Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Our son Jake has been wanting a new car for quite some time.
he had a really nice Subaru that he just loved but sold that.
he hated the big car payment.
which worked out good since about a month later he was laid off of his job.

So he's been driving an old beat up Toyota for awhile
And after working his new job for a few months, getting a raise
it was time

He bought an Acura TSX
and he's in love with his car again...


Saturday, October 23, 2010

A shopping we will go.....

we were up bright and early this morning
Jacquelyn and her bridal party
along with her future MIL and a cousin
to a small town here in Virginia
called Farmville.......

We arrived a little before the shop opened....

from the left....Lynne, (future MIL), Melissa, Jacquelyn, Tonya, me and Kayla.

Nicole on the left is the maid of honor....then all of the rest are her bridesmaids

here's Jacquelyn showing her bridal consultant pictures of gowns she likes so that she will know the style to start pulling for her.

and we were checking some out too!

and this is me as I see my daughter for the first time in a wedding gown.
Wow....I don't even know how to describe the feeling but man oh man, she is one beautiful bride!

AND......she said YES to the dress!! We found her dress and had her all measured, veil and shoes ordered. So now we wait....4 to 5 months for the dress to come in.
We then found the bridesmaid dresses...........fitted and ordered.
We did not have the flower girl with us but she did pick out 3 dresses to consider.

Time for lunch, then a little shopping and home!
We really enjoyed our visit to Farmville...........and we'll back when the dresses come in!
And did you really think you were going to see pics of the dress?
no.......we didn't take pics of it and we're keeping it a secret!!


Saturday, October 16, 2010


Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.....



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Black and white...

I love playing around with black and white photos...
you can make so many different looks with them


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I had a 3 day weekend....

I had a 3 day weekend because my office is closed for Columbus Day!
I say "I" as in Johnny and Jake had to work
I had the house to myself
I cleaned, edited pictures, then relaxed
I never cut the TV on....it was quiet the entire day 
I loved it

I worked today
I came home from work and played with my camera.

I started every sentence with "I".....bout time I spent some time on me!!

and here are some pics from my playing around this evening.

I love trying to capture the sun....


Friday, October 8, 2010

The way to live life....

I have a small table that sits by my recliner in the den.
I keep current magazines, pens, lotion, tissues and a little notebook on that table.
And in that notebook, I jot down things to remember, ideas I might have....or recipes, web addresses...stuff like that.
So I was flipping through the notebook this evening and found where I wrote the following.......

"There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all of the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that  you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy!"

Now I can't remember if I copied that down, if I came up with it on my own or if someone told it to me!
But I love it!
And it's funny that I came across it because just recently I decided that is exactly how I feel about someone that has been in my life.
so here's me.....no drama, all laughs.....Just Enjoying Life!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Nothing to post....

sometimes I just get in a rut and don't know what to post.
And then I remind myself that this here blog is really a family journal for my family!

So if it's boring, I'm sorry....it's just my life!
and here's what has been going on lately...

**I'm really proud of my sister....she is going back to school and she's a grandma!!! haha....I think it's awesome!

**I'm really proud of my son right now....for a lot of reasons

**I'm excited about doing a photo shoot with Amanda and her family. This will be my first "repeat" customer!

**We are finally going dress shopping with my daughter and her bridesmaids...and the little flower girl. It's going to be fun! But I do worry a little.....I'm so afraid she's going to fall in love with something we can't afford. let's hope we have good success!

**And I'm proud of that girl too!! She just always makes all of the right decisions and she's been there for her brother when he really needed her!

**I really want to start Christmas shopping

**I really want to start decorating for Christmas....but I'll wait

**I'm very worried about my Chrissy girl...she has not eaten in 3 days. When she finally ate last night, sorry, this is gross...she threw it up. She eats her milk bones and she acts like she is fine....running and playing.

**We kept our little Maddie on Friday night...our usual date, Sam's Club and dinner out!

**And I'm really proud of his momma, my other daughter. She's doing all of the right things for Maddox and it makes us proud.

**I hate matching up socks when I do laundry

**I currently have 3 photo shoots scheduled...yeah!

and that's about it

but of course, must have a picture......it's just my mantle. It's the picture I'm working on for my photoshop class!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Oct 1st....

I'm tired
just really, really tired
so this weekend, I'm sleeping...then getting my winter clothes out
then some more sleeping
and I need to edit a whole pile of pictures

and really, not much more than that.
I think I just need a weekend of nothing!

and here's a pic of my kitchen hutch all decked out for Halloween
I need to go get some pumpkins for the front porch
and I think I'll make a new wreath for the door
and that's it....maybe some more sleeping :)