Monday, October 29, 2012


I love taking pictures in manual...It challenges me for sure! I think I'm doing OK, though...Lots of room for improvement...These are not my favorite shots, but thought they were cool enough to post...

These pictures were taken yesterday with my family...My husband and I celebrated our 11 year anniversary...Yay! I love him...We went to church, then lunch and headed over a place that had the Civil War reenactment...The day was awesome, even though we did end up missing the reenactment...Ha! I pumped my kids up for weeks about it, but got the times mixed up... When we arrived, the people were packing up shop...So we headed over to a beautiful lake called Lake Harriott...Despite the mix up, we still have a blast, as always....

Next week, date night celebration with just the hubby...

 The next shots are the only thing left at the civil war, so we took advantage...Ha!

Monday, October 22, 2012


Catchin up...Not doing to bad...Only 5 photos behind...

Good times, good times...We had a "Minute To Win It" game for the kids in the home school group...Definitely, not put together my me...These moms make it happen...They are a true blessing...It's a lot of work...

This first one is a crack up...My son, the great sport he is was in a group with all girls...He doesn't even blink an eye...Apparently, he knows nothing about pantyhose with control top...LOL...The idea of this particular game was to put the pantyhose on your head like my Bella-girl on the right...Inside the leg of the pantyhose was a softball...You had to use your head to swing the softball back and forth so that you could knock over the water bottles in a "minute"... 

Everyone got a kick out of my son, the thief!

 My son is such a goofball...

Just a fun photo...

 Need I say more...

Thursday, October 18, 2012


My first photo shoot of "The Vesely Bunch" 

And, they actually liked the photos enough to put them in frames...My BFF's husband has a lot of talent and to hear that he liked them was really a compliment! He's not difficult by any means, just has a good eye...I'm pretty happy with them for my first time...

I do see other photographers photos and I know mine look nothing like theirs, but I really want them to...I guess I just have to keep practicing, research and maybe be able to afford a class some day...Who knows?  All I know is they seemed to be happy, and that's all that matters...And no, I won't charge, ever! Probably because I ain't that good...Ha!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Happy Birthday to my sweet friend!

Let me tell you about my friend Denise....

First, she LOVES Jesus so much that it is contagious!!!!  When you hang around her for a minute she will make you feel so loved and accepted.  I mean really, everyone needs a friend like Denise!

She loves her family so much!  Her boys know Jesus because she shows them Jesus by LOVE!!!

Denise is the real deal!  She never-EVER beats around the bush!  She will be honest and loving to a fault!

Denise serves and loves the unloveable!  She will stop the car and give someone her last dollar.  Why?  Because they need it more than she does and that is how you show people Jesus.

Denise has known the Lord for about 7 years and has grown leaps and bounds.  I love to see her growth and she challenges me to be a better momma, wife and follower of Jesus!

I love you Denise!
Happy Birthday!

She is all this because of Jesus!  She would want me to say this : )

Love your best friend foreva!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012


So I'm a copy catta! Whateva! After hearing about my girl Kim taking pictures of HER girl, it inspired me to shoot at the same time of day she was(5pm-ish pacific time)...As I mentioned, I've been trying to shoot in manual, and so I did...The pictures of my silly boy (this truly captures his personality) are all SOOC...Ok, Kim?  I didn't even whiten his teeth this time...I just did the collage, is that still a SOOC?  

The picture below is the copy catta one...Again, my girl Kim inspired me, so I copy catta her pictures of tree stumps because this is the only thing in my backyard worth taking pictures of...My husband is allergic to EVERYTHING and wants to concrete the back and the front yard...Do I hear storefront? Anyway, I know it's weird, but I do pick my battles...I'm thankful this "concrete" work is expensive and it will be sometime before we can afford to do that...MWHA-AH-AH-AH!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012


I know, I know...I have more than 3 pictures...I've been doing it most of the year! Ha! I started out good with 1 picture per day...Then, got behind and started with collages, and now, I'm winging it!  These are pictures of "Pioneer Day" at the Spring Mountain Ranch here in Vegas...Super fun!  This is finally the last of what we did in September...Dang, we were busy, but great family memories...There so precious to me and I know my kids will appreciate all that we do together as a family... 

The LORD has been working on me, tweaking me day by day...I have the basics down, now I need some major fine tuning...Oh, rid me of myself...Love that song...I feel it when I say it, I tell ya! Really, rid me of myself...Break my heart for what breaks Yours...Let me see what You see...It's pretty amazing when you surrender and the LORD shows you all of that...Amazing good and amazing bad...don't like the bad, I see self...Yuck! 

Anyway, I mentioned the LORD, well, because He's always on my mind and because as He works on me I also see changes in my boys...Truly, they are growing, being shaped, molded, and crafted  by the Master Carpenter...I'm really proud of the boys they are, and looking forward to the men they will be...

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity....1 Timothy 4:12

Panning for gold:

 Candle Making:

A German Bible...Look what the sign says that was next to it...Ha!

Monday, October 1, 2012


It doesn't seem real that we celebrated our little Lovely's 1st Birthday today...Oh, how I wish I could post a picture of my little chocolate princess! She is beautiful, magnificent, amazing, clever and just a sweet blessing from the LORD! 

Even if it was our last day with her (I cringe as I say this) we are still blessed! We are definitely vested in this relationship...When your BOYS stop playing their boy things and want to play with their Lovely, you know there in love...It's so sweet, they take time out just to play with her...Forget when   she wakes up from a nap, my boys fight..."Mom, he got to carry her downstairs yesterday." "Mom, I want to sit next to her." "Mom, no fair, he always gets her first"...Ha! Music to my ears...

What more could a mom ask for?  

Today I text messaged the case worker to remind her about Lovely's birthday...She was so excited and said she would put the TPR through today as her birthday present  (TPR-terminate parent rights)!!! 

Sounds great, but to me, it's not real until Lovely takes our last name...It does look pretty good for us, but you just never know what is going to happen when your on this end of it...Foster care is hard, but don't be discouraged...

It's a journey, it's a blessing, and it will test your faith...But remember, the King of King's already knows who our baby is and HE knows who your baby will be....If you remember, please continue to pray for us but, most of all,  please pray for the birth mom's Salvation...

 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future...Jeremiah 29:11