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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I had my brother's boys over today..... I love these guys!

Jamin....5   Karalee....a month until 3  Audree....1   Jase.... a week until 3

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Neigh Neighs...

Our little cousin turned 2 today. Happy Birthday Ryland! We went up to see some miniature horses and the kids had a blast!!!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

HIS Image Photography

I set up a blog for the purpose of displaying my new hobby. Come visit if you'd like. =)

So....No, I am not a "photographer" so to speak. The Lord has blessed me with a nice husband who bought me a nice camera, not too long ago. I had hoped and prayed for one for years. With this gift, I intend to BLESS THE LORD and others. I have a lot to learn but I love to "play". This blog is set up to feature my friend's little babes... whenever I get a chance to enjoy this hobby. As for the name.......1.) these beautiful bundles have been CREATED BY GOD in HIS IMAGE. 2.) In 1 Samuel, Hannah prayed for a son. When the Lord answered her petition, she dedicated Samuel back to the Lord for His service. That is my prayer too. My camera is dedicated back to the Lord for His service. That said, every image I capture is HIS IMAGE. Take a look if you'd like!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Liam....Sneak Peak!

I took some newborn pictures fun! Here is a sneak peak.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bare Necessities

Oh, the aim of
our patrol
Is a question
rather droll
For to march and drill
over field and hill
Is a military goal!
Is a military goal!

By the ranks or
single file
Over every jungle mile
Oh we stamp and crush
Through the underbrush
In a military style!
In a military style!

As cute as this is...she might not be doing it for very much longer...

She's a Pro...

Well Karalee has this photo-shoot thing down. I asked her if she wanted to have birthday pictures taken today and she instantly grew excited. She wanted to know what she could wear and if she had to have her hair combed.  I think she initially thought I meant she was having a birthday party today,...hence birthday pictures.  I explained that we would send these pictures to family in the mail and ask them to come to her party. She twirled, posed, laughed....with very little prodding on my part. Ha! What a stark contrast to her little sister.
Getting the sillies out....

Monday, May 10, 2010


Seriously! I tried to take some pictures of Audree for her 1st birthday invitation.  This is getting to be quite the event with Little Audree. She is pretty busy and doesn't stay put for very long these days...I managed to get a few cute shots. Wouldn't you know it, my very first picture snapped was my favorite. I guess we could have called it a day and saved a lot of silliness. Oi!  Tuck in the shirt, fix the bow, fluff the skirt, position, supply candy (smarties) run, focus camera, make a ridiculous spectacle trying to produce a smile, click click click, back to the top....=)  Fun times! I enlisted Nolan to help at the end..hehehe. Let's just say, the entire production was a bit overwhelming for him ;)
In case you were wondering about my make-shift studio....=) Just paper and the deck!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Search & Win

So I have to tell you...if you are not earning swagbucks, you need to start! Swagbucks is a free sight that rewards you with "bucks" for participation. With these points you can shop in the "swag store" and get great prizes. What is better than prizes???.....GIFT CARDS! That is right! You can trade in your points for gift cards.

Since it is free, I am saving my points to buy gift cards to use at Christmas. My friend Beth gave me this idea and I am so excited. I have been doing this for about two weeks and have 681 swagbucks to date. (About 450 to buy a $5 gift card.)

It may seem like SO many points to earn for only a little cash, but it takes almost no effort.
Download the toolbar and use their search engine every time you search. We all search the Internet anyway, why not get small rewards for doing it? You can also get swagbucks for buying from their partners. I don't go out of my way to do this. However, if I am buying something anyway I go through their site. You can earn 2 "bucks" for every $ spent. Another way is by answering polls and being involved. All up to you.....if you have the time for that. Lastly, you can get points from referrals. If you sign somebody up, you get credit for their earnings. If my friend gets 24 on a search, and she is my referral, then I get 24 too!!!!

Here is a rundown of what I earned today, and it is only 3:00....

Entered into my "swag search" toolbar....
Lowes (Looking for a coupon)...................12pts!!!
"The Swag Guy" left a message in the toolbar....6pts!!!
Home Depot (comparing prices)..................12pts!!!
Answered a poll.................................1pt!!!!

These are morning and Nap-time activities that I would be doing anyway. But with the swag tool-bar, I earned 64pts without effort!

Join today! (Be my referral) ;)