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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Life is too short

I just wanted to take a moment and reflect on how short but yet valuable our lives are. It's really the only thing on this planet of real value. We should cherish, appreciate and respect it to the utmost. My reason for this blog posting today is on a very sad note. One of our dear faithful sisters' passed away today. I was very much appreciative that myself along with some other friends had the privilege and opportunity to visit the sister just hours before she passed away.

I just want to encourage you to always put forth the effort to love those who are precious to you. Life is short and we are not promised tomorrow.

My condolence goes out to the Kaufman Family.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Just Us Girls Day

J.U.G. stands for Just Us Girls Day! Oh did I need that day too!  We had so much fun, me, and my close girlfriends Marnetta and Stephanie.  

We started out the day with Breakfast at a very popular spot call "Thumbs Up".  I understand why it's call that.  The food is definitely 2 thumbs up for me!!  Since we all wanted to try a little bit of each other's food we just ordered and shared....mmm, it was so good words can not describe it. :) 


We started out with this Delicious drink call Lou's Coffee. It's 1/2 hot chocolate and 1/2 coffee. If you go, you gotta try it.


Then came Breakfast.

Yes Thumbs Up had our vote!

Our next stop was Piece a Cake. They have all these great cakes and they close early on Saturdays so we had to get there before they closed. I forgot to mention that while i was stuffing my face with food in mid bite. I realized I had forgot my spa gift certificate....yikes!!! I know, I know....it was a hurt feeling for me too realizing we had come to the city only to have forgotten my gift certificate...now Stephanie being the kind, gracious, sweet friend :) went all the way back to my house so I could get my spa certificate...of course there was a price to pay for that. (hee hee)....Steph, I just playing, but again I want to say "THANK YOU".

Ok so now were back on track and it's a little after noon by the time we finished eating at Thumbs Up and driving back to my house, stopping at Piece of Cake. Now were on our way to the Spa. Once we got there we had a little struggle with Stephanie. But we finally convinced her get a spa treatment, even though we had to use some force....well Marnetta did, I was just the picture taker. (hee hee) Why, you ask did we have a struggle with Stephanie? Well let's just stay "what happens on JUG Day, stay on on JUG Day" LOL


But in the end, Stephanie was glad she did get her spa treatment.

Then it was off to the Exhibition of Dialog in the Dark.  
When we arrived at Atlantic Station there was a very long line but come to find out that ALL SHOWS were sold out for Saturday (boo boo). No worries, were going back this weekend, but all wasn't lost, because we hadn't seen Benjamin Button.  

It's a 3 hour movie but well worth it. After a great breakfast, the spa, a movie, we ended the evening with a wonderful dinner at my favorite place Houston's. Well that's all forks!


I encourage all girlfriends to have a JUG DAY once a month!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


I love Saturdays and this Saturday I'm having a JUG Day. What is JUG Day you ask? Well I'll tell you more about it soon! Despite it being 20 degrees right now, the high is suppose to be 40. But it doesn't bother me, because it's JUG Day!!! yay!! talk to you later!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Meet Jayce

Welcome Jayce! she arrived on 12/31/08. The last day of the year. What a great tax break (LOL). Just a few hours short of being a 2009 baby...well that's ok. She is loved just the same. Here are some photos I wanted to share with you of her session. For the most part Jayce was very cooperative. She let us do just about anything :) 

such a cutie pie




she has the cutest room too!

I love this image because to me it just says "I RULE THIS HOUSE". 
Thanks Julius and Kenniqua for allowing me to photograph Jayce.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hello 2009!!!

This is my first entry for the New Year and sorry for the delay, but I've been extremely busy with some up and coming projects I'm excited about and will share with you soon. But for now I wanted to tell you about my friend's awesome baby shower I was invited to Saturday. Now I've been to my share of baby showers but never one like this....CO-ED. This was a VERY FUN baby shower with participation from the guys as well as the ladies. Here are just a few of the hightlights i was able to snap.

the decorations were very unique and different, i love them.


Have you ever seen a cake like this before.....awesome and it was DELICIOUS!!!!Youman_3

Plenty of food and everything was very tasty, but the Chili was mmmm,mmmm good. Alisha, my special "Thank You" to the Cooks.Youman_4

Jennifer was so beautiful, she is sure a glowing mother-to-be.

Of course we couldn't pass up the game where you guess her waist size... or is it her belly size....oh I can't remember...but can you guess what her size is?

Oh, now this was the hightlight of the party, besides the wonderful gifts...the guys had their game, and as you can see it got a little physical...in the end Chris, the daddy-to-be won.....psst.....he cheated though, but we'll let him slide (hee heee) 


all in all, we had a great time...

I think Chris enjoyed opening the gifts a little more LOL. Some one remembered he wanted a "man bag" for the baby and he got it!!! yay!! let's here it for Daddy!! But the happy couple really appreciated everything.

This is Jennifer's family, her sister, grandmother, mother, her husband, and Uncle. She has lots of love and support as her and Chris embark on this new and special journey of their life together. A new branch on the family tree is about to spout as the generation continues...family is important and it's just as important to remember these special moments and occasions like this, it's history in the making, a legacy to look back on with those that mean so much to us. So document them with photos.

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