Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gee whiz!

I suck at blogging. However my FB is always kept up. I wonder if I vowed to focus on posting on the blog instead of FB if it would work... hmmm.. doubt it, but I suppose I could try? LOL Anyway. I finally got over whatever bug, or sinuses I had close to the end of January. I have been on the ball getting my Photography business back up and running. I've gotten the model end going, not so much the business part yet though. But I will get it finished :)

In January we had Keli's birthday, since they only live a couple hours away, they were actually able to come up and we had a little birthday afternoon with her! I can't believe she is eight years old. It seems unreal that that is eve possible.

 & of course, Lillian made an awesome birthday video for Keli. So grateful for lillian and these videos she makes of the girls! :)


The newest addition to the family made her arrival Feb 10th... Breelynn Faith!!!

Isn't she adorable?? I can't wait to see all her professional newborn photos :)

After that was Valentines day <3
Keith and I went out for the strangest dinner ever at Olive Garden, they brought our food at the same time as the salad, the dipping sauce for the breadsticks after, and our DRINKS after that. it was weird, but it was quick and allowed us to go to the movies to see Vampire Academy. Sooo good! Sad to hear it didn't do well :/ I thought it was awesome!

The day after Valentines day was Aby's birthday! I completely forgot to call her and I hope she forgives me for that, at least her birthday card was on time this year! lol

(I don't have a recent photo of her so, just gonna use this one for now) 

& that brings us current I think.. :)

xoxo ~ Jamie

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Let's be real, 2014

    I have not been on in quite awhile. Life got intense. Life got real. I either just did not have time to blog, or felt that life was too depressing to blog. Coming into 2014 and reflecting on the past year, I feel like I tried to cover up the bad and pretend it did not exist. But was it really that bad? Or is it the same stuff every one goes through in their life? These "bad" things we go through in life, are they really that bad or are they stepping stones in life to helping us grow and becoming a better version of ourselves. I am choosing to believe that the bad helps us to grow. So in 2014 I am going to do the best I can to document my life at all times, the good & the bad.

   This new year was just Keith and I at home with the dogs. I have been sick for a week and was not feeling well enough to do anything. Maybe ringing in the new year just the two of us at home, calm and quiet was a good sign for the rest of the year. With that, I hope that all my family and friends have a fantastic 2014 :)

xoxo ~ Jamie

Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Kailynn!

I seriously do not understand this whole concept of "time"

Why does it have to go by so quickly?

How on earth is this little baby already turning five?

Yet another birthday of hers I am missing. Makes me want to cry. I wish I was in a position that I could easily go to wherever my nieces and nephews are to celebrate such a special day. But I am not, so I celebrate from afar. & now since I can already feel tears fighting their way out of my eyes... Happy Birthday Kailynn. Five will be great. You are beautiful, talented and so wise for a little girl. Have fun being five and starting school, you will never know how much it hurts that I am not there to see you turn five. So happy that God chose me to be your Auntie :)  

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Amber & White

Spark of Amber sent me a gorgeous necklace and bracelet set to model. I read that Amber is supposed to be calming, I definitely need to test that theory out. I have not had a chance to wear them much yet, but can not wait. They also sell earrings and teething necklaces. Best thing about Spark of Amber, is that they ship for free! Isn't that awesome?

my oufit:
top ~ Sabo Skirt
shorts ~ Rue21
boots ~ American Eagle
necklace ~ Spark of Amber
bracelet ~ Spark of Amber

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Back in the olden days...

Okay, so maybe not that long ago, considering I am only twenty five. Still, when I was a kid I remember playing outside all the time. Maybe it is just me, but it seems as if kids these days are inside on game consoles, cell phones or sitting in front of the TV. What happened to just getting outside and playing?!

I am so glad that my nieces love getting outside. It has been so incredibly hot and humid here in South Texas that the only time we can really get outside is in the evening. Tonight we did just that, as the sun was going down we took the girls outside. They rode bikes, played soccer, chased their little sister, made crazy faces, practiced tricks on their bikes... they just had FUN.

The best thing about my brothers house is that they live on a one way street right in front of all the schools. Cars very rarely travel down this street, which allows the kids plenty of room for play. Unfortunately for me it also includes all the fences, gates and what not in the background. Oh well. I will live.

Anyway here are some photos from this evening :)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Exploring at the lake!

Yesterday, we headed out to Lake Corpus Christi to do some exploring. The park is such a beautiful place! We all decided we would definitely make plans to come back when it was much cooler. Did I mention the heat? It was far too hot for our little expedition, I am pretty sure I was on the verge of a heat stroke by the time we left. Of course I am the idiot that was so busy taking pictures, that I was also busy forgetting that I had a bottle of water I should be drinking from!

Anyhow, I ended up finding some absolutely stunning places to do photos. I can not wait to take Claire back for her photo shoot! The lake level was really low, which enabled us to get to places that people probably are not able to get to! My brother, sister in law and two of the kids ended up leaving before myself, Keith, Claire and Chrissy because of the heat, but overall we all had a great time and can not wait to get back out there!