Sunday, February 28, 2010

Its time for something...

Ohhh. What kind of something you ask!

Well thats the catch... =)

I want to try something new on here, but need ideas! Yikes! Im so bad at this because there are a million things I could think of and cant decide. However, I would like to keep it related to my photography and do a designated day-of-the-week type deal! So any and all suggestions would be great. I would love to hear what my followers think and want!

I have been blessed with a wonderful weekend after this past long horrible nightmare-ish week! Met up with a long lost friend Friday night for dinner, followed by baby shower planning Saturday morning for one of my best friends, lunch with another old friend from school (hadnt seen this person in years!), and a "party" that night!!! I say party with quotations because I dont really party much haha. My Sister sells Scentsy, Kourtney sells Jeans & Things, and Haley sells bows & tutus... So they have these "parties" with all the girls who sell their stuff and its just really great for everyone to get out and do some shopping, if you will, while just having a casual meeting place! Plus, now that I have my business cards (that I keep forgetting at home), I can kind of advertise and get my name out to everyone. All around its awesome! As for my Sunday, it was relaxing. I made a phone call that I had been debating about making for awhile. I guess partly because I was afraid of what I might find out. All aside...I made the call. Im happy I finally did because at least there was no horrible tragic news... I wont say its exactly what I wanted to hear as far as other stuff, but at least I called. That, at least, makes me feel more content. The rest is out of my hands! Im sure you all are completely confused, but it happens ha. =)

"Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another."

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Now what kind of post would this be if I didnt mention American Idol??

Yep. Thats what I look forward too during the week anymore. Ha. SO Kris Allen from right here in this great state just performed and WOW! He really is great. I love how genuine he is. Thats a true performer and wonderful person right there. Go Kris! That video they did in the background from Haiti was so sad though. I made the comment of wanting a Haiti baby after watching. PRAY. PRAY. PRAY for those people. As for the idols this season... Im very partial to Big Mike, Casey, and Lee-in that order =) Oh I know... What about the girls Miss. Winters?? Yea, no! Im not really crazy about any of them this year. Sorry!

Other new news...

My new job is okay. A little unorganized, but it happens. Not really looking forward to night shift, but yes, that too happens! Im just happy to have a job all-in-all. I know, so negative haha. Remember though...I have been super sick so its excusable. Ha. Oh and that too is getting a little better with the medicine.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Prayers & Happiness

Two things a person cant live without.

Im sure many of you have read the serenity prayer...
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
And the Wisdom to know the difference

I love it. Its powerful when really applied. I bought a book when I was still living in Texas a month ago that was based upon the serenity prayer. Lets just everyone needs to read it! "The Wisdom To Know The Difference" by Eileen Flanagan.

Ive been pretty sick lately and really exhausted, but I have felt bad for neglecting my here I am! So much has been going on (like always ha.) and its so easy to lose focus especially right now. Im not going to let that happen, even if I do feel sick! I just want to say please be praying for many of my friends and family as they all go through their own struggles too.

As for business... Yes, thats right business gets a big part of the blog now ha. Were all waiting on warmer weather. Spring to be exact. So hurry and get here! The business cards I designed finally came in and they look awesome. Onto the website... Its done and ready to go now just to muster up the energy of being on the phone with tech support to get it published. Wish me luck and stay posted for the link!!!

“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Daisy daisy

I forgot to add some pictures from a shoot we did a few days ago before the tutu pics! And here these are some of my favorites, what was I thinking?! Anyways here they are hope you enjoy!

Jaicee will be here in 9 weeks!!!

Sweet =)

Baby Jaicee

They love her SO much already!

"The love of a family is life's greatest blessing"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Next step

I have already made a post for today, but I have to add to it...

I just ordered my business cards and am beyond excited! I should have them in two weeks or so =) They looked great after I designed them so I hope they look even better in my hands ha.

Have a great week everyone!!

The day

 Well "that day" came and went, yes the one some of us completely dread and some of us just cant wait to see. Valentines Day. My views on it...not much! Im not really into the whole idea of it much these days. I dont really have anything against and actually get quite excited for my friends and family on this day because I know there is always some story to come from it. Minus one particular family member. I wish I could change that for her, but all in due time she will have a wonderful story to tell again! How did I spend yesterday? Doing what I live and giving a gift to myself! I did another photo shoot with Cacee. Photography is something I really enjoy and to hear that it is so appreciated by not only Cacee meant so much to me. It really was appreciated and sentimental for them. How amazing is that knowing that I get to be part of that and this journey for them as well! I really had a wonderful Valentines Day with myself and friends Ha.

Here are a few shots from the Valentines shoot I did Saturday evening! Hope you enjoy!




"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."

Friday, February 12, 2010

Oh the joys

I realized today that even though I have done better than I thought with keeping on here...I have been forgetting my to put up the "quote of the day," oops! Of course, you know me, I already have good excuses for that =P

This week has consisted of a few photography sessions with a really good friend of mine and her family. I did a session with her and Jason and little Jaicee who will be here April 26. Early this week I also did some with her and her boys. They are so much fun to be around! Aside from doing pictures and edting I was also working on paperwork for my job. It was kind of ridiculous, just saying! All because I lived out of state for a few months... They require shots, finger prints, and proof of residency now. At least they really make sure they know who they're hiring I suppose! Oh and yes, there is much more thats happened this week, but I will just give a huge smile on those things and keep everyone wondering!! =)

Tomorrow was going to consist of a session with Mom and Son, but I think were holding off due to moving-keep checking back though for those pictures though because it will still be taking place very soon, along with a maternity session! Oh and too replace tomorrows original plan Ms. Cacee and I will be doing another maternity session that im very excited about!!

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

Cacee & Blayden


Cacee & Grayson


Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Baby Bump

Last night I went to sleep seeing just the grass and no snow... This morning I wake up...and LOTS of snow, again. I cant say that I real happy to see that again. Although it was pretty, I was just really ready to move right on into spring. So I got around, warmed up the car, swept off the snow with the broom, and headed to my interview! Which, by the way, went superb I might add =) After that I decided to start heading back out to my parents since the weather was supposed to keep on getting worse. Not long after I got home one of my best friends gave me a call wanting to try and get some "baby bump" pictures while it was snowing. I was a bit skeptical, but VERY glad they all came out to get me and take pictures. We had so much fun and they really make a great looking family! I cant wait to do more of these maternity pictures!!! Enjoy =)

Jason, Cacee, Jaicee (7 months)

I think Jaicee was moving around in this one!

Aren't they just cute?!

So sweet =)

She makes pregnancy look perfect!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Drop In & Shop

Today was the "Drop In & Shop" in Huntsville that my Sister hosted. There were about ten different vendors, all women except for one of the husbands who also showed up with English Bulldog puppies =) That was the highlight of the morning of course! It really was a blast and everyone had such fun stuff there to spend money on haha. My only let down...I didnt take my camera. I know, I know..what was I thinking. Oh well. I did try to beg Tyler for a puppy most of the morning. No luck their either! Of course I had to buy something this though so I bought Scentsy car tins from my Sister and a head band and flower that attaches to it. So cute!! The head band, for a baby of course =) I did at least take a picture of the very cute head band once I got home. Hope everyone enjoys! Have a great weekend!

There were LOTS to choose from or mix and match!

Love it =)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oh Boy...

Dear Conscience,

You really stink sometimes, you know that? I just want to say "wtf" is that okay?! How can you feel so good about keeping others secrets and confessions (funny or serious) yet when it comes to your just HAVE to tell someone?! Whats the deal with that! So from now on just know that most days...I want you to go away. Thats right consciounce...I want you to go away (once in awhile!).

Yours truely,

Now that I got that off my chest can I just say that 2010 is really going to be quite the ride. Yes, there have been some set-backs already, but all in all I can still say each day is just as exciting and im still happy. Gotta count for something right?! I think so =) So much is taking place already and what better way to experience the new year than having photo's to capture all the new things!!! Keep checking to see new posts & pictures!

Bad idea #2. You could say three days later im still hurting after falling continuously!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Snow Day

I finally timed it right with being back home and getting to see all the snow and ice! Its been so pretty even though its pretty chilly. When I first heard about the snow we were gonna be getting I instantly thought about all the pictures I was going to get to take! But of camera decided to take a "nap" on that idea. Even though I had only had it for three weeks something still managed to go wrong with it. I did have a back up though (not the best at all) but it did work for some pictures!
This was the first part of the storm that came...not much snow at this point, but the ice sure was pretty!

Solid Ice-I dont think this one moved all weekend!

Do I dare in these shoes? Better not.

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."