It’s starting to hit me now that we’re actually moving (let’s hope… we haven’t officially closed yet!) I’ve really been dragging my feet on getting anything ready, but thought today that I want to tie up loose ends before we leave. One of those loose ends is blogging. I want to be all caught up before we move so I can make a fresh start in the new house. The other loose end is getting rid of anything we don’t need, so if anyone is on the market for a new dining table/chairs, a gliding ottoman, popcorn popper, or electric omelet maker just let me know!

Here’s what was going on in the Monsen house back in February…


My Nephew, Ascher, was in the hospital and we were so sad we couldn’t be there to see him. This was our attempt at a get well card, but June just wasn’t having it.

SAM_0223 June is so adorable with Todd. She’ll always give him a big grin whenever he gets home from work, and it just melts my heart.

SAM_0212This is June’s first experience (of many) with fancy Sunday dresses. She’s looks a little skeptical to me.

SAM_0198Check it out! June is finally big enough for the Bjorn! Big day for us…

021413_0051SMWe finally graduated form the giant green pacifier from the hospital to this little cutie. She loves the paci… and so do we!


I can’t help but creep and take pictures while she sleeps. She’s just so sweet and peaceful. I have about a million photos already

Matt + Sayward Engagements 2010

Because I am switching blogs, I decided to do a little revisiting of some of my favorite photo sessions. It’s been so fun to look back on all the work I’ve been doing, and to realize that I really love photography! It’s easy for me to get overwhelmed with everything I’m NOT doing (better blogging, advertising, etc.) so it’s nice ot be able to look back at what I have been able to accomplish.

Chubby Babies

I must have a thing for making cute chubby babies look even bigger. I was looking through some old posts and found this photo of my nephew Thad from a few years ago….

Now compare with this picture of my other nephew Ascher, taken last fall…

I love them both so much and am so sad they don’t (and won’t) be living close!!

Ascher 1 Year

I can’t believe it’s already been one year since sweet little Ascher was born! Although I am known affectionately as ‘Creepy Aunt Kelsie’ I’m going to miss this little guy (and his parents ;-)) so much when they move to big ole Mississippi!


I love going through my old photos of my time in Europe. I miss it more everyday, and cherish the photos I captured while there. During this particular perusal, I noticed I have a lot of photos of ‘collections’. I think I like these shots because I admire that the people responsible for these collections cared enough to create them. It makes me wish I could be a little better at holding on to things that I enjoy, instead of allowing them to be crowded out.

Here’s to a new year. Just like one of my favorite childhood characters said,

“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.”