Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Quiet Morning

Last weekend I woke up to a beautiful warm light streaming through the bedroom window. I had been wanting to capture more photos of my growing belly and thought the lighting would be perfect. I grabbed the camera and started playing around with different exposures in preparation for a morning "photo shoot." Meanwhile, Noah climbed into the bed and tried to rouse a reluctant Daddy from sleep. I inadvertently caught some very sweet moments of my two boys. Judging by the number of views this photo got on our Flickr page, I am not the only one who thinks so.

Curtis, however, is critical of his appearance in every single picture. But he is not the one writing this post, so I am going to share more unedited shots of our quiet morning...which will probably get me in trouble :)

The actual maternity photos turned out beautiful as well, but may be a bit too, umm...revealing, to make public. It is hard to believe we will soon have another little body to snuggle in that bed.

Monday, January 4, 2010


With only a few weeks until the expected arrival of the new baby, there are lots of preparations being made around our home. I am anxiously counting down the days until my last day of work (6 more shifts!) in between finishing up several projects and preparing for the birth. Here are just a few glimpses into what is going on around Our Quiet Place these days.

32 week belly.

An embroidered banner to welcome Baby and celebrate Valentine's Day.

Books and rice filled hot pack on the nightstand.

A knitted gift for our midwife.

Relaxing lighting for my nightly baths.

Baby supplies, and pink and blue hats made from old t-shirts. Which color will it be?