Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Making A Baby

This was e-mailed to me today and I thought it was funny and wanted to share with my photographer friends!!

The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family. On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, 'Well, I'm off now. The man should be here soon.'
> Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale. 'Good morning, Ma'am', he said, 'I've come to..'
> 'Oh, no need to explain,' Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, 'I've been expecting you.'
> 'Have you really?' said the photographer. 'Well, that's good. Did you know babies are my specialty?'
> 'Well that's what my husband and I had hoped. Please come in and have a seat !.
> After a moment she asked, blushing, 'Well, where do we start?'
> 'Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the bathtub, one on the couch, and perhaps a couple on the bed. And sometimes the living room floor is fun. You can really spread out there.'
> 'Bathtub, living room floor? No wonder it didn't work out for Harry and me!'
> 'Well, Ma'am, none of us can guarantee a good one every time. But if we try several different positions and I shoot from six or seven angles, I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results.'
> 'My, that's a lot!', gasped Mrs. Smith..
> 'Ma'am, in my line of work a man has to take his time. I'd love to be In and out in five minutes, but I'm sure you'd be disappointed with that.'
> 'Don't I know it,' said Mrs. Smith quietly.
> The photographer opened his briefcase and pulled out a portfolio of his baby pictures. 'This was done on the top of a bus,' he said.
> 'Oh, my God!' Mrs. Smith exclaimed, grasping at her throat.
> 'And these twins turned out exceptionally well - when you consider their mother was so difficult to work with.'
> 'She was difficult?' asked Mrs. Smith.
> 'Yes, I'm afraid so. I finally had to take her to the park to get the job done right. People were crowding around four and five deep to get a good look'
> 'Four and five deep?' said Mrs. Smith, her eyes wide with amazement..
> 'Yes', the photographer replied. 'And for more than three hours, too. The mother was constantly squealing and yelling - I could hardly concentrate, and when darkness approached I had to rush my shots. Finally, when the squirrels began nibbling on my equipment, I just had to pack it all in.'
> Mrs. Smith leaned forward. 'Do you mean they actually chewed on your, uh...equipment?'
> 'It's true, Ma'am, yes.. Well, if you're ready, I'll set-up my tripod and we can get to work right away.'
> 'Tripod?'
> 'Oh yes, Ma'am. I need to use a tripod to rest my Canon on. It's much too big to be held in the hand very long.'
> Mrs. Smith fainted

Day 9

Day 9-A picture of your friends

this challenge is hard. I suck at this. I have too many friends and this is impossible not to leave anyone out. I'll just show the closest friends, that I see and hang out with regularly!!

My Best Friend since 7th grade, Alexis
My brother, SIL, Dylan & Laura
James, Me, Alexis, Jimmy, Kristy, Justin, Cody & Karen on our Cruise last year!

Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm behind, but here are Days 4-8

Day 4-Your parents

I think they met at a bar somewhere in Houston. They were married 5 years before they had my brother and 2 years later had me! Still today, I think 30 something years later, they are still married. Growing up my parents were strict...I hated it at the time, but appreciate it now. I will probably use their parenting and tweak it in a few ways with my own kids. My daughter is in love with my mom. I think she loves my mom more than me - probably because she lets her eat fruit loops in bed, dump all the dirt our of the potted plants, walk around outside without shoes, eat pop tarts for dinner, ice cream & juice after she already brushed her teeth.....oh the joys of Yaya. She likes my dad but for different reason! He is constantly giving her money, rides on his 4wheeler, drinks of his root beer.......she runs the roost when she's there and they love it.

Day 5-Your favorite recipes

HA - this is a funny one. I don't cook much! My husband runs our kitchen....When I do cook, its spaghetti, hamburger or tuna helper, goolash or some frozen chicken nuggets in the oven. So I'll spare you any of my recipes as I'm sure you all know how to cook some spaghetti. =)

Day 6-A picture of something that makes you happy

Day 7-Favorite movies

I am in love with Disney movies....still. My all time favorite has to be The Lion King. I do love some Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, and all the Toy Stories movies. As for regular movies I can never pass up a chance to watch Joe Dirt, Elf, Pretty Woman, The Dark Knight, or The Hangover. I am not a HUGE movie watcher, but I do have my favorites. I am more of a TV series kinda girl.

Day 8-A place you've traveled to

I have been to a lot of places in my short 24 years. My mom was always really good about taking us on vacations and seeing new things. I have loved all my vacations but I think the ones I love most are the ones that I have done since I've been with James. Its fun to experience something new with family, but its even better to experience something with someone you are in love with, who you can hold hands with through it, and talk about it together to your kids. Last year we went on a cruise. James' first time to ever do anything that drastic. Jamaica was awesome, Caymen Islands were okay and Cozumel was fun. Jamaica was my favorite b/c it was like nothing I've ever seen before. When you were on the beach there you felt like you were in paradise, but when you venture off into the city, it gets a little sketchy! The pictures, the memories, the adventures......it was all such a blast! I can't wait to make it to The Bahamas one day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 3

Day 3 - First Love

He happens to be my best friend, my husband, my "baby daddy", and my partner in crime. We met the end of my freshman year of highschool. He was a senior about to graduate. He had the bad boy immage which I fell for right away! We were off and on as I finished highschool (that probably made my parents happy-they were never thrilled about me dating someone 3 years older at such a young age) but we were fully committed to each other by the time I moved away for college (probably bc before he knew I wasn't going anywhere and college could change all of that). It was a tough 4 years & a lot of miles put on out vehicles driving back & forth - but it was totally worth it!! We are still in love today!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

30 Day Challenge, Day 2

Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name:

This is an easy one. This blog is about my family, the Cranford's. I don't really have a specialty worth blogging about....so my blog (when I decide to blog) is about my family. Mostly it's about Cori.

Monday, November 22, 2010


In order to keep up with this 30 day challenge, I will need to be able to post from my phone.....this is a test to see if my incredibly awesome iPhone4 can get the job done!!

Yeah! It worked! I can even edit them....now, if I could figure out how to post a pic.....

30 Day Challenge, Day 1

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts:

I'm Casey. I'm from Humble, TX (Born&Raised). I am the daughter of two of the best parents anyone could ask for. I'm the sister of one, interesting boy, my older brother. I loved school growing up and I was a good kid to my strict parents. I graduated High School a year early in 2003. I met a boy somewhere in that time. I attended Sam Houston State University and graduated with a Business Degree in May of 2007. I married that boy on July 7, 2007. Now I am the Wife of that amazing man, James. We bought our first home in August of 2007. Shortly after I found out I was going to be a mommy to my beautiful, sweet, perfect angel...Cori McKenzie. She was born 10/27/08. My life has never been the same. I'm in love with two people at the same time. It's an awesome feeling. Somehow in the next 8 months I've got to open my heart to yet another blessing!! We are expecting #2 and I couldn't be more thrilled! That is ME in a nutshell!

Recent picture of me....

15 Interesting Facts: (this is going to be tough!)

1. I wear my Old Navy $3.50 flip flops 95% of the year.
2. I am good at my job & I love it.
3. I survived a long distance relationship for 4 years and married my first love. My first everything.
4. I graduated High School in only 3 years after threatening to quit b/c I hated my school so much.
5. I've kept a lot of my childhood friends & college friends close by me!!
6. I'm Honest, loyal, to the point, adventurous, a little crazy, loud & obnoxious some times.
7. You either LOVE me or HATE me....for some reason there is no middle ground there.
8. I Love animals and I am very passionate about them......but , once my dogs are gone I doubt I'll own anymore.
9. I love country music....I love some rap music too.
10. I usually carry chapstick in my front pocket. I'm addicted.
11. I wear mostly jeans.
12. Pink & Black are my favorite Colors. I like Purple too.
13. I get along better with guys - but as I'm getting older, I'm gaining more girlfriends.
14. I am a great mommy. Unfortunately, I'm a better mommy than a wife. I need to find a happy medium.
15. I refuse to learn Spanish. I just can't do it.

30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge?

This is something I pulled off a friend's blog I follow. I will try to start today I posted it just in case you want to copy/paste it and try it too! :)

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts

Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name

Day 3-Your first love

Day 4-Your parents

Day 5-Your favorite recipes

Day 6-A picture of something that makes you happy

Day 7-Favorite movies

Day 8-A place you've traveled to

Day 9-A picture of your friends

Day 10-Something you're afraid of

Day 11-Favorite tv shows

Day 12-What you believe

Day 13-Goals

Day 14-A picture you love

Day 15-Bible verse

Day 16-Dream house

Day 17-Something you're looking forward to

Day 18-Something you regret

Day 19-Something you miss

Day 20-Nicknames

Day 21-Picture of yourself

Day 22-What's in your makeup bag

Day 23-Favorite vacation

Day 24-Something you've learned

Day 25-Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs

Day 26-Picture of your family

Day 27-Pets

Day 28-Something that stresses you out

Day 29-3 Wishes

Day 30-a picture