Saturday, September 21, 2013

It's been a while.

Wow! Updating this makes me feel like I'm dusting spiderwebs off of my laptop to blog! I haven't updated here in well over a year! A lot of things have changed: I've switched jobs and went back to my old job at a local grocery store. Sean changed jobs a few times and is currently at a Landscaping job. Callie turned 1, Addison turned 2, and Gunner turned 4! I'm now the mom of 3 kids who can walk and (somewhat) talk! It's pretty intense. I've changed college majors, gotten a new car, my mom had a mini stroke (but she is doing alright now). My grandma had a heart attack, My sister had a major man change in her life.. just SO MANY THINGS. One of my cousins who I was so super close to growing up, who also just recently moved back home, got married and I did the photos for his wedding. It's just amazing to look at the BIG things that happen in a year. What about all those little things? First teeth, a baby that crawled who now walks... that very first birthday that never comes again, and all those times I wish I would've gotten better pictures but I am too lazy to pull out my DSLR all that much anymore. Poor d90 has been abandoned a lot in a year! I am, however, going to be doing Fall Mini sessions at some point next month... and I've reached over 5,000+ pictures on Instagram - which is like, seriously -- the best app ever. If you don't have one, c'mon now.. it's 2013. You totally should.

Anyway, I will leave you with some pictures of my kiddos. If you happen to stop by here, feel free to leave a comment. I think I'm gonna dust this place off a little and sparkle it up some! I've missed my thirty {teensy} toes. ♥


Gunner playing in the sandbox at the park.


Callie wasn't too happy after waking up from a nap.


Addy is a whole lot sweeter than she appears sometimes! ;)


My cousin Justin and his new bride, Ashley.


And again! I hope you two have a long, happy life together. ♥

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Recipe: Homemade Lasagna


Homemade Lasagna


Ingredients:
Lasagna noodles
1lb. hamburger meat
Spaghetti Sauce of choice
Different kinds of shredded cheese (I use Mozzerella, Cheddar, and Colby/Jack, along with sprinkle Parmesan cheese)

Brown your hamburger meat and boil your lasagna noodles. Pour your sauce into a large bowl and mix with browned hamburger meat. In your pan, layer noodles. I use scissors to trim mine to whatever size of pan I use that time (sometimes I make smaller pans, other times I make larger ones -- which obviously requires more or less noodles). I usually average using between 6-9 noodles (depending on size). Line noodles up in pan going the same direction. Apply a layer of meat/sauce, then sprinkle on a layer of each kind of cheese (parmasan too). Then I layer the noodles the opposite direction of what I layered the first set. Layer of meat sauce and cheese, then if my pan is deep enough I keep doing this until there is no more room. This time, I only had room for 2 layers of noodles.. but anyway. At the top, I add a little more cheese than I normally would and bake on 350° for about 20 minutes or until the cheese melts and is brown on top.
*Garlic bread is always a delicious side to go with and my kids love this! Enjoy!

ABC's of me!

The ABC’s of Me:
A. Age: Twenty-three.

B. Bed size: Queen, but I want a California King!

C. Chore you dislike: Putting away laundry.

D. Dogs: Snowball ♥

E. Essential start to your day: When Callie wakes up for a bottle. That is, unless Addison beats her to it and climbs out of bed and starts romping the house -- then I'm up for the day!

F. Favorite colors: Blue

G. Gold or silver: Silver

H. Height: 5'4"

I. Instruments you play(ed): None.

J. Job title: Mom, wife, photographer, dietary cook/aide/dishwasher/buffet server, and hopefully after I finish school, I'll be a Certified Surgical Technologist! Unless I change my program before that time comes ;)

K. Kids: I have three! Gunner, who is 3. Addison is 1 and Callie is 2 months old. And yes, we are finished expanding our corner of the Earth! Lol

L. Live: (Western) Kentucky

M. Mom’s name: Pamela

N. Nicknames: Sis, Rocka, Karadid, Sissy

O. Overnight hospital stays: Just when I had my kids (or when I was in the hospital during pregnancy due to dehydration or complications)

P. Pet peeves: Correct usage of words: their, there & they're! And to, two, & too..

Q. Quote from a movie: "You're Joe Meteorite and I'm Joe Dirt!" ~Joe Dirt (my sister and I can quote this whole movie word for word, lol)

R. Righty or lefty: Righty.

S. Siblings: 1, Kaysie who is 17.

T. Time you wake up: Whenever my kids do, unless I have to be up for an appointment, class, or something else.

U. Underwear: Underwear.. yeah I need to purchase some new underwear!

V. Vegetables you don’t like: I hate anything green, tomatoes, squash.. or pretty much I hate anything except potatoes, carrots and corn.

W. What makes you run late: SEAN! He is the world's worst about making a person late. You can tell that man a deadline 2483948 times and he will still either make you there A MINUTE BEFORE (where you're stressing really bad because you might be late), or you will be late. End of story.

X. X-rays you’ve had: When I was a kid, I fell off a trampoline and I know I had to have x-rays of my neck, back/spine and so on. I've never broken anything before, though.

Y. Yummy food you make: Lasagna, cookies.. I'm a fan of just about anything I cook!

Z. Zoo animal you like: Elephants!

Summer Mini Sessions

A few shots from my mini sessions that I hosted not this past, but the last weekend!






Blake, an adorable little boy I've had the pleasure of capturing ever since he was 2 months old.


My little sister, Kaysie, and her boyfriend.








Kenzlei and Kaijain, an adorable sibling session!










Baby Wyatt! :) (One of my best friends, Leah's little boy)














Sarah + Kord, a couple I've shot with once before who are so photogenic and up for anything!


I had a blast and I hope they all did too. Not to mention, for my location, I was pretty pleased with the outcome of the images!