…I had one yesterday. Thankful for today….
Remember THIS POST (click here)…well do I have exciting news! With about 36 hours of notice that they were becoming first time parents – Robert and Rachel welcomed Griffin into their arms, hearts and families. He is one of the cutest baby boys and has the greatest head of hair. His parents are completely smitten and are some of the most at ease, natural first time parents I have ever met. They had a really good thing going as a couple and it is SO MUCH fun to see the great thing they have going now as a family. This tiny guy has one incredible story of love both from his amazing birth parents to his mom and dad – it is just beautiful! Rachel told me a month or so ago that our kids could be in the same grade – she was right, they are about 4 weeks apart.
I have gotten several phone calls, emails and in person questions asking when Griffin would be making his blog debut…here you go:
These next 3 are my favorites. The night before she had him, Griffin’s birth mom packed this basket full of essential items for Robert and Rachel. She knew they didn’t have much time to prepare…how incredibly strong, beautiful, and selfless is that! I so hope to meet her one day…
I love baby yawns!
He likes me. He really likes me.
Yeah, it didn’t take long for him to realize how cool his Aunt Ashley is (Rach says I need a new name b/c that is hard for a kid to say).
I get asked all the time about post processing/digital editing/”photoshopping” and what I recommend. There are so many options out there is it difficult to make recommendations. Most cameras and computers come with software. I’m a mac girl, so I don’t really know anything about software that isn’t mac friendly. I had heard a little about Picnik.com for free online editing so I thought I would give it a test run for you. I played with the free version, but they have upgrade options for an affordable price that allows for more customization. I was pleasantly surprised with what it could do for being free. If you haven’t played with digitally editing your photos before I recommend trying it out. Here are some of my “before” & “after” shots.
Biggest brother (and Big brother) in Hawaii…3 years ago
Biggest brother 3 years ago. The skin tone came out a little too warm, but I could have played with it more.
Biggest brother learning to walk…the vignette is a little strong for my taste
For the record, I use Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop