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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Giving it all Away....

I want to tell you about a friend of mine. Her name is Josie-Tatum. She is 6 years old. And already she has a heart for missions... specifically for orphans. You see, it wasnt that long ago that Josie-Tatum herself was an orphan. By the grace of God, she found her forever family. And now she wants to give back. (At 6, how amazing is that?) In July, she and her mom will go to South Africa to minister to orphans.

She just put up a new blog entry... you can check it out at http://josie-tatumsmission.blogspot.com/ - she just got new shoes, and this reminded her of her ongoing mission - to give back to orphans. So, she wants to take shoes with her..... she is asking for donations of $5 (but feel free to give more) so that she can get more shoes.

This is where I come in. I like giving back to.

For every dollar you donate to Josie-Tatum's mission through July that is a dollar off your next session. So if you are planning on getting a session done - go donate.... you still get your session and help others. Think about it - $5 is less than most people spend on lunch. Even if you arent planning on getting a session done, go ahead and donate - be a part of something bigger than yourself. Even $1 can grow to make something bigger.


Next on my list of things to do....
thank the lovely Amy over at http://justamomofseven.blogspot.com/ for the award

I just adore my blog readers!

The Rules for the award:1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.2) Pass the award to 15 (or whatever number of) other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

so here are a few of my favorites (and of course, Josie-Tatum is listed above, check her out!)

Ok, thats probably way more than enough.... but I am a blog-o-phile.... I actually could post alot more, but am not sure everyone wants me giving out their blog address.... I adore reading blogs though, and if you leave yours in a comment, I would love to follow you... :)


Have you noticed the Giving Back theme pervading this entry yet? If not, well, hold onto your socks and keep reading....

Actually you will have to keep reading until probably the next post.... or maybe the next.... but I wanted to go ahead and make you aware....

I am going to have a contest fairly soon.... and its a good one.... still working out all the little details, but I wanted all of you readers to be ready... :)


And for the last little bit of giving...

I wanted to give a sneak peek to my latest bride (and her mom) - hey!

I am not totally done, but this image was just too gorgeous to wait to blog.... I hope you like it!


Ok, now, my dear readers, it is your turn to give back....

First.... go donate to Josie-Tatum's mission.... seriously, this is something you CAN do....

Second.... go check out some of the awesome blogs that Ive listed... and be inspired

Third.... get ready for an awesome contest.... and get your friends ready to

Fourth..... leave me a comment about other ways to give back, how gorgeous Mary looks in the pic posted, your blog so I can follow you..... or whatever.... or email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com and book your session (dont forget to donate so you can get your donation deducted from your session fee!)

Fifth.... know that I love every one of my readers and clients.... you guys continually make my days good.... :)


Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Thank you, my dear sweet "bloggy" friend! Josie-Tatum thanks you, too.
I haven't checked out your blog in a while. Your photos are gorgeous!
And, I was checking out a map...next time we go visit our family in Memphis, we'll try to work in a HUG!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Can't wait to click over to Josie's blog. Thanks!! :)

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