Friday, December 28, 2007

Pictures again...
So as I get ready to have Darrian's 3 month photo's taken I find myself trolling all sorts of photographer websites and blogs. I am looking for ideas, and for a photographer who is reasonably priced and does the type of pictures I am looking for. I think in a former life, or in this life I long to be a professional photographer. I LOVE pictures. I love taking pictures. I honestly think the Canon XTI SLR I got for my birthday this year was the best gift I have ever ever gotten. Who knew I was already creating my favorite subject (Darrian) when I opened it! I want to go to classes and learn more about it, photoshop, and get lenses for it.
I admire the work of others who have already mastered the trade. So today I ran across this website of a photographer.. It honestly takes my breath away. Her pictures are amazing and her price is reasonable. One glitch.. she is in Utah. I honestly wondered for a minute how much it would be to fly there.. haha. I did send her an email and let her know how much I admired her work and if she was EVER in the area I would love to have her take Darrian's pictures. Hey I can hope right?
Meanwhile two that I am looking at that are local are :
Also I ran across this Mom on Flickr who decided when her son turned one to take a picture a day documenting his life. That is sort of a neat idea, I wonder if I could actually keep it up. Perhaps I will start it Jan. 1st. It helps that she takes amazing pictures..Here is a look..
Happy FRIDAY everyone!

Thursday, December 27, 2007


So searched everywhere for a "bumbo", the mothers in my Mom's group recommended it. It helps a child sit up who can't sit up yet. Darrian loves to sit up so it is nice to put him in it and set him next to us and not have to sit him on our lap all the time.

Also makes for great pictures ! Here are some pictures of him in his bumbo..

My fun with photoshop on the next two pictures.. I am learning. He is cracking himself up in this one.. He giggles out loud which is SO CUTE!

Darrian likes his Jumperoo we got him for Christmas.. here are some pictures of him playing with it.

His feet don't touch the floor so we use a pillow :)
He's trying to figure out the monkey. It lights up to reward him for jumping which he likes. And the chair turns around full circle to play with everything on the saucer..

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas...

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It comes and go so quickly huh? We had a good Christmas and Santa was kind to all of us. Saturday we went to Lynda's for a Christmas get together, and exchanged gifts with everyone. It was fun and Darrian did really good with all the people. Sunday my Mom and I took Darrian to SF to fight the crowds and go to Gucci to get Keith a wallet he wanted. It was pure insanity in Union Square, I ran into Gucci then ran back to the car ... nuts! We then went to lunch and came home. Our nephew Devan and his girlfriend Tan flew in that night and we hung out. Monday was pretty lowkey, wrapping gifts and hanging out. Our other Nephew Jason flew in that night, Tan and I stayed behind and wrapped gifts.

I went to midnight Mass that night, the service was really nice. After I went home and we all opened gifts. Darrian was even awake! I got some great gifts.. coach purse, perfume, iphone docking station from Keith and Coach shoes, digital frame, fondue set, giftcard from my Mom.

Darrian got lots of great gifts too and seems to like the jumperoo Keith and I got him.

Christmas day we had family over and I cooked dinner for everyone.

All in all it was a great holiday weekend... I have pictures that I am trying to post but it isn't working for me.

In the meantime I wanted to share this great website I found with baby beanies! They only have 6-12 mo. as the smallest size but I am going to get some for Darrian. I think they are so cute !

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone... Sorry I have not posted in a while. It has gotten busy with the holidays rushing up quickly upon us. So much to accomplish in so little time. Also in true Thornton fashion it wasn't a holiday without some drama. Most of you know my sister-in-laws can be a true pain, if not this blog isn't long enough to capture the 10 years of drama. I will say when a family emergency came up last weekend I found myself blessed to have friends I could call on that put their own lives on hold to be there. Especially Devyn, Chris, Julie and my Mom... they have shown Keith and I how truly blessed we are. That no gift under the tree will compare to the gift that they have given us. We are forever in debt. As Devyn said I had my own little "Christmas Miracle" ... now we move on towards Christmas hopefully drama free.

We got a tree for Christmas, I haven't been able to get enough pictures of Darrian in front of it because I have had to upload pictures and I hadn't had the time. Finally I did and wanted to share our tree shopping pictures, and the final product here.

Enjoy! I will try and post before Christmas, if not we send our love to everyone and hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Couple of Favorite Pictures as of late...

The first picture is Keith's "shot out" to Bernice, from Darrian. Bernice is Donna's best friend since Keith was in diapers. She holds a special place for him, and she always calls now to comment on the blog so Keith wanted Darrian to say "hi"!

The second is the money shot, the shot that melts Mommy and Daddy's heart.. this is his laughing picture.. so cute..

Darrian Meet Santa.....

We took Darrian to meet Santa over the weekend. The line wasn't too long, but he fell asleep in it so we tried to wake him up real quick. Grandma showed up just in time for pictures. I have more pictures at the link below, or you can click on the above pictures to make them bigger.
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