Do you ever play around with your pictures and then it happens?
You know, when you finally found the right elements that make the picture pop!
I was playing with this picture, you know the one right above, yesterday and I finally
got it right how I wanted it.

I love the yellow and green tones in it. I especially like the water and how it looks like it's pouring on him, which it was.
I just love it!

What do you think?



I feel like I've been neglecting my blog. I probably feel this way, well, because I have. Not on purpose though; I've just been busy, busy, busy.

Avery and I are in the process of moving. Yes, moving. Not a situation I'm going to talk about here, but for those who personally know me, you know this has been a very difficult time.

Since I've been moving, I've also been going through all my stuff. When I say all my stuff, I mean, ALL.MY.STUFF. It's crazy how much you hang on to. I used to be on the verge of hoarding a lot of stuff, then I finally realized there is no point! So bags and bags of stuff are being packed up and ready to go sell at the local flea market.

I also started Jazzercise. WOW! What an amazing way to exercise. I feel so much better the days I go. Every instructor I've had has been amazing. The upbeat environment, encouragement, and the overall attitude of everyone there simply amazes me! I've never looked forward to exercise, until now!

I'm also selling Thirty-One. I have a party next week and two in October. I love selling Thirty-One. It's so easy to sell; the products sell themselves. It is still taking me time to get used to all the ends and outs of this company, but now, I've gotten most everything organized and am ready to crank this business up!

School starts back soon. Whew, there goes all my free time; not that I had any free time before. I'm excited to start this quarter and get back in the swing of things. I feel like I've been in school forever. Please keep me in your prayers this quarter.

Avery and I, aside from being super busy, are doing well. We have so much fun together, as mother and son. I think this two year old is the funniest person I know. He is always up to something and is always making my days interesting!

I promise to have pictures up soon.


Labor Day Weekend Recap

We had an awesome Labor day weekend. It was most certainly a bittersweet one, but wonderful nonetheless. We spent Friday night, at home, relaxing. I do not know about you, but sometimes it is just plain nice to do absolutely.nothing.

Saturday morning Avery was wide eyed and bushy tailed and was ready to play. His Paw-Paw was cutting grass and of course that's where he wanted to be as well. So Avery and I spent most of the early morning outdoors. Avery has a John Deere tractor that he LOVES to ride on. He enjoys following his Paw-Paw as he cuts the grass. A precious sight to watch! It was a beautiful morning and I could not help but break out my camera and try to get some good shots. I got quite a few that I believe I'm going to enlarge and frame for my dad's office. He's a landscaper and I thought it would be so sweet to have pictures of Avery on his tractor in his office. He currently has an old water painting I did back in grade school, I'm thinking it's time for an upgrade.

Saturday afternoon we went to my sister's boyfriends going away party. Mason left for the Army last night. We are so very proud of him and were so glad we could celebrate this time with him. The party was at his grandmothers up in the mountains and the weather couldn't have been nicer. Avery had a blast in the pool and I enjoyed the fellowship with others. It was most certainly a bittersweet day. We all miss him so much already, but couldn't be more proud of his decision!

Avery and I took off to my cousins house after the going away party. We don't see her much since she moved off, but we had a lot of fun! Emma, my cousin Amanda's little girl, and Avery played so well together. We cranked up the iTunes and let the kids dance and dance. On Sunday we went to their neighborhood pool and had a wonderful time. My child has no fear of water. A bit scary, but I'm glad he doesn't scream at the sight of water. We strapped on his floaties and he took off. Jumping off the diving board was the highlight of his day, I do believe. Like I said, no fear.

On Monday, we headed to a mall in Amanda's area. I've got a girls night out next Saturday and so I was trying to find a cute outfit that didn't scream "I'm a Mama". I found a nice pair of jeans on sale (50% off!) and a cute top that is cute and classy.

I haven't finished uploading our zabillion pictures from the weekend. However, I'll leave you with this little preview...



I have officially signed up and paid for 12 months of Jazzercise. I'm sick of being fat, I'm sick of being tired all the time, and I'm sick of feeling sorry for myself for letting my body get so out of shape. No more complaining from this gal, I'm going into this "operation lose the baby fat" full swinging! I'm really excited and pumped about this!!!

If you are interested in Jazzercise, check out http://jazzercise.com/ for a class near you!!!