Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!


I LOVE dressing up in costume...sadly, I don't have a good reason to do so this year, that means poor Dylan gets to enjoy being the cutest little shark.  clearly he loves it!


Hope you all have a great night full of candy, tricks, and treats!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

these days...

There have been tons of new updates over at e.drake photography.  Check out the latest on my photography blog!


ALSO, if you haven't booked your Christmas Card photo session contact me ASAP! November is filling up quickly AND...it's less than 2 months to Christmas WOAH!  contact me at edrakephoto(at)gmail(dot)com!

Friday, October 21, 2011

HOME BOUTIQUE...you're invited!!!


the lovely and talented Caitlin Van Dusen, Lele Griesheimer, Ryan Hester, and myself will be putting all our efforts together to bring you lovely, creative, one-of-a-kind, handmade boutique gifts for you, your home, children, and loved ones!  You don't want to miss this event!

Monday, October 17, 2011

half marathon...check!

I proud to say that I can cross another thing off my Before 30 list!  I ran another half marathon this weekend!

This is my 3rd half marathon to run.  The first time I ran one I LOVED it and wanted to do it every year.


The next year I did it, I cried the entire way and ended up with a massive nose bleed at the end.


This time I was bound to land closer to the first than the 2nd. I ran The Middle Half in Murfreesboro.  I felt ok about my amount of training (still not as great as the first year i trained...but good enough).  With my supportive husband along to cheer, I was ready to get the party started...

anyone else think Josh looks like Moes from The Office?

it was a chilly morning, but I warmed up enough by the time the race started so josh was kind enough to "carry" my shirt for me...

I liked The Middle Half because the course is awesomely flat...unlike the Country Music one...but there aren't near as many people cheering along the course, so by the end I was really ready for it to be over.  AND the police officers marking the turns along the course made a mistake at one turn so I actually ran about 13.6 miles, instead of 13.1.  booyah!


They did call out everyone's names as you cross the finish line which I think is really fun and makes your feel special.  overall, it was a good morning.  One of my favorite things about running is the celebrating after!


josh and I celebrated at Whiskey Kitchen....yummm, hot skillet chicken is awesome!

I wonder which item I'll cross off for next month?!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

cheekwood family fun!

This past weekend my sister-in-law brought my nephews up for a visit.  They are both pretty awesome so Uncle Josh and I were excited to participate in some family fun with them.  The big outing of the weekend was to Cheekwood to see their Train Exhibit (duh...Sean is 4...and LOVES Thomas, so trains were a must!) AND in October they have the Scarecrows all over the garden.  Here are some highlights from the day...





all the fun scarecrows...


head on over to my photography blog to see more pictures of my nephews!

Monday, October 10, 2011

fall fun

Lat Saturday was October 1st!  Josh and I were eagerly waiting official start of October...he had been begging to get some pumpkins for the porch but I told him we had to wait until October.  We started the day off in Franklin where we had a photo shoot (here's a quick sneak peek) and then enjoyed some breakfast!

after breakfast it was off to the farmer's market.  you all know I love me some farmer's market fun.

browsed all the MANY types of pumpkins ...

left with 2 mums and 2 pumpkins...successful trip!  spent the afternoon at the park hearing my amazingly talented friend Ryan Greenawalt sing!




and finished out the weekend with a birthday party that lead us up the natchez parkway!

hope yall are embracing the fun fall!  what's on your fall "to do" list?!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

all american army party

last week I showed yall the cookies I made for Noah's going away party.  Here are some highlights from the rest of the night!  You know I love me a good theme party so I was beyond willing to help Anna decorate and make the night just right for Noah, his family, and friends!


It was a great night and hopefully Noah feels very loved and prayed for as he makes his journey!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

book your christmas sessions now!


need cute pictures for this year's Christmas card? OR just an updated family photo?
check out what's going on at my photgraphy site and give me a call!