Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gorilla Woman

Once again, I had a Great Day with my Sister Michele ( taking pictures and having Sis time!  She brought a special coat with her today.  It is a Gorilla fur coat that her Grandmother Naomi Wimmenauer gave to her before she passed away.  I am totally against the harm of animals for furs, but this coat was made about 60 years ago when times were different and the wearing of fur was not an issue.  Just let me say, when she said she had a gorilla fur my first thought was...What???  But it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen and knowing it belonged to her grandmother and it had so much history behind it, made it even more special to touch.  Sis, I hope this picture will always remind you of your Beautiful Grandmother are the spitting image of her...a Beauty to Behold!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

We ♥ Our Pets

Week #49 Photo Challenge "Pets Only"

This weeks photo challenge over at is "Pets Only".

I chose this picture of my 10 year old Boxer named "Breanna" and my 2 year old Satin Peruvian Silkie Guinea Pig named "Bhaji". 
As you can see by the look on Breanna's face, this was becoming quite boring for her.  She is old and she couldn't care less about Bhaji or this photo shoot! Unexpectedly, I liked this picture of her eyes closed the best! 
Bhaji and Breanna are very good friends and love napping together!

Now get your critter lovin' self on over to iHeartFaces and check out the other pet photos Y'all!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mirror Mirror on the Wall...Who's the Fairest of them ALL???

My Beautiful Sister Michele....Of Course!!!

My sister Michele ( stopped by my office yesterday afternoon for lunch and to catch up with me.  Then I told her I had a great idea for a photo that I would like for her to try.  And being her usual cooperative self she agreed to do it.  Just like I had imagined the picture in my head...SNAP! There it was! This picture was taken in my office using only the natural light coming through the windows. 
I am so in love with this shot.  But beautiful photos are easy when you have a Beautiful model Y'all!

Thanks Sis! Can't wait to show off more pics of you! You are truly Beautiful...inside and out!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

iHeartFaces Week #48 Photo Challenge "Sweet Dreams"

I ♥ Sweet Dreams

This weeks photo challenge over at is "Sweet Dreams."

Tonight when my little man Brandon started to nod off I slipped into bed with him and... HE WOKE UP! That's just my luck! But I told him I only wanted to snap a real quick photo of him dreaming and to just go back to sleep.  I had the camera on a tripod, with the timer set and snapped the shot.  He didn't want anymore flashing lights and rolled this was my only photo. 
I tried to keep the main focus on him, but I sure do wish I had about a dozen more shots to work with!
I enjoy being behind the camera as well as in front of the camera...thank goodness for tripods and timers y'all!

Now if you would like to see more "Sweet Dream" photos, go on and click on the above link to iHeartFaces and have yourself a ball. It's a great place to share photography ideas and make new friends!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

iHeartFaces Week 47 Photo Challenge “We ♥ Tooshies”

“We ♥ Tooshies”

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This weeks challenge at is “We ♥ Tooshies”!

You'd think taking pictures of tooshies would be easy, but I learned by this challenge that it's not as easy as one might think. I tried taking pictures of childrens tooshies...lost my patience! Tried using my husband's tooshie...too flat! (sorry babe) I just couldn't get a shot that was working for me. So my Sister Michele came up with the idea of her working under the hood of my car! Brilliant! With the help of her husband JR, we got the lighting just right and I fell in love with this shot!
Thanks Sis, Thanks JR!

Be sure to visit where you can share photography ideas and make new friends!

Monday, November 23, 2009

iHeartFaces Week 46 Photo Challenge "Sun Flare"

This is a Sun Flare photo of My Little Man Brandon.
It was taken on our back deck on 11/23/09 in the early evening.


This is my entry for this weeks Photo Challenge over at! Go on over and visit their site for interesting tidbits about photography and share your thoughts with friends.

Friday, November 20, 2009

iHeartFaces Fix-it Friday #37

This is my first "Fix-it". I didn't have much time, but it was fun!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

November Rose

Wow! It's November 5, 2009 in Indiana and I walked out into my garden today to check on things and I couldn't believe my eyes! My Mr. Lincoln hybrid rose was sitting there all proud and pretty just begging me to admire him and smell his sweet scent!

We have had a few frosty mornings and the temps have fallen into the low 30's, so to walk out and see this beautiful rose was a sweet gift! I will never forget it!

Monday, October 19, 2009

iHeartFaces Photo Contest for "Pink"

I WAS going to submit a photo for the challenge this week, until my sister Michele took this most Amazing pink picture of me! I thought to myself..."I can't top that one!" So I'm posting it here today for everyone to see. Feel free to visit her blog at and leave her a comment!

We had such a great time hanging out with friends trying to get the right shot. I adore Roses, so I didn't mind having my face in them for awhile!

Thanks Sis...this is my favorite photo!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's Holiday Time

This pic was taken last year before our Annual Halloween Boo Bash! Do you ever feel this way during the final months of the year? October...Halloween, November...Thanksgiving, December...Christmas! Geez...let's not even throw in several family birthdays and other gatherings in the mix! My plate is maxxed out during the final quarter of the year! Then there is New Years and HERE COMES TAX SEASON! Ughhh....what a headache! I have my own taxes to prepare and the lives of about 100 more people to sort out...but I guess I shouldn't complain, the extra cash is unbelievable! I mean, come on people, it's not that complicated! I get paid on average $250 per return that takes me about 7 hours to file! Duh! But, I guess I do know the tax codes and it makes people feel better knowing that things were filed correctly and they got the maximum return possible.

We have plans to go hunting in Kentucky in the next few weeks...I LOVE IT! Our Aunt has over 50 acres to hunt on and it is the most down-home relaxing time for the entire Young Clan! Aunt Myrtle spends her entire day in the kitchen and we do what we do best...SHOOT GUNS! My favorite weapon of choice is my 12-gauge shot gun! Damn...that thing almost knocks me back a foot or two!

Then there is much to do and not enough time to do it! I'm thinking about taking my family away for Christmas weekend...Nashville TN is calling me.

Well, back to banging my head around! I'll hang in there if you will! I'll be sure to let you know how things turn out!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

iHeartFaces Photo Entry for "Excited"


This picture of my son was taken about 3 years ago when we were vacationing on a Houseboat at Dale Hollow. My son and I went for a walk on the trails and came across this snake at a horse stall. He said to me "Mommy, catch it!" And I DID, with my bare hands! He was so proud of his mommy and was so excited to tell everyone back at the boat site that his Mommy caught such a big snake! He will be telling that story to his grandchildren one day!

Monday, October 12, 2009


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