Shabby Miss Jenn

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Isn't it just amazing what a haircut can do to the way someone looks? Especially when I'm talking about my kiddos. Grammie was a hairdresser for 30+ years and so she has always cut the kids hair, but our little man just refused to sit still for her yesterday. So, he wound up with a pretty choppy cut from a slip with the clipper because he was so wiggly. End result, we took Camden to get his first in a salon today in hopes that he would sit still for them and we could repair the damage. Of course, I took pictures of the event, but I also cried as his beautiful red hair fell to the floor. The final look is still a little short on top for me, but he sure is cute and awfully proud of his new 'do!


Khalil's big construction project at work has gone to 6 days a week so he won't be able to come home on the weekends anymore for a while. Grammie suggested we load up and take the kids for some shopping and to have lunch with him on Saturday. We didn't count on the frigid temps, but we still had a great time anyway. We ate at Mimi's Cafe and if you have one in your area, I highly recommend it. Quaint New Orleans decor and really good food. Today's photo totally captures a regular occurrence. Camden loves his Grammie, or Gee (think geese) as they call her these days, and he sure knows how to work her to get his way.


To say that Emma is a ham is an understatement. She's also a total girly girl who loves to diva it up. Heaven help us when she hits her teens!


Today was another 80 degree January! We took full advantage and spent some of the warm afternoon outdoors. Once outside, you can bet that getting Camden to stand still is an impossibility. He is constantly moving and usually away from me and the camera as quickly as possible. Playing outside is one of the few times he won't sit still for a photo op which means a lot of blurry photos.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I have to confess that Wednesday was the first day that I didn't actively take a photo. As a matter of fact, I had pretty much forgotten about it until the kids were in the tub at our friend's house. They are always so cute together, but you'll notice that Emma is posing for the picture. That girl cracks me up!


Yes, I know I'm behind, but we've been busy bees around here. My 20th photo I didn't actually take, but since we so rarely get family photos I just had to post it. We spent Tuesday evening at a homecoming event for President Bush. We got to be on the tarmac when Air Force One landed and watched him and Laura get off the plane, then he spoke. They shook hands with some of the crowd and then they boarded Marine One for the last time and headed to their Crawford Ranch. Now, regardless of your political leaning, you have to admit that being that cool to Air Force One is way cool! :)

Monday, January 19, 2009


If there was ever a morning, I needed my cup of coffee it was today. Emma woke me up at 4:45, Khalil's alarm went off at 5:45 and then Camden was awake for good at 7. I struggled pretty hard all day even after making a pot of coffee through half-closed eyes. But, here it is, 10 p.m. and I've caught my second wind. Isn't that the way it usually works?

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Sunday, January 18, 2009


Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, dear Daddy! Happy Birthday to you! My husband of 7 years and father of our 2 children turned a whopping 37 today and Emma had big plans for helping him celebrate. Some of you may have seen this picture. The icing all over Camden's face is courtesy of Daddy. Emma hatched her plot to smoosh Daddy's face in his birthday cake that very same afternoon. What you see here is the fulfillment of a dream, the culmination of a month-long plan and well-kept secret, and a whole lot of fun!

(thank you, girl!) was kind enough to give me a blog award and I will be back tomorrow tomorrow to pay it forward!

1.17.09 (a day late)

This household suffered from issues on Saturday. A clogged kitchen sink, a rusted pipe and seemingly no way for my sweet husband to fix them. In an effort to keep the rugrats out of his way, I took them to the park not too far from the house to let them burn off some energy. I got some really cool shots that show just how much they both LOVE the park. Camden loves the slides, any and all sizes of them, and acting like he's just as big of a big kid as all the other kids. Emma looks at it as an opportunity to socialize and make new friends. I give you Exhibit A.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Shhhhhh! Kota's sleeping! Kota the Triceratops is my companion as I scrap at night. He was Camden's big Santa gift and he is awesome! He's huge, sneezes, burbs, growls and purrs, but best of all he snores when he goes to sleep! So, Kota earns a spot on the P365 today.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I've had a very snotty nosed boy on my hands all week and I think it's finally catching up with him. After running around the house like a mad man all morning, he finally hit the wall after getting up from his nap and laid himself up on the couch. Let's hope the OTC medicine kicks in soon to help dry up his poor nose.

Oh and make sure you see my other blog for some fun digi news!

Week 2

Another week in the books! Here is my scrapped page for the second week. Again, I used Kristen's Project 365 kit and template. It makes it so easy!

week 2


So this afternoon about hour after lunch...Emma asks for a snack. She's watching Shark Tale and wants popcorn. Sure, sweetie! Mommy will make some. You have to understand that popcorn is my ultimate snack. I would so much rather have salty over sweet in the snack department any day. Just looking at this photo makes me want to go stick another bag in the microwave right now.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


We had lunch with Grammie, or Gee, as she has come to be called at Logan's today. Yes, I carried my camera with me. I've got 2 pictures today. I just couldn't choose between these and the one of all three of them didn't turn out.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Today's photo makes me chuckle. Anyone who knows me knows that I really don't like our kitchen. It's my least favorite room of our house. Not because I don't like to cook or be in there. It's because it's small with limited counter space and not anywhere close to my dream kitchen. It's functional, but up until our mini-remodel last spring did I even like looking at it. Now, I can at least stand back and admire the Corian countertops, new cooktop and oven and my pride and joy, the refinished cabinets. I took this picture today because my kitchen was actually completely clean for a short time today. You've got to understand that this a rarity. With two kids, there is always some kind of dirty dish. It really is a HUGE improvement over what it was so I shouldn't complain. Now if we could just get someone to come and buy our house...

Monday, January 12, 2009


First of all, let me just say thank you to those who have stopped by this blog and left comments (and those of you who just visit, too) on a daily basis. I'm having so much fun and I'm glad you are along for the ride!

I really love this shot of Emma in color, but in an effort to continue to work on my b/w conversions, I thought I'd post that version as my photo for today. Can I just tell you that I love my girl? She's such a camera ham and will pose for me pretty much any time I ask her to. My mom would tell you that to be around Emma causes her to experience deja vu as I was exactly like her as a kid. Guess I don't have to wonder where she gets it, but you've got to admit she's a natural.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Daddy was in charge of bathtime tonight and that always means something fun. He asked me to come into the bathroom and when he does that I don't dare go without my camera. This would be the 2nd hairdo of the bath. Camden is having a blast though.

Today's photo is attempt to get better at processing b/w photos. I drool over Sarah's and Brenda's photog skills. I'm absolutely miserable at the whole b/w thing and sooooo don't want to be. Please, if you have any tips please feel free to help me out.

Friday, January 9, 2009


Rain or shine, cold or hot, Emma loves to wear this dress! We bought it for her on our cruise to Mexico in '07 and she wears the mess out of it around the house. Today was no exception.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Getting it in under the wire tonight! On a quick trip to see Daddy in Round Rock today, I snapped this shot of the kids watching the train pass by while on the playscape at the ballpark. I love when I can catch them not watching the camera.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

week 1

I still haven't really figured out how I am going to scrap all of my P365 photos, but I couldn't resist using this template and kit from K Studio to record my first successful week. (You can pick up Kristen's kit and templates a A5D tomorrow!)

week 1


After a night that saw my sweet girl throw up twice, I am happy to report that she is back to her normal self this morning. That includes being annoyed by her baby brother. She asked me to come and get him off of her so in true mom fashion I carried my camera with me and immediately both of them turned all grins for me. Think they are used to having their picture taken? Nevermind my dirty faced boy, we just finished breakfast.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


It's been a pretty rough day here in our house. I haven't felt well all day and just about 30 minutes ago my sweet girl threw up. She's now sleeping oh-so-peacefully. Let's pray we all get to feeling better soon and that it stays away from Camden. I did manage to snap a shot of the daily chaos that is our life. Toys, toys and more toys...everywhere! I'm sure many of you can relate.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Wow! Look at me getting day 5 done early. I have to credit my sweet husband with this photo though. He took it before heading off to work early this morning. Our sleeping angel! It's the only time she's not talking and sometimes not even then!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


A game of Candy Land was in order tonight after Camden went to bed. Should I be proud that I won both games?

Saturday, January 3, 2009


As they were waiting on breakfast on the last day of their week-long visit, I just couldn't resist snapping a shot of the our kiddos and our niece and nephew on the couch in the den.

Friday, January 2, 2009


Photo #2 is my sweet boy at not such a sweet moment. He woke up a very crabby patty from his nap. His poor little face is still healing from an incident involving his sister's Princess car and the little boys next door.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


You've got to love writing a post and forgetting to publish it!

My first photo of 2009 was just a few minutes after midnight. That's Emma on the right, her cousin Lydia, and her BFF Katie Beth. Yes, I let my 5 year old stay up to ring in the new year. And yes, this is technically a special event, but I promise to take everyday photos this year, too!