Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tis the season...

Christmas is done and over and it's been forever since I've posted. I've really enjoyed being at home with the boys these past 2 weeks, and am not ready to go back to work next week! Evan has his allergy testing on Monday, and I start another round of teaching at Tech Monday night. January is going to be a busy month, but that just means we are one month closer to summer break!

We had a busy Christmas, as always! The Huff's got together Friday the 18th, the Reed's on Saturday the 19th, and then we had Christmas with my family on Sunday the 20th. Easton was upset because after that Sunday he thought Christmas was over and he never did get his DSi! But, Santa came through for him this year, and he sure was excited! Evan is at the age where clothes aren't that bad of a gift after all, and his wardrobe now includes Hollister thanks to Grandma Deb and Grandpa Dick!

Here are some pictures to recap our Christmas:

(Sorry, just a little bit of Christmas humor...doesn't my dad look excited for the pictures??)

Here's the real one!

I am off to shoot a wedding this weekend - Matt is helping me, so we'll see how this goes! Usually my mom goes with me to adjust ties, flowers, etc. Not sure how much help Matt will be, so I made him a checklist to help me get through it! Pray for me!! Better yet, pray for Matt that he comes home in one piece!
Wishing you God's blessings in 2010! Happy New Year!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Weekend Fun

We decided to head to Indy for the day on Saturday...Evan had a basketball game and then we headed down!

Here is a picture Easton took at the game (we have to entertain him somehow):
We spent the afternoon at the Fashion Mall and Castleton...even managed to get our photo with Santa (believe it or not, this is the first time since Easton was a baby that he would go NEAR Santa! And, this what the site of his first Santa visit!)

We then went to Buca's downtown for my belated birthday dinner. Matt's family met us there and we had a great time, although the service was awful!

Although we didn't get home until almost 2 a.m., we had fun!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009

For the past few weeks, Easton has told us that he doesn't want to go out for Halloween. He is scared to death of spooky things - he about had a panic attack in Walgreens the one day - he did a 180 and ran the other direction! Evan doesn't even like candy (yeah, I know...whose kid is he?)

I told him we could stay home and pass out candy, but he told me I could...he just wanted to play the Wii. Then Thursday before Halloween comes, and now he decides he wants to go trick-or-treating! So, we decided instead we would just go out for dinner. At least now I don't have to worry about a bowl full of candy sitting at my house tempting me!

Mark one off the bucket list!

Growing up, my mom served on jury duty, and I always thought it sounded like so much fun. I am almost 33 and have never got called to serve...UNTIL NOW!!!!! I opened this on Saturday:

Now, I know most of you would not find this exciting, but I do. And, I know it's just the questionnaire - it's no guarantee. Not like I don't have other things to do, but I think this would be fun! I will keep you posted!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New favorite!

Have you ever heard a song and you felt like it was speaking to you?  Last night at church I heard a song by an artist that is now at the top of my list...Jimmy Needham.  His song, "A Breath or Two", really spoke to my heart.  Here are some of the lyrics:

Another day, another plane, another same thing
Yesterday became tomorrow that's the strange thing
Another string, another strum, another rhyme, another hum
I want to breathe in
I want to breathe in and out again

I'm tired of putting one foot in front of the other
I'm weary of where it leads me to
I'm tired of moving on from my Father
Make me rest my head, take a breath or two

O for a slower pace
Moving at the speed of sound sounds like a race to me
O to be at ease
Moving at the speed of sound gets hard on the knees

These past few weeks feel like I've been in a race with life...I've been crazy busy, and this song just made me think how I need to slow down and breathe in life.  I'm running here and there, teaching, grading, taking photos, editing photos, being a wife and mother, and I'm trying to keep my head above water.  Believe me, I am very grateful for all that is in my life right now and for all the photography business I have been blessed with.  But sometimes, we all need a break!  This weekend I've been able to sit back and enjoy - and it's been good for me!

I am looking forward to a long weekend coming up scrapbooking with some of my great friends.  I need it!!  Who knows...maybe I will just sit and breathe a breath or two!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

One more session to share!

So many great shots of Mariela that it was hard for me to just pick a couple!


And here is Jess!

More seniors to share!

Meet Adam...although he kept telling me he was doing this for his mom, I think he enjoyed it!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wedding Pictures

Here are a couple shots from a recent wedding...I am having computer issues, so I will share more later!

Thanks, Amy and John, for asking me to be a part of your special day!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Katie & Gabe

This weekend I took some engagement pictures and had a blast!  I love new locations, and Katie did an awesome job scoping out some great spots - I just wish it wasn't so far away so I could use it more often!  And, aren't they just the cutest couple?  I can't wait to shoot their wedding in January!

(and I got to use my new camera for this shot - LOVE IT!!)