Sunday, January 31, 2010



about 3 months ago i contacted a seller for me to offer some photo necklaces, and just now getting around to ordering some for samples. here are a few examples..there are more. these are not my photos in the necklaces, just samples. i'm very excited to wear my kids around my neck, but i can't decide which one. i just love em'.

Thursday, January 28, 2010



Last week my heart was filled with sadness when I was told about sweet Kelsey. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma cancer in her wrist(it is contained in this area). She is at MD Anderson getting chemo right now and will go through several treatments and then they will try to remove it. Her mom Vicki Carroll, told me that Kelsey is so strong and has the best spirit about her, and is the one that is keeping the family strong. She said God gave her cancer for a awesome of an attitude is that! Sounds like a true fighter, and I have no doubt she will fight through this. Before she left she let all her friends and family get scissors and cut all her hair off, as she knew she would be losing it soon. She said, "its just hair". You can visit her care page anytime, in fact, she would love it if you did. You can sign her guestbook here if you like to let her know you are praying for her.

I took these gorgeous pics of her at least a year or so ago.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010



i'm so excited about my new logo!! a girl from our sunday school class designed our churches new logo and she also designed my first logo...i decided i wanted a little something something added to it. what's cuter than a birdie..maybe an owl ha. i just love it. if anybody ever wants her information just let me know...she's awesome!

Monday, January 25, 2010


we've only been home from the doctor about 20 minutes and austin is sacked out, and i came to read. today on kelly's korner she talks about having close friends that you know will always be there: whether that's eating together, praying together, and just there. i know i can always count on my friends through anything life has for us. today my special prayer request is for austin. they aren't 100% sure, but they think he has rocky mountain spotted fever from a tick. i know how serious it is, bec chad's bro had it. we probably caught it early if this is what it is, PTL. we will know towards the end of the week hopefully, but they are treating it like that's what it is, because of his symptoms....poor baby!

Sunday, January 24, 2010



This beautiful baby was born, if I remember correctly 6 weeks early. The momma was teaching school and hadn't felt the baby moving much since the night before, and during her break even ate oreos and drank something with caffeine to see if she would move around. She didn't so mommas instinct told her to call the doc. They told her to come on in and let them listen. She did, and baby Taylor was born early and God blessed them with a healthy baby that is now 4 mts. old and doing awesome! The first two pics I was able to go into NICU and do the scrub down and go take pics of her. Look at her now!!! Thanks Catie and Trey for letting me be a part of this sweet, beautiful babies life.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010



I'm skimming through a lot of photos tonight and trying to find one certain photo of a special girl that is in need of our prayers, and while I was looking I saw a few of my two that brought back sweet, sweet memories! Oh how I feel blessed everyday to have these sweet, wonderful children. It makes me miss these ages!
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My extremely sweet, sweet friend Amy brought me this gorgeous FRAME today for my bday! I'm in love with it, and she will be selling them very soon. I was so excited, because when she made her family some for Christmas I told her that I REALLY wanted one....I GOT IT! Thanks so much are a precious friend! Oh, and it has a place for 3 pics..I'll post it once I have it hung with pics in it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010



oh i just love babies! here are two more of this little cutie.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

i heart faces again...


i heart faces is celebrating their first birthday in business, and the contest are great. this week is for a 20x24 free canvas from color inc.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


It is way past my bedtime and everybody is asleep but me. I'm up thinking about my Mom. She is having back surgery in the morning. We all know it the best thing and she will feel so much better, but it's just hard because she has had several surgeries for different things, and I wish I was the one doing it instead of her. She will bounce right back, because that's my Mom!! The whole family went to lunch today with her, and we all had a great time, and I'll post pics of that soon. I just wanted you to see a few of her with my children...this is the kind of Nanny she is. She gets in the ocean, just to help Austin find one more hermit crab, and plays in the snow, and whatever any of her grandkids want to do or kids(everyone knows the relationship she and I have!!!) Just say a little prayer please, that the doctors will have a very successful surgery and that she will bounce back soon, and that her back will be healed. God will take of her, I know! Thank you!!! Think I better hurry and get some sleep..I've got to leave here by 6:15 to be at the hospital!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

i heart faces...


i heart faces is having a contest to win a lense for your camera! you have to incorporate their logo in your pics anyway you'd like, so here are a few. i grant i heart faces llc to submit my photo to promote their website(it said to put that)


Little Lilly was laid back enjoying the scenery today, and I just love this shot we got of her cute self! I can't decide if I like it just color, antiqued, or tinted?! Thanks John and Melissa for bringing her...she is beautiful! Can't wait to take more, and this is just a little sneak for you.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


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My Mom and Dad's sheep had a baby last night, and we went after church to see the cutie patootie(as Brooklynn calls it)! We haven't come up with a name for sure yet, but here are some choices....Ugg, Uno, Brownie(another choice of Brooklynn's) and that's it so far. It is a male, and is the sweetest thing you ever did see!!!! The sheep they used to have, Austin came up with their names, and they were: Fred, Daphne, and! Austin and Brooklynn just loved it to pieces, but the Mama and Daddy, however didn't like us messing with the baby. We will be making a lot of trips to go see him for sure. Oh, btw, that's my little girls other best friend, besides me(the pic of her with her Nanny)!!

The top pic is the Daddy sheep, Mama sheep, and baby.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


The only thing missing from these pics is Austin, and boy I wish he would've been there! He chose hunting, but he also didn't know that two certain friend boys of his would be there, but plans changed and they got to go. We all had so much fun...the kids were amazed at the fire and none were scared. I'm so glad we got to do this!


This year I have some high expectations for myself. I laid in bed thinking about how thankful I am to have this wonderful family that God has giving me, and how he knew that this would be my family before I did...isn't it amazing how he knows everything! I want to, of course, get back to trying to eat better(since the holidays destroyed that), I also want to try hunting again with Chad and Austin(I know it sounds crazy, but if that is what makes my two men happy, I need to try it), always eat together as a family at our table(I truly want this to be a biggie), and just spend as much time as a family together! I also am thankful for all of my precious friends, who, when you need someone to talk to about everything, are always there(when you stay home and don't have coworkers you need that!)

I hope all of you have a wonderful 2010!!!!