The other day, I was asked if I was ready to be done with “Summer Vacation”.

I was puzzled. I did not realize we had been on Summer Vacation.

We had made a very difficult decision to send my older 3 to school.

To a public school. I am scared out of my mind.

I also know, that I am not ready for this to be happening. I hate being away from my children. But as of late, I am ALWAYS away from them.

With my job, I do not see them all day like I used to, or even want to.

With my older 3 going to school, I will only see them in the AM.

I’m not looking forward to that at all.

I never view my children as a burden, I never view them as if I don’t want them around.

I get tired of hearing from other Mama’s that they can not wait till their children are back in school so they can have a break.

A break from what? A Blessing?

I am so going to miss them.

Children are such a blessing! God even calls them that!

How can anyone view children as not?

I would love to be a SAHM mom again! But that is not in this momma’s future, at the moment. But I know God has a plan and I know Him will enough, that I never know what he is going to do LOL….

I am just happy to be able to spend the time I do with them and I try to make the most of it!

I make them get their pictures done so I can view them on my computer HAHA!

This past week, we were at Letchworth State Park. I LOVE IT there!!!!! I love to see the river gorge and see the marvelous work God has done!

The leaves were starting to change some.

I know it’s early

But it was only a tree or 2 here or there.. But I look forward to going back there this fall.

I love seeing the splendor of the colors God paints everywhere! He has such an amazing palette of paints!

Ok, so I am outa here again for who knows how long. Hope to get back here again soon!


Best Friends

Have you ever had that one bestie?

The one you could call, night or day?

It did not matter if it was the call was about something wrong, or something good.

Ladies, I am not talking about husbands here. They should be your best friend.

I am talking about the girl friends.

I have one, though we are both so darn busy these days, we go weeks without talking.

I actually have 2 or maybe 3. Though, I could not call in the middle of the night.

I am glad I have a friend named Jesus.

I can call on him day or night.

His word is always available to me.

His ear is always listening to hear what I have to say. He is quick to love me and he is quick to discipline me when I need it.

Let me tell you, I need it often!

What a Friend We Have in Jesus!

1. What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

2. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

3. Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In his arms he’ll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.

Be Right Back

I am working on a MAJOR hour work week, and it is going to be that way for a long time to come. I need to figure out shoots etc, I wont know more till Monday. I have done one shoot since my last post. I have worked uhm…. mega hours, I am WHOOPED.

I will be back, right back, soon….


If you know me, you know that family is one of THE most important things to me.

So, over the weekend, our family expanded.

Nope, not pregnant.

Why does everyone assume things?


It expanded. By lots.

It is exciting and scary to meet new people. But, when they are just like the family you already knew….

And, was it me, or did it seem like we have known each other for years?

I mean have spent time with each other for years!

These people are from Jamie’s deceased moms side of the family.

Some family crap years ago made them apart.

NO MORE FAMILY crap ya’ll…

ok so there was a small fight at the get together, but it was minor compared to the fun time we had!

The kids got some new cousins! Casey was just excited there was another girl her age….

Some new funny cousins were had,

One of them even had a icky great Nikon something.

So, they have not seen each other in 30 years or there abouts, Some are even too young to have been to the last…

Some tried to hide from the camera, some just gave in….

Isn’t she a doll?

I would not call these dudes dolls….

All in all, it was a fun time and a great time! I hope and pray we will get together more often then once every 20-30 years…..