Monday, January 4, 2010

Last post...

New blogsite, will not be posting here anymore!

Enjoy! New website will be up any day

Thursday, December 31, 2009

My photo class!

Hey all! Well, I think my class was a success! So far good, positive feedback, nobody has told me I totally sucked yet, we will see what happens when I get the questionnaires back! Anyway, I am not going to be posting pictures of the class here, if you want to see them and hear about it, head over to my new Wordpress blog I will eventually be saying goodbye to the gat clan chronicles and keeping only one blog, that will focus on my life and photography together. Much easier than trying to keep 2 up. Plus I really like wordpress better. Sorry blogger! I don't have to re size every picture myself when I post! So if you want to start keeping up to date with me, start checking the new one out, feel free to comment, I don't bite, and I wont think your a stalker. Believe me I stalk many blogs! I love my blogger friends!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Looking forward to 2010!

Haven't posted for a while so I thought I would throw something up real quick! My class starts tomorrow morning! Looking forward to it! Last night I made the final touches on my presentation and I think its going to rock! I have 8 gals signed up, and I know most of them, thank you friends! I really hope I can take these ladies to the next level with their photography. I know for me, I spent years trying to learn from books, websites, trial and error, but it wasn't until I took a specific class that was HANDS ON that I really figured it all out!
Christmas was fantastic! The kids had a blast and got lots of great stuff. I got some excellent stuff from my wonderful husband too! I am now rockin' a new iphone, fancy camera bag, and have a new washer and dryer to do the millions of loads of laundry this family creates! It was good times!
On to the new year! Hopefully my new website will be ready in time for the new year. They guys from Finn Media are great and created me something that was more my style "nothing too fluffy" as I like to put it. They are just putting the final touches on it. Along with that, I have a new blog site for my photography. Check it out, leave a comment.
I look forward to 2010! The kids are getting older (translation-things get easier for mama and I get a little more freedom!). I can't believe I will be signing up Dane for kindergarten in March or April, and he will be starting basketball this month! Oh how my baby has grown up so quickly! My business is growing, so I look forward to what it brings me! Anyway, I need to get back to fine tuning a few more things for the class tomorrow (what to wear)!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Da boys...and one of the basketball princess

Two of the boys ripped into one of the Christmas packages from their grandparents. OOps, oh well, at least they were cute, and nice enough to pose for me! And another picture of "killer" playing ball this morning. She may be cute, but just don't cross her!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Maia Singin'

Isn't she just the cutest?

Monday, December 14, 2009

My little superstar

Last night was our church Christmas program. Even though I hate snow, it was kind of lovely and magical to start snowing on the day of the performance. Especially for the kids. Maia had a part in the play and sang a song. I was so proud of her! She did an excellent job and , even though I shouldn't be, was surprised at how well she sang. I don't have very good picture, but the hubs got some video and hopefully he will have it edited soon so I can post her singing her song. the usually shy girl around people really performed her little heart out last night!

Friday, December 11, 2009


Yes, I am stoked for this class. Just started to put together some folders for the ladies. So pretty. Currently I am half full, which is fantastic! As my first ever class, I am just happy SOMEONE, ANYONE signed up. Honestly I am not much of a public speaker, but for some reason I can talk for hours about a camera. I was talking (probably too much) about the camera to someone who had asked me a question, and they said "you should just teach this". I thought, why not? There isn't much out there as far as I can tell, and spending the day with a bunch of ladies that WANT to talk about a camera all day, sure sounds like fun to me! My next goal is to get a monthly or every other month girls photography group together. I LOVE swapping ideas and websites and stuff I have learned, and certainly appreciate it when other people share with me! Anyway, that's next months goal. So more about the class, just in case you have been thinking about it. Its December 29th, a Tuesday, from 9:30-4:00pm at Homestead Resort in Lynden. The room I rented is fantastic! The best light coming in from the windows that line one wall. Its going to make figuring out that camera all the better. The first part of the day, we will learn the technical stuff. Lunch is on me. Then the last part of the day we will do a photo shoot with some live subjects and then come back together to talk about it, trouble shoot, and then talk business or whatever other questions anyone might have. Its going to be a fun day! And speaking of photo shoot, if anyone has a little baby 6 months and under that might want to model for the day, give me a holler. Wouldn't get paid for it, but you can get pictures of the shoot. If you would like to register for the class, go to and go to the link to the right side.