Thursday, July 29, 2010

Holiday Island Wedding Photographer~Crystal and Tyler

Remember seeing this photograph on a teaser here the other day??? Well, as promised, here are more photographs from Crystal and Tyler's Holiday Island wedding.

Whew! It has taken me forever to get these on-line. Thanks for being patient with me. Not only have we been so very busy, but we've also been sick. It started out with me getting sick for TWO weeks. Not fun at all. Then the kids (and I) have all gotten pink eye. Needless to say, I've had a hard time keeping up. But I did it! So please ENJOY!!!

All the girls getting ready . . . fussing over Crystal
The guys getting ready
After the guys got dressed, they decided it was time for a game of pool.
Tyler taking a moment to go over his vows before the ceremony.
Crystal (with Mom and Dad) just before walking down the aisle to marry the man of her dreams.

Newly married Mr. and Mrs.
Time for some bridesmaid fun
Now the guys turn
I knew I couldn't write this post without saying a HUGE thank you to both Crystal, Tyler, and their families. It was a pleasure to work with each of you. Instead of treating us as strangers there to take a few photographs (ok, a lot of photographs), you welcomed us as one of the family. Thank you for always checking to see if we needed anything and making us feel at home!
1st Dance

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summertime Fun

Our summers are usually pretty busy with work, work, and more work. But we do like to mix some fun in there too! Here's some of the fun we've been having this summer . . .

SLIP AND SLIDE . . . this was so much fun. Even Jamison and I had a blast! This fun ended when Moose (our dog) ate the end of the hose. Bad, Moose!

ZOO TIME . . . Thanks to a work-trip, we ended up in Tulsa for the day. Our kids love, love, love zoos. In fact, we've been thinking about a zoo-cation this fall. Any zoos you'd recommend?

$$ STORE SHOPPING . . . My kids love going in and being able to buy whatever item they want. So far this summer, we've accumulated a LOT of buckets and shovels (which were wonderful when the kids went camping & make pretty good gardening buckets), goggles (Alexis thought she'd be able to swim w/o a life jacket once she had a pair of goggles), sunglasses (can anyone say 80's), a chompin' hippo (who bit the back of my head as I drove to church one Sunday), Alexis' first 100 piece puzzle (which she kicked butt at), dry erase markers, jumbo pencils, pretend makeup (Alexis has to use this now before she can leave the house), punch balloons, shaving cream (I'm saving this one for some outdoor fun. Just had to let Ezra's chin heal up first.), and a Jedi sword (which is great for dragon slaying).

KIDDIE POOL . . . Whew! We don't know how to play outside without getting into the pool. It's been up ever since early May!

HOMEMADE ICE CREAM . . . or any ice cream for that matter. And the more sprinkles the better (or so the kids say). The ice cream in Alexis' mouth started out as vanilla, but when you add blue, yellow, and red sprinkles, you get GREEN! EWWW!
Yes, it was hot that day. So hot the ice cream wouldn't get hard so we drank it through straws. Still tastes the same! :)

What do you do for fun in the sun?

Fishing with Papa~Part 2

Not too long ago, I posted here about my daughter fishing with my dad. I shared a drawing my daughter did of her and Papa fishing. I also requested that my mom send me a copy of the one hanging on her fridge. She did.

When Papa and Sis went fishing, Papa put the cup of worms in his pocket this tickled Alexis. When she got home, she drew her and Papa & put big pockets on Papa so he could carry all the worms :)

I love how she drew big mouths full of teeth---that's something new for her!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Grab This Special Up ASAP!

You don't want to miss this great (and limited) jewelry sale!

1) Go look at this great stuff.

2) Choose your favorite piece (or two or three) & your favorite Jamison Foster Photography photograph.3) Call or e-mail your choices to Candy at 870-743-5793 or jamison @ jamisonfosterphotography.com4) Receive 35% off.5) Wear w/ pride and watch the compliments come rolling in!6) Wait too long & miss out! :(
Sale ends July 24th at midnight.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fishing with Papa

Alexis and Papa love spending time together. They both really enjoy fishing.

I'm so thankful for the time my kids are spending with their grandparents and great gran and for the memories that they are making.

Here's Alexis' version of her and Papa going fishing. See Papa (with the spikey hair) and Alexis (with the long hair). See their hooks, complete with worms. See the monster fish that just swam by. Who do you think will catch it first?

Alexis and Ezra spent last week camping with Papa and Nannie. They came home all excited about the drum fish and black catfish that everyone had caught. Ezra's got the fisherman story down pat b/c his fish kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger.

Alexis drew another picture from that trip. It had her and Papa walking to go fishing. Papa's pockets were full of worms. Nannie, if you read this, you should scan it and e-mail it to me!


Happy Summer, Everyone!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Life with the Fosters~It's a Boy!

So what has given Candy a sudden aversion to chocolate pudding, has Ezra singing lullabys, & is keeping everyone up at night (ok, maybe just me)???? It's our new puppy.

Alexis got to meet Strawberry (2 wks old here) a few weeks ago. He was her favorite out of all the puppies.
Today, we brought Strawberry home. And, yes, this is how Strawberry spent most of the day (as you will see).

Showing off their new puppy. Alexis was a great "mommy" and helped teach Ezra how to be nice to the puppy.
Strawberry got a little Sesame Street education today, but it really made him sleepy.
Alexis didn't mind being his pillow.

Nap time is over. Time to play. Strawberry LOVED chasing the kids around the house. He'd try to bite their toes.
The kids loved this game, too!
Whew! Poor Strawberry is all worn out again. I told you he'd spend most of the day this way. He did fall asleep twice sitting up & fell on his nose! Once he stuck his nose in the corner and fell asleep w/ his head on the floorboard. The kids cracked up because he looked like he was in the naughty corner.
More doggie love.

Once after watching Strawberry fall asleep sitting up and land on his nose, I told Alexis to lay next to him and snuggle him. Does it get any cuter than this???
Hugs and Kisses!

We love our puppy!
Moose (our other dog) & Strawberry hit it off just great. I just forgot to take photos of that . . . too busy mowing the yard. Yuck!

I'm so proud of Alexis for being such a good little mommy today to Strawberry. She spent the entire day caring for him & was patient when he needed down time to rest. Check her out here when we went to Tulsa to get her first Boston Terrier, Spotted. Man, she sure has grown in the last two years!

FYI: There are times when we post family fun shots that we will not always have perfect photographs. That's because they're personal, fun, and just to capture our special, every day, family moments. We have a Canon PowerShot SD550 Elph. I've really enjoyed it. Simple enough that I can use it (or the kids) but still takes great photographs. However, it has been around awhile. Once after a major drop onto the kitchen floor, Jamison and I had to spend two hours piecing it back together. So, I'm dreaming of a new point & shoot & praying this one keeps on working. Any suggestions? What do you use? Do you like it? Do you have one you don't like? My must . . . it has to be fast enough to keep up with the kids. I don't want all my photos to be blurry.