Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring has SPRUNG! (Or, is springing.)

Crazy busy weekend! Friday night, I shot my first wedding SOLO. I have done several as a second shooter, but this was my first one alone. Here are a few of my favorites...

Saturday, I participated with a ministry in a local outreach in downtown Brunswick. We put on a "Block Party" for the kids on Norwich Street. We did some arts and crafts, ate lunch, played and prayed. It was a blessing for all of us to have the chance to do that. Here are a few pictures from that. 

 Saturday evening, some friends had a Low Country Boil, which was tons of fun. The weather has been perfect for socializing and playing outside! Finally, on Sunday- we had a great day at the park. Grayson and his Granddaddy wore each other out!

And a couple videos for kicks...

Still trying to find a job! That's all folks. Happy Monday!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hot off the Press

First off, I got really sick with a stomach virus on Wednesday night and had to reschedule my final interview that I had planned for Thursday. All day Thursday I was SO sick. Friday, I woke up feeling well but by yesterday afternoon, I had a stiff neck, sore throat and fever. Today I feel like absolute death. I really don't understand my lack of immunity! This is the 4th time I have been sick in 2.5 months. It's so hard keeping up with G when I feel this bad too. 

I wanted to share some pictures I took yesterday morning of Grayson at Neptune Park, and then a couple from Grandma's house.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Happy Wednesday everyone. I have been the worst blogger ever lately.

First, I should tell you that I completely bombed the 30 for 30 Challenge that I introduced in my last post. 1) I don't have something to dress up for every day, and 2) I wasn't very smart with my choices. So, FAIL. Maybe I will try again soon.

So, Friday I lost my job. The company that I have been managing for the last 8 months or so is closing, and I am no longer needed. I guess this setback was an opportunity for me to become discouraged or even depressed. However, I have been in prayer a lot lately, and I had/have a peace that there is a bigger plan. I had an initial interview on Friday for a new job, and my final interview with them on Thursday. Hopefully, by the end of the week I will know something.

Saturday, I am doing the Bridge Run in Brunswick. It's a 5k that takes you back and forth over the Sidney Lanier bridge, which I believe is the highest suspension bridge in Georgia. Hopefully I will do well, but I'm a little pessimistic... :-)

That's all my news for now. More soon!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

30 for 30

Hello People! Sooo... Tomorrow (Sunday) I am starting the 30 for 30 Remix Challenge. (Thanks Kelley @The Eclectic Owl) Basically, you choose 30 articles of clothing from your own closet and create different outfits with those items for 30 days. It inspires new wardrobe creativity and curbs the desire to go shopping too often! For more information and details on the rules, click HERE. This is my first time doing it, so bear with me. You should do it too!

Ladies and Gents.... my selects:

Clearly, I buy most of my clothes from Target! Also, I'm lacking a little in the color department. I plan to spruce up the outfits with colorful accessories! Let the remixing begin!



Let me introduce PostSecret to you. 

PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard. Select secrets are then posted on the PostSecret website, or used for PostSecret's books or museum exhibits.The simple concept of the project was that completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they had never previously revealed. No restrictions are made on the content of the secret; only that it must be completely truthful and must never have been spoken before. Entries range from admissions of sexual misconduct and criminal activity to confessions of secret desires, embarrassing habits, hopes and dreams. The secrets are meant to be empowering both to the author and to those who read it. Frank Warren claims that the postcards are inspirational to those who read them, have healing powers for those who write them, give hope to people who identify with a stranger's secret, and create an anonymous community of acceptance

Frank has appeared on national TV, including Oprah and other talk shows. I have been following this movement for a few years now. I could go on and on about how amazing it is, but you should check it out for yourself at

Anyway, he tours around the U.S. speaking and sharing more secrets. He hasn't come near me, other than the time he came to Atlanta when I lived there and was two weeks postpartum. Needless to say, I didn't make that event. I found out a few weeks ago that he would be in Statesboro on 2/2. I went, and finally got to see Frank, and even got my book signed. So amazing!

Frank Warren, the Founder

Me and Amy waiting in line 

Frank himself, signing my book!

It was an awesome experience that I have been waiting forever to do. I highly recommend you check out the books and the blog. It's such a cool concept.

Well, it's a rainy and cold Saturday here. This means cartoons, playtime and PJs! More tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Delicious and Nutritious!

If you know me very well, you know that I absolutely LOVE spaghetti squash. I think it's one of the greatest things ever created. Now, I will tell you why.

Ok, first of all it's obviously a low carb alternative to pasta (hence the name). When you cut and bake the squash, the inside pulls out in strings. They are cheap, and a whole squash feeds like 3 people easily. It only has about 40 calories per cup. Tonight I invented a little meal with it, and it was ridiculously amazing. To prepare the squash, you cut it in half, put it inside down on a baking sheet or dish in the oven on 350 for 45 minutes. Then, you take it out and fork out the innards. Set it aside. I sauteed onions, garlic, tomatoes and green olives in olive oil until they were cooked down a little, then added the squash and sauteed them all together for just a few minutes. I topped it with parmesan, and ate a Morningstar meatless burger with it on the side. 

You may think this sounds disgusting, but trust me. It's not! It was awesome, and healthy. The spaghetti squash has tons of fiber too. You can eat it with marinara, or whatever vegetables or meat you want to throw in the mix. I'm reppin' my favorite squash!

I feel like I got hit by a train after the vigorous boot camp class I took to switch up my workout last night. It went something like this... (no breaks):

Jog 100 Yards
Walking Lunges for 100 Yards
Sprint 100 Yards
50 Push Ups
Sprint 100 Yards
50 Bicep Curls
50 Tricep Extensions
Sprint 100 Yards
50 MORE Push Ups
50 Squats
Sprint 100 Yards
300 Ab Crunches in different variations...

Yeah. Stick a fork in me, I am DONE for the night. Buenos Noches!