Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shamrock 1/2!

I ran the Shamrock Half Marathon over St. Patrick's Day Weekend--soooo glad to have it done and over with! It was supposed to be a fun thing for my husband and I to do, but his knee didn't allow him to train at all and he didn't end up running with me. So, I hit the road solo and actually had a fun race! I finished up in 2 hrs 2o min. Not my best time, but considering the nasty cold I had not even a week prior and my less than stellar training, I'm happy with my time. This was my 3rd 1/2 marathon before the age of 30! That makes 3 for me, 0 for Garrett...but who's counting, right? ;)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Pioneer Woman came to Virginia Beach over St. Patty's weekend! My friend and I waited in line for 3 hours to meet her (which made us SUPER annoyed b/c we had numbered tickets for the line that he bookstore didn't honor). When we finally got up to her, she signed her new cookbook for me and I even asked a question about my iron skillet. She was very pleasant, down to earth and nice in person. Lesson learned though: I won't wait 3 hours to meet anyone anymore...well, unless it's my fav, Beyonce!

p52 week 12

p52 Week 12-Hunger
Since going Vegan for Lent, I've been experiencing my share of 'hunger' for certain things...Jack is eating one of them-a Snickers egg. See the delicious caramel string?? Little stinker enjoyed every last bite too!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

beautiful girl

my friend Danielle and I took pics of Grace the other day in red lipstick and pearls. we had a TON of fun and our little beauty did fabulous.

Danielle took these...absolutely AMAZING.
i took these of our pretty girl. SO glad we did this--i'll LOVE these pics FOREVER!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

p52 Week 11

Project 52-Week 11
The "Eyes" of March

my beautiful and sassy girl with her stunning eyes.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Character Dinners

I found a discount deal online for 2 character dinners at our local mall for $15. I scooped it up and scheduled dinners with Belle from Beauty and Beast and Spiderman!!

Grace and Mommy went first--Grace was putting on her lip gloss, of course!

waiting to go in and meet Belle!
she kept putting crayons in her purse...awesome, a thief!
Giving Belle her lip gloss
2 pretty princesses!
they had pizza and got to decorate their own cupcake...Grace just ate the spoonful of icing! She gets that from her Grandma!
Thanking Belle for a fun evening with a hug and picture before she has to return to her castle.
Jack and Daddy went the week after. Poor Jackson was sick with a fever, but we didn't dare cancel on Spiderman!

Daddy's camera was dead so he took pics with his phone, not as good but still so cute!

The kids absolutely LOVED it...and for $15, Mommy and Daddy loved it too!

Friday, March 9, 2012

J+G recent

p52 Week 10

Week 10- Be Still

My great friend D's little girl, C. We try to get together as much as we can and practice our photography on each other's children. They play together, we badger them, they revolt. It's an ongoing battle.

Once in awhile, they don't mind the camera in their face and they listen to our pleas to "be still and let me take your picture!"

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

p52 week 9

Week 9- A Great Leap
linked up with Darcy at

Had a lot of fun practicing with this. Started with my shutter speed really low (1/5) and worked my way up. The blurred ones were fun, but this one cracked me up.