Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Today I am grateful for many things....

I am grateful for new life and the birth of one of my best friend's babies (she is sleeping soundly in the NICU and doing well) I am grateful for another friend's big news of new life soon to come. I am grateful for 2 sleeping children that are amazing little blessings. I am grateful for my husband who loves me no matter what. I am grateful for my family who will no doubt spoil the kids even though they said they would take it easy this year on the presents. I am grateful for two friends/clients that gave my little girl two presents I only dreamed of getting her. I am grateful for health and the way God always provides what we need. I am grateful for God's gift of his Son...yes for this I am most grateful! This is what Christmas is all about and not for one moment do I want to forget it. I am grateful!

Ro - I hope that even though you will spend this Christmas in the hospital, that it will be great. I am so glad you finally got your girl. She is beautiful and I can only pray that she will grow to be a women of faith and beauty like you! Thank you for letting me do her first photoshoot :) Okay the real one is soon to come...if you do not beat me to it LOL

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blue Sky Sunday

After church this morning we took the kids to the park for a little hike. It was nice to be out of the house after the rain. So many people were out riding their hourses all over the trails. I know that I could never live in a state that rains all the time! I love the blue sky!

I will try to blog before Christmas, but for now....Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What I should have said!

Do you have that one kid in your family that is constantly getting into things? I do! My son was fairly mellow as a toddler. He played with cars and blocks. He loved patterns of colors and shapes...but not my daughter. Oh no, she is into everything! She has successfully broken 3 DVD players, plugged the toilet twice with toilet paper, she colored our couch with permanent marker, put a cordless phone and walkie-talkie in the bathtub. The list goes on... We jokingly call her the destroyer! And in all honesty she breaks things all the time. What do you do with a girl like this?!!!

BTW - I hope to soon be done with this old blogspot blog! The pictures are too small. Hopefully you can read the rules.

Monday, December 15, 2008

just breathe!

On Saturday I did my last family session for the holidays. Now I am just wrapping up the last few orders, working on my own Christmas cards (it's about time) and baking cookies and caramel popcorn with the kiddos. With every busy season brings excitement and some sadness. I was very excited because it is truly a blessing to photograph families and capture memories. I am very thankful for the business and for clients and friends that trust my vision for photography. The sadness comes after the shooting is done when I am left alone for hours with my laptop and photoshop. I spent hours at the computer while I read facebook updates of friends going to Christmas parties, baking cookies and having fun Christmas shopping. All the while I was at home in a house that was so messy I don't even want to explain what it looked like! I went through a good two weeks of barely leaving my computer. But now it's time for me to once again see and talk to my family and friends and catch up on the loose ends before Christmas.
These pictures are from my last family session. I want to go back and share a few from each session, but for now I will share a few of these :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I am still alive!

I am still alive and kicking...maybe not kicking. I think I am shuffling along. I have been so busy doing family sessions. My apologies to my friends that have not heard from me in days :) I promise I will come back to life soon LOL

Well, I still am dying to share all of these sessions that I have been doing, but I want to be able to share all of them and not just a few. So until I have time to post that huge blog I am going to share a few pictures of my favorite little girl.