Sunday, February 14, 2010

{heart crayons}

My girls love to make stuff. Most of you already know that babygirl is a little artist... well just like everything else, little bit wants to be just like her. I had seen this project done last year and I wanted to do it with my girls. I'm going to focus on doing some fun at home crafts/projects with them this year... and I'll be sure to try to share them as we go.

This makes for a wonderful rainy day activity. As I mentioned here, we made these last Friday as it rained to pass the time!

I used this silicone baking sheet that were heart shapes. (I picked mine up at Target.) You could use any shape pan, I'm sure. I just found the hearts fun. ♥

Gather broken crayons. There are always broken crayons!
Peel the paper off, this took a little time for D. So, I helped. She had crayon all under her nails when she was done.

Fill the hearts and your ready to go...

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Heat oven to 200 degrees.
Bake for around 20 minutes or until melted through.
I found that crayola seemed to melt faster than other crayon brands.

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Once melted. Let cool and pop out your new heart crayons. :)
(excuse, my dirty oven)..

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The girls loved this. So I'm ready to find another project for them....

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and i love.... her dirty face and cute personality. No, she didn't try to eat the crayons.. it just doens't matter how much I wipe her face it is dirty again in a matter of seconds. So... it is what it is. :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

i love...

a fresh haircut and pretty color :)
not the best photo of my hair but here you go...


Friday, February 12, 2010

six: fifty two


Snowy adventure. Love this moment. More below.

I love love love.....

♥ my little family.
♥ spontaneity.
♥ that we love to have fun.
♥ that on a whim I can say lets give this a shot and that B will always say... lets do it.
♥ that this was the best friday night EVER!!!!


Friday was so so so cold here in Florida. It was also rainy. The weather was crazy, and I was loving it. With snow predictions all the way down into south Georgia ... I couldn't help but have the urge to possibly just jump into the car and go try and find some. I thought about it all day. We did some fun little valentine crafts to pass some time.. (more on that later). When Brad got off of work I brought up the idea to him...he was open to doing it. So I got really excited. I decided to throw together a quick dinner so that no matter what we decided to do we were already fed.

As I cooked, we watched the weather reports on the news. We watched the doppler and I started getting a little discouraged as it looked like it wasn't going to hit as far south as they had been predicting. I changed news channels and good ole' Tim seemed pretty confident that Waycross (for those of you that are not local friends, that's only 45 minutes from our house) had a pretty good chance of flurries between 7:00 and 10:00.

Brad and I looked at each other and decided we would give it a try!
We inhaled our spaghetti, left our dishes on the table, dressed, grabbed the camera and a few blankets and we jumped in the truck.

It was 8:00 when we left, we came into Waycross at 8:45. Avery was sleeping and Babygirl had to potty. We pulled in to make a pit stop. We went into the restroom, nothing. Came out to snow flurries. Delaney was sooooooooo excited. They quickly became bigger flurries. We were all so giggly. It was clear that it was a little to wet for them to stick so we decided to drive a little further and see what happened. I was on facebook in the truck. Thank you Iphone! Were there was talk of snow sticking in Alma, which was 20 more miles. With each mile the snow was coming down harder. It was awesome! Yes, we are crazy Florida people and I'm sure everyone that passed was laughing at us. Delaney just wanted to get out. Avery just wanted to sleep.

We pulled into Alma at about 9:15. It was coming down pretty good and sticking. We found a really small used car lot with a little hill and we decided to just stop and play there.

Here are some photos! I loved hearing Delaney giggle as she ran through it. I loved Avery's looks of amazement, not really sure what to think. We never could get her to put her feet down on the ground. Poor thing was much more interested in sleeping than waking up to us crazy people yelling at her to look at the snow. ;)



crazy kiddo!



The snow was sticking to the bottom of her boots, so it looked like she was walking on snow platforms...



By 10:30 there was probably an inch to an inch and a half of snow on the ground. Conditions had lightened back to flurries and honestly, we were getting a little cold. Laughing all the way to the truck we settled in and headed to get a cappacino before heading home.

All bundled up, tired, and ready to sleep.

I file this away as one of our favorite family memories to date. We had the best time together. And I can't wait to do something like this again. I challenge you all to do something fun, be spontaneous, even if it seems crazy... just do it. Leave the laundry, leave the chores, leave the dinner dishes and go make a memory. ♥


Thursday, February 11, 2010

i love.....


I ♥ "chilly" Florida days....
go ahead...
i know some of you hate the cold....
there are waaaaaaaay more days of sweat than chill bumps..
I hate sweat
I love it while its here. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

i love.......


I ♥ my girls..... and I love taking silly pictures with them. We have an entire collection. :)


I ♥ ♥ ♥ my fisheye!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

i love.....


I ♥ everything about my girls playing together. It's honestly my favorite part of having two children. Their interactions are priceless. I never want to forget the giggles they share together. Yesterday, as I was checking emails I noticed that they were playing together on the floor. I knew at that moment to stop and capture it before they started fighting. :) I started to listen to them and I smiled. D was trying her best to teach Avery to play this card game. With all of my heart, I think that Avery was really trying to understand.

And... Yes, without caring, I'm allowing you to see my dirty floor.


Monday, February 8, 2010

i love...... {weekend recap}

Weekends are wild around here.... we are rarely home. On Sunday's I pack clothes for after church... with no idea where we will end up!

I love.... [saturday]
♥ swinging babies. and the laughter.

I love.... [sunday]
♥ D's creative little heart. These are her valentines for school. I should have photographed them better. These handmade hearts are tied to a set of bubbles. She had so much fun, even though she got tired of writing her name after about the 12th one. Nana helped her finish. Writing your name 44 times would be tiresome for any five year old.

I love .... [monday]
♥ to read... or to try to find the time to read. Let's just say I don't read as often as I would like.
♥ my Bible. I do read from it everyday. I find such encouragement there everday... and everyday we all need encouragement.

and my favorite verse today:
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. - Deuteronomy 31:6



Week 5 of 52.
My girl doing her favorite thing..... riding her trike.
She's pretty good, too.
She zips around everywhere in this thing! :)
Even inside the house....

Friday, February 5, 2010

i love....


I ♥ shooting weddings.
I ♥ my friend, Dana. I'm so thankful photography brought me such a sweet friend!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

i love....


♥ I love the little person she is.
Even when she is stubborn.
I love that she picked out this outfit to wear to school "because its cute"...

and... i told y'all my girls hate shoes!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

i love....


&hearts barefoot babies... and its a good thing because my babies don't love shoes!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

i love....


the peacefulness of my sleeping babies.
right before i tuck them in one last time.
they don't sleep together.
but they happened to fall asleep together last night.
and i admit to snuggling with them as well.

Monday, February 1, 2010

{another photo project}

everything is spinning just a bit
especially the words on the computer
so i'm feeling a little off from what appears to be an inner ear issue that has worsened over the weekend
i await a doctors appointment on thursday
and hope to feel better soon.

This project is celebrating love in February--- a photo of something I love each day of the month. :)

In no particular order...

today is: fuzzy socks ♥

it fits my mood today..

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{four::: fifty-two}


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I am a photographer focused on infant, child, family, maternity, couples and senior photography. I shoot on location, at the location of your choice, in natural light.

I have loved taking pictures for as long as I can remember - anyone who knows me can tell you that. There is just something about it that makes me smile. After the birth of my first daugther, Delaney, my passion for photography ignited. 33 months later came her baby sister, Avery. I have had my camera in my hand every day since. There isn't a moment I want to miss... the tiny toes, the drool, the smiles, the simple things. My girls are my inspiration for everything. You will often find me in the background snapping those natural moments in life that I don't want to see people forget. Sometimes the best photographs are the ones that are unposed and candid. I love the feeling of capturing such sweet moments and will strive to bring your memories to life in a way that you love.