of the camera. gulp.  I have been looking forward to this for months!  My very good friend Melissa Speelman is a talented photographer in the Cincinnati area.   We decided to swap family photo sessions.  We both took pics and had pics taken of our families at the same time.  It was a BLAST!  I’m so glad to have pics of me with my kids!  Getting my picture taken is not one of my favorite things to do, but Melissa and her gang made it so fun.  I’ll have plenty more to share later . . . along with Melissa’s family.  Check out her blog by clicking the link above or in the sidebar. 

I am laughing in a lot of the pics (because I tend to laugh a lot in real life . . . either that or stress . . . I go to extremes).  Some people might wonder why I want a picture of myself with my mouth WIDE open.  Well, I want my kids to remember me laughing with them.  So no matter how crazy I look, I hope these pics remind them of all the fun times we had together.