Thursday, October 02, 2008

You know you gotta....

watch this video:

I know politics is an inflammatory topic so I'll stay out of it here. But one thing I can say with the utmost certainty, regardless of whether or not I agree with you on the issues at hand, I want your voice to be heard.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Common Ground

Just recently I've had the pleasure to come across a photographer by the name of Scott Strazzante. He is a photographer for the Chicago tribune and you can find his work HERE Sit back and enjoy :)

After you finish browsing his blog, take a look at this video display of his work COMMON GROUND

You have to see this, HAVE TO.

YES, it's that good :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

July 21, 2008

The smile...the one I never get with the camera around. He was having too much fun playing in the water with Dad.

July 20, 2008


Do you remmeber your childhood summers? Running about all day swinging, playing in the sprinkler, eating popsicles, not caring whether or not your hair has been combed? I promise, we comb it but this was taken at nearly 8 pm, it had been a while :)

July 19, 2008

The bean, take two.

Look! Another self portrait. At this point those two patient, handsome, wonderful men are in fact in the background asking how many pictures I actually need of the bean.

The second patient, handsome, wonderful man is actually my BIL. My SIL at this point was in the hotel, sick. She's pregnant and has all day sickness, poor thing, she's got it twice as bad because she's having TWINS!

July 18, 2008


I think I love Chicago.
I think I'm going to move to Chicago.
I think my husband is going to take issue with my move to Chicago ;)

This actually classifies as a self portrait. See, there I am standing next to those two very patient, handsome, wonderful men, one of which will take issue with my upcoming move. You would actually be able to see me had I taken care to leave some detail in the shadows.

Sorry about the bean being so dirty, I was fresh out of Windex that day.

July 17, 2008

Sunset ala Ford? How bout we just call it 'I suck at titles' :)

July 16, 2008

I admit sometimes our house revolves around sunrise and sunset. This was one of those days and we didn't have time to dress her! I was too busy grabbing equipment to head to the outlaws house for sunset. So, excuse our only a diaper clad subject. This is more off camera flash practice. Not perfect but getting better :)

Oh, yeah...can we pretend that I cloned out the light pole and power lines? Good :)

July 15, 2008

Oh wait, I can get another angle of him, lol. This was off camera flash practice. I know probably doesn't look hard. It's not rocket science, but it's more than just clicking the shutter :) While practicing, beggars can't be choosers so excuse the content :)

July 14, 2008

More gummies, aka the only way I can take a picture of him.

July 13, 2008

Gummies for breakfast (not my choice)

July 12, 2008

Been fishing?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

July 11, 2008

Moon, moon, moon
Taken back in June

July 10, 2008

The Map...or so he calls it. It is actually instructions for turning a transformer into a car/truck from a robot. I'm sure the conversation was going a little like this:

C: "yeah, and grandma, you just turn this around, put it here, and then you take this other thing and clip it there, and........

I think anyone around him knows it's not quite so easy!


July 9, 2008


July 8, 2008

A fave from a recent session...

July 7, 2008

Bursting with color...wish I had seen the dead leaf before I took the shot :) I like to leave myself with room for imrovement :P Yes, that was sarcasm.

July 6, 2008

Not Annabelle..., but the blue one :)


July 05, 2008



July 4, 2008



Thursday, July 03, 2008

July 3, 2008

Aloof, isn't that what all cats are? Working the high key here.


July 2, 2008

ROOOOAAAAAAR! This is what dinosaurs looked/sounded like. If they wore heart sunglasses and ate blue suckers while posing for Mommy for studio shots :)


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

July 1, 2008

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead. ~Louisa May Alcott

Monday, February 04, 2008

This makes my heart burst

I also giggle a little too. On the days when the boy goes to school, Dad gets him up and they try not to wake me up. On days they succeed, I roll over first thing to this:


Duckie, tucked in tightly so he may snooze with me until his boy gets home. NO, I don't sleep until noon...promise ;)