Monday, January 30, 2012

welcome to the world!

i just love a creative momma with a sense of humor!

i had the pleasure of getting to know julian a.k.a juelz, or as i like to call him, "baby j" even before he made his grand entrance during his momma's maternity shoot in december. what a joy to actually meet him in person today! there is something about a sweet newborn baby that renews your sense of hope in this crazy world...i know that there are great things in store for this little guy.  
welcome baby j!

on a personal note, i couldn't help but to be reminded that my baby boys are now 19 & 18 years old!  my how time flies...they grow up so fast so hold that baby tight in your arms while you can! i was also reminded of one of my all time favorite poems for my sons...if.
congratulations kaelyn & julian...he is definitely a keeper!!

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream — and not make dreams your master;
If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings — nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And — which is more — you’ll be a Man, my son!


  1. great pics, great writing, great poem, great job!!! loved it!

  2. I am so in love with the way you put this together!! You are a awesome photographer!! I love the way you can capture life threw a linse. Not all photographers see life as you do Amy!! Im so thankful to have met someone like you and hope we can build a stronger friendship! <3