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This blog is about what happens to a former newspaper photographer when she becomes a mama and moves home to raise her kids. I'm a wife to my best friend Michael who is a photographer for the Tulsa World. I am a mama to two beautiful girls who make me laugh every day. I was born and raised in Oklahoma and I think it's a wonderful place to raise our children. I was a newspaper photographer for 13 years before leaving to stay home with my girls. One of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I am blessed with the ability to stay home with the girls mostly but also freelance photography some. Sometimes I can't believe I'm actually getting paid to do something that is so fun! I recently heard someone say "I spent my 20's thinking I knew everything and I have been spending my 30's proving myself wrong." I relate so much to that because I realized a while back that I spent my 20's thinking mostly about myself and my career and I have spent my 30's mostly thinking about our children and how I could stay home with them more and work less.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cute Gift Ideas

Cute idea alert! Sarah's AMAZING preschool teacher Mrs. Cook at Rejoice put together these flowers for our mother's day gift for the kids to give us at Muffins with Mom this morning. She took two of those small, clear plastic cups and put a cute piece of scrapbook paper between the two and it made the perfect little flower pot complete with sweet flower from our sweet ones. Love this! Good idea for teacher appreciation week I think.
Sonnie's equally amazing and wonderful teacher Mrs. Smith had all the kids make this flower pot for me as a thank you for helping out in their class all year. She had all the kids put their fingerprints all over the pot then made adorable little bugs, frogs, animals of all kind out of each thumbprint. I'll remember each of their sweet faces and all the hugs they would give me each time I would walk into the classroom.
So sad that this year is coming to an end but so thankful for the wonderful teachers the girls had and for the new friends we have all made.
Now bring on summer!!!