Monday, February 1, 2010

A Whole new me

This post is really just to let you all know that I am in the process of moving everything over. I have decided to do a combo blog/website instead of having the 2 separate. I don't know how it will end up but I do ask that you bear with me while I get all the kinks worked out :-) So, please head on over and take a look, and feel free to offer whatever input you may have! Thanks!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Merry Christmas , Happy New Year, Happy Valentines......

Haha! Jk! Although, it has been so long since my last post that you all may have wondered where I went. I have had the most difficult time getting back into the groove after the holidays. I have woken up late every day fr the last week and a half and still have yet to get it together! I can not figure out what the issue is. I mean, I was in such a zone before and now it's crazy! I'm not even gonna tell ya how many times my boys have been late to school these past couple weeks. Oh well, I hope it gets better and I am sure that it will!

This has been a very wonderful year so far. My brother is home, and he has been away for 3 years now so it is such a wonderful blessing to have him home with us. He and his boys came over this weekend and it was so wonderful to have time with them after so long! Here are just a couple snaps from the day.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I say that because that is what they are, my family :-) Oh we may not share blood but I can assure you that we share everything else. These 2 couples are like the family I've never had. They have been there for us in tough times with prayer and kind words and help out where no one else does. Although I do have family to call my own, we are not as close as I'd like us to be. That is where these guys come in. I speak to them on a daily basis and know them as well if not better than my own family. So this is why I say they are my family because in all the ways that matter, they are :-) And that is why it is always such a joy to shoot them especially the little ones bc I've been shooting them from the beginning and I just adore watching them grow up.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My girls

I say MY girls bc that's what they are. I have boys so it was decided long ago that these would be "my girls" and I just love them to pieces. They are so very precious to me. I remember when J was just a baby and we spent the days together while her other mom was at work and she really gave me a run for my money. I was reminded the other day of how she used to eat baby wipes. No seriously, she did. They were like candy to her. Every time I would turn my head she would go for the wipes....I have no idea what they put in those things I mean they will take out just about any stain you can think of and yet are non toxic enough for a baby to chew on. NO I didn't intentionally let her but I mean come on, I wasn't there all the time either and do you have any idea how tiring it is to chase around a baby when you're having one yourself??? No walk in the park, but she was "my girl" and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Well 13 years later and she isn't such a little girl anymore but she will always be mine. My brother and his family are packing up "my girls" and taking them halfway across the world...... or at least to CT :-( and I am gonna miss them like crazy! I hope they know they are taking at least 1/4 of my heart with them when they go...... Here's a few shots of "my girls" J sure has come a long way from chewing on baby wipes ;-)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fall is here!

and we chose to celebrate by heading out to our local Pumpkin Patch for an afternoon of fun and games with the kiddos! We really had the best time! We only had the 3 with us as my 12 yr old is just too big for his own good. He's going to be 13 in just a couple months and already he thinks he's grown. Ugghhh! He kills me! Anyway, we jumped in a bounce house, petted the animals and did the duck races. There was also a hay ride, huge sandbox and a store! What could be better?

The kids had a wonderful time and were just angels so it made the day that much better! Here are a few snaps of our day.

We hope your Fall is as enjoyable as ours has been!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


It was such a wonderful experience. We had the honor of escorting our beautiful niece and godchild during her last year as a Bulldog Cheerleader. Next year she will be too old to cheer for this squad and so it was truly an honor to be asked to do this. My Jenna is just the sweetest girl you could meet. She is beautiful inside and out and has the biggest heart! She is loved by al who know her! As we were walking down the field all we could hear were the shouts from all of her fellow teammates and the screams from the younger girls.... "we love you Jenna" In the words of Nick, "It made my heart smile" This is just one shot from our day with "our girl" :-)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Look at this beauty....

He is one of the most unusual creatures I've ever seen. I can't figure out what he is. I've googled and everything, so if anyone has any clue I would greatly appreciate it! I call him a spider crab, but we had the hardest time getting the little bugger to hold still so I could shoot him! LOL! Good times, good times!