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Sunday, April 19, 2009

One Year Approaching

All the signs are clearly telling me that Holden will be 1 very, very soon.
* I ordered cute little paper plates and a matching t-shirt that Holden will wear for his birthday party. It arrived on our doorstep last week.

* Last week I also finished making his birthday invitations and got them in the mail on Friday. It will be a small and low key party. I know people can go nuts-o with the baby birthdays these days. Petting zoos, bounce houses and all sorts of craziness. But really, who is all that mess truly for? So we are keeping it simple by just inviting some family and 2 of Holden’s special friends that he sees on a weekly basis.

* And last but not least, we took his 1 year pictures yesterday. Back in November, for our anniversary we bought a digital SLR camera. We decided to stop paying photographers and learn to do it ourselves. So yesterday around noon we took off for our location. Both Jeremy and I were a little nervous. Jeremy was nervous maybe because he felt unsure of what he was doing. I designated him as the photographer. He has learned the camera well. But I was just nervous that Holden wouldn’t cooperate and we might not capture the sweet faces that I wanted in pictures. Well, the pictures came out FABULOUS! It’s amazing what a great location, fancy camera, a little editing and a super cute subject can produce. Jeremy snapped almost 400 pictures in about 1 hour!! I am so impressed with Jeremy’s eye for this and his ability. He really did an amazing job. And it’s going to save us tons of money from here on out (in the long run). We needed to get the pictures done this weekend because our church baby dedication is right around the corner. It is actually on Mother’s Day. Holden was supposed to be dedicated last Father’s Day. If you remember, we were here and so that never happened. So we are just now, almost a year later, getting the opportunity to dedicate him at church. Anyways they need 2 pictures of our cutie by this week. It will be a tough decision. Here is a sneak peak of how yesterday went. Props to the hubby! More to come later . . .

8 comments:

bsjones7 said...

So big and handsome!! Where did you go to take the pictures?

Molly said...

I am with Stephanie! SO HANDSOME! I cannot believe he is almost 1! That is so hard to believe and so scary because it means little miss is quickly approaching! Why does this have to fly by so fast?

Love the pictures and great job Jeremy! I may need to pay you all to take pics of us!

Can you come on Friday? I miss that little dude!

Alida Smith Barnes said...

Oh my goodness..He is too cute!! What a lucky boy to have you two as his mommy and daddy!

everyday graces said...

Those pics turned out great! Where did you take them?

The Myers said...

Those are great pics. Great job Jeremy! I can't wait to see the rest.

Matt and Shara said...

LOVE the pics! Way to go, Jeremy!! Jude is getting dedicated on Mom's Day, too - such a sweet day to do it I thought. :) Wow, can you believe Holden's almost one?!

The Coopers said...

what great pics and a cutie so I know it was easy! im bringing dress up clothes for the boys and J can take some for me. they look so professional. see you and the little man in few weeks.
love you!

Robin said...

Can I ask what kind of camera you bought and if you like it so far? We are planning a camera upgrade in the near future!

The pics are darling!