Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sweet Shot Tuesday

I'm linking up to another fabulous blog I found this week.  Darcy has fabulous photography bits out there!  Each Tuesday she does "sweet shot."  You simply upload what you think is your best shot of the week.  It doesn't have to be topic related, just a way for photographers to share their art.  Enjoy!

I got to photograph this sweet girl's #1 -- she's a doll for sure!

Monday, March 21, 2011

welcome spring!

today we enjoyed a morning with friends.  we made our own bugs and welcomed spring to our neighborhood.  needless to say it was a picnic inside because spring weather hasn't quite made it to laramie. 

we had a great time celebrating it's arrival with friends though!

Ash Wednesday

We were able to spend our Ash Wednesday evening with friends.

 It was a reflective evening as we traversed different media to allow our heads to process just what Ash Wednesday is all about. 

I was able to snap photos while there and have been enjoying the reflection they draw me back to as I look over them. 

one year

It's amazing how much one little boy can change in 12 months.  These pictures were taken on March 17, 2010 and March 18, 2011.  He has grown up SO SO much! 

Friday, March 18, 2011

celebrating in style

Last night we celebrated BIG by cheering on a 3 year old as she begins a new year. 

This celebration was complete with all things green!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Today I did a shoot with a sweet, sweet 6 month old.  She was a doll! 

Monday, March 14, 2011


i did it.

i finally designed new business cards and senior advertisement.

the hope is now to receive some business.

if you're in need of portraits, etc. CALL ME!

i'm your girl!

front of business card

back of business card

Sunday, March 13, 2011

a new look

I was humbled this week as I encountered the first bad haircut for the Nasher.  We loved his shaggy dag hair and have trimmed it twice already.  This week Nash and I went in for our haircuts and didn't leave quite as satisfied as we've been in the past.  We LOVE our hair dresser, but this week was apparently not the week to simply get a trim for the Nashman.  He left looking so terrible! 

It was quite tragic actually.  I am not one to complain outright, so I left acting satisfied.  Once home, Eric was quick to comment on the badness of the haircut which then had me worried about just how terrible the cut really was.  I found myself thinking about what a bad mama I was for letting him leave the salon looking like he did.

I was quite attached to his shaggy locks and was so sad to see them gone.  As you can tell by the pictures he left with some shag, but it wasn't possible to keep it all due to the shortness of his 'bangs.'  Saturday morning I donned the new hat entitled "hairdresser."  This was a first in the realm of cutting a 16 month olds' locks while crossing my fingers hoping that it would be better than the result we left with the day before.  Nash was quite the trooper and allowed me to start snipping.  We did the best we could and definitely all agree it's far better than what it looked liked before. 

Isn't it amazing how much we worry about those darn outward appearances...thankfully he's beautiful regardless of how terrible the haircut was!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Body Parts

This week's YOU CAPTURE was body parts.  It was lots of fun with my sweet 16 month old. 

Today he got a haircut and we're not happy, so I'm clinging to these pics even more.  Tomorrow it may be mom repairing what was done...I'm sure pictures will come!

I absolutely love the nose shot!  I asked Nash to show me his nose and this is what I was given.  Oh, how I LOVE this boy!!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011


i've been enjoying getting new free presets for my lightroom program.  today i found some great ones and i'm working on creating a watermark i love.


Again this week I'm  late on posting my pics for You Capture.  The topic was technology.  I was challenged by this to a certain degree.  Thankfully my friend Shelly mentioned Toddler Lock in her technology post and we added it to our droid.  The Nashman now thinks the phone is his. 

Happy Friday! (Better late than never, right?!)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

major decisions

It's amazing how quickly my heart can be swayed one way or another.  Today is Wednesday.  It is the one day a week I work. 

Last year I gave my resignation decision about this time (I have tenure so I was able to take a year off with my job being garanteed for the following year).  Everyone knew I was to take this current teaching year off.  Well...

It's now a year later and it's time to make the MAJOR decision of should I come back or not?! 

Who knew how hard this decision would be?

When home I have no doubt whatsoever that I'm where I need to be and doing exactly what I need to be doing.  When at school it is so easy to be swayed with the direction of: "you should really go back."

Today was the kicker: first thing this morning I was pulled into the office to discuss what I should do next year.  How I've been missed, how certain kids would really benefit from my being their teacher, etc., etc. I went in confidently believing that I'm RIGHT where I need to be; home with Nash.  I left feeling the pressure of "maybe you should go back."

Needless to say, I now have a huge headache and no idea what the right answer is or if there really is a right or wrong answer in this decision.

Prayer -- that's what I'll spend the next several days doing.  Praying about where I need to be, not for my own sake but for the sake of my family and most importantly the sake of being where God wants me to be. 

I love my life -- I just don't know if I love making the major decisions that come alongside....