Monday, September 20, 2010

Sad Day.

Our favorite chicken died a last week. We got our first two eggs and the next day Henrietta was dead. I don't know if they were her eggs, but we haven't had an egg since. Henrietta was the only chicken that liked us! When we let the chickens out she would just waddle on up to the back porch wanting to come in and hang out. She would let Tate just pick her up and tote her around under his arm. He'd have a chicken under one arm and a kitty under the other. It was so cute. I'm sad to see her go, now we're down to 4 chickens and still no eggs. They are just over 6 months old now so we should be seeing some production anytime now.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I grew up just two states away and yet I had never been to California until this weekend. I had the awesome opportunity to fly out to California to photograph the wedding of my friend Melissa Melissa Borland. It was a beautiful sealing at the San Diego temple. After the temple we went to the beach to take some bridal shots. Then we traveled an hour and a half north to the L.A. area for the reception. It was an exhausting but wonderful day. I'm so happy for Melissa and Brandon!

Of course I couldn't miss the opportunity to do something "California". First stop...In n Out burger. I've always wanted to try it and I was afraid all the hype would let me down. No let down here, it was soooo good. I did it double, double, animal style. I'm drooling just thinking about it. Oh did I mention the fries?! Oh, the fries!!!!

The next must do in California of course is Disneyland. Of course since I've never been to California that means I've never been to Disneyland either. I probably went on the worst possible day, Labor Day. It was crazy busy but that didn't stop me from having a GREAT time. I was there for 11 hours all by myself. I didn't have to negotiate with anyone or chase little ones around. I just did whatever I wanted. Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Captain Eo, Jungle Cruise, I may have ventured up Tarzan's tree house and of course tons more. My absolute favorite ride was Space Mountain. I would have ridden it over and over had the line been shorter than an hour wait. That ride just blew my mind and made my day!

Last thing I HAD to do was eat some Carne Asada. Oh man, It was heavenly! Thanks for taking me to lunch Sue!!!

I had to share my California black eye with you too. The night that I flew in I was getting into the rental car and totally cracked myself in the face with the top corner of the door. It hurt, but not that bad and I just got a little red cut under my eye. No big deal until I woke up the next morning ready to shoot a wedding with a nasty black eye. So I still have it and I can't go anywhere without being stared at. I'm pretty sure everyone looking at me thinks I'm either a battered women or I got in a bar fight!

1st Day of School

Today's Qoute:

If there were no schools to take the children
away from home part of the time,
the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
~Edgar W. Howe

The kids (and I) were so excited to finally start school today. All their friends in other school districts started last week. Our Georgia friends started last month. Taylor is in 7th grade this year and that means...dun, dun, dun...Junior High. She loved it and said she was even helping other kids open their lockers. Her bus comes to pick her up at 6:15am and I think that's crazy early so Alan is going to take her. On the other hand, the boys don't have to be in class until 9:30am. Love that! Tanner is in 5th grade this year and has a man teacher. That's a first for us. Tate is in 1st grade (thank goodness for all day school). He has informed me that his teacher is mean and he wasn't a very good boy, but he doesn't wanna talk about it. I think we're in for an interesting year! Lula and I had a great day together!