Monday, October 4, 2010


I have wanted a pair of TOMS since I heard about them! Not only are they adorable but also when you buy a pair a child in need receives a pair of shoes as well. How amazing is that? I was torn between the gold glittery classics and another pair called the cordones I stumbled upon yesterday. Jason ended up talking me into the second pair. I CANNOT wait for them to get here! Even though I didn't get the glittery ones I have a feeling they will be in my possession at some point in the future. :) If you havent checked them out before I would strongly suggest you do so!
I think these will be perfect for fall and everything else!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sneak Peak Caryn + Ben Engagements

This weekend I had the great privilege of taking pictures of Caryn, Ben, and Brayden. Caryn and Ben are getting married in March and Caryn has asked me to be her Maid of Honor!! How amazing is that?! The four of us headed to My Big Backyard in Memphis Botanical Gardens to take the first set of their engagement pictures. This place couldn't be anymore fun for children and adults! We had a great time and I cant wait to take some of the soon to be Mr and Mrs very soon. Until then here is a peak of our adventure....

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sara is Getting Married!

Tonight Sara, her mom, Lexie, Katie, Carla, and I went to look for bridesmaid dresses. After deciding on one we thought Sara should try on a few wedding dresses. She ended up trying on three.. each one we loved more than the one before. Sara ended up picking a BEAUTIFUL gown!! She absolutely looks like a princess. After deciding on her wedding dress we decided that the bridesmaid dresses would be too casual so we are back to square one with that one.. which was the whole reason to go tonight haha. While trying on dresses Sara told me that she had chosen me to be her Maid of Honor! I couldn't be more honored and excited all at the same time to be her MOH!!! (notice all of the exclamation marks :) Tonight was so much fun and I cant wait for her big day!

This is obviously not the dress chosen but doesn't she look beautiful?!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer Update

I know I said I was going to get better at updating my blog closer together but this summer has been a little crazy (like the rest of my life :). With school starting I hope I will have more structure in my life and will have some time to spend on the computer doing something other than homework. The past 2 months have been filled with lots of events. One being my best friend Olivia Bogdan moved to Germany for a year. This obviously shook my world up a lot. I couldn't be more excited for her and the experiences she is going to have but the selfish side of me wanted to keep her here. Another being that my cousin Andy and his precious pregnant wife Britt came to Memphis for a visit! I watched a little girl named Ellie and her little brother Jack for most of July while working on 3 summer classes. The Lord definitely provided this job so I could work and go to school at the same time! I said goodbye to Olivia on July 2nd which was terrible but after leaving Dickson I made my way to Clarksville to see Elinor. This was my first time going home with El and it just so happened to be the weekend of the 4th. We had a great time and I loved getting to know her family. July 16th I got to fly to Colorado to see my parents! It was a much needed trip. As soon as I got off of the plane I FINALLY met my sweet Arden (Dan and Jenny's baby)! We tried and tried to make her come before I left CO at Christmas time but she waited until after I left so it was wonderful getting to meet her! While I was there we also had Britt and Andy's baby shower for Sam! I cant wait to meet him as well :)! When I came home I attended 2 of Rhonda's showers which were wonderful! We couldn't be more excited about the arrival of Maddie Grace. The highlight of Caryn and Jason's summer was when we all went to Minglewood and saw HANSON. I felt like I was 12 all over again! The guys were great. I was actually more excited about ROONEY who opened for the brothers. I found out just before the show that the singer was the guy from Princess Diaries. Pretty cool huh? On a different note the Charnes family recently suffered from the passing of a wonderful woman. Ms Madolyn's mother went home to be with the Lord on August 14th. We hate that she is no longer with us but we celebrate for she is no longer in any pain and is now in the presence of the Lord.

It has been a great summer and now it is coming to an end with school starting on Monday. I never thought I would say this but I am ready! I'm ready to finish school and graduate so I can move on to the next part of my life :)

Liv's last night in Memphis

Trip to Dickson

Sweet little Ellie

Our last picture together before she leaves and she doesn't smile. Typical :)

Taken right after we saw a naked man in downtown Memphis.

Britt's babyshower