I met darling 5-week-old Nanette through her Aunt Emily who stalks my blog. Goodness, is there anything more fun than meeting someone who reads your blog and LIKES it? It’s this strange sort of validation that maybe I am really an OK person. Emily set up this photoshoot for her sister who was visiting from California and the whole thing was so comfortable because Emily gives off this old friend, happy sort of vibe. Still, she is in trouble for two reasons:

1. She never says ‘hello’ when she visits my blog.
2. She doesn’t have a blog of her own so that I can stalk HER!

So if anyone else is out there, come forward and say hello!

OK, friends, we have to be nice here. No one can hate Kaitlin (Nanette’s mommy) for being so breathtakingly, drop dead gorgeous. Cause she’s just as nice as she is beautiful. I promise.

November 11, 2008
November 16, 2008



  1. Linkous

    November 13, 2008

    Ok, we definitely want pics of little linkous #3 in that basket! 🙂 Beautiful pictures as always, and you don’t need this blog to know that you are one of the very best women on this earth. I’m so thankful to have such a great friend.

  2. Annie

    November 13, 2008

    Oh, my. These are beautiful!

    You are going to have to come tell my husband why I am having a case of the baby hungries just looking at these.

    Either that, or remind me that babies require more work and come with a “please take care of this child for many, many years” tag attached.

  3. jennie w.

    November 13, 2008

    That’s it–I’m having another baby just so you can take pictures of it.

    Love the pic of the baby on the shelf. So cute! (And I thought I was the only one who kept their babies there.)

  4. Erik

    November 13, 2008

    Great baby and mommy pictures.

    Aren’t babies fun! I’d like to have another one as soon as I finish the servants quarters.

  5. Jeanelle

    November 13, 2008

    I’m obediently delurking to say I love your blog. Yours came up as a “top recommendation” in my Google reader one day and I subscribed soon after I saw your amazing pictures. You are so talented — thanks for sharing!

  6. Kira

    November 13, 2008

    I am also here to confess. You are one of my favorites. I like to just look at all the color in your shots. I also like peeking into your life. I am expecting my first little girl in March…..maybe we will need to meet 🙂

  7. Ken

    November 13, 2008

    Where do I sign up to live in your “Servants Quarters”

  8. Bonnie

    November 14, 2008

    Hello! Just want you to know, I read EVERY post on your blog and you are one of my top 3 favorites to read! And obviously, I love your pictures! BTW, how’s LucyBelle? I miss her!

  9. Sara Jane

    November 14, 2008

    I’ve come forward as a confessed long time blog lurker. Thanks for sharing your talents. I can’t wait to meet you in December and get some great pictures of my boys and family!

  10. Heather

    November 14, 2008

    Hi, well since you asked, I have to come forward. I found your blog from one of your posts on Segullah, and keep coming back. I love your photography, it is really inspiring and I love reading about your family and friends, it helps me with my homesickness for Utah. We just moved to Pennsylvania from Holladay and a lot of the people you write about remind me of people I know there. I guess I don’t know where you really live, but I like to imagine it is just down the street from where we used to live.

  11. Andrea

    November 14, 2008

    beautiful. Your pictures just make me happy.

  12. twoelves

    November 14, 2008

    Gorgeous! I love all of them, but especially the first one and the last one! Darling.

  13. duchess

    November 14, 2008

    How sweet. I think she’s going to have beautiful hair like her mom – she’s already off to a good start.
    The photos are beautiful.

  14. katherine

    November 14, 2008

    wow, babies come so small!!! My brother Joseph had hair just like Nanette. It’s now thick and wavy. You are so good at taking pictures!!!!

  15. Laura

    November 14, 2008

    Hi Michelle-

    I can’t remember how I found your blog, but it is so fun to see you and your family. You are a terrific writer!
    I can’t believe your kids are all getting so old.
    Morgan has 8 months left of his mission.
    We found out that Evan’s friend Colin is in a quartet with Ben. Small world!

  16. Jan Russell

    November 14, 2008

    It’s hard not to be a hater! Beautiful mommy, beautiful baby, and beautiful photos!

    I completely enjoyed your “messy life” post too – and it’s really a pity that Harrison can’t live close enough to play Playmobil at your house!

  17. Erica

    November 15, 2008

    I am related to Todd and Janette – they are our aunt and uncle. How do you know them?!
    I was also wondering about your pricing for some photos of my new little guy. We will be in Utah soon and I was wondreing about some dates… if you get a chance could you email me? THANKS!

  18. Melissa

    November 15, 2008

    Oh goodness! That fuzzy fluffy little head could not be any sweeter! Mmmmm, to nuzzle that little sweetness.
    Beautiful photos Michelle!

  19. emilee

    November 17, 2008

    Hello! I love the photos of Nanette. Such a fun experience to see you in action. I knew I wasn’t the only lurker. I’m waiting for the day when you hold Photoshop Fridays at your home (or mine for that matter). You are amazing. Until then maybe I’ll have to crash your scripture study group. thanks for everything!

  20. StubbyDog

    November 18, 2008

    *I do not need another baby*I do not need another baby*I do not need another baby*…

  21. Melinda

    November 19, 2008

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  22. Melinda

    November 19, 2008

    There is an amazing connection captured here between Mommy and Baby. They are really going to have a lot of fun together, you can tell. WOW, you have some serious followers. How far out are you booking shoots now? If you ever need a secretary you can hire me.

  23. LadyK

    November 28, 2008

    “So if anyone else is out there, come forward and say hello!”

    Michelle, I too stalk you. 😉

    I look forward to your posts every day and must admit that I feel a little disappointed when I don’t see a new one. Your blog has substance, which is why I consistently come back for more. (Unlike some blogs, that represent a blogger’s alter-ego, ‘nough said…)

    You have many gifts and writing is definitely one of them. You have a way of expressing yourself through your craft that surely connects with everyone- that is a powerful ability. Our lives are very different, although we share common ground in many ways. Through this glimpse into your life and through your daring honesty, your personal revelations, confessions and inspiration, you’ve become one of my very good friends whom I shall honor forever. You’ve brought me to tears on many occasions, your posts are thought provoking and they are a good source of shock therapy to help me get real with myself.

    You have a bold spirit, mighty enough to fill a room and bust it at its seams. You are a beautiful person and have a beautiful life, and you deserve all the good things that life has to offer.

    I have never left a comment, but have wanted to many times. I am an ALL or nothin’ kind of girl… and I shall retreat back to my mute state, but know that I am here to celebrate your triumphs, share your sorrows and evolve along with you (although, at a much slower pace). -Karyn

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