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Well, last week I told you about a contest I entered over at IHeartFaces...
I didn't 'place' in the contest, but my pic ended up on their 'lead in pic', meaning the picture that is posted above where they reveal the winners...
Little Braden's grass covered piggies are in the 1st column, 3rd row!

Make it a great one!!



Hi everybody!
This is a strange one, I know... but I love to check out what "I heart faces" is up to each week... this is my first time to participate, usually I'm just an innocent bystander. But, since this week is all about feet, I decided I'd take part! I love taking pictures of baby feet... they're just so precious! So here we go!

What's funny is that I was really wanting to get a good 'feet' shot on Sunday afternoon at Jackie & Chris' after the kids played on the Slip-n-Slide, then came home and found out that this contest was going to start today!

Have a fabulous week!! :-)


I heart Jasmine Star & Natalie Norton.

If you love great photography, you'll heart them too...
I first heard about Jasmine on Natalie's blog, I first heard about Natalie on DPS. I've been following both of them ever since... cuz they are FABAULUS (yes, fab-a-U-lus) photographers and FANTASTIC women... they are doing what I want to do... but ya wanna know what blows my mind??!! These two girls have been in the photography biz for about two years... do you hear me?!! TWO YEARS!! So that gives me GREAT encouragement... I got my first DSLR a little over a year ago, which ignited a fire that can't be put out! I've always loved taking pictures, but photography is a whole different ballgame. There's so much to it, but yet after you take some time to 'play' or experiment, you'll catch right on and you won't want to stop!

Yesterday, I was thinking how much I love photography and would love to be able to go 'full time', but I'm just not 'there' yet... I can't wait for the day though!! And I think God likes to laugh at me... yesterday he sent 3 people my way to ask me about photographing their children! (little kids to a wedding!) He blows my mind too...

And now, back to J & N... take a look at their sites, you'll see what I mean.
Not to mention, they're beautiful too... of course they are.


My Little Blakers' B'day Weekend...

This weekend was really... well, great!

Friday: I was able to be off work which is pretty rare... I went shopping and had some fun out messin' around with Mama & Blakers and lunch with my hubby! We went b'day shoppin' for Blakers, can you believe my BABY is SEVEN YEARS OLD!??!?!! Besides asking for a 4 wheeler or dirt bike, we had it pretty easy... we took him to Toys R Us first... and crazy as it seems, he really didn't want too much! He wanted a Pitch-back (pitch a baseball, it bounces back) and some baseballs, but then he wanted to go to WalMart... yeah, WalMart... that's where he went partially crazy. He started wanting everything!! He wanted a bunch of 'odd-n-ends', so instead of making him tell me different things that I could go back and pick up later, I went ahead and let him just put them in the buggy so he got exactly what he wanted... but he didn't know that Mom had gotten him a new PSP at Toys R Us and he didn't know that I had gotten him a new game, so he was REALLY surprised!! It was so funny to watch him open the game before the PSP! He was so confused...
Saturday: Steve was off work, which was VERY rare... we slept in (another rare-ity) then went to get fireworks... that was super-fun... well, for the boys that is! Dad and Uncle Wayne met us over there... they were checking out the Big Stuff while the boys were throwing stuff in their baskets faster than Lil E on race day! We left with $220 worth of fireworks... this is the yearly 'boy trip'... I always go along, but I don't answer questions such as "Mom, can I have this" or "Mom, what does this do"... I throw my hands up, raise my eyebrows and make a wierd 'i dunno' face and say "This is a boy trip, ask a boy"... I love it!!
Then we headed to Aunt Ann & Uncle Jip's new house for Dad's side of the family's get-together for the 4th.... there was food, fun and swimming! We had a ton of fun... I took Blakers a cake (that he picked out!) and everybody sang "Happy Birthday" to him!
Then it was time for Fireworks!! Chris, Jackie, Ethan, Anna Kate, Jamarri, Mom, Dad and Memaw came over to see the whole neighborhood 'light up'! It's always fun to watch one road 'battle' the other!
Sunday: We slept in again... yes, I was convicted... but I'll have to say it's been a LONG time since we've done that... anyway... we went to eat and then to see TRANSFORMERS at the IMAX!! It was definitely a great movie and a cool way to see it!!

Well, that's our weekend in a nutshell... time for nighty-night!!