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Day 28:: My Heart May Very Well Burst

Wrinkled Belly

I cannot talk about the garage sale right now, maybe tomorrow.

For now, my heart is so full it may burst.

Do you remember, I’ve waited 4 and 1/2 years to have professional pictures taken of my children.

The wait was well worth it.

Marla, you are one talented, creative, and kind woman.

Thank you from the deepest of deep of my soul.

It was an incredible experience. Peaceful. Calm. Enjoyable. Natural.

I am forever grateful.

Turn your volume up & see for your self: https://www.marlaandshane.com/darby

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  • The Wilsons
    January 28, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Oh, how will you decide? Those are absoultely precious and you’re right – well worth the wait. Love ’em and JM’s Chubbieness!!!

  • Ivy
    January 28, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Darby I don’t even know you and those pictures almost made me cry. So precious. You are truly blessed.

  • two Excited nests
    January 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I’m new to your blog, and just had to post that the pictures of your little one are breathtaking! The ones in the carriage are my favorite!

  • Ruth Williams
    January 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Beautiful Images -Beautiful baby!
    Marla is the best!

  • Courtney
    January 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I’m a puddle over this muchkin’!

  • Melody
    January 28, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Those are gorgeous pictures of him! I don’t know if I have ever commented before but I read your blog regularly. You have a beautiful family. God Bless!

  • Anonymous
    January 28, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    absolutely incredible!

  • erika
    January 28, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Marla’s work is nothing short of amazing. to see her ‘do her thing’ was such a treat… the fake sneezing and singing the ABCs… I enjoyed being a part of it all. Glad my girl {Paisley} and I made the slideshow too.

  • Dianne
    January 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Every little fat roll is precious! How will you ever decide?

  • Elizabeth
    January 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Darby, you are going to have a tough time deciding on these! Each and everyone is great! I love that song too.

  • Marla
    January 28, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Thank you!! That picture you posted is the best, look at that delicious belly!! I just love him!

  • Blair P. Dubak
    January 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Other than the fact that you have the most beautiful children on the face of the planet…Marla has outdone herself! WHEN i have children of my own they have a photoshoot date with her for sure!

  • The Harris Family
    January 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Priceless! I’m going to have to give Marla a call! 🙂

  • Erin
    January 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I just sat here and cried my eyes out…you’re a very lucky girl. I love you!

  • becky
    January 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    it’s probably not right that i want to order one of those and he’s not mine. those are breath taking. i mean…just…yeah.

  • E
    January 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    That song makes me cry every time! What adorable photos… very precious 🙂

  • kt
    January 28, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    all i can say is WOW! great pics of a super cute baby!!! (and you look amazing as well!) 🙂

  • Ashleigh Thompson
    January 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    OK! I don’t think i’ve ever cared if i had a son or not.. until now. I could eat him up 🙂
    There may be a 4th!! in my future :O

  • julie & joe
    January 28, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Those are beautiful. I hate having to select just a few when every single one is perfect!

  • Lindsey
    January 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    those are absolutely amazing! i’m with the others-how on earth will you decide? i WISH i had pictures like this of mine… maybe with this next one. my favorite is the kiss one:) **love the song too.

  • Lindsey
    January 28, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    okay, i just checked out marla’s site. our beach vacation is labor day week this year and i just might have to book her to take all three kiddos then!

  • Kristin F.
    January 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I think this might be my first comment, but I look forward to your sweet posts everyday. These are lovely and look at that belly! You are one lucky girl.

  • Jennisa
    January 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    those are simply amazing! He is so photogenic…you are going to have to make them all into a wallpaper so you can have ALL of them! There is no way to choose! 🙂

  • Ashley
    January 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    OK, SOOO I cried! I agree with Becky, I want to order them all and he’s not even my baby 🙂 What a BLESSING HE IS!

  • Ashley
    January 28, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Oh, Darby! The pictures are precious! He is such a sweet baby boy!

  • Caroline
    January 28, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    i love them!!! beautiful boy!

  • Beth G.
    January 28, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    AMAZING! He is just precious! I am excited for you!

  • Joyce
    January 28, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I can see how your heart and soul would dance. Oh dear how will you decide?! They ALL (including Erika and Paisley) are priceless! Simply beautiful… Marla did a wonderful job!!

  • Jennifer
    January 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    That belly is tooo cute…he’s positively yummy!

    What beautiful pictures….have fun choosing!

  • leah
    January 28, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    the picutres are absolutely precious….. could eat him up!!!!

  • Natalie McGough
    January 28, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I love the pictures of John Martin, I wish I could use Marla. Hope your doing well.

  • Ford Family
    January 28, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Oh my gosh…He is just precious and so squeeeezzzaaabllleeee!! I love all the pics…well worth the wait!! 🙂

  • Hillary @ The Dunham Diaries
    January 28, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    I saw some sneak peaks on Erica’s blog, but I love that wrinkly tummy. Oh- so precious. It is always hard to decide and I know it will be for you! I always end up crticizing every last eyebrow to find the perfect shot- and they all are amazing- I just wouldn’t be able to afford the nails to hang the picture if I bought them all. I think you need to change the proceeds of the garage sale to go to JM’s cover shoot fund!

  • Hillary @ The Dunham Diaries
    January 28, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    OK. Me- back again. I just watched the slideshow. There is no possible way you can choose one shot that is bad in there. They all make my heart melt- and I already have 2 of my own boys! That darn music. It does it everytime. And I wish there were numbers on there so you could be objective. Our photographer does the same thing and I just ooze into her studio like a big pile of mush and say, “I want them all”.
    SUCKA. I’m a big ole SUCKA. But I have 4,000 pics of my kids.
    So, I’m a happy SUCKA.
    Good luck choosing! You can’t lose!

  • Laura
    January 29, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Wow. What an awesome talent and beautiful little subject. They’re amazing.

    When will the stork send a little guy or gal our way??

  • the brown's
    January 29, 2009 at 6:27 am

    my heart is bursting and i haven’t ever even met the little man!!

    gorgeous baby. beautiful photos!!!

  • Jill Pope
    January 29, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Beautiful pictures!

  • Jenny
    January 29, 2009 at 7:43 am

    What an absolute doll!!!

  • Rhett, Megan, Claire and Ford
    January 29, 2009 at 8:50 am

    What sleepless nights???

  • Carly
    January 29, 2009 at 8:55 am

    These pictures turned out so well! Well worth the wait!!! You’ve got one handsome little boy on your hands:)

  • jeana
    January 29, 2009 at 9:56 am


  • jeana
    January 29, 2009 at 9:57 am

    oh, and i LOVED your video of your garage. 🙂

  • April
    January 29, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I had chill bumbs the whole time!!! They are all sooooo PRECIOUS!!!!!

  • Carolyn
    January 29, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Oh, I love little babies that have rolls. How precious. I bet you are so excited to have so many to choose from. 🙂

  • the brown's
    January 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    just looked at them AGAIN…

    …and HAVE to comment AGAIN. oh my, he is precious. i wish i could pick him up right off of my computer!!!

  • Joy and Ash
    January 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Darby – He is so precious! Every picture is amazing and it makes me so excited to have a baby boy- hopefully soon!

  • J
    January 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    oh…I’m breathless. How amazing and wonderful!

  • andi
    January 29, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Sweet pics!

  • nurserachel
    January 29, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    WOW!!! Amazing pictures! He is TOO cute for words!!! Marla did an AWESOME job!!!

  • Abby Maddox
    January 30, 2009 at 5:21 am

    I mean…have you had him working with a baby modeling coach??!!!! Those were absolutely perfect. I have two favorites. One– where he is sitting (on the bed I think)and he has the little string from his hat in his mouth…something about the glimmer in his eye looks like he is saying “Strip Tease” 🙂 The other one he is laying on the bed with the backdrop behind him, just head up and smiling perfectly…It looks so old-fashioned (for some reason) and just perfect. I am so SO happy for you. These are a treasure!

  • LilyKat&LittleC
    January 30, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Darby, he is the most Precious baby!! He looks like he enjoys having his pic taken. What a little ham!!

    Alison B

  • Shireen
    January 30, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Darby, these pictures are amazing. How Marla manages these poses with a squirmy little man is unfathomable to me. I appreciate the pics more, now that we have a little one.
    Okay, more pics of our man coming up…maybe today. I just now got brkfst down me at 11:00! 🙂 I’ve been running around doing laundry and any chores that I can while Rhys is down. How you do it with three is only by God’s grace, my friend.
    I love you and your sweet family, girl!
    P.S. JM is SO cute! I think about his face all the time, maybe since we have a boy! 🙂 I treasure the time we had together, and I hope for more in the Lord’s timing. Maybe JM could teach our Rhys some things as they grow! 🙂
    Say hello to Justin and big hugs and kisses to the kiddos!

  • Mandy
    January 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Precious….. Mandy

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Oh my, those pictures are so precious. When we are blessed with children of our own, I may need to visit that photographer!

  • No.35style
    February 17, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Oh he is just too precious…how oh how will you ever choose which pictures?!