Tuesday, March 30, 2010



Monday, March 29, 2010


They're here!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Today, Todd and I had family over since it was the one year anniversary of losing my grandmother, Mary.  We enjoyed the company of my Mom, her husband Rick, my brother Jeffrey, my brother Michael, his wife Danielle, and our niece and nephew, Aeva and Will.  It was wonderful cooking out, eating plenty, watching the kids play, seeing the dogs bond with everyone, probably drinking too much, and really just simply being together.  Mary would've had a great time, too!

Unfortunately, I was so busy prepping and cooking food that I took very few shots.  I did get this one of Michael and Will - who is almost three and has never liked having his picture taken.  However, now instead of crying, Will just makes goofy faces.  He'll LOVE these when he grows up!  :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Did you know that Christmas appears in March?!

Todd bought me flower bulbs for Christmas and planted them a while back. Tulips (one of my favorite flowers) are slowly beginning to come in, and I can't wait to see how gorgeous they are!

Friday, March 26, 2010


I met two very special people for the first time tonight!

Yes, I FINALLY met my niece True and my nephew Hayden.  Aren't they precious?  We are blessed to have three nephews and six nieces - all of whom are beautiful and wonderful!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


One of our back porch lights.  I know . . . the glass needs to be cleaned.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Cheap but disgusting.  Wonder if 7-11 keeps them on the rollers by the roller dogs.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


On the 21st, we had several inches of snow.  About 48 hours later, wouldn't you say we've thawed out now?

Monday, March 22, 2010


A lap shot.  "Iz too tired for da Fazebookingz, Mom," dreams Steve.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Snow in Dallis, Texus.  We gotz it.

Gracis, El Nino!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Todd and his buddy, Carter, hanging out.  Shot in auto because I suck with manual in dim light.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Guess what I spent THREE HOURS of my life doing today?

Thursday, March 18, 2010


The atrium at the Gaylord Texas was FULL of incredibly beautiful plants, trees, flowers, and other foliage.  Both of these are SOOC, and I can imagine how beautiful they'll be after editing.

 f/4.5, 1/125, ISO-100
f/5.6, 1/80, ISO-100

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


A room with a view at the Gaylord Texan, where we spent a little mini-moon to celebrate our anniversary last week.

The view to the sky from the center of the atrium.  It was such a beautiful place with lots & lots of great things to shoot.  And I did!

SOOC - f/9, 1/125, ISO-100,

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Meet Samson.  He and I took a little drive to Oklahoma, where he met another friend who continued his journey to safety.  Instead of being gassed in a shelter, he is now living safely in Minnesota with a forever family.

I think he kinda loved me, too. What a precious boy.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Pippin fell asleep with one eye half-open and her tongue sticking out.  I just couldn't help myself.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Our weird, dain-bramaged boy Mackey.  He's just hanging outside in the yard, staring into space.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


A day at the dog park.  Hey everyone - look here!  No, here!  Good, Todd.  Dogs . . . look here!

Have you ever shot three dogs successfully?  I obviously haven't.  YET.

Friday, March 12, 2010


My best friend, Sylvia, and I in a shot taken by Todd (SOOC). Not a great photo, but it's what I have for today!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Today was Open House at the school where I teach.  Of course, teachers scramble around trying to prepare and make everything wonderful for our parents in attendance.  I always look forward to the younger grades (PK - 2) displaying their lovely art work and Writing on the bulletin boards in the main hallway.

Case in point:

This had me laughing ALL.DAY.LONG!!  Kindergarten has been studying Texas.  "Howdy partner! I'm Cowgirl. I like to catch horses."  Or something like that.  :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Three years ago, we became husband and wife. What an incredible day March 10, 2007 was, and what a helluva ride it's been since then. I can't imagine that ride being with anyone else.

Photo credit of Melissa Goldberg Photography.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


This is why I don't have many shots of Mackey:

This is the best shot I've gotten of him since before Christmas. I swear he can smell my camera --- before I shoot, he turns & runs. Ugh!

Monday, March 8, 2010


Today was gross and rainy, so my hopes in shooting outdoors were gone. I bring you the dirty shovel:

This weather better clear up soon, or I'm going to go nuts!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Breakfast in bed! I loved using the new waffle maker Todd got me for my birthday. :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Thank you to the Girl Scouts of America.

Friday, March 5, 2010


It's my birthday! Molly made me drink my wine from this glass . . . which has lots of lipstick prints on it . . . and is empty.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I can't get enough of these two camera hounds.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


CUTE. Filthy, but so cute.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


The dogs LOVE hanging outside with me when I get home. They show off their rope-playin' skillz.

Monday, March 1, 2010


It's March! Time for spring! Little, tiny buds are started to pop up on the branches of our tree.