Capturing YOUR Joy

How happy am I that today is Friday?
Thhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiisssssss Happy.
That's like a lot of happy there kids.
This week has been such a whirlwind and exhausting to say the least...
I am most definitely welcoming this weekend with wide open arms and the biggest kiss ever.

Yeah, something like that.

Before I get into all the joyful pictures for the week-I have to say "Thank You".
You have NO idea how much your comments meant yesterday...to both me and my family.
My dad read them lying in his hospital bed and had tears coming down his cheeks.
There are not many times in my life I have seen my dad not able to talk because he is so choked up.
When people feel other's love for them...it is one of the most beautiful & moving things.
Your support and prayers mean so much more than I could ever put into words.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

So now that I have turned into a weeping willow once again...
{Like seriously, my baby ranking knocks anybody else's out of the park...}
No, that doesn't mean I am having a baby-it means I act like a baby.
Got it?
K, back to why I started this post today...
To show off all the joyful pictures for the week and for YOU to link up!
Woop Woop.
As promised-today I am featuring YOU superstar photographers and the incredible photos you have linked up over the past couple of weeks.
Ya'll have some mad talent. Let the games begin...


Told ya they were incredible.
I could learn a thing or two from each of you.
Because I can't post like 9 million and 800 thousand pictures-I had to select just a few.
For those of you who were not pictured above-your time is coming.
But in order for that to happen..You have to keep playing along ;)
{I'm so sneaky sometimes}
You know the drill-link up below-put this button your blog:

and party on party people.
As for my party-I will probably be gettin' down somethin' fierce in the hospital this weekend.
Speaking of-I asked my mom if I could sneak a drink in to my father while he is recovering.
She thought it wasn't such a good idea.
I'll decide ;)
Just kidding kids. Don't fret.

Love each and every one of you.
Don't you forget it either.



  1. EEEKKKK! OMG! Thanks so much for picking my photo. You just made my day... I MEAN WEEK! Thanks again darling. You rock!

  2. glad he's doing well---this link party just keeps getting better and better. thanks for all the traffic coming my way this week!

  3. I LOVE the eah42 photo! Awesome! And the Heart for Adoption - both are phenomenal!

  4. What a nice little surprise!!!! It was actually kinda funny because I clicked on your blog and then looked up at the TV. When I looked down at the screen I thought I was on my own blog becuase of the picture! Ha!! (acutally, it doesn't sound funny at all written out here...one of those "had to be there" moments)!

    Anyway, thanks girl. It was a special treat to see my munchkins on your site!

    Hugs to you...

  5. I'm definitely linking up tomorrow- I have a great idea for pictures I'm gonna use! excited!!
    I'm SO happy your dad got to know how many people care about him and you <3

  6. EEEEEKKKK !!! TOOO!!!! Thank you for sharing my Photo!! I love your blog and I think that you are awesome!!!

    I am super excited and going to celebrate!!!


  7. I was so excited last night about you choosing my photo that I forgot to mention how adorable the photo of you and that sweet little girl was!

    Also, I am so thankful that your dad is all better. Hope you and your family have a fantastic weekend together... celebrating your father!

  8. Cute kissy picture :) Your button doesn't seem to work?? Unless I'm doing something wrong, which isn't impossible ;)

  9. Erin! You sure know how to make a sister feel good! Thanks so much for the sweet comment!
    I will be in Indiana in October for a Notre Dame game ;)

    No but for real, I learned a lot from the bump.com... they have a photography board and there are A LOT of really awesome people there who are EXTREMELY helpful. You should check it out sometime :)

  10. oorrr. i could give you my email and I would be more than happy to give you some pointers/help. Let me know.


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)