Thursday, December 31, 2009

Parents-a blessing

I have really been counting my blessing lately. I guess as you get older you begin to do that. Today is the last day of 2009 and I know that 2010 will be as blessed for me. My greatest blessing is my relationship with Jesus Christ. But 2nd to that is my family. I have wonderful parents who raised me to be a hard worker but to always live my life with integrity. Thank you mom and dad (now we call Granddaddy and Grandmama!). I have a dear husband who puts up with my outbursts and my short memory (I am always losing things!), and I have 3 precious children--a new son-in-law and a boyfriend-in-law too. I get to spend my days working with amazing folks at New Prospect Elementary School and touching the lives of 502 children every week.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The mountains are calling

Ronnie and I are headed out tomorrow for our annual trip to the mountains. We usually go in November but couldn't this year because of Ronnie's classes. So we decided to go this week since we are both off. Can't wait for some beautiful scenery and relaxing in the hot tub. It will be a bit colder than our usual trips but hopefully I will find some wonderful things to shoot. (with my camera) We will be staying in a cabin in Pigeon Forge, but we plan to visit Knoxville on Tuesday and although we make this trip often, we have never been to Knoxville. From photos I have seen, it is a beautiful city. (Photo from a previous trip)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sign of the times!

If you have any teenagers in your family, this is almost always what you will see. Especially girls--they just can't survive without their phones. Sometimes I even panic when I realize I left mine at home. How did we ever get along without them. But you know--every now and then I long for the good old days. If you needed to call someone-you just stopped at your local convenience store and used a pay phone. Sorry to say those are long gone!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

What Lies Around the Bend?

As another year comes to a close, I began to think about next year. What lies ahead for 2010? Hopefully a better economy. Perhaps leaders who find their moral compass. Maybe a new member for our family. We don't know what we may encounter in the new year. Like the bend in the road, I don't know what lies ahead. But what I do know is that God is in control. And whatever blessings or trials lie in my path, He will be my rock and my salvation.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Still working on my capturing people skills.
Reagan was a wonderful subject when she was just being herself.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


My son, my oldest, whom I adore. He is a joy to be around and a tender soul. He can make you roll in the floor laughing. Just captured one of his "moments" here. Skeet shooting with family on Thanksgiving Day. A new family tradition.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Photo shoot last Sunday with Reagan. She is a precious little girl--my great niece--and easy to take picture of.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Alexander Family

Christmas shoots for Meredith and Reese and the girls-Riley and Bailey.
What a good looking family!