Friday, December 17, 2010

Picture Catch Up

I have a lot of catching up to do. I haven't felt like blogging for a while, obviously.

Here is a preview of some of the pictures I have been working on. I have decided to post previews on this blog and then post more pictures on my photography blog (you can find a link to that blog at the top of this blog)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Farnsworth: Children

I had an awesome opportunity to spend an hour with these cute kids. They have always been a favorite of James and I. We love each of their unique personalities! Here are a few of my favorites. It was very hard to narrow them down.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Family Pictures

Are you as shocked as I am?

We actually got some family pictures taken. This is only a preview of the many awesome pictures (some of you will be getting pictures for Christmas so I want you to be surprised!).

Thanks Kathryn! We had a blast!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Family Picture Event- November 13th

For $25 you will have a 20 minute family picture shoot. The price will include a high resolution disc with 3-7 pictures, depending on cooperation of children. Weather permitting.

Slots are available for November 13, 2010
8am-10am in Downtown Clovis and/or
3pm-5pm at Cottonwood Park in Clovis
You must reserve a slot.

Family pictures taking place in downtown Clovis, will look similar to this one:

Family pictures taking place at Cottonwood Park, will look similar to this one:

For more information or to make a reservation, call me at (559) 593-3719 or email

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lincoln: Children

I had the privilege of photographing our friend's baby. They recently moved across the street from us and their kids come over every day to play with Echo. We think their kids are the cutest around!

Lincoln's "nana" was in town, so we took a few shots with her and with his sister Ryan.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The New Boss in Town

James started his new supervisor job this morning.

I had to snap a picture of him before he left for 2 reasons: 1. He looked so handsome and 2. Proof that I made a lunch for him (see the savemart bag in his hand).

He has been begging me for years to make him a lunch to take to work. I used to do it almost everyday, but while he was the supervisor over his last area, he was able to take a lunch whenever, wherever he wanted so I got out of the habit of it. This new job will be different. He won't have the freedom he used to have. I actually got up at 4:30am with him and made him a healthy lunch.

For a few years we have been meeting for lunch on fridays. I'm going to miss our little date each week!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween over the years

Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE this time of year?!! From about now until December 22nd, I am the happiest person around.

I love the smell, taste, and sight of pumpkins. I love the cooler weather. I love the fall colors. I love the food and treats. I love the Christmas spirit. I love the meaning behind this time of year.

We carved pumpkins this year, first time in a few years. As I was carving my pumpkin and squirming every time I touched the gunk inside, I couldn't help but think about previous Halloweens.

I don't remember ever carving a pumpkin growing up. We always picked out little tiny pumpkins and painted them. My memory may be wrong and we may have carved a pumpkin or two, but I don't remember that at all.

Our second Halloween together (we were googly eyed newleyweds our first halloween), James decided he wanted me to experience it, so we carved pumpkins together. I have many pictures documenting this, but unfortunately my scanner isn't working :(

Three years ago, we went to an actual pumpkin patch and picked our own pumpkins. We had a great time together!

Over the past few years, James has done Star Wars rooms for our church trick-or-treating. If you haven't noticed before, you will see that James is super talented! He drew out these pumpkins on his own, no templates.

Last year, he made a spooky Darth Vadar to hang in the room.

Two or three years ago, our church decided to do trunk or treat instead. This is how James decorated our car. Sorry for the picture quality, this was before I knew how to work a camera.

The first Halloween we had Echo, we bought TONS of costumes for her, none of which she liked. She was a thug, football player, spider dog, yoda, crab, and a few other weird animals.

This year we went and bought 3 pumpkins. I carved the white one and orange one (I am not artistic at all so I used templates!) and James did the green one (a pumpkin inside a pumpkin, inside a pumpkin...)

I am excited to have many more Halloween memories, hopefully one day we will have little ones to dress up and go door to door with.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mutt Strutt 10k 2010

On October 23rd, I ran in the SPCA Mutt Strutt 10K in Bakersfield. This is where James' family lives, so I was able to have a cheering section. It made the race a lot more exciting. Thanks for coming out!!

James loves (or acts like he does) to be my photographer and document everything...

Pre-race pictures. I usually run with my friend Kimmy, but this time her mom, Sandy joined us.

On you marks, get set, go....

My cheering section (minus 2 nieces)

I saw these next 2 pictures and just had to post them. They make me chuckle every time I see them.

Nearing the finish line.

The time is off by 10 minutes. We finished about a minute behind our last race. We could have finished 2 or 3 minutes sooner if it wasn't for my 2 asthma attacks around mile 4 and 5 (more on that later).

James and I, obviously.

Sandy won first place in her division!

I have had a nagging cough for about 3 months now. Kaiser kept blowing it off and just prescribing me cough syrup. I finally demanded to talk to a doctor. After many breathing tests (and a few more next week) they determined that I have exercise induced asthma. Joy :( I now have an inhaler that I use every 4 hours. Once we got to Bakersfield, I started coughing a lot. And then during the race I had my first real asthma attacks. I have never been so scared in my life, but luckily they only lasted about 30 seconds and then I was able to keep going.