Saturday, August 30, 2008

Let's talk about names! Doesn't that sound like fun?

John McCain's running mate has five children. She introduced them to the cheering

They are Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig.

Everyone unique. But not really weird. But really different, don't you think?

They sound wilderness-y to me.

And her husband's name is Todd. Now. That cracked me up.

I could hear Gilda Radner yelling at Bill Murry, "TODD!!!"

In most families it takes two to decide on the names. In our home, I could not name the kids whatever I wanted.
There was compromise involved. Lots of it.

I wanted to talk about names my whole pregnancy.
My husband wanted to dislike my choices my whole pregnancy.

It's a wonder we ever came up with a name.

I would have had a Christopher and a William and a Karen and an Amy...or something like that.

When I was in college, I would have had a Crystal and a Brandy.

My brother in law set me straight about those names. Right quick.
(Not that there is anything wrong with those names...but he made them sound all wrong.)

He does however have a knack for naming dogs.

He has had a black lab named Zorba and a chocolate lab named Frango.
Quincy was his yellow lab. And Ted is their Goldendoodle.

The one dog I named, I named for Gary Cooper. He was Cooper. Now that name has risen on the lists for boy's names.
Did you know that?

Trend setter, that's me.

I find the name Madison to be the biggest surprise of all girls names.

It seemed to come out of nowhere and rocket straight to the top of the list.

The mermaid in Splash was named Madison.

Do you think this is where it got it's popularity?

I think it is interesting when people have themes in their family names.

All -ie endings,
All -en endings
All starting with the same letter.

You know. That sort of thing.

I do love the sentimentality or tradition of family names.

I kind of wish Emma had been Esther after my mom.

But my grandma thought that was a terrible idea.

So we chose Emma Jean instead of Esther Jean.

And that brings up Biblical names.

I like those, too.

On the book Freakonomics, Leviitt and Dubner have an interesting discussion on names and economics.
Imagine that?

I found the name list to be fascinating.

They list most common high income names and low income names and high-education names and low education names.

But I will share with you some of names of the future.

Girls names of 2015


And the boys names...

What do you think of that?

Since I may have a dog to name in the future I have had Harper in mind for a dog. Because of Harper Lee.

I love Finn and Asher and Book.

Who knows what movie has a character named Book?

Big prize for knowing that.


But I think I really like Willow.

That's really pretty to me.

I really do like city or state names for people.
Some work great. Some don't.

What names do you just love and wish you could use?

Did you have a plan when you were naming your children or pets?

I'd love to hear about it.
It's one of my favorite topics!

Encourage one another,

Friday, August 29, 2008

There is this wheat field. I have seen it glowing off to my right as I zip toward Target.
Last night as Katie and I went in search of earrings for a birthday gift, I planned ahead and
brought my camera.

The light wasn't the best but I was going to try anyway. I was able to pull right up to the field (unexpected) and there were even tracks to walk in.
Thank you very much.

Katie loves big spots like this to run and play in and said she wished we had this in our backyard.


Me too.

I like the wide open spaces. You know, me and a view. It's my thing.

So, instead of the five questions for the day, I heard a good question last night and I don't think I have asked this for a while.

So let's answer this one, and feel free to elaborate :o)

If you were to jump in a time machine; what year would you go back to and why?


Be excellent to one another and party on dudes,


UPDATE: I am back from dropping Katie off at school.
When I drove up to the playground-drop off area, Katie squealed and started waving.
A little girl was standing just behind the orange cones, waving wilding at Katie.
It couldn't have been more perfect.
I am so happy.

Thanks for putting up with all my Katie ramblings this week.
I'll talk about something else next week, I promise.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Six things that make you happy.

My blog-sistah over at Sing for Joy, awarded me an award with a directive attached. And that was to write down six things that make you happy.

I have not been doing many of the awards that have come my way lately because either, I have received them
before or they are too hard. I find it hard to single out people. I'm always afraid I will hurt some one's feelings.
So usually say thank you and leave it at that.

But Melene's questions were nice and friendly and I thought you all could answer them too.

Six things that make you happy.

1. Corporate Prayer. I love it. I feel so united with others and the Lord.
2. I am happy when a favorite song comes on the radio while we are in the car. It's like a present to me.
3. Thinly sliced onion rings and Diet Dr. Pepper make me happy.
4. Your comments make me happy. They really do.
5. When I take a picture that is just makes me happy.


6. Being with our children and being with my family makes me happy.

Feel free to share with us or on your own blog!


I also wanted to share a cute and helpful idea I spotted at a new friends blog.

Her name is Amy in Texas but every time I go to her blog I sing Living La Vita Loca.

She doesn't know this....but her blog is called Living Locurto.

See why I sing what I sing. I'm nutty that way, once something gets in my brain, it's there to say, if it is silly and not important, that is.

But her name is Amy and she is very creative and cool and a young mom.

Stop by and see the clothes tags she made. You can make them too!

Living Locurto


And speaking of creative and cool; The Image is Found website and their Twitters and Photographs make me happy.

Nate and Jaclyn, even tho they don't know me, make me so happy.
They are young punks with incredible skills, amazing faith, and two adorable children.

I have a bloggie crush on them. Is that weird? Well, you know what I mean? Cause, I reckon you guys have some bloggy crushes yourselves....

And why don't you tell me who they are....come on, I won't tell any one.

That could be a fun topic. Blog Crushes.

Bloggie or Bloggy?

Which would it be?

Wishing you a happy heart today :o)

(I love that little Veggie Tale lesson)

Encourage one another,

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


"I made six friends!" she said with glee as she met me outside the school building.

"Did you miss me?" she asked.

"Not really", I said," we were together at Mass until 9:30 and then I was busy running errands and going to the coffee shop with other I didn't have time to miss you."

"I didn't miss you either." She said.

"I am sure I will miss you when you are gone for a whole day, tho." I said.
"How can I be unhappy, when you are so happy."

"We forgot a smock." Katie reported.

"Oops!" Said I.

"We have a girl from London in our class."

"Oh! How cool! Does she talk different?"

"Yes! She does."

"What's her name?"

"I can't remember."

"Well, you can be friends with her just like your American Girl doll, Emily."

"You don't have school tomorrow. Just the first graders go."

"Oh! Why?"

"They need the time to adjust without the big kids there."


"You will go on Friday for half a day and then Tuesday. All day!"


And so it goes.

Thank you all for the most wonderful and sweet well wishes!

We are doing great!

Encourage one another,

First day of school.... Away from home.

Katie is ready.
I have butterflies.

I'll be back later. Not sure what to expect.

There is a Mass first thing for the families this morning.

I like that idea very much.

Encourage one another,

p.s. Notice the hole in the BRAND NEW jeans. Bike accident.
Nothing. I repeat, nothing, is ever going to be perfect.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I was just taking pictures of Katie in the back yard and she, out of the blue, squealed with delight about going to school tomorrow.

She is mid-clap :o)

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
Joseph Priestley
Boy! Was my face red.

Do you remember the magazine Young Miss. It is a small square magazine popular in the 70's?

My girlfriend in Wheaton, Claire, had a subscription to it. One page featured stories that young misses had sent in about their most embarrassing moments. It was called, Boy! Was my face red.
The stories were not horrible. Forgetting someone's name or having a piece of spinach in your teeth was embarrassing enough for a young miss.

And so.

Last night at the new family/student get together at Blessed Sacrament Katie found herself living a little girls nightmare.

Everything was going perfectly. We walked in and immediately Katie met two third grade girls. They are not new but their siblings are new and their mothers are on the PTA. They boys begged the girls to come and play tag. And off they ran.
A little too wild and willy nilly for my taste, but I tried to ignore it and not be so uptight.

(I have a thing about children running around large groups of people. I feel it is unsafe (for the elderly who might get knocked over) and therefore better saved for the playground.)

But I was not the boss of this gathering, ignored it and visited with the other mothers.

Pizza time arrived and we said a quick blessing over the pizza.

After dinner it was time for root-beer floats made with AW root-beer. How perfect.

When plates were cleared the children started lining up for their dessert.

My back was turned, but I heard the crash.

I turned around to see Katie standing in the middle of the room, almost like standing on a stage, with root beer float all over her new outfit and in her hair and splattered all over the floor!

A little boy, running wildly, crashed right into her as she was walking back to our table and down went the float!

She stood with a horrified look on her face and her eyes quickly filled with tears.

I jumped up and whisked her off to the kitchen where I found a cloth and started wiping her down.

She did not break down but her red eyes and nose showed her dismay.

When we walked out of the kitchen a mother was waiting for Katie with a fresh root beer float and helpful moms were cleaning up the mess. It was over. The worst had happened. Katie recovered and when she and the other girls asked to run and play tag, the mothers at our table all said 'no'.

And I don't think I will ever have to explain to Katie why that is not such a good idea.


I am happy to say. You can't keep this little gal down :o)

Encourage one another,

Monday, August 25, 2008

A family recipe for you.

My sister Sue sent me this recipe in 2004. It is delicious and perfect and I think I will go and have some for breakfast....

Grandma's German Potato Salad.

Boil a lot of potatoes with skin on.
You skin them after they are cooked and cooled down a little.
Cook until fork tender. (Not mushy)

Hard boil 4 eggs or so.
Fry a pound of bacon. Remove bacon.

Save the grease in the pan.

Slice a large onion, fry gently in bacon grease until they are clear.

Add at least one cup of vinegar into the bacon grease/onion mixture. (I usually add enough
so it's more vinegary than oily.) Simmer.

Add a teaspoon of sugar and some pepper to taste..

Cube potatoes in a large pot.
Add onion/vinegar mixture.
Add bacon pieces. Stir.

Add eggs. Stir gently.

Add salt and pepper.

*I made this yesterday. I used three pounds of potatoes. I think 2 1/2 pounds of potatoes would have been perfect.
* I prefer smallish chunks of potatoes.

I can promise that this is better than any German Potato salad you have purchased in a deli.

Es schmeckt wunderbar!!!


Here is Mabel. She is feeling better now.


She is just gorgeous.


Here are Emma and Katie.

Emma is doing much better now, too.
She is busy and happy.

Today she has her first college class and soccer practice!!!

Katie and I will go to a special get together are her school tonight to welcome new families.

I have been putting her to bed a little early this weekend in preparation for her new schedule.

It hasn't worked. She has been awake at 10:00 all three nights I have tried.

Oh well, on Wednesday, I'm sure the excitement will outweigh any teeny bit of sleepiness!
I'm actually rather sure she will jump out of bed and be in one of her new outfits in mere seconds.


So. What will you watch now that the Yo-lympics are over???

Hey! Look what I just learned....

The line up for this fall's Dancing with the Stars.

Lance Bass
Toni Braxton
Brooke Burke
Rocco Dispirito
Maurice Greene
Kim Kardashian
Cody Linley
Cloris Leachman
Susan Lucci
Misty May-Treanor
Ted Mcginley
Jeffery Ross
Warren Sapp

Interesting and varied bunch....

What do you think of that!!??

Encourage one another,

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Color my world.


madison farmer's bounty


What is Pink?
Christina Rossetti

What is pink? a rose is pink
By the fountain's brink.
What is red? a poppy's red
In its barley bed.
What is blue? the sky is blue
Where the clouds float thro'.
What is white? a swan is white
Sailing in the light.
What is yellow? pears are yellow,
Rich and ripe and mellow.
What is green? the grass is green,
With small flowers between.
What is violet? clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.
What is orange? why, an orange,
Just an orange!


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Yesterday afternoon I dropped Katie off at the Willobee's house. (Name misspelled to protect the innocent)
Young and delightful Laina (oh goodness, is that spelled right? where is my spell check child when I need her. Oh yea, she is at college.) was babysitting Katie while I ran off for a Senior/Graduate session in downtown Madison.

Nancy wasn't home, she was at the doctors.

This has been a summer of medical emergency and seriousness for Nancy.
And to tell you the truth, it is getting old.

Her family is wonderful and helpful and encouraging.

But any chronic illness WITH flair-ups is a pain in the patootie.

So if you would, please pray for Nancy.

1. Pray that she keep her foot elevated. (You can do it Nancy!)
2. Pray for the infection to go away. (Go away is the non-medical term ;o)

We know that God hears our prayers.

And I know from experience that when I am prayed for, my soul is quieted in a way.

So thank you for helping.


When I picked Katie up, Nancy had returned home.
We love to laugh and gab and talk about the kids.
But we usually go on to deeper subjects.
She's a thoughtful one.

In the midst of the conversation,

I said, "I wonder if I will ever know why 'such and such' happened?"

Nancy said, "We will never know the reasons why." There are no good reasons we could ever
comprehend for the tragedies and mishaps in life.

Her pastor said recently, something to the effect, 'If God were to explain to us, right now, why this or that happened, we would not understand it.' His ways are not our ways. We wouldn't understand.

Sometimes we get a glimpse of how things worked together in our circumstances and that's so fun, isn't it.

But generally, we just don't get to know.

I am reminded of Elisabeth Elliot and two of her favorite things.

She loves the song 'Trust and Obey' and Amy Carmichael's poem 'In Acceptance Lieth Peace.'

In Acceptance Lieth Peace
He said, "I will forget the dying faces;
The empty places,
They shall be filled again.
O voices moaning deep within me, cease."
But vain the word; vain, vain:
Not in forgetting lieth peace.

He said, "I will crowd action upon action
The strife of faction
Shall stir me and sustain;
O tears that drown the fire of Manhood cease."
But vain the word; vain, vain:
Not in endeavor lieth peace.

He said, "I will withdraw me and be quiet,
Why meddle in life's riot?
Shut be my door to pain.
Desire, thou dost befool me, thou shalt cease."
But vain the word; vain, vain:
Not in aloofness lieth peace.

He said, "I will submit;
I am defeated.
God hath depleted
My life of its rich gain.
O futile murmuring, why will ye not cease?"
But vain the word; vain, vain:
Not in submission lieth peace.

He said, "I will accept the breaking sorrow
Which God to-morrow
Will to His son explain."
Then did the turmoil deep within him cease.
Not vain the word, not vain.
For in Acceptance lieth peace."

~Amy Carmichael

That poem means a lot to me. It's wisdom helped me thru some hard times.

Trusting God with your life is hard and easy.

Studying about God and His character is a valuable quest.
The more I have learned about God and his character, the more I trust Him with my life.

I'll stop there. I am not a scholar. I am a simple girl. And that's about all I know about that ;o)


Here are a few shots I took yesterday afternoon.

We had such a nice time. C. enjoyed herself. I enjoyed myself. We laughed. We walked. We smiled.
It was great!

And let me tell you. I love my camera and lenses. These are all sooc.


My first person with glasses. I was delighted that I didn't get a lot of glare. I wonder if she has low glare lenses?


So pretty! C. was tall! I spent the afternoon climbing on things ;o)

She likes this one! I'll lighten this one up a little. But you know I'm loving the bokeh.

Isn't she pretty! And so relaxed in front of the camera.

How do they do that?

We are off to the Farmer's Market and Lumber Liquidator today.
Something for me and something for hubs.

Better get going!

Hey! It sure was great to read all of your comments yesterday!

Thank you :o)

Encourage one another,

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Five

by Mizboo

The College Edition

Where did you go to college?
What did you learn?
What was the hardest part?
What was your major?
Would you recommend your Alma mater?

Discuss in the comments!

I'm really curious about this!

This is how Emma looked. I could not really read her. She does not wear her heart on her sleeve like I do.

She looks sad and tired and gee, I don't know, in this picture.

She can be silly and giddy. But usually not with me. I think I play the silly, giddy, emotional one when we are together.

Thursday, Emma was very busy with orientation activities. We spoke briefly last night.

Her women's floor was paired with a men's floor and they were headed out for a group activity in Chicago.

She sounded tired and a bit harried on the phone.

I don't think she is used to someone else making all the plans :op


This gives you an idea of where Moody is located.
We walked eight blocks directly east on Chestnut and we were on Mich. Ave.

Not too bad.


Katie was her usual happy self.

She saved $25 and bought a Coconut doggie at American Girl Place.
We paid for Felicity to have her hair done.


She also showed her appreciation for the pretty sounding saxophone.

Registration went perfectly.
Like I mentioned on The Twitter, the dedication service was lovely.
(The service was on campus, Steph. I have not seen the Moody Church.)

Seriously folks, those people love to sing and sing loud!
I've never heard anything like it.

They were praising God, whole-heartedly and that was a wonderful thing to see.

A wonderful feeling to know we were leaving Emma in this place where God is loved and worshipped with passion.

So I don't have any worries about her.
She will do well.

Katie will do well too. She counts the days until school starts.

And I have you. My constant companions.
My encouragers and supporters and friends from afar.

Blogging helps me stay positive.
It helps me think on things that are good and right and just and pure.....

Did you know the Internet and blogging could be used for such things.

Well, it can.

The Godly fellowship and love that I have experienced in cyber-space has been
the most wonderful thing.

So thank you for being who you are...
real and kind and friendly....

I need this kind of fellowship and oddly I have found it here.

So thank you and bless you for being here.

Now. Go answer those questions...and let's have some fun!

Encourage one another,

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Hello from Michigan Ave.

On the way to dinner last night we stopped for a peaceful pause.

We were all so tired.

I'll be back in the morning, hopefully after a nice quiet night's sleep.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Enjoy this hilarious clip from the Ellen show.

The promised photos.



Here is one final point about including yourself in the family pictures.

Your children look at you all day long. THEY know what you look like. They are not surprised by how you look in the picture.

I do not like how this looks. I still want to look like I did when I was 25 years old. And really I'm shocked that I don't.
You know, if you stay away from mirrors and cameras you can kind of fool yourself.

But, seriously, I'm not fooling anyone. My children love me just the way I am.
Chins and all.


Here is my tripod.
No excuses.

Emma and I figured out how to set the timer on my camera in five minutes.

We also stopped at the photobooth in the Mall and took our pictures that way too!


Three dollars for two strips.

One for my college girl and one for me.

She is a nut!

Katie got a new Webkinz. Puff the Panda.

It was a good day. And now we have photographic proof that I was there ;o)

Encourage one another,

p.s. Be back soon.
p.p.s. The pictures were edited with Totally Rad Actions: Derelict

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Emma's first formal portrait.
She did not want to be without her mommy.

So the two of us, both very camera shy, posed together.

I love this picture.

And I want to urge you to get over your shyness and pride and get in the picture!!!

I wish, wish, wish I had more pictures of myself with our children. It is one of my few regrets.

So here's the deal...

In five years you will look five years WILL look young in the pictures you take today!

Ten years ago I thought I was fat. Oh my goodness....I should have taken pictures THEN.

So do it for me.
Do it for yourself and for your children.

My family adores and treasures and cherishes the pictures we have of our parents.
They, along with our memories are all we have.

Starting today....take a picture with your loved ones.

I will. And I will post it tomorrow, okay?


And that's an order!

Encourage one another,

p.s. Tomorrow we will take Emma to college at Moody Bible Institute.
The laundry is nearly done and the packing has progressed.
One more night and then she gets to go to school away from home for the first time in her life.
How fun is that?

Her only worry is if she will be able to find her classes.

I figure if she can fly to and from India....she will have no problem finding her classes :o)

Monday, August 18, 2008


"Warm summer sun, shine kindly here;
Warm southern wind, blow softly here;
Green sod above, lie light, lie light -
Good night, dear heart, good night, good night."
- Mark Twain


"When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of
July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"August rushes by like desert rainfall,
A flood of frenzied upheaval,
But still catching me unprepared.
Like a match flame
Bursting on the scene,
Heat and haze of crimson sunsets.
Like a dream
Of moon and dark barely recalled,
A moment,
Shadows caught in a blink.
Like a quick kiss;
One wishes for more
But it suddenly turns to leave,
Dragging summer away."
- Elizabeth Maua Taylor, August


I am sorry that school is starting so early for so many of you....

There should be a law!

And if I were the King of the would be so....

Encourage one another,

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sneak Peek Time!

This is a senior.

Or as we say in the midwest. A graduate.

This young lady had the easiest and brightest smile. She was so easy to photograph.
What a joy!


I think I will be adding a little yellow to this, it's a little cool.

But, otherwise, M's expression is perfect.


Here is M's younger sister, G. Her browns eyes made me drool. Well...not really.

But I think she warmed up to me by the end of the session. Look at that relaxed glance. So lovely.


Sisters, Sisters....there were never such devoted sisters.....


Lori and Lynn. Sisters too :o)


Pretty. Pretty. Pretty.


Gorgeous. My favorite things. Smiling girl. Blowing hair. Green grass.

Seriously this girl needs to do some Colgate commercials. What a smile!


I totally love this picture of G. and Mable. G. looks perfectly happy and she loves her pup...and from what I hear....
Mable loves her right back :o)


I asked M. to make a serious face. It did not work at all. She looked very sad.
We laughed and she went back to smiling :o)


This is my favorite, too.

I am holding my camera above my head. The girls loved this technique.
Lots of times I am way off....but when it's's very good :o)

Lori, please know that these are not final edits....still a little work to be done.

But, WOW, your girls were such wonderful models, I have very little to do.

Thank you for coming to Wisconsin and for choosing me.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

In searching for ukulele videos on youtube last week, I found this very cute, funny Will Smith clip.

Why he is sitting on a couch with this German guy, I don't know.

But Will has a way of making life fun and I just love him for that!

Anyone from Germany know who Steffan Rabb is?

I have never seen this clip before! Will singing Jennifer Holiday!
Talk about committed!

Can you imagine being that uninhibited?


Today is Emma's last day of work. For some reason I feel sentimental about this...

Katie had four shots yesterday. She was so brave.
Remarkably brave and composed.

I was so proud of her.

She seems to be growing out of that 'crying easily' phase.

Just as I am entering it.....


*sniff, sniff......

Don't let your children grow up.


For those of you who knit...or just like fashion. Look at this! Isn't it fabulous!


I think I found this picture and pattern at

I have a very special photoshoot today!
Lynn's sister Lori has come to town and I will photograph her lovely daughters and pretty pup!

Doesn't that sound great!?!! It is! We are all so excited.

The sun is shining and our big adventure awaits....

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, filled with your favorite things!


Encourage one another,

Friday, August 15, 2008


Making up my own questions once again....

heavy sigh....

Will you send some questions in for next week? I need help.

How about we do a fill in the blank thingy again....

This is what popped into my head, just now.

I need____________.

I hope____________.

I feel______________.

I can't_____________.

I can_______________.

Sneak Peek for Heather.


Oh baby! I love how Heather looks holding her little guy.

She was giving him a little kiss and I venture a little sniff too.

Is there anything better than kissing and sniffing a baby?


Well, for a six year old, chasing bubbles is probably more fun :o)


So...I am working on packaging....and I'm gonna show you my idea...but I goofed up a little,
so promise not to laugh.


This is my color scheme. Today.

I picked out the Merci stamp because I thought it went with Booshay.
And then I chose the adorable scalloped labels cause they are adorable and scalloped.

But, my execution was a teeny bit off.....


My scallop label is way too big. Oops!

They make a smaller one and I will order some of those soon.

Golly. Do you find that most things don't go right the first time you try them???

Seems to be my pattern.

In the land of Highlights....would you be Gufus or Gallant???

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
~Robert Louis Stevenson


Encourage one another,

Thursday, August 14, 2008

This pup is an old soul.
She is five months old and is the calmest most loving little girl.
Her name is Gretta and she is a new addition to Nancy's family. (Nancy from the comments)


I think I will add All Natural Light Pet Photographer to my list....

Here are the girls.

Hi! Girls!

They like to see their photos on the blog :o)

You. Look. Marvelous.


Amy J and her girls.

This is Amy's Mother of the Year pose :o)


There we go.....not as funny but pretty darn cute.

This youngin' wasn't with us yesterday but he was one of my model/helpers on Tuesday.

I just love it when I get one of these stares.

It's a relaxed, looking-straight-thru the lens, kind of stare.


I could probably even crop that closer...he has such a beautiful (don't tell him I said that) face.


Project Runway


I liked this week's normal challenge.

I wish they had sent the tanning bed dude home. I think they kept him for the sake of ratings and interest.

I am just not into all the drama and love the fashion.....

but I'm afraid I am in the minority there.

Isn't the drama what makes these reality shows tick? (or is it tic?)



Sometimes I get this stare too.

Um. My friend Courtney calls this picture,

"Little Miss.... Annoyed"


I've got photos on the brain today.
I have a photoshoot at 9:30 today and a Senior session on Saturday.

Did I ever tell you about the time I was signing up with one of the printers that I deal with and they had me fill out a questionnaire? They had little boxes to check to say what type of photography you specialized in.

As I looked over the choices I saw the word seniors and I thought how odd that there was a special category for photographing elderly people.

And I thought. Well. I'd like to take pictures of grandmaw and pepaw. So I checked it. :o)

And now you know what you are really dealing with here :o)

Encourage one another,