Sunday, February 28, 2010

Snow days and Birthdays

I’m still trying to catch up.  The day after Mason’s birthday we had over a foot of snow.  We beat the all time record for the most snow in 24 hours.  We had so much fun!  The kids absolutely LOVED it!! DSC_9863 DSC_9868 DSC_9871 DSC_9885 DSC_9890 DSC_9914 DSC_9921 DSC_9933 DSC_9939 DSC_9950 DSC_9961 DSC_9967


For Mason’s birthday this year he had an Air Soft Gun War.  We had the party at my parent’s house so the boys could have the “war” on the land behind their house.  The snow really added to the fun.  All the kids had a great time and we’re certain we’ll have to do this again.


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You have blessed us beyond measure!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Meet Toby Mac!!!

I have so much catching up to do.  It’s been a bit crazy around the Rooney household this week.  Michael was out of town for a majority of the week, which always makes things a bit more hectic.  And on Wednesday I was asked to cover an event for a local radio station.  It was a great opportunity and I was honored to be chosen.  But after taking over 900 photos I’ve been super busy trying to get everything edited before Monday! I’ll try to post more about that later.

On Wednesday, February 10th Mason turned eleven years old.  The following day the record-breaking snow storm hit DFW.  It was also the day that Toby Mac came to town and was meeting fans at the Chick-fil-A in Mckinney.  I was crazy enough to go get Mason out of school and surprise him by taking him to meet his FAVOIRTE music artist!

He was THRILLED beyond words.  And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE surprising my kids with something beyond their wildest imagination! We had so much fun together!  The ride up there  looked like this…


Over an hour later we arrived at the Chick-fil-A and the lines outside looked like this…



We finally made it inside and we got to see…


Toby Mac was extremely polite!  He asked Mason if his mom let him skip school to come meet him.  And I explained that the day before was Mason’s birthday and this was a huge “gift” to him.  Turns out that Toby Mac’s son just recently turned eleven also.  He spent some time talking with Mason and made a point to make his visit with him very special. 

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While we were in line waiting, some of the KLTY staff were explaining the process and made it quite clear that he would not be able to take the time to take individual pictures.  But due to the “birthday boy” he told me to “start shooting”.  (He also made a reference that judging by the camera and lens I was using I’d probably had a “little” practice taking snapshots!!)



Thank you Toby Mac for an incredible birthday gift that my son will NEVER forget!!  And if you have a chance, check out his new CD.  I really enjoyed some of his songs.  There’s even a few with a Jamaican flare!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

“I Wanna Dance”

i heart faces is featuring photos of people dancing.  I recently photographed a wedding at the Rose Chapel in Ft. Worth.  This is a picture of the bride dancing with her father….gives me goose bumps!!0305 

Head on over to i heart faces for more dancin’ photos!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

i heart faces – week 6

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the theme of i heart faces this week is “Kisses”! I decided to feature Michelle and her Daddy. Michelle belongs to my cousin Krystal and she and Ethan are just a few weeks apart. She’ll be a bigger sister in a few months, so we’re really excited to welcome a boy into their family!0025 For more kisses, visit i heart faces!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I photographed a wedding nearly two weeks ago and I’m still in the process of completing all the editing. Here is a picture of the church before the ceremony.0007It reminded me of Psalm 4:6 “…Let the light of your face shine upon us….” As if God were smiling down on His children, who were preparing to marry one another.

Monday, February 1, 2010

i heart faces – Places I Love


This week i heart faces is hosting “places I love”.  There are several places that Michael and I have traveled to that I really enjoyed.  Some of my favorites would include:

1. Disney World – I could go to Disney every other year and still love it!

2. Atlantis, Bahamas

3. Maui

4. Keystone, Colorado

5. Royal Hideaway Resort in Play Del Carmen

But our entire family would probably vote unanimously on Barbados.  Michael has extended family that still live in Barbados (aunt, uncle, cousins, and second cousins). So we try to visit there regularly and we love it more every time!

Here are a few photos from a previous trip….


They recently built a zip line over a rainforest that we went on.  It was AWESOME!!SONY DSC                     SONY DSC                     SONY DSC

This was a small private beach located beside the house we rented.  The view was breathtaking!! And the kids loved having the beach to themselves!! SONY DSC