i posted an album on facebook of my parents and a few of the other shots from savannah, so i thought i would put a few here too.... yesterday i worked on editing some photos from a trip out to Portland to see Sanders in 2005. i guess i had never imported them into lightroom and looked through them, but i was really excited about what i found... i will post a few of those in the next few days, hopefully...

we had a busy weekend, and i'm totally wiped out. it was fun though. caden is asking if he can go see dash, or AT LEAST go outside, so i better go take care of him. have a great week!


i left the laundry room door open earlier tonight, and that's where we keep the kitty weed (catnip)... we were talking in another room, and caden ran in with the little pouch of catnip in his mouth. we came back into the kitchen and found luca, lolling about on the floor, covered in catnip....

then avery got a hold of it and wouldn't give it back to me!

crazy cats!



another post a long time coming....

i went home to savannah in may to visit my parents. i can't remember much about what we did, but we had fun just being together. i did take some fun pictures of mom and dad, which i'll post later, but here are a few from a walk we took downtown, a couple of max, and some spanish moss pictures i took in the yard... enjoy!


Class of 2009: Michelle Freese

Meet Michelle, Class of 2009! Michelle is the youngest daughter of one of my co-workers, Dianna. She's an awesome basketball player and so much fun to hang out with!

She's headed off to college in the fall, and I was so excited when Dianna asked me to take some senior pictures.

I had so many favorites, it was hard to choose just a few, so here's a sampling!

I really enjoyed spending some time with you two! Thanks for the opportunity!


family and goats

a handful of the promised pictures of my sisters-in-law... aren't they beautiful?

the next two are my favorites.


as i said, they came up with my father-in-law early in march to visit. we went to the maple syrup festival at burton's maplewood farm. michelle and joanne took an obligatory picture with the horses. :) they also had a petting zoo (gotta love the goats). other than that, we did a lot of hanging around the house and playing games. it was really fun to have them here!

my parents are coming tomorrow (yay!) so i've got to go clean my house... be back again soon!



caden has settled in and we are now a family of five! (yes, i count the pets. maybe once we have children, i'll stop. maybe.) the cats are not totally opposed to him, but they are not buddies yet. he doesn't seem to understand how much bigger he is, and especially how much bigger his paws are.... he smacked avery, trying to get her to play... she didn't like it. luca had his little "field trip" this week. if you don't know what i'm talking about, i'll leave it to your imagination, except to say this: he isn't so interested in looking for a lady friend anymore! no more howling at night, yay! so we're a zoo, but it's fun... caden is bobby's shadow and much prefers him to me, but the cats prefer me, so that's okay. :)

various people have been telling me to post new photos, and i have to admit i'm amazed at how much he's already grown. he isn't a big fan of the camera (i.e. thinks it's a really bright monster) and tries to get in my lap the whole time i try to take shots of him. alas, i only grabbed a few before i gave up. i need to try outside, now that the weather is warmer.

our garden is definitely coming in now. we've already had crocuses come and go, and the daffodils started blooming yesterday. i noticed that the hostas are coming back and the tulips have buds already. i think my lily of the valley is coming up too, but i'm not sure if it's that or something else. never can tell in our yard. we've been working like crazy trying to get things in order (first removing the leaves we never raked last fall), and we're probably behind, but it's pretty anyway! the plan is to do some work tomorrow and maybe i'll do some before and after shots.

that's about all the news i've got... not doing as much photo stuff as i'd like, but i do have a few jobs in the works, and several weddings through the summer and fall. three i'm doing with a good friend, and then i'm actually shooting her wedding, which i'm super excited about!

bobby's dad and two sisters came to visit in early march, which was really fun. we finally were able to set up the guest bedroom, and we did some fun stuff together. i also did some shots of the girls for Grandma Mac, and i promise to post those in the next few days...

feel free to comment -- i love comments, because then i don't feel like i'm talking to myself (which maybe i am, aside from my mom). :)