When Dallas and I moved to Cedar Park, we were lucky enough to move into a neighborhood that we love. We were also lucky enough to meet a really great family that lives a couple of houses down. Their oldest son and my son became fast friends, and I am so grateful to say that I found a great friend in Lindsey. She even allows me to play with their little girl, Emme, who is the sweetest little girl ever. In the past couple of weeks, she has started to say "Hi Jo" when I walk in to the room, and my heart melts. So, when Lindsey asked if I would take some pictures of Emme, I jumped on the chance to try and catch some of her personality and sparkle in her two year old pictures. I think they turned out really well and I am really happy at how great they are. It's easy to take pictures of someone so beautiful and cheerful. Enjoy!
Way back in November 2013, I took these photos of my son, Dallas to document and celebrate him at 6 years old. We took them outside his elementary school, and I absolutely love how they turned out. He is such a mess, we had a lot of fun with these pictures. I hope you love them as much as I do.
This last picture is not very good, but I love it either way. It show his personality, and you can all see it, when I say we had a lot of fun. I LOVE my little monster!
Dallas is really into firemen and firetrucks this year, as you know from the fireman birthday party we had for his 5th birthday, just last weekend. He told me that he wanted to be a fireman for Halloween this year, so luckly my husband found this really great fireman outfit at Target, for only $20.00. He loves it so much, he asks me everyday if it is halloween yet, and he gets a little disapointed when I tell him that it isn't. So, I decided that I wanted to take a few picutes of him, so that I will always remember this time in his life.
We have a really neat Central Fire Station, here in Denton. So my thought was we would go up there, and just take a few pictues in front of the fire station and maybe be able to see a few firetrucks in the back ground. Well, as we were taking pictures, a couple of firemen came out to watch and when we were done, one of them asked if we wanted a tour of the station. Dallas was so excited.
I didn't know that they have a really neat museum dedicated to the Denton Fire Department. They also have a very large collection of toy firetrucks, our guide told us that they keep every single toy truck that is given to them. Then, he asked Dallas...."Do you want to go see the firetrucks?" Dallas smiled really big and said yes. They let him sit in Fire Engine no.1 (and let me take a few more pictures), then they let him "drive it" and we took a few more pictues in the front of the truck. It turned out to be a really great trip, and I have to say the guys at Denton's Central Fire Station were really cool and nice!!!
I always have my camera ready when we have family gatherings. Easter, with the sunny day and happy kids, always proves to be a great picture taking day. This year, I was lucky enough to capture some great shots while the kids were hunting Easter eggs.
Time to scrapbook.........
While I was at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, I found these really great scrapbook kits by Scrapbook Fun Addicts. I don’t usually use kits, as I prefer to create my pages from scratch, but this one was so cute that I couldn’t resist using it. I did change it up a bit to fit all the pictures that I wanted to include, and I absolutely love the way it turned out.
Page kit: www.scrapbookfunaddicts.com
Ink: Scrapin Up
My handsome little boy, Dallas is my 4 year old, who has been in front of the camera since birth. I took these pictures a few weeks after he turned 4, on the University of North Texas campus. Enjoy the best pictures of the photoshoot below. He loves all the water features, and it seemed like the perfect place to do this shoot. I found the teal and blue rhinestone swirls and thought that they matched the colors of these pictures perfectly. So I set out to create a page that was fit for a little boy, but still using rhinestones and flowers.
Paper: DCWV, the Metallic Stack in green
Paper flowers and rhinestone swirls: Michaels
Rub on Title: My Minds Eye
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
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