Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Memories...

2005...My little blue-eyed Bunny...10 months old..

MawMaw/The Wicked Witch with the sweet little bunny

2005...Pumpkin Babies....
Perhaps, my favorite...
Okay, now I am getting teary-eyed..where does the time go??
Halloween at The Hill's...2005 (our house in Olde Town Conyers) Jenny, Mary, Danielle, Me and baby Tyler!
2005..Joseph the Power Ranger and Presley the pink bunny (me Momma Bunny)
Presley and Daddy 2005
2005...Lem (blue eyes) an his baby girl, Presley Jane
2005...Pumpkin Patch!!
Graham! 2006
My Princess Presley..2006
Batman a/k/a Joseph 2006
LOVE my babies!
2006...Joseph patting his little sister's heart melts
2007...The Hill's pose for their Halloween portrait...BOOO!
Presley, Cali Rose, and Anna-Joy the prettiest Halloween girlies!
The whole gang...pretty scary bunch!
Lem, you take by breath away...literally!
Don't eat that apple, Snow White! (Presley & Me)
2008..Trick or Treating in Olde Town Conyers...
My beautiful bumble bee niece, Ashley
Joseph, Presley, and my nephew Graham pose for the camera
Super Girl and Indian Jones walking off into the sunset...
Joseph giving his best Indiana Jones/Elvis pose...Presley smiling

So, you all know that I love Halloween! I had to post some of my favorite memories..Enjoy!!


Happy Halloweening,


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sprinkles of fun....

Joseph getting ready to roll out some dough!

taking it seriously...

smiles and cookies...the best kind of fun!

helping Joseph with the cookie cutter...

even Dad joined in on the fun!

rolling it up!

time for the oven!

TAH DAH!!! The cookies are ready!!

a little creativity with the cookies..the kids initials :)

2009 P for Presley and J for Joseph!

We had so much fun baking Halloween cookies. This was our first year baking Halloween cookies together. I usually do it alone, to surprise the kids when they get home from school. However, I thought it was time to let them help. They were so excited.

After church on Sunday, we told them to go to their rooms and wait until we called them out to the kitchen. Lem and I put out all of the ingredients on the table and set the scene. Once finished, we called the kids in the kitchen, and all that was heard was "Woohooooo!!". You would have thought they won the lottery! I love when they are thrilled over the little things.

Much fun was had, and many sprinkles sprinkled. The cookies are long gone, but the memories remain.

still sweeping sprinkles,


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seasons Change....

God really does have a sense of humor. I have heard it said at least a million times, but now, I KNOW it's true. A while back I blogged about both of my children being in school full time, and how I felt this longing to do "something" outside of the home. Now, don't get me wrong, I would be a homemaker until kingdom come, if that's what I could do. However, with finances being a little shaky, I felt the need to contribute financially in some way.

I explained in that blog that I had always wanted to be involved in hair and makeup or any thing of that nature. School is out of the question, because of the cost that it would entail. So, I prayed, and I waited, and I waited. Just as I was in the process of filling out forms to be a substitute at the children's schools, something fell into my lap.

My hairdresser for many, many years called my sister about starting a business with her. She thought it would be a great idea to offer hair and makeup services for brides. The catch being, that we would come to them. Brilliant!! Angela passed the idea along to me, and of course, I was thrilled at the prospect! Hair, make-up, and weddings??? A dream job!

After several belly laughs, and silly name ideas later, we came up with the name Three Blondes & a Wand. Fitting, considering we are all bleached blondes. My very good friend Courtney came up with the cutest logo for our cards, and we were set!

One day after deciding this would be a fun adventure, we got our first booking for a wedding. What?? Wow!! Talk about gettin' the ball rolling!

This past Sunday was our first wedding, consisting of a bride and 4 brides maids. We had so much fun. As Angela perfected their make-up, Joyce was working her magic on their hair. Me, being the "assistant", ran my legs off running errands for the bride and her maid of honor. We all worked so well together. It was like we had been doing this for years.

God is so good. He never fails to give me the desires of my heart. The desires that He places within my heart. To top it all off, I am now working 2 days a week at my Dad's heating and air conditioning business. I needed some extra money, and he needed some help...perfect. I love helping out his business. It feels like home to me. Not to mention, the cherry on top is that I get to see my Mom and Dad more often and I am loving every minute of it.

There I was two months ago, in my mode of lamenting about what God had in store for me. Daily, I was asking "am i good at there anything out there for me??" Then out of the clear blue sky, the Lord all but threw 2 jobs in my lap. I love YOU. I bet you must have been smiling Your big, knowing smile all the while I was feeling lonesome and sorry for myself.

I asked and I received. More than I bargained for at that. Thank you, Lord. You never cease to amaze me with your love for me. Your timing is impeccable, as always.

grateful for this new season,