Monthly Archives: November 2010

the sleeping habits of pugs #172

Whisper comes with a kick-stand. She was seriously sleeping that way until my shutter click woke her up. They know they aren’t allowed to sleep on the couch without a blanket, so they curled themselves up in the tightest possible ball in order to sleep on their boppy and not touch the couch. Well, Whisper…


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  • BetsyNovember 29, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    As I’m typing this, Whisper herself is whining to get on my lap. That girl is one high maintenance pug.

  • Kara LayfieldNovember 29, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    So sweet!!

  • StephNovember 29, 2010 - 6:18 pm

    Please please please please make a book! 🙂

  • AmandaNovember 30, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    Oh my gosh! I’m so glad to hear you say that about including a message when people send a friend request. No mutual friends, no obvious connection to photography and no personal message means no accepting in my book. It’s nice to know I’m not alone!

  • KelliDecember 9, 2010 - 11:09 am

    They are so smart! And cute!

last thanksgiving

So thanksgiving has come and gone and after all of my complaining, it ended up being really nice. Best of all, Miles was VERY excited and as we were packing up the car to head to grandma’s house, he had a mental check list of all the things we were packing and very excitedly checking…


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  • MollyNovember 28, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    Had to comment- my sister did the same thing with her fingers. 🙂 In fact, our baby pictures look so alike, we’ve learned to look at the hands in the picture, because so often hers will be “in position” ready to be popped into her mouth. 🙂 Too cute!

  • kaseyNovember 29, 2010 - 9:27 am

    It’s good to hear you guys had a great week! Joss is so beautiful!! Have you guys read Chick’n’Pug? It’s super cute, and I think your family especially would like it 🙂

  • Tira JNovember 29, 2010 - 11:58 am

    A girl after my own heart. I did the same thing the exact two fingers for WAY TO LONG! Happy Monday!

  • AmyNovember 29, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    No more bG!s for you?

  • AmyNovember 29, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    I just clicked on the website and there was Miles! I thought her was purely a bG! baby. But I’ve been out of the CD loop for at least a year and a half. So much has changed. I need to sell my stash before its obsolete.

making friends with thanksgiving

I’ve been a grouch this week and today was really bad. Like, Kate Gosselin bad. I can’t put my finger on my problem, but it’s probably that it’s Thanksgiving week. This holiday has never been a fun one for me. When I was a kid, Christmas didn’t start this early, so my memories of Thanksgiving…


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  • FuzzNovember 24, 2010 - 8:49 am

    Long-time RSS reader and I think (think!) first-time poster.

    I just wanted to say that what you shared really resonated with me. I’m from Australia but have lived in the US for almost 14 years. Growing up, I never celebrated Thanksgiving so I don’t have a history of tradition with it. (Truth be told, since my divorce a few years ago, I much prefer to just take my kids to McDonald’s and go see a movie and call it a day.)

    Anyway, my mother passed away when I was young and my brother was tragically killed in 1989. He was seventeen, and even all these years later, my family has still never recovered from our loss. Christmas is just a reminder that another year has passed with an ache that can’t be mended.

    So… thank you for being honest. I am thankful for my healthy kids and living in this great country, but – like you – there is always a piece of me that’s missing.

  • GailNovember 24, 2010 - 11:04 am

    You deserve ALL the good in your life Bets. I hope you know that. It’s posts like these that make me think (scratch that: KNOW) that you do 🙂

  • kristenNovember 24, 2010 - 11:21 am

    My favorite post yet. I am thankful for so much Thanks for helping me remember that.

  • CassieNovember 24, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Can I just second what Gail said? Because it’s exactly what I was thinking.

    I’m a little bit not looking forward to Christmas, because it was a week before Christmas last year we got the “news.” Not sure if the holidays are going to stir up all the worries and fears, but I hope not. The good far outweighs the bad.

    Lots of hugs and good vibes and love to the Four Kings; I am SO thankful for our friendship. 🙂

  • Diane {Hershey, PA Photography}November 24, 2010 - 2:37 pm

    Bets, I just want to hug you. I can’t say that I’ve been there or that I know what you’re going through, but my heart feels just an inkling of your pain and it makes me want to make it better…even though I know words never will. Saying a prayer for you that each holiday helps you find a little peace, that each of your sweet children helps to heal the pain just a little bit each day and that someday the holidays, starting with Thanksgiving, can be truly happy for you again, with just sweet memories rather than painful ones. Still wishing I could offer a hug…. ~Di

  • Tira JNovember 24, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    You are loved Betsy. I remember the first Christmas after my Dad died when I was 15. That was so hard. I am sorry for the losses you have suffered, but am so happy that you are on the road to healing your heart. You are so blessed with such an incredible family. Much love from California. xoxo

  • Heather CorporanNovember 27, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    You have such a beautiful family Betsy, you are truly blessed. These pictures are proof of that. Those moments right there are priceless. Yesterday, just a minute from my house, a father of two young children lost his life after a head on collision caused by black ice. I’m still extremely saddened to think of the young mother who just celebrated a ‘dreaded’ Thanksgiving (the last one with her husband) I too dread holidays with extedned family, but it made me snap outta it and realize I was being a hum-bug. I say this to say, although the post is depressing, sometimes we all need to be reminded to focus on the now, and all the blessings that are in our life. So thank you for sharing. I know it must’ve been hard just writing out your thoughts and sharing. Your family is so precious!

  • kellyNovember 28, 2010 - 11:53 am

    you continue to bless and release my heart as i wade through more layers of my grief. your honesty is beautiful…

jocelyn’s first captured giggle

Last night we kept Jocelyn up way too late, but we couldn’t stop loving on her and soaking up all her precious babbles. Out of nowhere, she started giggling (which is a new a rare occurrence) and I ran to get my iphone to record it. Listening to her giggle is like the room is…


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  • LaceyNovember 21, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    There’s no sweeter sound!

  • Jessica ParkisonNovember 22, 2010 - 12:33 am

    Love it! Is Miles just staring at you guys like you’ve lost your mind or joining in? 😉 What a sweet girl!

  • bobbiNovember 23, 2010 - 4:06 am

    I’m in love. 😀 So damn cute! oh, and yay… i love that smile!

  • BrookeNovember 23, 2010 - 9:50 am

    That is absolutely the most precious video ever! I can’t wait for our Gracie to do the same thing.

jocelyn’s bath time

Whenever I’m bathing Jocelyn, John is busy getting Miles ready for bed. Tonight I waited until Miles was in bed to bathe the baby and John got out the camera. Yippee! Finally, photos of our sweet baby girl in the bath! Wet lashes. LOVE! LOVE her sweet little round head and big beautiful eyes. I… Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


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  • SherryNovember 19, 2010 - 12:26 am

    She seems to be very interested in figuring it out…When did she finally go to sleep..??

  • RyanNovember 19, 2010 - 8:09 am

    Sooooooooo cute.

  • annie pNovember 19, 2010 - 8:22 am

    she’s a dainty, minature miles, especially in that wet, surprised one with her fist in her mouth. so sweet.

  • JennyNovember 19, 2010 - 8:57 am

    SO cute. What wonderful photos for her baby book! Can you tell me what camera/lens these were shot with?

  • JennyNovember 19, 2010 - 8:58 am

    SO CUTE! What wonderful documents for her baby book! What lens/camera were these shot with? Beautiful!

  • CassieNovember 19, 2010 - 10:06 am

    Yay, I love bath shots!! The black and white one with her fingers in her mouth is the CUTEST. She is getting so big. And I am so jealous of her perfectly round head. 😉

  • Tira JNovember 19, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    She’s so sweet. Those eye lashes are precious.

  • AmandaNovember 20, 2010 - 8:07 pm

    That is the best “everyday moments” type post I’ve seen in a long time! And that eyelash photo is perfect! She is too cute 🙂

  • kaseyNovember 20, 2010 - 11:39 pm

    Betsy she is sooooo beautiful!!!

  • AngelaNovember 21, 2010 - 12:38 am

    She’s a cutie – ohhh those lashes!!

  • GailNovember 22, 2010 - 11:19 pm

    OMG, those lashes! LOVE!!!