Sunday, January 8, 2012

Madi's 2nd Birthday party!

01/06/2012 - Happy Birthday Sweet Madi!

01/05/2012 - Watching the birds.....

01/04/2012 - Happy Birthday Mom!

We had a great time celebrating Mom's birthday with a hamburger, of course - her favorite food, at Grumps in Stephenville.

01/03/12 - Back on the road

I love this picture of Mike's truck.....the sun was in the perfect place!

01/02/2012 - Lightening the load.....

Mike is home today and I worked on taking down the Christmas stuff and getting the house back in "order". I got sidetracked on a project I've been wanting to do for a long time.....getting rid of tons of books that I don't want anymore. So we loaded up 2 boxes of books and took them to some people who really wanted them! I love the extra space I have now!

01/01/2012 - Happy New Year!!

2012 - Happy New Year! 2011 was full of changes, new lifestyles, being alone, busy photography business, new baby coming, financial issues, loneliness and solitude, 30th anniversary, trips to Portland, Nebraska, Great Wolfe Lodge, and the northwest, and so many good things as well as some not so good. I'm looking forward to a year of new priorities, deeper relationships, closer walk on the "journey" with Jesus, and becoming more of who I'm created to be. I loved blogging the years of 2009 and most of 2010. I love looking back on all the small details of my life that I would have forgotten. I love that this project keeps me grounded in the now and not in the past or the unknown future. It helps me to celebrate today and to be thankful! So I HOPE to keep this up.....a photo a day (or maybe every other day) as a journal for me and my wonderful life!

Friday, September 3, 2010

8/14/10 My sweet Girl

My how quickly 5 years have gone by.....I love you my sweet school girl!

8/13/10 Rachel and Drew

Rachel and I met Drew at Chick-fil-A, (Chick ole' ). I tried to take a picture of them together with their ice cream but Drew has this new thing of either looking away at the exact second of my clicking the shutter or shutting his eyes. So this is how most of the pics look these days!
I think Drew told Rachel how to do it.....

Silly kids! They make me laugh all the time.
We went to feed the ducks next. It was so hot but they really wanted to go. Drew is still a bit scared of the ducks and especially the geese, so he prefers to throw the bread from the safety of the picnic table but......

Rachel chases them. She laughs and laughs while she runs around. She's just not scared of anything!

Then we went back to the house and Rachel loves, loves, loves the Littlest Pet Shop. At first, she wasn't sure about sharing them with Drew but decided he could be "taught" how to play with them "properly".

And she believes she is the coloring teacher too!

They had a good time together and I'm so very thankful that they LOVE each other so much!

08/12/10 Fun with Rachel....

These are the last little girl days I have with my sweet Rachel. She is officially a "school girl" now, starting Kindergarten, and she won't be able to come over a stay a few days whenever I want her to. I'm a little sad about that. I was so used to just planning things and going to get her but now I will have to wait for the weekend or a school holiday. We had fun though...went to our favorite place for lunch-The Purple Cow. We had purple milkshakes together.

We went shopping and then to the movies. It was a fun day!

Monday, August 16, 2010

08/12/10 Rachel and Madie...

This picture makes me laugh! I think Madie is saying "Help me Nana" as Rachel is chewing or whispering or doing something she doesn't like to her ear! It was a fun day taking lots and lots of pictures along with bribery, sweating, silliness and whatever else it took to get some good ones. To see more sweet pictures of Rachel and Madie go to

08/11/10 - New logo/watermark

Well I found this logo and I love love love it! It's so me! But when I got it and used it for a watermark on my photos I thought the tree was just too much.... : ( So I rearranged the bird, changed the font and color and still haven't come up with something I'm really happy with. So what do you think? Any comments are appreciated.

This is the one I'm leaning to....seems to show up the best with being too much.

This one is straight from the logo....I love it but just doesn't seem to show up as well.

This one I like too but when being black also is a problem showing up....

Bird on the left....

And pink text. Just not sure which one and maybe I should try some more.........

New Blog Posts.....Finally....

My family and friends have been asking "why haven't you posted's been over a month that I've been looking at that painted bunting!" I've been busy with life. And while there are so many good things going on I feel that I do the same good things almost every day. Quite frankly I thought no one wanted to read about another bird, flower, or butterfly. Or a photo shoot and bow making. Now my sweet grandkids...maybe. They are the best kids ever!
So anyway, I've realized I've missed blogging and I'm going to TRY...yes I said keep up better. But I'm not promising you won't get tired of seeing and reading the same things over and over. That's my life....filled with good but ordinary things.

08/09/10 Miles' Birthday Photo Shoot!

Well I took birthday pictures of Miles. He's going to be 1 on the 17th! I bought this old high chair at a resale shop not knowing exactly what I would do with it. I just liked the style and the color of it. When I got home, Mike said that would be perfect for 1st birthday photos. And it was!! I love it and how cute Miles looks in it. I would have got him a party hat but he WILL NOT wear a hat. So Ashley got these cupcakes in these bright colors and we thought he would go crazy eating and smashing them. He usually loves sweets and eats everything you give him. But no, not today..... He tasted a little tiny bit of icing with his finger. That's bite, no putting it on his head, not grabbing it with his hands...nothing. Nothing except this sweet smile that is. He's adorable and so sweet. I love you Miles!

And here is what happened when Ashley tried to "make" him take a bite....he cried and cried!!

For more of Miles birthday photos go to

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

06/25/10 Butterflies...

06/22/10 Going to the "Beach"

Today I went with Ashley, Jackie, Drew and Rachel to the beach area on Lake Granbury. We swam and played in the sand. Drew really loved the sand....digging in it, filling his bucket with it, and especially throwing it! Rachel liked the swimming the best. They also loved the little water park area. It was a fun day!

And of course they still don't like to pose for Nana's camera.