Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Family picture...

This is our semi-normal family photo.

We are all looking at the camera and all have somewhat of a smile on our faces.

Ryan looks as if he is about to blink but didn't. All in all it is a pretty good picture.

I was so excited about it that I came home and immediately put it as my profile picture of FB.

I didn't think much about the picture again until this afternoon.

As I was looking at the picture, I noticed that Ryan looked like he had on jorts.

For those of you that have been living on another planet, jorts are defined as:

"a combination of the words "jean" and "shorts" used to describe the hideous attire, usually sported by NASCAR aficionados and men over 40. Sometimes Jorts are accessorized with a lovely cellphone belt clip and a braided leather belt, but not always. Sometimes the Jorts wearer lets the Jorts speak for themselves." Courtesy of Urban Dictionary

OMG! People are going to think Ryan wears jorts.

I had to take action.

I had quite a few comments and likes on the picture. Hell, every one of my friends had seen the picture.

Therefore, I posted, "Thanks yall! Ryan looks as if he has on jorts. However, that is not the case. They are faded navy shorts. Just a FYI."

OMG! Now, I have posted that he is wearing faded navy shorts. What am I doing?

I don't know how I should have worded it but they are not old faded navy shorts like I made them sound.

They are stupid American Eagle shorts that he literally bought last week.

They do look old though, don't they?


At least I have a decent family picture.

Fifty People, One Question

My new addiction (or obsession I should say) is Fifty People, One Question.

I sit and watch the videos over and over again.

They are all amazing and beautiful.

Here, watch one. It is a little long but totally worth it.

So, tell me... What would make your day?

Monday, May 23, 2011

More pictures...

I just wanted to play a little picture catch up.


Meet sweet two year old Michaela.

This is the family we bought Zoey from.

She is too sweet. And look at all that hair!

Meet Brennan.

Talk about a cutie!

I've taken pictures of Brennan a few times. First when he started sitting up. Again when he started crawling. Now, it was time for pictures of him RUNNING! He doesn't walk. He runs everywhere he goes!

Meet Brevyn.

Brevyn's parents wanted some one year shots of her. Of course, her mom came loaded with the cutest stuff including a fabric cupcake that was to die for!

Meet Justin.
I think you may have met him before.

He is always so fun to work with.
He says the funniest things and loves his mama so much.
He is so sweet but is definitely ALL boy.

Meet Miss. Mollie.
Newborn shoots stress me out to no end.
However, the outcome is always great so I don't know why I stress.
I'm only going to post one picture because her parents are going to use one for the birth announcement and I don't which one they have chosen yet. I don't want everyone to see the picture before the announcement.

10 reasons why you could not be a real housewife from any county.

Mama Kat at Mama's Losin' It! is hilariously funny.

She has a writer's workshop every week.

Go to Mama's Losin' It! and read all about it. So fun!

Topic: 10 reasons why I could not be a real housewife from any county.

Reason 1- I do not have any fake body parts. It is not that I don't want them or that I am against them... I just can't afford them right now. However, I have a list of things I will do to alter my appearance the day I win the lottery.

Reason 2- I have never walked in a runway show. It seems like every Real Housewife of whatever county has a runway show that they walk in. I could totally do it though. Sometimes I vacuum in heels for practice. Don't hate.

Reason 3- My husband is not a weirdo. To clarify, name ONE Real husband that isn't weird or strange in some way. Think about it. And you can't use Donn anymore because Vickie admitted that they had not had sex in 2 months. Hint number one you are headed for the big D... commonly called divorce.

Reason 4- I do not have a "pocket gay". This is a gay man that does everything for you. According to Tamera, it is the new chihuahua. However, I'm totally up for one. If you know of any, let me know.

Reason 5- I'm not rich. These girls are rich and I'm not talking I-can-buy-whatever-I-want rich. I am talking I-can-buy-whatever-I-what-AND-I-have-more-money-than-baby-Jesus rich.

Reason 6- I use proper vocabulary and I don't make myself sound like a dumbass by making up new words. Example: Cindy (RHNY) saying "The Vagina Monocles" instead of "The Vagina Monologues". Idiot.

Reason 7- I don't wear makeup. However, when I do wear makeup I only put it on it the car. Not very Real Housewives of any county.

Reason 8- I've never been out of the country. These girls go wherever they want, pretty much whenever they want. That doesn't mean when they get back that their ex-husband will not throw a dog leash at them (Tamera).

Reason 9- "My love tank is full". Vickie's is not.

Reason 10- I am not married to a mobster. Can you get over those Housewives of New Jersey? I cannot. I am waiting to see someone be taken down to the Hudson, tied to a cement block and thrown it. Seriously. It's only a matter of time. I'm betting if we could interview the camera crew, they would have some stories for us that were not allowed to be aired. Just.sayin'.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Meet Amber.

She contacted me about doing informal shots of her on the beach a few weeks before she was getting married.

I was thrilled to do it.

I have never done bridal shots.

This is my most favorite shoot I've ever done.

We had fun.

We laughed.

And it made me realize how much easier adults are than children.

Amber is now happily married.

Here is to her happily ever after...

I hope your day was all you ever dreamed of and more.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Emma Happenings

Emma is still not talking at school.

She has literally said one word all year.


And we took her to Pizza Villa to celebrate her talking at school.

It hasn't happened since.

It is a control thing.

She will also wait until I pick her up to go tee-tee.

Her teachers say she sits on the potty but will not go.

I get there. She tee-tees.

I have no idea where she gets her stubbornness (that is a weird word to spell. I had to google it) from.

I tell people she gets it from Ryan.

We all know better than that though.

Caroline Happenings

I don't know where she gets it from.

The whole "casually smile as I'm walking on the beach and still look like a movie star" smile.

I, on the other hand, am a freak in front of the camera. I guess that is why I am always behind it. It is better that way.

This Nugget graduates next week.

Her preschool career is over and she is moving on to bigger and better things... aka elementary school.

Where has the time gone?

Scary, right?

We finished the Kindergarten registration process a few weeks ago.

Caroline had to go in and be assessed.

I quizzed for days.

What is your WHOLE name?

What is your address?

What is your birthday?

What is your phone number?

We did math. We did sounds.

As she walked in the gym with the teacher that was assessing her, I said a silent prayer that all would end well.

I sat on the grass outside of the gym, staring at 5 other parents that had been there when I walked up.

I made myself comfy...

7 or 8 minutes pass and no one had come out yet.

The door opened and we all look up to see who it is.


Totally not expecting that.

Nugget was done before I thought she had time to begin.

What the hell?

The teacher was all smiles and said she adjusted well. (We had a little episode about going in a strange place with a strange teacher.)

I smiled and thanked the teacher.

I felt eyes burning the back of my head. All of the other parents still waited for there kids. I'm sure they were thinking "why was she so fast?"

I got my thoughts together as we walked to the car.

As Caroline licked her lollipop in the backseat, I took a deep breath and dove right into the questions.

From what she tells me, she had to tell her name and birthday. She had to hop on one foot for 5 seconds. She had to stand on one foot with her eyes closed for 5 seconds. She had to walk on a line. Then the teacher read her a story and asked her questions.

I came home and told Ryan.

"Our child was in and out in NO TIME! I just don't know how they did all of that in 8 minutes. OMG! What are we going to do?"

He didn't seem to think it was strange that she had finished so quickly.

My judgement: She either did AMAZING or they just stamped LD on her folder and moved to the next kid.

You just never know what an extremely smart 4 year old is going to do.

You just have to cross your fingers and say your prayers.

You also have to pray she doesn't say a profanity of any sort.

I'll keep you updated on her student status.

Friday, May 20, 2011


I haven't blogged.

I don't know how to get back into the swing of it.

I hate that it has come to this.

I've lost followers (only a few) and I hate that even more.


I am a random blogger. Gross.


On to more important things...

In the month since I've been missing, we have been busy.

I feel like I stay that way these days.

I can't seem to catch up.

There are some days that I realize that I haven't tee-teed all day.

Caroline has graduation next week and Emma has an end of the year program.

I have a day in between those two events that I get to spend at Chuck E. Cheese.

Can you sense the excitement in my writing? Doubtful.

We gained a new family member.

Meet Zoey Pearl Lafone...

Black lab. Lover of dirt, Duck and knot rope. Loves to chew.

Finder of random roots and sticks.

She is also a shitter.

We tried to make her a house dog. She was so sweet, soft, fat, and cuddly.

After pooping on my rug THREE times in two days, I declared her an outside dog.

She loves being outside.

I love not cleaning poo all of the time.

Here she is on her first beach trip...

On schedule for tomorrow... Caroline Happenings