Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Riley and Brannon

My blogging has drastically depleted over the last several weeks and I am willing to bet it will only get worse (the closer to the wedding we get)!!

But just for your entertainment alone I will try and post periodically even if its just photo sessions...and honestly thats what everyone wants to see!! Right! Thats what I always look at. I am embarrassed to say that usually if the post doesn't include a few snap shots I don't read it! =( I could be banded from Blogger if they found out so keep that to yourself will you?!

Never-the-less I am too busy to stop and type for long...not to mention I don't have any really interesting stories to share and I would hate to bore those of you who stopped in to see the photographs I post with a goofy story!

So without further ado...a few photographs from this weekends photo-session! Meet Riley and Brannon. Enjoy.

This is totally my favorite!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Adrienne and Jason

Why is December the busiest month of the year? I think it should be the one we most enjoy. And I am enjoying it busy or not.

However the busy-ness is the reason for a two week silence in my blogging. Sorry for that but you know how it is!

I have lots to catch you up on, like me near death/abduction experience in Atlanta/or the house renovation dialogues/ or even the sneak peak of our Christmas cards, but today is not the day.

Today I will only post images from a photo shoot of my cousin and her finance. These are their engagement pictures, well the ones I have edited anyways. They will be married the month after Cory and I and I am their wedding photographer. Enjoy their sweet images, and leave me comments!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Weekend Typing...

My weekend typing and updating needs to improve much I realize but until that day comes I will be having this Monday weekend update for you instead!
As always our weekend was packed full of things to do and places to go but we managed to get them all in and done, how I couldn't tell you!

Friday night was our Sunday School Christmas Party at my sister house, which if you read my blog you probably read hers first meaning that you already know this but none-the-less! We had some interesting occurrences during and before our party! I had made a hash brown casserole for Thanksgiving but had too much for my pan so I put half up in the freezer to safe for this very save me time you know!! I can home on Thursday night to find my lovely casserole being cooked for dinner by my mother, whom I had forgotten to tell I was saving it. So I had to re-think my veggie option for our little get to together. I ended up making roasted red potatoes. They were divine!
While my potatoes where cooking I was helping Kristin make the rest of her things. A Derby pie! and the dressing! She was, by memory, telling me the amounts of the ingredients to the pie while she finished the dressing and put it in the over. She got out the eggs and chocolate chips, the nuts, and the flour (all for the pie of course) and upon opening the egg carton realized that there were more eggs there than were suppose to be there! Why? the dressing calls for three eggs and Kris forgot to add them in!! She kept making us try it to see if it still tasted ok...not the best but no one even noticed!! Of course now that we have posted about it they will all know! But then while she was obsessing about the dressing she told me to put three eggs in the pie...instead of one as the recipe calls for. Needless to say the pie was a little too runny! We laughed and laughed. What a catastrophe. The party went well and was so much fun despite the egg issues!

Saturday was a good day too Cory has Bball practice, he and Josh are always playing something this is season for Basketball! So I worked at the house, trying to finish up the Kitchen but just as I was about to start the last portion of the trim Cory got there and wanted to go eat lunch! Big surprise right, we ate at the Grill in Childersburg as always its one of our most favorite places close to eat. We ate lunch and then parted ways again. I had a photo session at my parents house and he was off to watch the big game...

the SEC Championship so of course all the men were to not be disturbed between the hours of 2:30 and at least 7!

Mom and I went to see Kassidy, my cousin, leave for a Prom-type event at the High School. And she looked so beautiful. My aunt Heather's camera was broken (or so she said !! ) so I took mine and took a few shots for them to have. These are my favorites.

After the game we all, mom dad kristin josh cory and I, all meet up for dinner and movie! I love Cory not working on Friday and Saturday nights...we can finally have date nights again! We all saw "four christmases" and it was hysterical! We laughed the whole time.

The weekend was great...busy as always but still a weekend. No complaints here!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Who wants a project??

Today I have a project for you. Maybe or maybe not one you will use but I liked the idea.

Do you know what these are?

They are counter samples. My dad had them lying around from some old jobs so I asked if I could have them!
He of course didn't mind, they are out of stock now and using a new set. So I got the old ones!

And made Christmas present gift tags out of them!!
Pretty cute right? Maybe a little funky.

I painted the backs to cover up all the ordering information that comes on them, tied a piece of ribbon, and used a metallic paint pen to personalize them!

Here is what you need to make one yourself....

...samples, which you can probably get from any local hardware or woodworking shop (they usually just throw them away at the end of the year), any color acrylic paint and brushes, ribbon, and a paint pen!

... now you're completely ready for gift tag making!!

Engagement Photos...just in!

Sarah just brought me a semi-finished disc of mine and Cory's Engagement session from several weeks ago. They are so good. I am so excited to share a few with you! Let me know how you like them.

Ok just a few more!!
This one is my absolute favorite!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hello, hello. Long time no write!! Yes I know, I am terrible at writing over the weekends...especially when they include a Holiday!!

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was great. We did nothing. Well maybe not nothing. Of course we worked at the house some...I am almost finished with the living room and then I can start decorating it. That will be the best part, for me anyways...Cory is just ready to live there! As am I ...but I get to wait a little longer than he does!
The kitchen is also almost finished and ready to lavish with "things", things that are at this moment taking up residence in my bedroom floor at my parents house!
We spent the day Thursday with our families! They overlapped for about an hour, but we managed to make appearances at both!!
Friday..oh heavens. We went shopping! Totally Cory's idea. We bought each other a flat screen for Christmas...that is one for our living room not one for each of us. And we had the bright idea to try and take part in those Black Friday sales! We did. Got our Television at quite a reduced price. After, however waking up at 4am, standing in line at Wal-mart with 4oo-10000 crazy mothers and women with their game faces on and ready to fight for those pink Barbie jeeps!! Never again. never. They blew one of those bull horns at 5 oclock to open the doors, I was totally embarrassed to be there and now with the sound of the bull horn ringing in my ears I felt as if we were preparing to run with bulls in Mexico!! Or rather I sort of felt like cattle being herded into the slaughtering house. Let me tell you it was an experience.
But it was worth it. Cory got his television and played with it the rest of the day!

I got a vacuum cleaner...lime green...for only $28! My mom keeps telling to stop buying things that people will buy for all the up coming wedding showers, but for that price I just could resist.
Pretty fancy cleaner..uhh? I thought so anyways!!!