30 on the 30th

My whole life I’ve had this obsession with people turning their age on the number of the date they were born on, 10 on the 10th, 17 on the 17th, etc.  Unfortunately for me I’ve been waiting a long time to celebrate mine, but my sister knew it was an important birthday for me and surprised me with a weekend getaway to Savannah, GA with my best friend Becca.  Now I’m sure lots of people think that photographers carry their cameras with them constantly, photographing all of their many adventures.  To be honest, I took very few pictures on this vacation but this by far was my favorite.  Becca and I went out into one of the many squares downtown to do some night photography and ended up at the Forsyth Park fountain.  It was a simple, elegant shot that helped me appreciate the wonderful gift of another year.

Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA
Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA

Isaac’s 1st Birthday

Might as well post the photos from his birthday as well.  We had a great time grilling out and having a water balloon fight.  It took almost 2 hours to tie up 200 water balloons and about 10 minutes to throw them all.  We also got Isaac a cake of his own so he could dive right in and play in it but he would just barely touch it with his fingers.  He didn’t know what to do.  I feel so lucky to have this little cutie in my life.  He might be the most awesome kid ever.

Sweet + Savory Scones

One of my favorite things to do is cook.  It’s relaxing, adventurous, and hopefully at the end you have a yummy treat or meal that you can feel proud of since you made it yourself.  When I was younger, I was the pickiest eater you would ever find and honestly I ate very unhealthy.  I have found that loving cooking has made me expand my horizons in the food world.  This recipe comes from Rachel Ray but I have modified it a little to make it my own (another wonderful thing about cooking).  The recipe is for black pepper and asiago cheese scones.  To make it both sweet and savory, I just add half of a cup of dried cranberries.  Simple as that.

Old Family Photos

Recently my dad asked me if I could scan some old family photos for him.  Most of these photos were taken in the 1940’s and included my dad and uncle’s, grandmother and grandfather, and great grandparents.  I wasn’t born before my grandmother, whom I was named after, passed away so it’s always nice to see pictures of her.

From left: Papa Lee Thompson.  Middle:(bottom row) Charles, Bruce, and Mike, (top row)Great Grandpa Ike, Great Grandma Clara Kay, Papa Lee and Grandma Bonnie. Right: Grandma Bonnie Thompson.


From left: Uncle Bruce, Papa Lee, and dad.


Great Grandpa Ike Thompson

Dad dressed as Wyatt Earp.

From left: Dad, Uncle Bruce, and Uncle Mike

From left: Dad, Great Grandma Clara Kay, and Uncle Bruce


Isaac at 6 months

Today we took Isaac to get his first pictures with Santa.  The event was hosted by the Haywood Regional Medical Center for all of the families of children born this year.  He is also just a little over 6 months old and I wanted to post some new photos of the little cutie.  Happy Holidays.