Dixon’s 6th Month

My tiny baby boy is half a year old and growing by the minute! (insert all the tears)CD9A1145It’s absolutely amazing how much they change in 6 sweet months.13271579_10101077186222468_1679494094_oCD9A1133CD9A1141CD9A1145He is such a ham!CD9A1149CD9A1151CD9A1160Dixon had a very busy month. He…IMG_0669– was a little bearIMG_0354-was Mom’s mane manIMG_0369IMG_0368-enjoys brownie batterIMG_0363-slept through the night three timesIMG_0356IMG_0355-celebrated cinco de DixonCD9A7978 CD9A8021 CD9A8019 CD9A8013 CD9A7992 CD9A7990 CD9A7988 CD9A7985 CD9A7979-took mommy and me pictures to make Mama extra happyIMG_0673View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm

-Aunt Lizzy took me to get my first snowball at Hansen’s which was chocolate with bananas foster toppingIMG_0677-Celebrated Cinco de Mayo without my costumeIMG_0689-took our first family picturesNew Orleans Photographer-matched with Dad because Mom

New Orleans Photographer

New Orleans Photographer

New Orleans Photographer

New Orleans Photographer

-starting to get attached to MamaIMG_0719IMG_0803-can apparently wink nowIMG_0790-celebrated Mom’s first Mother’s Day. You’re welcome.CD9A8698-had my first picnic at the beachCD9A8711CD9A8736CD9A8733CD9A8731CD9A8728CD9A8726CD9A8724CD9A8720CD9A8716CD9A8715CD9A8713CD9A8712CD9A8792CD9A8791CD9A8790-dipped my toes in the waterCD9A8783CD9A8782CD9A8781CD9A8777CD9A8772-put on a crawfish boil with the help of my aunt and uncleCD9A8794CD9A8867CD9A8865CD9A8862-spent some qt with Aunt Sarah and Uncle TrevaCD9A8857CD9A8854CD9A8844CD9A8836CD9A8835CD9A8825CD9A8803-teething was cured by Dada’s remedyCD9A8874CD9A8869CD9A8875-finally reached this thing. I’ve been working hard at thatIMG_0949-got my very first toothIMG_0972-kind of proud of myselfIMG_0971IMG_0969IMG_0962-can giggle every now and againIMG_0999-1-growing these eyelashes outIMG_1022-1IMG_1028-1-tried driving Dada’s truckIMG_1044-1-took a trip to the swamp. Still not a fan of this life jacketIMG_1064-1IMG_1069-1IMG_1082-1IMG_1084-1-did I mention my first tooth finally came in after teething for 3 1/2 monthsIMG_1094-1-celebrated Dad’s birthday. 34 years is long. I am only -33.6IMG_1105-1-had my first pool dayIMG_1201-1IMG_1203-1IMG_1325-1IMG_1221-1IMG_1224-1IMG_1225-1IMG_1251-1IMG_1227-1-realized I have real life stuffed animalsIMG_1252-1IMG_1253-1IMG_1254-1IMG_1256-1IMG_1257-1-is called BobBooDabi by DadIMG_1259-1-decided I would sit up by myself at Will’s 1st birthday. I couldn’t be a shrimp.IMG_1288-1FullSizeRenderIMG_1289-1-was dedicated at Simple Church in ShreveportIMG_1305-1IMG_1321-1-said my prayers but really was worn out from my quick trip to North LAIMG_1326-sleeps best on MomIMG_1362-really liking this pool thing once a weekIMG_1410-1IMG_1415-1IMG_1419-1IMG_1421-1-couldn’t hang with MomIMG_1429-1-had a Donut Smash to celebrate my Half Birthday!CD9A1034-loved it!CD9A1059

My soul would be lost if I didn’t have you in my life. You are the best part of my world.

My 1st Mom’s Day

Mother’s Day could possibly be one of my favorite holidays! Mom’s deserve all the praise and love in the world, and it’s great to see each of you get recognized for it.

My 1st Mother’s Day was everything! I spent the day with my boys enjoying a picnic and then a crawfish boil. It started with my tiny love who had my favorite flowers, peonies! David said Dixon was worried sick about getting them to me.
CD9A8698 Then we headed to Fontainebleau State Park for a picnic after a quick run through Popeyes. Fried chicken and sweet tea are the way to my soul food loving heart!CD9A8701We found the perfect spot amidst the cypress trees on the beach.
CD9A8703 The weather was perfection and Dixon was taking it all in.CD9A8711 CD9A8712 CD9A8713 CD9A8715 CD9A8716 CD9A8720 CD9A8726 He liked how the sand felt under the blanket. CD9A8728 CD9A8731 CD9A8733 CD9A8736 CD9A8738 CD9A8740 My boys. CD9A8749 CD9A8753 CD9A8754 This pretty much sums it up.CD9A8760 Then we ventured into the water.CD9A8764 CD9A8765 Dixon loved getting his piggies wet.CD9A8766 CD9A8768 CD9A8769 CD9A8772 Until that chilly wave behind him crept up his back.CD9A8777 CD9A8781He recovered nicely, but wasn’t letting another wave get him on his watch.
CD9A8782 CD9A8783 CD9A8790 CD9A8792After spending time just the three of us, we headed to Aunt Sarah and Uncle Trevor’s house for a crawfish boil with my Hammond family.
CD9A8794 CD9A8796 No crawfish stood a chance with these two.CD9A8801 It was a happy afternoon filled with sunshine, food and conversation.CD9A8803 CD9A8806 CD9A8808 CD9A8815 CD9A8825 Trevor and Sarah put on a delicious boil! CD9A8827 CD9A8830 CD9A8833 CD9A8835 CD9A8836 CD9A8837 CD9A8839 CD9A8840 CD9A8841I am honored to share a day with these women!
CD9A8843 CD9A8844 And Dixon is loved beyond measure..CD9A8854CD9A8857 CD9A8859 CD9A8862 CD9A8865 The little one was wore out! CD9A8867David also found the cure for teething…CD9A8869 CD9A8875It was everything my heart needed! Thanks to David and everyone else for making it one that I will never forget!

Different Types of Mom’s

Tomorrow is my very first official Mother’s Day. They say. I have had so many thoughts about what makes you a Mom. Sure I carried and had my precious baby boy, but Motherhood started before I even met him.View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm-The Conceiving Mom

I believe when a woman makes the decision that she is ready to become a mother that she is a mom. Let me explain. Last year David and I decided we would try to conceive and grow our family. In that moment of conception mommy instincts begin. You are reading and doing just about every possibility there is to get pregnant. Whether you are pregnant or not, you become selfless to make sure your body is doing it’s absolute best to carry your child. There are ups and downs and disappointments and triumphs sometimes. I can’t even imagine what some women have endured and the want and need of having a baby which makes you a great mother in itself. IMG_4886

-The Pregnant Mom

Once you are pregnant, the anxiety is even worse. Every doctor’s appointment you are scared to death that something could possibly be wrong. It could be no heart beat, a birth defect, measuring wrong, you’ve gained too much or too little, gestational diabetes, little fluid, or your body might not do something right. There’s so many things that can go wrong that it’s a miracle to me that so many babies come into this world.

Savannah Kate Photography45– The Mom

She has made it to the finish line by some miracle and is tired and covered in a mystery stain and sticky kisses. To be able to mother a child is the best/worst gift you could ever receive. When leaving the hospital, I was surprised they were sending me into the world with him with no instructions. It really is true though.. You figure it out and it is the sweetest adventure that ever existed. Life had not started for me until Dixon arrived, and it has been a beautiful ride thus far.
View More: http://ltassinphoto.pass.us/nicole-mm-The Step Mom

When a woman can love someone else’s children as if they are her own, that is motherhood. I believe my dad finally got it right with mine. She gained 5 kiddos and became a grandmother JJ way too soon, and she loves each of us dearly. She also makes an exceptional shopping partner and loves her grandbabies. _DSC6902IMG_2961-The Mother-In-Law

I hit the jackpot of all mother-in-laws. I have heard stories of some scary ones, but mine is far from it. She has made me feel like a daughter and loves her grandson beyond words. Especially living away from home, she has gone above and beyond to make sure we are always taken care of. She hurts when we hurt and celebrates in our accomplishments. I will never forget when I was told that I needed to have a c section and she came over to me, fighting back any emotion and grabbed my hand and said, “It’s going to be ok.” She is sometimes strong for me when I am weak. _DSC7952CD9A7670-Your Mom

I never fully understood the sacrifice a mother makes until I became one. I didn’t realize just how much my mom truly loves me until I experienced that love on my own. It’s love at first sight and wanting nothing but the best for your child. It’s doing your absolute best to make sure they are raised right and given all the opportunities they deserve. It’s sleepless nights and worry and guilt. It’s carrying about someone more than you care about yourself. True, unconditional love is what it is and it’s the sweetest gift God ever made. Mom, I cannot ever thank you enough for all the sacrifices you made to help me grow and become the woman I am today. I don’t know what I would do without you on my side. _DSC8173

CD9A7661-The Other Moms (Dad, Grandmother, Aunt, whoever)

Someone out there had a hand in raising you and loving you. They deserve extra love for taking you in because they love you.

To all the Mother’s out there CHEERS to MOTHERHOOD.

Make your day worth it because you deserve it. Celebrate the tiredness, the poopy diapers, and the hours and hours of screams and tantrums, but also the things that make it worth while. There is absolutely nothing better than hearing the first heart beat, seeing those tiny toes, heart-melting snuggles, and being called “Mom”. For being there in every moment, both good and bad. We are worth more than a day. But if we get one day, we should make it worth it. Here’s to the women around the world who put others before themselves and love with their whole hearts. You’re an absolute inspiration.


Cinco De Dixon


As most of you know I like dressing our little man up for the holidays. I am only doing it for his first year (I promise), but this one has to be the funniest! I hope you get a good laugh like we did! CD9A7978 CD9A7979 He kept twitching his upper lip because the stache kept tickling his noes.CD9A7983 CD9A7985 CD9A7987 He nailed the pose all together!CD9A7988 CD9A7990 CD9A7992 CD9A8007 CD9A8013 CD9A8019 CD9A8021 CD9A8024 CD9A8028 CD9A8029 CD9A8030 CD9A8036 CD9A8041 CD9A8042 CD9A8043Have a safe and happy May 5th!