Monday, December 31, 2007

Countdown to Noon at Wild Dunes

Well, the families were all out at the Grand Pavilion this morning for the second annual Countdown to Noon festivities!

There was candle making, tee-shirt dying, Frisbee decorating and sand art to keep the kids busy until the balloons dropped at NOON!

Then, it was a run down to the ocean for a POLAR BEAR PLUNGE!

This is my favorite of the day! I love the superman undies :)

Sunday, December 30, 2007

These are a few of our favorite things!

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens,
brown paper packages tied up with strings,
these are a few of my favorite things!

The Dales' Christmas was slightly different.

Books that are funny and gadgets to play on
the newest Apple itouch and my timely David Yurman
home theatre sound systems sure to make your ears ring,
these were a few of our favorite things!

It was a Glenn Beck Christmas for Mark! I took him to the Glenn Beck Christmas Show at the Performing Arts Center on the 15th and under the tree he found Glenn's book and a subscription to Fusion.

In the who scored BIG catagorie, I did! Thank you to my ever attentive husband who not only presented me with a new watch by my favorite designer, but I got the new ipod touch and it is SO MUCH FUN!

AJ asked for a home theatre system to play his music and his PSP games on. So long as the grades stay up so will the sound system!

Last but not least, Veronica wished secretly for a new DS as her old one got wet and could not be repaired this summer. Her secret letter to Santa was acknowledged...say to go Santa.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Chirstmas!

Matthew 1:21
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

Luke 2:14
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.

Did you know that December 25th is not REALLY Jesus' birthday? This was the date on which the Romans celebrated the birth of the sun god. After Constantine converted to Christianity in A.D. 312, he combined the worship of the sun god with the worship of Christ. Christian leaders saw this "Christ-mass" celebration as a vital part of the process of converting pagans. We do know that Christians used January 6th to celebrate Jesus' appearance at the Jordan and his baptism by John. Sometime later they expanded this "festival" to include Christ's birth. Christians called it Epiphany, or manifestation. So,the meaning of the "first" Christmas was not pagan; it was a celebration of the Word made flesh!

Amen, Hallelujah!
Have a Blessed Christmas.

Monday, December 24, 2007

One Fun Family!

Yesterday I had the chance to head down to Wadmalaw Island to meet Jami Frehse and her family on their dock for some fun family photos! They are such a nice family and the time flew by. Jami's husband Bill wheeled down a cooler of beer just to add to this party atmosphere. Here are a few of the photos I shot!

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Kevin and Amy Kerley!

I hope you two are having a great time in Breckenridge! Here are a few photos from Amy and Kevin's wedding Sunday night.

They were married in Summerville at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Amy got ready across the street at the pretties B&B called the Kings Inn. We were able to get some awesome photos of the girls and then Kevin and Amy right after the wedding on their property! The home looked gorgeous inside and out.

After the ceremony and photos, we headed into Charleston to the Aquarium. Duvall did a fantastic job with their sit down dinner and their cake was exquisite!

Check out the slide show to see what they did during their cake cutting!!

So, you can check out their slideshow HERE!
You can also see their slideshow off my website with the password Kerley.
All their photos are in the view and pricing section of my site: use the password to see them!

I always like to hear your comments.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Amy and Kevin

Amy and Kevin got married last night in Summerville. They are off today for their honeymoon in Breckenridge. Have fun guys!!
Until I can go through all of their photos, please enjoy looking at Amy's Bridal Session!

Click Here to view!

if you go to my website to view her slideshow the password is "horse"

Oh, and by the way, I was "THE SHIT" at the wedding....that is a GOOD thing!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fabulous Families

In the last few days I had the opportunity to photograph three wonderful families.
Lynn, his wife Dottie, and their grandson Chris are locals and I met them after they won my session at the John's Island Habitat for Humanity silent auction. Habitat is such a great organization!

Kim Hoff and her family literally zoomed in and out of town on Friday. I met them out on Sullivan's Island for a quick session. Kim's granddaughter, Zoe is the most photogenic little baby and she has the happiest disposition!

Finally, yesterday I drove out to Kiawah early in the morning to take a very special set of photos! Brenda Hensley had called me awhile back wanting to have me come take photos as part of a surprise to her husband Steve for his 60th birthday. The whole family showed up for the weekend surprise event!!

Thank you for the gift of allowing me to spend time with you and your wonderful families. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

One final note - last night Mark and I headed to the Performing Arts Center (yes we both had a SATURDAY NIGHT OFF!) to see Glenn Beck! Wow! What a great show he did. I was so thankful that we could see the last show of his tour. It was a special evening. Glenn was not only funny but his message of family - acceptance - and REDEMPTION were well received.

Friday, December 14, 2007

It's A Holiday BBQ

Well, the weather was certainly perfect for two days of barbecuing!
The East Cooper Regional Medical Center held two evenings of parties on the site of their NEW hospital. Here we are, mid December and the temperature was a balmy 80 degrees! Who can complain about that!!

An OB-GYN who was been with the hospital for 22 years, Dr. Baker, is retiring and was honored at both events. It was not hard to see how much she is loved and will be missed by her fellow physicians and her staff!

Her staff made a fantastic scrapbook album for her including "Bakerisms" which made her laugh and cry! They also presented her with a sweetgrass basket made just for her filled with lots of goodies.

Happy Holidays East Cooper! Thank you for letting me share in your celebrations.