Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Let Summer Begin

Little J Bird is out of school for the summer.  It's such a bummer that I have to be working during this time.  She is so excited and full of energy. Today, hubby stayed with her all day long.  By lunch time he was swearing she has ADD.  Ummm, ok, Dad!  It's funny the teachers that have been with her all year long never mentioned it.  LOL.  She does seem to think she's going to play, play, play all summer long. we have her fooled.

This weekend we bought a small blowup pool to get help keep us cooled off this summer.  Of course, J Bird couldn't wait to get in and so we all took the plunge. Really, I just dressed the part, because the moment I felt the cold water and the cool breeze I was done.  Little J Bird toughed it out and had a good time, though.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


This shot reminded me that not every photo needs to be perfect and that sometimes I need to capture unexpected, unplanned moments like this one. I know it's not great technically, but in others ways I think it's perfect. Last Saturday, Grandma & Grandpa came over to pick J Bird up for the evening. My hubby and I had the rare opportunity to actually go out and see a movie during this time.  In this shot, she had pulled out her desk chair and set up station by the front door waiting for them to arrive. It was really so cute.  Now, if we could only get Grandma & Grandpa to do this more often.  ;-)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Creativity Boot Camp!

Do you need to boost your creativity?  I know I do.  Meg, is having a FREE creativity boot camp.  Take a look!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Last Installment

I keep going back to these photos and I always end up finding another photo I want to edit.  Here are the last ones from this least for a while.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge: "Faces & Flowers"

This is my entry for the I Heart Faces weekly challenge. This is only the second time I've entered a photo at I Heart Faces. The competition is fierce and I know I am way out of league there. However, I love this face and these flowers, so I am going to submit this week. Believe it or not, I still have a few more pics that I am going to post from this shoot. I told you I had a gazillion shots to go through. It's for family so I know you will understand. :-)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hill Country Visit

Yay! I finally have some of the pictures from our visit to the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  You've probably seen most of these, but here are some of my faves.  I really have had no time to work on pictures from this trip.  I took so many!  Plus, I'm getting ready to train teachers this summer, so time is scarce. Here ya' go!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

It has been such a wonderful Mother's Day!  I can't believe a week has gone by and I haven't posted the pics from my hill country trip.  I will post them...eventually.  This is one of my absolute favorites from that trip (that doesn't have the little one in it, of course.) I'm thinking of getting some prints.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a good photo lab?

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Texas Hill Country

My very sweet hubby decided to surprise me a week early for Mother's Day and take me to the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  It gave me an opportunity to take plenty of pictures of his beloved bluebonnets.  Now that I think about it, I'm wondering if this was really about Mother's Day or maybe Dad was trying to get the perfect bluebonnet picture for Father's Day.  Hmmm?  Anyway, we did have a wonderful weekend and this is one of many pictures that I have yet to edit.  I'll try to get them up as soon as I can.   Until then, have a great week.