Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Heart Faces: {Hey Girl}

Photo Challenge Submission

Today I was reminiscing by going back thru some of my Facebook albums. I was multitasking and happened to see that this weeks I Heart Faces challenge was featuring a woman's face. This face is beautiful to me. It's my Nana. She's been gone a year now and I hold this last picture of her close to my heart. We new the end wasn't far away and I struggled with bringing my camera in to the nursing home because I was afraid it would be uncomfortable for her. If you look closely in her glasses, you will see the reflection of my kids, and you can see in her expression how much she enjoyed them. My nana is probably throwing off the average age in this photo contest, but I love everything about this picture.

Head on over to I Heart Faces to see more fabulous female faces this week.

Friday, May 4, 2012

About Us Link Up

I thought it'd be fun to link up with Kelly's Korner today...she's hosting a fun link up to check out blogger's in your area!

My blogging has gotten sporadic at best. Thanks to 2 jobs, a hard working husband, 2 little ones, and life in general! Hopefully, over the summer it will improve...only to fall off the band wagon again next fall. :)

A little about the Owens'. Joe and I met almost 14 years ago at Stephen F. Austin State. He was a freshman football player, and I was a freshman volleyball player. I joined a sorority {Delta Zeta}, and he a fraternity {Kappa Alpha}...I needed a date for my grab-a-date, and I grabbed Joe. The rest is pretty much history! We graduated and both started teaching and coaching. I coached volleyball and softball for 3 years, until I had Trey. He's 6 now and in kindergarten...Lord help me, we've almost made it thru kindergarten. It's been a ride, that's for sure! Joe continues coaching football, and while the hours are c.r.a.z.y. and he's gone almost all fall...we wouldn't change it {at least today we wouldn't...ask me in September}. Emery came along 3 1/2 years ago, and what an addition she was. Spunky, sweet, name it. Trey is a great big brother...he makes sure he is the only one that can pick on her. He is a super sweet boy with a heart of gold...120% boy.

We absolutely love our church, Community of Faith...and try to help out as much as possible when we can. We've made some great friends there, and it has helped us in our marriage and family immensely. We are also active with an amazing ministry, Coaches Outreach. Holy smokes, this is a marriage saver...I will forever recommend it to any coaching family.

3 years ago now, I started a journey that I never thought could of taken off like it has. I started my own photography business {along with my teaching}, and it has erupted in the last year. I absolutely love it, and while my sleep suffers, I couldn't see myself without it. I LOVE making people gasp when they see their pictures, and it just makes my heart feel good. {}

We are counting down the days until summer time. We are off to Illinois again this summer, and can NOT wait to get on the road!

If you're in the area, and hopped over here from Kelly's blog...drop me a comment, I'd love to meet you and it makes my day! :)