♥ It is that time of year ♥

I love this time of the year but I do not enjoy seeing the greed and craziness it evokes in some individuals. I hope you all have been traveling safe. There is business everywhere this time of year. People speeding, driving erratic and after they almost hit you, they have the audacity to look at you like you slapped their mom or something! You can shop online these days and it is not less meaningful…well except if it were diamonds. Those need to be purchased in person for sure. 🙂 I have to admit, I have been a little slow on the whole “Christmas shopping” this year but it will all come together without any madness.

I do want to take the time out to ask my blog stalkers or anyone who comes across my blog to please pray for a young lady name Rachel Davis. Rachel is a loving mother and wife and last Sunday when she and her her family were getting ready to take their new baby sister home from the hospital, she went into cardiac arrest. It has been a major roller coaster for her family and I have and will continue to pray for her strength, her health and her family. Rachel had open heart surgery yesterday and the procedure went well; she is resting and recovering. Please open your hearts and say a prayer for the Davis family and for Rachel. If you would like to make a donation for her medical expenses, you can do so at Texas Bank.

So, I had this whole idea for my blog for December. I was going to write a post every day about something or a session that I have never blogged about. Well we see how that turned out!!! It’s December 11th and I am making my first blog post! Slacker!!! Seriously I have been busy just living life and things have been great. So I will start off my first December blog post with something I have not experienced in quite some time. Last weekend I attended a wedding as a GUEST!!!! It was great! It was the first time in over five years that I was at a wedding and I was not in it nor shooting it. It was nice to sit back, relax and enjoy the moment. Two individuals expressing their love, “I will!” and admiring all of the details!!! Oh, the deets were gorge! 🙂 I will blog about that wedding in another post because I did take photos of the ceremony; it was too gorge not to!!! 😀

So I am getting ready to head out to celebrate Kipton’s first birthday. Kipton is on my blog header…inside of his mother’s belly! 😉 I cannot wait to see all of the great things his mom will have setup for the party–Katriana already made a really cool rock star cake! Until then, I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday.  ♥

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” {Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh}

The Three Day

Tomorrow one of my best friends will be starting her participation in the Susan G. Komen Three Day Challenge.  This is not her first rodeo at the 60 mile walk, nor will it be her last!  I just want to say that Amber I am very proud of you–I have always been. Your continued devotion to this event makes my heart melt.  My grandmother suffered from breast cancer and just like almost every woman [or at least I would like to think so], I WANT a cure!!!!!  In the meantime, I will continue to commend individuals like yourself, Laura and your other team members and all of the individuals who participate, donate, support and love this cause and this event.  Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather and walk your heart out!!!  Truly happy and inspired!!! 😀

To all my Breast Cancer fighters and survivors, I commend you.  To those who lost the battle, I miss you–as well as your loved ones–but you did not die in vain. ♥

“My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in December, so this became very personal to me.  From this, I learned something I really should have known before:  Survivors are special people.” Larry Campbell

Refreshed and Relaxed

There is nothing like a good pedicure to make you feel SO much better!  After a long week, a long day or when it’s time to give those rough lovely feet some attention.  I personally enjoyed my pedi.  I mean, you cannot beat $25 for a Spa Pedicure that includes a paraffin wax as well as a hot stone leg massage, all whilst sitting in a comfy massage chair!  I melted like butter! 😀  After the pedicure, I felt revitalized!  I seriously needed it!  Sigh of relaxation.  I am sitting here watching the season finale of On The Road With Austin & Santino.  :-\  I am sad that it has neared its end but I cannot wait until they come back next season.  Awesome fashion, great stories, funny moments and just overall entertaining! Hint to Lifetime, the show is awesome!!!

On another note, I had the pleasure of capturing Andrea behind my lens and luckily, I will get the chance to do so again in the near future.  Our first attempt was interrupted by dark cloudy skies with rain that turned into tornado like weather!  Andrea was traveling from over an hour away and by the time we started shooting…it started raining.  Most women would shrill or say, “Oh my gosh my hair is getting wet, my clothes….etc!”  NOT Andrea!  She rocked it out and was taking photos in the rain.  She has the most beautiful smile, personality and attitude and it shows in every photo that I capture.

It was only fitting that she be captured in the sunlight.  Saturday came and as I drove to meet her this time, I was in awe of the beautiful sunshine and gorgeous Fall weather.  We are kindred spirits and had such a wonderful time.  We laughed, joked, got to know one another even more, got annoyed by creepers & strange onlookers who got a little too close for comfort!  Overall, it was a great day.

Then she gave me some fierceness! Andrea you are so beautiful–flyaway hairs and all. 😉I only think of one song when I look at these photos Andrea and it is a song by Justin Timberlake from his FutureSex/LoveSounds album–track number 8!

Andrea, thank you for allowing me to capture you behind my lens.  You have a strong & beautiful soul as well as personality. I am glad that I met you and that I have gotten to know you.  I always feel that God brings individuals into our lives for certain reasons and photography has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people.  Thank you Lindsay for sending Andrea my way; if it were not for you I don’t think I would have ever met this remarkable young woman.  I will have to make another post in the near future titled “Creepers…Do you take photos?”  😀  Until next time, I hope everyone has a great Friday tomorrow!

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.  And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.”             {Bill Cosby}