Tuesday, September 29, 2009

School Pics


I have never been a huge fan of school pictures. Really I think they just suck. I remember when I was younger standing in line, while some lady came by and combed your hair straight down. "Say Cheese!" The two worst words in the world. Please, please, dont ask your kids to say cheese! Thats why they call it a "cheesy smile". Anyway, thought I would do something different this year. The people who lived in our house before us left behind a really cool old chalkboard. A friend and I ripped it out of the wall and hauled it out to a field. Cute.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Handsome kid



Saturday, September 26, 2009

another beautiful senior...









Sunday, September 20, 2009

You ever have one of those crazy days.....

You know, the days where you have a million things to do but not sure how I will get them all done?? Today is one of those days. Somehow I am suppose to be in about 3 different places at the same time. Fortunately for me, I like these kinds of days. Most of the time. I work well under pressure. I seem to get more done that way. If I only have one thing to do for the day, more than likely, I will put it off until I have about 5 things to do. Today I have to help at church, go to my husbands work party, take one kid to a birthday party, find birthday present, pick up kid, take pictures for friends, edit pictures. I guess that doesn't sound like to much. Its just time and logistics of the whole thing that is making it a little difficult. And of course finding time to get a present before 3 while I am suppose to be partying. I am not complaining by any means, just thinking it out loud on computer. I also have had the pleasure of watching my most adorable niece yesterday and she spent the night, so I spent the better part of the night waking up to see if she was OK. Of course she was, she slept the whole night through, still sleeping as I write. I am sure we wore her out with all our activities. Well, off to get ready for the day!
"The question isnt who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." Ayn Rand

Friday, September 18, 2009

Christmas in September!

So I feel like it is Christmastime for me right now! I have gotten so many new goodies! Thanks to my wonderful husband of course! I FINALLY got my new camera. It has been on back order since MAY! Long story short, I cancelled my order with the back ordered place and got it somewhere else. Should have done this long ago. Oh well. Its here now and I really get to test it out tomorrow for a family shoot. I got a fancy new computer monitor that I just hook up to my laptop. Much better for pictures. And I scored this huge, old desk at the Second Chance thrift store. Just needs a new coat of paint, but its nice and big for all my junk! Although, it does smell a bit musty. Probably has been sitting in a bard somewhere for years. Plus it was only 5 bucks! My next score was an old retro school desk that has been painted pink. So cool, and only 10 bucks! I think that is my new favorite store! I cant wait to take it out on Sunday to do some school pictures of the kids! Oh and I almost forgot, I got one more very cool chair, that I thought would be cool for pictures and just look cool in my office. That, I am afraid, was more than 10 bucks though, and not at the 2ND chance thrift store. OH and also, I got an email from someone about travelling to Arizona to shoot a wedding! How cool is that?! Now, I said I would never fly again, but I might have to find a way to do this.... It's not until next year though, so I have some time to go to therapy. Here are some pics of the new stuff...





Sunday, September 13, 2009

Babies!

Just some baby pictures from 2 different shoots this week. 2 of my neighbors had babies so I had them come over just for some fun!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

What a great week!

What an awesome week I have had! Very busy for sure but fun. The kids started their games this week. Maia in soccer tearin' up the field, and Gage in football. I LOVE watching his football games. My husband is coaching too so that makes it even more fun for all of us. My husbands birthday was fun, and I topped off the weekend with a 15K run. I am so very sore right now, but glad I did it. Thanks to Amara for staying with me the whole time and walking when I needed to! There were some other fantastic happening this weekend too, but those who know me well, know what they are, yeah for not having to share anymore! Here are a few pics of the race I stole from Amara's facebook.
I took some baby photos for some friends this weekend I will post as soon as I can!







Sunday, September 6, 2009

My own family portraits......


I am not sure what I am thinking trying to do my own family portraits. I tried this last year and the year before....with no luck. Setting my camera on a timer and running into the picture is not really my style. I did really want my pictures taken by a specific person, but just cant make the planets align and get to her. So her are my blooperish pictures. I don't think any of these are going to make it into a Christmas card this year. Maybe I will try again another day.


This is after Dane bonked me in the chin with his big head.


Then they just decided to have a dance party in the middle of the field.




This one is not too bad....I think I will just have to realize not everyone will EVER look at the camera at the same time.


This is a nice one without me in it. Although I don't think Steve would let me send a Christmas card without me in it. I certainly don't mind.


Here are some of the kids...



Maybe I will try again on a better day. It was cold, and windy... or maybe I just need to hire someone just like everyone else does....

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Just messing around

I know I should really be editing but decided I would mess around with the templates.