Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I have been working super hard to finish up the last several sessions before the wedding day is here...this was my favorite from today's edits.

Monday, March 23, 2009

on a more personal note..

This weekend was a busy one. Which as you know is the story of our lives right now. And with only three weeks (yes thats 3 weeks) until the WEDDING I don't see any slowing down in site! Friday was full of work in the morning at the office, and work and cleaning in the afternoon at home! Cory and Josh had a softball game that night so Kristin and I got to finish up the wedding programs and order them! And thank goodness we didn't wait any longer, because if you have already read her blog today you'll know that her computer is no more. We would have had to start completely over! Aw. But we got it saved and burnt to a disc just in time! Again thank you for your prayers!! =)
We are feeling them daily!!
Saturday was the Lingerie shower and Bachlorette party! Enough said! Those are pictures that proabably won't be posted any time soon! I got lots of great things that obviously are for Cory only! But thats the point right?!?
And then on Sunday was a little crazy in its own. I missed church! I'm sinner, yes I know. But afterward we were over at moms to lend a hand with the arbor construction! Dad had finished cutting all the pieces but it still had to be resurected. Which required some help!

It started out with just Josh, Cory, and my Dad. But soon the reinforcements came!!

And with them...this little guy!

Pop (my grandfather) has a "farm" for lack of a better word. And this is his newest occupant! He brought him by for Ella to name! Which of course she couldn't decide. So we are calling him Billy! As in :the goat! haha. Pop had already given him this little nick name!

Ella of course loved him! They ran around in circles and 'Billy' followed them!!

Josh was pretty fond of him as well!

Happy Monday!

More work to do than hours in the day...

I did a photography session a few weeks ago for a sweet girl at work, she is the art director for Celebrate (our newest magazine on the shelves). Her son turned 1 last month these are a few of my favs from that session!


Now I going to finish the sessions from last month...I am sure the mothers are dieing to have their images by now!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Did you get yours?

The big day invites went out last week!! ...have you gotten yours? If not you better go check the mail its probably there waiting for you!
My jacket came in yeah its a bit fluffy! But I guess it will do. Sort of feels like I wasted that $30. ( ha waste money? who me..never) I'm so glad the "soon to be" doesn't read this!

This weekend is my Lingerie shower. The girls at work told me yesterday that they had just stop by LOVE STUFF to pick out a few things!! Lets hope they were kidding!! Could in up being a pretty interesting little shower. Oh yeah and my Grandmother might be there. Lovely. I think I might crawl into a hole. (I hope she isnt reading this! ) G.Mom you are more than welcome to come. Just be prepared! =) No I'm kidding..ok well I hope they were kidding.
Anyways, after the Lingerie party...then its off for the Bachelorette part of the evening! I'll post photographs from that of course. Ok well maybe. or maybe not.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Picking up speed...

Hi. Hello. So the busy-ness is picking up and gaining speed. This weekend I had three photo sessions and my bridal shower! Wow. Too much for one weekend!
Lets work our way backward through the weekend starting with the SHOWER.

It was beautiful. I loved every part! From the family wedding dresses used as decoration to the blue velvet chair in the middle of the room for me to open our presents in! It was such a special time for both of us but especially me!! Thank you all who had any part in it!! I will post pictures not only of the shower itself but of the disaster that is now my house.
I spent yesterday afternoon trying to come up with places to put all the wonderful things we got. And not only did we get lots and lots from this shower...but my aunt also dropped off the stuff from the Tupperware shower! Oh my heavens. I am the tiniest bit overwhelmed!!
Ok I take that back...I am very overwhelmed. Now I have my sights set on the light I see barely peeking through the top of the mound of THANK YOU notes I am currently under. So be patient with me friends, I am working on them!
I know my etiquette!!

Saturday I started the day early. Really early! And met the most precious couple and their son for our first photo session together. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a lovely place to be at 9 am on a Saturday! It comes a close second to my own bed!! And about 2 hours later I met up with my second photo session and was greeted with the biggest and best huge from Madeline I have ever had! What a way to start a session! Oh and I know the girls are dying for peek at the photos of their little I worked on a few today for them to see!

(Katherine and Michelle I hope these will tide you over for the next few weeks!!)

Meet James and his parents!

And miss Madeline!

Enjoy them Ladies!!

Ok so back to the story. After my sessions with these precious faces I flew back over to my office were I was suppose to be picking up some manikins for the ladies to use for my shower on Sunday, which of course I forgot to bring home on Friday! Well little to my knowledge our building is access restricted on weekends!! Who knew. I work there. You think I would be able to get in on the weekend if need be...not so much. Note to self: don't forget things when you leave the office for the weekend!
So after fighting with doors and with no success I gave up and flew some more. Except this time home! Where my darling of a Finance was patiently awaiting my arrival so I could join him on our on going search for the cheapest ma tresses in the Birmingham metro area. They aren't in Pell City! Are you serious. Do you know how much a MATTRESS costs. Ridiculous! So we continued on down I20 to 31. Were we went in every mattress store until we hit 150!!! Yes we went all over the world. So after no luck and no hopes of a better deal in sight (with our heads hung low) we took Valleydale back out to 280 and surrendered to STICKS & STUFF (Yes I know) were I gave the worker a question. Which mattress in out of these two (this is me pointing to the cheapest ones in the store) are in stock right now at this store? He of course pointed at the more expensive one! Go figure! We will take it, were do I sign, Cory pull the truck around!! Have you ever been mattress shopping? me you are better off on the couch!

Now on Friday I had another photo session with Keelan! You have met him before long ago when I first started this blog. 2008!! (sarcasm) It went just great. Well... him looking at me some might have helped, but still. I forgot the manikins for the shower!
Did I mention that already?

ooh. ok. Now i'm even more tired after re-living all that. Hope your weekend was slow and blissful. Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts...which apparently is only until Friday!

Only in Alabama right?!?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Back to work

Meet Amye. And baby. She might kill me for this but I thought they were too precious to not post. Read about Amye and her life and family here!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Here is the partially finished walkway...which is also my aisle for the wedding!!!

And this is my aisle in the snow!! The SNOW. Are you kidding me. Don't get me wrong I love the snow but not when its so close my OUTSIDE wedding!

It was a lovely snowy day in March, but please join me in lots of prayer for 70 degree weather in April!!

Here are a few more of mom and dads house...aka wedding central.

and here is our house in snow...

Happy Snow day.