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March 30, 2009

Just Because…

Filed under: Just Because — Char @ 6:04 am

Just because it’s Monday!

The sun has poked it’s pretty little head through the clouds and I hear birds chirping and I have a mug of  mint tea with a little honey which makes my happy! AND, I have a new cardigan the color of a rainy day with shiny little buttons and this makes me really happy… J.Crew (outlet, folks!) is out to make me spend all my pennies!

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about today. Not today as in Monday, but living in and for today. Life can be crazy with it’s frustrations and way too long “to do” lists and schedules to keep. But will they go away tomorrow?!! Will they? Most likely today’s crazy stuff will be replaced with tomorrow’s crazy! Will the “good life” really start when this problem is taken care of and this bill is paid and this person understands how wrong they are and I have that gorgeous top from J.Crew that will go perfect with the rainy day color cardigan?!! Okay, okay…probably not! In fact, all these things make up life as we know it! So it is up to me to decide if I am going to live in and for today with all it’s imperfections. It’s up to me to decide what I am going to do with it! So I think I am going to really give it a try! Do what I am doing right now with all my heart instead of thinking about what I should or could or would be doing!

So anyway, I think that means I need that J.Crew top and if I remember right…they had a pair of boots I loved too!

Okay, okay…just kidding! I will take my kiddos on a bike ride today and maybe make them chocolate chip pancakes because they love these and make the most of this Monday!

Happy Monday! And because it’s true….whoopie pies make ANY day so much better!

March 26, 2009

Senior Reps!

Filed under: senior — Char @ 11:26 am


You have a fabulous, fashion, and flair all of your own! We all know nobody can wear the latest the way you do! You seem to view life in a way that is so alive and fresh! The world is an opportunity ready and waiting. In a way, you are running free…curious and excited about what is waiting for you around the next bend!

And you are ready….just simply ready!

Yup, I do love seniors! I am looking for just a few senior reps! If interested, email me for more info!

See more at the slide show!

March 23, 2009


Filed under: senior — Char @ 6:19 pm

He’s Dustin!

Everybody likes Dustin!

He is always cracking a joke or throwing a grin around or giving people rides!

Right now, school is about baseball season! After baseball season ….and school, he is looking forward to college.

I promised it would be quick and painless and he was a good sport! Meet Dustin!

March 21, 2009

Just because…

Filed under: Just Because — Char @ 8:02 am

“One can never be content to crawl when one has the impulse to fly”

This photo was taken quite some time ago for a photo assignment working with shutter speeds and subjects in action. But it is still hanging on my fridge…next to other snapshots and crayon colored papers and the store list and fingerprints!  Although I wouldn’t consider this photo really me and what I normally strive to capture…there is something I kinda like about it. It has an attitude all of it’s own! Almost like it is making a statement….”Surroundings may not always be real pretty, but I am determined to soar in spite of!” I like that!

So fly, jump, leap, soar today….happy Saturday!

March 18, 2009


Filed under: senior — Char @ 7:41 pm

She has a big heart with an even bigger smile!

A few things that make her smile….

The smell of coffee at 6am!

Chocolate cake and swedish fish!

Dark movie theaters! Bright colored purses! Squishy flip-flops!

Helping people, making people laugh, meeting new people, and taking pictures of people!

Dreaming! Learning! Reading!

The way the wind smells before it rains and fresh cut grass!

Someday she is going to travel the world…make it a better place! After all, she seems to have a way of blessing the folks she comes in touch with!

Meet Epiphany!

March 16, 2009

Just because!

Filed under: Just Because — Char @ 5:11 am


Stressed spelled backwards! Coincidence?!! I think not!

Raspberry cream, from the bakery, and perfect for my brother and his wife’s baby shower!

It’s Monday…

And I think the sun is shining a little warmer these days. And I believe I will make a grilled chicken salad with all the extras that make a salad a treat, for real! And I am going to take time to go for a run ’cause it makes my brain think better! And a morning hug on barefoot feet will soon be finding me and pulling me away from this computer!  I’ve got a yummy mug of coffee and if need be, I’ve got a stash of chocolate chip cookies with nuts and extra chocolate chips…

“God, this week is yours…you lead and I will follow!”

Happy Monday to you too!

March 11, 2009

Ara and Maya!

Filed under: Kiddos — Char @ 7:17 pm

Just because I love sassy and sweet! In fact, I think a little “sassy” causes “sweet” to have so much more character! “Sweet” may be boring. Throw in some “sassy”… and “sweet” now has some “punch”!!

Anyway, just because I love sassy and sweet and these girls too!

March 9, 2009


Filed under: tiny ones — Char @ 8:20 pm

Innocence and perfection!

March 7, 2009

Just Because….

Filed under: Just Because — Char @ 4:31 pm

Just because….

A few more of Florida sun and sand….

And real life! Happy weekend to you!

March 5, 2009

Rodney & Rochelle

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 5:20 am

They compliment each other! They bring out the good, the best in the other!

She knows with out a doubt, he is the one.

He knows where he is going and knows he wants her by his side.

And they could not be more happy with this!

Settled and ready…today was there day. To celebrate Rodney and Rochelle and love. Completely.  Finally.

The day began in the early morning hours on Rochelle’s family farm. Let me share of few of Rodney and Rochelle’s day…

Early morning….

Meira, Rochelle’s niece,  is the flower girl!

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