memorykeepersisters

“A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.”

Triple F to the D August 8, 2011

Filed under: A little bit crazy,Fairchild Family Fun,J.Fairchild Photography,Jodie,Tradition — memorykeepersisters @ 3:05 pm

Our family has a fun tradition of having “Fairchild Family Fun Days” or as my brother has dubbed it “Triple F to the D!”.

FFFD is a day where the whole family gets together to do something fun. Sometimes its just going to a movie and eating dinner, other times it has been going to museums. This past Saturday we went to The Painted Pig here in Little Rock and painted pottery together. It was a lot of fun! We ended up spending almost three hours there painting our day away.

Dad Painted a coffee mug, and of course in typical dad style he put everyones name on it, even our dog Lexie (his furry child).

Dads Mug

Other side of the Mug

The bottom (8-15-71 is my parents anniversary, the day the family began, and 8-6-11 is the day the mug was made) Too cute!

Jamie and Brandi each painted wine goblets and a really cool Razorback Tile.

Jamie and Brandi's tile

I also painted a Razorback plate. (Can you tell our family is ready for football season?)

My Plate

Jen painted a Jenuine Memories plate to display on her tables when she goes to craft fairs.

Jens Plate

We also did something really special. We made a family plate. I think it turned out great and I can’t wait to see it once it has been fired and glazed.  Of course, when there is pitter patter of baby feet we can always add a saucer or two with feet prints on it 🙂

Family Plate 🙂

Overall it was a really good family fun day, even though “the curse” had struck again, i guess that’s a different post for a different day!

-Jodie

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Music for the Soul! June 28, 2011

Filed under: Fun with friends,J.Fairchild Photography,Jodie — memorykeepersisters @ 12:41 am

Well! This has been one heck of a musical weekend!!

On Thursday, the friends and I, went to White Water Tavern to see $wingin’ Utter$.  They put on a great show, I even had the urge to jump in the mosh pit but Rachand I refrained and watched the boys jump around.

 

Thanks to Christothor for the image!

On Saturday, the girls and I loaded up and headed to Houston, TX to see NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys). It was fantastic! Jordin Sparks opened for the guys and she killed it!   NOTHING compared the NKOTBSB! They boys still got it! Jordan can still hit all those high notes and the boys, er uh, I mean MEN, rocked the house! Of course, I’m a devoted fan of Donnie Wahlbergs and heavens-to-betsy, he is STILL the man! Of course, the Backstreet Boys were amazing as well. It was definitely an awesome and unforgettable night! One of the coolest things that happened is when Joey McIntyre said a few words about how awesome it was to have two generations under one roof. It was so true, there were women in their thirties and forties and women in their early twenties both enjoying the show, it was neat. “N-K-O-T-B-S-B!!!”

Pretty Ladies!

NKOTBSB!! (Thanks to the Mackster for the image!)

Do YOU have any concert plans this summer?

 

Summer is here! June 14, 2011

When it comes to seasons, usually i’m a fall girl. I love cardigan weather and I own about 15 pairs of ballet flats. Fall means college football and the smell of burning leaves, which is my #2 favorite smell (#1 being gasoline, it’s weird don’t judge me!)

Maybe i’m suffering from some heat related illness but I have to admit, i’m loving the summer right now! There is something to be said about enjoying a nice glass of peach iced tea and laying out in the sun (Which is what I plan to do every weekend between now until fall). One thing I love doing is taking my daily walks on the trail by my apartment, it’s tranquil and it give my head time to unwind from the day, oh and its beautiful!

Summer is going to be great, lucky me has every Friday off and me and the big sister are making plans! Jenuinememories will have a booth at the etsy Little Rock Indie Arts & Music Festival July 9th at the Town Pump in Little Rock! You should come out!

So that’s my plans for the summer, what are yours?

 

Ode to Bubba June 6, 2011

Some children are born into families and can’t recall a time of ever being truly alone. Older brothers and sisters were a routine pest and a necessary bane to existence. Some born so close together they scarce can remember the days of solitude or life without their kindred souls.  Not for me though, I was almost seven before my baby brother entered my life.  And life hasn’t been the same ever and I am truly grateful for that.

Now at 6, I was blessed to not know the mechanics of how my brother got into my mother’s belly. But I knew enough to know that it was a magical time. In October of 1981, we went to Shreveport’s Red River Revel, an annual arts and crafts fair and in a pharmacy there my mother purchased a pregnancy kit. The November before a couple in my church and close friends of my parents (Bryon and Janice Mann) had a baby boy. And my dad told my mother in church that he wanted one of those. So just like any other toy or thing that I wanted I assumed my parents went and got him for me.  So I announced to the entire first grade the Monday after that weekend that my parents went to Shreveport and got me a baby brother.

I think I must have tormented my poor first grade teacher and looking back I now realize why she kept telling me not to declare that I was having a brother, that it easily could be a sister. And that my brother would be born in the summer and NOT anytime soon. Although I was insistent from October on that it would be just any day now and I would not be an only child. And that no matter what anyone said, I was having a brother. At my mother’s shower I recall telling people that we would have no need for anything pink.  “Just throw it in the trash mama! You are having a boy!”

Jamie’s due date was June 4. His name was Jamie, you would think short for James,  but nope! He was named after Jamie Frame, a very handsome character from the soap opera Another World. From the end of May until June 3, I watched Jamie Frame and mother’s swollen belly hoping soon that at least one Jamie would be in my house.  And on June 3 we ate Mexican food and drove over every railroad track in town. After all we were hoping that he would arrive on time.

The Fairchild Kids, September 1988

Sure enough I can remember this as plain as if it were yesterday and not 29 years ago. The next day Mama was straightening the bed in the bedroom and I was getting ready to ride with Ms. Dena to go to Vacation Bible school. Mama told me that today was the day I would be getting a baby brother and sure enough I did.  He was one of the best presents my parents ever gave me.  After that day I was never alone. I had someone out there to be my little brother. Someone for me to love, protect and care for. He grew up to be one of the few people that I can honestly trust.  He’s not my baby anymore, he’s got his own life and wife now. But secretly I am hoping soon that maybe they will head to Shreveport, and get me a niece or nephew.  Come on, I am not getting any younger!

-Jennifer

Being the youngest of three children, I can truly say I was blessed with two siblings that I could look up to. Most of my childhood was spent acting like a tough little tomboy because I wanted to be just like my big brother. I spent hours on my bike riding around with Jamie and his friends and I loved every minute of it. Even as we grew older, I still found myself emulating my older brother; he’s funny and smart and genuinely one of the nicest people i’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.  On Saturday we had a birthday cookout at his house and looking around the table seeing his friends and family and his beautiful home and wife, I couldn’t be more proud of him. Love you bubba! Happy Birthday!

-Jodie

 

Oh! The places you will go! (on a Saturday!) May 15, 2011

Big Sister came up on Friday night and we decided to go out on the town early Saturday morning. We started out early Saturday morning by going to the Argenta Farmers Market.  It was also the Arkansas Food Bloggers Bake Sale so we got delicious Arkansas grown fruits and vegetables but we also got some sweet treats from this blogger.

After the farmers market we went to the Old Mill to goof off and take some pictures. It felt so great outside, it was nice to get out and enjoy it. I love the Old Mill and hopefully I will do a “real” shoot there soon!

The Old Mill

After the Old Mill we went to the Painted Pig in the Heights and met up with Tim to do some pottery painting. I love doing this, I painted a plate in 2005 and I still use it every time I make myself a “fancy” meal, and it still looks great. Big sister painted a sock monkey, Tim painted an owl, and I painted a surprise for a good friends upcoming birthday! It was fun and really affordable I recommend going to the Painted Pig to have some fun!

After the Painted Pig we went to the Clinton Library and Museum to go to the Hidden Art of Dr. Suess exhibit, but first we were starving so we ate at “Forty Two”. It was so good, and affordable! I had fantastic grilled cheese and smoked applewood bacon panini and house made chips, it was fantastic. The Dr. Suess exhibit was pretty neat and showed some of his earlier advertising work. Also, there was an exhibit titled “Revolution and Rebellion: Wars, Words, and Figures”. It was interesting because this exhibit were figurines of historical people. It was neat but they were eerily accurate and I don’t know exactly how I feel about that.

Figurines that gave me the willies.

After that, it was time for a nap! Even as I write, I have red stained hand from chopping up fresh strawberries and I’m watching big sister sleep on my couch, which is a pretty good way to wind up a Saturday.

Did you do anything exciting?

Here are more photos from our exciting day:



   

 

Sweet Baby Will April 11, 2011

Filed under: Adorable,Baby,General,J.Fairchild Photography — memorykeepersisters @ 2:22 pm

 

Welcome to the world Sweet baby Will!!

 

I had the privilege of working with the Phillips family this weekend and their new arrival, William Blake. Talk about precious, look at those lips!!

At six days old, Will is already a professional. I love the way he posed himself in such a modest position:

He was such a sweetheart the whole day and, of course, I was working with such a loving and supportive family so overall it was a great shoot!

Also, I think I would get my butt kicked by a two-and-a-half year old if I didn’t mention how adorable his big sister Avery is.  Go Avery Go Avery Go!

-Jodie

 

Let us introduce ourselves…. April 9, 2011

Filed under: General,J.Fairchild Photography,Jenuine Memories — memorykeepersisters @ 10:11 pm

We are two sisters born and raised in rural Arkansas. We were taught to love the Lord and our family (in that order) and that is what we strive to do every day.

 

In 2005,  Jennifer began making scrapbooks to save the memories that were precious to her. Our mother at the time, was near the end of her long battle with cancer. There were many small battles along the way, she won some and she lost some. Her symbol, the butterfly, is something that Jennifer holds dear to her heart. When you see it in her work, it represents our mother.

 

Jodie has always had a passion for photography.  She received a Nikon N55 as a gift for her 16th birthday and immediately began capturing memories of her friends and family.  The ability to look at a photograph and immediately remember exactly where you were at that time is something that has fascinated her for years. More recently she has purchased a NikonD3000 and she’s on the prowl to capture every memory she can.

 

The message we would like to send out to the world is this:

The time to take pictures of yourself is now. Take photographs of yourself and your family. Document the time you have in this world. And above all, show it to your family and friends.