Friday, June 29, 2007

thank you for the well-wishes!

All is good here....just really really tired! LOL!!

The surgery went wonderfully.....they found the scar tissue that was causing all the problems and they smoothed that puppy out! LOL!! It was about an 3 1/2 hour surgery and he was awake the entire time through it....can you believe that? He said he felt a couple pings around his heart but other than that, that was it. They had to go up through both legs to first locate the problem, so his legs are sore and a bit weak. He has to be on some potent blood thining medication so he has to be extremely careful over the next month. If he cuts himself, it could be really serious.

I've received so many emails asking about him and the comments on the blog here and I wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the prayers and well-wishes sent our way....we needed them. =) I promise I'll get back to each of you in the next couple of days but just wanted to post an update here. He's home and taking it easy for the next couple of days and he'll be back to his good ole' self. =)


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

ok....I told a fib!

I said I probably wasn't going to post again over the next couple of days but I forgot to post these yesterday and they definitely deserve a post by themselves! =)

I know it's almost July, but you really need to seriously start thinking about Christmas cards! Believe me, I know, waiting until the last minute could spell disaster (remember my issue)! Anywho, I got these FANTASTIC Christmas card templates from Miss Tina and I LOVE them! They are sooooo sooooo easy to use and the whimsy papers and patterns are just what I love.

Here are a couple of examples for ya (my photos aren't really Christmas-like but I just had to play.....

And here's a look at her whole set.....

Don't wait...mark this off your list that you have the templates...all you need to do is insert a photo and add your personal saying! =)
I have a thumbnail to the right to take you straight to her site or you can click below. =)

While you're there check out the rest of her goodies....she is one TALENTED girl!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

good Monday morning to you!

I'm not going to be able to post for the next couple of days.....I'll be out for awhile. Remember the post about my dad and his heart transplant...well, he went in for his annual and they found a flutter. They say that is common with heart transplantees but they don't play around with it and they wanted him to see someone about it. It turns out that he has scare tissue that is affecting his blood flow so he is going in for 3-hour surgery on Wednesday to smooth it out. It's nothing major and he could have said "no" to it but if he had, I think me, my sister and his doctor would have had to do some serious butt whooping! Your chances of having another heart attack and/or stroke decrease by like 80% if you have it done. So anywho, just wanted to give you a heads up on while I'll be gone.

Also, I'm revamping my site......AGAIN! I'm waiting on a few changes and it will be a complete overhaul! =) Hopefully within the next week or two, I'll have it done.

And for all you PSE users......they are coming! I PROMISE!! =)

OK....and on to some photos to tide you guys over! The first one cracks me up....she's picking out an outfit for the day and she was taking forever. She told me and I quote you on this, "Mom, it has to be the perfect outfit!" I guess you even have to look good when you're doing absolutely nothing for the day! LOL!!

And you know I LOVE windows and using them! I didn't completely blow out the bg on this like I normally do....

And last of all, I came across this blog.....I could just sit, read and look at everything for hours. I'm a fabric junkie....LOVE it! Oh, you betcha that I'll be making those Yo-Yos. She's got a wonderful fabric line and some great little how-to's also. OH and check out her studio....I'm in LOVE!!! I wonder if they will adopt me! LOL!!


Thursday, June 21, 2007

sharing some more....

Here's the rest for the action site....warning! BRIGHT COLORS!! =)

This is a bit different for me...I did a vintage on it with some red. =)

Whewww...that's it. =)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

photos for my actions site....

Gosh, it's been so long since I updated the photos on my action site but I decided to do it today....just need to add them but first I wanted to share with you guys. She wanted to get in daddy's truck and I thought photo op! LOL!! She's a little cowgirl at heart. =) Check back tomorrow on my action site and hopefully (crossing my fingers), I'll have them up. =) I did get some feet one's up but I have more.

I got a little bold with the color...normally not me but I think these called for it. I ran my color boost action 2 times on it and then did a heavy duty vingette too.

And of course, what's a post without a b/w version too. LOL!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

my little nut.....

Here's her go at a goofy face......

Thursday, June 14, 2007

taking a new road in life!

I have been so blessed with wonderful clients....I truely have and I'm so thankful to be a little part of their lives when they hire me to photograph their family. =) But I have been just taken back by a family that I just wanted to talk about how wonderful they are. You know that when you meet someone, you just click? Well, that was the case for me and Melinda. We instantly got along like we've been friends forever and the rest of the family are simply kind and caring, fun and just so easy to photography to boot. LOL!!

Anywho, they are taking a HUGE leap of faith right now.....they are moving out of the country tomorrow to Romania (yes, Romania) and I wanted to tell them how extremely pround I am of them for taking this takes so much courage to do what they are doing but honestly, they act like it's a breeze (me, I would be a total basketcase) and that's what I LOVE about them. =)

So, John and Melinda and the kiddos....good luck with everything! I know only wonderful things are to come for you guys because you all are good people. I'll miss you all and we will definitely keep in touch! =) Plus, you guys are going to fly me out to visit...remember my dream! LOL!!


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

a quick mini session....

You may remember these cuties from a month or so ago.....we got together again to take some family photos but of course I got a couple of just the kiddos....they are sooo sweet and sooo photogentic, I just couldn't help myself. =)

I call this one...Miss Sassypants....just look at that cute little smirk! LOL!!

And I love this special! What it is to be a mother! WUB!!

Friday, June 08, 2007

one tough cookie.....

well, at least she thinks she is! LOL!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! =)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

some new ones and revisiting some old ones.....

Just playing around! =)