Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving in Louisiana


I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving break. After trying to play catch up on several hundred things around home we made a fast break to Louisiana. Of course I brought my camera. And of COURSE I’m going to share a few shots… I think I may blow these up a little and print them in black and white for the house. They remind me of home.


This bayou runs right in front of my parents home. I’ve never seen so little water in it. I love the color of the cypress trees in the Fall.

And this is just a random shot from their drive way. I thought the light coming through the trees was too pretty to pass up.

Trees at moms

This Thanksgiving? I was thankful for a few days to slow down.

How was your holiday?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Weird Awkward Spooky Halloween

Sunday. All Hallow’s Eve. And I heard The Nutcracker Suite.  9 had rehearsals at 12:30 and all I saw was Halloween socks over pink tights while hearing Nutcracker music.


As the evening progressed we finally caved into letting the girls get dressed. Did your kids wake up thinking they could don those costumes at 8am?

Abby close up      Jillian

They really were cute. Even if 6 said “I’m going to be a black cat and Abby’s my witch”… said in the butIreallymeanbitch way.

We had a chili party on the street behind us… because OUR street is too lame to participate.


6’s sweet little crush and his baby sister… children of the host. I couldn’t resist putting their pics up… That Ally cat is just too cute.

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Want to know why I brought my camera? Not to get pictures, I assure you. By taking my camera everywhere I go it allows me to sit on the outskirts of the action. I HATE parties like this… where everyone else seems to know each other and each other’s children’s names and birthdays and social security numbers.



I left early to set up my table. I sit and pass out candy while Hubs takes the girls around the neighborhood. I get to dress like a witch, have a few glasses of wine, and scare the neighborhood kids with my spiders and tablescape lab jars :-)


Lot’s of spiders, fun Harry Potter and Pan’s Labyrinth music, and candles… lots of candles… which was really cool…

Until someone told their kid to come look at the “alter”… I kid you not. Alter.

Pffftt… Texas…


Sweet Shot Day

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sugar Shock

It’s the day after Halloween… and bleck… do I ever regret having Snickers for dinner last night.

Here’s a shot of my little witch with her black cat :-)

Girls together on Halloween

I’m so glad I’ve been playing with my camera and following along with Darcy’s 31 Days to a better Photo posts. My pics are already getting to be loads better!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Things are beginning to get a little creepy around here…

 skull copy


table scape copy

We’re nearly ready for our visitors tonight… Are you?

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!