Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cooper and Saydie

Go to my "Photography Site" and look at the pictures I just took of my beautiful niece and nephew! They did a great job "modeling" for Gigi (that's what they call me!)...

They are so wonderful and fun...I had a great time, thanks guys! Gigi loves you!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Late Night Thought...

I am in school again, I think I can be the 'forever student' your teachers and parents warned you about...however I am loving learning about being a teacher. Having Jack completely changed my views of the world and what I "wanted to do when I grow up" thoughts...having a child, made me 'grow up' in some ways... :)
Anyway, I feel so blessed to be able to go back to school with the support of my wonderful husband, son and family. I couldn't do it without them. In one of our Saturday classes, our teacher, Dr. Best told us about this poem/saying and I cried. (So if you don't want to read the rest of this...go to the poem! It's worth it, I promise!)
Anyway, I know this was for a classroom, but being a Mother, I know that I make the weather in my home. If I am feeling yucky, or just out of it, it reflects on my face, my attitude and even in my communication skills...I think that many times, I take for granted the time I have with Jack and may not always be the "best Mom", but I'm trying. I try everyday to tell my son and husband how much I love them and show them. I know this is a random/all-over-the-place blog, but I just wanted to share how this little saying affected me. Even if you don't have a family or interact with children on a daily basis, remember you could be the only smile that someone may see in their day. Remember YOU make the weather.

I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or deescalated and a child humanized or dehumanized. -H. Ginott

So we thought...

Going to see Santa this year would be fun, boy were we WRONG! Poor little Jack was scared to death, he was ok until it was our turn...
I carried him to Santa, thinking I would just plop him down on his lap and have his picture taken and I was so dead wrong! I got about 3 feet from Santa and Jack's legs gripped around me so tight and he started freaking out! I didn't know his legs were that I slowed down, and Santa said "this is probably going to be a Mommy and baby picture"...I was thinking I don't have on anything good! (Silly I know) So we walked a little closer and Jack climed across me to the complete other side while going "uh, uh, ugh, ugh," louder as we got Santa said to just put him on the other side and sit on his knee...
This was scary for me because this was a really good old Santa (at Bass Pro) and I was afraid I'd break his leg! So I "hovered" we do in public bathrooms, it was an exhausting 2 minutes!
Anyway, we did get a picture, but I haven't scanned it in yet, these are the one's my friend Lorie took...too bad we didn't have the video camera!
We are going to try one more time this year with his cousins in a week or so! Maybe he will be "brave" with his "Bubba" Cooper and Saydie...we'll see.

Daddy and Jack waiting to see the "Big Man"

I know it's blurry, but you get the point...see him pushing away from me!?!

Almost ready to take the picture...but still scared to death!

Smile Big...even when scared!

BYE Santa!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Who doesn't love a Give-Away?

Ok, if you are a blogger or just like lurking around, go to my friend's BLOG Jessica Leigh Photography Blog for her AWESOME idea and give-away!
Follow the directions and you could be the BIG winner!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


On June 6Th next year, this beautiful couple will get married!

They are such great friends of ours, so we decided to try and let me take their pictures yesterday!

Let me know what you think!

It was my first time photographing anyone but my family. I going back to school to be a teacher, but I love taking pictures and capturing those special moments between people! AND the abililty to be creative for a few hours! Fun Fun!

I really enjoyed it and hope they loved their pictures!

(I took over 280 pictures, sent them 121, so I made this collage...)
Click Here for my "photography" website for their collage:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Do you Wordle?

Ok, so I found this on someone's page and I absolutely fell in love with this idea! I just put in a few words to make an example but you can put in a poem, verse, song...anything...just try it...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Yoda and the Raccoon

So, I procrastinated again and didn't buy Jack a Halloween costume until the Wednesday before~this isn't like me with things for Jack...but I did it. I admit it and it was all ok! :)

This year, he was Yoda and a Raccoon...We had a great Halloween and went to Nana and Papaw's to trick-or-treat and eat dinner! It is always the best time to be around all our family. Here are some pictures.
Last year...he was a goldfish and I loved it!
Jack the Goldfish 2007

Jack the Raccoon 2008
Time to go Trick-Or-Treating!
Jack as Yoda 2008