Saturday, June 30, 2007

Michelle Wagner for City Council

Please remember to vote in the September 11th primary!

And if you're in Toledo's district 2, vote for Michelle Wagner for city council!

Big "NEWS"

I'll have some "NEWS" tomorrow or Monday...very cool! I may have to get my scanner reattached. Enough of a tease?

I have been working triple overtime getting my new computer set back up the way I like it...editing sessions...getting some gorgeous samples together... and getting a great new online ordering system in place. Your galleries will all be private when I launch it later today, I have one more to convert over and all the current ones are in place.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sneak peeks

These sweeties were pretty quiet for me tonight...I think we were all tired and hot. But we managed to just hang out and get some nice causal shots:

I love this one: (I just switched this so the fence was straight, I didn't notice it until the next day and it was driving me nuts!)

He was so cute, but he kept looking at me like what the heck are you doing lady? A tall woman with a pirate camera can be confusing...

And flash forward 8 years mom and dad...

Sorry, didn't mean to give you nightmares, actually her boyfriends will probably be in the driver's seat :)

My new computer is finally 99% set up the way I need it to be. It was a long weekend...but I just love how fast I can open and edit and save things now. Definitely worth it!

Tonight I am going to bed early and try to get more than 3 hours sleep...and then I will get back to working on proofs for everyone, thanks for your patience!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Gorgeous kids :)

I got through editing a few more last night... I'll just share a couple of those, you'll have to wait to see the rest on my website :)

Good news is that we're going to get a new computer this weekend!!! So hopefully it won't lock up every 10 minutes when I have pictures open...

She is the same age as Aidan, I am going to have to work on her dad on his dating policies in 20 years :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007


I had so much fun tonight...last night technically now :) Just had time to play with the first one that caught my eye... I will get to some more tomorrow!

Hopefully I can catch up on everything tomorrow, I'm guessing Lucy may sleep a lot. Or I could be wrong and she'll be clingy, we'll see!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Just a couple more of Lucy from the weekend

I just love this place, edited a couple more tonight...

That tongue...always out!!

Her surgery for ear tubes is Thursday. I'm more nervous at this point about how she isn't allowed to eat or drink from midnight on. Not sure how to handle her waking up and crying like she usually does at about 4 AM.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

My new favorite spot!!

One more of Lucy trying to walk...she is constantly back and forth. Happy as can be if she's walking. As soon as you stop, she rages...

Beautiful spot we found today, not too far away and really quiet. I just love it!
The biggest dandelions I've ever seen!!

Lucy was sticking everything she could get her hands on in her mouth. I would look at the boys for 2 seconds, look back and see this:

It's her, yes I have something in my mouth, what are you going to do about it face... this is the kid who refuses to eat any baby food besides sweet potatos.

Aidan wouldn't give up the gatorade bottle... but it was hot, and the path we took just kept going on and on and on.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Yes Duncan was on vacation with us

Someone asked me if he was there. If he didn't make so many goofy faces, he'd be in more pictures :)

Here's some proof...

And here is Lucy trying to walk, she wants to do this constantly. The back pain is worth it when you see the joy on her face!! The lighting was intentional, for another contest with backlighting and lens flare...

And the contest I mentioned a while back? Didn't win, but someone suggested another one and I am now one of the 40 finalists for the International Museum of Women's Mother Day contest. If I win, I might be featured on Yahoo...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New website going live!

My website is live and finalized...and I ordered new business cards tonight. I was having major computer problems last week and weekend, I think it's running a bit better now, so I am not pulling my hair out so much. I am ready to start scheduling sessions again, so I will email back everyone that was interested soon. Or email me if you get a chance. I'm running a new faces special through the end of June: no sitting fee, discount on prints and complimentary print credit, ask me for details.

Check out my website and let me know what you think or if you see any errors.

While things were uploading tonight, I edited a few more from Maumee Bay:

And Happy Anniversary Tim! Thanks for 9 wonderful years and putting up with me and my business these last few months :) OK, time to try to get half an hour sleep before Lucy's usual 2AM wake up...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

We're back!

We took a little vacation to Maumee Bay. Lots of fun...Aidan fell and scraped all the skin off his nose not 5 minutes after we got there. Unloaded the car, went back out to get the stroller for a walk to the beach, then wham on the sidewalk between the parking lot and the hotel. And after 2 weeks of 90 degree sunny weather, we got lots of rain and 50s-60s.

But we had a ton of fun anyway, the indoor pool was great. Lucy loved kicking around in it. The boys watched RV twice and thought it was funny both times... The cool weather was perfect for lots of hikes. We saw the tiniest little baby deer not even 2 feet away. Of course it was the one time I didn't have my camera... The boys decided beef stew is the funniest phrase imaginable (you don't want to know why) we got some perfect sunny 70 degree weather today before we left and got some beach time in.

The morning before we left, I took the dog out and he started sniffing a rock. Then the rock moved! Luckily it was the butt end of the turtle because it was a snapping turtle and huge. The shell was at least a foot across. I was amazed it made it up the steep hill...

And because of some complaints, here are a couple quick ones of Lucy...she just figured out how to get the baby cereal into her mouth on her own and is so excited about it:

She's also learned how to wave and say hi, and to clap when we say yeah! She's so cute!!

I have a million things to catch up on now...and I will start tomorrow! I was planning to go to bed early and it's already almost midnight. So I will get back to emails and picture editing tomorrow!