Friday, August 28, 2009

Fix it Friday!

This is the beautiful picture to be fixed up over at I heart faces! All they ask is you do whatever fixin you want of a picture and post a before and after. It's so fun to see all the different ways one photo can look. Here is my go at it and well the picture is just beautiful from the start. Don't forget to go over and see what everyone else has done. Just click here!

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I did a little crop and then ran one of Rita's BW Coffee Shop actions! I think it makes it just dreamy and full of "Beauty"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

It is that Time of Year!

No, I am not talking about "back to school" (yet)! I am talking about

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Last night was the boys first scrimmage game. They have been working so hard in the HOT HOT heat! I am not a huge football fan unless it is my boys playing!

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Those wonderful Leg Lifts!

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Rog getting ready! Actually he has been dressed and ready for a 6:00 game since 4:00 and it would have been earlier than that if he pants were dry. This boy loves some football!

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Love this picture of A-man and team mates. Look you can see Small, Med. and Large. hee hee

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Rog making a tackle!

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A-man on the field!
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The Princess doing everything but watching.

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This was the large creature that was waiting for us beside my car on the ground. YIKES!!! HUGE!!!! CREEPY!!! I hate spiders....

Monday, August 24, 2009

I heart faces!

This week I have posted my entry on my photo blog
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This weekend the Boys (daddio, Rog and Aman) went to the cabin with Uncle G and Little G. While they were away playing we did some of our own. We head over to a Local Botanical Garden to check it out. I have always wanted to go and so my sister and I packed up the kids and headed out. We enjoyed our day but the weather was a little hot and humid but we made it!

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The Girls

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The Boyz!!
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This would be Ben being a Dork in the Meditation Gardens!

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Sweet Arden in the Garden!

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One of the butterflies we saw in the butterfly room!
It was so cool.

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Mae on the other hand was not a fan of the butterfly room. Yikes..

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Then we headed to the Water Area so the kids could cool off!

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Are You Ready?

I sure hope I am! This week has been full of many new steps. Our home went on the market and I have officially started my Photography business. I have had the opportunity to photography a few of my friends and family and had such a great response from them that I have decided to make it official. Please go by and check out my new website and blog. Then come back here and let me know what you think! The Blog The website

Hopefully things will be to the crazy norm next week!

Monday, August 17, 2009

I heart faces, Bubbles!

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Nothing better goes together like kids and bubbles! My little princess just LOVES bubbles. We have spent many mornings, afternoons and evenings outside blowing bubbles. This week at I heart faces the theme is bubbles! Don't forget to go and check it out and enter your own, just click HERE! Swhh... I wrote bubbles many times! Oh bubbles! hee hee

Friday, August 14, 2009

And Another 2010 Senior

I have a wonderful friend who has been with me through thick and thin. Her daughter will be a Senior this year and she asked me to do her Sr. Pictures. It was a day to remember! The temp here was 100 and with the index of! But we made it! What a beautiful young women she has grown to be. Here are a few from the day.

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It was a HOT HOT day but had so much fun:)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chinese Sisters!

Here are few more from our trip to PA for our reunion with our Chinese Families! I got the Okay to post them here. My whole family kept asking I see you all but where are the "Chinese Sisters"??? Well here they ARE.....

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We had one China Sister that was alittle Shy so we gave her a private photo shot! hee hee

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Isn't she just adorable. They came down on Wed. afternoon so she was just minutes meeting everyone and of course having cameras in her face.

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Two little Princesses!

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My boys were having a ball with all the kiddos!

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Having some Fun!!

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Now Big Ben is joining in on the fun!

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Ben and his "girls"

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A-man with his buddy Dax! He was a cutie pie!

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More pool time!

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Saying Goodbyes:(

Such a Wonderful Memory for our whole family!

Monday, August 10, 2009

I heart faces, Silly Face

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This week the theme is Silly Faces at I heart faces. Here is my entry! I took this picture on vacation of Mae out on the beach one evening. I was taking some pictures of her and I asked her to give me a big smile and this is what I got. Not a smile but definitely a silly face! Don't forget to go and check out the rest of the entries! Just click HERE.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Class of 2010

I was so very excited that my nephew trusted me to do his Senior Pictures and I was even more lucky to have a YUMMY location to do them and even got permission, which was a GOOD thing since the police stopped to ask what we were up too... yikes! But he was very friendly and when I explained I had permission he went on his merry way. Here are a few (okay maybe a little more than a few) of my favorites from the first shoot as we will be doing a few more this week. I was so very excited at how they turned out and well what can I say he is just a cutie!

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This was actually taken at the beach on our vacation.

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My FAV!!!!

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Can't believe you are a Senior! I remember like it was yesterday you singing "I'm a big kid now!" everytime you went potty... sniff sniff.. We are very proud of you!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

A visit to China!

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Humm.... This doesn't look like China?

We have just returned from China! Okay not really, at least this is where my little princess thought we were. This week we met up (not hooked up, right Denise) with a some of our China Families (our adoption group) for a reunion. When we told the princess we were going to see her Chinese Sisters she replied "We are going to China?"
Unfortunately, the families that we traveled with are scattered all over the US and even abroad so everyone was not able to make it. It ended up being 4 families out of the 14. We meet up in Lancaster PA at a wonderful Inn (Hershey Farm Inn) and it was the perfect place for our group. There was just so much to do right there at the Inn, playground, gardens, walk trails, animals and a pool. We did venture off and did a few things around town like visiting Intercourse (hee hee the town that is), shopping, sharing meals and even Chocolate World. The most fun was hanging out a the hotel with everyone and watching the kids reunite with one another. We had a wonderful week and look forward to our next reunion!

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See we did visit Intercourse! Everyone could not help but giggle everytime we mention the town. I bet you are giggling too!

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Ben with his hands full! Little Emi Grace really took to Ben and The Princess was not liking it to much.

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Roger and the Princess shopping!

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My Fruit!

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This is what amazed me most. Here we live in a tech world and we are passing people in a horse and buggy. I love America!

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Then on to Chocolate World!

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What a bunch of Goof balls!

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I know this is not the "best photo" but this would be my Husband and son being a goober on the hershey ride through the factory. Now this is NOT a real "ride" it is only a little cart that moves that takes you through the tour for Young (infant, toddler) and old! Yeah now you see what I deal with!

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Back at the hotel to CRASH after a SUGAR HIGH from all the candy we ate.

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The Princess Hanging out in the pool with her friends. (sorry for the lack of friends in the picture but wanted to respect their privacy)

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Our favorite Fellow at the hotel, a famous land mark.