Friday, January 14, 2011

Five Question Friday

Happy Friday!!!

I hear this rumor that some people have a 3-day weekend? Well, let me just tell you right now.. you suck! I don't have that luxury so I will be at work bright & early on Monday morning. I hope you feel guilty!! lol! :)

I am glad to have the 2 days off though, seems like this week was draggin so it will be nice to catch up on some laziness on the couch with my little princesses. Not for long though... tomorrow we have dance class {FINALLY, after 3 weeks of being off!} and then in the afternoon we have a birthday party to go to at The Little Gym. Is it just me or do you seem to go to more parties once you have kids? I know that is probably logical but man, it seems like all of sudden we go to birthday parties all of the time! Not that I mind, it does help get some energy out!

No plans on Sunday so hopefully it will be  rest day and more time for me to play with my camera. Oh how I love the natural light in our house around 10am but I only get to play on the weekends.

**EXCITING NEWS** Two of our very good friends FINALLY got engaged last night. I know she reads my blog so here is a shout-out to her... CONGRATULATIONS MARKIE & LIZ!!! ♥ I couldn't be happier for them and it has been a long time coming. I can't wait to help her with wedding plans, picking out dresses and all of that fun stuff. Exciting for sure!!

Now onto some fun stuff. I am participating in Five Question Friday this week hosted by My Little Life.

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following
questions to your blog post, answer them,
then watch for the linky to appear Friday morning!
Oh, and HAVE FUN!!

1. What movie could you watch over and over again and not get tired of?
Wow, there are quite a few movies I could & DO watch over & over & over. I never get tired of them, however the hubster does moan & groan quite a bit. Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, The Notebook, & Uptown Girls.. just to name a few. I also love The Sound of Music & Wizard of Oz! Then around Christmas time I could forever watch Elf, A Christmas Story & White Christmas. Oh yes!

2. What's your biggest pet peeve right now?
WAITING!! Is that a pet peeve? We are just waiting for some answers, which hopefuly we will have some insight to on 1/31/11 about our case with the girls. It will be 2 years since they were placed with us on 1/29 and we are ready {more than ready} to adopt and make everything legal. Patience is a virtue.

3. If you had to describe your best friend in five words or less, what would you say?
Fun, Caring, Sweet, Trustworthy & Handsome. That should give you a clue!

4. If you did not have to worry about money or go to school what would you do for a living?
Become a professional photographer and know everything there is to know about taking the perfect picture! Seriously, I love taking pictures and to get paid for it? BONUS!

5. What is your one "splurge" item, that you will always buy, no matter the cost?
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! Yes, I know they have kindles & nooks and all that fancy schmancy stuff now to read books on. But I love the feel of a book in my hand and how pretty & vintage they make my bookshelf look. Yep!

Great questions!! Thanks for checking in!
Stop in & tell me what your weekend plans are!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shoot & Edit

Ok, here are my results from editing!
Please tell me what ya think and then go check out the other great photos!



I love this!! I can't wait to learn more to improve my photos!!
Thank you so much to Ashley & Jill for hosting this!

Free Photography Course - Willette Photography

Willette Photography is offering a free online photography course called The Joy of Love. The class begins in February and runs for 28 days, the month of LOVE! I signed up, you should too. You will receive a daily e-mail with a photo idea and the occasional photo tip. Join me!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wordless(ish) Wednesday

We got more snow here on Saturday and even more last night!

I admit, it does look very pretty on the trees before it melts. Reminds me of a winter wonderland or something you'd see on a Christmas card.

The girls got to go out for a bit on Saturday just to get some much needed energy out.
Jaelyn was teaching Abbie to taste the snow. Oh dear.
I know there is a recipe for snow ice cream... I should look that up, I bet they would love it!!

This is SOOC:

I am also linking up for the Good to WOW Thursday! Go check it out!

Wordish Wednesday Link-ups:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Photo Challenge: Beauty

So this super cute friend Angel Perry is hosting a Photo Challenge
with the theme of "Beauty".

{Her rendition of beauty}

The lucky * picked* winner will be receiving
a super cute scarf from her compliments of the lovely Boubo!
AND even more exciting, the winner will have two scarfs
to choose from!!

Well, we all know I have a ton of beauty pics to choose from beings I have 2 very beautiful daughters (not that I'm partial or anything!). But this picture makes me think of beauty every time I look at it. I love the sun reflecting off Jaelyn's face, the serene background with all of the green... well, it's just downright pretty ok!?

So I'm thinking, YOU should hop on over to Angel Perry's blog and link up to this first time photo challenge of hers and spread the love. She is super sweet & super cute so it's hard to resist!

Living in a Perry Tale

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This Sunday I am participating in my first Scavenger Hunt Sunday over at
Ramblings and Photos. Please stop over & link up to join in the fun!

This is me:
{ok, its really crappy but it's me on my laptop which I usually have in front on me on the weekends when the girls are napping!}

{No, its not to wear more heals or pj bottoms but more to just laugh at the silly stuff more. Stop worrying about toys being everywhere, laundry not done or dishes piling up.. they will get done. Just laugh & enjoy the small moments!}

{I treasure all three of them with all of my heart.)

{I know someday her innocence will be lost but for now, each day she teaches me to see ings thru her eyes & I'm so grateful!)

I am also entering this photo in the I Heart Faces photo contest this week as my "smile" photo.

{this is actually our neighbors barn - but I think it looks pretty & primitive with the snow falling down around it.}

Sunday Snapshots

Ni Hao Y'all
Miss Abbie was dressing up yesterday morning...
oh the get-ups she can come up with!
I really think she was going for the rocker chick look.

{Apparently her band was playing too loudly so she found these stylish mittens to muffle the noise}

{no rocker chick look is complete without guitar silk pj bottoms & heels!}

{here she shows off her style with a princess hat inside out because that is how she rolls!}

{and finally we have the messy fly away hair, crazy pyscho purse, pink princess top with the should straps wore down and a purple mirror to check your look often}

Oh yeah, now she just needs a guitar!