Friday, November 12, 2010

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Friday, November 5, 2010

my garden is confused

As I write this post, I am contemplating turning on my heat.  
My house is freezing and the weather outside is rather chilly.
Fall has set in and now we are feeling some wintery temperatures for the first time.  
Up until this week, our weather here in the south has remained quite warm.

My garden is so confused.  It is still producing lots of good stuff.
All through October, I noticed lots of new veggies appearing.
I love walking out there and seeing the plants remaining VERY green and full of life.
Red and green chilis
Crazy hot habenero peppers.
{I have a funny story about these little guys in an upcoming post.}

And this plant has been my favorite ALL summer.  
It's full of tiny chili peppers.
Full of color.
And hundreds of peppers.
Still producing...

We even have tons of these little pumpkins.
I was so excited to pick them and decorate the house with our very own PUMPKINS
for Halloween!

Yep...even a few gourds.
But this is my most prized veggie for the fall.
Finally, after months and months of caring for this plant,
I got me a sweet yellow bell pepper.
First one from the October.

The bugs kept eating them {no matter what I tried}.
But, when fall set in and the temperatures cooled off just a more bugs.
I finally got to pick and EAT one BEFORE the bugs.
And now, my pepper plant is full of them!  YAY!!
I told you our garden was confused.
Our zinnias died, fried from the extreme heat during the summer.
Look what's blooming again...
All of our plants seem confused and still blooming.
With the first signs of winter approaching {today, in fact...brrrrrr!}
and freezing temperatures forecasted for tonight,
mother nature is about to show my garden who is in charge!

It was good while it lasted...all through the fall.
Quite YUMMY in fact!

still behind on posting

More Halloween photos...

The boys got to dress for school.  

Sam's dress up day was actually a few weeks ago.  Apparently I had not seen the note that came home from Sam's elementary school notifying me of this big day.  So, on the way home from school I overheard Sam telling his brother "I get to dress up tomorrow for school and I am going to be a pirate."  I panicked!  We threw this pirate costume together {with the help on Nonnie and Party City} in a flash.  

One catch, he had to be a book character.
So we pulled this book off of the kids' bookshelf {one of my boys' favorites} and sent him on his way.

Whew...nice save!

The kids got to "parade" through the hallways to show off their costumes during the 
Character Parade.

There's Sam and his amazing teacher, Mrs. Buff!

James actually got dress up the Friday before Halloween.

Argh Matey!

I snapped these pix as we were walking out the door for preschool.

Notice the breakfast cereal in his hand. 
That's just how we roll {and yes, I just said that}.

Oh how I love the picture below, of the little ones saying the blessing before snack time.

This is James and his best buddy, Cody.

This is Mrs. Julie.
Mrs. Julie and I are actually friends - we went to elementary school together.
She take very good care of my sweet boy!
And she tolerates that crazy kid, too!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

argh matey

Yep, you guessed it...
more Halloween aftermath {I'm not quite done yet}.

This is THE BUSIEST time of year for me {as a photographer}.
I am photographing beautiful families left & right
for the upcoming holiday season.

I have 6 sessions to edit as of right now
and 5 sessions coming up this weekend.

I did take some time to use my talents on my own kidddos!
We did a little Halloween Mini-Session in the backyard on Monday {after Halloween}.

They made the most ADORABLE pirates EVER!!
And ABSOLUTELY LOVED being "in" character for this mini-session.

Lil' Matey MAX







Just about to throw a fit.  
Then I brought in the reward for smiling at mommy's camera...



And, now Sam's turn.



Pirate SAM






Last, but not least...

Scallywag JAMES




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