Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Holiday Fun!

Another 12 days has passed by in a flash and I am very neglectful of this blog!  I have been busy having a lot of fun during our holidays, so I guess I have a great excuse!  I do love keeping track of all my "busy" here, so I will work toward writing more in 2015!  We had such a lovely Christmas season filled with lots of CREATING and CRAFTING!  I love a home-made Christmas and I think my elf, Jensen really enjoyed it too!  Here's some little Project Life Layouts to commemorate our holidays!!  I hope you all had lots of fun too, and wishing you Peace and JOY in 2015!!
You can see here some of the fun crafts we made for gifts! 

So many pretty memories this year

Best wishes to you and yours for 2015!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Little Christmas trip

Last weekend, we had such a fun little Christmas trip to a B&B in Texas!  This whole trip started out as a gift for my husband's birthday since I found one of his favorite Gospel Music groups singing in the very town where our dear friends have their Bed and Breakfast!  I knew this concert would be the perfect Birthday present and a little trip in the middle of December would be very festive and fun!  We were lucky enough to be able to stay at the Milagro Farms B&B.  Our friends have an amazing Wedding BARN and  their home is a Bed and Breakfast which is so wonderful! We got the 5 Star treatment and lovely accommodations!  It was a relaxing weekend with some Christmas shopping, a Concert and meeting their brand new grandson!  What a fun time!!!
OK, who doesn't love to be welcomed to their room with this little darling spread???  And how about that gorgeous chippy paint door in the background?? It is so charming!!
Yes, Gingerbread cookies and Peppermint bark!!  

Here's the view out my back door!  Wanted that wagon at my house!!  The building in the pic is a part of the Wedding BARN!  It is absolutely gorgeous and has such  perfect accommodations for a big wedding! 

Our beautiful breakfast -- and it tasted heavenly too! 

Yes, this is my Lunch date!  We did eat alot!!!  a big breakfast and then Lunch at the fantastic Dove's Nest!

Laurie and I couldn't resist the Hats at the BON TON- one of the cutest vintage stores ever! 

MY sweet! 

The concert was amazing!!!  Put us in the Christmas mood!

Steve and Laurie and their sweet grandson, Ezekiel

I told Laurie to POSE by the wheelbarrow full of gifts!

Thanks for stopping by and please visit again soon!  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Cookies with lots of Sprinkles

Last week, I invited a sweet family over to decorate cookies!  These kids are a dear friend's grandkids, and I am lucky enough to borrow them for a practice photoshoot pretty often!  I decided this year, for their Christmas photos, they needed to have fun with some Christmas cookies!  Here's a few of my favorite shots and believe me, there were lots more!  Really fun!  I think everyone had a great time making memories! There were lots of laughs, sugar and sprinkles -- not necessarily in that order!!
Chef Noah was so excited! 



I love everything  about this!  Even have Rudolf in the pic!! 



The sprinkles on that tray pretty and the look of satisfaction pretty much says it all! 
I hope you are spending December making memories and enjoying the season!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Yes, It's another Video!

This week, I had an awesome opportunity to serve alongside a good friend as we delivered gifts to the kids at a Daycare that ministers to the homeless.   WE even got to take SANTA along- and it was a magical experience!  WE loved every minute!!  I enjoyed taking the pics!  The kids were thrilled and adorable!  So happy with their gifts and we loved doing it!!
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

My little Model!

I've been taking pics of this little darling since she was born!  She's always fun to practice on and it was so fun to take her to the river and get to practice this fall!  Enjoy the slideshow of Miss Ava!  She is 9 now!!!  She is alot of fun and you will see what a wonderful model she is! Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

BAD blogger

I've been such a bad blogger these last 2 weeks!  I first had company and then we went out of town, so Not much has been happening here.  I am back with my report from our trip to see family in Iowa!  We got to see lots of family including the newest Member, Grant!!!  My cousin and her husband have a brand new boy and he is just darling!!!  Had fun practicing my photo skills on him!  It was super cold and snowy there, so Of course, I took advantage of snow pics!  It was lots of fun!!
Mr. Grant

Beautiful windows at Randy's home church

A little spelling! 

Playing in the Powder

Poof!

The Leaves are still falling-- snow or not!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

sharing a little scrappin"

Today I am coming off my Candy and Sugar rush with a nice relaxing Saturday!  I am so happy it's a day to relax and create!  I am sharing a layout I made using one of the Studio Calico Kits and participating in the Society52 challenge on Instagram! (have I told you I am addicted?)  Follow me on IG if you are on it, too!  Here's this week's challenge!
The challenge was to use more than 1 photo and the number 5!  This was a fun party we had for Jensen and her pals a couple years ago.  I let them go crazy with some "color race powders" in the back yard!   Very colorful Fun!! 

You can see even the white glasses were full of color!!

Have a fun weekend!  

Friday, October 31, 2014

Yappy Howloween!


Our yearly attempt at Doggie Halloween Costumes!  It's a photoshoot full of tons of giggles!! and alot of SIT!!!  STAY!!!
Happy Halloween from Piper -- can't believe she actually posed here! 

Brooklyn looks like she needed to lean up against the wall to hold up her Banana Split!   I am sure it wasn't that Heavy!!  

She's a little Devil -- but we love her anyway!!  If the costume fits.....

Here's Pansy our cheerleader in a photo I edited using Pic Monkey for their #FrankenPet contest!
Wishing you a Yappy Howloween Full of Lots of fun and Candy!

Monday, October 27, 2014

wow OCTOBER!!

Okay-- Confession-- I did not even realize I had not blogged since 2 weeks ago!  The days have been so full!  I can't believe it!!  Hopefully I can get back to it sooner this next time.  I do have lots of fun pics from our crazy month!  October is Balloon Fiesta here in our neck of the woods and we got to go alot this year.  Some years we don't even make it down to the field (which is a huge mistake) but this year, we enjoyed 3 trips!  I had tons and tons of pretty balloon pics, so this time, I want to focus on the Balloon Glow!  It's such a beautiful sight in the gorgeous evening air!
look at that sunset on the right!  Added to the lovely sights on the balloon field!  It was perfect weather that night! 

I love how bright this is

It's exciting to see them lighting up at different times


The balloons are all so different and colorful!

So much fun!  Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope I will be a much better blogger this week! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Click Away

We interrupt my FALL HOUSE cleaning to bring you this Click Away report.   These last 2 weeks have been nothing but a Paint Brush, and LYSOL cleaner!!  I did manage to enjoy the International Balloon Fiesta (more on that later) but I got my house all sparkly for the fall-- and it feels wonderful to have that done!  Today I am getting to share my photos from my trip to the Click Away conference in Salt Lake City.  It was about a month ago and I had such an amazing time learning from the Pros!  The conference had so much to learn and it was held in the Beautiful city of Salt Lake!  Very fun!!!  Heres some of my favorite pics from the adventure!!
The LDS temple all lit up at night

I love these shapes!!! 

Part of the conference was to do Photo-walks with different models!  I did a Pet Photowalk with these Beauties! 
Such well behaved dogs!  

Aren't these two really sweet??? 

Loved these eyes


Such a highlight to take a class with one of my favorites Karen Russell!  She is amazing!

Perfect Weather and a gorgeous city! 

This cool mural was in Park City Utah where we did a Photo excursion!  It was also such a fun place to visit and shoot. 
These darlings were such fun peeps to hang out with!!! 

Thanks to Stephanie (below) for this photo of me on my 53rd Birthday! Yes, you would think it would be pretty easy to get a headshot at a Photography conference!  

Stephanie == a sweet heart! 

Here's Nikki = we enjoyed this awesome wall in Park City! 

Dani- another friend from my Park City Trip!  

Gorgeous city to play around with photography!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for traveling along with me!!!
Balloon Fiesta pics to come soon!