Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

We are still here! This poor little blog is feeling so neglected. I haven't given up on it totally and one day I hope to be back in full swing. In the meantime, catch us on Facebook at and while you are there don't forget to check out my photography fan page at

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

WOW! This year has had its very own share of challenges and has taught me so many things. One is that I am extremely addicted to my computer and when it is down, boy, the withdrawals are no fun! I have had two significant events with my computer in the past three months along with my busiest season ever (of which I am so incredibly grateful)! I am so thankful to have a friend like Rod Oshel who can fix anything Microsoft and what a blessing he has been in my life this year! Without him I don't know what I would have done.

Check out my photo blog for some of my precious little clients from the past few months. Much more updating to come over there as well.

So needless to say this poor little blog has been feeling quite neglected in 2009 but I'm my plans are to show it much more love in 2010. Please stay tuned and don't leave me now! I haven't stopped documenting my precious children and hopefully soon I'll be able to share all of their wonderful adventures lately. Until next time, here is our family Christmas card this year. Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Montgomery Parents Magazine

I was thrilled when Michele Mulder contacted me about using a picture that I took from last Fall's Kindermusik class to use in an ad for a summer advertisement she is running in Montgomery Parents magazine. I even got to help with the design of the ad! Be on the look out and see if you can find him! I think it ran in the July and August editions and I'm not sure if it is in the September edition or not. I believe it is also running in a publication that is distributed to Air Force families as well.

Walking Practice

Owen has been getting in lots of walking practice these days since he has discovered his push toys. He can fly pusing these things around but still hasn't gotten the confidence to let go and do it on his own.

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UPDATE: This was captured a month ago and while he has gotten more efficient he still is yet to be label "a walker" yet!

More Fun with Food!

Oh I could have a post everyday about our adventures with Owen's eating! This was another particularly funny episode one evening at dinner. He was sitting right next to us doing his thing and when I looked up this is what I found! I can't tell you how fast this happened. I guess we weren't paying him enough attention! Needless to say he went straight to the tub!

Art Time!

If an effort to keep them busy and out of the kitchen while trying to make dinner one evening I pulled out the roll paper and let them go to town. They loved it! Owen climbed up into Katelyn's chair like a big boy and scribbled like a champ! Katelyn has always love art and now Owen is showing the same interest. A new set of toddler markers kept Katelyn occupied for quite some time.

Panama City Beach

We were so excited to get to go the beach again this year during the week that Aunt Kaye and her family were down there. We only stayed a couple of days but it was perfect to get my "beach fix" for the summer! The kids absolutely loved it! I have to warn you that this is a picture heavy post! I had lots of favorites and no good way to collage them. Enjoy!

I couldn't get over how much Owen loved the sand and as expected would crawl on ANYTHING! He would take off crawling across the beach and not look back!

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I think we have a future swimsuit model in the family! Baylor couldn't get enough of the sand and surf!

One of the folks set up behind us had this great idea of burying a big plasic tub in the sand and fill it with water. It was the perfect cool down spot for the kids.

Katelyn really enjoyed playing in the surf this year!

Of course it didn't take her long to find some friends, as she likes to call "her size", to play with.

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Owen even enjoyed a little nap on the beach in my lap. Aw sweet heaven!

One evening Bart & Katelyn went out to ride go-carts with everyone and Owen & I decided to just hang back at the condo. We walked out to the beach around sunset and I just enjoyed watching the surf while he played in the sand. It was a very impromptu outing and the only camera I had on me was my camera phone. Even though this image is not the best quality it is an all-time favorite moment! Man I wished I had had my big camera out there that afternoon!

Our last night at the beach we enjoyed dinner at Pineapple Willy's. Aunt Kaye bought the kids a shirt and it has become one of Katelyn's favorites. She is constantly asking to wear her "Pineapple Willy's shirt"!! It was a fun evening!

While waiting for our table we spent some time listening to a great reggae band. The kids had a blast taking over the dance floor.

Owen was even caught shaking his booty!

When it was time to go home the kids didn't want to leave! Katelyn still talks about the fun she had at the beach this summer!

I didn't do any formal family pictures of us this trip. We are planning to go to Gulf Shores in October for the Alabama Shrimp Festival so I'm hoping to do our annual family pictures then. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Owen will be walking by then!!