Tuesday, September 27, 2011

In the Archives

Written by Shannon Leigh

I just found all of these in my archives.
 I fell completely and totally in love with 4 month old Ruby all over again.
What a little cutie who used to stay in one place for more than 2 seconds.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Ain't Too Proud Monday

Written by Shannon Leigh

Bologna face.
It's her alter ego.
The girl loves bologna, what can I say?
Apparently she likes to BE bologna too.
There isn't a cuter bolgna facc in all of the world.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Written by Shannon Leigh
Ruby has always loved music.  She loves to listen and dance.  She just can't help moving her body when she hears it.  She points to the record player all the time and says "moo-zick, moo-zick, peeese"

She also loves to make music.

We have a vintage metal tray in our bedroom and one of Ruby's favorite things to do is  to play "music" on it.  She basically takes anything hard and pounds on it like the dickens and smiles and dances.  Then she says "moo-zick" so proudly.

This morning we were playing on the floor of our bedroom and Izzy was soaking up her last morning stretches in the sun.  Ruby came up next to her and laid her hand on her head.  Izzy began wagging her tail satisfactorily, thumping the ground.  Thud, thud, thud, thud.

Ruby with an excited squeal pointed to Izzy's tail and said "moo-zick, moo-zick!"

I of course thought it was the most adorable thing in the world, which it was.

Dear Ruby, you are so right that Izzy's tail was making music this morning.

I hope you always hear the music things.


Monday, September 19, 2011


Written by Shannon Leigh
Lately (in between photo shoots, editing, creating albums, and you-know, tending this child of mine) I have been cleaning/reorganizing/attic-ing like crazy.  Yes, I just verbed that noun.

When Matt and I bought our little cottage 3 1/2 years ago we thought it was HUGE.
No really, we thought it was ginormous. We thought we'd never fill it up.
When we moved in we had only been married for a few months and we had like 5 pieces of furniture to our name, all of which were hand-me-downs.
It took us 4 hours and a moving van to completely move and unpack in this humble abode.

But since then, we have had a child, I learned to reupholster, and I started an in-home(ish) business.
And NOW peeps we are BUSTING at the seams.

I have always taken a lot of pride in the fact that we are pretty good at getting rid of things, but when you have kid, it's a whole new ball game especially when we plan to have more someday.

So for the last few days I have taken on the task of cleaning out every closet/nook/cranny and we are putting things in the attic that we don't think we will use in the next year or so (like books, decorative things that I'd like to keep but don't have room for, baby things etc.).  We are craigslisting a bunch of stuff too…
It's been a lengthy process (and we aren't done yet) but in the end it will be worth it.

Which us luck!

These pictures have nothing to do with this post.
I just LOVE those curls.
Taken August 19th, 2011.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A little phtoshoot

Written by Shannon Leigh

Ruby in a romper and costume jewelry sitting in a suitcase in a field of wildflowers. 
No big deal.
An everyday sorta thing around these parts.
Enjoy, you know that I am.
{Taken August 7, 2011}

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Flower Child

Written by Shannon Leigh

The only thing antique about our little tan cottage is the hydrangea that graces our front landscaping.  

I find that quite pathetic (I really love all things antique).

I LOVE that hydrangea.
and I love that little girl of mine.

2 of my favorite things.


Ministry Opportunity!

Written by Shannon Leigh

Hey everyone!

Shannon Leigh Anderson Photography has a great ministry opportunity for those of you in the C-U area!
Click here to see how you can serve a missionary AND get your family pictures taken!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Ain't Too Proud Monday

Written by Shannon Leigh

Ruby is getting new teeth. 
Ruby is kind of bear right now.

She loves to color.
We color a lot.
We colored this morning.

She colored her face and her hands.
She colored the highchair.

She wanted all he markers all at once.
I gave her one at a time.
Ruby got mad.

She screamed.
I laughed.
Because being a mom is hilarious.

The markers were washable.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

You are my happy

Written by Shannon Leigh