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Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, May 31, 2010

Our weekend was spent enjoying our family, our house, and our pool.

So thankful for the wonderful beginning to a great summer...
that will hopefully end with our precious ShayleeJoy coming home forever!!! :)

Hoping for LOA (letter of acceptance) this week!!!

Saturday started with a few yard chores and Sunday started with church... the rest of the weekend was just hanging out.
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There was lots of great eating too!
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The best part was definitely having all the chicks in the nest!
There is nothing more sweet than time spent being together as a family!
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We are so thankful to all the ones we know
that have served and are serving our country for our freedom.


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The New Freshman

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday was Rosemary's last day of middle school
and she couldn't be happier.
She's ready to move on the bigger and better things!
High school!!!

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So when school starts back... in two months...
we will have two high schoolers.
Amelia will be a senior (what?)
and Rosemary a freshman.

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As a matter of fact...
Savannah will be a senior at college.
We will have two graduates, two graduations,
and two little ones who have to sit through them both. :)
Which all boils down to two VERY proud parents!!!

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Fresh Vegetables!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Yesterday after a little fun in the lake...
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Scott, EK, and I cut fresh squash from our garden.
It was delicious for dinner!!!
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You can see with the 90 degree temps,
Our garden was in need of water!
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This is the face of a very happy girl!!! :)
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New Item on A Joyful Heart!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Looking for the perfect little bag to take your things to the pool?
Take a look at A Joyful Heart and make a bid on
this adorable GoGo Bag!

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Black and White Wednesday: Editing

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Photography is such a complicated hobby most days.
Every once in a while, you get an image that has potential.
I am guilty of looking for the easy edit
because I always want to use so many of the images I shoot.

I chose this image today because it has a hint of catch lights~
something I am NOT good at and want to be desperately!

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PSE8 basic edits
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Lightroom edit to vintage
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Back to PSE8 for eye edit
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Pretty sure I should have done the eye edit first but oh well...
still not what I am striving for but a start.
If you have any suggestions for me...
I am oh so ready to learn and try new things.
PS... I know there are presets, actions and textures, etc out there
but you know we are fundraising for ShayleeJoy
so I'm not able to buy anything like that right now.
Maybe someday. :)

To see other great photography... click below
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A Splash of Color

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

After my ordinary Monday chores,
EK and I headed to our local nursery for a few flowers to plant in our pots.
What a wonderful 'field trip'!
EK is a BIG animal and plant lover... so this was perfect for her!
She asked every plant name and found lots of ladybugs.

There is a strawberry field there and we bought some delicious berries.
She ate too many on the way home and
felt pretty yuck last night. :(
But do you think she learned her lesson? No.
She asked for them this morning at breakfast. :)
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(Look Ellie... I see a tiny catch light! :)

After lunch we went out to pot the flowers
and I had brought my camera out to shoot pics when we were all done.
EK picked it up and asked if she could take some pics.
Just look at the great shots she took.
Very proud of herself!
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Some pics of our Splash of Color...
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And of course we needed a dip after getting so hot!
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It was a very fun day!!!





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A Splash of Color

After my ordinary Monday chores,
EK and I headed to our local nursery for a few flowers to plant in our pots.
What a wonderful 'field trip'!
EK is a BIG animal and plant lover... so this was perfect for her!
She asked every plant name and found lots of ladybugs.

There is a strawberry field there and we bought some delicious berries.
She ate too many on the way home and
felt pretty yuck last night. :(
But do you think she learned her lesson? No.
She asked for them this morning at breakfast. :)
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(Look Ellie... I see a tiny catch light! :)

After lunch we went out to pot the flowers
and I had brought my camera out to shoot pics when we were all done.
EK picked it up and asked if she could take some pics.
Just look at the great shots she took.
Very proud of herself!
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Some pics of our Splash of Color...
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And of course we needed a dip after getting so hot!
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It was a very fun day!!!





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I Heart Faces:" Yellow"

Monday, May 24, 2010

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Pop over to "I Heart Faces" and check out all the pretty shades of yellow......they are sure to brighten your day:)


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Amelia's Prom

Everyone knows I LOVE a great chance to shoot photos of my family~
especially something like PROM!
You probably also know I like to shoot LOTS of images!
Saturday was no exception...
after all was said and done~
I had about 160 shots to choose from.


I narrowed them down to the best of the best
and had to include ALL of these.
Hope they capture you like they have me!!!

Mama came down to see Amelia before we left for pictures.
Have you ever seen such a beautiful smile?
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Amelia went to prom with her boyfriend Jake.
We met his family @ FB church for pictures.
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The sister brigade was critical in the success of this night.
The big girls all went to the hair and nail appts together. :)
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Jake's family.
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Amelia is ALL fun and makes everyone around her happy!
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The girls were gorgeous!
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There were 4 couples in their group
and they all went to dinner in Athens before prom.
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Yes... there were tears when she rode off
for an evening of dreams come true.
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Scott wasn't in many of the pics...
not sure why~ think he was just taking it all in.
Here is a very sweet one of him and Jake.
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If prom is this emotional... what is a wedding going to feel like?
I am already praying. :)

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Vacation Get Away...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Scott's parents bought a condo in Myrtle Beach when Savannah was little
and we always went away with them in the summer.
When they passed, it was given to the children.
We all take turns going and it just so happens it was our turn this week.

Even though the girls were still in school,
it was our only chance for a vacation and we took it.


We headed out about 6am Sunday morning with Jason, Amy, and Max.
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Ate breakfast at McDonald's... Max calls it 'Donald's'. :)
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Got there around 1:30 and went straight to the beach!
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Fun in the Sun!
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The one thing we didn't do a good job at is take pics when all dressed for dinner.
Here are a couple we took the first night.
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And the biggest part missing was sweet Savannah...
summer classes and work kept her home but she was still there in our heart!!!

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