Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Have a safe and fun time this weekend!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Candles and Costumes!

Wednesday night we had a special celebration for Rog for his 13th birthday. I fixed him grilled chicken (drumsticks his favorite), home made mac n cheese, green beans and white house rolls. Then we finished things up with another favorite of his Ukrops Birthday Pound cake with a side of mouse track ice cream. Boy did we use our weeks worth of calories in one meal. We all went to bed feeling stuffed and satisfied!

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That is not a tattoo, it's worse some girl wrote all over his arm.

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Then Thursday the princess had a costume parade at school! Both Mae and Arden went as Tinker bell!

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She was frantically looking for her Mama!

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Yep she found me!

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Then the world was good again!

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This was Tinker Bell number 2 aka: Mae

They had a fun day celebrating and by time I picked them up from school the sugar was just setting in and it allowed them to tear my house apart in 10 seconds flat! Awhhh the joys of a "sugar high"
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Over at we Picture This the theme is Love Story. This is a photo taken this week from my son's homecoming. I just love the mood, setting and sky! I feel it holds well with the theme. Go over and check out the rest of the entries! It is truly and inspiration! Just click here!

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Thursday, October 29, 2009


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This past weekend was my oldest Ben's Homecoming! He and his date looked so adorable. They all met at our home so we could get some photo's of them before they went out for dinner. Well it starting raining about 15 minutes before they arrived. DARN!!! I love natural light and this was totally messing up my plans for photos. Well earlier in the week I had purchased a speed light (flash) because I want to learn how to do some ocf (off camera flash) to use as fill light when I need it. Even though I was not ready for a test run I stuck the darn thing on my camera and HAD to use it. I snapped a few and it worked out pretty good but within 5 minutes the rain had stopped and the sun was peeking out. So I was back in business with my comfort zone good old natural light! Then it was time for them to go to dinner. They went to a place that right on the reservoir so her mom suggested that we follow them over and I could get a few there by the water. What a great idea and Ben was thrilled too. ha ha Well on our way over the clouds began to roll back in and it started to pour. We decided to wait in our cars to see if it would pass over and it did! By the time we finally got out and walked to the water the sun made a glamorous appearance, a sunset to dye for! Boy, was all our efforts worth it. I even got to try out some ocf that I had just been learning (i got the ebook from rock that ocf). I love how they turned out! oh and by the way my son was pretty happy with his picture too.

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My Gentleman Son waiting to get her in safe and dry!

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My handsome boy!

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She looked so beautiful! My sister did her hair and it was just stunning.

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This was the first shot (unplanned) I walked up and took this shot. LOVE It!! and her boots which she only wore for the pictures not to dinner.

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The rest are all taken with my speed light.

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Love this one too!
He had a wonderful evening!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

13 Years Ago!

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Happy Birthday Rog! It is hard to believe that 13 years ago I was holding my little sweet newborn and now he is turning 13. sniff sniff... Let me just tell you a little bit about this sweet boy of mine. He is truly grown into the finest young man and makes me smile the biggest smile. Here are a few of Roggie's little things that make him Roggie!

1. He loves Jesus!

2. HE is Wild!! The kid is beyond Hyper!!

3. Loves Coffee (yeah doesn't work to well with #2)

4. Once when he was 4 years old ask the vet while he was giving our dog a shot "Hey! Do you love Jesus?"

5. Has wanted to be a Navy Seal since he was 5 years old and still does.

6. LOVES LOVES LOVES football!

7. Can be a little "smart mouth" urgh...

8. Says the most random stuff ever!

9. The Princess and him have a special relationship. I just love watching them hang out.

10. Just last week this sweet older lady called him an Angel! She was pushing her elderly husband in a wheel chair and was fighting with the door. Roger stepped in and held it for her she looked at him and said "Angels still do exist, I know there is one right there" This was truly a proud mama moment.

11. Loves to make videos of the Nerdiest stuff... (along with his crazy cuz)

12. Got his first kiss a week ago and is proud of it. (what the heck? kissing! he is not suppose to be doing that)

13. Got 5 mins and 50 seconds on his mile this year! The fastest time in the 7th grade.

14. He can text 6 people at one time and do it faster than you could blink! no kidding! He has even burned up the electronics in his NEW cell phone 3 times and finally they had to give him a upgrade to handle the volume.

15. He can make the grayest skies Blue!

I love you Rog! Happy Birthday and I look forward to seeing what God has in store for your life!
This is a video that my Rog made about 4 years ago! I just had to post it!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Roofer, who's Roof Leaks!

Have you ever heard of the roofer whose own roof sprung a leak? Or the dentist who's wife needed a root canal? Well I am the photographer who CANNOT for the life of my get a picture of my own Kids! urgh... I know every other parent out there photographer or not knows what I am saying. What is it about your kids taking you seriously with a camera in your hand? Oh Heck! I gave I up this time!

It all started when a friend of mine emailed me and wanted my favorite picture of the 4 of my kids together. Well I said sure! Simple Right! No, not so simple! I looked and had 3 to choose from 1 was a year ago and the other 2 was from the beach 4 months ago. So this weekend I tried to get a good family photo of the kids for our Christmas Card. Needless to say I still do not have a photo that I like.

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This is how it started out!

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Then I got this! Yep, all of them are there. Look close Arden is behind Ben.

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Then this! Yes, my son is eating the leaves!

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Then Rog decided to try some and Arden had her own idea about what she wanted for the family pictures.

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Okay not so Bad.

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Then we tried this and obviously I am boring the princess a little.

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Then I got this which is so blown out and the white on white sweaters are not working! But before I could change the settings on my camera this happened....

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Then the princess had enough and she reached for her hat and got the heck out of Dodge!

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And off they went to big and better things!

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Swinging! Much better than taking Photos!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Loving the Fall

We started off our weekend with a visit to my sisters. Friday her new little Addy Cate had a doctor appointment so the princess and I packed up and went for a visit with Sweet little Cabell. While I was there I took full advantage of the beautiful natural backdrop of the trees. The trees here are just perfect! The leaves are bright yellow, red and orange. So I took the girls out and we played for hours enjoying the beautiful weather. Gosh, I love the fall! The weather is perfect and the scene is even better. During this time of year it makes it very hard to just stay in doors.

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Just look at Sweet Cabell with her hands on her hips!

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I thought this was neat, the things you notice as a photographer. When she was standing there doing this I remembered her doing the same thing when I did her year old photo session. Too Cute!

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More to come! I had a few photo sessions this weekend if you would like to take a peek head on over to my photography blog HERE

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Friday!

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One of my favorite "moments" I captured

Big weekend! Ben has his first High School Homecoming Dance. A-man has his last football game! yahoo....(bittersweet) I have 3 photo sessions this weekend. I will have lots of pictures to share and my camera will get a good work out for sure. (me to for that matter I will be photographing twin girls, 2 toddlers and an infant) Well the rest of us will be running around like made shuffling kids here and there. I love it!! Have a great weekend do something fun with those you love:)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

T R O U B L E!!!


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These two keep our house JUMPING!!! and I LOVE IT!!!

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Wouldn't have it any other way!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Aunt JC!

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Get well Wishes and Prayers!