Saturday, February 28, 2009


ok, so dear Jim brought it to my attention that I may have not been very nice about the things I said about him in a prior post. Jim I publicly apologize. Please forgive me. I will tell you now how I really feel about this family.

Well let's go back a few years...we don't need to know exactly how many that is between Jim and I, just know that I am Anyway back in the day Jim and I attended high school together. I wouldn't say we were enemies, but we didn't hang out either. Later, like maybe a year or so after graduation I had gone to a friends house to visit. We (the friend and I) went inside and there was a guy who was sitting on the couch. I had know idea who he was...this guy was like, "Hi Jean". I honestly had NO IDEA who he was. He looked nothing like what he did in high school and was a cowboy. Well turns out it was Jim from high school, evidently he and my friends brother were friends.

Anyway, time went on a bit and I ran into him once out at Stone Country. Little did I know he was dating Jane at the time and unfortunately for whatever reason Jane and I didn't cross paths. So I didn't get to meet her then.

Ok few more years later, I sign my middle child up for preschool...I see a Hunter with the same last name as Jim...I was like no way. Well the first few days we didn't cross paths and I knew at that point if his wife was bringing him I wouldn't know who she was, well that was until I looked at the kids in the class room and KNEW EXACTLY WHICH KID WAS Jim's! A few days later he had come in with his baby daughter...and we did talk then. A little while after that Jane had brought Hunter in and I introduced myself...! Little did I know then that I would be watching Ava and Hunter a few months later and they would live not very far from my husband and I.

I absolutely LOVE this family. Jim you have a wonderful wife and two beautiful children. I am glad our paths crossed again even if we didn't hang out in high school. I couldn't have found a better friend in Jane and am glad I did. I enjoy your kids and being around you and your family. Our families mesh well and that is great! So again I apologize for the earlier post, know that I truly and sincerely adore you and your family.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Products for Fun...

Just some stuff from class.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hunter and Ava...

Ok so here are two of my favorites I must admit. Nothing is funnier than photographing these two kids. If you know who the dad is to these kids (Hunter is just like him) will know what I mean. I absolutely adore this family and that is ALL of them...even though Jim gives me a hard time. His wife makes up for his meanness to me (thanks Jane!). This picture with the two of them REALLY says it This is truely how these kids are. They are quirky, but really great kids to boot! I love them!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Anna, Anna, Anna, where have these been all summer long. You pulled out the stops today. You are an amazing girl and I don't say that lightly. Your parents really have brought you up well. You are a kind young lady with lots of class...I know you make them proud. Keep up the good work, and I will say my prayers that you will win the IESA Scholar Attitude award at our state level.

My Quirky Family...

Ok, by no means do these even look professional. I don't know what it is, all the technical stuff I thought I knew I didn't even pay attention to....but here is some for you Jane...our quirky family. These were so fun to take and we giggled. Look at Emma's eyes in the one of just the The desserts were Ice Box cake on the left and dirt cake on the right....mmmm...they were so good. Sure wish we could have shared with you. Oh and we had Grandma's chicken! Nothing beats grandma's cooking, sure hope you get to come home this summer! We all love you and miss you guys out there! No crying...hahaha!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Addi, you are such a happy girl. You were a stitch to watch on the tried to wiggle right off. You were fun today, even though it was HOT! I think you are adorable.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Love is in the air...

Happy Valentine's Day Cooper! You were too funny tonight. I think you found a friend in Garyn! Have a sweet day and lots of love!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Thank you to all of you who look regularly...and I appologize for the lag in posting...

Well clearly I have lacked in the I caught up on it this weekend. I am sure there are some missing and YES they are kind of out of order...I apologize. I think we get the gist though. As you see I have a new logo that I am very proud of and that was big for me. I have been sending out newsletters monthly. I have only had one inquiry about the seniors in need. No one knows any seniors who are in need of some services. If you do, send me an email with their story or call or whatever it takes. I would love to give this to someone. Plus one of the girls I have photographed does hair and she would do their hair for their pictures. Please send someone our way. I appreciate your help in advance.

I just wanted to take another minute and thank you all again for a great 2008. I couldn't have done it without you. I can't wait to see what 2009 has in store for us all. I'll be in touch soon, I have a couple of sessions coming up here in the next couple of weeks and I hope to have something posted after the session for Oh man, I am setting myself up.

Becky, Jimmy, and baby Piper...

Thanks Becky and Jimmy. I can't wait to meet Piper. I hope the labor and surgery go well. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Call me as soon as you are ready.

Baby Ty...7 months old.

I just love him. He is such a laid back baby. Ugghh, I miss him already.

This will bring a tear to your eye...

This picture is my 92 year old amazing grandma, my aunt, my cousin, and my cousin's baby. This is four generations of beautiful hands in their own ways...aww here comes a tear. Enjoy this story.

GRANDMA'S HANDS A must read thru to the end please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. She didn't move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands. When I sat down beside her she didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if she was OK. Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same time, I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and looked at me and smiled. "Yes, I'm fine, thank you for asking," she said in a clear voice strong. "I didn't mean to disturb you, grandma, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK," I explained to her. "Have you ever looked at your hands," she asked. "I mean really looked at your hands?" I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point she was making.

Grandma smiled and related this story: "Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you well throughout your years.

These hands, though wrinkled shriveled and weak have been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and grab and embrace life. "They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I crashed upon the floor. They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child, my mother taught me to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. They held my husband and wiped my tears when he went off to war. "They have been dirty, scraped and raw , swollen and bent. They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son. Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special.They wrote my letters to him and trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse. "They have held my children and grandchildren, consoled neighbors, and shook in fists of anger when I didn't understand. They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw. And to this day when not much of anything else of me works real well these hands hold me up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer. "These hands are the mark of where I've been and the ruggedness of life. But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of Christ." I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God reached out and took my grandma's hands and led her home. When my hands are hurt or sore or when I stroke the face of my children and husband I think of grandma. I know she has been stroked and caressed and held by the hands of God. I, too, want to touch the face of God and feel His hands upon my face. When you receive this, say a prayer for the person who sent it to you, and watch God's answer to prayer work in your life. Let's continue praying for one another. Passing this on to anyone you consider a friend will bless you both. Passing this on to one not yet considered a friend is something Christ would do. -- Author Unknown

Merry Christmas Little One...

Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the MIRACLE of a mother's love.
Maureen Hawkins

I am so happy for you two. What an adorable and might I add a really advanced baby. She is truely amazing. Merry Christmas Addi.

Don't try this at was next to her and so was

Aww the color...

Aww what a great session. I love this session. New camera+great family+amazing color=great photos! Thanks Donnette.

Sarah and Tommy...

Sarah you are truely one of the nicest people I know. All the stuff you helped Areka out with was truely amazing. She is lucky to have a friend in you. Thanks for the great session.

Ok Wilson Family...

Wow how Keely was when we started to this...amazing what 20 minutes will do. We do have to love our children, but they sure do challenge Thanks guys for this fun session.