51 pm


  • JennaSeptember 23, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Love that last one! What a gift to capture it! Perfect photo for your office!

  • CassieSeptember 23, 2010 - 7:56 pm

    She has the most perfect little face shape. And her wide-eyed expressions just KILL me. And John is such a doll. I think he and Miles look so much alike in that picture.

  • TinaSeptember 23, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    That last picture is an AWESOME one! Definitely frame-able:)

  • KelliSeptember 24, 2010 - 10:43 am

    Super sweet photos!

  • lydia grossSeptember 24, 2010 - 11:24 am

    haha your dogs are hilarious!! looove the last photo… 🙂

  • AmandaSeptember 24, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    The last one is perfect! It’s hard always being on this side of the camera, I know. Thanks for sharing all of your precious days with your new family of four 🙂

it’s been a rough day for whisper

I have no idea what she’s doing here, but I glanced over at the pug bed today and saw Whisper, oozing out of it, conked out asleep. Just had to share this silly little pug. I’m telling you, my house is overflowing with cute creatures. Oh and one more thing. We call Whisper the invertebrate…


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  • GailSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:22 pm

    That made me laugh out loud tonight. Seriously…hilarious.

  • TinaSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:37 pm

    Haha so cute!

  • nicole greenSeptember 23, 2010 - 10:21 am

    my pups lay like that in their beds too. it’s hilarious! 🙂

  • KelliSeptember 23, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    Thanks for the laugh! Her little arms!

jocelyn’s birth announcement

I thought I would share Jocelyn’s birth announcement that we mailed out to friends and family. It’s a 5×7 flat card printed on Pearlized cardstock with parchment paper envelopes. I was GIDDY to get to create something girly! Ever since I incorporated a crown into our Christmas card last year, I like the idea of… Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


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  • KelliSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:53 am

    Love the announcements! Jossy is such a pretty baby. I can’t believe how long her eye lashes are!

  • Angela CuteanSeptember 22, 2010 - 11:13 am

    What a Beautiful baby Girls. God Bless you and your beautiful baby. Question why did you like the first Pic better than the second? I think they are both perfect and you are the BEST@ finding the beauty in every in everything. Take care and all the BEST!