Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Meet the Talented Tracy of Tweet Design:

Well, this woman never ceases to amaze me. I'm betting she can do absolutely anything she envisions in that unbelievably creative head of hers. I'm sure you recall her super cute offspring from a recent session-

Well, as a thank you, Tracy sent me an incredible package full of things I love!
She also included Henry's birth announcement because she remembered I'd said that I would love to see it someday. It's definitely the coolest baby announcement I've ever seen.
The envelope:
Sewn with orange thread! Love that.
When you open it up you get two separate, equally stunning cards:
The card stock is quality and it's embossed, of course. I simply love her retro/vintage designs.
And look.... more! Did I mention she's crafty? Look! Look! Look!
Her thank you card: How'd she know I'm a fan of the mustachio?
And this pendant?!
How cool is this? I can't even begin to know how she made this:
I cannot wait to wear that.
And then, if that wasn't enough... Xmas ornaments, too?
Can you imagine my glee? My surprise at the uber coolness of these gifts?
Show Tracy some love. She's incredible. The talent just flows from her fingers. Check out her design skills, have her build you a website or buy one of her paintings!

More Tracy here:
Tweet Design Studio

Check out her Artwork:

And Tweet Design is also responsible for THIS : The Annual Day of the Dead Show. I'll make sure you're reminded of this year's opening.

Thank you, Tracy.
I now have another creative idol.


Audrey is on her first big vacation away from home. I drove her up to Chattanooga yesterday to meet with her first friend, ever. Excited does not explain how pumped she was to see Kietly. I thought I was going to pull out my hair leading up to the expedition: "How many more sleeps until I get to go to Tennessee?" "I'm gonna bring my doll and her stroller and my fairy books and my new Barbie horse. I want Kitely to see everything." "How many more sleeps now?" "Are we there yet, Mama?"

And then, when we finally got there, we had to sit and wait. And wait. And wait. To Audrey 15 minutes seemed like an eternity!
And then, FINALLY! Kitely and Suzanne arrived. There was a grin the size of Texas on Audrey's face and I knew it would be stuck there long into the hot summer night. I was no more a concern of my daughter's. She would start to say something to me during lunch, quickly remember her best friend was right next to her, brush me off, swivel around and declare Very Important Stuff to her bosom buddy.
I know Audrey is enjoying her time away from home. I called her before bed to say g'night and to make sure she was not the emotional wreck I was. Needless to say, she was polite and spoke with me long enough for me to tell her that her little baby sister was sleeping in her bed but then quickly got off the phone once I started to string out the conversation.

Honestly? I'm not worried about her. I know she's loving every second of it. I'm just worried that she won't want to come home! Catching fireflies, bathing in gigantic bubble bath ridden tubs, swimming in the sunshine, watching morning cartoons with your best pal, eating really good food from a really good cook and sharing laughter with one of the most special people, ever?

I'm going to have to pry her away from Tennessee!

You're gonna have to see this one up close. See it here: View On White

Father's Day Message from Audrey

Yes, I'm a little behind over here but this is too cute not to share.
Audrey has been learning to spell on her own by listening to the sounds she hears in words and translating them into script. Her teacher says this is a great way to learn to read and write because they are figuring it out all by themselves.
I'm forcing myself not to worry about the "b" and "d" confusion just yet! The teacher in me wants to correct, correct, correct!

Can you decipher the message?

Also, we had some fun with raspberries at dinner. I'd like to do an entire series similar to this. My kids are total Fruit Bats!



Tim, you couldn't be a better dad or troll.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Who Knew?

Who knew my favorite place to go for camera equipment has a blog?
It's super informative and I can't wait to sift through all the posts I haven't had a chance yet to read. I've been to a few other camera stores in town and let me tell you: Avoid all the sass and snobbery of other places. KEH doesn't care if you're a novice, amateur or pro. They will give you great service no matter what your skill level.

Go check out the blog! Click on the logo:

Or click on this:
Today is the last day to enter to win a $50 gift certificate!

And if I didn't convince you, maybe this post will:
Reasons To Buy Used

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jack-Jack and Family

AGP_0270 copy

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hayden, Happy Birthday!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What a Pair

Introducing my Thing One and Thing Two:
Do you think you could find the Cat in the Hat for me? I could really use some help cleaning up after these guys. They're unbelievably messy. Cute, but messy.

Thing A and Thing H

Monday, June 07, 2010

Katherine + Charlie

June 5, 2010

Congratulations to K + C for tying the knot!
This couple had the most charming family and friends.There was such a relaxed feel to the entire weekend. The setting for the wedding was the Glen-Ella Springs Inn located in Clarkesville, Georgia. It was the perfect summer wedding.
They had live music both evenings and Whiskey Gentry really got the celebration going on the wedding night with some serious heel stompin' tunes. No one seemed to care that it was sweltering hot and muggy! Here's a sneak peek for the bride and groom:


Friday, June 04, 2010

Harper Jane is turning two this weekend!

Finally seeing past her nose. Wide open spaces remind us of opportunity.
And I won't be around for it.
I'm off to Glen-Ella Springs Inn to shoot a wedding and will miss my baby's second birthday.
I feel so guilty!
I'll make it up to you sweetie, with a longer post and a birthday celebration next weekend.
nothin' but trouble
It's Timmy's birthday too, you know! (But we don't ever call it that anymore. Poor Tim. He's lost his birthday.... forever.)
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Some funny things Tati is doing:
-Calling me Angela or Mom but not Mommy. (I'm sad about this.)
-Saying, "Stop it Dude" to her dad when he tickles her too much. (Laughter is mixed in which ups the cute factor.)
-Giving extra long kisses with a very loud "Muwah!" at the end.
-Saying "I like this song" to every single song she hears.
-Ending all of her requests with 'for a minute'. Example: "Mom rock you (me) for a minute.", "I gonna watch Yo Gabba Gabba for a minute." (Wonder where she got that one from, huh?)
-Using the potty to "toot" but nothing else. She always announces her toots, too.
-Spitting. (Which isn't very funny to me but Tim says he will not have a daughter that doesn't know how to spit.) !!!???!!!
-Stopping suddenly in the middle of an activity to run over, give me a hug and say, "I love you."

There's so much more! I love this kid! She's so unique... and smart.
I'm really sorry I'll miss your birthday, Harpy Girl. I love you.
love to feel her little fingers squeeze my hand s t r u t

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