Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 2, 2008

The cutest jeans on Earth, worn by the cutest 9 year old on Earth:



Used my new Creamy B/W action for the conversion-I'll be sharing it on 2Peas, so head over there and get it.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!! I can't believe that 2008 is already gone. It's been a good year for us, with DH finally getting to work in the ministry again, where he should always be. A good year for the girls, they loved moving to Rockwall and meeting all their new friends. A good year for the boy-another year of being spoiled rotten, and a drastic improvement in his breathing issues. And, a good year for me and crimson7, I started portfolio building, and 2009 will be the year I really give this thing a go.

My New Years Photo Resolutions:

Take more "everyday" shots of my family.

Actually print the shots I do take.

Work on getting good skintones, and learn to use custom WB.

Learn to use my flash effectively.

Have a successful newborn shoot.

Get a website up and running.

And not photography, but design related:

Master Adobe Illustrator and web design.

So, farewell to 2008, and "Cheers" to another wonderful year with all the fabulous people I've been blessed enough to have in my life this year.

The girls practicing "toasting" with sparkling cider:




Tuesday, December 30, 2008

December 31, 2008

This is what we call a cop-out post. I have been so busy/in a rut, I haven't snapped much lately. I have a maternity session tomorrow morning, we'll see how that goes.

A shot of the barren trees and beautiful sunset as we drove to my mom's house to spend time with my niece the other day:



Friday, December 26, 2008

December 27, 2008

I hope everyone had a great Christmas-I know we did. I took a break from the camera, with the exception of a few snapshots of the kids opening presents, just to catch the joy on their faces. Didn't even bring my camera to my mom's house later in the day.

One of the boy's favorite gifts is his monkey blanket from Grandma Cathy and Grandma Jean (my mom and my grandma). It has a "monkey face" hood, monkey paws on two of the corners, and a long monkey tail in the back. He watched TV and cuddled in it this afternoon, and fell asleep in the middle of me taking pictures.

Not her again.


"Josh, look at Momma..."


Maybe if I act like she's not here, she'll go away...


Annnnd...he's out!



Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!!

I got the chance to see one of my best friends from college today-she was in from North Carolina to see friends and family. She's the reason I have Cory (our matchmaker), and I hadn't seen her in 11 years. I didn't want to ever let her go.

She has 2 of the most gorgeous baby girls I've ever seen, and though I didn't get to snap too many pictures today (due to the wet, freezing drizzle weather) I did have to get my camera out to snap these 2 lovebirds as they ran down the sidewalk.

Josh and his girlfriend Reagan. There were lots of hugs, kisses, dancing, and giggling involved. I don't know how these 2 are going to stand being so far apart:


Monday, December 22, 2008

December 23, 2008

A shot of "The Happy Elf" (love Harry Connick, Jr.) as he was playing outside for a little while. It was 26 degrees outside, that's why this elf has a parka on. And about 5 minutes after this shot was taken, this elf got cold and demanded to come in for some "hot chloclit with two 'shmellos. no more, no less (thanks, Oswald)"-which he drank 2 cups of.



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December 18, 2008

Baby, it's COLD outside...


I think I like color better, but I'll let my peas decide:


and in case anyone missed it, this is how the boy fell asleep last night. weirdo. :


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December 17, 2008

I'm a sheep. I'll admit it.

When my girl Bobbi started playing with her Christmas lights bokeh, I had to try it, too. Who doesn't want to be cool like Bobbi?


That's the hurricane full of glass ornaments on my mantel, and my tree in the background.

It's fun-everyone should give it a try.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

December 12, 2008


...100% Tina.


December 11, 2008

Fun with an inherited star filter and my pretty little tree.