Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Who was THE cutest princes at the princess ball??

Why Lilian, of course :) She was sooooo excited to go on a "date" with her daddy. Sugar Rush put on a Daddy Daughter Princess Ball at Leonardo's. All the girls got to eat chicken nuggets & cupcakes before a night of dancing their hearts out with the #1 man in their lives.

Monday, September 29, 2008


New pictures from Cecilia's wedding are uploaded in the Love section & Wedding section on the site!!  Check back soon for some Senior photos I've been taking!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

New Brother Visit

Okay, so I completely fell in Love and quickly fell into my place behind the camera.  How amazingly sweet is this little bundle of joy?!  I took a couple hundred pictures.  Then I cuddled on him and then promptly went to the nearest target and bought him two outfits. How could I not?!  

Love this one

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hurt People Hurt People

The sermon on Sunday is about people who say bad things to you and about you. He said that the reason they are saying such hurtful things is because they are hurting inside. I've heard it before, but for some reason or another it really hit home this time.

I used to have this friend that was very hurtful on a normal basis. They didn't know they were hurtful and I never let on that they were, I just went along with it and stayed friends with them for quite some time. I decided after a couple of years, and the advice of every other friend that I had, that it was just getting too hurtful and I needed to end the relationship. When it ended, of course, only got more hurtful with the lashing out and mean words. And now I still see this person on a normal basis and it is terribly awkward trying to avoid each other and what not.

The sermon made me feel really bad for this person. I know they are very unhappy. They always have been unhappy. I almost felt like maybe I should have tried harder to love them and that me breaking up with them was like I was just giving up. I guess what I am trying to say is, are we supposed to stay in a hurtful, toxic relationship in the hopes that we can love the hurt out of the other person? It is really too late now and I really wouldn't want to ever go back to it, as I am much happier now without this person.

And now I feel I'm rambling and have totally lost what I was trying to say!!!
Train of thought --------> de-rail

I guess I will just pray for this person and hopefully someday it won't be so awkward. I will just love them from a distance and not get myself sucked in again.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My new baby

Has arived :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

why can you only buy summer sausage in fall and winter?

Well, maybe you can buy it year round, but it is very prominent this time of year.

Today quickly went to the dogs at a very early hour.

Here is how it went in the sequence it happened

1. I have had a really sore throat for the past less than a week-ish. Today, since I was taking care of Andrea's 2 year old, I was conveniently worse than ever. So, Vivi got to go to the dr with me. Turns out I do not have strep, but my lymphnodes are swolen so he put me on antibiotics anyway.

2. A very good friend of mine lost her baby today. I have never had to go through such heartbreak of a miscarriage, so I really don't know what to say. I signed up to take her a meal tomorrow, but I haven't been able to get ahold of her to talk to her and see how she is doing. I know God will heal her pain in his own time. I just want to give her a hug and tell her I love her.

3. While making more clippies for Sugar Rush I burned 4 of my fingers so badly that I couldn't take them out of cold water for over 30 minutes. I still have blisters and I thought I was never going to finish the darn things.

4. On the way home from school I was watching a pedestrian cross the street so I wouldnt hit her and I hit the curb instead. My tire exploded. I drove the rest of the way home on a flat. When I got home T was here b/c I bought her a package of ghostly peeps (she has an obsession with squishing them). This was actually the good part of my day. When Brian got home she made me tell him before she left and before he could start yelling at me she held up her hand and said, now Brian don't get upset I am going to pay for a new tire. By the time this happened I was such an emotional wreck that I didn't know how to deal with her kindness and I just burst into tears.

"Even when the rain falls, I am washed by the water"

Saturday, September 13, 2008


This months Serendipity Kit is the Fab Piggy Tales - Itsy Bitsy Spider
The colors are perfect for those end of summer photos! (or middle or beginning, whatev :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

He's just so stinking cute I just want to pinch his cheeks!!!

A few pics from my hubby and his momo cycle are up on the site :)

Monday, September 08, 2008


I'm going to start selling a few things I make out at Sugar Rush. I made all of these this evening and just finished the packaging so I can take them in tomorrow. They turned out soooo much cuter than I had expected!! I really hope they go over well. I had a really hard time not keeping half of them for my girls!

The Dean Family shoot is now up on the site. I really don't think you can get any cuter than these two and their girlies

Sunday, September 07, 2008

New Brother

Yes, you read right! I have a new Brother. Jesse arrived Friday in all his chubby splendor; 8lbs 12oz and 22" long. This pic is of my dad holding him. He has the nicest shaped head...
The whole situation is a little bittersweet really. One one hand I'm excited to have another sibling and of course, who doesn't just LOVE babies, on the other hand he lives in Norman and I will hardly get to see him and on a third hand (yes, three hands) I am feeling the whole little kid jealousy that my dad will now have even less time for me. It sounds really silly when I say it out loud really, but when he called and said he was born I wanted to just cry even though I was totally happy. I suppose I feel a little cheated at times. It's no ones fault really. When I was born, my parents were barely 17 and still in High School. Neither of them were even close to being ready to be parents. They had to drop out and take on full time jobs and such. I'm not saying they were bad by any means, but you can understand the difference between a kid having a baby and an adult having one that has already learned life lessons and knows what is really important. I suppose that I'm jealous of my little sister and brother b/c they are getting what I see as the very best of my Dad. I want to stomp my feet and say he was mine FIRST!! But alas, I must be an adult.

I've been taking photos at the church. They had me shoot the refuge service a couple of weeks ago. It took me 400 shots to figure out the lighting. It is nearly pitch black in that room! I really love it though. The worship is absolutely amazing.

Also - I'm getting one of these:

don't be jealous :)
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