Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cupcakes

Some of you know that I also do a little baking on the side.  Here's my most recent baby shower cupcakes.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Miss Lulu

Layla came with us to the Millikin homestead yesterday, so OF COURSE I took her picture too!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Henry's 9 Month Session

Oh, Henry!  He's getting so big!  I've been taking pictures since he was brand new.  It's so fun to watch him grow!  Today we went to the James Millikin Homestead for his 9 month session and had so much fun!!  Here are just a few of the MANY images I was able to capture.  Enjoy!



Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow Day!

Last Monday was a holiday, so the kids got to go out and play in the snow!  They lasted about 30 minutes before coming in complaining that it was too cold.  Is it just me, or do you remember playing in the snow for HOURS when we were kids?!  *Sigh.

Monday, February 22, 2010

More Bellies and Bows

Love my little sis!  Here are a few more belly and bow images:)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Maternity Photos!

My little sister, Sarah, is expecting her second baby boy in May.  So, yesterday we had a fun photoshoot at my house and captured some pretty fun images!  My 'studio', (dining room, Bailey's room and living room), worked it's magic and the afternoon light was perfect!  These are my favorites from the day!  Enjoy!






Saturday, February 20, 2010

Out takes!

Some of my favorite pictures are out takes!  Here's one from today's maternity session with my sister, brother-in-law and nephew:)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Life is........

Life is amazing.  It's full of fun little twists and turns.  Sometimes it can get boring and predictable.  But mostly it's pretty super.  They say, "Life is what you make it."  I say, "Sometimes life just happens".  We just roll with it.  Life is a weird little journey.  It's a spectacular experience if we really stop to think about it.  I love life.  And so far, life loves me back. 
Just my little thought for the day:)
HAPPY FRIDAY!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

*sigh

Oh, my nose is plugged and my head hurts....too many paint fumes!  We just keep going and going on the house projects:)  It's a love/hate relationship, for sure!  Love the finished product, but the work is kicking our butts!  I'll post pictures soon!  The kitchen is ALMOST completely done.  Just need to paint the crown moulding!  Our new refrigerator came yesterday, so now we are completely stainless throughout!  HALLELUJAH! 
Next major re-do:  The master suite.....ug.  Someday we'll be done and able to enjoy our cozy house.  Until then we deal with construction.  It's a beautiful mess.  :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bailey's Spelling Bee

Well, she did as best she could.  Last Thursday was the County Spelling Bee.  Bailey made it 3 rounds and ALMOST placed in the top 9, which would have given her a spot in the Regionals.  We are so proud of her!  She did a great job!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let It Snow!!

As much as everyone is complaining about the snow, I'm LOVING it!  It gives me more opportunity to get outside and shoot Winter Wonderland sessions!  Besides, I would rather look at a beautiful white canvas of winter beauty than the ugly brown/gray muddy grossness until spring!  So here are a few new Winter Wonderland images I've captured in the past few weeks:)



Monday, February 15, 2010

Henninger/Rohlfs Ceremony

What an honor it was to shoot my very first Justice of the Peace wedding ceremony!  It was short and sweet and totally wonderful!  Thank you, Henningers for letting me be there for your big day!








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:)

What have I gotten myself into?  Blogging everyday....

Well, for those of you looking for more pictures, I promise I'll post soon!  Today has been hectic and tonight has been good, but exhausting!  I'm headed for bed....
I should have more pictures up by tomorrow night.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Coming Soon........

Coming soon.....
~Some great Valentine/Winter Wonderland images.
~My very first Justice of the Peace wedding.......such a wonderfully nice couple!  (And family, too!)
~My baby shower cupcakes
~Random images of my family

..........stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ten on Wednesday

I slacked on my blogging on purpose for a few days to give myself some time off the computer.  On Sunday, a friend of ours passed suddenly.  I think we're all still in shock.  The past few days have been very sobering.  I'm putting a lot of things into perspective and re-assessing my priorities.  Since I didn't post my '10 on Tuesdays' yesterday, I thought I would post them today.  10 things. 

10 things I wish to change about myself to become what God meant for me to be~

1.) I need to take more time for others and less time for me.  As long as my physical needs are cared for, my focus should be on those who's needs are greater than mine.

2.)  I need to spend more time in prayer and reading the Word.  It's so easy to make excuses for why I don't have time.  That needs to change.

3.)  I need to know what the Word really says.....in context.  I grew up in the church, yet I find myself learning something new whenever I read the Word in the context in which it was written.  So often we like to lace scriptures together to create a 'feel good' message.  When in reality, God is trying to tell us the very opposite.

4.)  I need to be a better wife and mother.  How often do I get frustrated or distracted with things that just don't matter?!  Too often!

5.)  I need to fogive.  Plain and simple.  Yet it's the hardest.

6.)  I need to reach out more.  How will people know unless we tell them?

7.)  I need to spend more time with my friends and family.  We get too busy.

8.)  I need to make sure my house is in order before I start judging someone else's.

9.)  I need to listen, hear and obey.

10.)  I need to pick my battles.  Some things are just not worth it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rest in God's Arms, Nathan.

Today has been a day of absolute shock.  The world was robbed of a young father, husband, brother, son and friend.  There are no words to express our sadness for the Turner family.  So, we pray for grace and shed tears of sadness.  May you find rest in the arms of God.......we know you've reached your ultimate Goal.  We'll see you someday.......

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Favorite Valentines!

I love my family!  I think they're the most wonderfully adorable and good looking groups of fantastic people on the planet:)  (Did I use enough adjectives?)
My husband, Jon and the twins, Sam and Alex

The beautiful Miss Bailey......my daughter.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Another Favorite

I found another favorite image...........I love candid moments. And this is one of the greatest, because it's my little nephew and brother-in-law:)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Play Ball!!

I love the summer!  It's baseball season!!  This year the boys have made the Mt. Zion Braves travel team and we are soooo proud of them!  They've been playing for 2 summers and show some natural talent!  I thought about offering a sports photography package, but with all the games we have, I don't think I'd be able to break away.  We've got 44 games.........all of them are scheduled before July 4th.  BUSY!!!  But so worth it!
Here are a couple of my favorite images from Sam and Alex's last season.  Enjoy!!
Alex watching Daddy coach.

Sammy soaking up every word Daddy's telling him.

Our Short Stop!

Wedgie!!! LOL

Eehhh, batter, batter, batter...ss-aa--wing batter!

Practicing his swinging in the outfieild.
He's ready!!
Getting ready to head home and score a run! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ten on Tuesdays

I really look forward to Ten on Tuesdays:)  Is that sad?  Well, even if it makes me a little lame, I still enjoy looking forward to coming up with 10 things.........even if it's about 'nothing'.   So here's today's 10:

10 Things I Like:

1.)  I like waking up knowing that it's a new day with a clean slate.  I eagerly look forward to any wonderful surprises life is willing to throw my way!

2.)  I like sleeping in ONLY if it's rainy and I have no plans.  Otherwise I feel like I'm wasting the day.

3.)  I like when my kids walk up to me and throw their arms around my waist.  It won't be long until they'll be throwing their arms around my shoulders.  They're growing up so fast!

4.)  I like when Jon takes my hand when we're sitting on the couch and says, "I love you, babe."

5.)  I like when I'm driving and my favorite song comes on.  I sing at the top of my lungs! LOL  And if the kids and Jon are with me, I sing at the top of my lungs in a VERY obnoxious voice as loud as I possibly can.

6.)  I like listening to the sounds of the summer from our front porch after the kids have gone to bed.  Jon and I sit outside and remember the good ole days and talk for hours. 

7.)  I like going to see my family.  They live about an hour away and I love driving up to see them on a Saturday.  Visiting, eating, laughing........great memories.

8.)  I like making plans to go on adventures!  It's so exciting to see where life will take us.  Our next adventure.....don't know yet, but it will be amazing!

9.)  I like keeping a positive attitude in all things.  Actually, I CHOOSE to keep a positive attitude in all things.  Things happen.  I deal.  Life goes on whether we choose to or not.  Might as well be happy on this rollercoaster!

10.)  I like my life.  I LOVE my life.  There's nothing like living your dream, reaching for higher goals and being content whether or not you always get your way.  My life is MINE.......get your own;)  And I mean that sincerely.  It's a wonderful thing when you find your own path!!  Something that no one else can claim.  Dream it!  Live it!  Enjoy every minute!!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

So Excited!

Oh, my goodness!  I'm so excited!  I just booked another wedding!  So far I have 4 on the books and 2 waiting to get back to me:)  Plus, a Justice of the Peace ceremony to shoot on the 11th!  I really want a few this spring...maybe a couple May weddings.....Call me!!  (217-737-9122)
So, now I go snuggle down on the couch to watch The Bachelor.......maybe they'll need a wedding photographer;)

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