Sunday, November 29, 2009

Helping Hands

This weekend my boys decided to help out their grandfather by giving a hand in getting up the leaves in his yard. He has a ton of trees so the job is HUGE!

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Daddio was the foreman.

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The boys best buddy decided to join us. Though he was not aware we were going to get up leaves until we were pulling in the driveway. He felt a little tricked about that! LOL

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Rog and another one of "his goofy poses"

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The Crew!

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My dad who was very grateful he did not have to do it alone.

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We hung out inside while the girls were searching the ads to see what they wanted for Christmas.

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She know exactly what she wants too!

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Then spent some time with time with Sweet Cabell

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I am so thankful my boys know the importance of helping family. It wasn't the funniest way to spend the day but it was very rewarding.
And just when you thought I was done...
Then came dessert!

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Snowball Cake AKA: The Boobie Cake! My mom was so proud of her new creation but was a little bummed she did not have the right bowl to bake it in. But when she unveiled it we all started to laugh at it's humorous shape. A Boobie! But when it came time to cut and eat it I a sure you none of us were laughing. We could not eat it fast enough. It was a chocolate cake filled with a cheese cake filling then smoothered with a vanilla pudding and cool whip only to finish it off with coconut. Who the heck cares what it looks like it was delicious!

We also had some Pie! Pumpkin and Pecan Pie. Of course we were all too full for dessert but ate it anyway. Here are just a few more pics from the day!

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My dad's plate of his taste of all the desserts!

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A-man enjoying his turkey leg!

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Rog getting a little humored at my camera in his face while eating.

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Ben a little Annoyed at the camera in his face while he is eating

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Mae waiting for her plate of goodness!

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Daddio and the Princess

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Coo Coo After Dinner checking out the Sales for Black Friday!

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My mom joining in on the sales!

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Heck we all were checking them out even my Sister Mimi! The only ones who ended up being brave and going out in the rate race was my mom and dad. The rest of us stayed home and used the world wide web to get our deals!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


What a wonderful Day to spend time being Thankful! And what better way to celebrate it than to be around the people you love. We had our feast this year at my sisters house and Boy was it yummy!

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A Yummy Salad with Strawberries and Pecans.

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My Mom's homemade stuffing. ( I look forward to this every year)

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I made Homemade Mac-n-Cheese, no blue box for this day! No way!

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My sister tried a "new" Green Bean Recipe that was good but the original is the best. And no I don't blame my sister as my mom the Boss made the change.

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Sweet Potato Casserole, sorry no love here I am sure it was good but I am not a fan:(

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Virginia Salted Ham My dad's favorite

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Let's not forget the Star of the Show the turkey!

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Last but surely not the least! This was my favorite from the day (and not just because Daddio made it). Twice baked potatoes..YUMMY!! It had garlic, onions, creme cheese, bacon and more cheese melted on top.

It was a delicious meal shared with some of the best people in the world!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Over the River and Through the Woods

This weekend we got to spend some much need time at Grandma's house! The whole crew (minus the men) went over for a visit. It was crazy as usual but the kids had so much fun hanging out with the family.

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The Girls! Don't they look like trouble?

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I guess you Can tell who is "the Boss" out of the the three! LOL

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Silly Time!

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Resting Now but soon little Addy Cake will right in there with the rest of them.

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One more for Mae to Boss around.

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Until then she has to deal with her Big Sis Sweet Cabell, aka Gremlin JR!

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Don't let this adorable little dirty faced girl fool you. She is giving everyone a run for their money! She was caught red handed stuffing a cheezit in little Addy Cake's mouth! YIKES!

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Look Out Mae there may be a new "Boss" in Town!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I heart faces with a little FLARE!

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Sun Flare that is! This week the theme at I heart faces is sun flare. Awh... I just love it! I think it brings so much emotion and mood to photographs. This is a picture I took of my nephew for his senior photos. I love everything about this picture as it shows so much of his personality. His mother always describes him as a "free spirit", he doesn't let the weight of the world ever effect him. All he needs is his guitar, family and friends and he will be just fine. If only we could see life in that perspective?

Don't forget to go over to I heart Faces and check out the rest of the the entries. Just click HERE!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Friday!

It has been a crazy week with My Photo Biz! Lots of Seniors trying to make it in before the cold weather. Looking forward to a nice slow week (opps I probably should not have said that)next week. Here is one from a shoot I did this week. It was one of my favorite!

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Have a great Weekend!

Monday, November 16, 2009

I hear faces Autumn Beauty

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This week over at I heart Faces is Autumn Beauty! I took this picture while my niece and my daughter were out enjoying a gorgeous fall day. A gust of wind would blow and they would go running, catching the leaves that were raining from the sky. love how it captures little Cabell exactly how I remembered her that day! This was a "moment" that I will remember for years to come.
A natural Autumn Beauty Day!

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shop for a Cause

My friend over at Fireworks and Fireflies is helping spread the word about her sister's new site Love By Choice Designs. Her site was created to help bring her children home from Taiwan. Well I love shopping and love adoption so what better place to go and check out! And even better, Christmas is around the corner what a great place to get some of you Christmas list checked off than here! Not only will you be getting some cool stuff but you will be helping a family bring their children home! Go and check it out! Be apart of something that will change a child's life:)

Loved By Choice Designs

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Friday!

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Have a wonderful Weekend! Glad to see Ida exit and the sunshine to return!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Princess and Her New Obession!

My little princess has a new obsession! Monday I had a photo session and she got to spend some Daddy time while I was gone. Daddio was cleaning out his "man cave" and found some boxes that we packed away while we were de-cluttering for our house to go on the market. Well since the market really STINKS right now we have decided yet again to take it off the market and sit tight and wait. Okay, I have gotten off track now back to the story... So digging through some boxes Daddio discovered a Nintendo DS. The princess spotted it and wanted to play. After a few moments she knew how to turn it on picto chat and play Nintendo Dogs and she was HOOKED! This is what I came home to:


Can you tell Daddio had her she is playing in her Brand New Dress and shoes...urgh...

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It was really not that dark out. I taking the opportunity to try out some OCF and as you can see I need some more practice:)

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Doesn't even take the time to stop and wipe that runny nose. YUK...

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But she did take a moment to look up at me and give me this "priceless" smile..

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Oh Boy! I love this little Snotty Nose Little Princess!