10.31.2008

Happy Halloween

I am at work today... but it's kinda slow. I did sell some very cute costumes to so some sweet k-9 clients earlier... an army man, a hippie, and i think the other was a ghost! Anyways... I was going to post some pictures of the pumpkin Ryan and I carved.. but... we ended up eating pizza and watching football. Not so much carving a pumpkin... oh well. Maybe next year! We always get to fighting anyways when we carve pumpkins because we want to be perfectionist... anyways enough with that. I will try to find the one we carved last year.. the Alabama Crimson Tide seal... it took forever.. but it turned out pretty good... I am going to a Halloween party tonight as an Alabama football player... can't wait!! ...but Happy Halloween!

Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.
A good friend left this note on my desk this morning... Just a thought for today:)

10.29.2008

this little light of mine...














This little light of mine...
I'm gonna let it shine...
This little light of mine...
I'm gonna let it shine...
Let it shine...
Let it shine...
Let it shine....

Hide it under a bushel? No!
I'm gonna let it shine...
Let it shine...
Let it shine...
Let it shine...

As soon as I developed this picture in the darkroom a few days ago, that song popped in my head! I remember singing it all the time when I was younger. It makes you smile.. and remember being carefree and little :)

My new favorite song...

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
"I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And do I drew in a new face and I laughed
I guess is what I'm saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue
I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm yours
Our time is short
This is our fate
I'm yours..."

This is quite possibly the greatest song ... ever. 
Or that's how i feel about it...
It just makes you smile and sway side to side... 
It usually takes me a minute to fall in love with a new song... 
especially if it's not like gangsta rap.
( I will admit... I have a obsession with rap music...)
But I love it... I officially believe in love at first listen ??? idk. :) 

10.28.2008

crowded desktops... not cool!


Well... I just spent the last hour cleaning off my 
desktop (on my computer)! I did not know one could have so many random objects and files and pictures and unfinished projects on their desktop! I would drag files to the trash only to find 7 more files under that one! Craziness... anyways I found some 
interesting things I had forgotten about... 



















This image is one that I took a few months ago. I had originally planned on doing a series. I was going to frame them and give them to Susie for mother's day... but I got side tracked and would forget to go take a picture... i am slightly scattered brained at times.. So I ended up with a few good shots but this one was my favorite. There was actually a bird and 3 eggs in the nest. She had the nest all stuffed down in there. It was kinda like an obstacle course. (maybe thats why they left..) But I like this shot not showing you all that.. that way you can decide for yourself what is going on. 
Is there a bird? 
Does she have eggs? 
What happened to them? 
It's kinda fun to guess. 








Work... work... work...

So i went to work this morning... I was excited about getting off at 1:00... Then my boss remembered that our ad deadlines were coming up. So I decided I would go home and start to work on the Christmas ads for the animal clinics. ( For those of you don't know I design the ads for Chelsea and Mt. Laurel Pet Clinics... this will all make more sense now....) Then my boss informs me that there is still time for us to make the Fall deadline.... TOMORROW!!! I was like whoa... i can try... no promises! But anyways I finished them... I have to turn them into my boss for review tonight at 6:00. I just figured I would share what I have so far with yall! 

10.27.2008

everyone i know is asleep... seriously.

Hello everyone! It's been a couple of days since my last blog session... This week is going so slow... and it's only Monday! I so tired and thinking about the stuff I have left to do makes me even more tired! Then on top of all the stuff I need to do, I realized it's almost Christmas! Can you believe it! That means all sorts of more things... we wont go there....I am so exciting about graduating! College is going to be the death of me! However... I am doing very well this semester. I do not think I have ever been so focused on school in my life... I think it is because I hate it so much that I want to make sure I do not ever have to return after May 9, 2009. OH HURRY May 9, 2009... PLEASE!!! :) Anyways.. I was just going to stop by and blog for a second before I dozed off... which I needed to do a hot minute ago! 

Something has been laying on my heart for the past few hours and I just couldn't sleep until I said it (or typed it out rather... everyone i know is already asleep....) but...
I heard the voice of an old friend today and it brought back so many memories of times we once shared together. She used to be normal. She used work 40 hours a week, clean her house, cook for her husband, get really excited over holidays (even the stupid ones that don't really count), and thought me and my little brother were the greatest two kids that ever lived. She always thought that, even after we grew up and became little hell-yans! :) Then she took a turn for the worse. She stopped caring. Not just about her husband, her family, her friends, her dogs, but for herself. She turned to drugs to fix problems that no one on the Earth can fix. God was the only thing she could have turned to for help but she turned to drugs and alcohol instead. Eventually her ways caught up with and off she went to prison.

She was recently released from prison. She has a new, fresh start. Pray that she will stay
clean and have God in her life. Pray that He will guide her through the days and keep her from drugs and alcohol. Pray that she will be ok. 

Pray that the obstacles that she faced that led her to drugs and alcohol will no longer be burdens on her life. Pray that she will move on. Her mother is Heaven looking down, I am sure, praying for her everyday. As does my mother that is here on Earth praying everyday. It hurts both of them, as well as countless other people to see how she has changed. Knowing the kind, sweet person she once was that turned to drugs and alcohol for an escape. 

There have been more times than I like to admit that I just wished she would go away and never come back. It seemed like forever when all she did was bring pain and hurt to the people that cared about her. But I do love her and know she is a kind hearted person that wants to do right deep in her heart. She just needs guidance from the Lord. He is the only one that can truly save her.

She can't do it alone. She needs prayer and help from the Lord above.
Please pray for her. 

This has been prying at me all evening and I just wanted to share this with someone. 
Thanks for listening :)

10.24.2008

Random fun...very random.

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So... At work yesterday my friend Jayme was like we should start rollerblading. I was like.. uhh ok. That was random. Then she told me that she actually had rollerblades in her truck. She decided on lunch we were going to go get me some too. She says its a great way to get your legs toned and all fit and stuff... so I was like sure whatever. So we get back from Academy and attempt to rollerblade. Note:  I have not rollerbladed or skated or anything of that nature in years... many years. However I think it's something you don't easily forget how to do. Before I knew it I was skating backwards and jumping! Haha....We had so much fun! It's the most random lunch break I have ever had. I had to share this with yall because I mean seriously think about it... who else would rollerblade on their lunch break... in the clinic....around the treatments tables... for 45 minutes? Haha... it's fun being random. :) 

10.23.2008

Can't sleep... so I blog! :)

It's been a hot minute since my last blog session! Oops... I told yall I was going to try and stay faithful to this! I could not sleep because I was thinking about random things and how I do not want to go to work tomorrow. And how sometimes people just do what they want to do, even if they know they should be doing something else. (Just ignore me... I am venting about my life now.) Anyways I am not going to go on with all that jazz... so... I just thought I would share some more photo shots with yall. I hope you enjoy!













This shot was taken in Pell City at my friend Jayme's house. Her husband parked the tractor in the front yard for some reason and I decided to take some shots of it while her little girl got over the fact that I was going to take her picture. I really like tractors... I always have for some unknown reason. I carried a blue tractor around with me when i was little like most girls carry a doll around... not me. I had a tractor.  :)






This is the shot I was waiting for while I randomly took tractor shots. One day Jayme looked outside and realized that her little girl and her dog were sitting on the step (just like they are in the picture) and were just gazing out like they were posing. She meant she was going to snap a quick picture of this. She did... how she got them to sit still was beyond me, but she did it! Then she wanted me to come take some pictures so they could be on black and white and all that cool stuff. It took forever to get the 2 year old little girl and the 3 years old dog to sit still. Needless to say, the dog was a much better participant! 






This is the church that Jayme's grandfather founded a really long time ago. She wanted me take some pictures so she can give a shot to her grandmother for Christmas. The church is really old and pretty. It's small but it has a lot of character. It is made almost entirely of heart pine and is still mostly original. I love old buildings and antiques! Anything old with paint chippin' off of it is amazing to me! 

10.17.2008

Hi... :)

Hello everyone! I going to attempt this blogging thing... It seems fun and stress relieving. And unlike facebook and myspace, it's more personal and really shows who you are. Less dramatic too. Anyways enough with that... I need to be asleep right now. I have had midterms all week. I took my last exam this morning at JSCC in Tarrant! It took forever to get there and when I did finally get there, the exam was not what I expected or studied for! I stayed up until 4:00 his morning preparing for it too.


This week has been really stressful. I cannot wait to graduate college. It' starting to become annoying. I had to turn in a portfolio for my photography class on Wednesday. I am going to post some of my favorite shots from this semester. I really enjoy this part of college. Photography is very interesting to me. I guess you could say I have finally found something that does not get old after thirty minutes! I remember taking the first role. I took an entire role of Mattson and Payson. I went to class the next day and developed and printed my first true black and white photograph. After this... I truly fell in love with black and white photography. I mean I have nothing against color.. but black and white is more magically! I enjoy taking pictures of family and friends. I love a good outdoor shot or anything old with rust on it. Ryan gets his picture taken a lot. I am glad he likes having his picture taken because he is having it taken all the time now! :)


I took this shot when he was not paying me any attention. I was trying to get his attention and then I realized what a great shot that was... even if he had no idea what was going on. That ended up being my favorite part about the image. Oh... and the random boot that is in the bottom left corner. I did not even know it was there until after I developed the film! :)


I am currently working on a series of shots of the cotton gin in Vincent. I want to get some shots from the inside... currently they have they place on lock down. Maybe one day I will be able to venture inside.. they should leave the doors unlocked like they used to... :)
stay tuned for more.... :)