Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Long time

Wow! Life just seems to have gotten so busy. I feel there is never a dull moment in life. If it is not one thing it is another.  The kids just keep growing and  growing. I cannot believe how fast time flies. Roc will be 1 in less then 2 months it seems crazy. It is good. He is so cute, so fun and such a joy. He is a happy happy baby full of joy and laughter. He now says mom, has 7 teeth, wants to play with the big boys, climbs up and down our stairs, wow things have changed around here!  My daughter went to live with her dad after a stressful incident..Not sure I want to go into details on here, but it was not fun, I know God's got it, but I miss my baby girl.. she is 13.  So she is now coming home on Wed. nights to go to counseling with the youth pastor's wife and go to youth then she is here every weekend.  I love my kiddos so much and I am trying so hard to be the best Mother God can make me... I pray daily he walk it out with me. I know I am far from perfect, but I love them with a mothers love.. I would die for any of my children.  But emotionally I am struggling and feel drained, feeling I have nothing left to give on a daily basis.. try to remember I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.    Then my 15 year old has met the Love of his life. They talk about the future and seem to have it all planned out. She is a beautiful, fun girl... I pray for them both  a lot.  Young Love... What more can I say on that! :)  I cannot believe Christmas is just around the corner.  So much to do. Trying to figure out my calling in life besides, just being the mom, I am feeling I want to do out reach work but not sure if that is what I am supose to do or even how ans where to goet started, and how can I combine my photography... BIG SIGH.....  I really want to take a posing workshop from Kelley Ryden and Tracey Raver.... They are so amazing!!  So much talent and I so want to know how to pose babies like that.. Just did a  shoot today for a teeny little 4 punder.. Oh my goodness she is so precious!!  Momma and Auntie are so excited and what a reason they have to be!!  Well hopefully soon within the next day or so I will be posting some New photos It seems it has been so long... Like I said life never stops, broken arms, vacations, broken ankles, football games, practices, school, Elijah started preschool.. He loves it, More on that later.   All right I have rambled quite enough for the night, so much to get off my chest.....  Well Goodnight Blogger wolrd, someday maybe I will figure you out and have more time!! :)
GOD BLESS.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Eye candy give away

http://thematernallens.blogspot.com/2010/05/eye-candy-giveaway.html

FOund this poem and it rocks! Thought I would share

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth
empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
hang out the washing and butter the bread,
sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peek-a-boo).
The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
and out in the yard there's a hullabaloo,
but I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren't her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
for children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

Outta control

My house is outta control, There is so much that needs to be done.  We are in the middle of a remodel for a fantastic walk in closet, so I keep praying for pouring rain so the hubby will work on it.  So far no pouring rain.  So I sit in my disaster trying to figure out where to start. I think I have a small form of ADD.  I start in one area move to another, feel like I work my behind off, then turn around and man, it looks really no different.  Anyone have cleaning advice?  Besides hiring a maid..LOL.   Then the kids make more messes ever time I clean one area it has to be done again. I am so feeling like I fail in every area of my life. I say the wrong thing, the hubs gets upset with me, I really could use a vacation.  I would not change my life for anything, I know God has purpose for where I am in my current stage of life. I know I am doing a very important job, but some days it is hard to see through all the clutter.   The loneliness that can come with motherhood, man I never thought I could have so many little ones around me and still feel lonely, Don't get me wrong I love them dearly and they are awesome, but I miss adult conversation.  I really hope my business endeavorer work out soon and I can get a little time away every now and then to do a Photo shoot,  All I have to do is say the word and my hubby will sign me up and get me officially Misty May Photography, Then fear sets in, see I have failed a lot in my life and  it is fear holding me back, I am scared of people. I am shy, I have issues with large groups and I  am praying about it because I know if this is meant to be my path God will give me the strength to overcome all my fears.  I am shooting a wedding in July, so I have to get over it soon, It is for a friend, so not total pressure , but I still want to do the best, but by then I should have my camera upgraded to the wonderful Canon 5D Mark 2....And  50mm 1.4... Someday my dream lenses will happen when I am actually making some monies and it is not just a hobby. In October I will have a both at a scrapbook event, so that will help get my name out there.. She expects 300 or so people, so I am getting excited, just have to start getting stuff ready for display.   Well I think I have vented enough and got some stuff off my chest.  Trying to start a new blog for business only, but I really don';t know anything about these things, I know what I want it to look like, but not having much luck the header picture is just way to small and I don't know how to make it bigger... any suggestions.  Well Please pray for all my upcoming endeavors.  God Bless hope you all are having a great week!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mothers Day


Wishing You all a wonderful Mothers Day.. Love on your kiddos this weekend and remember how special it is to be a momma.. I am off to feed one for the  100th time today...LOL    God Bless you all

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mamma's Rock Contest~ By 3 amazing photographers!

There is a contest going on for some amazing prizes called mama's Rock.  Here are all their sights so head over check them out!!  Join in on the fun and enter!!  Here is the link to the facebook page!! Lots of fun and fantastic prizes and giveaways through Mothers Day!!!
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Friday, April 30, 2010

One of those days

I am so tired today I don't think I got over an hour of sleep last night. Exhaustion is setting in and I have so much to do. Brownies to  make for my brothers birthday.  Cleaning, laundry..the list goes on and on.  Sigh.... So I am just trying really hard to keep my patience with all the kiddos, and not come unglued at the seems.  Then it is date night for the hubby and I. I think we are heading out to Eldridge for  Trivia night with some friends, it should be fun.  All I really want to do is take pictures then sit and work on them...Playing today is really hard.  I so need to figure things out and get a business going.  I love taking photos and think I could do it, its just finding the way. I leave it in God's hands if it is going to be it will be! I have been reading Beth Moore's book on insecurities, Man I have lots of them which is part of what holds me back in my photography, I never feel good enough.  I feel like everyone is better than me, given the chance I think I really could succeed and get over my fears of people. I can do it!!  Well Motherhood calls so I am off. Hope you all have a very blessed weekend!

Whats for Dinner?




One of the family's favorites is breakfast for dinner.   So I made Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and whipped cream.   Everyone was happy and stuffed tummy's.  Wish I could eat these everyday they are so delicious, but I am sure they are not good for my diet...LOL.  Well here are some photos.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Following....

I am now officailly following myself on this blog..LOL...Not what I was going for, but I guess here ya go.  If I don't follow me why would others right? Wow I think I need to be in bed!  Good night all

Another Bench Monday and others












Bench Monday~ Standing on the word edition  I really don't know what I would do with out knowing I could run God for anything.  He is my Roc. He is what gets me through life day to day, With the craziness of 6 kids  ranging from 15 - 4 months... I need my Jesus to make it, sometimes just to wake up in the moring, I feel like I am under so much pressure to be all right now, so I am trying to let go and Let God!! Hope your week is great!




























































Banana Pancakes Inspired by Jack Johnson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkyrIRyrRdY







          

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Win at modern magical by Heather

Win a sweet fairy dress over at www.modernmagical.com by @HeatherL from Paperie Boutique by @shutterblog – Put some magic back in your life!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Roc and I


I have been wanting photos of me and my baby for awhile, last night had the hubby snap a few.  He did great!  Here are some of the ones edited by me.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Roc's Dedication, Camera play with lens baby,

so much I could write about but I don't even know where to begin so I will let the pictures speak for themsleves. I am tired. I was up with sick Elijah last night.. He is better today, but I am trying to let him rest, but really i just want to run outta here and find something fun todo and take pics..lOl I already can't keep up with my photos..too many I want developed!! Hope everyone has a great week!



Monday, March 29, 2010

Dramatic Black and white

This is my dramatic black and white entry for I heart faces.  I think it looks very  batman..dark and moody!! My little man as the Dark Night.....




Head on over to check out more amazing entries. so much talent!!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

The little ones

They are watching Tv as they  take turns holding Roc.  It melts my heart to know they all love eachother so much. Some days it is entirely smothering, but I know they mean well. They have displayed very little jealousy since he has been born.  I love all my kiddos so much. I am so excited for spring break to be here!! My goal is to get a photo of all my 6 kiddos together. Should be fun.   I will be tryiing very hard to stay off this computer except for very breif moments,  I am going to take advantage of every moment I can spend with them all!!!!  Again I am so blessed. I am the Richest woman in the world to have this babies. Thank you Jesus for trusting me with them!!  I am trying to do the best I can to raise them all in a loving way so they learn to trust you and serve you with all of their hearts. You will lead them down the right paths. Continue Turning me into the wife and Mother you want me to be.  Thank you Jesus. Amen

The sun is shinning!!




Not much to write I am in a hurry to get work done so we can have some more outside time, just a quick moment while I feed the baby..I already spent too much time on Flickr.  Trying to be a good flickr friend is not always easy, I send you all the best Enjoy Spring where ever you are. Take a look at all the beauty around  and remember what a Great God we have!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

3 months old

Where does the time go.  My baby is 3 months old already! I can't believe it. I feel like I blinked and he changed. crazy isn't it.  Wow a mothers heart.  Sometimes i feel so alone. I know that this is an important job staying at home and raising my babies and when faced with working i don't really want to because I never wanted to let others raise my babies.   But in some ways I just feel alone, I really don't have many friends, Flickr  friends are about it. so then I waste my day on the computer when I should be cleaning or enjoying my children. I don't know maybe it is partial baby blues and hormones still I just feel like I am in this fog and life is passing my by.  Even on days my hubby says he will be here it seems stuff comes up now I am lonely and sad wanting to leave the house and do something besides sitting here, but what?  I swear the Quad Cities sucks, Its hard to make friends here especially when youkive in kind of a crappy neighborhood, that is reallyj ust kinda scary. Immediate neighbors are great, but its not the safest place. Luckily we fenced our yard in so the kiddos get to play.    Well enough rambling for now.  THis is the start of my photos for his 3 months more to come next week a little late but kids are on Spring break so I will have my helpers and get all 6 of my babies in a photo!!! Have a great day all.....