Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Children funnies

I have already placed these on FB, but here they are forever!

-At the clinic recently, Brooks picked up one of the cow hooves, held it up to his ear and said, "I hear the beach!"

-Kate has started praying for me the nights before I work. Sunday night, she included me saying: "Please bless Mama that she doesn't flip out, that she can figure out what is wrong with the animals and that the animals will feel better..." I asked her afterwards what she meant by me not flipping out, and she said, "You remember, Mama, that surgery last week where you flipped out because there was no oxygen!"

-Both of our kids say: "I love you to the top of God's head!" It's my favorite.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I heart faces!

For the photo contest this week: the subject is white.
I think she's a winner! :)
Click here to see their website.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Crazy days of summer

I have had fun entering photo contests the past few weeks. Here is a fun subject: The Crazy days of Summer! You can see more information here.

Here are my favorite entries:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Finders keepers?

2 weeks ago, I got the remainder of a cash payment for my camera. Being busy at the time (and this is typical for me), I laid the cash on top of a dresser and figured I'd worry about it later.

Today, I was needing part of that money to pay our babysitter. But, it wasn't there. I asked Scott about it, and he hadn't seen it. We looked all over the house. I really figured that it got put into some random drawer, and years from now we would be "surprised" with finding it.

On a whim, Scott asked Kate if he could check her bank. This child is a saver like I am. I would save Halloween candy for months later, usually not ever eating all of it. Kate is my clone, remember? She saves all her money and counts it regularly. In fact, she counted it 2 days ago, carefully sorting pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters into different cups.... (and she had the bills in the bank - did I ever look at them? Why, no.)

I digress. Scott opened Kate's bank, and we pulled out the bills, and... well, let's just say there was more money than any 6 year old should have in her bank, regardless of how she saves. We asked her if she "found" any money around the house, and she promptly pointed to the dresser.

We were relieved to have found the money! :) And, we had a talk with her that finders keepers isn't necessarily true in the Busby home.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DockDogs 2011

I had a fantastic time this weekend spending a little time photographing these sport dogs. I am super thankful to my family for tagging along in the heat while I am enjoying myself! :)
There are 3 dogs that belong to our clients pictures here - how fun it was to photograph for them!

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I saw this photo contest on a my blog roll and, well, I had to enter! I was excited to have an animal contest - since that I what I love. I hope you enjoy this photo. I did very little editing - the fine focus was working well for me this day!
Click here to get details on this contest!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Isn't this the cutest face in the world?
I hope to be able to go to Buckmasters to practice photographing the dogs at DockDogs tomorrow.
I will soon be bribing friends to help with my practice of photography (you have been forewarned!) ♥

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Me and Mally

Sure wish I had showered this am.
I may recruit Brooks as my assistant.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Kate's first day of school

Kate had a great first day of 1st grade!
Her teacher had surgery today so she will be out for 2 weeks. She still had a great day despite. Thomas sits across from her (pictures are coming) so that is great! She got a 'gotcha' today - that is great!
This collage is a comparison from this year and last year:
- above left is us at orientation the day before school started K5
-below left is a picture of us last night, the day before 1st grade
- center is the first day of K5
- to the right is the first day of 1st grade (she hasn't shrunk... look at her ears in comparison to the decoration of the door!)

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The Busby Inn is open

2 weekends ago we hosted a great group of kids who were attending SEC (Southeastern Evangelical Conference) - this is them pictured above.
At first, we were asked to host 15! Now, they came prepared with sleeping bags, but I was wondering... do I even have 15 towels???
When it came down to it, the girls talked their youth minister into letting them stay in a hotel! :) That is so funny to me. They were worried about being able to get ready on time! So, we kept the 4 boys: Michael, Sam, Paco and Dakota, and the men chaperones Andy and Mike. It was so fun keeping the boys here. Brooks was thrilled to have someone to play the Wii with (although it didn't last long enough).
All the youth group came over Saturday night because the girls wanted to be able to meet Kate (she was a little sad that there were only boys that stayed with us). Thank you to the group for being thoughtful enough for you to all come and visit!
Augusta Road CofC, we can't wait to host you again next year! And, neither can Mally and Mousie!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

School starts on Monday!

When did our kids get this big?
Kate's teacher this year is Mrs. Henderson. We are so excited to get her! She heavily emphasizes math and her classes are tops in math testing every year. We are also thrilled that Kate's friend Thomas, from church, and 3 of her classmates from last year are also going to be in her class. She is so ready.
I am so glad that I feel so much better about school than I did last year.
I can't wait to blog about her first day of 1st grade!

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Scents that bring back a memory...

One of my favorite things to experience is when a scent brings back a memory. Look at this beautiful bowl of black eyed peas (pre-cooked that is). When they were cooking, the aroma was so fragrant - just like Grandmama's kitchen when we stayed with her during the summer. I just loved the memory it evoked!
Here are some other scents that bring back memories for me:
  1. There is a specific lotion that I used with both of our kids, and I kept a small trial size of it. When I smell it, I am returned to when they were babies.
  2. My horses mane. It reminds me what it was like growing up at the barn.
  3. Adams flea shampoo. It reminds me of my first dog.
  4. A baby's head. Need I say more.
  5. I have another face lotion that Tammy brought me when I was in the hospital before Kate was born. When I smell it, I remember those long days.
  6. Ivory soap reminds me of Grandmama.
  7. Este Lauder's Pleasures perfume reminds me of Nana. It was her favorite.
  8. My favorite scents from the clinic are the autoclave just after opening it, and BKT ear ointment (don't even ask).
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our animals

This is our goofy Mally. This is the perfect picture of her.

This is how Mally spends most of her day.

This is how Quarterboy gets ready for most of his day.

Mousey is sleeping in front of the television. The box for the digital cable emits heat that she loves.
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This is Wesley. He is a pretty little dog that is the neighborhood pet. Everyone knows him because he chases their cars. Although he is much better than he used to be... I honestly am surprised that he has lived this long. He is smarter than I have him credit for!
Wesley came to us from the clinic. He was brought in as a stray by a client with a broken leg. I pinned his leg and brought him home to socialize him a bit. Well, we ended up keeping him. He is pretty easy as he lives outside all day. That is the only way he will be a good dog - getting energy out.
Yesterday was my birthday and it was a good day. I had to work but that was OK. I have had the day to myself today and I am really enjoying it! The kids are at Mom and Dad's while their cousins are down for a visit. I went out taking pictures this morning - and scouting where I can take more pictures of the kids this fall....
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