Monday, November 23, 2009

A Very Cool Makeup Experience!

Several weeks ago, Joseph and I went down to Louisiana to be with his dad and his uncle Rodney, who is the director/producer of a new movie that hopefully will be coming to theatres, "Flag of my Father". We got to the set about 5:30 that next morning and stayed until 9:00 p.m. It was a long day, but a very fun learning experience, especially for me. I was able to go watch the lead makeup artist do the makeup for all the actors and actresses, even some battle wounds too. With all the high-definition cameras that are out now, she had to use certain products that are made for high-def television. I learned a lot about special effects makeup, and also learned that its something I would never be good at! :)
(Below is a picture of a cemetary scene. We were able to watch everyone in action!)

This is the lead makeup artist working on Gigi, the lead actress of the movie. She is trying to create a deep scratch from a car accident. She used silicone to build the texture and did the rest by painting free-hand. JUST REMEMBER....ITS FAKE!! Its kind of gross to look at, but it was such an awesome thing to experience, because its a whole new level of being a "makeup artist." She was truly an "artist"!

Gross, I know! looks so real!

Hanging out in the r.v.

They have two screens that shows the two different angles. You can watch this to see how it will look like on screen.

Me and Gabriel (playing gigi's husband in the movie)

Me and John Schneider, "Bo Duke", (playing one of Gigi's brothers in the movie)

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I LOVE Christmas time! I know its a little early, but I started decorating yesterday (I'm still not done completely) and after I got done, I just sat down with my hot chocolate that my hubby made me, and I just felt so peaceful and happy. Something about Christmas and Christmas music just makes me joyful!

I still need some decorations for my table, but I love these very pointy Christmas tree my mother in law gave me.

These are some candlesticks that my friend gave me that she wasn't using, so I just tied a Christmas ribbon on them to make a little festive. (I need to straighten that ribbon up!)

The stockings are hung and the fireplace on!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lots of BEAUTIFUL Babies!

I have been rather busy going to see some of my close friends have their babies. My best friend, Laura, (below) had Miss Grace Elizabeth (yes, named after me! Whooo hoo) on Oct. 14th! I am such a proud Aunt! If there were some type of papers that you could sign to be a "legal" aunt, I would do it! She is the most precious thing you've ever seen! I went to Little Rock to be there for the birth and then went back a couple weeks later because I couldn't stand to be away! I wish I lived close, because I would probably go see here everyday!

I think I held her for a full two hours straight. Laura insisted, and I didnt say no!

Big Beautifu Eyes!! I love this picture! I went to help Laura take Grace to get her newborn pictures. She was supposed to be really sleepy or asleep so we could take some good pictures and poses, but she was WIDE you can see!

The nigtht when Grace was born, I drove back to Fayetteville for the "gender" party for one of my best friends, Shannon. She had a cake cutting party that showed the gender of the baby by whether it had blue icing in the middle or pink icing. The picture doesn't show, but its a boy! Westin will be here in March! I can't wait!!!

Another close friend of mine, Haley, had Miss Stella Rose on Oct. 20th. She has the best, thickest, darkest hair you have ever seen! You would be jealous of the newborn's hair if you saw it! She has the most beautiful face and definitely looks just like her mama! I can't wait for Haley to come back to work, but I wish she would bring Stella everyday too. She's the newest Glo Girl!

So...that's what I have been busy doing this past month! I continually pray for my friends who are struggling to get pregnant. Why is it such a hard thing these days?? I know its frustrating and I really pray that God would provide for them at HIS perfect timing! Its such a miracle from the very beginning process and been amazing to see some of my very close friends get to experience that! What a blessing!!