Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snow Day

Well I am stuck at home. Somewhere I picked up Strep Throat. Man! I am tired of being off from work for such crappy reason's. And to make things worse we had some snow yesterday which I couldn't go out and play in. I could only watch Kyler from the dining room.



We got quite a bit of snow out here but now most of it has melted away. I get to go back to work tomorrow for a day and then have Friday off for the holiday and then Saturday I have a wedding to shoot so hopefully I am on my A game photography wise.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Pre Christmas

I figured I better post the Pre-Christmas photos before I post the Christmas pictures. Life has been in full speed since my dad's funeral. I am trying to stay in the moment right now and not focus on the past r the future of a life without either parent. I am just glad that I have great in-law's and Jay. Oh and a wonderful hubby too! I know they are trying their best to fill that void.

Here is the boys making gingerbread cookies with me. We just bought the pre-packaged Gingerbread but we still had fun. He really seems to enjoy the sprinkles. Sorry for the black and White but the lighting in the room was very orange that night.

Next up we have Miss Faith Irene. This is my great niece, Rachelle's daughter. Rachelle came up for my dad's funeral so we got to meet Faith for the first time.

 Lastly Kyler had a party at School on his last day before vacation. They opened presents from their gift exchange, watched Frosty the snowman and decorated Gingerbread (Graham Cracker) houses.  

Once again not necessarily the greatest photo in the whole world but I love Mr. Kyler's smile in the background. the upside down candy cane is a drain pipe and the chocolate candy is a chimney.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Program

Monday was Kyler's Christmas program at school. They sang 7 songs. And then a special guest showed up...

Kyler with his teacher Mrs. Musser

Their special guest was Santa who read all the kids letters. Kyler asked for Transformers and Legos. Of course!

Sunday, December 06, 2009


We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Lots going on...

Not lots of time to sit and blog. On the 18th Kyler had another field trip this time to a local grocery store. They got to see all the different parts of the store. They also Got a great snack bag with gummies, grapes, half a banana and juice. But what Kyler liked the most was he got a cool hat from the meat cutter.

That weekend I shot at wedding for two of my dear friends from work.

Then we had Kyler's Thanksgiving Feast at School. They were dressed as Indians and the parents had to pick out Indian names for them. We went with Little Yellow Snake for Kyler. He was very proud of his Indian name and kept telling the other parents what it was.

So that brings you all sort up to date but thats not all. I'll post more soon.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I have been busy for two weekends in a row I have had fall family photo shoots. Both paying jobs. I still have doubts sometimes that I am worth paying for. Wait that sounds bad that my photography skills are worth paying for but people keep asking me and they paid so whats a girl to do.

I have a wedding that I am shooting this weekend. Not a paying gig. She offered but I said I would do it in lieu of buying them a gift.

I ran across this picture of Kyler today and it made my smile. It was taken right after I came back from my New York trip. I think he was happy for me to be home.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Scrappy Jo's - My Product Review and Monthly Projects

This month I got the opportunity to try a product I have always been interested in - Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. To say that this product is versatile would be an understatement. There are just so many things you can use this on: paper, acrylic, metal, fabric, and chipboard!

The first thing I did was read up on Glimmer mist on the Tattered Angels website. I highly recommend that you start there.

Next up I used a Decorative Corner Glimmer Screen Stencil. I laid it over the craft paper spraying the mist over top, leaving the negative space of the Decorative Corner. I did this multiple times. Making my own paper in a way for the background for this card.

Lastly I applied a generous amount of glimmer mist to Decorative Corner Glimmer Screen Stencil. I then placed the Decorative Corner Glimmer Screen Stencil directly to the paper. and lifted it up off the paper. I really loved the look of it but felt it wasn't dark enough. I let the design dry and did it again and came out with this.  

Here are my other projects for the month many of them feature Glimmer Mist too!

To purchase any of the paper in my layouts or the glimmer mist Make you way over to Scrappy Jo's Store

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Weekend Leaves

I forgot to post this last weekend. We have been having such nice weather that we raked some of our leaves and Kyler took that opportunity to do what kids do. 

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Our Halloween

We went trick or treating downtown, like have for the last two years. This year we met up with Laura, Tina and Katelyn. It was crazy crowded and we didn't get our early start. The kids didn't mind. Kyler was having lots of fun but clinged to me not out of fear but because he didn't want to get drizzled on and he thought my witches hat could be like an umbrella.

We then went by a free bounce house that we could pass up so Kyler played in there for quite a while. We trick or treated Jay Jay or course! And then ate some dinner. Then we did one block of night time trick or treating by daddy's office. At the office Rico's scared the daylights out Kyler so I had some to do some convincing to go to any houses that had decorations. Maybe he won't get scared next year. 

Not sure yet what we will be dressing as next year...


Hope you are having a Happy Halloween with lots of Candy!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Kyler and I carved our pumpkins today. I helped Kyler quite a it on his. But, he did some of the cleaning, picked out the design, traced it on and carved with assistance a portion of his pumpkin. I however had no help from him on mine.

 This is Kyler's
 This is mine.
We are having a competition at work so I wanted mine to be very challenging and fancy. Here's hoping I win. There are 3 categories Scariest, Most Creative and Most Challenging. Kyler told me I will win for scariest and a Dan says for most Challenging. What do you all think? Do I even have a chance.