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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Long time no chat

Okay, after a 1.5 month personal blog hiatus, I am going to make an attempt at a comeback. I have missed you all. I have missed documenting the girls lives. But I am not going to lie, the break has been good for me. I find myself often stretched thin, and the thought of having to edit photos and write something that made sense seemed completely overwhelming to me. July is a good month for me to get back on track here. It is 100+ degrees and portrait season has slowed way down. Since I know in a few short months my crazy fall season will begin, I thought that I could focus on some personal stuff for July and August.

I know I tossed around mixing personal and my business blog. I am still not sure about all of that. It is 1000 times easier to post to my business blog than it is here. I know I could look into moving this blog to a wordpress one, but again, I am not looking to make more work. I have become quite selfish of my personal time, now haven't I? We'll see what I do about all of this. It is still up in the air.

SOOOOOOOOO much has happened since I last posted in the middle of May. Lucy finished her school. She got her hair cut into a super cool asymmetrical bob. Annie has turned into a full blown 2 year old. She is giving me a big run for my money, but she is funnier than ever. We spent 3 weeks in Arkansas with my family. We went to a family reunion. The list goes on and on. But I am not going to stress out about trying to relive the past 1.5 months. I am going to post a few of my favorite pictures and then try and pick back up. Okay? Okay.

I really have missed my blog friends. Please come back if you want. I am going to make an effort to not be gone for so long.

These first pictures are from today. Lucy got a floor length princess nightgown at a Disney store and she rarely takes it off. Seriously, she loves it so much. It is pretty cute.

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The cutest trouble maker of all times. Really though, she is simply naughty.
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From our family reunion. Lucy was in LOVE with all of the little girls this year. So cute.
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John's dad, Adam, found these hilarious mustache's.
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My cutie patootie nephews, John and Wyatt.
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I love this photo of Wyatt and my dad.
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Also a trouble maker. Wyatt and I get into lots of trouble together.
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This face is SO Wyatt.
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62 comments:

Lisa said...

Lucy's haircut in adorable! Glad we got to see you at Vietmoms when you were in town.

Shawna said...

Missed you and those dumpling baby girls Kel! I'm going to need you to go ahead and come home now in August so I can play with you ladies!

Nevididi said...

I'm so glad you came back :) I love Lucy's haircut soooo cute and it fits her perfect.

Tara said...

YAY!!! I was so happy to see a new post on here tonight! I have really missed seeing your adorable girls faces on here! The have changed so much in the past month. Love the pictures! So glad you are back! (Hopefully for at least a few months!)

bringinghomebe said...

Welcome back!!

Anne said...

YAYYYYYY!!!!

I'm so glad you're back! I have missed reading your posts and seeing your beautiful pictures.

Your girlies are cuter than ever!

I hope you're able to get some rest and relaxation in while you have some down-time with your photography business. :)

Sarah said...

Welcome back! Have missed you and photos of your adorable babies! Love Lucy's new haircut and Annie's is getting so long! Glad to hear you have had fun time with family and friends!

Olivia said...

So glad you are back. Love Lucy's hair and I can't wait to see more of what yall have been up to!

Merynne said...

My goodness I have missed your blog!!! Lol, I've been on hiatus too, but I just realized how much I missed everything about blogging... like your beautiful pictures!!! ;) Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more posts!

Mom said...

HOORAY!!!! Love the pics, love the kids, love that you POSTED!!!! Hugs and kisses, LeeLee

Candice said...

Welcome back! I was so excited to see you have posted, I have missed all of your stories and amazing pictures. Lucy's hair cut is so stinkin cute!! Love it all!!!!

Mom2J&I said...

cute, cute, cute. LOVE Lucy's new do!

Beth said...

Welcome back!! You've been missed. I'll be looking forward to new posts, but just do them now and then, and don't stress yourself out!! :)

NeuroMama said...

I was so excited to see a new post! Yay! Love Lucy's new hair cut. Can't wait to hear more about the misadventures of Annie.

503 Photography said...

Gah. Finally! Sheesh. It's not like you've had anything going on ....

Natalie said...

So glad you are back! Love seeing those beautiful girls of yours!! Glad you had the break you much needed and deserved. Been keeping up with your shoots on your other site! Love your photography skilz!

Heather said...

Oh goodness, girl! It's about time! HA! I've been checking in regularly!!! So glad your back

Terynn said...

We didn't go anywhere...all is well. :) Personally, I would love to hear more about the escapades of Annie. lol And your photos are precious, as always.

ekrisdinger said...

i am so so happy to have you back! its so weird to say it, being i dont know you except from blogland, but i missed yall!!!

Ki said...

I can't even put into words how happy I am you are back (for the time being) :)!!! I had given up on checking your blog daily but for some reason I thought I would try today and it was the best surprise!! So thanks for coming back!
When i saw you were back the first thing I had to do was look at pictures and check out the comments to see if leelee had already posted!
Also Lucy's haircut is beyond cute!!

Carolyn Tarpey said...

So glad you came back.... missed you and those adorable girls of yours:) LOVE LOVE Lucy's hair cute, so beautiful. Annie might be naughty but she sure is A Adorable!

Great pic's of all the cousins together too:)

xxoo
Carolyn

Elfie said...

so glad to see you back kelly! sure have missed you and the girls!

Annette said...

Welcome back Kelly, we have all missed you and your adorable family. Love Lucy's new hair cut and Annie is the cutest little trouble maker! HaHa.

Sara said...

I MISSED YOU and those girlies!!!!!!! Welcome back! Hope you enjoyed your well deserved blog break!

Norah said...

YEAH!!!! So glad you are back. I've been dying to see pics of your cuties! Linhsey was happy about it too ; )

Kara said...

welcome back!! i have missed seeing all of these magical photos of your beautiful children -- and nephews! what a good looking bunch! :)

Jena said...

good to "see" you again :)

Kim said...

What a pleasant surprise to check your blog and you had posted! I feel like I know you and your girls and was really missing all of you. I'm glad you had some much deserved time off. Your pictures are great as always. All the kids are adorable and I love Lucy's new haircut. Thanks for the up-date.

Stepping On Legos said...

Missed you so!!! So glad you are back. Great pics - sounds like a wonderful few months. Love the cut and Annie looks SO old, especially in those last two pictures. Yikes! It's also fun seeing your nephews get so big!

jilljohnandhope said...

Oh my gosh, Kelly, they have changed so much! Completely adorable! Glad you are back!

beckarecka said...

Welcome back! I love Lucy's new haircut. Adorable.

Amy Jo said...

Welcome Back!!

figuringitoutaswego said...

So happy to see you back at this blog!!!!!!! Love the pics, as always. Thanks for posting, I have sooooo missed this blog.
Ashlea

KrisJ said...

YEAH!! I have missed you and the girls so much! I have been enjoying your photograghy but so glad to get a catch up!! And do the girls look about 2 years older than just a couple months ago?? SO SAD!! Glad you came back!!

Cori said...

So glad you're back to blogging. I missed checking in on your beautiful girls!!

jnbjourney said...

I'm here, I'm here! A little late, but I'm here! Glad you made it back, the girls are getting SO big - even in the short time you've been gone... Welcome BACK!

Lynn said...

Welcome Back!!! I keep checking every day and it was a nice surprise to see how your girls are! First, Lucy's hair is so super cute. I love when she has this cute bob haircut and I especially love that it's asymmetrical. second, when did Annie get long hair?? She looks so grown up! thirdly I cracked up at the boys with their nail polish because when I was little the girl cousins always tried to get the boy cousins to let us paint their nails --priceless! I hope you have a fantastic 4th of July weekend!

Shirley H. said...

SO GLAD to see you came back! Thanks for the photos and updates! I really missed your updates~

Ruby said...

So glad you came back! I really missed seeing your post and pictures of your beautiful girls. Lucy's haircut looks awesome and Annie is so big. I see that her hair has gotten longer.
Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more posts!

Kate said...

welcome back!

you were missed, but you are certainly entitled to a blogging break anytime!

I've been considering a blogging hiatus myself, not b/c of burnout, but just to see what I might be able to accomplish on the homefront if I were able to pull myself away from the computer at night.

Mahes said...

I missed your blog post, missed the girls' pictures. Glad you are back. Beautiful pictures as usual.

mimi lam said...

You are certainly desert a break now, and then, and is so nice to see your update, Lucy and Annie are growing so fast, Annie does have the adorable naughty look expression, and Lucy 's hair style is a classic, your nephews are so angelic handsome.

The Condreys said...

so glad you are back, missed seeing those girls! i loved seeing them (and you guys) while your were in town!

metaphase said...

I missed you so much. I love your photography, but I missed seeing the girls and your day to day life.

MKH said...

yey!! sooo happy to see your post! wow, your girls have grown! love seeing all of their smiles again! I have to admit I thought for sure you were just posting somewhere else and I just missed where that was to go! I know you have so much going on-the La La blog is truly amazing-you have raw natural talent. I'm taking the 503 course you recommended and it's really great. I just want to know the basics so I can get at least one good shot of my kiddo's! so thanks for recommending Jessica! I know everyone in the world is going to ask you where your clients (the 3 girls-2 twins) got those colorful dresses that you posted on the La La. so I'm going to ask too if you can share. If not, I totally respect that! anyway, glad to see the post and hope you have a wonderful summer!!!

Ronja said...

Welcome back!!

So nice to see your precious girls, and as everyone else said, that haircut is the cutest! And Annies hair has really grown, too!

Thanks for coming back, we missed you!

ScratchNeedles said...

SO great to see you back! I totally understand the absent, but selfishly I'm glad you decided to share some of your personal time, however stretched, with us :)

And I LOVE Lucy's hair, just gorgeous!

Rach

J said...

SOOOO happy to see you back. The girls are just so cute! I've missed your posts!
Jan

Kelli said...

Glad to have you back here! Girls are as adorable as ever!!

Elizabeth said...

HEY!! Really happy to have you back and see the cutie pies! I bet LeeLee is one happy camper as well.

Bethany said...

Sooo happy you are back! I definitely missed reading your posts and seeing your adorable girls! I'm glad you had a nice break and I hope this blog will become a joy once again for you. :-)

Kristen said...

Wooowhoooo! Happiness! :) I've missed you! Your writing, your amazing pictures, your girls... this just made my morning!

Don't wear yourself out, post when the mood hits you, don't feel obligated to write anything if you don't won't to - or switch it up and only write and don't feel obligated to do pictures. Just please don't deprive us again! (<-haha)

Great come back, by the way, the pictures are beautiful, Lucy and Annie look so happy!!!

Our baby girl is due in September and I keep looking for a local photographer to do newborn pictures... seems I'm looking for a "Kelly" here... impossible! Wish I lived closer to you!

Welcome back!
(sorry for the over use of exclamation points - I'm just so excited!)
Kristen

Julie said...

Glad to see you are back. Love the pics and Lucy's hair is adorable!!!

melissa said...

i think i had lucy and annie withdrawl! glad you are back. it is good to be selfish with your personal time, just glad you will share with us when you can. we missed you! LOVE lucy's new do!

Heather said...

Yay, you're back! Yay! Yay! Yay! Missed you--your thoughtful posts and beautiful photos!!!

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JinXiu said...

welcome back you were missed

love all the new photos

the girls got so big where does time fly

Ms. Elaine said...

I am glad you are back...just loved seeing those little girls. With Lucy's haircut she looks more than 1 1/2 months older! thanks for posting

Jacob, Angie, Dakota, and Austin said...

Brooklyn and i so missed you. We are glad to see you back on and writing and posting photos. We look forward to more. Reading your blog use to be our daily thing. Brooklyn would sit on my lap and say, "lets see what Lucy is doing" and then it became " lets see what lucy and annie are doing today". I so love those moments. some day maybe we will be able to meet. looks like our son is looking at a college in your area.

Kristi said...

Welcome back. I stopped over here thinking, "I really wish Kelly would post again."

I'm so glad you did!

Emma said...

So glad I stopped back in to check your blog. Love Lucy's new haircut and Annie has changed so much in such a short time. Pictures were beautiful as usual. Thanks for the update...no pressure, though! :)

Patty said...

Welcome back! You have been greatly missed (even by us lurkers.) I'm so glad you had a nice break. Love all the pictures, but really love all the love I see pouring from them.