Dec
02
2009

2 years ago, our lives were changed…

Exactly 730 days ago we were sleeping in a hospital room, exhausted from being up all night. Shauna was in the bed and I was on a rolling cot that a nurse brought to us. Every movement, cough, or hiccup seemed to wake us from the little sleep we were trying to get. Shauna went into labor around midnight and just a few hours later, we were introduced to a baby boy, Simon Shane. In that short amount of time, our lives were instantly changed. I began to think about everything differently, like driving for instance. I had never been afraid to drive a vehicle until the day that we took Simon home from the hospital. Nervous, cold, but sweating at the same time, I was a mess. I had to get my family home safe and this changed me.

I went out and bought camping gear, but then I realized that it would be a couple of years before I could actually take this 8 pounder out into the wilderness. I started buying gloves and baseballs, hotwheels and basketballs, but couldn’t use any of it. There is a big part of me that wants my kids to stop growing, to stay the same forever. Conflictingly, I want them to grow up a little so we can go camping and play basketball together. We were finally able to use a hotwheel track. I bought one for Simon for his birthday this year and we have been playing with it alot. We celebrated in Las Cruces with our families over Thanksgiving break. A storm actually came through that afternoon and we lost power for about 90 minutes or so. Most of these were taken without any lights on, just a flash. Here are a few photos that we wanted to share with you.

picture of Simon
The birthday boy

picture of Eli, Simon's little brother
Eli, Simon’s little brother

picture of Simon

picture of Simon and Shauna
Simon and Shauna shooting webs like Spiderman

picture of Simon

picture of Simon

picture of Simon

picture of Simon

picture of Simon

picture of Simon and I
Simon and I

picture of Simon

picture of simon
Simon and his birthday cupcake that his aunt made. Scrumptious.

picture of Eli and uncle Bebo (Brian)

Being a dad is one of the greatest privileges that I have and I look forward to being with my boys every single day. Joy and happiness can’t really express the indescribable feeling that my family gives to me. They make me joyful, and they bring me happiness, but it’s more than just that.

Today, December 2nd is Simon’s birthday and I am overwhelmed by the blessing that he is to me. Happy Birthday Simon, I love you my buddy.

Aug
26
2009

Fort Collins Colorado Family photography – Lewis family photos

The same day that we took some pictures for our family, we had the privilege of photographing Jobe and Lyndsey Lewis from Fort Collins, Colorado [CO]. Shauna, Nate and I went to school with Jobe at New Mexico State University. Lyndsey has a rockin’ family photography business in Ft. Collins, CO. Check out her stuff –> Fort Collins Photographer. Check ‘em out…

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fort collins colorado photography

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fort collins colorado photography

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fort collins colorado photography

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fort collins colorado photography

fort collins colorado photography

fort collins colorado photography

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fort collins colorado photography

fort collins colorado photography

fort collins colorado photography

Aug
25
2009

Windsor Colorado Family Photography – Sporleder Family Photos

We love our family! We spent about 3 weeks in Windsor, Colorado this summer hanging out with our family and friends. Andrea & Troy (Andrea is Shauna’s cousin) are the coolest and we got to take their photos in their amazing backyard. It makes me a little mad because I have to work so hard on my grass in my backyard just to keep it from dying from the 116 degree summer heat. Troy said that because they had so much rain this summer, he turned his sprinkler system off for several weeks, and his grass still looks unbelievable. Well, here are some of our thumbs up pics:

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