Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Growing up.....

That's what they're doing. And I really don't know who gave them permission to do it. I mean really, it seems like just yesterday when they were just tiny sweet little babies and now? Now they're this!

I mean you see what they looked like in my banner? That was not that long ago.....or was it........ hmm, come to think of it that was about 2 years ago. My how time does fly.....

B - the oldest is in 7th grade now... 7th grade! I have a 7th grader! WOW! It is mind boggling bc I swear I just changed his diaper yesterday ;-) Well, obviously quite a few yesterdays, but it sure doesn't feel that way. This summer he has found a passions for skateboarding. He is really good too- although I simply don't have the stomach to watch him. I just can't but he is good. He has started a new school this year, a great Christian school that has been a blessing to him and his attitude and we are only in the 2nd week.

Nick, who's the youngest is just as funny as he can be. I mean he really is. He forgets not a thing, no matter what. If I told him today I was gonna take him to Disney 2 years from now in October, he would remember it. No really, he would. It's crazy! Anyway, he's still my sweet little baby but I know it won't last. Tomorrow, I'll be having to watch him grow up too. Actually, today! They are both growing so very fast, but between these 2 and their dad, I feel complete and I wouldn't tradr a second of it.


So this......

this is my sister Kimber. My sweet , quiet, loving, wonderful sister..... who may I mention is going to College now and will probably turn into some wild child while she is there. You know it's the quiet ones they say you have to worry about the most right? Anyway, this is her before picture and I'm sure when she comes home next week for her first break she's gonna have multiple piercings and tatoos and purple hair..... hey,I'm just preparing myself for the shock you know ;-)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fun times @ the beach

Since being layed off, I have been trying to make the most of it and take this opportunity to spend some much needed time with my boys. So we have been spending a ton of time at the beach. Now, if you know me well, you know that I HATE the beach. No really, I do, can't stand it. So much so, that when I have friends in town and they want to go, I give them directions. I know it sounds mean, but I just can not stand all the sand and unfortunately there is no beach that I know of without it. I KNOW, crazy!

So now when I say I have been spending time with my boys, at the beach, you know what a big deal this is! LOL! Anyway, great friends make it much easier to stand, and of course I am getting some much needed sun, another great benefit!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from this past week. Aren't they just about the cutest things!

Don't they look so sweet standing there together?

He is just getting SOOO big

This is a "flyin horsie" I'm sure you've seen one but in case you haven't now you have.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rain, a Church and a belly

and pretty much in that order. I had a session this week with a beautiful young Mom to Be and we had planned a beautiful location to shoot at, unfortunately as the day wore on, the weather looked less than stellar...... ok, so it really wasn't all that stellar to begin with but I had high hopes( I was really excited to shoot at this location. The weather held out all the way to the meeting spot and as we neared our destination, the sky opened. I mean really, it was like it just was NOT meant to be. Fortunately for us, the sky looked good ahead so we continued on to a fav local of mine and carved out about 45 minutes before the rain followed us. Normally, I would have rescheduled but this young lady is moving to OK and we were out of time, so I am thankful for the time we had and I can wait to meet her little one soon :-)

Here are a few shots from the day:

Sunday, August 2, 2009

12 Years and counting......

As you might have guessed, today is my Wedding Anniversary! So, in honor of that, I thought I would tell you all the story of how we met ;-) I know everyone has a story and ours is not so different from a lot but special to us nonetheless :-)

It was my freshman year in High School and he was actually a Junior. I thought he was cute, and sweet and he liked me. I mean, COME ON, he was a JUNIOR! LOL! Anyway, as fate would have it, we "dated" for about 2 weeks during which time I thought he was just as sweet as he could be. He walked me to classes and carried my books, he had a car and gave me rides home. It was pure bliss..... for 2 weeks. I mean I was just getting started with High School and I was such a snob! You see he wasn't considered cool by any means and that was super important to me at that time so being the inconsiderate, bratty, snob I was, I dumped him. I mean I could try to make it sound all pretty and tell you we parted ways as friends, but that would be a lie. We didn't. We were far from it, because he knew what a snot I was and so it just wasn't pretty.

Fast Forward to MY Junior year and he had graduated but his steady girlfriend was in my grade. They had been together for a while and so he was always around after school. Again, as fate would have it, I missed my bus one afternoon and he JUST happened to be around and offered to take me home. AND seeing as how I had no choice I accepted the ride. Well, of course he had a GIRLFRIEND and I was not that kind of girl anyway so it was nice of him to offer:-) Well, lets just say that it was not the last ride he gave me. Apparently, he and his GF were not on the best of terms and so they split just a few days after that and as they say, the rest is history :-)

He has been the BEST thing that happened to me and I am so very thankful for missing the bus that day! ;-) 12 years and 2 beautiful children later I look forward to every day God gives me with him. There have been many ups and many downs but through it all we have been there always together and for that I am so very thankful. I could not have asked for a better husband or father for my boys! I love you G! Happy Anniversary!

and because no post is complete without a picture here's a preview of a post coming up, check out this beautiful momma ;-)