It's amazing to see how fast this year seems to be going...it's Thanksgiving next week. What are your plans? Will you cook an extravagant meal with a Turkey and all the fixins for your family? If you're a military family, will you be traveling back home to spend time with your extended family?
I'm thrilled we'll get an opportunity to experience the new F.A.O. Schwarz during this holiday season in New York City (see video below); as well as all the other things/places New York City has to offer for the holidays.
For today's Friday Fives, I wanted to share five reasons why I'm thankful. Just a quick glimpse of the news and it's a quick reminder to be grateful and thankful. Here are my top five reasons I'm thankful.
National Adoption Month
Did you know November is National Adoption Month? Many of you may not know, but I'm an adoptive Mom. Yes, my husband and I adopted our youngest son almost ten years ago. Like many couples we struggled with infertility. From the start of our marriage, we always wanted to adopt a young child, but wanted to have our biological children first. However, God had other plans.
Let Me Introduce Myself
Happy Friday! Welcome to #IntroductionFriday. I currently live in the Woodbridge, Virginia (a suburb of Washington D.C.; in Northern Virginia), but I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL. Yes, the home of the Alabama Crimson Tide. I am married, since December, 1994. I have four sons (two are angels). Traveling and new adventures are definitely two of my most favorite things to do. This is the main reason I joined the United States Air Force after graduating from high school. I wanted to see as much of the world as possible. Photography is my full time job, and I couldn't be happier. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them document their legacy for future generations; also the smiles. As I love to laugh and smile.
Happy Friday everyone! Did this week go as fast for you as it did for me? It seems like it was just Monday; at the beginning of the week, I was in the middle of preparing for the arrival of hurricane Florence. Now I’m planning and looking for things to do in the Northern Virginia area with my family. I’m on the countdown to the new fall season of television shows. This is a list of the top 5 shows I’m looking forward to returning this season.
Did somebody say food?!! Oh my goodness a location filled with different food trucks...i'm there. Yes Truckeroo is a summertime event in Washington D.C. There are several food trucks that come together have a monthly festival. Although i'm in Northern Virginia, attending the Truckeroo is such a short drive and well worth it.
Today, August 10, is the day for this month's festival. Let me tell you the top five reasons I like Truckeroo.
Hello Friday! It’s hard to believe this is the last Friday of this month and the last Friday of the first half of 2018. I hope you are having a great week; as it has been a busy one for me. I went to Paris, France last week and since returning, I’ve been catching up on office work and sending out completed National Archives Promotion Ceremony galleries.
I decided to start a new Blog Series - Friday Fives!! On Fridays, I will be sharing five things that you may not have known about me, things that happened during the week, just something that I am excited about, or something I've experienced! This week, I’ll be discussing the top five things I loved about our family vacation to Paris.
It’s Monday afternoon…the first Monday of June. Which means the kids in Northern Virginia are getting out of school and are ready for summer vacation. This is the time of the year when many families are looking for activities and places for our children to go during the day while we’re at work. I’m excited to share this post, because I was looking for fun activities for my children to do this summer as well as looking for a location for our summer vacation. Being a part of the military community, I know many of my readers will be able to assist and provide valuable information about the topics I will be sharing today.
I'm thrilled to write and share this post because it was interested thinking about some of the cool things i've experienced. For example, I was married by the age of 18...who doesn't that; I did. Strange, I know. But I knew my husband was the one for me as soon as I saw him.
I know i'm an interesting lady and many people love me because of it. I can never fit into one category of “woman”. I love to watch sports, cook/bake, travel, take long drives, and so much more. As a matter of fact I grew up watching basketball games on television with my dad. I even had a opportunity to meet Shaq's Dad in Miami. I still enjoy watching baseball, football, and basketball. I'll definitely be going to a Washington Nationals Baseball game this season.
Hello Internet!! Here is my little introduction to me with:
Here in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland the weather has been brutal. Today, the kids were released early from school because of the cold temperatures and freezing rain. The College Football National Championship game coming on tonight and it’s a perfect time for some quick cookies.
I usually bake these cookies when I want something sweet yet quick to bake and eat. Tip: Use a small ice cream scoop to form balls of dough, and they’ll bake into gorgeous, perfectly round cookies every time.
It's amazing to see how fast this year has went. Thank you to all for your amazing and wonderful support this year. I'm so grateful for the clients who have put their trust in me to capture your family's memories and military milestones.
I hope this holiday, you're able to spend a lot of time with your family and document those memories with lots of pictures. If you're using your cell phone and struggle with taking bright clear pictures, check out this blog for tips. It will be a lifesaver this Christmas.
If you're looking for a way to wow your family, definitely check out my family's 20 year recipe for Flaky Biscuits and Apple Butter. They're the sure fire way for you to get praise.
From my house to yours...Merry Christmas!
Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I would love to help you plan your family's sunset portraits in Northern Virginia (or surrounding area) or photograph your military ceremony — possibly both. Working with families and military members is my specialty. I hope you'll look at my recent work and all that’s available for you. I hope we're able to work together and I’m able to document your family’s history.