Thursday, September 27, 2012

Eli's Birthday Party

My Baby turned 1 year old today!

I know everyone says this but I just can't believe how fast 1 year went by, it makes me sad.  We had such a wonderful day celebrating last Saturday.


After the party ended a few friends and family stayed to watch a Bugs Life on our back wall.  It was so much fun to sit out under the stars and watch a movie on our own "Big Screen".  It was such a wonderful day and Eli really seemed to enjoy every bit of it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Photo Book

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

1 year portraits

We did a photoshot for Eli's 1st birthday yesterday and I love they way the pictures turned out.

From A Warm Conversation
From A Warm Conversation

We tried to do a little smash cake with a cupcake but Eli didn't seem that interested in the cupcake.

I can't believe my baby is already 1.  More on that later.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Shutterfly albums

Has anyone seen the new layouts for the new Shutterfly Custom Path photobooks?  It's like scrapbooking on your computer, I love it!  I have been making an "Eli's 1st Year" book for Eli's 1st Birthday and I am in love with all the features offered by these books.  Here are a few screen shots of what I have been working on. 

I am having so much fun going through all of Eli's pictures and remembering all those precious moments.  I can't wait till it is all done and in my hands to look at over and over.

P.S.  I am not writing about Shutterfly because of any promotion, I just love their photobook program and all its features.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Backyard Chickens!!!!!

Our newest venture...BACKYARD CHICKENS!!!

Not sure about it but I am accepting it with open arms.  A few years ago...pre-Eli...I watched a Martha Stewart episode about Backyard Chickens and I was all for it.  I was gonna get some chickens, have fresh eggs and be an urban farmer.  Now, I have a 1 year old, a busy wedidng floral business and the thought of taking care of chickens is full of mixed emotions.

So far we have the coop about 80% built and we had 1 chicken but as of late...he is DEAD!  He ACCIDENTALLY jumped out of the box he was in and into an empty bucket of water in the flower studio.  Now I know I should never leave empty buckets with water around because Eli could fall in them but it was a busy wedding weekend and I forgot to empty them.  I never imagined the poor chicken would try to go for a swim!  Poor guy!

We are planning to get about 3 or 4 chickens and this is the little coop we have built.  My sister in law and brother in law are mostly going to be in charge of them but I am sure I will be happy to help here and there.

We still need to construct the door and get 2 dog houses and/or nesting boxes for the hens to lay their eggs.  I will definitely keep you all updated. 

Oh and this is what little Mister was up to while we were building...getting dirty in true country fashion.
Oh and if you have any advice for me I would love to hear from anyone that has backyard chickens.