Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I think our dogs get as sick of me taking their picture as my kids do! Maggie is relaxing on two blankets- mine and Josie's. She is eyeing me out of the corner of her eye and wanting me to leave her alone or wondering what I'm doing. :)

Clayton is in the process of making a castle for his Medieval History class. It will look pretty cool when done!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Annoucing...a new addition to our family!! No, no, it's not what you're thinking. We're getting a puppy!! They are 3.5 weeks old now, so one will come home to us at the end of February. Yay.

They are the sweetest Lhatese puppies. I can't put all 40 photos up, so if you want to see the rest, they're on my facebook page.

These were taken in very low room lighting at night, with very high ISO (1,000-1,250), low s/s (1/50th, I think) and f2.


This is what I felt like last night- I'm so sick of sitting in front of this computer, working- I just wanted to veg. But, then, my shows weren't on. Arghh. :) I had to settle for a good book, some wine and a blanket.

So, I didn't post this yesterday because that would have meant sitting in front of the computer! LOL

The lighting was, of course, yucky because it was dark and just had lamp-light to utilize.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Catch-up Day! Days 19-23

Well, I've already fallen behind and it's only January- yikes! Actually, I've shot everyday, it's the editing and posting that take the time.


Josie had her first haircut at the age of 39 months! She smiled, grin and giggled the whole time. She was so excited to get a haircut, just like her big sister.




3 of our kids are in the homeschool band program. It's a huge program with 4 bands, 4 orchestras, 4 choirs, ensembles, marching band, etc. Tahlia is in Intermediate Orchestra, Fiddle Class and Middle Color Guard. (I just got a picture this week of her in color guard.) Heath is in Intermediate Band and Boys Choir. Clayton is in Advanced Band, Big Band (Jazz), Boys Choir and Drumline. Next Wednesday, I'll grab more pictures of them in their different groups.

I did shoot on this day, but it was a client, not around our house or our family.

Tahlia is back in ballet this semester and she is loving it! She makes a beautiful ballerina. I need to convince her to let me photograph her in her lovely leotard, tights, leg warmers and skirt.

Day 22 was also my birthday. 39 years old! (For real.) I had tons of wishes on my facebook page. Thanks, friends!


Some dear friends have invited us down to Florida for a free vacation- they will host us, feed us and find cheap things for us to do. We, at first, turned them down because with Greg off work, we didn't feel right about even paying for the gas and food for the ride down. A few weeks later, a check came in the mail for more than enough money to get us down there and back! What a blessing! We are staying with them for most of a week and then with my in-laws for a couple days. We'll go in mid February. It is nice to have something to look forward to, after a couple years of being so financially tight, with nothing "fun" or "special" to do. It will also be nice to get out of the Michigan winter and into some warmer weather.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


After awhile I'm going to have to go to numerals instead of the words written out in my titles. Not sure if the space is long enough for DAY TWO HUNDRED THIRTY THREE and so on! LOL

This is just a place-holder. I really did take some pictures today. Josie, who is 3, had her very first haircut ever and, of course, I captured that momentous occasion. I just didn't have time to edit and upload them and I want to go to bed b/c I have an early meeting. So, I promise I will post the pictures tomorrow. (I really don't want to fail/quit at this 365, so I'm holding myself accountable.)


Well, it's late and the day has been crazy busy. I entered my very first print competition tonight, knowing virtually nothing. The good news is that I didn't totally tank. I was in the average range, so I got yellow and white ribbons. But, best of all: I learned a lot for next time.

This is a terrible quality picture of a picture, which looks much better in real life. :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010


When we moved in 7 years ago, I hung some antique tea towels in my kitchen and dining room. My mom sees them and says, "I don't like them- it looks like you hung towels on your windows." Well, I kinda did. :) They're tacked up with thumb tacks and tied with raffia.