Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Where I've Been....

Is this picture not breathtaking....

That about sums it up. Summer had her dance recital last weekend and she was beautiful. My friend Lacey took this shot and I could just kiss her. It shows the most precious redbird I know, who got up on stage and shimmied and shook. My past month has been so busy living this loud, full and sweet life...

Well I posted pictures of the wedding....the wedding! That kicked off the summer with a bang! It was literally ON the kids last day of school, on a Friday night...and with me doing the photography and Tatum being a bridesmaid, it was a busy time. But here is a shot of Mike and I after it was all said and done.
A famous land mark in town burnt down...Big Butter Jesus. Google it, if you need to. It may have caused controversy, but I LOVED having this huge statue (62 feet!) of Jesus reaching his arms to heaven. Lightning struck it and it was gone in 15 minutes.... They hope to rebuild.
Arizona came to Ohio! I can't even believe it, but LACEY came! Last minute we were able to have her come! She saw green grass and trees with leaves and {{gasp}} lightning bugs!!! for the first time! It was so fun to have her experience all these things. From humidity (she couldn't believe that her forearms could sweat!) to frozen custard, living with kids, driving around in the swaggar wagon, riding a bike...I showed her all over Ohio.
Matt tried a week at Camp Kern. My baby boy! Overnight. Onthehottestweek EVER!~ He loved it!!!
And it helps to go with your best friend:)
I got my prize from the vintage pearl! Yay! I love my new necklace. I have worn it everyday since. Thanks Trish. It. is. perfect :)
And Father's Day fit in there somewhere....LOL! This heavy heavy boulder now adorns our front yard. 17 years. Whew. It is flying by.
So there....maybe now we are caught up some now?? Aww... I'll still be around. Just not as much. July is looking pretty awesome too....:)

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Thursday, June 10, 2010

I'm so busy, and I haven't even gone anywhere...

That is the best way I can wrap my mind around it to describe it to you.

To have been the sole organizer, traffic control operator, planner, do all at home mom for almost two decades now that, well it became me, and defines me...and IS me, and last night

as Tatum got off of work and drove in her car and hung out all evening at her boyfriends....

and Mike worked all day, and then in his car drove to an open Mike nite and played guitar...

and Jake went and skated at the roller rink with friends after I dropped off and then picked up again..

and Matt had Swim Lesson at the Y and Summer and I took and retrieved while she played in the preschool area...

I had to have tabs on everyone...my cell phone was busy...my deadlines and agenda full...but of nothing really...

Am I rambling or does this make any sense...There are many of them, and they have all branched off, and I am still responsible for all but yet, they are all doing their own thing now...and I am still.....here.

I have to figure this one out. Why do I feel so overwhelmed but yet at the end of the day, can't show what **I** have done.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ashley and Tyler's Wedding ((((And my 1st Photo Shoot!))))

My niece's wedding was this past Friday night. Right now, those two are probably enjoying much needed time off and time alone as they take their honeymoon. Ashley looked stunning. And I couldn't find a nicer sweeter guy than Tyler.
And ME, you ask?!?! Oh well SINCE you asked....YES! YES, I did the photography for their wedding (can you believe they trusted me!) And Thank the Good Lord, because I think they turned out all right :) {{whew}}} So I know they are all out of order here....but here you go.....!

(their son one year old AJ center of dance and celebrating)

Yesssss....that one bridesmaid DOES look familiar {{wink}} Tatum was in the wedding!

at grandma's before the ceremony.