Thursday, October 29, 2009

happy anniversary, love..

in some ways, its hard to believe that its only been 4 yrs since we toasted the beginning of our new family on that sunny october day in vegas..and in other ways, it seems like just yesterday that we were going out on the town in that long black limo to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in our lives together..

either way.. im so thankful that youve been making me smile everyday since, love. happy anniversary kp. 4 years down.. 70+ to go. =)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

school picture day - the 4th grade edition..

today is school pic day at RJE. kennedy has been out sick all week with a virus but she was fever free this morning and really wanted to make a grand entrance on picture day with her new do. isnt it CUTE!its no secret how i feel about school pictures.. ugh. but whether i like it or not.. todays pic will be in the yearbook forever! and it should be a good one! =)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

preschool memories..

my little korb is LOVING 'school'. he is only there 10 hours a week but he talks about those 10 hours all week long.. this week he has been trying to list all of the names of the kids in his class. he came up with 10 at one time and i was so impressed that i wrote them down!

however, he was quite frustrated that he was forgetting someone. so.. i sent the list to school with him yesterday morning and asked his teachers to fill in the names he had forgotten. when the list came home with him yesterday afternoon he had only missed 3 names! im impressed! and he will not soon forget
i. love. HIM. and HIS ridiculous memory to PIECES!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

what have we been up to?

cause it feels like nothing much.. AND wicked busy all at the same time! weve spent SO much time with friends lately, which is LOVELY.. but shouldnt seem like much of a surprise. after all.. thats really what we do. BUT lately weve been spreading the love all over the metroplex and its been so fun! two weekends ago we over stayed our welcome had a great time at brad & michelle arnold's celebrating blakes incredible new job.. and last weekend we had a wonderful dinner {until 1am} at the cardwell's on friday night. followed by a night of beer and bowling with a crew of boys on saturday night.. {ben szabo is the devil} love it! and the next 3 weekends will prove no less friend filled and action packed. this weekend = homecoming at north texas this saturday & sweet baby macy's first birtday party on sunday, a visit with a wonderful old friend next weekend on friday & the last amphitheatre concert of the season on saturday {gary allen and EYB!}, followed by HALLOWEEN festivities the last weekend of the month. wow!! can you keep up? we love friends!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

10 + 3 = a photo shoot with mommy!

so i decided to try to document the kids birthday pictures myself this year.. i wasnt at all sure how it would go. i expected the worst. but even the bad shots turned out cute..

in fact i think this is our favorite!

Friday, October 2, 2009

have i mentioned jdp-photograpy?

its my little venture into making a business out of my favorite hobby!! and its paying off quite nicely, actually, thanks to great friends letting me capture special moments with their families AND referring me to their friends and loved ones! thanks everyone for letting me pursue my dream!!! and a special thanks to terry at clarine smith photography for teaching me soooo much. hopefully someday i will be half the photographer she is.. a girl can dream, cant she? and to my sweet husband for all his support and encouragement. =) i wouldnt even have dreamed the dream with out him. the only thing i love more than the priceless expression of a childs face in a photograph.. is the prideful expression of a parent when he shares that photograph!!!

**give me a call {757.270.4473} or shoot me an email {} if youre interested in booking a session. all sessions are shot outdoors at the location you choose. you will receive a high resolution cd with 20-25 edited/retouched images, 2 or 3 storyboard collages and the copy right release to print as you wish. AND im adding a custom christmas card to each cd i produce in oct and nov!! all for a steal of a price. =)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

a little he said she said..

happy october! i failed to document.. well, if im being honest.. much of anything during the summer {sorry nana & gran-gran}. im hoping fall is a different story. and to start things off.. a little he said she said. {aka silly things my kids have said to me lately that made me laugh out loud. literally.}

korb: {soon after getting home from preschool and while zipping his pants leaving the bathroom} mommy, did you know that there are actually little balls inside the hangy part of my business?
mommy: lol. actually.... ??

now please excuse me while i text your dad about your discovery. he will be so proud. =)

kennedy: {a few weeks into her 4th grade career} mommy, most of the girls in my class are wearing bras this year. when do you think i will need a bra?
mommy: um. honestly. need one? it will probably be a while.

like when she's 25 and finally buys herself a nice rack.. =)