Friday, December 31, 2010

flash back friday

new years eve 2008:



new years eve 2009: 




happy birthday to my pops!!!



alecia didnt make it much longer after the game


... and 2 pics from new years day 2009: 




HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

snow day, part deux

here are some picks from monday's snow:

mailey in her new sweater :)

da boys cooking some k-bobs 
me, "helping" da boys

k-bobs

work it!

mailey jumping up to catch a snowball

snow day linner at the rents

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

mia for the holiday

hey yall!

i hope everyone had a great christmas!

wow.  its been a crazy month and can you believe we only have 3 more days until 2011!!!

i have zero excuses for being away for a week.  i went home to see my fam and got snowed in.  i had my computer with me the entire time and my parents have about 3 in their house ... but i remained lazy :)  and now i am recovering from my week off of doing absolutely nothing.  i did get some great pics of the snow though.  remember how i said it never snows like it used to ... well, it did!  it snowed almost 12 inches on the day after christmas.

like i said, i have several pics (that remain on my camera) and i look forward to taking the time to upload and post them soon.  i also have some other things im excited about sharing.

thanks for your patience :)

lots of love!
elizabeth

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

etsy ecstasy

christmas addition!

now that i am finally feeling christmasy, i wanted to share with you some cool holiday stuff that can be found on esty.

textile tabletop christmas decor
tree ornaments
gift tags
more cute ornaments
personalized stockings
printable holiday gift tags

i know this is a little late for this year, but click on the pic to shop.  maybe they will be on sale next week and you can use them next year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

equine photographer extraordinaire

ha ... SIKE!

i got your  attention though, didnt i?

saturday morning, i went to take some family portraits for michael and jackie.  "family" meaning the two of them and her three horses.  for those of you that read often, you know i love taking pics of mailey the pup and have taken lots of pics of her friends too.  but saturday was my first experience trying to get a very large horse to do what we wanted.  i learned from jackie the basics of capturing their beauty ... mainly, ears up, eyes focused on something and try not to shoot at an angle that makes their head look super gigantic.

afterwards, we took some shots of michael and jackie being all cute and in love.

here are a few of my favorites:  














Friday, December 17, 2010

help-portrait video

remember this day, when i was so excited about help-portrait?

well, here is a short video to give you an idea of how it went :)


Help Portrait 2010 from Lifepointe Church on Vimeo.

flash back friday

yesterday's snow made me think of this picture.  
that me on the right, in the red coat :)

i grew up about an hour outside raleigh, nc.  back then, when it snowed, it SNOWED ... like a foot or more even.  will my kids ever see snow like this in nc?  now we make a big deal out a couple of inches.  dont get me wrong, i think cold weather sucks.  BUT if its gonna be cold, snow already!

so this picture is my tribute to the "good ol days" when snow meant:

  • no school for at least 2 days
  • that mom came outside to play with us
  • mom's chili
  • snow cream
  • wearing as many items of clothing as possible
  • enough snow to actually build a snow man ... maybe even two
  • every kid in the neighborhood playing in the snow together
note:  if you are a northerner, and think my southern snow excitement is silly, please participate in the silent game and do not comment.  if you belittle my memories or anticipation of future snow days, then we cannot be friends.  thank you and have a blessed day! 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

snow day


i literally dreamed about this outfit last night ... well, the shorts and jacket.  i know it sounds stupid, but its true.  one reason why i was eager to be done with my 30 for 30 challenge is because i was excited to try out something similar to this.  as i continued to follow kyla's 30 for 30, i kept seeing how great she remixed these jean shorts (seen here, here, here here and my favorite, here

so, as i said, last night i dreamed about cutting off every pair of jeans because i had to find just the right ones.  after getting a text this morning, saying the office was closed for a snow day, i jumped up and pulled out my jeans (let it be known, that i only chopped off one pair for now).  i put together this outfit and then sat down to drink my morning coffee and leisurely read thru some blogs.  husband and i eventually headed to borders for more coffee and to buy each other a christmas present (we each picked out a book for the other to buy and gift back to us).  

i want to go by goodwill soon and try to find a lighter color pair of jeans to cut ... but until then, i think im loving these :) 


hat: was great grandfathers
button up: husband's
sweater: target
corduroy blazer: mommed
tights: kohls
both pairs of socks: target
boots: kohls

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

etsy ecstasy

baby, its cold outside







if you are freezing and in need of a great winter coat, all of the ones above can be found on esty.  of course there are a ton on this site, but these are a few of my favorites.  

i was just gifted a new winter coat.  mom made an early delivery from santa so i could use it while its so freaking cold.  i cant wait to wear it ... and when i do, ill take some pics to share with you. 

click the pic to shop.  

Monday, December 13, 2010

the fritz family

i spent the morning in the freezing cold, with the fritz family.  rookie, kristina and hannah were troopers and didnt let the cold show too much on their faces.  

this family means so much to us and i was really excited to help them celebrate a new addition!  
















i cant wait to meet you little liam!!!
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