Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Beans and Rice, Rice and Beans

Jana - this post is for you! :-)

If you are a fan of Dave Ramsey, you will certainly know what this caption means! :-)

Aaron and I are certainly surviving on more than beans and rice, but we sure do have plenty of rice to eat now!

We recently went to Jungle Jim's for the first time (a very interesting store) and bought this rice based on a tasty experience with our good friends, Matt and Erika! One is a sweet rice and the other is a "clumpy" rice. They have real names as you can see on the bags, but that's how we define them. They each have their "own" taste, but are both excellent!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Family . . . a priceless treasure!

One thing that makes me really sad is when people tell me they have never had a family picture taken (or it's been so long they can't remember when it was). I think that is terrible! I know, I know - I am a photographer; but, family photos are priceless. You can never go back in time. You can never "redo" that child's age. You can never wish a person back that is already gone. BUT, you can get pictures taken that will capture those memories forever. (OK - I'm getting off my soap box now.)

I was sorting through my picture files and couldn't resist posting some of these incredible families I recently photographed.

How long has it been since you had your family picture taken?

The Lambeth's
(outdoor pictures are so much fun!)

The Frederick's
(indoor backdrops - these work in any weather!)

The Henley children
(use your front porch to add character to your photo)

Larry and Carol Smith
(for their 10-year wedding anniversary)

The Hester family - extended family pictures are important too!
(the lady on the far right was my former boss)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Let it Ice, Let it Ice, Let it Ice

Wow! We hadn't had much of a "winter" yet, but we are sure getting it tonight - all at once, I think. Not really snow, but ICE!!

The radio just said over 60,000 people in Cincinnati don't have power - our lights just blinked, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed and have candles on stand by. :-). I feel bad for those folks, but the ice sure is pretty.

I took this from our back porch - I kept looking out the door thinking how beautiful this tree is. The tree branches keep getting lower and lower to the ground, so I hope it doesn't lose any branches!

This tree is beautiful too! This is on campus right outside the Ad Building. These branches are definitely on the verge of breaking - they are normally not near this low to the ground!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Two More Birthdays Today

This week has certainly been the week for birthdays! Today is my mother's birthday - and a very special one it is!

Happy 60th Birthday, Mama!

Today is also Grandma Herring's birthday - she is 74 today. Wow! I hope I look this good when I'm 74.

And one more . . .

An early happy birthday to Grandpa Young who is 85 on February 12.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Cameron. . .then and now!

A very happy birthday today, to my brother-in-law who is 14 years old TODAY! Happy Birthday, Cameron!

THEN . . .
When Aaron and I starting dating, Cameron was only 3 years old. This first picture was Christmas of 1997 (he was 4 years old then) and absolutely loved this outfit that Aaron and I got him for Christmas.

and Now . . .
Wow! Cameron is now taller than me and looks like Aaron more and more each day. This picture was taken this summer when Cameron stayed a week with us.

Hope you have a really good birthday, Cameron! We'll celebrate this weekend!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy 19th Birthday to my dear friend, Jaleesa Ford!

We have so much fun working together - (probably a little too much)!

I took this in the fall when I was setting up for a family portrait - she let me test my lights on her. Thanks, Jaleesa! You're the best!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Blue Friday - even at GBS!

Yes, we had Blue Friday at GBS (unoficially declared by me!) :-)

Some wore blue and didn't even really know why, but I told them it was for a good cause! :-) A few other staff members were already gone when we did this picture.

Dave Frederick is in the back covering his face with his tie - he said he wore blue "by accident" but I told him I knew he was a true Colts fan at heart!