Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Teresa!

Today we celebrated my Mother In law's birthday!!! In honor of her Bday, I had a party at my house- We had purple flowers, purple balloons and EVEN PURPLE CAKE!



YES I made the cake purple :) I was so excited with the way it came out!


We asked Teresa to cut the cake so she would be the first to see her purple cake! This was her reaction!



What do you do after a great dinner and party??

Why you throw things at people of course.... Play close attention to the following set of photos and you will see all of the airborne objects being tossed at everyone in the room. It was really random but turned out being fun-- doesn't take much to entertain us!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Aggie Muster 2010 - Honoring My Grandfather

I had the honor of attending Aggie Muster 2010 in College Station to honor my Grandfather, Norman D. Lowry. I have always wanted to be an Aggie. I decided to become an Aggie because of my Grandpa. He inspired me, told me stories and had all the confidence in the world that I would make a great Aggie. I don't think I ever FULLY understood true meaning of the Spirit of Aggieland until tonight, as I stood on the ground floor or Reed Arena and called "HERE" in response to my Grandfather's name. My mom, dad, sister and Meg couldn't make it this year, so I did my best to capture this for them, so they could experience what I did, the most somberly magnificent display of camaraderie and love I have ever seen.

Today, April 22, 2010 marks the one year anniversary of the death of my wonderful grandfather
He died the day after muster. Amazing how God Works.....

Grandpa, I love you with all my heart. I miss you everyday. You were my inspiration for nearly everything. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you, talk to you and know that your with me all the time. I hope I made you proud tonight when I answered "HERE" and sat in your seat.

I love you.






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Monday, April 19, 2010

more love for zoe....

We have two great dogs.... but the girls LOVE Zoey- they just adore her. As you saw earlier- she is the queen of donuts. Today she was KK's SpongeBob Watching buddy. They sat on the couch and cuddled..... zoey just loves these two girls and they adore her right back!


a few more family pics.....




BIG TIME FIT THROWING

KK was caught on camera today throwing a massive fit. It was a good one. Glad I taped it :)

Oh the joys of mommy hood.

I love her so much, even when she acts like this.....
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Family Portraits By Nat

So we had a photo exchange with a very good friend and fellow photographer- Natalie Waggenspack.... I did her family photos and she did mine, I am in the process on posting hers on the blog at Snapped With Love..... Thank you Natalie.... Beautiful photos! We will treasure these forever!


















Friday, April 16, 2010

Zoey, The Queen of Donuts....

Today I heard Briley talking quietly and humming a song about Zoey & Donuts... I saw the cutest thing ever. Briley had taken this dog toy- a big plastic donut and put it on Zoey's head and "Crowned her the queen of Donuts". Zoey is such a good girl. She could easily just bite Briley.... but she sits there and plays along.....




Then KK joined in the fun and Zoey sat patiently, being the queen...


And eventually she started getting bored :) Poor Zoey!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mommy's Little Apprentice

As most of you know, I am a photographer and I go on-location to take photos.

Today I had Part III of a senior series at a high school football stadium. I had Briley with me and of course, she was a huge help. She LOVES going with me. She is always best friends with my clients by the time we are done. Today I was shooting a handsome boy named Erik- Briley was flirting with him the whole time. By the end of the shoot she had him running down the field with her.... She is such a mess. Mommy & Daddy are in big trouble when this girl gets bigger!






Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Leap of Faith!


So I took a huge leap of faith, in order to keep my insanity and my balance and my youth... I resigned from my infant photography position that I had been contracted at the hospital for, in order to concentrate full time on my own business and dedicate more time to my family. For years it has been a dream of mine, to accomplish this. To be my own boss and to take something that started out as a tiny seed and nourish it and watch it grow. Up until now it has been a part-time gig. Trying to do it all while things even out.....I have poured in thousands of grueling hours and given up hundreds of hours of sleep to make this work. Since last July, I have been averaging about 3.5 hours of sleep a night. Some nights are better than others, but after my work day I come home, clean the house, make dinner, bath the kids, play with the kids and then once they are in bed my "workday" for SWL photography begins -- usually about 9:00pm... I furiously edit until the wee hours of the morning and jump in bed for a few winks of sleep. It has been well worth the journey and I wouldn't change a thing. Everyday I see more & more fruits of my effort and my clientele is growing on a daily basis! I am excited about this next step and thrilled to see what God has in store for me next!

Starting April 23rd, 2010 I will be available on a full-time basis to meet the needs of my clients and work on my editing while the rest of the world is still awake and functioning. I can't wait :)

Spread the word! SNAPPED WITH LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY IS FULL TIME! :)

Thanks and God Bless! Wish me luck!

Monday, April 5, 2010

BIG LONG WONDERFUL EASTER WEEKEND!

This weekend was pretty awesome.... Started out early taking the entire fam to Washington County for Bluebonnet photos.... It was a lot of fun.... you can check out more at my photography website SNAPPED WITH LOVE.COM




After Pictures we headed to Country Inn in Brenham.... home of HUGE HUNKS of Steak.... This is for TWO people to share. No we did NOT eat all of it and this is the SMALL!



We then headed to Blue Bell Creameries....

Of course we had to get the girls all lined up in these hats :)

Ordering FRESH ice cream!



Turtle Almond Fudge.....




This is the best photo ever. Why is KK checking out the cow's butt?? :)


After Bluebell we headed to Sealy to visit our friends the Waldroups... they just bought a farm out there so we let the kids play. They have tire swings.... KK hated them at first!


Briley loved them.... KK still wasn't sure...

Then Jason took Briley on his antique tractor! KK was jealous!


So then Daddy took KK!




On Saturday our church had a Resurrection Party- They had the Easter story, and Egg hunt, brunch, and a petting zoo!

KK LOVE hunting eggs, she did really well!





Briley also did well.... she got a TON of eggs!







They also had Egg painting...


An Alpaca at the petting zoo....

Baby Goat!


Then we came home that afternoon and dyed Easter Eggs...


I bought this kit that had beads and sparkles.... its gets more complicated every year!



We made an egg for my grandpa Lowry since this is our first Easter without him....


A purple Egg for Grandmama


Easter Morning I got the girls ALL dressed up... they looked SO CUTE!



Briley sang in the childrens choir at church for Easter. Here she is waiting with her friend Jonathon....


Lala & Cody at Church....

Singing her Easter Song...

Daddy in the choir, can you find him??



It was a GREAT weekend, I just wish it was longer!!!!