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Monthly Archives: March 2009

plans this Saturday???

picture-11Well, if you don’t (have plans this Saturday), please, please plan on coming to the Majestic Theater in Chillicothe for a benefit concert for Elizabeth’s Hope.  Elizabeth’s Hope is a pregnancy resource center and the concert is to raise awareness of the local needs of so many women.  Here is a message from my good friend, Marty Ford (because he can say much more about it than I…and you don’t want to hear me sing ;):

*listen to the end and hear a MFE original song, Take Off Your Shoes (my fav!):

Marty Ford talks about A Night of Hope!

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Jett, a few more.

You know that baby boy that stole my heart…well, I still haven’t gotten it back.  Here are a few of my favorite images…I promise I narrowed it down, just couldn’t help myself, he is so darn cute!

A big thank you for Jett’s parents for asking me to come over and photograph such an amazing family.  I am honored. 041


Ahh! I can’t help myself!





SO sweet!



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Canopy Tours


Yay, It’s back!  You may remember me blogging about this last year (Justin & I went for our 1st year anniversary), so I just wanted to mention that their 2009 season starts April 1st!  Seriously, it’s sooo much fun, I highly recommend it!  We plan to go again this year…actually we plan to go every year :)

If you are interested, head to their website and be sure to watch the video (in the bottom left corner).

Also, this year they have recreational tree climbing – not sure of the details, but it sounds fun to me!  Make sure to add this to your calendar this year, you wont regret it!

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Jett…just a preview.

Last Friday my mom & I drove 3.5 hours to the north part of Indianapolis, Indiana for a photo shoot.  Not only was I honored to take Jett’s first photos, I fell in love with his family.  His parents are the very best….and Baby Jett?  Well, he stole my heart.


Yep, and he didn’t give it back.  More photos of him soon.  Very, very soon.

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Nilla Apple Crisp – Yum.

I made this desert for a church carry-in and had so many people ask for the recipe…and since I couldn’t think of what to post today, I thought I’d share it on here!  I also took a tip or two from the Pioneer Woman, and took pictures throughout the process!  So enjoy!

I found the recipe in the winter 2007 issue of Kraft Food & Family.

Nilla Apple Crisp

Prep: 20 mins, Total: 55 mins

img_4462You’ll need:

8 cups thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith apples (about 4 large/2 lb.) *i was making an extra batch…hence all the extra apples ;)

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided

2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided

1/3 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup cold margarine

25 Nilla Wafers, crushed (about 1 cup crumbs)

(1 1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping – I can’t stand Cool Whip…so I leave this out!  but, ice cream is always good ;)

Ok, here we go!

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Now get to peeling & slicing those apples…it takes me a while.  img_4465

Then toss apples with 1/4 cup of the brown sugar & 1 tsp of the cinnamon – then spoon them into an 8 or 9 inch baking dish….like so:img_4481

Now combine oats, the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon in a bowl. img_4484

Crush up the wafers…


Cut in margarine with pastry blender or two knives (*i just mix it in with my hands ;) until mixture resembles coarse crumbs…add the wafers, mix well.


Now just spread the topping over the apples…then stick it in the over for 30 to 35 mins or until apples are tender.


Now, scoop & eat…and enjoy, really, just enjoy. Yum. img_4510

You can get the printable recipe here!

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