Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Life's a Beach

Just when you think you are stressed, tired, anxious, overwhelmed and have the beach, yes the Beach House makes my crazy life a little less crazy!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Riding in Cars with Boys...I mean, Reese!

My son is such a BOY! He adores cars!! He rolls them on everything saying, VROOM, VROOM!!! Allen and I are not into our long as it has a TV and can get us to point A to point B we are happy. Reese, on the other hand, is very opinionated over his cars....he likes a specific red and green one. Ginny and Reese sometimes play cars together which is sooo cute! He is definitely showing his personality and his imagination. At the end of the day, he goes to bed with a car in each hand....Reese simply loves cars!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Some things THIS Momma Cannot live without

My life is chaotic...seriously! When you have a active four year old, a toddler (15 months) and a new business you are try to get up and running life seems a little crazy at times. Every second I try to enjoy, breathe and dont sweat the small stuff.....AND, I am lucky that I have a great husband and amazing family support!

1. My housekeeper (they come every other week....until this month, I think I am going to have to UP the frequency)
2. My gym membership (a little workout is the best way to get re energized for the day)
3. My God (His faith and trust gets me through) ...AND NO, my housekeeper and gym membership arent MORE important than my Heavenly Father.... He rules my life these days!
3. Starbucks (I LOVE me some Nonfat, 2 equal Tazo Chai)
4. Photoshop CS4...EDITING IS MY LIFE these days!!
5. The Crock Pot....(God's gift to a busy mom!)
6. Diet Coke!!!!
7. Reality TV...good laughs, I am a sucker!
8. My church, Preston Trail Community Church....
9. Ginny's trampoline...she goes outside and jumps for babysitter
10. My Dyson Vaccuum.. I have a 80 pound white lab...enough said.
11. Chic Fil A (my kids are IN LOVE)
12. Soy Milk (My son has killer poops when he drinks regular milk...Lactose issues)
13. My metabolism (for the way I eat...I should be 300 pounds)
14. Veggies and Hummus (a quick fix for my kids for any snack)
15. Vinegar Windex (this house needs it everyday)
16. Pacifiers for my teething boy
17. My Massage Envy membership (I got this from massage a month is fact, I am going tonight at 8pm)
18. My families beach house in Port A...HEAVEN ON EARTH
19. My parents....I dont know what I would do with out them
20. The Bullet Food Processor...when things are too big for the kids to eat..CHOP CHOP CHOP!!
21. Kristin Webber (if I need anything she is there for me!)
22. WIPES (my son POOPS non stop and he is a boy..messy face city)
23. document my kids and all that they do
24. Yoga ( every Wednesday at 10AM...I need it!)
25. HOW COULD I FORGET...My Nikon D300, it is my third child!
26. Bread to feed the ducks every day when we take our walks
27. Prozac, Xanax...(totally kidding....I am not on these things..thought it would be funny though)
28. My Scentsy candle to trick Allen into thinking I cleaned (I stick in Lemongrass and it smells like a clean home)
29. XM Radio, The Message....God touches my heart in the car when I am about to go insane!
30. My husband....
31. Adoption...or we wouldnt have a prissy four year old diva
32. Reese, sometimes...haha..totally this little stinker
33. a nice glass of wine in the PM....

I am Blessed beyond words....not everyday is easy, I have a short temper and I am trying to work on that. God has a plan for our family and we shall see what that entails. Our lives are about to change (if all goes as planned) and I am nervous as can be....But, I certainly have Faith...something I definitely Cannot Live Without.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Miss Chloe Photo Shoot

WARNING: This girl is REAL, she isn't a doll, she is REAL!!!

I had sooo much fun meeting Lauren Newby and her sweet daughter, Chloe. Her eyes, her lips, everything....the girl is PERFECT!!!! We listened to one her favorite songs, "Dancing Queen" during the cute! Thank you Newby's for sharing your little princess with me!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

First Haircut

I am so funny about milestones. I love watching my kids experience new things and since I stay at home with these crazy cats, I get to watch everything in action.

But, today......

I let Allen enjoy a milestone all by himself. I let him make the decision on Reese's crazy hair. On the phone he said he wanted to shave the sides and make it a TRUE mohawk. I was enjoying "Ellen" and almost closed my eyes for a bit until this news. He reassured me everything would be OK, and well, I trusted him.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Rosie Toes Photography Sessions

Friends and Family-

Until I get my website up and running (this should be my next project) is the lowdown on pictures. I am running this "deal" until I get all my kinks worked out so if you are interested in having a shoot with this price please let me know ASAP as I am almost booked up until March (I can fit people in, here and there if you need something before that!) Like I said, contact me and we will talk!

What your service includes:
-1-2 hours of shooting (backdrops, outfits, accessories...whatever you want...we will just PLAY)
-proofing and editing (since editing takes up around 4-5 hours per family your pics will be able to proof within a week of shooting....I normally get soo anxious and get these out in a day or two to be honest)
-all your EDITED IMAGES (that means about 40-60 images in color and black and white) on a high resolution CD....this means you can get your photos printed (under an 8X10) processed at any photo center (Wolf, Ritz Camera, Walgreens, Walmart etc). Anything over 8x10 I will work with you to process this with an outside company. This will ALL CHANGE once I get my company rolling but for now, if you book with me...all images you can basically print huh?!?!
-Travel fee/Babysitting- Do I bring my two kids to your session to so YOU can take care of them? HECK NO! haha...I get asked if I bring my kids to sessions...that just makes me giggle! so I have to pay someone to watch a sister out...also gas isnt free, ya know! :)
-FUN FUN FUN......I love candid shots, nothing stuffy, nothing serious...FUN FUN FUN!

What to wear:
-Like I said, everything is soooo candid.......dont worry about matching your whole family or that "perfect outfit"...for little ones, I prefer them to be comfortable and diaper pics turn out the BEST! For kiddos, anything that they can goof around in! Nothing stuffy!

ALL FOR $150!
If you want to book a session from now until the summer contact me ASAP!
Tele: 214-886-9868
I cannot wait to have fun with your family and to capture moments that can NEVER be replaced!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cold Days=Popcorn and Movie

Reese is thinking he is super COOL to be on Ginnys bed sharing a bowl of popcorn! He adores his big sister (and might I add she is GORGEOUS...I can say that

Popcorn for an AM Snack? Yes, I think that is right. My nutritional concerns for my kids go out the window when the day is OH SO COLD and they cannot leave the house.

No one was hurt in the making of this

These two adore each other sooo much....

Reading books is a favorite past time for my sweet loving kids
Sometimes they bicker....
And sometimes he STRIKES! (bites)
What Ginny has to endure..............

I am soooo behind on blogging but these pics describe the brother/sister rivalry! And, again, no one was hurt while capturing these vulture son (yes, we are going through a biting stage) did not harm his 4 year old sister!