10 November 2010

Veteran's Day

Remember all of those who have fought for your freedom today, and everyday! Today is the day to honor the fallen and Thank the living. So I say THANK YOU!!!!

My Hero, Husband, Soldier...... a Veteran!

Remembrance Statue

Front View...

Honor Them....

Please if you see a Veteran today Thank him for all he sacrificed!
Thank you for visiting, Have a blessed week!

27 October 2010

New Life

Okay, so I decided on naming my photography. It is now called TCJ Photography. Whenever I am able to get a software where I can make a cool little siggy on the bottom of the pics then this is what it will say. I haven't been taking too many pictures lately because I have been just trying to keep the house in order. I have taken some obviously, I am NOT stopping... so I will share a few of the ones I have done lately. Hope you enjoy!

Long walk to the Bus
Long walk to the bus.....

Walking with Love
Sibling love

Fall has Fell
Lonely Leaf

Baby Turtles

Awesome Little Dude


Mt. Rainier

Lake View

Mother Looking Out

Hope you have enjoyed the little bit of my new world. The move has gone great. We love our house and the kids seem to be adjusting fine. Until next time, God Bless!

12 August 2010

August is full...

Well we move this month. We have about a week and a half left here and we are so ready. I am ready to get our house and unpack everything! Ready for things to be back in order!

Also, this month we have a celebration. Jessi turns 2 years old on Sunday! She is getting so big and more and more photogenic with every day. She picks out her clothes almost everyday and is very moody if I try to. She is so funny! This morning she picked out this very pretty dress so I had to do a photo shoot! The boys got in on it too! I will share some........

Jessi and her Baby


Jessi feeding her baby


My little Model!!


My Boys

Big Brother Love

Sibling Love


Wonder what they are thinking!

Okay, so I shared more than I intended, but I m sure you like them all!

Not sure if I will update again before we move so it may be a while, but I will still take photos and when I post next time it will be full!

Until then have a blessed day, week, month!!!

05 August 2010

Summer Time

We have been enjoying our summer. We go to the park the most, but we have done a few other things. The other day a soccer clinic with Ohio Wesleyan University Soccer Team was held and the boys attended. I got some good shots of them playing and even Jessi. They taught them passing, kicking, and head butting the ball. The kids loved it!! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Jessi getting to kick!!


Caden head butting the ball.

Hit with your head!

Taylor head butting the ball.

Head ball

Caden kicking a goal.


Taylor kicking, he kept kicking so hard. He needs to kick goals not passes!

Kick it!!!

Jessi helping clean up their equipment, lol.

Clean up time

The Ohio Wesleyan University Soccer Team and all of the children that participated in the clinic.

Ohio Wesleyan University Soccer Team

This team was awesome. They were very friendly and they were awesome with the soccer ball. They taught all of these children and had a lot of fun with it. I just want to say Thanks to them for their love for the game and for coming out and teaching our children.

Until next time, have a blessed day!!

23 July 2010

No Much New.....

Not a lot has happened this week. No one got hurt and everyone still has all of their limbs. Thank goodness for that! We are preparing for our final shipment to be packed up and taken away. That will happen this week. YAY!!! One step closer to moving to another country! We are getting more excited about the move, I am getting more stressed about it; but the kids and Michael are ready! Just wish I had a magic wand that I could wave and it would all be done and over with.

Found out this week I have a freaking nerve problem in my back that no medicine can help! I do have some things to help the pain not occur as often but nothing can stop it completely. Just Great HUH! I will make it though, I am a Mother, and we don't have a choice do we?!

Anyway enough of that and on to some great mother nature shots I took this week.

Natures Beauty - taken outside our door in our stairwell. He was just chillin' on the wall until some little girl, not mentioning any names, decided she needed to touch it! I don't think I have ever seen a moth this color!

Natures Beauty

Night Sky - taken on July 15th. I saw the moon shinning so bright and just had to have a picture of it!

Night Sky

I have been told I take some of the oddest pictures. I respond to these unknowing people like this....... When I look around me I do not see just trees and grass. I do not see just birds and kids plying at the playground. I do not just see the moon sitting there for no apparent reason. I SEE PICTURES!!! Everything I look at I see through the eye of my camera. If I feel like the subject is worthy I take a picture of it. Look around you, and you will find that there are so many things out there that would make a great picture. I refer back to one of my favorite shots.

Shed in Summer
My shed in summer......

Shed in Winter

This little shed is off of the A62. I don't know why but it caught my eye last winter. I have multiple shots of it. This is the shot that hangs in my hallway!

So next time your out on a walk or even a drive look around and you may see things differently too! Have a good week! GOD BLESS!!!!

20 July 2010


Okay, so the family and I went on a walk the other day around post. We tend to do this often. Of course I had my camera with me and I took some great shots of our nations flag blowing in the breeze!!

Looking from a far.....
Pride #2

Looking up at beauty.....

I thought my fellow Americans would enjoy these. This is all I have for now. Have a good week!

13 July 2010

Eventful Days

Well lately we have been just getting things ready to leave here and head back to the good ole USA!!!! Cleaning, packing, making appointments; you know this is a process! Caden was playing with Taylor and the neighbors child and they got rough and Caden fell and busted his head. At first I thought okay its just scratched a bit and there is just all this blood but he is fine. Then I cleaned the blood off and I saw this!

First glance....

Then I moved his hair back and saw this.......


So we were on our way to the hospital, which is about 20 minutes away, and our faithful neighbor comes out and says he called the Aid station for his unit and they were ready and willing to fix him up right away. So we went right down the road and took him. The man that fixed my baby was so nice. I was concerned because of dealing with the unexpected, but this man knew what he was doing. My baby boy sat there all big in his daddy's lap as he cleaned and stapled him up. Of course he yelled a bit, but nothing like I expected he would! He is a tough little man.

So after we got back home he wanted to see his staples so I took a picture for him to see.


I hope this didn't gross you out that much!

Today, 24 hours later, he is running around acting like nothing happened. Michael is wanting him to be extra careful but hey he is a 4 year old boy, how careful is he really going to be!

On a lighter note, we have made reservations for our temporary lodging here and at our destination. So we will not be homeless for a little while anyway! I just hope this flight goes smoothly! It is such a long flight and we haven't made it since Jessi has gotten older. The flights before she just slept, but I am thinking that is not going to happen this time! I guess we will find out next month!

Hope I haven't bored you too much! Until next time, have a blessed day!

05 July 2010

Great 4th of July

Well yesterday was the 4th of July. We all celebrate our independence in different ways. Our family had a cookout with friends and had a great time. We started in the back yard on the slip n slide with good food and music, then went to the lake for a little play time. Here are a few shots for your viewing pleasure!

Enjoying the day!

Caden on the Slip n Slide
Slide Baby Boy

Jessi on the Slip n Slide
Slip N Slide Jessi

Taylor on the Slip n Slide
Taylor Slidin'

Me and Jessi
Me and Jess

Jessi at Bostelsee
Beach Baby


The Fire Breather
Fire Breather

Hope you enjoyed seeing my photos and your day as well! Until next time, have a blessed day!

28 June 2010


We have gained a new family member. Her name is Bella and she is almost 3 years old. She has been with many families and now she has finally found a home! She has only been with us for about a month now, but she has left her paw print on our family! She will forever be a member in our family! So without anymore waiting, I give you Bella! This photo has been entered in a Pet contest on I Heart Faces.

Our Bella

18 June 2010

New Things on the Horizon.....

Okay, so today I thought WOW I have a blog! I haven't been on here in like a year or more. So here I am with a little update. I have stopped digi scrapping because of lack of time. I have always had a passion for photography so I am taking that to the next step, as it is more portable. Maybe one day I can get back into scrapping but for now I will just be posting pictures and updates on life.

Taylor has now finished the 1st grade! WOW right?! Caden will be starting Pre-K in the fall and Jessi is running around here like she is in charge. We are still in Germany for another couple of months, then we are off to Washington state!

Okay, so here are some of the latest photos I have taken!

Cutie Pie


Head Stand

Hope you enjoyed! Until next time!