Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Just looking at these pictures makes me feel a little closer to heaven. Tanya has always been one of my favorite people to take pictures of. She has such a fresh, unique face that is so photogenic. And taking pictures of newborns will  a l w a y s  be my favorite. So I guess what I'm saying is that taking pictures of Tanya  p l u s  a newborn was a dream! I took close to a thousand pictures, I just couldn't stop! :)
Julian is such a beautiful boy, and Tanya's love for him is just as stunning.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Welcoming Sweet Baby Julian

I got to throw  t h e  beautiful Tanya an openhouse-style baby shower a couple weeks ago. 
She let us use her lovely backyard and all her catering dishes. 
(I'm telling you -- I  s c o r e d  with this friend!!)
She also had the brilliant idea of having the baby shower once she had an actual baby to show off. 
It's my new favorite kind of baby party -- one where you get to come and hear the birth story 
a n d  hold a precious newborn. 
Who wouldn't love that?

^^^ My talented sister-in-law made those adorable stuffed animals for tiny Julian! Love.
^^^ Homemade mini apple pies made by my sweet friend, Julia. They were  s o o o  good!
^^^ Meet precious Julian. I love him so much!
It was such a fun evening. Tanya is a beautiful mother and I look up to her so much.
She is always so kind and welcoming. And funny. She's always making me laugh, and I love her for it!