November 26, 2009

What's on Your Nightstand? 2nd installment

It's been a while since I've had a "What's on Your Nightstand" post, so I thought since I was enjoying a couple days off , I would squeeze one in. You will notice, as I post more and more of this type of post, that I enjoy a lot of fiction books. Very seldom will I ready anything besides fiction. I will, occasionally, read non-fiction, but most of time, fiction is my friend. :)

I have actually been trying to read this book for a couple months now. I started reading it in the middle of busy season, so there are days/weeks when I will only read a few pages or none at all. However, this is probably the 20th time I've read this book. No joke. That is not an exaggeration. I LOVE this book. My friend, Jill, bought it for me for my 14th birthday. :) The pages and cover of my copy are very tattered. The spine is cracked and coming apart from the pages. That is a sign of a great book. That doesn't mean the book has been mistreated - it has been loved - several times. :)

"Christy" is a classic that I recommend to anyone who enjoys a good story. It is fiction, but based on true events. Christy Huddleston grows up in a privileged home in a fairly big city, but after one year of college, she decides to move to a remote cove in the Smokey Mountains to teach the children of the cove. The people are very "backwoods" and behind the times, modern conveniences are unheard of, and most of the people don't even own shoes. Christy moves to Cutter Gap to help improve the educational conditions of the children there, but in turn learns very much about herself, God, and how to love the "unlovable."

I can't even totally explain how great the book is! :) Just read it!

And, I've also been skimming through the pages of the New Moon Illustrated Movie Companion. LOL! :) I just saw the movie last week - loved it, by the way. But this book goes through how the movie was made, which contrary to what it sounds like, is actually pretty interesting. :)

November 24, 2009


Sunday afternoon, I met James and his parents at Hendrix for some pictures. He has the cutest smile - love the dimples!! :) He was such a happy boy for our shoot, so getting good shots was easy. Here are a few of my favorites.

November 21, 2009

Max: 3 months

Max has gotten so big since his newborn shoot. :) He is still just as adorable, though! I love this one below - he's totally chilling out. Hilarious! He was a little serious for most of the shoot, but mom and dad managed to get a smile or two out of him. Enjoy the sneak peek!

Emma: 1 year!

Sunday afternoon, it was nice and moderately warm for this time of year - but really, in Arkansas, what is "normal weather" ?? Anyway, I met Emma and her family at their home for some one year pictures of her. I have shot Emma several times, so you probably remember her. I know I say it a lot, but it is just so neat to see these kiddos grow up in pictures! :) She was all smiles for me - as usual. She is such a good poser! :) Here are some of my favorites!

November 18, 2009


Sunday afternoon, I met Olivia at her house for a SUPER fun shoot! She is a girl after my own heart - a dress up diva. So.Much.Fun! Here are a few of my favorites!!

November 16, 2009

Clif, Kristi, Jack, Sam, & Sophie

After Lydia, I met some more old friends for pictures. Old friends as in, friends I've had for a long time. Not old in age.....although they ARE both older than me. :) I took some pictures of this family a couple years ago, and since then, they've made an addition.....Sam and Sophie. So cute! All of their kids are so cute!!! Here are some of my favorites - although it was difficult to narrow down.

Big brother, Jack
Samuel Strong
Sophia Jill

It was great seeing you guys! Love you all so much!!! :)

November 15, 2009


Saturday morning, I met Lydia and her mom and dad for some fall time pictures. I've known Lydia's parents for long time, but haven't seen them since....well, before she was born, I think. I couldn't believe she is 8!! She's such a cutie, and I LOVED her toothless grin. :) Here are some of my favorites!
I love her giggly pictures! :) So fun!

November 3, 2009

Austin Family

Sunday afternoon, I met this family for pictures. It's always nice to take pictures of good friends! The weather was gorgeous and so many trees were changing - beautiful! Here are some of my favorite shots.