Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fun Giveaway at the TML

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We did it! My sister's and I have been talking about it for a long time. We wanted to get a tattoo that would mean something to us and all have it. After a long year of discussion we finally took the plunge and did it! We knew what we wanted in our mind and the artist took that and came up with something we all loved! We decided to break it up into to days, Angel and I went first (lucky us right)and Melinda and Janet went the following day. So here is our 2 days of sista-hood bonding...

We arrive at the tattoo shop only and it started out kinda bad!

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We had left several messages with a small change to the design and the schedule. But the guy who was doing our tattoos never got the messages. The good thing is the person who did not give him the message DID change it in the books which gave proof we DID call.

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then onething after another and we were not "feeling" a good feeling. So we decided to tell them we wanted to just c/a our appointment and go somewhere else. Well one thing lead to another and some tension started to fly (uhummm from the feisty sister in this picture not mentioning any names uhumm Janet, opps did I say that!)

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Angel on the other hand HATES and avoids confrontation at all cost. Sorry for the blur picture, maybe since I was shaking in my shoes because I was scheduled to go first under the needle... yikes!

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but then we resolved the differences and they made it right and Angel was in her "happy place" again. Wooo! Check out the decor in this place! It was so cool

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they had 3 of these hanging down the middle. It was really pretty in a "gothy" kind of way.

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Then the time had come and there was no turning back. For me at least since I was up first.

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Then it was Angel (aka Coo Coo) turn and she was totally feeling the tattoo. This is the last of the pictures from that day. After my time in the chair there wasn't time for pictures snapping...

Then we came back for day 2

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We kind of made a name for ourselves after the discrepancies from the first day. We all had a great laugh from it.

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and then it was back to chair for Melinda

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and how did Melinda do?

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just fine and she even talked on the phone 95% of the time. That's how she rolls! She is such a multi-tasker!

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Then it was the feisty one's turn... She decided to wear her Hannah Montana shirt to get her tattoo in. lol lol lol What a Rocker she is!!

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and D our tattoo artist couldn't wait to start on her since she was the one who got a little snappy at him the first day. YIKES!!

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and she was SCARED!!

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What a bond we made with this crew! After spending 2 days with them and letting him torture us for hours we were tight!! Janet with the Tattoo Artist.

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we will laugh about this for years to come. Janet with the Manger


Last but not least the finished results! LOVE IT!!! The 4 flowers represent each of us (the sistas) and the flower is a daisy because it is my mom's favorite flower!
I am so stinking Blessed to have such wonderful sisters/bff's in my life!
Here is a quick preview for D. Such a talented beautiful young lady and girl is a trooper!!! She hobbled around on crutches the entire shoot.

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Thank you Mom and D! Looking forward to our outdoor session!
Have you ever seen such a cute bunch?

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Cabell aka: Swiper She likes to snatch everyones drinks and shoes

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but Oh so cute!!

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Mae aka: The Boss! trust me on this one

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The Princess, well she is just the Princess

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until Mae ticks her off for being to bossy! (did you notice her new doo? Pretty snazzy huh? )

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then there is Jen aka: "cute" a nick name given to her by her younger cousins
oh and she is pretty bossy too

Then we are down to Gregory

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aka: Gremlin who from the looks of his face crossed the Swiper!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Five Fact Friday!

Back for my Five Fact Friday!

1. I have been SUPER BUSY with senior pictures and still have them coming! Here are a few of my favorite from some recent shoots

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Beautiful "A"

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Pretty "G" with her Pup!

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And "C" she is just stunning! and oh so much fun.

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and this young man "N" he is been called to the ministry, totally has it together. Make any Mama proud!

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and "K" who is not only beautiful but hilarious...

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See what I mean. I sure love my senior sessions!!!

2. I also had a bridal session this week and cannot wait to share the photos from it. I will also be doing the wedding later in October. Can't wait!

3. Going to get my tattoo this Monday (if I don't chicken out) Me and my other 3 sister are getting a sister tattoo and will be paying someone to torture us together. It is really pretty. I will take a picture and post when (if I don't chicken out)I get it.

4. No I am NOT going through Mid-life. lol

5. I love my not so "perfect" life and wouldn't change a thing!!
"The Good Stuff!"

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Princess's First Day of Pre-School

Just playing some catch-up with my post! Things have been so crazy the past month with Senior Picture Season in full force. Things are slowly started to come down to the crazy "norm" for us. Here are a few pictures of the princess on her first day of preschool!

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She picked out her dress she was wearing 2 weeks prior to school and when I put her bow in that morning she looked in the mirror and said, "That sure is a mighty big bow!"

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She was the prettiest princess there! Can't believe next year we will be sending her off to big school. sniff sniff...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Our Visit to the Barn!

Last weekend I went with my niece to watch one of her lessons. She has moved here for a few months and leaving her horse behind she had to do something to get her fix. So lessons it was! She asked me to come along and take some pictures of her riding.

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Saddling up!

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Getting ready to climb aboard!

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She has got her "serious" face on and ready

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Trot, Trot, Trot

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then came the cantor! Yes, I know the horse lingo...

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Go George Go!

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Hope learned from me photographing her jumps she closes her eyes while jumping. I don't blame her much!

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She is a natural!

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Hope in here "happy place" :)
Had a wonderful evening hanging out with N. Oh Boy, does this young man have it together. Definitely a bright future ahead.

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Love his tattoo! 2 Timothy 4:5

Thank you C family. Hope you enjoyed your "Sweet Frog" :)
Happy Sunday! This afternoon I shot a Senior Session for C. I could not wait to get home to get these images on my computer. What started as a grey dreary day turned out to be PERFECT for our session. Here are a few from our session!

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Stunning young lady! I can't wait for you to see the rest. Thank you all for such a fun session.