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One Year Ago Today

One year ago, we got an ultrasound done to determine whether Tayler had down syndrome or not. It was something that they had been telling us for 9 weeks (ever since I had an ultrasound at 18 weeks.) After many calculations, they found that there was entirely too much fluid around her and that she had chloroplexus cysts on her brain. 
I was a wreck. Week after week, I just sat and rubbed my belly wondering if my baby would live to be an adult? Would she struggle with different things in life? Would she make it through the birth? I had no idea what to expect. I remember going through all of the ultrasound pictures and just looking at her, trying to figure out if she 'looked' like she had down syndrome. I would google ultrasound pictures of babies that were also diagnosed with this. It was a bit morbid, but as a mother, I wanted to just be prepared. I did not want to be caught off guard anymore.
On December 26th, 2010 they declared me 'high risk' and my doctor's offi…

9 Months Old

My kid loves the snow.
True story.
It finally snowed here! (Well, enough to see it on the ground!) So, we took Tayler out for her FIRST adventure in it. I didn't know if she would like it or not because she HATES being cold, but she actually thoroughly enjoyed it! Since I'm trying my hand at this 'photography' thing (I'm still learning all of the neat things-- ISO, aperature, etc.) but I think this turned out rather nicely! I cannot wait to make a cute collage of them in our living room!

Isn't she the cutest?? 
All the others look something like that.. lots of crawling around and looking up at momma and daddy :) We had SUCH a good time... until she got cold LOL Then it was like immediate dislike. But it was fun while it lasted :)
Speaking of this 9 month old...
She just had her check-up this week. Well, I'm getting ahead of myself. Here's our 9 month old:

Adorable, right? :) I'm a little biased.. but she is tooo stinkin' cute! S…

First Try at Christmas Lights :)

I have a nice camera that my hubby got me forever ago and I'm just now trying to 'learn' how to use it. I've been reading a lot about ISO, Aperature, Shutter Speed, etc. I'm slowly learning what all of those mean and how to use them to 'perrr-fect' a picture. It'll take me awhile and I do not profess to be a 'photographer' by any means. I just want to learn how to take a great picture, you know? I really want to learn to take my children's picture and actually be able to utilize them in our home :) 
I tried my hand at taking a few pictures of my brother and his fiance's Christmas tree. I read a TON about how to make the lights look big and bright. These are not sell-able shots, but I think I'm slowly getting the hang of it....

I know I have a lot of improvements to make, but I was really proud of these two shots. :)