Sunday, June 6, 2010


I have been so busy!! Photo shoots, new boss at work, fitness goals and keeping up with day to day life! The photo business is going good and I thank everyone who has been involved. Check out the photo blog for the most recent shoots.

Shawn and I are great, Shawn is working nights still which makes things a bit hard, but its nice to enjoy the weekends together.

Other then that, not much new on our end, I hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

Congrats to Shawn and Rita on their wedding this weekend! We had a blast.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Goals, Goals, Goals!!

Everyone needs goals right? I have set new fitness goals to reach this week, I will set a new goal each week! Wish me luck, I am going to need it!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


The website is officially up and running!! Check out
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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Great weekend!

Today was the first warmer day of the year! It was great to get outside and enjoy family and the sun! Yes I said the sun!! :)

We went out to Grandma's today and visited with family and I snapped a few pics while we were there of the girls and the sunset.

Shawn and I are doing well, he is still working nights in Wright City and I am still working at the law firm. Last weekend we went bowling and I got my highest score ever of 220!! I was very shocked and dont really know how it happened, but I will take it!

Tomorrow is Johnny's birthday and Grandma's and Josh's birthday was this past weekend, so we will go back to Grandma's tomorrow for a birthday lunch before Aunt Kim and Uncle Rick go back home to IL.

I have been taking a lot of studio pictures for friends and family and really enjoying myself. I will post the website links when everything is ready. Hope my readers are doing well, that is if I have readers! :)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sundays!! :)

Hey Everyone!!

Its a lazy Sunday at our house today! I feel like I have done nothing but run run run the last few weeks and I am just starting to really feel better. I can tell Spring is coming soon because I am in the cleaning and "get rid of it if you dont use it" mindset and lets say I have not got to far yet.

Today we had Evans Baptism and it all turned out great, when Lily was baptized, she cried and cried and cried, Evan did better! haha

Work is going well for both Shawn and I, there are nights where it drives me crazy being home without him, but for the most part I am getting used to it.

Hope everyone is well!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Birthday's come around again...

Jan. 26th was my Mom's 50th birthday!! We took her out to the Mexican resturant and have a blast. The 4th was my birthday and I am 24 now! Nothing different at just, just another calender day. We went out yesterday and had lunch in O'Fallon and went bowling with the family. We had a blast, today Shawn is taking me to lunch and Kohl's for my birthday!

Friday, January 29, 2010


The beginning of the year is a busy time for us with birthdays! Shawn turned 25 this year, Sam turned 23, my mom turned 50 and I will be 24!! I called my Mom on her birthday and she told me know that she is officially getting old, she wants to take a mid afternoon nap. I just laughed becuase I am sure she did! :) Happy birthday!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

January so far...

Not a bad start of the year so far. Although things can change in the blink of an eye, as of today, things are good. Shawn started working on January 4th at a factory in Wright City, not his ideal job but is income right now. He works third shift with Nathan and likes the hours so far.

I have fallen into an adventure of Photography! I love it and its a great feeling when people ask me to do their family or children's pictures becuase they love MY work! I have decided to start J. Graeler Photography and I am currently working on the website, packages, prices, etc. I will post when it is all complete!

Charlie (our dog) has been limping a lot the last few days and we are not exactly sure what is going on. At some points its better then others. If he does not improve in a few days then its vet time.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A look at neices and nephews this year!

I wanted to share a few pictures of our neices and nephews! We have welcomed 3 new neices/nephews in the year 2009 and are very happy to show them off!!

Jake and Tyler Christmas 2009

Avery at Christmas 2009! Born summer 2009 to Karen and Kevin

Peyton! Jamie and Anthony's baby girl born December 2009

Lily! Sam and Andys baby girl who is growing very fast!

Last but not least... Evan! Born just a few days before Christmas is Sam and Andys latest addition!

Birthday and one year all in the same week.

January 3rd is my dads birthday, January 4th is my Grandma Starks birthday and January 5th is Shawns birthday, Felicias birthday and one year from Dad passing away. Here is to thinking of all the good memories with my dad and being thankful I have good things to celebrate on a day that can be very bad for me. I love all my friends and family and am amazed by the kinds words I received today!