One amazing thing about being a photographer is that when everyday occurrences happen in your family, you're the first to know and capture it. So when my very protruding sister asked me to come visit on a quiet, snowy Wednesday, I packed up the Fiat and headed there without hesitation.

For those who don't know, my sister is my only sibling. She also lives an hour away in a fairytale castle with her beautiful family. So if I find the time, even if I only get to spend an hour or two with her, I will jump at the opportunity. Plus my 2-year-old niece is really damn cute.

This is my soon-to-be second niece in bump form. While Lilah seems to be more of a little spunkster (i.e. running around the house, headbutting pillows yelling "I'M SO HAPPY!"), something tells me this newbie will be a delicate little flower.

And I can't wait to meet her.