Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween~

Our day started with these precious photos of Nana and BC~
 Could they be any cuter?
I don't think so!!! BC's first Halloween!!!
Our day has been full of pumpkin activities~
Read all about @ Growing Whole Hearts!
Our afternoon and evening is sure to be tons of fun with
Monster Mash in town, Dinner with our family, and Trick or Treating!
Happy Halloween everyone!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Costume Portraits~ {Halloween}

Last evening after dinner I asked Scott to help me get everyone dressed in their costumes
and head out to the front yard for a Costume Portrait session.

I had a Stylizing assignment for my photog class so this was the perfect shoot...
Real Life goes Make Believe.

I asked them to head up the driveway and I began shooting.
I didn't have a lot of time since it was almost dark
but after about 100 shots, these were the best~
 From the back they took my breath away so I knew it was going to be good~

As they neared the top, I had them turn around and just line up.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I came in and saw this photo on my computer~
{I hardly ever see this in my camera}
Do you see the personalities bursting through?
HM~ What are we doing?
EC~ What are the big kids doing?
WP~ I am saving the world!
EK~ I love my costume.
SJ~ Strike a pose!
PC~ Let me get ready...
{This will always be one of my favorite photos ever!}

The next idea was to shoot singles and twins.
The Big Girls~ {Cowgirl and Alligator}

The Boys~ {Ironman and Captain America}

The Bitty Babies~ {Tinker Bell and a Princess}

I'll be the first to say Halloween is NOT my favorite holiday but these littles~
sure make me love picking up my camera to freeze the moment forever!!!
With this done, I am free to enjoy Friday when we go trick-or-treating.
Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday Moments~

Another trip to the dr... SJ has pink eye and already better~
Made a Target run and tonight when time for pjs...
these two squeezed themselves into size 2 footies because that's what BC wears!
Time to hit Carter's I think!!! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A 'GRAND'son Weekend~

Savannah and Josh were part of a wedding this weekend so we had the privilege
to love on Ben Curtis the whole weekend~
 {How amazing that Josh sang in Italian at the wedding and just look how gorgeous Savannah looked!}
Here are just a few photos from tons I took of little BC~
 He is ALWAYS smiling and didn't cry one single time
{unless I needed to clean his little nose}.
SO very loved by everyone~
Loved having a short visit from Rosie and captured her with her fan club!!!
Amelia had a lot to work on for the coming week so stayed at school.

If you happen to think about both girls this week,
would love for you to say a little prayer for them.
Life can get a little overwhelming at times 
and happens often when away from home at college.
{Thank you!}

THIS is the face I kissed a million times this weekend~
and THIS is the smile on his face
 when he was back with his momma and daddy today!
Thank you Savannah and Josh for giving us the grandest gift~
Our 'GRAND'son, Ben Curtis!!!
We love you little sweet buddy and can't wait for our next visit!!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Big Day~

We headed to Gwinnett this am and met our social worker at the park for WP's 3 year home visit 
then to pediatrician for flu mists/shot {both went perfect}~
Then to Target for shopping/my flu shot and finally to pick up BC for the weekend.
Savannah and Josh have a wedding so we are blessed to have BC all to ourselves!

Amy and Jason invited us to meet them in town for a walk around the square seeing all the scarecrows~

It's awesome our kids are so easily entertained!

Afterwards we returned home for ~
Baths for everyone and bottle for BC.
I think it's going to be a pretty wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

One Year Ago Today~

One year ago we all found out a grandson was on the way~
And just look at him now~
Happy as can be and starting saying Momma this week!
Tomorrow we pick him up at 1 for the weekend.
Get ready for a ton of photos with this precious angel!
ShayShay and Papa can't wait!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Planting Pansies~

Today EK and I planted a flat of pansies my mom had given me
and I had a few left over.
EK asked to plant them in her flower box on the cottage~
 She was thrilled~

I also enjoyed a very lovely visit from my friend Cathy today~
She came bearing a Chick-fil-a nugget platter and Halloween cupcakes!!!
A sweet friendship that doesn't fade even when miles separate us!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Life through IG Photos~

Mac died last Wednesday and because I had a (6 day expired) 3 year Apple Care plan,
they graced me with a free repair and it was back to me on Saturday!
THAT is serious awesome customer service~

Because I had a little time on my hands away from blogging and editing photos,
I dusted off my sewing machine and crocheting needle~

 Time spent with my family is always my FAVORITE time~

Littles Love~

Bigs Love~
And that's Life through a few IG photos!
{ADORE that little overall boy!!!}

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Daddy's 78th BD~

FULL weekend as we celebrated a heaven home going, a 6 year old bd party,
and today my daddy's 78th birthday~
Let me think of some ways to describe him...
The hardest working most dedicated man to his family and farm!
His love is quiet and fierce.
He would give you anything he has and loves farming.
He can split wood like a man half his age (well probably younger).
This is the place we all call Home and it was gorgeous today~
He has a temper but I would probably describe it more of a passion... 
best advice, stand down and it will pass.
He is strong.
He is quiet.
He is my daddy.
I couldn't love him more.
Our children adore going to their house to play and we spent the whole day there today~
Having my sister's kids home, Becca and Sam was a treat too~
One of my daddy's finest accomplishments each year is his garden and in the fall 
it is full of the most beautiful sunflowers all pointing their faces toward the sun~
It was a beautiful day to just be together as a family!
Having my sister here was a sweet part of the weekend!
When she is here, its like having a clone here helping me get everything done!
She just knows what and how, the ins and outs!!
Oh and CHRIS you make the best ribs in the USA
(not to mention all the moving and work you did)!
We ended back at our house for dinner and another party~
Happy birthday daddy!
You are blessed with some many gifts and they adore you too!!!