Check it Out!

So, I have another blog.

This one is specifically for my “professional” photography. So if you live in the Lebanon/Albany/Corvallis/Sweet Home area of Oregon and you are interested in having some photos taken of yourself, your family, your newborn, the pet giraffe, etc. and you like the photos on this blog,  you should really go check it out!

Samantha Thomsen Photography

You Are My Vision

“You are my wisdom, You are my true word
I ever with You, and You with me, Lord
You’re my great Father, and I’m Your true son
You dwell inside me, together we’re one

You are my battle-shield, sword for the fight
You are my dignity, You’re my delight
You’re my soul’s shelter and You’re my high tower
Come, raise me heavenward, O Power of my power

High king of heaven, when victory’s won
May I reach heaven’s joy, O bright heaven’s Son
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all”

Your Hands

I have unanswered prayers
I have trouble I wish wasn’t there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That You would take my pain away

I am trying to understand
How to walk this weary land
Make straight the paths that crooked lie
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine

When You walked upon the earth
You healed the broken, lost and hurt
I know You hate to see me cry
One day You will set all things right

When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

The Greatest Cinnamon Rolls Ev-ah!


I’ve made a few pans of cinnamon rolls in my time and most of them, like the ones that didn’t come out of a can, did not turn out. They either were way dense, refused to rise, or were prettier than they were tasty.

But not these!

Holy cow were they good!


The frosting was to die for!

And then the smell while they were baking, ah!

I managed to get 17 good sized rolls out of this recipe, and because there’s only 2 1/2 of us, I could save 12 of them for later breakfasts and snacks!

Give ’em a try! They’re way worth it!

The Bump that Came Our Way

9 Weeks(9Weeks)

A list of things Baby Thomsen does not like:

  • Hamburgers
  • Saltine crackers
  • Eggs
  • Ginger Ale
  • Getting up in the morning
  • Sitting in the car for long periods of time
  • Fish or the thought of lobster (I have never eaten lobster)
  • Anything breaded
  • If mom doesn’t eat soon enough
  • Stale air
  • Food in general (Week 6-16)
  • Coffee with cream and sugar
  • Leaning forward while sitting
  • Post-nasal drip
  • The air in the fridge when it escapes into the rest of the house

12 Weeks(12Weeks)

A list of things Baby Thomsen does like:

  • Kicking
  • Lattes
  • Ice cream
  • Kicking at daddy’s hand
  • Strawberries
  • Water
  • Reminding mommy to sit up straight… by kicking
  • Hot cocoa
  • Showers
  • Making it difficult for the midwife to time the heartbeat by wiggling around and kicking at the Doppler
  • Iced tea
  • Gelato
  • Showing appreciation for sustenance by kicking
  • Orange juice
  • Raspberries
  • Kicking at the laptop
  • Apples
  • Cream cheese and beagles
  • Kicking while mommy tries to bend over to retrieve something
  • Biscuits and gravy with hashbrowns
  • Daddy
  • Freaking daddy out by making mommy’s bellybutton convex instead of concave

17 Weeks(17Weeks)