Thursday, March 27, 2008


Sometimes there are just random things that make you light up inside. Like yesterday when the baby Blue Bird eggs starting hatching in our bird box in the backyard. Every year they come back and have their babies and it is a fun experience for the kids and I. Then to top it off the UPS man brought me a special box. Now, I get boxes just about everyday of things from the lab, album companies etc, but this UPS box was just for me. 300 new, different spools of thread. I know it's crazy, but just looking at all the possibilities of colors, of projects to come is exciting.

Monday, March 24, 2008


I hope everyone had a nice holiday with friends and family.

Just some FYI, anyone wanting images back before Spring Break needs to get their order in sometime this week. Simply Kids Ocala will be close April 5-14th, so if you would like images before then, please get them in this week!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The World

My blog is a mixture of both personal stuff and some of the images I take as a photographer. Doing two separate blogs would just be way to much to keep up with, so I share about my life and then a bit of work as well. Well, since I seem to have readers that check in on my blog from around the world, I thought I would share something that concerns everybody.

Something that concerns us all is trying to make the world a better place. I am slowly trying to be more aware and change the way I do certain things to do my part to help. I am not sure where you live if they have the same type of programs, but where I live I know that both Publix and Wal-Mart have canvas type tote bags for a dollar you can purchase. No more using plastic or paper, for your groceries. You can bring your bags each time and they hold a lot more, are not going to tear and are helping to do your little part in saving our planet. Just some good information to pass on, so next time you go to your local grocery store, inquiry if they have any.

Friday, March 21, 2008


I just thought I would share for those of you who do not know, that you can see the Space Station in the Marion County East skies over the next few days. Yes, it looks like a really big, bright moving star, but really neat that you can actually see it.
It is still amazing to me that we have the technology to have a space station, orbiting around us. The area circled in the first images is the space station, hard to see on the blog and the second is of the beautiful colors early this morning. Happy Gazing!

Today, 6:33 a.m.
March 21, 6:54 a.m.
March 22, 5:44 a.m.
March 23, 6:07 a.m. and 8:50 p.m.
March 24, 6:29 a.m. and 9:12 p.m.
March 25, 8:03 a.m. and 9:37 p.m.
March 26, 8:21 p.m.
March 27, 8:46 p.m.
Today, 6:33 a.m.
March 21, 6:54 a.m.
March 22, 5:43 a.m.
March 23, 6:06 a.m. and 8:49 p.m.
March 24, 6:29 a.m. and 9:11 p.m.
March 25, 9:35 p.m.
March 26, 8:19 p.m.
March 27, 8:43 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008



Monday, March 17, 2008


It's that beautiful time of year again, when we start to warm up, trees are blooming and the wildflowers come out. I will have limited wildflower sessions available in the morning and early evening starting March 24th. Please email for dates and times available.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hard to Watch

The last two weeks has been hard for me to watch my son get so upset. His buddy that he has been friends with since they were 3 in preschool has moved out of state. To make it worse they were in the same class together, ate lunch together and ran every week in jogging club together. I tried to explain, how you weren't always that close, but through his tears he said " I know mom, but even if I didn't see him for a while, I still always knew where he was at his house and now he's gone". One of life's hard lessons to learn, how to let go, move on, but not forget.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

What goes Around....Comes Around!

I am definitely a believer that the more good you do for others, the more good things come to you. A perfect example to share was today, after meeting with a client I needed to run an errand to pick up something at JoAnn Fabrics. Of course while I am there I see this new fabric line by Debbie Mumm that they are just getting ready to put out. Such cute baby/toddler fabric and although I was not planning on it I thought about my project Linus kids and thought I have to get some. So I wait in line to get my fabric cut and when I get up the clerk, just making small talk asks if I have small kids, or if I am making gifts with all this stuff. I precede to tell her that I am making them for charity, Project Linus and she says, "well then, we will just have to use a 40% coupon on every cut of material". Wow, normally only one coupon is allowed, so I was just thankful for her doing that on every yard of material. So, I just wanted to share my good story for the day that made me smile!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday!

One more of this special little baby that I have had the privilege to photograph since she was born.


HOPPY SPRING is the latest line of fabric that I used for this Spring quilt. Every time my kids see this quilt, they think the name HOPPY SPRING is just hysterical. Hey, whatever makes ya smile!


I can not tell you how many times I have looked back in the rear view mirror and thought about how sweet my children are. Now granted, there are plenty of times I am also looking back in the mirror and raising my voice to them at the same time. But in the moments that they are having their own conversations, or showing each other something, it's like I'm not even there, like I am just looking in a window. I hope that they are able to step back in their own life someday and just marvel at the little moments!