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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

as you wish

as you wish...

from one of my all time favorite movies... the princess bride!!  i love it--who doesn't???  i don't know just kind of a random thought i had today when i was thinking of something exciting to blog about!!!!

here are a few of my favorites i found on pinterest today!!!  

i am in need of a weekend away!!!!   i love this poster!!!!  so perfect for the way i feel today!!!!

i love this!!  so beautiful....i have been taking lots of wedding pics lately and am so inspired by the different things brides do these days.  love love
so cute and two of my favorite colors....a shopping trip sounds fantastic about now!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

my boy

our lives have been a little consumed with football these days!!!  practice, games and both our nephews last year of high school ball has been keeping us busy.  we don't want to miss a thing!!!!  i have taken over 2500 football photos in the last 2 weeks--so i am slowing making my way through them and sharing my favorites!!!!!  

Monday, August 29, 2011

monday loves...hello

on our way home from pop warner in the big city yesterday!!!  our 3 hour drive home was so beautiful.  alaska is pretty darn amazing (in the summer of course)!!!!
hope you all had a great weekend and i hope to be back real soon with all thats been going on in my corner of the world!!!  lots of love to you all

Monday, August 22, 2011

meet miss kellyn

oh my goodness could she be any cuter??!!!

this is sweet kellyn!!!!
she is the daughter of our dear friends kimberly and avery and holds a very special place in our hearts.  

kellyn is a huge part of kenzi lu and the necklace she is wearing in these pictures is in honor of her and helps raise money and awareness for the pcd foundation.  much more information on kellyn and pcd to come--i couldn't wait to share these precious photos with you and give you a sneak peak at miss kellyn.

photos courtesy of kimberly on kellyns first day of preschool

Sunday, August 21, 2011

monday loves...kenzi lu pic

took a few photos of the fam in their kenzi necklaces today after the football game!!!  oh so exciting!!!  more to come, but here is my fav of our sweet niece!!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

sharing a dream...inspired by the painted path

i love love love julias post over at the painted path.  today she shared her dream--a beautiful dream of creating her own book with her poetry and beautiful artwork.   her post really touched me and i had to take part and share my dream.

i have lots of dreams and all of them involve the arts.  i crave creative time and have been trying for years and years to figure out what road i would travel and make my dream come true.  the thing that i struggle with most is self confidence.  i always doubt myself and let the little obstacles get in the way of making my dreams a reality.  how do i get past that???  how do i get started???  i let all the doubts take control of my mind and ultimately take over my dreams. 

so with that said i have been praying and praying for a sign--something that would lead me to that road that i have craved for so long.  well i have had two amazing opportunities fall into place over the last year.  first is kenzi lu (which i have been dying to share with you, but it has taken so long to get organized--mostly because we are busier than we ever imagined and we have not started advertising)
kenzi lu was started with my friend jessie and is so dear to my heart.  named after my sweet little girl, kenzi lu is a special business that raising awareness and money for 3 very special causes (we hope to expand as we grow).  we make necklaces and all the proceeds are donated to our three causes.  i wanted to have the site completely up and running but i really think you should check it out.  here is the link to kenzi lu loves.  please let me know what you think.  there is so much more information that will be on there shortly, but it will give you an idea.  oh this gives me goose bumps!!!  i love creating something beautiful and helping others all at the same time.  love love love!!!!!

second, i have always dreamed of photography.  i love it and it makes my heart happy.  it is for sure my biggest and most exciting dream.  a few weeks ago i received a phone call from one of our local photographers asking me to help out at weddings.  i am so thrilled to have this opportunity to learn from her--she is amazing!!!  photography has always been a dream of mine.  i love it!!!  i am so thankful for so many reasons.  thank you thank you thank you

thank you julia for the inspiration and happiness that you filled my heart with today!!



life is a classroom.  we are both student and teacher.  each day is a test.  and each day we receive a passing or failing grade in one particular subject: grace.  grace is compassion, gratitude, surrender, faith, forgiveness, good manners, reverence, and the list goes on.  its something money can't buy and credentials rarely produce.  being the smartest, the prettiest, the most talented, the richest or even the poorest can't help.  being a humble person can, and being a helpful person can guide you through your days with grace and gratitude.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


this weekend was my sons real first pop warner game.   omg!!!!  crazy how intense these little guys are!!!!  here he is!!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

random thoughts

i would love a coconut soy latte right now!!!!!

when i was younger i wanted to drive a bmw

my son doenst like vegetables and it drives me crazy!!!!!

i can't wait to share kenzi lu with you!!!!!  it is taking so much longer than i thought--but it has to be just right!!!!

i wish summer vacation lasted all year

i am so so so thankful for our family and good friends

i am growing my hair out and hope i never get the urge to cut it short again

i wish life wasn't so busy!!!

have a super weekend!!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

playing with sunshine

Originally uploaded by my corner 49

i love taking pictures right into the sun!! so exciting to see what it will do in the lens!!
love love the sun!!!

2 weddings and a football game

this last weekend was a whirlwind!!  friday night i photographed my friend alyse's wedding reception.  it was so beautiful and so much fun.  saturday i helped photograph a wedding for one of our local photographers. what a great opportunity she has given me to learn more about my camera and the world of wedding photography.  sunday we traveled to the big city for our sons first pop warner football game!!!  it was really fun and quite an experience.  

i am having some troubles figuring out how to get photos on here so if anyone has a mac and has some advice for me i would love to hear from you!!!!!  thanks.  

Monday, August 8, 2011

monday loves...alyse and matt

Originally uploaded by my corner 49

here is a sneak peak at alyse and matt's alaskan reception. they are such a sweet couple and they were so much fun to photograph

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

fun new things

here is the beautiful rachel
her new blog a crazy beautiful is absolutely adorable-you have to check it out! enjoy 

so my new computer arrived today-woo too!!  i have a lot to learn but i couldn't be happier with my finger tips on my very own macbook pro!!  i have waited a long time for this day!!!  YAY!!!

do you have fabulous weekend plans???  

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

a crazy beautiful

Omg!!!!!!! Rachels new blog is amazing!!!!! Please check it out!!!!!!! So glad to have her back in the blog world!!!!!!!

(I am blogging from my iPad right now and it is a little frustrating!!!! I don't know how to do anything—my Mac book should be here any day so I will post a link and pics of rachels crazy beautiful world very soon!!!)