Weekend Over! Wew

Well our weekend didn't start out too well.....Hunter was
sick from school on Friday. She had a dr. appt at 1:45, but
we didn't get in until 2:45. Then we waited for about another
45 minutes once we were in. It was horrible! We thought we
had a good shot of getting in first b/c we were the first in the
waiting room. Can you imagine what I was thinking while I sat
there and watched people go in front of us for over an hour!!!


We thought Hunter might have pink eye, but turned out to be a
really bad sinus infection. Since her ducts aren't closed yet, she had
very similar symptoms to pink eye. She got an antibiotic and we
finally were on our way home.

So Saturday Hunter had gymnastics down in Jasper. She is
getting sooooo good! She can do a back handspring with help!
I am so proud of her! She has come so far since she's been there!
After gymnastics I went to take some photos of Hunter's Aunt
Aimee & her family. Let me tell you it was FREEZING!!!!!!!!!!!
But we survived! Here are a few shots from that day.......

Aimee is due with her 2nd baby next spring

Her handsome lil guy, Austin

So Friday night Hunter was supposed to have Olivia her BFF
spend the night, well that night was out of the picture b/c she
was still a lil sick. I told her if she felt better Sat she could have
her over. So Saturday night came, and Hunter's eyes were
cleared up and she felt much better. Olivia came over to stay
the night. She is such a sweet lil girl! So pretty too :) They were
on their best behavior. I took a lil snap shot of them getting
ready to crash.

In the middle of the night Saturday I got really sick. I thought
I either had the flu or food poisoning. Joe thought I was nuts b/c
I ended up stripping down my clothes and turning on the fan
(it was 20 degrees outside)! But I felt so hot!! I started feeling
worse once the morning came. Joe ended up taking Olivia home.
I had 3 shoots scheduled that day and had to cancel, I felt horrible!
I was glad it was close friends, b/c they were all so understanding.

I am so ready for this flu season to be behind us!!!!!!
Today I'm feeling a lot better, wew!

Till the next time........


What a night!!!!!!

Well last night started out crazy. We started getting out
some things to see what we wanted to get rid of. The
girls went nuts b/c they had not seen some of this stuff
for over a year! So here I am trying to go through things
and then they both would scatter things everywhere!!

So I was in Hunter's room going through clothes and I
hear Joe ask Alli, "What are you eating?" And I hear
Alli's response, "Medicine". OMG, I flipped!!!! I jumped
up and ran into her room.....Joe found a bottle of chewable
tylenol open and the cotton spread all over the place. Joe's
asking her how many she ate.....while I'm yelling at him
that SHE CAN'T COUNT!!! So I call my mom to see how
many pills she has given the girls since she bought it the
night before. She told me, then I started subtracting that
number plus the number left in the bottle from what was
originally in there. I figured up she chewed 10-12!!

I started to freak a little b/c I wasn't sure what to do. I am
usually pretty good about panic-type situations, but not
last night. I called her on-call pediatrician, and she was not
available, so I asked to talk to the ER. They gave me the
poison control number to call. I called there, and spoke with
a really nice lady. She asked me the main ingredient in the
medicine, and how many mgs, etc. She told me Alli Jo was
going to be fine b/c the amount she took was not toxic. She
said she would be really sleepy tonight, and to make sure
she did not take any more Tylenol until after 48 hrs.

So she was right, Alli Jo was so tired! I actually had to wake
her up this morning!!! I kept checking on her in the middle
of the night to make sure she was breathing...and she was
just fine. But boy did that stinker scare us!!!

Till next time..........


100th Post & First Items Up!

This is my 100th post! Woo Hoo!!!

And I got a few items up today. I will get more on
tomorrow! Don't forget to email me if you have ANY



My Virtual Yard Sale

Just wanted to tell everyone about one
of my new blogs, Leah's Virtual Yard
Sale!!! I'm so excited about this!

Because we built the new home, we are
not taking everything from our previous
home in. Sooooo, these things MUST go!
B/C of the weather, and time....I cannot
physically have a yard sale. So I will be
having an on-going virtual yard sale.

Please follow this blog, b/c you won’t
want to miss out on some GREAT deals!! I
will have everything from girls clothes
newborn - size 6, to home decor, toys,
kitchenware, books, and so much more!!!!

You can find the link on my side bar or
here is the direct link:


Don't forget to add it to your bloglist
and follow it, b/c you won't want to miss


The "one"

Everyone searches for the "one" in their life. The one
to make you giggle, smile, love…. and the one who truly
wins your heart! I have been so blessed to find that
someone, in my husband of three years Joe.

I recently had a casual engagement shoot with my
friend Ashlye and her fiancé' Jordan. Let me tell you
folks, Ashlye has found the "one" for her! I didn't
have to direct these two hardly at all.....they were so
in love and in the moment, it was like watching a
romantic movie!! Not to mention they both could be
actors/models....they're so darn good looking!!!


Happy, Sad, Mean........

Alli Jo is quite the drama queen, I must say. So I wanted
to get her on video doing ALL her emotions haha!! Ck it
out, but please ignore the silly talking mommy hahaha!
(And if you're wondering what that is in her hand, it's a
potato, her new best friend LOL)


One more day......

A friend of mine posted this poem today. It really made me
think & of course bawl my eyes out! I'm not going to lie and
say I deserve the mom of the year award. I struggle just as
any other mom, to make it through each day sane!

One thing I struggle with is "time". By the time I clean the
house, take the dog out, give the girls their baths, and then I
put them to bed.......where has the time gone???? Joe is really
good at helping, but the there still doesn't seem to be enough
hours in the day!

Last night I wanted to watch one of my favorite shows, Jon
and Kate plus 8. I'm not sure why this is a fav of mine, but
it is. I think I just sit there wondering how on earth two
parents can raise 8 children and still be sane, when I struggle
with my two girls. Well lately the girls have seemed to be stuck
on me like stick-tights. The minute I walk throught the door,
they are on me! I honestly cannot even go to the bathroom
without one ofthem trying to follow me. If I close the door and
lock it, one of them will just sit there or cry and bang on the door.
So back to watching my show......I ended up telling them to just
go to their room and watch their tv so mommy could have mommy
time. Then I read this poem this morning, and felt awful. Why
couldn't I have just DVR'd my show and went to do whatever they
were asking me to do???? I was being so selfish!! And I don't think
mom's can be selfish like I was. You don't know when your last day
is on this earth, and you most certainly don't know your children's
last day. Why waste those precious moments on watching some tv
show or cleaning when you can do that after they fall asleep???

So I plan on printing this poem off to remind me that spending
time with my kids & family is more important than cleaning,
watching tv, or any other thing to keep me from speding time
with them.

Here is the poem --might want to grab a tissue :)

*Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry,
and pick you up and take you to the park to play.

*Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink,
and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.

*Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep
the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow

*Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny
grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck
and I will buy you one if he comes by.

*Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are
going to be when you grow up, or second guess every decision
I have made where you are concerned.

*Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies,
and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.

*Just for this afternoon, I will take us to McDonald's and buy
us both a Happy Meal so you can have both toys.

*Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you
a story about how you were born and how much I love you.

*Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the tub and
not get angry.

*Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on
the porch and count all the stars.

*Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and
miss my favorite TV shows.

*Just for this evening when I run my finger through your hair
as you pray, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the
greatest gift ever given.

*I will think about the mothers And fathers who are searching
for their missing children, the mothers and fathers who are
visiting their children's graves instead of their bedrooms, and
mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms watching their
children suffer senselessly, and screaming inside that they
can't handle it anymore.

*And when I kiss you good night I will hold you a little tighter,
a little longer. It is then, that I will thank God for you, and
ask Him for nothing, except one more day.............


Hump Day

Well it's hump day; we're half way there lol

It seems like the weeks are just coming and going so
quick lately! I don't have too much going on this week.
I must say being in the new house has it's advantages
and disadvantages! I love having a house that's "ours".
We are so blessed that we have been able to build our
own home. I cannot thank God enough for what He
has given us! But, man...it's a lot of cleaning!! Ha ha!
The sad thing is we only have the main level done now.
I can't imagine what it's going to be like once the upstairs
and the basement is done!! It seems like I'm am
constantly picking something up or sweeping or wiping
of the counter! UGH!!!! But I wouldn't change anything
for the world!

Here are a few pics of the kitchen now that it's DONE!

Oh and the other night Joe was supposed to go
check on Alli. Well he never came back to the
bedroom, so I went to check on him and Alli and
this is what I found......

And yes, he DID break her bed LOL! But I guess it's good he
knows how to fix it :)


In Memory of Dr. Phil Dawkins

Many of you may not know, that I also have some heart problems.
While my mom was seeing Dr. Adam Dawkins, I had been seeing Dr.
Phil Dawkins (Adam's dad). Well this past weekend Dr. Phil Dawkins
passed away. I must say this saddens me so much; he was one of the
nicest dr's I've ever met! Any time I would mention the cardiologist
I was seeing; I'd hear nothing but nice words of him!

Please keep his family in your prayers!

Fall in love with the Jeffers

So I had a session this past Saturday with my good
friend Lacy. I am so blessed that Lacy has remained
in my life. She was actually a couple years younger
than me in high school (my sister's class), but we've
kept in touch through email and text messages (kind
of nice you can do that these days). Lacy is around
9 weeks pregnant and I am so happy for her & her family!

So hence my title "Fall in love with the Jeffers"
How can you not love this family???

LJ was not having it, when they first arrived. I don't
blame the little guy...it was on 50 degrees outside!!!!
After a few moments throwing leaves on mommy and
daddy....he was cute as a button!!! We had a blast!


Photo Sessions

I will not be taking any photo sessions after November 30th of
This year, until this coming March when the weather gets warm
again. Hopefully by then my studio will be done, and we won't ever
have to worry about this Indiana weather!!!! Although, I will do a
limited amount of maternity/newborn shoots, b/c those cannot wait
until weather gets warmer.

Thanks to all my clients who have given me a great year! You have
all inspired me to be a better photographer for 2009!!!!



Well Halloween came and went. I didn't get many good pictures
of the girls. Alli Jo was sick that night, and didn't get to go trick-
or-treating. Hunter decided last minute she wanted to wear her
dance costume from last year, so I let her. It was a crazy night!
I got a few pictures from that weekend though.

We visited Hunter's g-pa and Aunt Aimee

This is Aimee's little boy Austin, what a doll!

I guess Alli thought he was a doll too Hahaha!!!

Be still - trust Him!

"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
-psalm 46:10