Friday, September 28, 2012

Where does the time go?

Today is my oldest niece's 15th birthday.  Seriously!? How did this sweet little girl become a 15 year old so quickly?

I think what makes it even more startling for me is that she's my first niece. I was 15 when she was born and I remember it like it was yesterday. It was so exciting and fun.  She was and still is such an incredibly sweet little girl.  

Happy Birthday to a wonderful little girl that has rapidly become a beautiful young lady!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sleepy dogs

It's been a while since I've bored you all with puppy pictures.  Here's a sleepy tribute to the pups--it's hard work!

For some reason Duke chose my mom's coffee table instead of the couch

That's Abbey with her arm around Duke. So cute!

They're so cute when they're asleep (and quiet)

After a walk, Duke prefers laying down on the air conditioning dog

So sleepy. Please leave me alone.

Abbey prefers to sleep on the back of the sofa

I love their floppy ears

What are you looking at?

The problem with sleeping on the back of the sofa is that Abbey tends to fall. That's my foot supporting her

And when I remove the foot...down she goes into my lap

Hope you enjoyed your puppy fix today. Time for a nap!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Weekend Recap


This weekend was for discovering charming new places, like Deale, MD. And wine tasting. And eating seafood.  It was a weekend to enjoy outdoor seating, and fall jackets and reading books.
How was your weekend?

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I wasn't introduced to the idea of Photojournalism until I was searching for a photographer for my wedding.  I fell in love with the idea of capturing images that tell a story.  In fact, if I was more artistic and talented, I may even try to pursue it as a side career.  But, because my time and training are limited, I'll stick to my family (I have some really adorable subjects to work with!).   Enjoy this glimpse into our family vacation.


Hugs to our followers,

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Laughter is the best medicine

I went to the doctor today.  He told me I was to laugh today. Seriously.  I suppose laughter really is the best medicine! If it works, then I'll be happy to laugh all day and every day. 

So it made me think about some of my go-to things for when I need a pick-me-up. I hope these make you laugh too.

As a Yankee living in the South this crack me up. I find that I've definitely started saying 'Bless her heart' all the time now!
From someecards

Have you ever gone onto Cakewrecks? As a baker, this site is hilarious. It's taught me to be very careful as to how you frost a cupcake with chocolate icing.  If you want a really good laugh make sure you visit this entry. My husband and I roll on the floor laughing every time we read it.

From CakeWrecks

I think I may need to submit a photo of my dogs onto Dogshaming.  They do love toilet paper rolls.  The best was when Duke greeted me at the door with his puppy pad in his mouth....awesome.

Abbey pulling the roll.

Duke waiting for the cardboard tube
What do you do when you need a laugh?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Family Vacation

Ahhhh, vacation. I had a countdown all summer and then it was over in a blink of an eye.
But even though it flew by, I took time every day, multiple times a day even, to give thanks.
I'm thankful for my parents' generosity, for good food, our health, and family time. Thankful for relaxation, and the innocence of children, and the sound of the ocean.
Happy September!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Beach Vacation

I've just returned from a jean-free, flip flop-only, ice cream-filled vacation. Give me a few days to catch up and then I'll post a recap from our fun beach trip.

Happy Labor Day!