Tuesday, July 21, 2015

bww - pre-wedding

I have exciting news!  The photographers finished the wedding pictures!  I am so thankful for all their hard work and getting these pictures back to us so quickly.    I will be sharing them a few at a time (not all of them) but the highlights over the next few weeks.

All these photos were done by Forever Photography in El Dorado, Arkansas.  They did an amazing job!  If you need a wedding photographer in our area, I highly recommend them.

Here are a few of the "getting ready" shots:

© 2015 Forever Photography

Maid of Honor, Reese's, Tootsie Pop and Lollipop in their super hero shirts!


Best Man (aka Toby's dad), Toby and Skittles with their super hero shirts.  The guys got dressed a little early so they didn't have their shirts on for the photographer.


The groomsmen and groom all wore the Larkspur blue Converse for the wedding!

© 2015 Forever Photography

All the bridesmaids wore matching Converse.  The bride, of course, wore custom-made Batman Converse with the wedding date embroidered on the back heel.

© 2015 Forever Photography

Here's your black and white photo for the week!  I promise there will be more . . . but you will have to tune in next week to see more.

I'm sure you have some cool black and white photos to link up this week!  Go ahead we're be here all week!






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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

bww - empty nest? empty house


Once upon a time about 15 years ago, Santa and I built a house big enough for our 4 children.  One by one they have all left (as of June 27th) and now the two of us are living in this huge house by ourselves.  No dogs, no kids . . . just us.

When I first thought about selling the house I didn't want to . . . mostly because now it is the house where Reese's and Toby got married.

But after just a week (because the first week we were out of town) of being in the house just the two of us . . . it seems well . .  selfish to stay.  Someone else could benefit from that much room more than we can.

So as soon as we get it ready I think we are going to list it.  It's sad, because we planned and planned for years before building.  Pouring over house plans, choosing a builder, waiting for the rain to stop and deciding every little detail of the house until finally in 2001 we were able to move in.

We have had a lot of great memories in this house.


Three of the four kids learned to drive in this driveway.






























We have lived in this house the longest in our married life.  It was just what we wanted at the time, but now it seems so massively large.  How is that possible?  There was only one child left at home and she was rarely there.  Then Kisses and Skittles moved back in with us but only for 7 months or so.  Maybe it is because the house was so full during the wedding . . . or maybe it's the dogs are gone too, I don't know.  But it seems a lot bigger now.


Sorry I don't have a black and white this week.  But I know all of you do so go ahead and link it up.






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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

bww - Reese's was a beautiful bride


Thursday, June 25, 2015

candy names

Since we keep adding to the family  . . . just for fun let's run down some of the candy bits names we have already used.  To put faces with all these names check out the Santa's Helpers page.

Lollipop - oldest daughter
Sugar Daddy - husband
Clark Bar - grandson
Sugar Pop - grand-daughter
Mars Bar - grandson
Swedish Fish - grandson

Tootsie Pop - 2nd oldest daughter
Tootsie Roll - grandson

Skittles - son
Kisses - wife

Reese's - youngest daughter
Toby - husband

Twix - son
Snickers - wife

Starburst - granddaughter
Charms - husband
Candy Jar - great grandson
Cotton Candy - great grandson
Candy Heart - great grand-daughter

Bit O Honey - grand-daughter
Jolly Rancher - husband
Itty Bitty - great grand-daughter
Little Bit - great grand-daughter
?? - great grand-daughter (coming the end of 2015) - i'm thinking teeny bit to go with the other bits in her family.

Almond Joy - niece
Mounds - niece



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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

bww - wedding week!!

Well it's here!  It's wedding week!


This is my absolute favorite engagement photo of Toby and Reese's.  This is so totally them.  Fall. Reading comic books. At Logoly State Park where they had their first date all those years ago.  Don't you just love this?