Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blessed and Busy

So as you can see, my blog was "overtaken" by the contest I was in last week :) haha! but you'll be glad to know that I WON! I actually got second by 9 VOTES! yeah, that's not very many, so they awarded us both... how grateful and blessed am I!?

I am now working with a designer to customize my website - which was my prize. And I'm in for a treat. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm very excited... but I know it's going to be a lot of work on my part and I hope I'm up for the challenge.

I am in the middle of a lot of projects, which includes the website, but I'm also working on a logo for a local daycare... just did an engagement session this past weekend, and a few family sessions to go all before Christmas! I think I can, I think I can... ha! no, I'm really excited about it all!

ESPECIALLY about the holidays...

I'm proud to announce... that we have already DECORATED our house for Christmas - early?? some may say no... my dad says I'm just anxious to decorate since we have a house :) ha! regardless, I'm ready for the holidays. I'm ready to take it slow... I haven't had Thanksgiving and the Day after Thanksgiving off in 3 years! IT IS TIME! I'm so excited to have Thursday and Friday off, so thankful and blessed by that!

I also have everyday off Christmas week (except I'll be working that Monday) - I also have New Year's Eve off - which also hasn't happened in 3 years! (do you see a trend here? haha) I am READY for a break and I am READY for some family time. Thankful for it all!

So, Our decorations - we put lights up on the outside of our house on Saturday morning :) YAY! Derik wasn't thrilled about it... but it only took like 30 mins. I put on the clips, he climbed on the roof and TA-DA teamwork! I love the lights :)

We (I) put the lights on our tree Sunday and found out we needed one more strand... I was so bummed out and I insisted that we go buy another box so I could finish the lighting... ran to wal-mart, problem fixed... then we went back home and finished the tree - complete with ornaments, beads, and picture frame ornaments of us :) YAY! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

Derik has been wanting to order Texas Tech (where he graduated from) ornaments and make a special little tree for just those ornaments... so I decorated a smaller tree today and put it on our large kitchen window sills - complete with red and black ornaments - red/black/silver beads... and we will be getting our first 2009 Texas Tech ornament in a few short weeks :)

I will post photos (still in camera) soon! :)

I LOVE CHRISTMAS! - have I said that already?

We have completed about 1/2 of our Christmas shopping list and have decided to get each other IPHONES for our Christmas present - WAHOO! I have been wanting one since they first came out with the $599 price tag (I would NEVER have purchased one at that price, those people are crazy... oh man) We are still on our parents phone plans and this will be an easy way to transfer us onto our own... so excited :)

Do any of you have iphones? If so, what are your favorite apps, I'd love to download some fun/useful ones - any opinions on iphones themselves?

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Hey blog friends,

The website contest I was in was so close that he decided to award the TOP 2 a website!

YOU ARE AWESOME!!! thanks so much for all the votes! Couldn't have done it without you!

So be on the lookout for a new site - I'll be posting here when it's all up and ready :)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Keep Voting!


Keep voting if you can!!! Share with friends and family too! I need to be in first on Saturday to win :) THANKS!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Alright guys I have an idea... Help me get TONS of votes!!!

I know some of you have probably seen about the contest I am in - if you haven't voted yet - VOTE!!! follow this link below...

if you have voted and want to help me - post this link on your fb page... or forward it in an email to friends... if you have a blog... put it on your blog... whatever you can think of would SO help!!! I need any help I can get as I'm now down 100+ votes!!! AHH! so if you can... SEND SEND SEND, SHARE SHARE SHARE!!! I REALLY want to win this!!


THANKS! ends Nov 21st

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Hey everyone! I'm so excited about this opportunity!

If you would PLEASE vote for me... I would be able to win an awesome custom designed website for my photography business... how cool is that!?

Just follow this link and vote for me! :) Contest ends Nov 21st!


THANKS SO MUCH!!! Post this on your blog or tell all of your friends!!! I appreciate all the help!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today has been a GREAT day!

If you don't read this post... scroll down for a weekend shopping goody :) I promise it's worth it!

Ok... so today has been GREAT because...

1. I WENT TO THE GYM!!!! I haven't done that since May - BEFORE the wedding! oh my goodness... I felt very out of place, it's been forever... but it felt good. I just need to work out and I've been so lazy and have no motivation... it's ridiculous. I'm hoping this jump start of going to the gym will KEEP me going back.

2. I had a lunch date with hubs - and it was much needed :) I love seeing him in the middle of the day since I don't get to see him until I get off work at 10:30p!!!

3. I just bought a Canon 85mm 1.8. For you non-photog-ys (fun word I just made) it's a wonderful most beautiful lens. I just joined a photog forum and bought it from one of the ladies... awesome! can't wait to get it and play around!!!

AND NOW onto the shopping goody :)

just for you blog peeps that read my blog...

go HERE for 30% off Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic purchases in stores from now until Nov 15th (Sun) - you can also use it MULTIPLE TIMES!!! ahh! This offer is also good at Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Store!!!

Just print and repeat :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Has it really been a week???

since my last post!?

oh. my.
But, seriously this last week FLEW by! didn't it!? or is it just me??

Well, today is Veterans Day. I am so thankful for every member of our armed forces... both past, present and future... They have to be some of the bravest people I know. So Thank you! every one of you!!!

On this Veterans Day, my husband has the day off, I however do not... bummer.

Since he got COD Modern Warfare 2 yesterday - he'll be playing that all day... oh boy.

Next couple of posts I hope to show some of my Christmas decorations :) Don't worry... we haven't put up the tree yet... but soon :)

I also have a wonderful engagement photo session coming in a couple of weeks that I'm very excited for :)

We have lots to be thankful for!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 2009 with Friends

I was SO looking forward to this weekend! We had some wonderful friends come stay with us in our new house :) and we got to hang out and go to a Jeremy Camp concert - woo hoo! It was so fun and MUCH needed... hope we can do these more often!

these first 2 pics are mine...

and these next few concert pics are Court's :) thanks Court!!!

awesome! :)
Britt & Kyle (Britt was my MOH!!!)
Daniel & Court - we missed them last year while they were overseas!!
me and my babe (and my new fav pic of us!)
the girls :) oh how I missed them :)
The boys...
don't know what they're doing - haha!
YAY friends!
Court took this one of Chuy's (YUM!) and the group pic below!

and this one... rock out with your guac out... see tshirt on lower right hand corner... :)

such a fun weekend...

Friday night was VERY memorable... I'll make that another post, but we had Halloween "visitors" and it was pretty intense!