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Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States
They always say you can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl. That's me,and now that I am back in the country I couldn't be happier! Thanks to God, we were able to move on to a 40 acre farm. Life on the farm is busy and we are always learning something new. My husband, Brett is the worlds best handyman. He was raised in town but I think that deep down he has always been a country boy. Together we are learning to raise cattle,chickens, and are even venturing into raising goats.We enjoy gardening and we are learning square foot gardening with the help of our mothers. We are striving towards self-sufficient living and hope to be there soon. Along with a passion for the outdoors and animals I also have a passion for photography. I have owned my photography business for about 13 years now. Nothing gives me more pleasure then to photograph a new baby or a couple getting married and beginning a new life together. I hope that you will join us as we learn new things and enjoy life on the farm.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Well our little girl Jessica did it, she graduated on May 18th. Her plans for college is to go to Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas, the same college that I graduated from! I can't believe that the time has come for her to leave us. I know she is just going 30 miles away but it seems like 100 miles to me. There are so many things that you try to install in your children as you raise them, good morals, high standards, and a love for God. In the end it is up to them and you just pray that they remember everything that you have taught them.

I am so proud of Jessica, she has kept her standards high and she is a very loving, caring person. I am proud to call her my daughter. I will miss her so much when she goes away to college in the fall and it is going to seem strange to not have her at the house any longer. And of course I will miss her help! She has always been a big help around the house even if it did take a little or a lot of persuading. In the end she always came through and has made my life much easier. Now that she will be gone we won't have that person there telling us to pick up after ourselves and I can't imagine what the house is going to look like now. Guess that just means that she will have to come home on the weekends to make sure that things aren't getting too bad.

Jessica, from your dad and I both, we love you and are soooooo proud of you. Don't ever change who you are and continue to hold your self high. Don't forget God, and remember to keep him close to you. May you always have that shining smile on your face and may life be everything that you want and more. Don't forget us either! Love Mom and Dad

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Belated Mothers Day

Not only am I blessed with a wonderful mother but I am also blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law. It is thanks to her that I am married to a very talented and caring husband. She raised him with high standards and taught him many things. She also has been a very important part in our lives. She has always been there for us and has used many of her talents to help me decorate our home, throw awsome parties for the kids, and many other things. She is a beautiful person inside and outside and I couldn't ask for a better mother-in-law. I love you and thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do!
Happy Belated Mothers Day

Well I would have posted this yesterday but between photo shoots and working out in the garden and playing with the goats I was kind of busy.
I didn't want to leave it out though so I guess it is better late then never...
This is for my beautiful mother that has always been there for me. I am so grateful for the values that you instilled in me, for the high morals that you set for me, and most of all I am grateful for the unconditional love that you always showed me.
Most people are not blessed enough to have their parents close like I do. I went too long without having my parents close to me and now that they are on the same property as us, I feel blessed everyday to wake up and know that they are there. Like Brett says, they are the "gate keepers". They help take care of Cerinaty, they help with the animals, and they keep us in line.
Thank You Mother for everything that you have done and for everything that you do. I Love You!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cerinaty's School photos

Cerinaty is growing up too fast! It's hard to believe that she will be in 4th grade next year. She is our last baby and we thank God everyday for her. She keeps us young and on our toes.

Cerinaty is blessed to have both of her grandparents close. My parents live on our land with us, they moved their trailer from Joplin, MO about 3 years ago. Brett's parents live in town and are alway coming to spend time with us. As you can see she loves her grandpa, especially when he is being silly.