Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Photographing a Wedding!

Last Wednesday, a girl that I met through church asked me if I would help her take photos at a wedding on Saturday. Of course I said yes! I have a lot to learn about photography, but it was definitely fun to get some experience. I have a new appreciation for wedding photographers—I think I was sweating bullets! Below are few photos that I took of the beautiful bride and groom.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It has been a long time!

Sorry for not updating my blog with any photos for the past month. I have been so busy with freelance work. Also, I am participating in a research study at Georgia Reproductive Specialists, and it has taken up a lot of my time. I have been driving to the Meridian Mark building near Northside Hospital twice a week for the past 6 weeks.

I lack a hormone called GnRH which is produced and secreted by the hupothalamus (a region of the brain). The reason that I am participating in this study is that I need this hormone in order to get pregnant.

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of GnRH delivered from an iontophorectic (low voltage electrical current) patch into my bloodstream. GnRH has been approved by the FDA to be given by injection but not through a patch. It goes off every 90 minutes 24 hours a day. I have to change the patch every 12 hours. I have been doing this for almost 3 weeks. I am in one of 5 study groups and one is a placebo group. This is a double blind study so I will never know what group I was in, unless I get pregnant that is—then I will know I was not in the placebo group. I am trying not to get my hopes up—we will just have to wait and see. Participating in this study has brought back a flood of emotions that I had when Bob and I were trying to get pregnant with Amanda. But God knows the desires of our hearts!

Friday, October 2, 2009

My Sweety and A New Blog

I started a new blog showing my coupon savings. I have been saving a lot of money at Kroger and CVS, but Publix is my new favorite store! I get all of my match-ups at SouthernSavers where all of the homework has been done for me.

Check out my coupon blog here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Playing around with my new camera

Amanda is a good model when I bribe her with surprises!

Friday, September 18, 2009

A few more from Nana and Papa's House

Picking some beautiful flowers across the street.

Coloring with Nana!

Being silly with Papa.
Papa was about to replace a toilet seat!

Fun at the farm across the street from Nana and Papa's house.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Halloween Costume Preview

Here is one of Amanda's choices this year.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Rainy Sunday/Monday

Here is a photo taken from our back deck on Sunday. I got sick this weekend while Bob was out-of-town and was laid up most of Sunday. Amanda was a little sick but seems to be doing better today. She probably picked something up at school and passed it along to me. Hopefully this week will be better than our weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

After School Fun!

Ready for School!

Here we are at 7:30 a.m. this morning waiting for Ms. Ruby and Charlene to pick Amanda up for school.

Amanda and Charlene leaving for school.

After Amanda left, I took Buddy for a walk and then met up with my neighbor Christine and her son Conner. I walked with them for another hour—so I got my exercise in for today!

Then I came home and started playing with my new camera. I upgraded from a Canon Rebel XT to a Canon 50D. It is so cool! I know this is going to sound strange, but I love the "click" sound this new camera makes when I take a photo. I would like to start shooting manual instead of having the camera on auto all the time. I would LOVE to find a good photography class to take!

Now I am going to do a little graphic design work for my neighbor John before lunch rolls around. And not before too long, I will be on my way to pick up the kiddos (Amanda and her friend Charlene) from school.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Tea Party in Memory of Ava

Amanda and I had a little tea party in memory of sweet Ava.

I found this blog for photography advice and tips but have gotten so much more than that!
What a beautiful blog!

The tea party started inside but quickly moved outside since it was such a beautiful day! We had tea and cinnamon rolls.

Amanda enjoyed getting dressed up in a new outfit.

She had fun riding around and around on our back deck.

Cutie Pie!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

PlayTown Suwanee

Charlene and Amanda had fun at Playtown Suwanee after school!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Airplane Ride

We went to the Parade of Planes show at Gwinnett County Airport on Saturday.

We flew this new Beechcraft Bonanza back to Fulton County airport and made a few detours along the way.

Amanda loved looking at all of the neat planes.

Daddy was there to represent Hawker Beechcraft Company.

Amanda sure was excited! Asked what she like the best about the plane ride when it was over—the headset!

Bob piloting the plane.

Beautiful rainbow!

Lake Lanier Islands

Our subdivision—River Run

Our house is the one with the deck in the upper left hand corner.