Friday, September 27, 2013

One year pictures

Just realized I never got around to posting Teagan's one year pictures. My reminder was those precious, rolly thighs on the desktop of my computer. Oh, I could squeeze her.

We love how the pictures turned out. And if you're looking for a good photographer in the Atlanta area, we used Brandi with Shutter Snap Photography. You can find more information here. She was great! We never felt rushed while she was taking our pictures, and we got 73 edited images when all was said and done. Happy momma. My only problem now is finding where in the house I'm going to put them all!

Anyone have a favorite place to get pictures printed? We went the Shutterfly route this time as I've always been pleased with their cards and photobooks. However, the quality of these prints are just okay. I don't feel like they quite capture the quality of the photos that Brandi took.

I'm going to be turning some of these into some photoboards {where the image is transferred on to a block of wood} that I've made before. Maybe when I get around to it, I'll also write a post about it. It is a lot of work, but they really turn out so cool!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Last weekend, we took a little family getaway to Greenville, SC. Patrick made us some surprise reservations late in the week. Love surprises like that. And we love Greenville too. Oh, and family. ;)  It was so, so fun. We stayed at the Marriott in downtown Greenville. Greenville has the cutest downtown area, with lots of shopping and restaurants with outdoor seating. Patrick and I both have fun college memories in Greenville. He went to Furman which is located there, and I went to Clemson where Greenville is the closest 'big' city to go to. And the fact that this weekend there was a cool, fall crisp to the air made our time there that much better. Seriously. It was a perfect weekend.

Day 1
On the way there! {Teagan's only 30 minute nap of the day...she was such a champ!} 

Reedy River Park...Teagan didn't understand why we would let her just get fully in the water.

Excited to introduce Teagan to one of my Greenville obsessions favorites 

She was a fan. Please note the double fisting it with the spoons. She is her momma's daughter. 

Daddy-Daughter Greenville cuteness. 

haha...she loves pointing out his eyes.

We ended the night by bringing take-out back to the hotel while we watched football and Teagan crashed from the fun day. 

Day 2
Day 2 started with sweet girl sleeping in until 8:30 and heading off to Tommy's Country Ham House...a Greenville landmark. Not a fancy place, but some good home cookin'. 

We then headed to Furman. It has such a gorgeous campus. 

Daddy-Daughter Bell Tower fun. 

Please note the excitement on her face and the fact that her finger is IN Patrick's ear. Ha, she thinks she's pretty funny.  

love my family. 

Where he lived his senior year. 
So maybe we went to Spill the Beans again the next day, this time with a pretty view of the falls. 
And 6 minutes after we got in the car, this is what happened. {and this does not happen often}. Sweet girl was such a champ, and I think she had just as much fun as we did.