Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Very White Christmas

Blizzard 2009 has come and may have changed our plans a bit and caused a little bit of trouble for us but really who doesn't want a white Christmas??? We received something like 8-12 inches of snow (I never heard the exact total) It came in on Christmas Eve and made for an interesting drive from both of our parents houses back to our house...we were lucky to make it home in one piece with no stuck vehicle. Lots of pictures below...none of our family (I was getting too stressed out about the blizzard that I didn't take pictures...luckily I think other family members did.)

Alec cooking Christmas morning breakfast on our Christmas gift to each other, the stove (and the microwave).

Alec still working hard in the kitchen
Here are a few of my favorite ornaments
"Our First Christmas" from X-mas 2006

Our ugly Christmas cookies...they are hideous but they were so fun to make with Alec and especially fun to eat.
Our tree after Christmas

My favorite new decoration this hanging snowflakes.


Two of my favorite Christmas books from my childhood

Our white to remember

Our first (and possibly only) white Christmas in our house

Some Christmas morning shoveling

A look down the street on Christmas morning

No need to make a snowman...we already had one

The backyard before the dogs tore through it...oh how they love the snow!

These pictures are from my parents house...I always love my mom's decorations!

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Riffe Family Christmas Pictures

I was able to take pictures of the Riffe family today. The weather was cold and spitting rain at times but they decided to brave it for a little bit and try a few outside and I was so glad! These sweet little girls are 3 years old and 6 months and they did such a great job!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Hoping for a Splendiferous Christmas!

My new favorite children's book:
I think I may be reading this book to my students everyday until Christmas break! It never hurts for them to learn all of her fancy language and its just too cute!

A picture of our house decked out in Christmas lights! Alec did a great job and only fell off the ladder once (he's okay, and said his fall was rather graceful)! He is so meticulous about the lights...just another thing I love about him!
I can't believe its December already!! Where did 2009 go???

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

First off let me say "Thank You" to everyone for your prayers about my surgery! It went great and I'm feeling wonderful! I took a week and a half off from work and it was sure nice. Although my kids were "little hellions" while I was gone as someone told me (not that they aren't with me). I really did miss them! I was glad to get back and "whip" them back into shape (no I don't really whip them, don't worry).

In other news: Fronk had his little surgery yesterday and I was looking forward to him kind of being mellow and calm...wrong! Its as if he never had surgery!

I have been taking a little more time to think about maybe starting a photography business. It kinda scares me to even say anything on here about it. I've never been one of those people who is overly confident (or any confident for that matter). I usually think most everything I do isn't good enough. Because of that I've missed out on a lot of opportunities in my life. But photography is something that I am very passionate about. I know that I have a lot to learn about but I'm having fun experimenting!

My sweet sister-in-law asked me to take pictures of her children again this year for their Christmas card. We had so much fun and I loved the location that we used!

Let me know what you think of these photos...Please! Any feedback would be nice. And if you live in the Tulsa area and want your picture made for free let me know. I need any practice I can get! :)

Hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving! I'm off this evening to the Manheim Steamroller concert with my family...judge me if you'd like I'm a sucker for their Christmas music!