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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Birth Day

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It is my birthday! I have to say that it has been one of the best I've had in a while.

This morning I slept in until the beautiful sun streamed in my window and woke me up. A while later my oldest son went and got me a Starbuck's Mocha and brought it to me.

While I was driving to the Salon for my pedicure Caleb and I shared some music and spent some quality time together. During my pedicure I relaxed, enjoyed the massaging chair, and relaxed some more.

We had our family photos done by a professional photographer! I can't wait to see how they come out!

For dinner, the boys made me waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.

Jake and Nate massaged my feet.

I am lounging and checking all the facebook birthday wishes and getting ready to do a scrapbook page.

Aaahhhhhhhh, it's such blisss.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A phenomenon has occurred this week with both of my older two boys. It is a sign that parents hope for, but somehow it caught me off guard that it is happening so soon.


First- Caleb and I test drove two cars--one of which had 4 doors, power windows and door locks And an Awesome stereo system that has a connection for the iPhone And a remote! The other car was a 2-door car with manual windows, door locks, and a plain radio and Cassette deck. The first car had 153K miles and the 2nd one had 71K miles. I would have thought that the stereo, power locks and windows would've appealed more to Caleb-- but he said that of the two he would like to get the 2 door because it had less miles and would last longer!!

Second- Jacob called Caleb to come get him and bring him home because he was bored and no longer interested in spending all night playing video games when he knew he had football practice the next day.

This is SO awesome that my boys are making these mature decisions!

**I am so proud****

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Prayer time focus: 140 days of prayer for our nation. Download Dr. Stanley's Prayer Guide here

Breakfast: Orowheat Multigrain Sandwich Thins with cooked egg white and turkey bacon. Mmmm Healthy McMuffin!
Breakfast drink: Zen Tea

Bonus Drink: (If I'm at Brack) Douwe Egberts coffee with half n half and Splenda

Lunch Drink: Fresca (In an effort to avoid colored diet sodas)
Fruit: Mangos mmmmmmmm

Lunch: Lean Cuisine Spa Collection...favorite: Lemongrass Chicken

Fun: Purple frosty eye cream (Revlon) with Black and Smoky Eyeshadows.

Super Fun: Stampin'

Digi Scrappin'

Cooool Idea!!! Just take a template, add blog journaling and pictures and Voila!

Kewel SB digi pages!

Journaling Class

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Woo Hoo! Elle's Studio is having a Free journaling class that begins Monday!!!
Sign up and do it with me!

Quest '09

Monday, July 19, 2010

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Scrappin' this awesome photo taken by Audra at Quest last year....


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Look How much Kenzie has grown!

Kenzie is 3!!!

I had the privilege of photographing Meckenzie's 3rd Birthday party today.
What a cutie!

Birthday Cake!

Anti Noise!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wow! Nik's Dfine 2.0 noise reduction is PHENOMENAL!

Check out this Before...

(Click on it to REALLY see the noise! (What is noise??? =Annoying pixelations!)


Nik Filters!

I went to the Austin Photo Expo today and learned about some Awesome Photoshop Plugins!

Here is my photo SOC (straight out of the camera) of the beautiful Miss Gracie...

And here it is after using the "Viveza" plugin to amp up the sky and brighten Gracie's shirt...

One of the most awesome parts about it is thta it only took about 5 minutes AND no selection tool required!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Saturday, May 8, 2010


Maternity Shoot!

My Friend Raquel and her beautiful family allowed me to gain some practice shooting today.
Perfect Timing for Mother's Day!

Here is her sweet daughter:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Who Loves Photoshop!
I took some 'spur of the moment' pics of Caleb on Saturday morning and wanted to share...

You, too can have professional quality photos...(I sound like an Advertisement!)

This is the SOC (Straight out of the camera)


Yes....that IS IHOP behind him :D

Thanks for Looking!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My muse has returned! Over the New Years' weekend I got inspired and I have been making baby tins. This first one is for my dear, sweet friend Melissa's baby girl- Elizabeth. Here is a photo of her at 3 months.

Isn't she Adorable???

Here is the tin.

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I have made these for friends before, but have never seen if they actually took a photo from each month and mounted them on the mini scrap pages. They can also be used as dividers for photos organized a month at a time.

Thanks for looking!

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