Mason's Birth Story!

Our day started at about 4:30 am...up and dad and Megan picked me up and we grabbed some early, 5:00am breakfast and headed to meet Devon at the hospital.  Devon had worked the night before, and had to get off work early at 6:00am.  (he was scheduled to work until 7:00am)  They got all checked in, moved into a room and started hooking Megan up about 6:30am.  Wires, questions, nurses...all that fun stuff!  The worst part was when they put Megan's IV in.... she warned them that she didn't like needles, the nurses where just kind of like "oh ok"  (you know everyone says that)  but they figured out she was VERY serious when she blacked out, couldn't hear us and was dripping sweat.  She was just a HAIR from passing out.  Then they started the pitocin at 8:30am.  Devon took about a two hour nap while things were moving slow.  By 10:00am things were getting more and more painful.  Megan told herself she was going to wait until 11:00 to get her epidural.  By 10:15 I was getting the nurse to start the process! :)  Devon was awake by then and trying to comfort her a bit.  After that things moved QUICK!  She was at 6cm, My dad and I went down to get all of us some lunch at about noon (minus Megan)  We at lunch and I went to get Alyvia for one last visit.  I walked in with her and they said she was at 9cm!  We got Alyvia out of there and waited for the doctor.  The doctor came in, checked everything out and he was right there, ready to come on out.  I text my parents at 1:25 and said she was about to start pushing.  He was born at 1:31 pm!   :-)

Here's a link to the Birth Story video if you haven't seen it yet.  Click Here.

Welcome to the world Mason Allen McGinnis!

We've been planning this event/day since the time my sister in law found out she was pregnant.  They knew they wanted me to be there, to capture every minute of it and make them a birth story!

I went in with them at 6:00am for the induction and clicked the day away!  He came at 1:31pm!  The whole day went so fast, especially after 11:30pm.  

I'll save the whole story of the day for later...but here are a few photos to tease you a bit until I have the birth story done :)


Welcome to the world buddy!  I am so glad I got to be apart of your special birth.  Thank you for letting me have the camera in your face the second you were born :)  xoxox Love, "Aunt haha"

Thinking about Christmas...In JULY!

I've been thinking ahead to winter... I'm a planner.  And I need to know that things are done, and ready!

We're converting our basement into my studio.  Right now it's carpet, but that carpet isn't going to stay.  We're going to pull that up and lay some kind of laminate/pergo flooring!  Then I'll be painting, decorating and rearranging.  
I cannot wait to show you!  I'll be sure to post some before/during and after photos.
Now I'm off to online shop for somethings I have in mind. 

If you have any suggestions be sure to leave a comment.  I'd love to hear them. 

Jeremy & Lindsay...SO IN LOVE!

These two... oh where do I even begin!
Lindsay is actually my husbands AUNT....but we're only a few years apart.  (My husband's grandpa remarried, later in life--a younger woman! :) )

They have been together for about 8 years and he (finally) proposed.  Of course she said YES!!  Lindsay was on the phone calling me, AS SOON AS he proposed.  They set a date and we set a date for engagement photos.  She immediatly asked about doing some inside the OSU stadium.  They're huge buckeye fans and she knew Jeremy would LOVE it.  I think we all three LOVED it. 

It was my first time inside the stadium to take photos....We just enjoyed the awesomeness!

Enjoy your sneak peek you two... I cannot wait to share the rest with you, and shoot your wedding in November!  ps, I hope the rest of your day was magical ;-)

Fourth of July Contest

I want you to share your Fourth of July photos.
I'm sure you all took tons of photos this holiday share them with me.
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