Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Where Are Baby's Hands?

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."

— Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

That Dr. Seuss knows what he is talking about. I think one of the cutest things is seeing small children with their books. They can just flip through the pages not really knowing what's going on and then when they do learn to read it's a whole new world.
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And this picture just cracks me up. Her older brother and sister were playing with a soccer ball and somehow it ended up near her so I snapped the picture. I didn't realize till I pulled it up that her hands were on the ball and the book was open to this page. I love little happy accidents.
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I actually think I like the full color processing on these the most but I was in a plying around kinda mood tonight.

Had to go back and add the color version.
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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Really Carrot Top?

I mean what happened here? If someone could explain I would be grateful, cause I am scared ;)

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Ok, so with that above it can only mean....random picture time! These are just some random pictures of the kids here and there, no theme or anything.

Bored Face!
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Banana Face!
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Indiana Jones Face?
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Well dang, I really started this thinking no theme but there I go linkng them.

Proof that my kids love each other. I mean I know it's true but I was so happy to see this.
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And such a snapshot, kinda sad about that. I was really just putting my camera away and they were looking at something like this, no joke. Stinks that the background is kinda distracting but what can you do.
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This has been a random picture post by Bobbi Sawyer :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sneaky Sneakerton

Just a few pictures from my session tonight. I am putting a couple of the children individual shots up first and look for some family fun soon. These kids had hands down the most beautiful sets of blue eyes....and of course I can never decide between black and white and color, so Ta Da!- both!

These are couple of the more posed ones, but I got some really great in the moment pictures too that I can't wait to edit.

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Oh and some people asked about my processing on the previous post, it was actually the vintage from the pioneer woman :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Keep it Together

Keep it together in the family
They're a reminder of your history
Brothers and sisters they hold the key
To your heart and your soul
Don't forget that your family is gold


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Madonna lyrics people! Who knew she could be so deep, I just thought she was for dancing my heart out in clubs to "Like a Prayer". Well she is that and so much more ;)

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Memory Lane...aka Happy Birthday Blaze

Do you ever feel like your life is going nowhere, you are just going through the motions not really caring about the outcome good or bad? Then you accidently get pregnant and your life is changed forever.

I know this isn't everyones story..or the desired story, but it is more common than people think. It is my story, and I wouldn't change it for the world. I truely believe this was God's plan.

Six years ago yesterday the most beautiful boy in the world was cradled in my arms. I was scared, naive, unconfident in my abilities, and at the same time filled with the most joy and wonder a person could feel. So I was pretty well confused.

I won't go too much into the backstory but I knew that I would be doing the single parent route by choice and thank god a willingness to not want to be a part. I so much preferred this to the other scenario. I have to give mad praise to my mom for all the help and support and many phone calls asking, "He's doing this, what does that mean?"

And of course to James who came into our lives when BLaze was two and became the father that God always had in mind for Blaze.

My "I will always be your first baby" has been such a building block for what my life is today. He caused changes in me that needed to happen and has made my life better than I ever thought I deserved.

Anyways, here's to celebrating Blaze today. Happy Birthday little, not so little man.

I looked for some old pictures for reference, but a lot of my really good ones are framed and bigger sizes...I don't know where my 4x6's are :( Here a few random snapshots I have available though. Forgive the non skills and scanning ;) Picture Overload warning!!

Just a few days old:
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And forgive my boobage here lol.
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A little bit older
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My first shot with my dslr...and kit lens none the less.

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Less than a year ago but he still looks so different to me:
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And my little dude now:
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Wow these picture have me seriously going down memory lane. Everybody should have a child, they are so beautiful.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Everybody is a Comedian

Typical Start to a Blaze session:

Me: Hey Buddy, can you push your glasses up?

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Blaze: How does this look?

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Me: Very funny...now can you push them down...and maybe a hint of a smile?

Blaze: Ok, what about this? How does that look?

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Me: Well, honey that might possibly be the most hideous picture I have ever taken.

Blaze: Cool, can I see?

Me: Shows him the camera.

Blaze: Whoa!.....I look good, real good.

Me: *Laughing* whatever weirdo.

At least we all know he really is adorable. So those are some of the outtakes from his birthday pictures (coming Monday!) Stay tuned for the real, "I look good" shots.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Live Long and Prosper

My husband would argue that I knew what I was getting into when I met him in regards to his toy collecting. I disagree. I seem to remember someone telling me, "I like toys" and I knew that it was part of his job (works in collectibles-mainly star wars,and that type of stuff which is worth way more money than I ever realized)

But I also remember that same person not letting him see his room when we were first dating for quite some time. And only when I did see it did I really understand that "I like toys" meant "When we buy our house I will need both rooms in the basement for my displays of my thousands (no joke here people-thousands) of action figures. Plus a separate room for my comics, and storage for the figures I have that I cannot display" Yeah I didn't really see that one coming.

And yet here I am doing another toy shoot. My baby is a nerd but I love him so. And don't tell him but I kinda of secretly enjoy taking pictures of his toys. I guess I am nerd by marriage, but the setups are fun and something different to take picture of. As much as I tease him about it I also really love the facts that he collects toys, everyone should have a hobby to make them happy.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I have been neglecting....

my blog, not my child ;) I needed to get back in the swing of things so I took my fam to the cemetary (am I weird) to get some pics of Blaze before his 6th birthday. Which I will share a little bit closer to the time-Monday!! How in the world do I have a six year old...crazy.

Anyways, while there I did get a couple of pics of Keaton and some of James Star Trek and Hellboy figures (how do I get suckered into doing toy shoots?) Note- Hellboy 2 not very good, which makes me sad cause I liked the first one.

Anways again (lol, I am very rambly today), I really love this shot of Keaton. he is giving me such a Keaton look and it reminds me again how sweet that 85 is.

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I love those green eyes but his look was calling for a moody b/w:

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chi Town

I had to take a break from editing my wedding to post some pictures from Chicago. I actually didn't take as many pictures as I thought I would. I discovered that my friends and I are lame travelers lol ;)

It was still a blast though. I loved meeting so many people I had talked to online before, they were so incredibly sweet and way more fun than me. The dinners were amazing, and I cannot say enough about Wicked.

At the time I just wanted to walk around without having to worry about my camera and I knew I wouldn't want to be out too long (so not an outside person)...plus I think I spent more time shopping than site-seeing. I will have to go back though cause it was so pretty there. We don't have skys like Chicago in Cinci.

So here are a few pics from the time when I had my camera. I loved the bean so much!

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I loved the way it gave a fisheye effect...which only makes me want the fisheye so much more.

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No trip is complete without a money shot!

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I also really never realized how much I would miss my boys. I have never been away from James since we have been married, or Keaton since he was born. I knew I would miss them but was really surprised how much. Blaze spends the night places sometimes so it was a little different for him. No matter how much fun I have it always feels so right to go home to the people I can't survive without.

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I am a 27 year old wife, friend, and mother. I am a take it one day at a time kinda gal. I love to have fun and capture memories. I believe that a positive attitude makes a postive life so have a great day and enjoy my blog :) Thank you for looking and taking an interest.

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