Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…..(and Black Friday)


I just wanted to tell you all Happy Thanksgiving! I know we all have so much to be thankful for. God has blessed my life more than I could ever imagine. Sometimes we all get too busy and just dont realize all of the small blessings around us. Do you ever thank Him for having shoes on your feet? For being able to put gas in your car and drive to the grocery store and have money to feed your family? What about for the stranger that smiled at you this morning and made your day a bit brighter! I could go on and on. I am simply overwhelmed when I do just stop and think. We get so caught up in what we dont have and what we think we need. God will provide what we need, maybe not what we think we need but what He KNOWS we need. I cant really think of a time in my life that I didnt have what i needed. Wow, that is something to be thankful for. I pray as a person I can make the world a better place. In the movie Evan Almighty they say, To make the world a better place all it takes is one random act of kindness a day. I say this over and over to my kids and to my sunday school kids. It is such a simple small statement but wow does it have so much power behind it! If we all do that every day imagine what a difference it would make. I am so thankful for so much but right now I just want to say to all of you THANK YOU! You all inspire me and make me a better person. Each child I photograph impacts me in one way or another. I am a better mother, wife, photographer because of each of you. God has blessed me with a talent that I can only pray I am using the way he wants me to. Thank you for helping me do that.

 I pray you can stop and dance, sing a little, smile at all you see and hug those you love. Be thankful for every lil moment and blessing!


NOW BLACK FRIDAY……i guess you could say this is quite a tradition in my home. My sister Melody and I have been getting up (or not going to bed at all) on this day for years. We started doing it just for the cheap toys and gifts that you could fight over in the lines of Target and Kay Bee Toys. Now we just do it because we have to, THATS JUST WHAT WE DO. Its crazy and insane but ohhh so much fun. A few years ago I was even on the front page of the Tennessean running into Target…awww fame….its great 🙂 This year I really dont need to go as I dont have any set items Im searching for or fighting for but oh yes we are going. Not sure where or what time we will be going but if your out give me a call. I will so be stimulating the economy!! Hey, gotta do my part! Oh, Imeant to tell you all that at CVS you can adopt an angel, they are elderly people that are still at home but need care. They are sooooo sweet. I got Mary, she needs a new set of dishes, a lap throw, stamps and Tootsie Rolls! How cute is she!! My hubbie got William and he simply wants socks and shirts. So sweet and I think pretty cool that they are not be left out! So yes I will be fighting for a fine set of dishes for Mary!   I will remind you to also shop local if possible. Just remember the local people that own the businesses and how we can help out here!

Snap is offering OH YES STARBUCKS AND RED BULLS and some awesome sale prices!! So after you hit the early bird deals and need a refresh stop by and see them. Tell them I sent you!

I love you all and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Mandy Johnson is a nationally acclaimed professional photographer specializing in fine art children's photography.
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