Three years ago I photographed Annie for her first 52 weeks. Every Wednesday that first year. Some days it was easy and some days it was hard. I look back it all though and smile. Six months ago I dropped off my fabric with Anna from The Joy Cottage. And last month she brought this back to me. It’s the most beautiful quilt I’ve ever seen and our third quilt that Anna has made for us over the years. Click here for our first quilt and here for our second. You’ll see a teeny tiny Annie on one of those links. This one is tops though. Annie is snuggled up asleep underneath it right now as I’m typing this. It’s the perfect combination of colors, patterns, lines and emotions. Just like Annie. ♥ It’s already a treasure for both of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you Anna!
Friday, September 18, 2015 Posted in My Life
How is it already the fourth week of school? We are in full on fall mode now. Baseball three days a week, a first ballet class yesterday (cuteness overload coming soon) and a packed fall photography schedule. Life is good! Our first day of school this year, four weeks ago, August 26, 2015. Second grade for Ezra James. He turned 8 years old 5 days after these pics.
Four years of doing these pictures now. I hope we keep it going. Wonder if he will indulge me when he’s a senior in high school? ♥
And a look way, way, way back. September 1984. I’m the same age here as Ezra is now. It was the first day for me in Ms. Carson’s 2nd grade class at J.L. Boren Elementary. Me, Tim, Emilie and Francie on our back porch. Missing my sister Mary Bess in this shot. She was in 9th grade that year and I’m guessing was at early morning band practice. Good ole’ Mansfield High School Band. I finished up Friday Night Lights this summer and it’s all I can think about….growing up in Mansfield, Texas. Small town back then. I’m convinced that show is based on my childhood. Good stuff!
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I grew up in Mansfield. Back when it was small town. Think Kowbell rodeo, Friday night football games, hanging out in the 7-11 parking lot. I went to school with a lot of the same friends from kindergarten to senior year. I loved my high school and have great memories growing up. Logan grew up in Arlington and moved to Mansfield his junior year. We met and became friends one month before graduation. That’s us in the prom picture below. Who would have known then that eight years later we would get married. We showed that picture to Ezra and he thought it was so funny. We do too. Top left pic is of me and my girlfriends my junior year in high school on my 17th birthday. That’s my Dad’s 1964.5 mustang that I drove and hated back then. I would drive it in a heartbeat now. I had great girlfriends! Top right is from a pep rally. I was super involved in high school. And the same for the bottom left pic. Senior year homecoming week. Mansfield high school class of 1995.I still can’t believe we’re old enough to go to a 20th reunion. It was a fun night and I’m so glad we went. We’re in for the next at 25!
Saturday, August 8, 2015 Posted in My Life
We got a new kitty. Pete the Cat. Ezra and I rescued him one day back in May on our way home from baseball practice. He was walking across the street with his mama and two other kitties. We spent 45 minutes trying to coax him out from a bush and finally got him. He was super scared and super tiny. The vet thought he was about 6 weeks old. He’s about four months old now. He’s very sweet. He’s very energetic. And he’s very patient with Annie girl.
Doing anything and everything to stay cool. 106 degrees predicted today. So how about a little painting. Click here for Van Gosh #1 at 3.5 years old. Same age as Annie girl right now.