Saturday, April 25, 2009

Holland Patent Prom

Courtney went to her first Prom tonight, in which she was escorted by her boyfriend Marcus, from Holland Patent. They looked great together, and I have to tell you, this was a half a day's ordeal! The nails last night, the hair today, the meeting at their house for pictures, and then Grand March at's almost like a wedding!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Miss Emily returns....

once again! Sunday, she brought her friend who happens to look just like her, and was even dressed just like her. With matching dresses, they both looked beautiful.

Here's a sneak peak of her shoot....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I met my first weight loss goal!

16 weeks and 20 pounds lighter, I am finally posting some pictures. It is a rare site to see me in pictures, especially when I've asked someone (Ashley who happened to be home) to do them for me. Good job Ash BTW.

I will have a new pic to use on my blog for now, until the hair grows out some more, (and then I'll have to take a new one). Man, I hate this part of it, when you can't do anything with it yet. But it will get longer this summer, and not any too soon.

so here are two shots of me.....I have set a new goal now, and it has to be done by the end of June, when it's going to be really warm out.

Thanks for looking....this isn't as fun as looking at cute kids in pretty dresses!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Addison's Easter pics

Little miss Addison returned for her Easter pics this past weekend. What a difference 4 months makes, when you are talking Christmas at 12 months vs 16 months now! This girl can't be bothered with standing still, when there are kitties to play with, and neighbor kids she was watching, who were playing outside .

As always though, she's a pleasant little lady, who LOVES her mommy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter cross Rye Rolls

A woman from the Fresh site referred me to her blog for some easy rye bread, which I made three batches of this morning, and just thought I would send you her way too, if you like bread baking, and like rye (Or anything else she has on her site!)

These were very easy and they taste awesome! Libby's site is At the Very Yeast, so give her a looksey.

And here are two pics to make you drool!

PS....they went over really well at dinner, so make sure you have some on hand for dinner guests!

Happy Easter eveyone!

I hope your day is wonderful, and that you may enjoy nice weather, and fellowship with your families and friends!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

1st Communion photo shoot

This was my first time shooting a 1st Communion session, and Jordan was a great sport about trying a bunch of different poses for me....she's a natural in front of the camera too.

Here are a few of my favs from today:

Three brothers

These boys have grown, as I haven't seen them in over a year! This collage is a collection of their best individuals, and a pic of them with their mom. She's expecting a little girl this summer, and all 3 seem pretty excited! That little one, will be one well taken care of girl in school I'm sure, and she better be pretty tough on the homefront too, sticking up for herself!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Buttery Honey Whole Wheat bread

I am an avid reader of The Fresh Loaf website, which is a site dedicated to bread making for beginners through pros, and today, I made an excellent tasting, healthy recipe, using honey and whole wheat.
This is the Buttery Honey Whole Wheat Bread recipe that I used.

Joe's breads look beautiful, and while the tops of mine deflated a bit, from using an unsharp knife that I did, to score the top, it tasted wonderfully good warm with some butter on it! MMMMMmmmmmmmmm!

If you enjoy bread making, be sure to check out this site, and his too. He has some good stuff on there. On the Fresh Loaf site, there is pretty much everything you need to get yourself started, or to challenge you if you are already experienced....Enjoy the smell of hot bread baking in the oven.

Saturday weigh in!

Down another 1 1/2 pounds, but it took 3 weeks to get's slowing down, and I think I found the balance of calories in vs calories out.....that means I have to start exercising more.....if the rain would ever stop, I'll be good to go outside, and I can't wait to get on my bike!

down: 18 1/2 pounds!