Sunday, December 6, 2009

More Photography!

Here are some of my recent photoshoots :) I feel so lucky to have such trusting fRiEnDs and FaMiLy who are allowing me to create special memories for them! I've been very busy with Family Christmas Card shoots and a Wedding Engagement photoshoot... hope I've had some happy customers. Photography is so fun, especially when the subjects are absolutely BeAuTiFuL! Oh, I thought I'd throw in a couple of our Christmas Card photos as well :) Thank you, Sarah Faye, for taking such great pictures!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Caleb accepted Jesus!!!

On "Thanksgiving Eve" Caleb decided that he was ready to accept Jesus into his heart as his personal SAVIOR!!! We are so excited that he has taken the first step to live his life for
the Lord... we truly did have so much to give Thanks for this week! Please keep him in your prayers so that he may grow in the Lord and do His will :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Our 3rd Annual HaLLoWeEn Bash!!!

We had an AMAZING Halloween weekend, taking the kiddos trick-or-treating with Connor and entertaining our friends with our 3rd Annual Costume Party! Mom and Chuck came into town to help us prepare for our party as well as Laura. The Hoggs, the Johnsons, Gores, Griffins, Larsens, Dudleys, and some of their buddies stopped by. Drew wowed everyone with his Sangria and his hilarious SNL costume. It was a huge success and everyone had a blast until all hours of the night! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Caleb's GT Literature Pumpkin Project

We spent about 4 hours on this pumpkin last night! Caleb's assignment was to pick one of his favorite storybook characters to decorate (NOT carve) a pumpkin with. He chose Aslan, the LION, from "The Chronicles of Narnia". After looking at online images for over an hour, Caleb finally found the perfect lion. It took nearly two hours to cut out every interior detail of the stencil. Drew finally took it outside to spray-paint over the stencil... we are very happy with the final product! Drew also helped carry it in the school this morning to Caleb's classroom. He said there were a lot of 'ooohs and aaaahs' through the hallways! :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Caleb is 10 years old!!!

I cannot believe our CaLeB AaRoN is 10 years old now!!! It seems like just yesterday that he was a chunky, rolly, 10 pound baby with huge dark smiling eyes looking up at me for the first time. He has grown into such a wonderfully smart and compassionate child. Caleb surprises us each day with his growing intelligence. He is such a sensitive young boy who cares about others more than himself. We're hoping he rubs off on Caraline a little!!! :) He shows her lots of love and adoration, so we know that she sees and learns from him more and more everyday. He has a heart for Jesus and we are so proud of him! We continue to pray, daily, that he follows through on his commitments and follows God's path that is laid out before him. We celebrated Caleb at mom's with his aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents. We enjoyed family with shrimp etoufee, chocolate cake, and burgers over the weekend!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Britney Spears!

I FINALLY got to see Britney Spears live in concert!!! Her "Circus" Tour is near it's end, and she was in Dallas this weekend. I rode with friends Suzanne, Deborah, and Amy... we stopped at Taco Cabana on the way for some Tex-Mex and frozen margaritas. Once we arrived at the American Airlines Center, we continued with margaritas and purchased "Britney" merchandise. It was soooo exciting waiting for the Show... She RoCkEd the HoUsE! We were pleasantly surprised to hear several older songs (like "Everytime" and "Hit Me Baby, One More Time") as well as an awesome rendintion of Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know". It was everything I hoped it would be... soooo glad I got to go!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

First Day of School

Caraline is officially a kindergartner now! Caleb is now in the 4th grade... they are both soooo smart and are learning so much just in the first couple of weeks of school. I cannot believe how fast they are growing up! I wish I could slow down time and keep them young and innocent for as long as possible, but I love seeing who they are becoming with each new day! We are so blessed to have such sweet, caring, and obedient children from Heaven above :) They bring joy to all who are blessed to know and love them. We try very hard to teach them humility and to love Jesus, their creator!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Family Vacay

We spent a long weekend at Lake Livingston's Northshore RV Resort with Mom, Chuck, Memaw, Papaw, Jalee, Chris, Aunt Sheila, Jarrod, Jamikay, and baby nephews! :) The Resort was awesome with a man-made beach front, a splash park, a swimming pool, sno-cone shack, and a club house. We had a blast with family swimming and eating and more swimming and eating. We had a wide variety of burgers, BBQ, sandwhiches, snacks, and adult beverages to last the whole weekend. Memaw and Papaw took Caleb and Caraline home with them. We headed back for Tyler with Chris and Jalee, stopping at Olive Garden for a feast, a bottle of wine, and some adult conversation. The kiddos stayed a couple of nights hanging out at Memaw and Papaw's, a night at Aunt Deanna and Uncle John's to play with Tripp, then a couple of nights having a blast with Mom and Chuck. Mom took them out to eat, shopping, and even took them to the movies. Drew and I had lots of dates that week. We went out for drinks with friends a couple of times too. Caleb and Caraline headed back home with Nanna and Big Daddy after 6 days away from home. We were sooooo excited to see them... they looked so grown up! We spent quite a while getting hugs and kisses before they just HAD to see the puppies. This summer was awesome but flew by WAAAAYY too fast! Now back to school... I really am hoping for a great school-year though. I'll finally be teaching Pre-AP English II along with my two Yearbook classes. Caleb is going into the fourth grade and Caraline will be a big Kindergartner. They are soooo excited to start school! :) So, I must say 'goodbye' to SuMmEr now... sigh
Back in TyLeR...
Kids come HOME!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our Summer....

So... we have run from "here to there" all summer long! It has been very different from last summer: where the kids and I slept in every day, picked up lunch, hung at the pool, and came back home to be lazy. This summer has been jam-packed all but 3 or 4 days... no joke! We have been swimming, movie-going, and visiting family & friends... daily! I guess that's why I haven't posted a blog lately, so here I am playing catch-up. We are absolutely DREADING school starting up at the end of August, BUT!... we have one last hoorah! We are headed for a big family "vacay" to Lake Livingston this weekend. I promise to put pictures up of that when we get back! :)