Monday, June 29, 2009

Short Week!

How exciting! I simply can't wait for Friday- a day to spend time with my family, just the 4 of us. With a husband in law enforcement who works nights it is not often that we get a day off together since I work M-F til 4:30 and by the time I get home, you guessed it- he's gone :-( So I am really looking forward to this day! It will be so much fun. Anyway, enough of that- I don't think I ever blogged about my baby sisters graduation day!

I know! Shame on me. You should never be too busy to have a moment to bask in the glory of your baby sisters graduation! What an awesome day it was, hot too, of course, it always is in SC in the middle of June so it was expected.

My dad and step-mother were absolutely thrilled! I was just so excited for her- and she is off to the University of Virginia this Fall to pursue her degree in Forensic Science. So very happy for her, and beyond excited to see where she goes. Ok, Ok I'll stop babbling and move on to the real reason you're here....... the pictures:-)

I <3 Faces! Contest:-)

This photo is from the one wedding I've done (for friends) as I am NOT a wedding photographer....but it was a wonderful experience and I got some great memories for the couple to remind them of their special day. This was one I caught when i heard the bride ask this sweetie for a hug. I happened to look over at just the right moment :-) I just loved the simplicity of it in all the chaos around them, it was as if time stood still for that one special moment.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm seeing red, red, red!

And I don't mean like the red you see when you're angry although it probably does look like that in the sunlight;-) No I mean the red that I have on the top of my head! YES, you heard me right, I let the absolutely fabulous Kyli color my hair red! Now, for me this was no rash decision! It sure was not!

You see Kyli has been my hairdresser for about 5 or 6 years now and in all that time my hair style has changed VERY little. And the color- well lets face it, I didn't even let her do my color until about 2 years after I started going to her and then I only had it done once a year- because I have NO PATIENCE to sit in the chair for that long:-) So she did a simple foil that was close enough to make my color blend and that allowed me the leasure to be able to sit through it ONCE A YEAR!

So now here I am and for the last 6 months I have wanted something different and I decided that was red. But, again, let's face it, we are talking about me here and since change has to come slowly I had to ease myself into it. You know, kind of like when you were a kid, or maybe an adult and you're trying to get into the pool just a few weeks before the water is perfect? Yea, yea I know your mom says that it's better to just jump right in but she lying. Really, she is, It's so NOT better- slow and steady is the way to go. Ok, that was harsh, she isn't lying, she just doesn't know how cold it really is ;-)

Ok- back to the point- I have to like dip my toe in and out for a while before I can get in all the way. So that is what I did. I ALLOWED her to do a *tiny* amount of red almost a year ago. Then the last time I went in- she did full red BUT she followed it by putting A LOT of blonde over it so the red was not the main color- but THIS TIME, here is what we have........

Now please remember these were taken at almost midnight so I am not my best. I look like I can barely hold my eyes open but hey, you get the point!

one more for kicks:-)

Until next time!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Random weekend shots....

I had simply the BEST weekend:-) There is just no other way to explain it! It started out with a school function on Friday night that I attended with my mother in law who made these adorable little confections for the cakewalk! I so wanted to win them but- it was not to be so I am counting on her to make me some soon;-)

This is a shot of my oldest and his closest cousin as they are only about 8 months apart in age......and are just the best of friends. They will miss each other next year when B goes off to his new school :-(

and here is a shot of my youngest who can always be counted on to be a silly little boy and in doing so he always brings a smile to my face:-)

and that brings me to Saturday- The hubby had to work this weekend so I made him get up a little early to spend some family time with us and we had a wonderful day! We made it out to the blueberry farm before the rain began and had an awesome time and we loaded up on the SWEETEST berries I've ever had:-) Oh so yummy:-)
This is a shot of Blueberry Lane:-) I LOVE it!

That's it for now and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well:-)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Three Things bound to ruin anyone's morning.....

1) You go to bed thinking you are going to get to sleep late in the morning(ahhh blisss) only to be awoken BEFORE 7am by your 7yr old who can't seem to dress himself - even though you KNOW he can but refuses and continues to do so until you have NO CHANCE of getting back to sleep.

2) You go to the library bc there is a super great book out that you've been itching to get your hands on and you figure you'll just "borrow" it instead of buy bc you go through them so fast......ONLY to find out that you have $23.40 worth of late fines and to top it all off they DID NOT even have the book you were looking for to begin with, BUT you don't want to look like a moron so you pay the fines and check out the books you did find- of course you'll probably end of buying the title anyway since you want to read it so badly at which point it will have cost you $30 to read instead of the $6.

3) You go to your LAST P/T conference of the year (happy bc it is the last one) only to be confronted with FOUR others who share with you that your baby(the same one who woke you early) is not going to be promoted to 2nd grade bc he doesn't like school enough to show the teachers just how smart he really is............

So there ya have it, and all this BEFORE 11am.......I'm thinking I should get BACK in bed and start over but since that's not really an option- here''s to hoping the afternoon is better than the morning :-(

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Additions.........

We have several new additions to our household- although they were quite unexpected they are most certainly welcome;-)
Our cat had a litter of kittens last week and I am so clueless I had only just figured out that she was expecting! LOL!

So I came home Thursday afternoon to these beauties.....

Ok so they aren't really "beauties" YET! LOL! What's that they say about babies and mom's always thinking their baby is beautiful no matter what? Ok so you can see where I'm going with this?! LOL!

This momma

thinks her babies are the bomb!! ;-) And I'm NOT gonna argue with her!

But I have NEVER seen her so tired as she was after this event- I mean you know guys- I hear NATURAL childbirth is tough!

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave the tired momma some love ;-)