Friday, June 22, 2012

Things will be a-changin {Happy Friday!}

Share the love people!! :0) New Bloggy button! If you do decide to "share the love" let me know and I will "share the love" right back!! ;0)
Finding My Cre8ivity

Just thought I'd let you guys know that I will be changing up my blog design again. I feel like doing something a little brighter. I also will be doing a website for my business eventually, but will keep my blog for the personal side. So, it's Friday again, and that makes me EXTREMELY super duper happy!! I haven't taken many pics this week and the ones I have taken have been with my iphone... so you'll have to excuse the pitiful quality lol.
My sister made fun of the fact that I took a picture of nothing, but I really liked the pattern of the shadow... I'm a dork ;0)
Happily Mother After the long road 


Thursday, June 21, 2012

I wanna take pictures!!

I have got to say, peeps, every day gets a little tougher to get up and go in to a job that I don't want to be doing.  I feel guilty about it because I know there are a lot of people out there that don't have jobs and I am very grateful that I have one.  It's not that I hate it so very much... it's just that photography is my passion.  I think about it all the time.  Is that healthy?  I have this thought "Oh, I wanna be a photographer" like a gazillion (yeah there's that word again) times a day... I'm not exaggerating... well, I wouldn't be if I knew how much a gazillion actually was.   So here I am sitting her at a desk all day long staring at a computer (for the most part), when all I want to do is go outside and orchestrate some gorgeous photos for  someone to take home and hang up on their wall.  Is that too much to ask?

PS... I realize it's my fault I can't do that... I guess I need to start marketing my business.

Here's a few from Brennan's session that I didn't share cause I can't make a post without some pictures!!!




Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WW - The many faces of Abbie

Sweet, sweet Abigail, she's quite the rotten little niece, but I love her heehee. 

You say "What does a cow say?"
She says "ROAR!"
You say "No no, Abbie, it says moooo"
You say "What does a dog say?"
She says "ROAR!!"
You say "no, Abbie, it says woof"
She just laughs and ROARs heehee!  What a rotten thing she is.  ;0)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Gazillion! REALLY!!

You guys will have to excuse me for a few days, sorry!!!  I have like a gazillion videos to watch for my photoshop class and I am behind on them so that is what my free time consists of right now.  I really enjoy watching them and learning new tips and tricks, but there are just ALOT we're talking like 6-9 hours of videos!!!!  I have to catch up because each week there are more.  I guess that's what I get for doing this class in the summer.  Welp, better get work!
Oh, and because you can't make a post without a photo, here's one for the road... (... this picture is old, but I bet you guys won't remember it ;0) )

I'd rather be here:
Day at the Lake

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blah blah blah

It's Tuesday and I have nothing to write about lol... Although I did find a new editing site called Picmonkey and I found it through my good bloggy buddy Mel. It's pretty awesome! I made this collage of some instagram pics.


Well, I lied, I do have something to discuss... with those of you interested.  I am contemplating advertising my business on a local site.  The only thing really holding me back is the thought that I might actually get a client... is that crazy?  LOL!  It's the scariest thing in the world.  I want it so bad, but if I can't get past that fear then I will never do it. 

It was the hardest thing for me to set up a fb page and I don't dare ask friends to follow me!!  If they do follow me they found it themselves.  It's not like I don't want them to, I definitely do, but it's that fear rearing it's ugly head again!!!  Yesterday one of the photographers that I admire greatly followed my fb page and I about died.  She did it because I had contacted her, but when I thought of her looking through my pics it made me very selfconscious.  I just wanted crawl up in a hole and hide lol.  Anyhoo... there's a look into my crazy mind.   That is all for now, I'm afraid that's all you can take for the moment.


Monday, June 11, 2012



There was a moment last Monday that I wanted to puke on my sparkly black flip flops as I made the walk from my lawyer's office downtown to the 4th Circuit Court.   There were 5 of us ladies walking to the end of our marriages with our friendly lawyer as our leader.  He informed us that it wouldn't take more then 5 minutes a piece and he was right.

On the way over I walked in front I don't know why. I just led the way as if I couldn't wait to get into the court room, which was honestly the farthest from the truth.  Why does life have to work this way?  I mean, why is it that we have to pay the price for our mistakes?  Why can't they always just work out?  I know the answer.  I also know that it didn't have to turn out this way, but it has. 

I know many people won't ever understand why this day saddened me in part.  I don't know anyone that is happy about their failures.  Do you?  I wish with all my might that it had worked out, but it didn't.  I tried to give it time to work out, but it didn't.  I wish Emma would have a normal family with a daddy, but she doesn't.  Maybe some day.

Don't get me wrong, at this point I am happy to see it end.  After 3 years in limbo it feels like FREEDOM.  I am finally a single person again and can move on.

I know some people will look down on me for it and maybe that is part of my sadness, but I know I did it right.  I know I am in God's will right now.  I know He worked it out.  I know He gives me permission in His word to move on.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Finagle a foto and a big ol fish!

Here's a quick post of my faves from the week for finagle a foto. You'll have to excuse me, I'm gettin a cold and I need to go to bed, so I'm not too personable ;0).

My aunt Terri, or Emma's "Great Terri" and cousin Ian came into town this past week to visit and bought Em a fishin pole. So of course she did some fishin... off the front porch!



She's really thinking about how she's going to catch that big ol fish!

Showing me the big ol fish she caught ;0)

Had to share the smug look lol.

happy jax


Friday, June 8, 2012

All Boy {I heart Faces}

So I'm right down to the wire on this one. I honestly couldn't think of a pic to enter, but then this one from my recent session with Brennan popped into my mind. heehee hope it works.

All Boy - I <3 faces
This was after the session was pretty much over and he got to play with the toys since he was such a great little guy through the whole thing.  This scene was just sweet, I thought.  I love how candid it is.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

a little bit of flowers

So, I thought I'd share this shot of one of the blooms on our porch.  I have no idea what kind of flower it is.  Honestly, I get even the basic flowers mixed up... :0)

I am so ready for tomorrow, I think I should rename my blog "Counting Down Days Till Friday"  or "Wishing my Life Away for the Weekend".... or "Why can't everyday be Saturday?" or ... well, you get the idea heehee.  I guess it stems from the fact that I really don't enjoy my job.  Maybe one day.  I'm trusting God has a plan for my life.  Ok here's the pic!  Happy Thursday everyone!


Oh and if yous guys are wondering about my diet, it's going well, I haven't lost a lot more weight, but I know I've lost more inches, anyhoo, I'm going to jump back to the first cycle and maybe I will see a weight that I haven't seen in years. Now I'm trying to get down to a decent weight by October so I can feel good at the beach, maybe ride some bikes or something. We'll see ;0)!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WW - Cupcakes and Emma and Fruit Oh My!

One of these days I'm going to share a story about this past Monday, it was a day of significance.  A day that will forever be remembered.  A day that I never thought would come to pass in my life.  A day that I've anxiously awaited in the good sense and the bad sense.  Anyhoo, I will write a post.

So for "not so wordless" wordless wednesday...
My Mom and sister have been tossing around the idea of starting a cake business, or a cupcake business, or such.  So they've been practicing their techniques trying to come up with their own style.  I took some pics of my Mom's recent batch for her.  and then I got carried away with my camera and the window light and the fruit and veggies :0).  Then lastly I of course have to share my beautiful Emma, No, make that first!





and I totally realize now that I should've cleaned the top of the stool off and the tomato!!! Blah!!



 then, she {snapped}     


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Finagle a Foto {Fave of the Week}

So it's Sunday and I'm actually not late on this haha :0).  Well, to be honest, I'm not late cause Mel reminded me about it so that helped me know to run out and take some pics yesterday.  I always mean to, but don't end up doing it, I'm sure you know how it is.  Anyhoo, I didn't take many pics, but I did take some of the flowers on our front porch.  I tried to play around with it in an hdr sort of way... not that I really know how to make an hdr photo.  Definitely could've looked it up, but didn't really feel like it so I just combined several different photos with different exposures and erased what I didn't want.  My goal was to create a picture where everything was well exposed.  After I got the pics together I decided to add a little texture.  It was fun.  Hope you like it.


Happy Jax 

Then I'll share one of my favorite girl since I haven't shared one in a bit. ;0) She's a mess, but she's my mess!!


Have a great Sunday everyone!!