Friday, August 6, 2010

Purple roses....

Well, Justin's birthday was June 29th. I got him some clothes and organized to have his family come in and visit. We had a small bonfire, roasted hot dogs and smores. It was great. However, him being the sweet man he is, brought me roses and chocolate oatmeal cookies, on his birthday! Here is a few pics I got of the flowers.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

He's such a sweetheart...

I just wanted to share some photos of some flowers my boyfriend, Justin picked for me today. He works third shift, and stopped to pick them here and there, on his way home from work. I think he did a wonderful job. I appreciate this, and would rather have him pick them than to go spend goocoos of money. This is more meaningful to me... he's such a sweetheart.

I always have to throw in some black and white photos, they're are almost always my favorites. I really like the colored photos of these, because they show more of the beauty they carry, but black and white are impossible to pass up.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kyle & Lashae....

My brother Kyle and his girlfriend, at the time, Lashae... these were taking back in December 2009.

Ricky & Kaula....

My cousin Ricky and his wife Kaula's, fall photos... these were taking back in November 2009.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Laura & Cadence... fall photos

I took this photos of Laura & Cadence, back in November 2009. Cadence was 11 months old.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cadence, a ray of sunshine..

My niece Cadence, is such a ray of sunshine. When you're down, she'll bring you up, she's such a cutie... we were out one day and we sat her up on some handle bars of an old three wheeled bicycle. I took this photo with my cell phone, did some editing, and I love it!

It was taken May 9th, 2010

A colored version...

I posted a photo of the rose Justin got me, and I love it in black and white, but the colored version is irresistable as well... so I wanted to share.

I'm so in love...

Justin and I have been dating for a few months now, he's a great guy. He makes me laugh, he does silly things and just loves to be with me. I really enjoy his company. I truly believe I'm in love. A few weeks ago, he gave me some roses, that had been dipped or painted, with glitter/blue. They were beautiful. He wrote me a little note to go with it. I thought this was just way toooo sweet and wanted to do something in return.

I managed to get some photos, and place two 4x6 shots in a photo frame, as a gift. They turned out beautifully. What makes it even more crazy, is I used my small Kodak Easy Share, not my large Canon Rebel.

Here is a photo of the letter and the rose together.

This is a photo of the rose, laying between my two legs, I was wearing jeans and it gives a nice texture to it.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


My niece, Cadence, is growing so fast. These are some photos I just took real fast one day, before Easter. She is such a happy baby, but when it comes to touching the ground and grass, there for a long while, she hated it! So I managed to get a couple of cute photos....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's been awhile....

Well, it's been a very long time, since I've posted a blog. The last blog I posted was before November 2009. In the time since then, I've moved back home from Virginia to Kentucky, gotten a divorce, started a job, and trying to buy a house. Shoo... that is alot to put into one sentence.

Things in life happen, we all make choices that affect what happen to us and in this case, my ex made some bad choices that made me realize I deserved better. So, with that said, I have moved on and started a new life. I've lived away from home for nearly six years and I've missed out on alot. I'm soooo glad to be home, where I can see my family and friends and watch them grow. I have started working for Pepsi MidAmerica again, tho I'm in search of a new job.

I've started dating again, I'm seeing a guy named Justin, who I just adore. He works with my mom and came to ride horses one day, it was "just" a horse ride, but it's turned into so much more. Almost four months later, here we are. We're almost inseperable. He's a really great guy. I will tell more over time. :)

I have to back up and update a few things, photos, events, etc... that have happened since my last post. It'll take me a while to get it done, but hopefully I will get it done. We've camped, fished, rode horses, just spent time together, and I have new photography I can't wait to add. It's gonna take me a while to get everything on here, between work, Justin, family, buying a house and trying to sleep, I don't have much time to get on the computer anymore.

I hope to see you back on my blog, reading, and sharing.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Duck decoys...

Well, I guess my husband is officially a duck hunter now, he's gotten his dozen of duck decoys. OMG. Just another item to sit in the way, a dozen of them! He's crazy but I love him! Hopefully he'll get some duck and deer this year.


I got to play with my horse today, she's beautiful.... Misty is her name. She's only three yrs old and isn't broke too well. She's very skiddish and is going to take some working with, but I think she's going to be worth it.

I am enjoying being at home with family and friends, but it's exausting. We do alot of running around and staying busy. Even though I enjoy being here, it was a long exhausting drive, and I miss being at home with Brent and in my quite house. Love ya Brent!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Legitament work from home....

Did I spell that right? Legitament, maybe or maybe not. I'm not sure. Anyways, my best friend Monica Jo, has gotten me started on these paid for emails and survey sites. She a member of several of them, her and along with a few others that I know, can vouch that these are legit. Now, like I said in a previous blog, it does not add up very fast, and seems to take what feels like forever to get anything from them, but... yes, there is a but. Wouldn't you like to be earning enough after awhile of doing it, to cash out, for a small check, or deposit, or even a gift card, every 5-6 weeks. Ofcourse it takes time to lead up to that, but how nice would that be, to treat yourself to dinner or a new outfit or a gift for someone else. You should check these sites out. I'm actually enjoying doing them in my spare time. It only takes a few minutes a day. Have fun :)

Snap Dollars

Creation Rewards
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My favorites:
Inbox Dollars

Send Earnings

Do you shop online? Do you buy from Victoria's Secret, Walmart online, Ritz Camera, there are lots of choices. If you buy products online, you should check out MyPoints. It's a great place to earn extra points for the stuff you're gonna buy anyways. You open an account up on MyPoints, using my link, it help us both out that way. You download their toolbar and you get points each month for using their toolbar to do searches, if you go to the MyPoints home page and find a merchant that does business with them, such as Walmart, for example, then click on their link, you get so many points PER dollar you spend. You can even get points for buying on ebay. Now, when you build up enough points, then you cash them in for gift cards, there are soooooo many places you can get gift cards for, my best friend just cashed in for some Lowe's gift cards. It's a great thing to earn something back, for something you're gonna buy anyways, isn't it? So why not check it out? It's free and you can only gain from it. I only get five referrals a month, so please, let me know if you want one, give me your address and I'll send one as soon as I have one available. Might as well use a referral, it helps us both out.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

It's been a while....

Wow.. it's been over a month since I've wrote anything. There isn't anything new going on here. Other than it's hunting season and that is keeping my husband pretty occupied. I've been playing co-ed softball for a team in Norfolk, Va. I am enjoying it, I am out of shape and out of practice, but it's been so much fun. Our game last night was cancelled due to the rain. I was bummed, but that is part of it.

I have recently picked up doing some "Paid Emails" and "Paid Surveys". It's interesting, that is for sure. It will take along time to earn anything worth cashing in, but if you're interested, give me your email address and I'll send you a referral. It's totally legit, I know someone whose been doing it for a while. Like I said, it takes a while to earn enough to cash in, but hey, if you're sitting at home with the kids, or just bored late at night, what does it hurt, to open an email, click to confirm, and close out. And earn 2 cents. I don't get but a few a day, but I'm working my way up.

There is also another website I have joined. If you do ALOT of shopping or booking hotels online, this is the perfect place for you. You can earn points for shopping on or almost any other site you can think of, you get points for downloading their toolbar and using it for a search bar. Over time, you can cash in for gift cards! It's great. If you're interested, let me know and I can send you a referral. We only get five a month to hand out, but if I don't have one, my best friend, partner in crime. Monica Jo might have one extra for you. Let me know, and I'll send one your way! It's free and totally legit. I wish I had known about this along time ago, I could have gotten points for buying my sisters $200 car seat/stroller combo from and for a $200 saddle I bought on ebay. That would have been awesome! But I'm working on it now! LoL.

Please, if you looking to earn a few dollars, give me your email addresses and I'll send them your way. :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!!

Today is my husbands, Brent's, 11th year Anniversary for being in the Navy!!!! Congratulations on him making it this long and only 9 more years to go!!!
Love ya!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another let down...

Well, we found out today, that Brent did NOT get the Tennessee job. (Navy)
So that is another strike, not in our favor. And because he didn't get this billet, he is now going to miss out on more than just that. He had to pull his Officer package from the process, in order to even put a package in for this job. So there will be NO chance he will get Officer this year. That is a big bummer. We were hoping to get the job, so we would be only three hours from family, rather than fourteen hours. We were hoping to get to ride horses a couple of times a month, go camping thru the summer and fishing with family. But seems like, it will be just us two, for awhile. When it's time to pick orders, there isn't going to be anything remotely as close as the Tennessee job. We don't get to pick any more orders till January, and there are way too many variables, on what could be beneficial or what would be a waste of time. Each option we can think of, has it pros and cons, like any other thing. But it seems like the pros and cons are so far off, there isn't any balance. What to do...? We're not sure.... only time will tell. So, I guess it's "Hurry up and wait!" time again...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm a bit sore...

Wow, we had softball practice last night, I went pretty much full strength, from about 5:45-8:00. I was tired but not too bad. I am feeling it this morning. Oh my gosh, haha... my neck and my back are really tight, especially when I get still for too long. My legs and arms aren't too bad, surprisingly, just my neck/back. I have issues with my back/neck alot, but I had alot of fun! We have games Friday night, back to back, we really need more practice, but we'll be okay. I'm excited.

I met two other Navy wives, and there was alot of people. I was afraid of being nervous and meeting new people and having to deal with the long drive. But it was great, better than I was imagining, for sure. And I am happy to know I'm not the worse one on the team! Yay, that makes me feel better... haha...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!!

It is my mother/father in law's 33rd Wedding Anniversary!!! Wow.... 33 great years, I hope they have many more!!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just can't do it...

Well, I did really well Monday, got on the treadmill and did a mile in the morning and a mile in the afternoon. And Tuesday I got on there and did a mile and did a 3 mile bike ride. Wednesday I managed to get in a mile walk on the treadmill, but that is it, it was raining Wednesday afternoon. It's Thursday and I'm feeling really lazy today. So I am taking a break. We're suppose to have softball practice tomorrow night, but I'm sure with all the rain it'll be cancelled.... I'm so out of shape and out of practice, but can't wait to play!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bub is gone....

Well, my little brother is gone to boot camp. He left Sunday afternoon and got there a little after 11 pm last night. It's crazy. He signed up a year ago and his boot camp got delayed for his own stupid behavior/mistakes, but he's gone now. At last, he's on his way to being a better person and doing some great with his life. He is in Kentucky Army National Guard, and we're hoping he does okay and makes it thru boot camp. We all know he is strong enough, we just wish im the best luck and hope he does well.

I am use to him calling me like ten times a day, so this will be an adjustment for all of us, haha.... I just can't wait for his graduation in October, that will mean it completed it and made it thru and will be going to AIT school, and it means I get to go home and see my new horse, my mom's new horse, and hopefully get to work with mine a little bit.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Burley passed away...

I had a colt, named Burley, my mom rescued a few months ago, well, maybe more like 6 months ago. He was sick and very poor when we got him and we did our best to feed him and worm him and get him back to health, he was showing some promising progress for a while. We just knew he was going to make it and come out of this and be a great horse. Between all the rain and the dramatic heat and humidity, I guess it just all got to him. He was young, but had a great personality.

RIP Burley


Friday, July 31, 2009

He didn't get it...

Yeh, you heard me right. Brent didn't get Chief this year. Hopefully next year, I was more disappointed for him, I think than he was. Though he was upset over it, with everything he does for work, and for his men, and his early EP evaluation, he just doesn't understand what more he could do, to get chosen. It's just crazy. Anyways, maybe next year he'll get it! We're still waiting on to hear about the Tennessee job. Maybe we still have a chance for that....

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Sister, My Brother and I

Growing up, my sister and my brother, depsite our differences, still loved one another. I miss being younger and not having a worry in the world. I grew up very fast, with my parents going through a divorce and me helping raise my brother, I was grown at 12 or 13 yrs old. I am not complaining. It taught me alot and made me appreciate more than what most 13 yrs old do. I tend to go to go memory lane alot, and wanted to share some photos. These are a couple of my favorite photos, some of the very FEW we have together.

Back when I was 17 or 18 yrs old.....(around 1997-1998?)


And this one was taken a few years ago.... (summer 2007?)


Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's hot...

Wow, the sun was out all day, and it looked great out there, but the humid was terrible. It was so high you just really couldn't be comfortable out there. It got cloudy, and cooled down some, so we got in our walking shoes and headed out the door. We did a 30 minute walk, with Brent jogging out in front of me, and coming back to finish the walk with me. Man... 30 minutes and I came in sweating, from everywhere. Goodness it's hot. If my knee wasn't killing me I would have pushed myself even further. But I'm doing this to feel better and get my weight under control before I blow up like a whale. It's been really hard to keep it under control.

I've started the whole not eating after nine thing, no caffiene after nine, and I can't say that is helping, but it definitely isn't hurting me any. So it's a good start. I've been doing that for almost 3 or 4 weeks now. So.. now it's time to implement(spelling?) a bit more in to my stradegy. So I started last week getting back on the wii fit. I did it three days last week, doing the steps. This week we've started walking. I want to do 30 minutes of walking three times a week and fit in my wii fit. Eventually when I get use to that, I will fit in more walking time, maybe after cools down fit in some bike riding. I want to work my way up, not kill myself straight out of the gate.

I'm hoping I can get motivated and stay motivated and actually make something happen. If I can just lose a few pounds here and there, and half get it under control, maybe it will help our chances or starting a family. I've not been told that it was a concern, my weight that is, but I just want to give it a shot. Just to keep it under control, more than anything. I have a goal of losing 16 pounds by September 1st, I dont' think it will happen, that is a high goal, but I will settle for a few pounds off...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ky Army National Guard

Well, my brother joined the Ky Army National Guard right at a year ago. He completed some schooling and got his GED and thankfully is finally getting to leave for boot camp. After alot of trouble and time, he's finally been given a date. He leaves soon, and will go thru boot camp and AIT, then will probably be doing some training with this group just in time to be deployed. He isn't sure yet, if he's going to get deployed, we'll know more later. He is doing boot camp in Ft. Leonardwood, MO. I plan on attending boot camp graduation tho Brent won't be able to make it. I plan on being there. Hopefully this will help him mature and do something with his life, rather than waste it away in "No Where, Kentucky". I'm just so happy he's finally going to get to do what he signed up for a year ago!

Keep him in your thoughts or prayers, which ever you believe. I just hope he does great and if he is deployed, that is makes it home safely!

On another note, we should know in a week or so, if Brent got Chief or not. I can't wait to find out, I hope this is his year! So much could open up for us this year, if he picks it up! Keep your fingers crossed... if he doesn't, it's not the end of the world, we'll be okay, but I'm hoping he gets it.