Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails. That's what little boys are made of !"

October 7, 2009 is a day that will always hold a special place in my heart. This is the day when Xavier Ardennes Bergmann graced us with his presence and made the world a brighter place! 22.5", 9 lbs 2 oz brighter!!! He is the son of my best friend Aubree and her fiancée Jake, two very lucky and proud parents! Aubree was a beautiful, pregnant bridesmaid of mine, (one of two pregnant bridesmaids). I have been so anxious ever since our dinner at Taquera Del Sol in February, (when I asked her to be a bridesmaid and she told me that she was preggers), to see this little bundle of joy and to finally learn his NAME! She withheld this very important information from me for 40 weeks! But, it was worth it...
I am so happy for Aub and Jake. They are two amazing people who are going to make two incredible parents. Xavier is very lucky to have them in his life just as they are lucky to have him...

Mommy's nose and daddy's mouth...

Sleeping with his mouth wide open... UGH! He's just so precious!

I'm not sure why, but the quality on these pictures is not the best! I am hoping that it's b/c of the lighting in the hospital room and not my camera!

Friday, October 2, 2009

"Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort." ~ Franklin D Roosevelt

Between all of the stresses and hurdles this world can throw at you, it's good to know that there are places we can go and things we can do to unwind, decompress and feel free. For me, it is using my imagination and being creative in what ever I do. From cooking to photography to reading to designing invitations, I love trying new things and immersing myself in projects. I feel like this helps me to become a better person because it forces me to see the world in a different light (whether through my own eyes or a camera lens).

This blog will be my boulevard of creativity. I will post photographs, links, recipes, projects... Anything and everything that I find beauty in, I want to share it with the world. I feel like being creative is my only outlet, so why not share it if it can make someone else happy in the process. Or maybe inspire others the way I have been inspired. I hope you enjoy my journey! I know I will.

The first thing I would like to share is my passion for photography. I am by no means a professional. I am just learning how to really use my camera. But, I will always try to post photos of things I find beauty in whether it is a field of flowers or an old building that has a history.
To start, here are a few photos that I took earlier this year. They may not be perfect, or even artistic to some people, but I love them and think I did a pretty good job!

Spring 2009

I will try and post at least once a week. Sharing will keep you updated on things that are new, useful and uplifting and remind me to linger just a little longer in the beauty, warmth and love that is surrounding me.