Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Julie + Brad + One On The Way

Babies are a link between angels and man.................

A baby has a special way of adding joy in every single day.

a few special quotes for a few special people. julie and brad, thank you for sharing your sunday morning with me. it was so nice to get up early and breathe a breath of fresh air. thank you for trusting me to take pictures of a very special time in your lives. you brightened up my day and i can only hope that you are in love with your pictures as much as i am. thank you again and i can't wait for your little one to arrive!!!









HERE is a link to more pictures.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

You do what?!!!!

after what i knew was an unnecessary prayer i handed the hair pick to kent to let him work some magic on my hair. i felt the need for a highlight coming on....and when this feeling takes over i'm at the store that day scanning over the multitude of hair color for the same ol' highlight box. clairol i think it is.

when i tell people my husband is going to highlight my hair .... or after the fact and i'm proudly announcing the fact that my husband made me beautiful by giving me those wonderful streaks of blonde....i get the strangest looks! the conversation usually goes something like............

you let your husband color your hair?!!
sure, he always highlights my hair and i do his too!

and this is followed by the above strange look getting even worse.

i just happen to be one of those people with hair that can color with over-the-counter product. i've never had a bad highlight out of the clairol box. my hairdresser will tell me this week when i go to get my hair cut how awful those products are on my hair....well....actually, i have the best hairdresser in the world and she'll probably just laugh and smile and keep those thoughts to herself. love ya jill!!!

and...yes...i have highlighted kent's hair too! unfortunately, one time he left the experience very much zebra like...yikes! ooops! uuummm...honey, i think we need to make an appointment with jill tomorrow. eeeck.....BUT in my defense that has only happened once. every other time it's turned out ok. kent's hair is dark, so highlighting dark hair is a much bigger challenge, of course (and again...in my defense).

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cat + Laser Light = A Good Laugh

sooooo.....today, paige and i got our hands on a laser light......and the first thing that crosses our minds is to have some fun! we tried it out on bugle first and she wasn't the least bit amused. hehe.......so, it was time to try it out on isabelle. we've seen the funny videos of cats chasing them so we thought we would give it a try and isabelle certainly didn't disappoint us!

the red dot of the laser light is in the upper left corner.



Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Nurturing The Sick

today and yesterday was spent nurturing a virus stricken paige back to health. we finally went to the doctor today and there's something about just going to the doctor that can make one feel better!! i don't know what it is but it always happens to me and of course today after our visit with the doctor paige got increasingly better and i think she'll be heading to school tomorrow (against the doctor's orders)....BUT she's up and going and not complaining and even rode her bike this evening while i walked! also, this means i'll be heading back to work tomorrow with two days of unattended work to tend to.....yikes! oh well, baby steps i guess. :0)

anyway, hoping this is something no one else has to contend with as it seems to be something going around....so here's to good health!!!

i hope everyone had a great day!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Be Kind To Yourself

i love reading inspirational things. here is something to read and really think about:

Be kind to yourself

Be kind to yourself. The better you feel, the more value you can create for your world.
Learn from your mistakes, but don't hound yourself relentlessly with them. Build for the future, but don't withhold from yourself the joys that you can live right now.

Delight in life's pleasures without sinking into meaningless excess. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you as it resonates with the beauty that is within you.

Find genuine satisfaction in productive, meaningful effort. Give the best that you have, and discover the real, lasting treasures you receive from doing so.

Provide yourself with the energy, commitment and determination to do much. And regularly give yourself some peaceful, relaxing time to do nothing.

Treat yourself with kindness, courtesy, respect and the highest of expectations. For life is as good as you choose to make it.

-- Ralph Marston

as busy as the world is today it's easy to get caught up in worrying about everyone else and not thinking about our own lives and what WE need. be kind to yourself.

Canvas Prints = Project

i absolutely LOVE being able to capture images of my beautiful (not so little anymore) girl that i can just sit for hours and look at .... we'll at least i can go back to over and over and look at and just absolutely be in love every time.

i have already shared this image....but it's an image i want to share again!!!


i love this. it's her and it's unique and no one else could have captured this for me.

i'm working on a project to capture images of paige to use down the road for some huge canvas prints. as i've mentioned before....i'm working on a new living room in our new home (at least it still feels new to me). it's a former formal dining room that we are going to transform into a living space. this project is still on hold BUT planning is not. the huge canvas prints are going to be the wall art for this space and i cannot wait to see the end results.

before i do this, i have to make sure i have the images i want in place and feel 100% sure that i'm ready to create them. this image is definitely in the running. i want images that are artistic of paige and they have to represent paige in a natural way....as this image does very well.

i CANNOT wait for this project be done and the canvas art prints to be hanging on my walls and able to share them!!!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Weekend with Friends

this has definitely been a weekend with friends (for paige) and has been packed full of fun......waterpark.....movies and lots of play time.





check out isabelle now-a-days!!! hasn't she grown?! she's such a sweetie!


Saturday, August 2, 2008


a 5x5 album to stick in your purse to show off! this is what i like to call a brag book. an album you can easily tote around with you. this album below created from the session with mikiya turned out beautifully!!!!

the cover of the album features a picture taken during the session and it's completely bound....no cover jackets to fool with! the basic album features 20 pages front and back with fully custom and unique layouts. pages can be added too!!





i hope everyone is having a wonderful tuesday!