Saturday, March 8, 2008

Beach Party

I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 minutes for Mom.....Considering it is freezing cold here in Tennessee....What better type of party to host than a BEACH Party!!!!! I am sitting here in my den, under my snowman blanket, freezing...and snow is falling outside....So, grab yourself a chair, and sit down and visit for a while...You can have the chair, because I think I am going to spread out the ole' beach towel and take in some rays...A girl can dream, can't she?My name is Cassie, and I am a happily married mother of three...We are a very busy family...running to ballgames, theatre practices, school functions, ect. all of the time....I married my high school sweetheart and we have been blessed by this crew that we are sharing our lives with...Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I have been blogging for almost a year now, I started to help my family keep up with the "going's on" of the Allen's...and it has turned into an obsession, therapy, and an ongoing list of many other things.....

I heart photography...my Nikon is my best friend...so be sure to check out my photography site also...Still Moments Photography....I am a Registered Nurse, with a small photography business on the side....Dreaming big...Hoping, one day, to quit the work force and only take pictures...But for now, I am doing both....=(

Thanks for stopping by my blog...Be sure to stay and visit a while...I look forward to meeting you....(for those of you who knew all of this 'stuff' about me, sorry...just ignore this post) Have a great day at the BEACH party!!!!

47 comments:

The four little penguins say: said...

A beach party is a great idea! Especially in March. :)

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

i love that you dream big...so do i! enjoy the party! *elizabeth

BeachMama said...

I Love your Beach Party! We are having an impromptu one here too as well.

Does it usually snow in Tenesee?? We have so much falling here it is really truly incredible. I have been taking photos all day to document the amount.

Great to meet you!

Melanieshea said...

SO Creative!!!! Mine party post is crap compared to yours;o)
LOVE IT!!!!

Fran said...

I'm dreaming with you considering that it is FREEZING here too.

Bring on the Summer!
Hugs~
Fran

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

wondermommy said...

Great party! It was great to find your blog and thanks for stopping by mine. I love my camera, too. I do my best, but I've never taken any classes and would love to do that in the future.

Have a Happy Party!

it's me, Val said...

Oh yay! Another photographer and a Nikon user!!! Thanks for having me at your party. I'm going to go check out your photography site now! Hope you can stop by my place . . .

~ Your Nikon Friend

KarenW said...

That picture is making me feel warmer already. The wind here this week cuts to the bone and I'm looking forward to warmer days. I lived in TN for a couple of years. Great state! Hop over to my party when you have time.

Mamas Point of View said...

Hi Cassie. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. LOVE your beach party, perfect for this freezing day in NY. Glad I stopped by. Have a wonderful week!

Casey said...

beach party, yay! it's still pretty cold here too, but the snow is melting, so some days we have giant puddles. Your blog name totally reeled me in! Days of our Lives is my favorite soap!

Valarie said...

Great post, I love the beach party idea. I am also from TN, but know I am in AL. I also love photography, just fooling around with it right now though. Just got my Nikon D80 for Christmas so I don't know alot about it yet.

Anyway have fun at the parties!

JujuBoo said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I love the photo of the beach you have up.

JujuBoo said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I love the photo of the beach you have up.

Angie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Good luck on your dream!!! I had my own portrait photography business for about three years. I found that the busier I got, the less I really enjoyed what I was doing, and so I closed my business to be with my family more. I still get flack from people I run into at MOPS when they have new babies or bellies that are about to pop and wish I would take their portraits. LOL

It's All Good! said...

Hi, and pleased to meet you! I look forward to coming back for a more leisurely stroll thru your blog! Thanks for inviting me to visit and getting to know you! Have a wonderful week. God Bless.

i-Mommy said...

just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog. I love beach parties! I so can't wait for summer...

Laurie said...

mm... beach. all we have around here is sand! where's the water when you need it...

Kate said...

YAH! Here's to dreaming I was at the BEACH right now (while I'm freezing in MD)...sooo fun to meet you here via the PARTAY! I loved browsing around and can't wait to check out your photography (drool drool)...have a blessed day!!

Jacq said...

Wow its cool that you're into photography too!

bleeding espresso said...

Registered nurses hold a special place in my heart--my mom has been one for nearly 40 years :)

If you need some sun, come visit my party in sunny southern Italy when you get a chance:

Bleeding Espresso

Kristin said...

I enjoyed looking around your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine, too. My best friend is a photographer and you can see a lot of her work on my blog, as well as a link to her photography blog.

Kim said...

I love Tennessee! My daddy was from Tennessee and we used to visit him there after he retired and moved back (spent his adult life in Michigan). He was from a little town in the middle of the state, Viola.
Anyway, we kept trying to figure out a way to move to TN but there weren't any jobs for my hubby out where we wanted to live. Oh well!
Hope the photography just really takes off and you can quit the other job!

Mama Kat said...

Hey Cassie! Thanks for stoppin' by my blog! Just a little encouragement for you in your "baby steps!" Keep up the good work! You have a beautiful family

Michelle B. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I also enjoy photography.

emilypage said...

My Nikon is one of my favorite things, too! I wish we could have some of your snow!

MaryBeth said...

Just stopped by to say thanks for visiting my blog party, and was shocked to see the picture of the Cabbage Patch Dolls under your X post. Now, instead of just thanks for stopping by, I'll say hi from the birth place of Xavier Roberts and Babyland General Hospital. Since I have triplets and their older sister was only 17 months when they were born, people often joke about my house being Babyland, but seriously XR was born in my hometown, and we have the museum/ pretend hospital/ tourist attraction running here still.... seriously. I'll definately be back to check out your site again. I love my D-80, but I am still a complete novice. Any tips or suggestions?

MaryBeth said...

Just stopped by to say thanks for visiting my blog party, and was shocked to see the picture of the Cabbage Patch Dolls under your X post. Now, instead of just thanks for stopping by, I'll say hi from the birth place of Xavier Roberts and Babyland General Hospital. Since I have triplets and their older sister was only 17 months when they were born, people often joke about my house being Babyland, but seriously XR was born in my hometown, and we have the museum/ pretend hospital/ tourist attraction thing running here still.... seriously. I'll definately be back to check out your site again. I love my D-80, but I am still a complete novice. Any tips or suggestions?

MaryBeth said...

Sorry for the double post... blogger is hating me right now.

Busymama Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by our site. I like your beach party post. Being in Hawaii I sometimes take the beach for granted but your post sure did make me want to cut out of work, pick up the kids and head out for some fun in the sun!

jennyonthespot said...

Woohoo! Beach party!!!!! That's what I'm talkin' about! Thanks for coming by my party... and inviting me to yours. Tennessee - ehh... we have and aunt and uncle there!

BusyMama Kellie said...

Aloha Cassie! Thanks for stopping by our place. I've been trying to take a peek at your photos but my server is acting up. I will be back to visit again soon!

Rachel and Jacob said...

I love photography too~~!~! how did you get your business started?

willblogforshoes said...

A beach would be great right about now. Though I'd rather be in Tennessee most of the other time.

Thanks for stopping by my place! Your pictures are wonderful!

Lily Pad Mom said...

A beach party is a great idea, especially as I look outside and see a few snow flurries falling.

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

Happy partying and much blog love!
I posted on your photography blog too. :)
Blessings, Angie Seaman
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angelicagracedesigns.com

Meshellyn said...

I just have to say that your hair is wonderful!!! I'm wanting to cut mine off and don't think I could pull off your cut, but it's super cute on you!

Enjoy party week and stop by my blog when you get a chance. It's nice to meet you!

Susan said...

Great beach party (especially important on a cold, snowy day)! :)

I love all the photos you have. You have a lovely family.

Great blog! So good to meet you!

AtHomeMom&grandmaToo said...

Your blog is so 'family' -- I enjoyed it. Gave me the 'push' to set a blog for my children who have been asking me to do so.... thanks! Lorie

Ivan Girl said...

hey, welcome to the party and hope you're having a blast. Do call me Ivan Girl and I'm from Manila, Philippines.

I love your blog. :) Pleased to meet you! Will definitely visit you again.

Do stop by my blog and join me for the party... :)
UBP 2008

Have Fun!

Crystal said...

I love your header! Thanks for stopping by.

Crazy Daisy said...

Hello! Great blog party you have posted here! We have a few things in common... being married to our high school sweetheart, would rather be at the beach instead of this thing called winter, and the love of photography!

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's nice to "meet" you! I've just started dabbling in photography myself, I love your photography blog! You have some really great pics!

Jennifer said...

Wow, a BEACH party? How'd you know that is one of my favorite places on earth to be at? LOL!!
Thanks for dropping by my party earlier..I'm going to bookmark your blog and return again ;0) We do have ALOT in common!
I didn't say it on my blog but I like to dabble in photography. I don't get to dabble as much as I'd like or with as nice a camera as I'd like but I still enjoy taking shots with my little Nikon ;)

Kim said...

Thanks for visiting my site. I warmed myself on your beach for a few moments. It was relaxing and refreshing. Just what I needed!

Natalie said...

happy late blog party. i love the beach so i am glad that i stopped by! very nice to meet you.

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!