Monday, February 23, 2009

Blog and Website Changes

We have a couple of url changes.

We are so excited about our new blog at Cutie Pie Photography.

Please update your RSS feed to reflect our new blog address.

For more exciting news, we finally got the domain name WITHOUT the dash!

We are now

We will redirect the old sites for a limited amount of time.

Thanks for viewing Cutie Pie Photography's Blog and Website.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

First Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I had such a great time with Kassie and her mom. Kassie is so put together for a girl her age. I casually asked if she knew where she was going to school next year. She rattled off what she wants to do with her life for the next 7-10 years. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life at her age. It is refreshing to see someone that knows what they want and is willing to do the hard work to get there. Kassie seems like such an amazing Christian girl.  She is actively involved at school and has time to play multiple sports. She is a beautiful girl, both inside and out. I could also tell that Robin really loves Kassie. I know all mom's love their kids, but I loved that it oozed out of Robin. The pride in her voice when she spoke about Kassie was heartwarming. I pray I feel the same love and affection for my kids when they are that age. It was such a blessing to spend time with them. 

Here's your a sneak peek:

I jokingly said to Kassie that we should take the "typical" senior portrait. Just for fun. You know the obviously posed one by the tree. She did it and completely made it look fabulous.
This one was my favorite (I had a bunch of them). She just looked stunning.

Thanks again ladies. I had a great day with you both!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lack of blogging...

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately. Chinell and I are working on some cool changes around here. Stay tuned...

Oh, and a rockin' senior session will be posted tomorrow.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Exciting news...

No, I am not pregnant...but it is a boy!!!

Meet our new addition. We got him last night.  He is adorable, simply adorable. We went to meet him at Hill Country Pugs. Kristy is amazing. We spent 3 hours with her and with Ritz (she was so patient with us). We met his mommy and his daddy. We wanted to make sure he was going to fit in with our family before we took him home. Kristy and Kevin show pugs, and the pups they don't keep go to pet homes. I was very impressed by her and the way they care for their little cuties. I am also thankful she allowed us to have one of her precious dogs, she is picky about the owners she selects. 

We told the kids we were going to have an adventure and go meet some cute little puppies. I had bought a crate the day before just in case we took him home. We hid it under the blanket so there was so pressure from the kids to take little Ritz home if his disposition was not a good fit for our family or we weren't a good fit for him.  O and A adored him from the very start of our visit. He is a perfect mix of energy and normal pug cuddling. Alex and I fell asleep with him on the couch with him last night.  Those of you that know me I am not an animal lover per say, but I am in love with this little guy.  Alex adores him too. He even took Ritz upstairs with him while we were gone and Ritz took a nap on Alex's lap while he worked. We have been trying to think of a new name for him and we are in between keeping the name Ritz, and O's name "Biscuit". 

We have been thinking about a dog for some time. Our girls really are amazing with animals. Horses, cats, rabbits, donkeys and of course dogs. Any animals.  Neither one of them have any fear of animals and really love them. We see something amazing in their spirits when they are with animals. I don't know how to describe it. We noticed it at my mom's farm and with my Dad and Michelle's dog Mac. We thought about small pets, had some fish that didn't work out (thanks Uncle Ryan), and ruled out a cat because you can't really choose a temperament, most are grouchy and independent. Anyhow, our kids are over the moon about little Ritz. I'll post some pictures with the kids and him later.  

The pictures speak for themselves. How adorable is he? :)

If you've got any other good doggy names, please comment :)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Giving is Awesome

Chinell and I are humbled to have been able to be a part of this amazing opportunity. Thank you all for your support and love. The family we have chosen is incredible. The husband serves our wonderful country in the armed forces. He is in Iraq right now putting his life on the life for our nation.  Mom stays at home with 4 kids. I can't even imagine trying to care for 4 kids on my own, dealing with the day to day stresses, and on top of that worrying about my husbands life on a daily basis. 

Congratulations! Thank you for all you do to serve our country. We look forward to meeting you and taking pictures of your family!

Y family

The Y family was so much fun. Aimee's mom had won a mini-session at one of our open houses (an invitation only event-email to get on our list). She saved her session for them. They came all the way from Tennessee. The kids were so fun and energetic. As you can see they are very adorable kids!  If you would join with me to pray for Aimee's stepfather. He is quite sick and could really use the prayers.I had a great time with you guys. I hope you have a wonderful trip home!