Saturday, September 10, 2011

4/30 Something Green...

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Something Green!

Today I spent most of my day (9 am to 2:30pm) smack in the middle of a field with tons of people, traffic, 90 degree weather, blazing sun and did I mention in the MIDDLE of a field at the "jamboree". My last Jamboree... Yahoooooo!!!!!!! lol Really it wasn't as bad as I remembered it to be. (kinda) I did enjoy watching my A-man play some football. The grass could have not been any "greener" in this mama's book watching him play :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

3/30 Clouds...

Found this great way to share and keep your mobile pics organized. There is a blog I follow and love called Enjoying The Small things . I am loving this idea!!! Every Friday you do a "mobile dump" of all your phone pics. It keeps them saved and nice in one place and tells the story of your week. What is really neat is I uploaded them all to my flickr account the second I take them on my smart phone because I have it linked to it. Then a the end of the week I use Big Huge Labs mosaic maker and make the collage... Bam! So Cool!!! And if you have a smart phone you can find all kinds of camera apps to get cool effects.

My Mobile Dump!


Happy Weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I wore today...

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My found love! I am savoring every bit of this as I know as is summer is fading, B&B will be discontinuing this to :( I also included my "mother" necklace that you never see me without. It reminds me of how blessed I am that God entrusted me with such a wonderful gift.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge

Starting today I am doing a 30 day photo challenge. (since I totally let my 365 go down the drain) This was a bit more manageable (i think). Day one was a tough one, self portrait. YIKES! If there is any perks to being a photographer is the ability to have a camera to hide behind in every photo. lol Though I did hear once from another photog mom that it is important to get in front of the camera no matter how much you hate it. You have got to leave something for your kiddos and family to remember you by. No matter what we "think" we should look like our family and friends will always love you for who you are. Thank Goodness! So here is my day 1, self portrait.

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Now I could not have been any more real here. NO Make up (you may see my permanent make-up I had done years ago but nothing more), NO photoshop, eyes blood shot from late nights and early mornings trying to get back into the swing of the school thing and last but not least my "silver colored highlights" peaking there way through. Gosh I need a day at the Shop!
What can I say "it's Me!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to School

Wow! I hit the floor running this morning. The big boys had to be out of the house and to school at 6:40 am. Then A-man was on middle school time and he needed to be out at 7:40 am. Then the princess had to be at her stop by 7:55 am. Here is a few pics from the day...

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Eating her breakfast this morning... no fruffy PJs for her. She loves to sleep in her brothers t's

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A-man and the princess

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Goof balls!

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The BFF's before getting on the bus. I am so thankful we live to so close.

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Mae the "pro" taking care of her BFF the "rookie"

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from that grin and the tales I heard she will do just fine at this K thing :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hello September!

I know I have neglected my blog all spring and summer! Oh how I have missed it so much!!!! Tomorrow the kiddos will return to school and I will have some much needed quiet once again but with a price :( My little princess will be heading off to school. She is so very excited which makes it so easy for me to be excited for her. I have one moving up to high school this year too! Boy where does the time go! Here are some random pictures of our adventures this summer...

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It has been a fast and furious summer...
Goodbye summer :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It is Summer!

School is out and everyone is excited!
I am glad I no longer have to pack 5 lunches everyday :) but that means that I have 4 hungry mouths that think my pantry and fridge has a revolving door...

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There goes my grocery Budget! yikes

It also means I will have a house full of boys

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and Rico to name a few

but it also means we have more time to do things like this

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Oh I never want to forget these little feet and hands

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We are hoping to have a not so bummer summer this year. We want to spend less time on the computers, tv and video games because life is just moving to fast. My little princess is heading to big school next year and I don't want to miss another day.

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Happy Summer!

Friday, May 20, 2011

B&W Friday!

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This is from a recent family shoot I did! More from that session next week :)
Have a great Weekend.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Easter Part 3

Our newest addition!

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meet Bunny Foo Foo!

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and Mae has her sister Lily

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it is really a funny story how we ended up with her... My sister Coo Coo decided that the Easter Bunny was going to bring Mae bunnies for Easter. Not 1 but 2. So after a week of cleaning up after 2 bunnies (we all know that bunnies eat, poop, hop and poop some more) she decided the princess needed a bunny too.

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so now she is ours! We love our Bunny Foo Foo!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Easter Part 2- Grandma's House

That afternoon we headed over to my mom and dad's for Sunday Dinner and the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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the princess played with some new bubbles that the Easter Bunny brought her

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which was a great photo-op for me :)

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The "gremlin" also got some cool stuff from the Bunny

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and Addy Cake was just happy to be eating some of Maw Maw's yummy cooking
(can you say ADORABLE!!!! ) oh how I love her

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and the day would not be a day unless there was some DRAMA with Mae

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then it was time for the hunt! first up the little kiddos. (notice sweet Cabell a bit distraught by the spider crawling on the floor. Way to freaked out to care about hunting eggs and little brother the gremlin was enjoying every minute of her terror!

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"eggs??? what eggs??? That is a spider people!"

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Then before it began it was over and now time for the big kids. Now they get $$ inside their eggs. MONEY + TEENAGERS = MOTIVATION
yeah it was on!

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and my A-man scored the golden (heart) egg! HOLLA!

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and Addy Cake scored her a sweet cupcake cone...

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Allie Mae walked away with some dinero too! Poor Paw Paw not so much since he was the one who forked up the dough for the eggs. But he didn't care, he was making memories for our crew.

One more day of Easter and I will introduce the newest addition to our family...
Hint: she has been known to hop through the forest :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Easter Part 1

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The Easter Bunny left quite a mess

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but who will complain when he leaves little "lamby"

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Daddio and the Princess caught in a "moment" <3


my crew and their much "hated" Easter morning picture... (not that their faces would EVER give that away) lol

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after church service they had an outdoor egg hunt...

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she had been practicing for days

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Rog and Mase just stood around looking "cool" ish

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the princess and her BFF, which is the motivation behind her practicing. She wanted to make sure she had more eggs than Mae this year. Then after the hunt we headed home to change and head to Maw Maw & Paw Paw's for the annual easter egg hunt...

Next up Part 2