Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's been a while!

Since my last post a lot has been going on in our world.   Eleck turned 4 and Bryce turned 2 and Mommy started a photography business.   You can see the website of Tall Blonde Photography here!  Daddy started roping again!    

Here are a few photos from the past few months!

"This is my picture pose."  Eleck 4 years old.

My little Cowboys!

 Eleck refused to get off of his Gator even though it was raining and hailing.

My sweet Eleck!   He is growin' way too fast!

He loves his wild rag!

Do you think he will ever get into trouble?

There is nothing like a good horse, love Hummer!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Sugar Beets

Sugar Beets is what I refer to my two little boys as, they are sweet as sugar and they both love beets so I guess it just fits together.

Tomorrow I leave for five days to fulfill my duties at AgWorks Solutions in Washington, DC.  I am not ready to leave and nor will I ever be ready to leave my babies and their daddy for five whole days.

Today was a very exciting day for our little family!  We joined Canaan Trail Baptist Church in Alto, NM!  God is working in our lives as he never has before and we are so excited to just live in His will!  We spent the day together on the ranch just enjoying being together!  Praise God for our many blessings! 

The Sugar Beets are growing up too fast!  It seems like yesterday we were just married and had no kids.

Ever since I was a child photos of Cowboys, especially my Daddy, always intrigued me.  Today I have the perfect model, my husband, Troy.  To improve my photography skills I am taking a class on natural light photography and one of my assignments was capturing a silhouette, below is my attempt of that!

The clouds were awesome today, I could have taken pictures until the sun went down.  I think my volunteers would have been a little tired though!  Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do!

To my sweet Sugar Beets know how much Mommy loves you and misses you. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rhett Carson Smith

Welcome to the world, Rhett Carson Smith!  He joined us February 23, 2010 at 3:12 PM.  He weighed 8 lbs and 11 oz and was 21.25" long.  

Rhett was born to my brother, Brandon, and his wife Becky!  You have seen photos of their other babies, Natalie and Isaac on the blog! 

We are extra excited that we are the God parents to this sweet little boy.

We love you Rhett.  May God Bless you sweet boy.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Cowboy that Stole my heart

It will be six years ago on March 5, 2010 that Troy swept me off my feet!  

I love you so much Troy and I am so thankful for you and the beautiful sons we have been blessed with.

 More today than yesterday.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One of Daddy's little Cowboys

Bryce now insists on wearing his daddy's huge cowboy hat if he is outside or inside.  Here are some of the photos I snapped yesterday!

I can't get over how much he looks like his name sake, Grandpa Bryce!

I love you Brycie!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Funny Cloud & Haulin' Hay with Daddy

I woke up this morning to this odd cloud...

 While we were waiting for Daddy Eleck wanted to wear Dad's winter hat and his own wild rag while he pretended to be a pirate in the ship he built in his room with his bed!  What a neat imagination he has!

In the afternoon we went on a road trip, because this year has brought more snow than we've had in a LONG time, that means we need more hay!  We drove to San Antonio (New Mexico) home to the Owl Bar and Cafe to pick up some more little bales.  Unfortunately there was no time for a famous Green Chile Cheeseburger.

At the Lopez Farms I found this awesome ole' truck, beautiful landscape and kind people to photograph!  I'm also getting to test out my new logo/watermark for the first time on the photos!

What a blessing to get to be with my family day in and day out!  Praise the Lord!

Paris 2003

I am preparing for another trip to Washington, DC and in doing so I was searching through old files and found some photos that I felt the need to share.

Paris 2003 for the OIE conference.  Great friends and a great time!  Looking forward to seeing you in DC!

For those of you who don't know my middle name is Nell...that's where Nellie Belle comes from!


There was never anytime for fun because we working so hard!

My boss, Bill Hawks, such a stick in the mud.

Of course we were drinking soda water!