Friday, November 27, 2009

Giving Thanks..

For a husband who doesn't mind bucking tradition and spending the day at the beach. We ate turkey sandwiches and had the beach all to ourselves. It was a lovely, relaxing day for which I am tremendously grateful.

I wanted to post about the many things I'm grateful for, but it felt too overwhelming. Suffice it to say that I'm truly thankful for my life and all the people and experiences in it. I savor every day and thank God for the love, joy and learning that comes with being a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Sis!

In honor of my awesome sister, today's post is all about her. A few of the many things I love about Cheri..
  • She has really great hair.
  • A fabulous sense of humor.
  • She is the most generous person I know.
  • She's always as excited to see me as I am to see her.
  • Even though I'm thirty four, she still occasionally gives me her hand-me downs and I love it.
  • She spoils my kids rotten... rotten I tell you!
  • I know I can call her anytime I'm sad/mad/happy/tired and I always feel better after.
  • she is resourceful, creative, and successful.
  • not to mention genuine, feisty, and independent.
  • I want to grow up to be just like her.

I love you Cheri and can't believe how blessed I am to have a big sis like you! I hope you get spoiled, pampered, and taken out to lunch today!

Friday, November 13, 2009


After seeing so many beautiful portraits on Pioneer Woman's photography site, I decided to attempt spot metering and see what I could do. And you know what?'s pretty cool! I was able to take pictures in full sun and not have faces in shadow. Lovin it!

Monday, November 9, 2009

she's a natural high!

I was looking through some old beach photos today trying to remember how to edit in photoshop, when I came across these beauties. (I've been too morning sick the last few months to even care about taking, let alone editing, pictures. Use it or lose it right. Well, I lost it.)
Notice any similarities?
Besides the fact that they are all taken at the beach and are of my kids?
Guessed it yet?
Abbey's feet are never touching the ground! Ever. I love it! It's just so perfectly.. Abbey. Now I need to figure out how to bottle her up so I can take a swig on those low energy days.