Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

What a Wonderful Christmas!

Hope your holiday was as great as ours!
We are so thankful for our family and friends this year.
We have enjoyed every minute of family time and still have family left to see!

Thank you to my awesome sister in law Johanna for the family photos!

We love them!

Monday, November 8, 2010

We're still here...

Just wanted a change of scenery.
We are super busy with life around here.
Matt has taken up chopping firewood in the backyard (I'll post those pics later) and I am having a ball taking pictures every spare minute!

Here's Abby Gayle, waiting on Paul Bunyan to come in from the lumberyard.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Feeling a bit more like myself...

My house is back in order (had a bit of renovation done in honor of our anniversary), I've shopped (browsed) until I have no interest in going to Target anytime soon (gasp), had awesome family in town, missed the first game of the season for a great party AND got to have some Peggy McKinney Peanut Butter Fudge cake in honor of my mother in law's birthday!
Whew! Maybe I can post birthday party and NEW bathroom pics one day soon- doesn't it seem like that is the only room we update? Until then...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's been a rough week, but I am still here!

This is where I am right now, but hoping it will all be worth it!!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Pup Pup

I couldn't keep looking at the toilets~ although they are so pretty!

This is Pup Pup aka Peanut Pup. I think she came into our lives during my junior year of college.

She wasn't supposed to stay, was going to a great home!

Ha! Thus, the name Pup.

I decided she needed a proper name so I named her Peanut

(bc that is what my Grandpa Griffin used to call me and it started with the same letter as Pup).

No one else calls her Peanut!

SO hard to believe that she is the last of my mama's 5 pups.

She is skittish, protective, loving and my mama's biggest fan.


Thursday, August 5, 2010



I thought that the search for MY gift was over when I found what I found!

Last night I decided to take a last minute trip to the powder room (Matt's restroom in our master bath) and guess what I found????

Apparently he bought himself a matching one!

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Practical Romance

Wow. Our anniversary is not until the end of the month and my fantastic husband has already presented me with my gift! He was acting really strange, met me at the door and didn't seem to be in any hurry to get to his work out.

All very unlike him.

So when he announced that he had gotten me an unusual anniversary gift I was relieved that something bad hadn't happened.

He gave me no clue other than I would find it when I needed to. Huh?

Happy anniversary to me!

Now...what to get him?!?!

Doesn't it go PERFECTLY with my decor?
Such a thoughtful guy!

I bought this chair last week in Opelika at Angel's for photo shoots and thought it would work just fine in my dressing room!

Not really sure this is my anniversary present, but I really am happy about it. Here is the former piece of porcelain:

I'd say it is an improvement!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A New Era

I took these this morning and haven't edited them. I just felt like I needed an update so that I wasn't heartbroken everytime I logged on.

So, it's been quite a week. We've been adjusting to the new routine. I must say, I have made it to work earlier lately. I really didn't realize how little time it takes to get Abby Gayle ready for me to leave in the mornings. She is pretty much the same as always, the new routine has been a bit confusing but this baby doesn't know what a depression is. Truthfully, it is because of her breed I believe. "It's all about me!" should be her motto.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


This is my baby.


The love of my life.

(prior to my wonderful husband).

Had to let her go today. I will miss her more than words can express.

I took this Sunday as I was deciding whether or not I should go through with a photo session scheduled with a weather forecast of storms.

Had no idea this would be her last photo ever:


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My Little Photo Blog

A lifelong hobby is becoming an obsession...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter Weekend

I had a great Easter weekend! I drove down to Dothan to visit on Thursday and had a great dinner with some of my favorite people!!!

THEN I went to Wendy's to attend and take pictures of Emme's 2nd birthday party! It was SO CUTE and she is such a mess!

Finally, I drove back home and we attended a wonderful church service at Frazer and a yummy brunch with Matt's family.

WHEW, what a weekend!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The 1 millionth freaking out because there is SNOW post...

Short and sweet because it's bedtime!

Abby Gayle isn't a fan of having wet feet so the snow wasn't so fun for her~ but she got used to it!

Xena had a rough time on the slippery tile that resulted from wet feet but didn't mind the snow falling a bit! She decided to take a moment to enjoy it and plopped right down in it! Not exactly what I had in mind when I took her out that time!

The "way back" backyard was gorgeous and perfect...

- at least until Matt wrote his name in the snow.

I drove around the neighborhood a bit and ran into some little friends~ I may post those pics later. They were having so much fun throwing snowballs!

I also happened upon the COOLEST snowman ever~ it happened to be in a co-worker's yard so I stopped to check it out up close! It was HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How messy will my yard be tomorrow? Good thing we both have rubber boots!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New toys sure do take up a lot of spare time.

It's been a while. Things have been a bit hectic since Christmas and the last thing I think about doing is blogging when I have a free moment for the computer. And that is due to my Christmas presents!
Last year Matt gave me Photoshop - CS4. This year, his mom gave me a new lens I'd been wanting so bad. So, I've been playing a lot! I've been trying to learn how to really use my camera and I've tackled PS after owning it for a year and not having a CLUE what I was doing!
Anyway...maybe I will get back to blogging soon. ;)
Until then, this is what I'm up to:

Trying to lose weight because I ate too much of this,

Pestering Abby Gayle to be my model since we don't have kiddos,

Wishing that I had taken more time to enjoy this,

Practicing on things like this when I can't find Abby Gayle,

Watching and LOVING lots of this (GO CATS!!!),

Pulling for our Colts while AG sports this,

Wishing I had more models like this,

But still so thankful for this,