Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

Almost a whole year has past again... 

Just a few hours left in 2013 and I just have to (try) express how great this year was for us!
We started the year off as a very difficult time with Finn. I don't write about his struggles very often. But end on 2012, beginning of 2013 was the toughest ever. Problems at school, at daycare, here at home. Woke up 12 times every night!!! Didn't eat for days, would walk out of the house while we were asleep (yes we have three locks on our front door) etc. Doctors wanted to put him on meds, mainly because his behavior was dangerous to himself! I knew this was not an option for us or for our three year old. I knew we had to fight. Fight for him, fight for our family. I became depressed. Isolated myself. It's not easy to be THAT parent with THAT child. Hard to listen to advice non stop and even harder to hear that there is nothing wrong with him. So at the end of February we signed Finn up for an intense form of therapy. I am not kidding when I tell you this was the hardest decision we have ever done as a family. I cried for days and prayed that we made the right decision. It was hard... Huge time commitment and financial too. But by the beginning of the summer it was over and we had a "normal" life back. We had the most amazing summer. He is doing great in school and not a day goes by I don't get compliments on his behavior. A few days ago I had a restaurant manager come up to me and tell me how well behaved our little boy is. A year ago we couldn't even imagine going to a restaurant. 
So to end this... 2013 was the most amazing year we had in a long time. Thank you!!!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

365 in January

I started a new 365 in 2013. I have started some before and I never finished one... Last year for Christmas I tried to put together a calendar of my children for 2013 and there were a few months I didn't have any pictures of my kids. I knew I had to change this. So far 2013 I have missed one day. Day 3. I felt bad but decided to not quit and move one.

Here are a few of my favorites from January

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Tree Farm

We finally got our Christmas Tree! We like waiting till closer to Christmas... a tradition that Scot's family did and mine. Christmas seems to us so much more special if the decorations are just hung up. It always gets us in a great Christmas spirit. Plus we don't have to worry too much about Finn and the tree. The tree only needs to survive for a few days versus an entire month!

We picked Jake up from school a little early (just 10 min) and headed over to the Christmas Tree farm. Of course it took us forever to find the perfect tree and of course just like last year. Every time we found a tree we liked, we decided to keep looking and come back to it later. Except we could never find it again. Next year someone please remind me to bring ribbons to mark the trees!

 Of course there was lots of screaming about who gets to carry the saw (haha Finn if you ever think I will let you hold a saw), lots of whining about "are we done yet" but at the end we all agreed it was a lot of fun and we are cutting our own tree down again next year!

Finny was trying so desperate to kiss "Schnitzel" the goat!
 I think we need to move this kid out to the country!

On the way home we decided what better way to end the day then Donuts for dinner!

Friday, December 14, 2012

I am back!

I think I am back... I miss this place! Looking back I love that I have all these amazing memories in one place. I don't have that right now... I feel like I lost so much of 2011 and 2012 because I didn't have a place to write it down! Life has been crazy. Bla Bla Bla lots of excuses. But nothing valid enough!

2013 is going to be the year of journaling for me! Photos, blog posts, videos or even just writing notes to myself! I have to get better with it! For me and for the kids!

Did you miss us?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Time to say Goodbye

I have been thinking about this A LOT over the past few months... I know you have noticed.

I am not here anymore.

I am busy with the kids all day and at night I work on pictures.

By the time I am done with that I just don't feel like updating here anymore.

I didn't feel like there was space on here for my client pictures and I didn't feel like there was space for my kids pictures on my clients space.

So, I am going to combine these two. Some days you will get to see pretty pictures of gorgeous people and some other days you will get to see pictures of MY gorgeous people.

I will try to make it a daily routine to update. At least more than twice a month.

I worked hard on this new blog. I hope you like it but for now it is time to say Good Bye on here.

Maybe one day I will be back here... when Finn is in school probably ;)

Please visit me at Please take your time to follow me over there.

I will close this blog down for good in a few weeks.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

from the gang

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Someone learned how to give kisses. Probably the cutest thing ever.

Jake is laying across my lap!

Kisses from sonja mcgill on Vimeo.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Finn took the last dose of antibiotics yesterday and we are all healthy again.

Finn did get stung by a bee today and as soon as I saw what happend my first thought was "please don't be allergic to bees, please don't be allergic to bees" I know it hurt the little guy, but another trip to the ER is not on my radar for long, long, looooooooooooooooooong time. I hope that was enough o's.

And since we are feeling better and it is October. We had to get out of the house and explore.

Here is the actual prove that we are healthy again