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    Hello! My name is Kim. I created this blog as a place for me to compile all of my, well, everything. I have been trying to separate "work" and "personal" in the blogging world for way too long. So here at tickledpink studios, you will be sure to find a little bit of everything. The reason I picked up my first "real" camera to begin with was so I could learn to capture the moments in my every day life that, unfortunately will not last forever. You will mostly see pictures on this blog, but don't be surprised if you happen upon some fun adventures, family journaling, graphic design, crafting, cooking, baking, organizing, chaos, funny kid quotes, and anything else I feel like doing, saying or creating at the moment. Years from now, I hope to look back and be "tickled pink" because I did such a good job documenting the things in my life that make me enjoy it.

Our sweet Evie Jane is here!

I am taking a minute to write his today because it is my last day before things get really truly REAL around here. Brandon goes back to work tomorrow. It is the first week of summer.  I’ve kind of been hibernating in my room with the new babe while Brandon has been in charge of everything else (Including bringing me all of my meals and snacks in bed for the last week or so) I really did choose the right guy, I know. Recovery has been harder with this one.. It is definitely true for me that each one gets harder. But I am so grateful that Brandon could take the time off so I could enjoy this priceless time with my sweet Evie, especially since we are not sure if she has completed our family or not. I get emotional when I think this may be the last time I welcome a new baby into our home. Brandon keeps reminding me that we don’t have to decide yet, so I try not to think about it too much. We are so thoroughly blessed. Evie didn’t come easy. this pregnancy has taken a tole on our family, but I know that no matter the sacrifice, the blessings of having another one of our Heavenly Father’s children join our family will bless each of us forever.

BIRTH STORY (skip if you will;)

Evelyn Jane Waldron was born at 6:13 a.m.  On June 2, 2015. She didn’t want to come out quite yet. We tried EVERYTHING to get her to come from Acupuncture to Essential Oils to Spicy Food {the list goes on and on, but I’m sure if you’ve had experience with this you can imagine all the other things we tried!;)}.  I know she would have come eventually, but Papa and Grandma D (my parents) were here it help with the other kids for only another 5 days. So… we were all eager for her to make her debut! I started having small contractions after going to see my chiropractor on June 2.  I was scheduled to be induced that evening at 9 pm.  Since I started contractions, we decided to drive down to San Diego in the afternoon and hang out close to the hospital.  We had a fun “date” getting ice cream, dinner, and walking around Old Town for a while.  We went in to the hospital a little early and they checked to see the progress before admitting me. I had basically not progressed at all on my own, so we decided to just stay and be induced like scheduled.  After discussing my previous deliveries with the Dr, we decided to just give my body a jump-start with Pitocin and see where it took us.  Everything was OK. Besides the fact that it was the middle of the night and the nurse had her own agenda to keep upping the Pit even though the monitor wasn’t reading my contractions. (What’s the dang hurry!?) When it was time for the Epidural, I had the shakes really bad and major anxiety. I ended up needing to get a new epidural about a half hour later because the first had hit a blood vessel and wasn’t working right (the test dose made everything sound like it was buzzing and I almost passed out–it was really scarey). The second one worked like a charm though and I had even talked the nurse into turning the pit back down. We rested for an hour or so and when they checked me again I was at an 8 so they broke my water. I was ready to push (even though the nurse didn’t believe me and took her good ol’ time getting a few last minute things ready before FINALLY offering to check me again–even though I could tell she was bothered and didn’t believe I was at a 10 yet) I love nurses, don’t me wrong! I guess I’ve just been kind of spoiled in the past?! Well, I was right and it was time! HA! Anyway, I pushed for about 10 minutes and our sweet babe entered the world with a loud cry!:)

{I apologize if you don’t want to know all of that, but this is the only journaling that will be happening around here}

{an iphone picture of me hours before going to the hospital.. 40 weeks and 2 days}

I love these pictures Brandon took of the kids (fresh out of the bath) meeting their new baby sis for the first time.  They were all so excited and it really shows in their faces..

Becky - June 18, 2015 - 7:47 am

This is a great story and I loved hearing it! :)

Butler Family

I had such a fun time photographing this family on New Years Day. I got to know them the previous week at this wedding, and it was fun to see them in a casual atmosphere. I feel so blessed to be able to watch different families interact and try to capture, if I can, some of the special relationships shared. Great, fun, happy people.

This next picture, on the right, is my favorite of the day. Genuine, beautiful smile…

Our Family Pictures 2014

As stressful as pictures are, I never regret doing them!  The kids actually did WAY better than I thought they would.  I prepped Lola and Hudson beforehand by explaining to them how important pictures are to me and how being really good during the pictures could be their Christmas present to me. As far as Faye is concerned, we were lucky. She got a great nap and a good snack right before.. We used a tripod and remote again for the family shots.  One of these days I’m going to hire someone though because it’s not quite the same… But close enough!;)

Sandy Stevens - December 16, 2014 - 8:08 pm

Could get much more candid than these. I love all of them.