Welcome to Life Stories...

Welcome to My Life's Story! Mine is made up of so many wonderful people-purposfully woven together! Everything we do is with and for each other and I am so glad that you have taken the time to stop by- so grab your favorite cup of coffee and Enjoy!

What I love most: my family, my friends, my son's giggles when he thinks he is getting away with something... great conversation, anything with a good title, bold coffee, anyone with a zest for life, exciting and fresh ideas, anything crafty, getting my hands dirty, dancing in the rain and weddings! (all weddings!)

I am happiest: when I can share what I see through a lens. Just as there are no two people alike, neither are views on life. I strive to uniquely photograph any event or person so their style can easily be seen.

"Life Happens... Picture it Boldly!"

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

They Went... Skyyyyy Diving!

I have the best bosses in the world! Not many people can honestly say that they enjoy working with their boss... And even fewer have the privilege to say they enjoy hanging out with their boss' family and friends. I am one of those few fortunate people who loves going to work every day... 98% of them anyway. So when Neal gave Beth and Melissa the gift of jumping I got excited to get involved. Neal had the idea to make this bulls eye so their jump instructors could easily navigate the way safely to the ground... Little did they know that he also had bets going on who would bounce the highest! Oops, I might not should have said that.. sorry Neal.

On the day of the jump the weather here in Jax was nasty and raining, but a couple of hours away in the Cape the sun was bright and the skies were a perfect day for a jump! I was so tempted to sign up and jump with them, but thought my time might be better served on the ground... Truth be known, I just wanted to get my nerve up! We had a blast all day laughing and cutting up! Beth was playing Sally O'Malley which had me in stitches... "Because I'mmmmmmm 5-0!" She is a riot! Melissa was busy re-applying her makeup (only briefly.... not alllll day.) and Courtney was just hanging out til jump time... We just had such a fun group of friends together and it made the wait for them to get to jump fun.

Of course you know me, I had to fill my time taking photos of everything- I was soon enthralled with the guys packing the shoots- you have to have a lot of trust in these guys. your life is literally in their hands. They worked hard, never letting me disrupt what they were doing- they were total troopers and I have to hand it to them because they were sweating and never missed a beat as busy as they were. Thanks for letting me get in your face.. literally..

I tried to set this slide up with a compilation of music I thought would be fun and pertains to the series of events. I hope you guys enjoy. I did- thanks so much for making me as much a part of your family as you do! I always have fun with you. To View The Slide Show... Click Here! ~S.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sending you Love...

I know it is a little early, but I just want to wish everyone a lot of Love, Laughter and most importantly Romance... Kisses to each of you... Love, ~S.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Little Girl is Growing Up...

It hit me pretty hard today that my daughter is preparing for high school... Seriously, High School? I am not old enough to have a daughter in high school yet... Good grief! I actually almost cried today thinking about it- almost. I remember when Bailes started kindergarten- I lost it and I have a feeling I will lose it on the first day of high school.

I have to say- She truly is an amazing girl and I try to tell her as often as I can how remarkable I think she is. Anyway, she auditioned for Theatre Performance at Douglas Anderson tonight and I would like for everyone to say a prayer that God will show favor over her and allow her to be accepted into this school. I truly believe that she will excel in the arts if given the opportunity. (Really, she gets it honest and bless her heart she has had her whole life to practice...) Thanks everyone and I will let you know as soon as we hear from the school. ~S.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Celebration Opened its Doors Again Today.

We launched a new church in Camden today and I was so glad to be a part of the festivities. Pastor Stovall reminded me today that we are here on this earth to serve- not to be served. As tired (and grumpy) that I get and how I long to stay in bed on Sundays... I know that I am a part, if even small, of something MUCH larger than myself. As hectic as my life seems, I know that God has given me the most incredible talent and I intend on using it to the best of my abilities. I still have a lot of learning to do that I might one day live up to my potential, but I am loving the journey and the wonderful people who bless and enrich my life on the way to where ever it is I am going.

It was so nice today to see us grow and how we can impact everyone around us- Remember you never know how much that smile may mean to the person beside you in the check out line or how your attitude may impact a stranger... Being a good Christian goes beyond going to church- or doing something nice for people we know... It is about so much more and everything we do is a part of so much more. God knows we aren't perfect, but He is and his mercies are new everyday. And so should ours be.

Be blessed and be a blessing... ~S.

Princess Madison....

Celebrated her birthday this weekend with friends and family- but for her actual birthday she was treated like a real princess at the Magic Kingdom and even had breakfast with Prince Charming... How exciting is that? She met Cinderella, Belle and many other of her favorite Disney characters and even had them sign her book and had her pictures taken with them. What more could a girl ask for... except for a great party with everyone you love most. So for a very special little princess we wish you a very special birthday! Enjoy being 5- it is a very great age! ~S.

Our Friend Zak...

Turned 4 this weekend! For the longest time it has been the Three Amigos- Zak, Ayden & Lily.... Zak's mom Cathy jokes that Zak will be the "goofy best man" at Ayden and Lily's wedding someday. I guess we'll just have to see when the time comes- but for now we'll cherish the fun times on the journey there. Amber and Lily came up from Tampa so it made the day even more special- I am so glad they are all such good friends. And I hope that they can grow up together. They have all known each other their whole lives and what a story they could write some day- or at least have crazy stories to share at their weddings! I am so glad to have spent the evening with you guys. Much love, ~S.

Girls just wanna have fun.

I am so very blessed to have my girl friends in my life. I have always been the kind of person who goes for quality over quantity. So when it comes to having friends I try to be very selective because as my pastor says, "If you want to know how your life will turn out look at the people you hang out with." So it is very important to me that I surround myself with like minded people who will lift me up in every area of my life and who will be there when I need a friendly face or a swift kick in the butt.. And my girls are sure to one or the other or both on the same day if necessary.

Be assured that what ever your question is about the photos in the slide show the answer is, "I don't have a clue." That is my answer and I'm sticking to it. I love you guys. Enjoy! ~S.