Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas this year. We have been very blessed to have two great families that love us and we love them! We got to spend the morning with the Carter's and the afternoon with the Parker's. Because of the snow, we missed out on our Aunt Billie and Uncle Elmer who live pretty far out. We missed all of their laughs because Aunt Billie is so funny! We also missed their daughter Sharon and her husband Alen becasue she is still in the hospital. Please continue to keep her in your prayers. We missed you guys!

In spite of the absences, we still had a pretty good time! Here are some photos from this years Christmas. Enjoy!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Baby Sitting Adventures. . .

Hello everyone!!

So last night, my sister had a Christmas Party to go to. . and so did mom. . . so for the first time ever I got to baby sit BOTH Kaitlyn and Averee. Usually I just hang out with Kaitlyn cause she's old enough to be my little buddy. Averee was always the baby and mom got to watch her. ;-) Although I am capable, I do not prefer diaper changes. ha ha ha. So finally it was my turn with both. Averee, who Kaitlyn calls "the monster" is going through her terrible two's. But despite all of that, we had a really fun time and didn't even have any problems! Besides the random "mine!!" and "sissy did it" being yelled. We tried playing dress up and taking pictures and here are the results!

Kaitlyn trying to assist Averee the "model"
*note: Averee gouging Kaitlyn's eye in the process!!

Worn out. . .

Ashlie & Taylor

Good afternoon!

Here are some shots of two beautiful ladies I found at church in need of Christmas Card photos! Aren't they stunning? :-) Ashlie sings in our choir at St. James and has been blessed with the most beautiful musical gift of singing. Thanks Ashlie for serving God with your gift, it has truly been a blessing to me! Enjoy your preview!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hannah Grace Crumby

Our prayers and thoughts go out today to the Crumby Family as they have lost their 4 year old daughter, Hannah Grace. Hannah was very near and dear to us, and grew up in the church nursery with my niece Kaitlyn. They were born pretty close together and spent their entire lives together growing up.

How soon we forget how precious life is to us. May we always be reminded that no matter what we are going through, how we hate our jobs, or lack thereof, or get frustrated at our situations, we should always be thankful we have our health and our families. Some do not. Praise God for his comfort and grace and that we can all now celebrate that Hannah is no longer suffering, but is happy, healthy and free in heaven.

In rememberence of Hannah, I have posted some of the few photos I have gathered of her and Kaitlyn over the years. Just click on the picture below to view the album.

Please pray that God will send peace and comfort to the Crumby family.

This is the link to her site that the hospital has set up for her through private donations. If you would like to see this site, or donate to help some of their expenses please create a log in and sign in.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Got Cards?

Got Christmas Cards yet? How about family photos to go on those cards? There is still time! Just let me know if you are interested in a photo session and we can get you taken care of, and fast. :-) If you would like to see more amazing sample cards just click on one of the sample cards below.



Saturday, November 28, 2009

Morgan & Najja

What a beautiful Saturday!!

We took advantage of the beautiful weather today and did a family photo shoot with Najja & Morgan. What an energetic and fun couple!! We had a blast! Even Duke (the dog) had fun running around the field :-) Thanks guys for sharing time with us and hope you enjoy the picture preview!

Michelle & Nathan

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mount Magazine

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday. . . even though it's freezing outside!! Well, this weekend Nathan and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary!! We decided to celebrate by visiting Mt. Magazine State Park. It is our goal to visit every state park in Arkansas because after all, Arkansas is a very beautiful state. I think sometimes people forget that. Once we arrived at the new Lodge that was just opened in 2006, we walked in and were completely awe struck by the huge wall of windows displaying the most beautiful view I think I have ever seen in Arkansas. The lodge is amazing! We felt like we were in Colorado, not Arkansas. If you haven't gone yet, you must!
We hiked to the summit which is the highest point in Arkansas at 2,753. There is a pretty neat monument made of stone in the shape of Arkansas. After that we went on the Bear Hollow trail until Nathan's recently sprained ankle had enough. (thanks for hangin in there nate for me!) On the way home, we decided to take an alternate route and go see the Blue Mountain Lake that we had seen in our view atop Mt. Magazine. So glad we did!! It is a beautiful secluded lake with huge pine trees and spectacular views. Here are a few photos for you, and if you are interested in purchasing any or just looking click here. Thanks for looking, and feel free to comment on any photos you may like (or not like)!

Blue Mountain Lake Boat Dock Area

Blue Mountain Lake viewing Moss Back Ridge

A View of Blue Mountain Lake From Mount Magazine

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Cards are now Here!

Christmas cards are now available! Feel free to browse the templates by clicking on the sample cards below.

*Christmas cards come in standard 4x8 sizes and folded 5x7 sizes.

*They come in 3 finishes:

-lustre (which is shiny like glossy,
but fingerprint resistant like matte)

If you are interested in ordering cards, just e-mail me at, send me the photos you would like included. Or if you don't have any, schedule a photo session with me :-D. Include in your e-mail the text you would like on the card and I will make it and send you a proof. Then, you can order them directly from my site!

Happy Browsing!
(click photo cards to see entire gallery)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas Cards!

Hello everyone!

For those of you who may not know, Christmas is just around the corner and you know what that means. . . Christmas Cards!! Just a reminder, if you would like to get your family photos done before Christmas so that you can have photo cards to hand out, just let me know! It would be great to take advantage of this warm weather we are having and sign up for some outdoor photo shoots!

Also new this year, I will be offering 4x8 Christmas Cards and envelopes for purchase. Next week I will show off some of the new templates I have been working on for you to choose from. They can be ordered in quantities of 20, 50 or 100. Prices will follow. You may contact me at my e-mail, or you may call me at 479-799-1333. Thanks!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Amaya Family Photos

This week I had the opportunity to take some family pictures of the most kind hearted family you will ever meet. Dina and Gilbert are old friends of mine and their kids are so creative and smart! And you can't find a more photogenic family either! Always great smiles and laughter. Well, we were looking for fall colors and we got lucky and found a few trees that still had some leaves on them! Enjoy your preview, and click here to see your entire album. :-)