No it's not quite time for Tootsie Pop's little man to arrive, but I thought I would share the fun photos I took after Kisses and Skittles got their new family member. So after we got started with the introduction shot.
Then, of course, there was the wedding rings on the "foot" . . .well, paw in this case, LOL!
I was having way too much fun with these pictures. Well, until I was holding his little paw too hard and he squealed a little, and then I felt like the worst "grandma" in the world.
Lewis wasn't going to fall asleep so we couldn't do all the "posed" newborn shots. He was too hopped up for sleeping. So we did a little different shoot.
It looks like he is thinking, "Really?"
"Guys, I can't watch this . . . I'm just a baby!"
"Tell me when they are done . . . this is so embarrassing!"
He finally fell asleep after all those shots . . . but only for about 5 seconds. A model's life can be so exhausting! I think this was one of the best newborn photo sessions I have ever done. LOL!
Well, when I started blogging I had no idea what I was doing or where this would lead. I have "met" some very interesting people and come to love reading about their lives on their blogs. Now with my daughter and daughter-in-law getting started in blogging I am blessed to think that all of this started as a single idea from a good friend at my church. Recently, I have been approached by a couple of different marketers about doing guest blog posts (for money) and allowing some companies to advertise on my blog. This was my first experience with advertisers and I am guessing they have seen my page view numbers and decided to get some exposure to their products via all you wonderful readers out there. Of course, this doesn't include FlyBy Promotions who I am currently reviewing "some" products for and offering them to you in the form of giveaways. When I was approached by this company their whole company is about providing Christian faith-based media to families. AND FlyBy Promotions contacted me a couple of years ago, prior to the recent boom in page views. This is my experience so far. . . The first contact I had several back and forth emails detailing what they would like to post and at what fee, etc. That is until I asked this question: Are you a follower of Jesus Christ? Then the emailing ceased. Abruptly and with no further contact. The second contact I decided to cut straight to the chase. So my first reply to this advertiser was: "I recently realized that I should ask these questions first before we go any further. First, are you a follower of Jesus Christ? AND second, have you ever read my blog?" The reply was as follows: I have an inquiry for you, do you know any other bloggers who may be interested in selling advertising space? That is all, no further follow up. So I was wondering if any of you other bloggers out there have sold advertising and if so, what criteria do you use when choosing advertisers / guest bloggers?
We are currently in Houston awaiting Santa's eye surgery. So I don't have a black and white photo to share with you this week. Please pray for success and rapid healing and join in the blog hop this week.
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We are on our way back from Missouri while I am typing this post. We spent the night in Springfield, MO last night and went to C&J Cockers this morning to pick up Skittles and Kisses new baby! Born March 9, 2013.
Just wanted to take a post to say . . . thank you to all of you wonderful supporters and readers . . .
According to blogger stats . . . we have come a long way from 2008 when we started. With less that 1000 pageviews in May 2008 . . . to almost 5,000 in March 2013 . . .Wow! I am so amazed that this many people are checking out the photos and blurbs I put out there. I am truly humbled by this, knowing that I have people reading what I post, makes me truly grateful. I hope among all of these page views someone has seen Jesus Christ and not just photos or randomness. Praising God for all this electricity, bits and bytes, digital photography and all of you! So thank you! I definitely couldn't do it without all of your support!