Friday, January 29, 2010

The fog was getting to us...

so we decided to have some crazy indoor fun while big sister was off at school.  It's icy cold outside and the dense fog is kinda dreary. But inside our house, well that's another story.

I am allergic to wheat and so play dough is out of the question.  Here we have Moon Sand.  You can't roll it but you can mold it.  My son received the dino kit for Christmas. And I make my children keep it on cookie sheets to contain the mess. A few days ago he and his sister brought all the sand molds upstairs.  (It's cold and they don't like to play in the basement during the winter so the toys slowly find their way out of the toy closet and upstairs.)  Anyway, we have a Mater and Sebastian mold along with 4 turtles, 3 dinos & bones, and a rock mound mold.  

And then because I already had the camera out, he asked for photos of him tossing his baseball. It's one of those foam types for indoor use.

And then there is this bike that Grandma and Great Grandma got him for Christmas. He told me all about it and turned the handle bars and said something about how cool it looks from the side.

And then I suggested that he jump on his bed. I got a big, "WHAT?!" from him.  We read 'No More Monkey's Jumping on the Bed' often around here.  I told him that it would be okay for photos but only when mommy was there with a camera ready.  Sometimes you just have to mix things up. He had a blast.  I have a whole series of him that I'm dying to make into a scrapbook page - which I might get to do with my sister here for the weekend.  This one is my favorite. Up, Up, and Away!

And then he needed a little break because jumping on a bed is hard work apparently.

How can I not feel happy inside when my little boy smiles at me after a morning like this.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just call me Forgetful...

Check out more photos from the bridal fair HERE! The hexagonal cake was my favorite.


So I am just catching up with chores and photography client orders since the bridal fair.  We received so many compliments on our booth.  Everyone else had a simple table with a black cloth to display their products.  I had fun and so did Tyler.  I love working with my husband!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I am alive... I know some of you were wondering. I had a photography client call me for a disc for photos from 4 years ago and she was surprised I answered the phone.  I think she thought, at first, that I had passed away and must have been Tyler's new wife so she asked how I was feeling these days in a way that made it sound like she wasn't sure who she was talking to.  And I gladly told her I was in remission.

Anyway, life is busy crazy these days.  But when we help others we often get that little boost and ability to complete all that is before us. Sometimes friends ask us for help, and by helping, we are in turn receiving help.

That's how this project happened.  I have a friend, a mission companion.  In fact, we were companions twice.  And she is in charge of the Adoption Academy this weekend where she lives.  When she thought of what to put on the cover, she asked me immediately.  I was very busy but said yes.  In fact, I had a booth at a bridal fair today (the same day as the academy) and since it was our first bridal fair since who knows when, we had to make a lot of preparations.  So on the way back from getting my hair (it had been 5 months - yikes) and nails done I snapped a photo of this tree that I thought would fit her vision for the cover of the binders for the adoptive parents.  And then I added the quote she had picked out.  And then my heart was filled with comfort.  That quote was just what I needed. Things will work out for us too ...  we booked one wedding that I am really looking forward to. Hopefully more will come soon!

Now if we could get some clean air and see the sun again, I'd breath a lot easier! that's not fog behind that tree, it's a nasty thing called inversion or smog - thanks to cows and car exhaust apparently.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Know anyone getting married who needs wedding photography?

I haven't posted since Christmas!  We've been very busy getting ready for this Bridal show.  I promise to post more about us after the 16th but we could use your help. Please pass this along to your friends and family. If you want to know what the other two specials are - just email me and I'll tell you.

5 Reasons to Join Us at the Canterbury Place
1.       Admission is free with registration
2.    They will be serving hors d’Oeurves and dessert
3.      They will be having a wedding dress fashion show at 2:00pm
4.       They will have many great giveaways
5. Tyler took the photographs in their advertisements and because we are their preferred photographer, you'll get a free 5x5 inch parent album that is a duplicate of the Bride's when you book your event there and book us as your photographer.

(You get to choose to keep that little album in your purse to share it with your friends or give it to your parents)

We have two other amazing offers for that day only.  I'll share what they are the day before.  There will be a few other photographers there and I don't want to share our Bridal Show Only specials with my competition until Friday January 15th when it's too late! But believe me you don't want to miss it and you can sign up and make your deposit as long as your wedding falls within the next 2 years.

Be prepared to fill out a contract that day and deposits must be made within 7 days to qualify for our Bridal Show specials.  You can do this in person if you are coming to the show or via email and phone if you can't.  Just make sure to contact us on January 16th by 8 p.m. to qualify at 435.245.3436 - If I don't answer, please leave a message and we'll get back to you. Remember you must fill out the contract that day! Can't wait to see you there...

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to the love of my life and wonderful mother of our two sweet children.  I will love and cherish you always.  I found this poem that describes my feelings as I'm not good at expressing with words.

Love you forever!!!


True love is a sacred flame
That burns eternally,
And none can dim its special glow
Or change its destiny.
True love speaks in tender tones
And hears with gentle ear,
True love gives with open heart
And true love conquers fear.
True love makes no harsh demands
It neither rules nor binds,
And true love holds with gentle hands
The hearts that it entwines.