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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Welcome to Your Home, Little Man...

Baby Elijah has a new home. A home that will provide him with more than enough love and care than he will ever need in a lifetime! What a lucky baby! And what lucky parents! And lucky me, bc I got to capture this sweet, sleeping face-

And, oh yes, we woke him up! But, don't you worry- we swaddled him right up and get him peaceful again (with his eyes open!!) Congrats, guys. You are very special people!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Out of IT...

I did not dodge the flu! I have not an ounce if energy in my body, so please have patience with me!! Luckily, I was able to catch up bf I got sick, minus a few things. I am hoping to be out of bed tomorrow! Keep the emails coming, so i can catch up when I get a burst of energy at 3:00 in the morning:)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Had to Share...

I am working on Drew's gallery and had to share this shot. It is just too sweet! As far as my schedule goes, my weekends are about full through March. I am so pleased at all the emails and calls I am getting! Many thanks goes out to those that have posted me on your Blogs and given my name to friends:)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Hot Chocolate...

Yes, we (little Drew and mommy, daddy and I) needed some hot chocolate during out session today! But, it was also the song of choice for getting Drew to have a little fun! (He loves Polar Express, just like my sweet babe, Morgan!) By the way, I decided to name this post that bc it it STUCK in my head:) Drew was the chattiest, smartest little boy I have ever met. I mean, the kid talked in sentences and he is not even 2! What fun he was. I had a great time freezing with you guys today- hope you like your peek!
I think I can add this shot to the PictureLily FAVES too!

Mom saw a family shot that I did for another client and liked the style. So, we gave it a try! It is nice bc the children do not always want to do what we want them to do- like sit still with mom and dad:)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Spring Fever...

I got some green today! I met my new baby planner, Jackson and his parents at their family's chicken farm. It was beautiful! LUSh green grass (can you figure out why?) I think the first image is one of my all-time faves! Jackson and his family were not only beautiful, but so fun:) We got some terriffic pics. Welcome to PictureLily, guys!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love my Cousins...

I got to see almost all of my cousins in SC last week. It was so nice, even if it was just for a few minutes. Jessi and Shannon and I got our kids together for a little photo op. in the cold wind. I am working really hard on new designs for storyboards and had done these for Cole and Nora. More storyboards to come! They are such a neat way to display more than one pic on a print. You can even mix them in with regular prints on a gallery wall. I think my tough week is almost over! Lily been really sick and has been out of school and Scott (hubby) has been working an insane schedule. I have 3 sessions this weekend- looking foward to hanging with some new clients!
As most of you know, I am not able to update my website. I can use Filezilla to make changes and it says it was sucessful and nothing has changed (any help appreciated!!) So, 2008 prices are on my Blog. If you refer anyone, please let them know that. Thx!!! Here are the storyboards. They would be printed on long rectangle prints- 10x20 or 12x24. You cannot see the paper edge bc it blends in with blog background.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Welcome Home...

Morgan and I are home! I thought the wind was going to blow me off the road the whole way. It now occurs to me that the wind ended up being my enemy today. I was on the phone with my sis, who lives behind us, and she was looking out her house and saw smoke. We both walked outside and she started shouting that my neighbors yard was on fire. This is the neighbor on the other side of my house. She cut me off and called 911 as I ran to the side of my yard and there was fire halfway to my yard. By the time my bro in law Brad and I ran over to make sure they knew, the fire was in my yard. It is almost humorous now to think how we acted. I have not ran that hard in all my life! Laura got my children and pets safe to her house while Brad and I dragged hoses and frantically hooked them up, only to find that ALL of the houses had shut off their outdoor water. I tore through their home andf found the valve, then barged in their neighbor's home to get the husband. It felt like lightyears bf the fire dept came. By the time they got there, the neighbors siding was melted all the way up and the fire was starting on my house. We are all ok. The neighbors were using the grill and something went wrong (still do not know) I think they thought they could control it, but the wind was too much. I feel bad for them bc they kept apoligizing. It was an accident and we are all very lucky! Thank you to the neighbors who helped us and those who checked on us! And of course, the 3 firetrucks, 1 cop, 1 ambulance and the fire chief of Villa Rica! Our neighbor, Michael, truely saved our house from further damage bf the firemen arrived. Thank you! Here are some pics. It makes it worse to think that the wind only needed one more minute to put both of our homes in big flames.

Under (left)-neighbors's house
(right) front view of our houses- ours is on rt

Where it melted our siding- thank goodness our grass is patchy, bc it would have spread quicker.
And then, here is the back view. It started in their backyard. At the top of the hill is woods. If it had gone further...
Well, what I can say positive is that in the spring- our grass will be kicking ass!!!! Nice and green:)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Morgan LOVES the Beach...

I took Morgan to the beach yesterday. He has been before, but never really cared. He was running, throwing sand, crawling and leaving me struggling me to catch up! We had such a good time. Funny thing- I ran into a SC photographer, Natalie Kimball. I found Natalie's Blog a year or so ago, so I knew of her and her work. Crazy to run into her! She snapped a few pics of Morgan and I. I snapped one of her at work. You can visit her blog at :
http://www.nataliekimball.blogspot.com/ and see our pics. I, of course, have NO makeup on! Oh, well! She got the cutest expressions from Morgan, who would give her the evil eye and then a cute face. It is really cool to be in my client's shoes for a little bit! Wondering what she will put on blog. Smiling big when you pull it up. Here are the pics I took. Oh, and they are not watermarked, so PLEASE do not steal them:) hehe

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Precious Girls...

We are here! In SC. Morgan is so excited to be here and I actually am feeling pretty refreshed:) On the way out of town, I had a session with 2 old friends and their sweet girls. We had a great time. I picked a few random images to share- enjoy!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Mommy and Daddy Time...

Morgan and I are headed to Myrtle Beach to spend some much needed time with my parents and family! I am so sad to leave Lily with Scott, but Carroll County would come and get us if i took her from school:) I will be getting lots of work done and organizing. Rachel will be holding down the fort, should something arise that i cannot take care of. Please feel free to email me if you need anything. Oh, and Rachel will be deleting galleries off the Blog this week. If you have still not placed your order, please contact me so we can make arrangements:) Have a great Superbowl Sunday- Karen