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Happy Halloween!

Yet another month has BLAZED by since my last post.  School (work) has me so busy this year, there isn’t much time for things like blogging, Facebook, personal email, etc.

I’m only working with 4th grade this year via a Team Teaching / Co-Teaching model.  Our 4th grade Inclusion Homeroom teacher is Mrs. Shockey. We have 26 students.  The kids are with Shockey/Ecklor for  Math, Science, & Social Studies. Then they switch classes for Reading & Writing with Evans/Ecklor.

Ryley got to dress up 4 times this year for different Halloween activities. Last weekend she was a cheerleader princess for the Stockton Fun Run and she dressed as a princess for Spooktacular at the Jax Zoo.

Friday night we went trick-or-treating at the Avenues Mall with some friends (cheerleader princess again). Then for Halloween, I made her a giraffe costume.  We had found a giraffe print hoodie that inspired me to make her a full costume. I made a tail, mane and horns and sewed them onto the hoodie. I painted a pair of pants with a giraffe print to match the hoodie & then made her some hooves.  

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Wanna see something CREEPY????

We took Ryley trick-or-treating in a neighborhood near where I work and parked on the side of the road. There were a couple small trees in the area between the sidewalk and our vehicle (foreshadowing).  When we were finished Ryley was tired, so Jerry carried her back to the Explorer. I went around to the driver’s side (on the road) to unlock it, while Jerry crossed the grass from the sidewalk to the truck and headed between the two trees.

Luckily his “spidey sense” kicked in and he spotted this ‘little’ guy  (more like 3 inches) right in front of them building a web between the trees. I have no idea how I managed to get out of the car without running face first into the thing. The shock probably would have killed me!!!

Being a ‘come here’ to Florida, I have no idea if this guy is poisonous or even what kind it is. So if anyone knows, please fill me in!

 

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Can you IMAGINE walking FACE FIRST into it????  AAAAAHHHHHHHH

Check out my Facebook albums for more photos from Halloween and other recent events!

 

From the Heart,

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Fireworks

I hope you all had a safe & happy 4th of July!

Here are a few photos from my home town in Lockport, NY.  These are from my laptop, so I have no idea how the color will look…

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lOVE & BLESSINGS, my-signature-75dpiweb

Family, Birthdays & Orlando

Just a quick post.

On Monday March 9th, it was my brother Brandon’s b-day. On Tuesday March 10th, it was my husband Jerry’s b-day AND my sister Jacki had her second baby that morning! I only have cell phone photos of her though. Sara Ann Tothill was born at 6:38am on  3/10/09 weighing 6 lbs 10 oz.  She is PRECIOUS!    Both mine &  Jacki’s middle names are Ann 🙂

Jacki went into labor the night of the 9th, and I was so excited text messaging everyone I could think of, that I must have forgotten to turn my alarm to ‘on’ when I set it.  Either that or I slept through it (again).  Luckily, my friend Debbie called me at 7:35 am (I have to leave for work at 7:30 to make it on time).  It was one of those delirious, crackly voiced  “What time is it???…Deep Gasp…. HOLY CRAP  I’m LATE!” moments.  As I was FLyING around the house to get out the door, my phone buzzed.  There was a pix message of sweet little Sara Ann, just born, laying in just her diaper….and that’s how I found out she had arrived safely. It was such a relief, since it had been a long pregnancy & Jacki was sick a lot.  A flood of gratitude rushed over me and I cried like a baby … THANKING  THE  LORD as I rushed out of the house.  The only photos I have are on my cell phone, so I can’t share 😦   just yet.

I just put new photos on Facebook from this past weekend. My brother Brandon, his wife, niece & in-laws were vacationing in Orlando last week. They spent Brandon’s birthday at Disney and the rest of the week visiting all the parks.  Jerry, Ryley, and I went down on Friday, hung out, had dinner at the Polynesian Resort, spent the night, had breakfast with some Disney characters, then we took Brandon & Ashley to the airport.

At breakfast, Ryley was very excited to get to meet Mickey. Unfortunately, Stitch came to our table first. . . . . .

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Stitch trying to greet Ryley

Ryley let out a blood curdling scream when Stitch tried to say Hi to her (which I DIDN’T get any photos of, because she needed comforting). Ryley flew out of her chair so fast that she left her shoe behind!  She had never seen him before, was terrified of him, and cried hysterically.

Lilo came over and fussed at Stitch for scaring Ryley.   

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Then, Mickey came over and covered his ears trying to make Ryley laugh.  She wasn’t having any part of him either though.  This was the best we could do for a photo of Ryley with Mickey….

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Notice she only has on ONE shoe??!!! I can relate…I’m that way with spiders

On Sunday, I took Ryley to Blockbuster, found Lilo & Stitch, and she rented it.  Now Ryley LOVES these photos  and loves to tell the story.

To see more fun photos from our trip, click on this link  to my Facebook page.

Gotta get to bed. . . . . HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!

love & blessings, my-signature-75dpiweb   xoxo

horsin’ around

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 This weekend, I spent some mother & daughter time with Ryley on a ranch.  A little known fact about me – I LOVE HORSES!!!  Ryley likes them too, but has never been around that many horses at one time.

 

We went to photograph our friend Ashley, the daughter of Ryley’s child care provider Stephanie. Ashley spends most of her free time at this ranch. I’ve been wanting to see her ride for ages, so I finally made time this weekend. Her horse’s name is Bucky, she’s been riding him for a long time, and he LOVES her. He follows Ashley without her having to hold the reigns!

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ISN”T  THAT  AWESOME!!?? 

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This one looks cool full size. Your eyes get drawn into this rugged all the movement with the hooves and dirt flying, then you notice at the top that the riders are wearing  ‘pink’  t-shirts! 

  

 

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Ryley’s first experience with stinging nettles (sp?)… at first I thought she got stung by a bee!  Poor little thing.     Miss Stephanie to the rescue

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Didn’t take long to forget about the sting!

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Ryley loves Ashley

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You don’t see this every day…

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They say you’re not supposed to mix b&w  with  sepia,  but I like to…    looks MUCH better full size

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Ashley has beautiful eye color!

 

Ended the trip with a shot of this cute little fella who was wishing he was a little taller

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Well, how’s that for catching up on posting photos???    Have a great week!

Love & Blessings,my-signature-75dpiwebxoxo

PS ~ IF YOU ARE AN EMAIL SUBSCRIBER, THIS  IS ONE OF THE NEW LOOKS I’M PLAYING WITH… Click on the link for my BLOG to see it on the web…

 

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This is what it looked like before I changed it…

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 Dark version…

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Baby’s First!

Yesterday evening, I photographed the Perry family (Cathy Perry Ministries)for the first time since Isabella was born 5 months ago (see my Precious Perry post in my April archives). As I was setting up, I asked Cathy if Isabella was sitting up by herself yet. She said that she could a little bit, but usually flopped over. She wasn’t sitting up all by herself yet…. 

Well look what Isabella did for the FIRST time, DURING our session!!!!  We were so excited … especially me to be able to be right there, not only being a part of that special milestone, but also able to photograph it for Trey & Cathy!

I just had to post a couple of images this morning

to make their day 🙂

 Love & Blessings,

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Quick Hello

Thought I’d come out from under my mushroom and send out a quick post!  It’s been an extremely busy month (but lots of fun photog. assignments), so I haven’t had time for blogging.  One of my projects this months has been a portrait session for a gentleman retiring after 30 years of service with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.  Congratulations Mike!

This one’s going out on their Christmas cards:

 

Decided to get a little creative and see how it would look with his badge in the background…

 

Another was a family portrait session at the beach. Rock and Sharon will soon be celebrating 30 years of marriage! They do NOT look old enough for that to me! Their daughters got the family together for a fun portrait session at the beach. Here they are with their adorable grandkids.

Congratulations Rock & Sharon! May you be blessed with many more years together 🙂

 

Love & Blessings,

an awesome article about angie…

I forgot to include this article in The St. Augustine Record (or click here) that Angie had hanging on the wall in her exhibit (see previous blog entry).

The trip to Niagara Falls she refers to was with me. When Ryley was only 4 weeks old, Angie went with me to help me on the plane trip so my family could meet Ryley for the first time. She was a huge blessing, because I had no idea what I was doing!  I remember her taking that photograph while we were there! I thought that was pretty neat. Also, the little angel she refers to was my niece Makaila who is also the image on my blog banner & business card that you all are so familiar with. It’s fun when you get to see how your life can have an impact on someone else!! God is good 🙂 

Love & blessings,