Sunday, January 23, 2011

New blog!

Hello! I am pleased as punch to tell you that my new blog is up and running. Please go to

I would be even more pleased if you would subscribe to my blog there. I already have a couple of new posts for ya.

Good bye to the sweet little blogger world that got me started. Now we're off to bigger and better places. See you there!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

We're moving!! a new blog

Hey friends! I am soon moving to a new blog. It will be a fun and gorgeous new blog that I AM ABSOLUTELY SO EXCITED ABOUT!!!!!!!! When its ready I would love for you to follow me there. I think...I hope...I will have it ready sometime over the weekend. I will let you know. It will include both some personal and some Lens Envy posts which is going to be SO nice for me to have everything in one place and I promise to make it enjoyable. :) You will hear from me again soon with the new address.

I left this following message on my Lens Envy blog in case you're interested:

Howdy! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week. I am in the process of setting up a new and improved blog! I am absolutely stoked about it. My photos will be amazing, my words will be riveting and my posting inspiration renewed...I hope. ;-)

I hope to have things up and running over there in the next few days. I have a big fancy weekend of nothingness but intense web time. I'm talking hosting/domain/database/URL/IP address/bandwidth/posting tutorial madness. You're jealous, right? I feel like if I ever get this thing up and running I will be able to hack the President's email. (kidding...kind of) You would think being married to a MIS major would come in handy in such situations, but Mr. Lens Envy seems to have a full plate himself. Needless to say this set-up should be an interesting adventure for me.

Another big change taking place will be the content of the blog. It will include my Lens Envy posts, news, and photos (in a slightly different format) and also some of my personal posts and family ventures. I think it will be fun for the readers--friends, family, clients and everyone in between--to see it all. I say all the time that my clients are like friends and family and Lens Envy is my why not combine the two?

Anyway, when this new bad baby is officially open for business, you will be the firsts to hear about it. When I make the big announcement I do hope that you will all follow me there.

Have a great Friday and much love to you!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hudson dances with the Movers

Hudson loves the Imagination Movers. I caught him in the act.

Hudsons dances with the movers from Erin Hollis on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas 2010 in pics...because I'm too tired to talk about it.

 Pumped about his football!

 Lots of paper and happiness about Santa

 Baking a cake with Mammie Christmas morning.


 He got a grill from Mammie and Deedah. Now he can grill with dad!

 Bailey got a sweet little furball from Santa. Introducing: Honey!

 We all got a little snow for Christmas. :)

 Hudson loved it

 My sister and her family. Plus my little camera hog.

He helped Bebe and Poppy make a gingerbread house Christmas Eve...or he ate all the candy. Im unsure.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas countdown

Only 4 more days till the big guy in the red suit arrives!!! I am so excited, I feel like a child. I haven't been this excited for Christmas in a long time. I think my excitement stems from Hudson. I feel his energy and anticipation and it fuels mine. This is going to be such a fun year with him. He has really grasped the concept this year. I think Christmas morning will be absolutely delightful. A tornado of wrapping paper and squeals and I CANNOT WAIT!!!!

Whenever he gets a present he says "FOR ME!?". It is so sweet! Amazing how things change as we get older and start expecting things.

I love his innocence right now. I know it will only be a matter of time before that precious innocence is gone and it breaks my heart. I hate the thought of all the things he'll be exposed to over time. I just want to bottle him up. There's nothing sweeter than this time we've been given with him. There are days I get so frustrated with him and he drives me crazy. There are times when I want the questions to stop, the whines to come to an end, times I want some peace and quiet besides bedtime, and times that I wish he would stop following me around the house. Then later I feel guilty for wishing those times away because I know this time with him will be fleeting in the grand scheme of things. I know all you moms out there can relate.

Most importantly I pray you all remember the reason for this season and share that with your families. God sent his son to earth. To walk with us in the flesh. To be ridiculed by the ones He made and ultimately die for us. Be thankful.

On a lighter note: here are some pics of Hudson and Santa from last weekend. He loved Santa this year. They were an adorable pair. I hope you all have a very and blessed Merry Christmas!!!!

 He was starstruck.

 Talking to Santa. Look at that little hand. :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas to Buddy

So. We have a dog. I know, he is never mentioned on this blog or in any of my conversations. He is usually completely, totally neglected. Poor Buddy. He lives a hard life in captivity with plenty of food and water in a huge backyard. He used to be an inside dog before Hudson came along and when Hudson became mobile Buddy sought refuge in the yard and never really begged to come back in...until it becomes unbearably hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Who can blame him?

He hasn't been in the house in a few months and he was disgusting. Smelly, dirty, and muddy. Poor Buddy.

The temperatures took a plunge to freezing and so that means its time to bring the pup indoors.

For those of you who haven't met Buddy in person: he's huge. He weighs 113 pounds. He is very energetic when new people come around or when guests arrive. He has never used the bathroom in the house--he'll hold it for hours until we come home. He is a pretty good guard dog when he's not eating or sleeping. He loves Lantis and I. He let's Hudson use him as his jungle gym. He is extremely patient with Hudson. I think Hudson drives him crazy following him around the house and talking to him, but he tries not to let it show. He will sleep for hours if you let him. He just lays in whatever room we are in and watches us do our thing. He is literally the perfect family dog. I am so ashamed that I dont mention him more or give him more credit for the wonderful animal that he is.

Lantis and I rescued Buddy when he was about a year old. Now he's somewhere in the neighborhood of 7. He came to us house trained and looking for love. We have adored our years with sweet Buddy. Now we get to watch our child adore Buddy as well. God blessed with a wonderful creature to care for.  

 We had Buddy groomed yesterday so that he could enjoy the comfort of the indoors for the next few cold months. Last night I was able to capture a few sweet moments with Buddy and Huddy. Hudson in his Christmas PJ's and Buddy in his festive collar. They are quite the pair. I love my boys!

 Buddy loved his Christmas collar. Lantis did not.

Hudson and his elf, Theo.