Tuesday, January 27, 2009

in the works...Jessica + Nate

Finally got to photograph Jessica and Nate! We had been rained out several weeks in a row...it would be gorgeous during the week and as soon as Saturday came, it rained..and kept raining on Sunday. It wasn't the best weather on Saturday, but it was our chance, and no sun=no shadows on faces:). A little preview..how much does Jessica look like Courteney Cox??crazy...



Friday, January 23, 2009

about time!

So, it's about time I post some pictures from New York. I've been busy with life: cleaning, spending time with husband, work, playing with puppy while he's still a puppy:).
The trip was great! Got to see a lot and walk a lot! I think the city may be slightly over rated, but it was still a place that I wanted to see before I died and so i'm glad i got the chance.

We arrived the day they were taking down the famous tree. Luckily they took it down that night, so we were able to see it!


This is a view from the Empire State Building. So worth the $20 to go up.


Times Square during the day


Times Square at night


I loved seeing this just because it was in Home Alone Lost in NY


Frozen hot chocolate at midnight at Serendipity (famous from the movie)


Little Italy


Central Park


Tavern on the Green. For all you Hills fans, this is where they hosted the season finale. Such a beautiful place inside. Tons of colorful chandeliers and mirrors.


Not a big fan of the Today show, but i was that day. We made TV and got to shake Meredith's hand


There she is...


The group in the subway


Had a blast, miss you girls!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

close call

So, have you ever had those times where you are so thankful for life? for the day you've been given? I'm having one right now. Some of my friends and I just got back from an awesome trip to New York. As we were about to take off that Monday night, I was reading an article in USA Today about a record amount of time that airlines had gone without having a fatal crash. It said the probability of you dying in an airline crash is the same as one of your kids becoming the president in your lifetime. We flew home Monday night from LaGuardia to Charlotte. Today, a flight leaving LaGuardia on it's way to Charlotte, hit a flock of seagulls upon take off. 6 minutes after the plane took off, it headed into the Hudson River, which was about 42ish degrees. Thank Jesus everyone survived and are being treated. I can't imagine being on that flight. I would have probably died of shock as soon as something seemed wrong ( I am THAT afraid of flying). As always though, bad times/events can always set the stage for good to happen/come of it. I'm glad this did not happen with our flight, but at the same time I have a feeling that the people on this flight are going to begin to put things in their life into perspective and live it up because they've had a brush with death. Praise Jesus for having a hand on this plane.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New York New York

posted by Mike Crawford

This time tomorrow I will be on a plane headed to New York (pray for safety because I am terrified of flying!) I absolutely love traveling and am wanting to see as much as possible in the 4 days we are there. I'm taking an old powershot digital camera, so I'm already bummed about the quality of the pictures I'll take, but I don't want to risk anything happening to a nicer camera. So for the next 5 days I leave you with a classic from Frank. Please pray for our trip!

New york, new york

Start spreading the news, Im leaving today
I want to be a part of it - new york, new york
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it - new york, new york

I wanna wake up in a city, that doesnt sleep
And find Im king of the hill - top of the heap

These little town blues, are melting away
Ill make a brand new start of it - in old new york
If I can make it there, Ill make it anywhere
Its up to you - new york, new york

New york, new york
I want to wake up in a city, that never sleeps
And find Im a number one top of the list, king of the hill
A number one

These little town blues, are melting away
Im gonna make a brand new start of it - in old new york
And if I can make it there, Im gonna make it anywhere

It up to you - new york new york

Monday, January 5, 2009

Our first Christmas together:) So much newness and much more busyness. Loved every minute of it!
*It was so easy and not frustrating at all to take down ornaments...You don't put a lot on the tree, you don't have to take as many off:)


I love this picture because this is us most nights - Me, no makeup. Jack, tired from a looong day. Benson, being cute no matter what he does.


Friday, January 2, 2009

36 hours, 13 driving

The last 36 hours have been a blur! Jack and I are blessed to have family with some serious connections at Clemson so we were hooked up with free tickets to the Gator Bowl. SO blessed and thankful! I got off work around 12 Wednesday. We arrived in Jacksonville around 7 that night, laid down for an hour, drove into downtown Jacksonville to eat and walk around. Went to bed right after midnight. Woke up at 7. Got to the game around 10:30. Game ended (badly) at 5:30ish..longest game I've probably ever been to. Got on the road around 7. Stopped to eat with Jack's family at Steak and Shake..great shakes:). Got back on the road around 8. Got home at 12:45. At work at 9 this morning. ugh. I'm tired. Got to see some great friends I haven't seen in awhile so it was worth the drive. I love traveling to Clemson games. There seems to be more unity between fans at away games. Downtown Jacksonville was pretty cool. I had my high-quality camera phone handy:)..Had to do 3 images to get the entire view. Pretty right? Hope everyone's New Year was awesome and more relaxing than mine!

*Sorry for the lack of quality pictures. My sweet puppy chewed through his first cord the other day..the one to my MacBook Pro. luckily those are not expensive to replace (sarcasm). I promise some to come soon when i have power again!