Saturday, November 20, 2010

We "shook hands with Lincoln"

A little snippet from today~

Travis' Aunt and Uncle from Florida are visiting for Thanksgiving. Today we visited Lincoln's home and walked downtown to a cafe for lunch. The tour guide says by holding the rails on the stairs we were shaking hands with Lincoln...umkay...
Anyhow, I grabbed this shot of Chloe under a little bridge on the wayto lunch.

*love it*

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Random Wednesday

*Been taking an online "class" to teach me more about my camera.
*The above shot was my fave from this week's aperature assignment.
*My 4 yr old is trying to play WII right now-a little unsucessfully i might add.
*Chloe just called to inform me we forgot about picture retake day.oops.
*It's her first day back after being sick.
*I'm sick of everyone being sick.
*I think I'm getting sick.
*I'm sick of getting 9 allergy shots each week.
*I think I'll get out of shots today since I'm feeling like I'm getting sick.
*Made some cuuuuute pendants in metals lab last night.
*Little things like that make me happy.
*Been readying the house for Christmas.
*Getting ready for a holiday open house for my jewelry.
*Stressing out over little things for the open house.
*Trying to let go of those little things. Not easy but I'm working on it.
*Excited that Trav's aunt and uncle from Florida will be here on Friday for Thanksgiving!
*Stressing out over my hosue since they're coming-lol.
*Again, trying to let that go.
*My coffee was perfect this morning :) But now I need to brush my teeth again.
*I have a visitation to attend tonite that will be very hard to go to.
*I know they're all very hard but it's for a child.
*I need to go hug my boys now

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Not my family photos-for once!

About a month ago I was asked by my friend & neighbor to take some photos of her children.
I was honored!

With her permission I thought I'd share a few of my fave's...

Above: probably my absolute favorite.
Below: Mr. tree monkey-finally got him to do some great smiles. There may or may not have been talk about boogers or something else

Thre's just something about this shot-I just love it.

Sigh...the sunflare-the smile...He was loving on mama.

The chalkboard says it all ;)


I love when it happens like this!

I think this was one of mom's favorites. Her sweet patient look-she's a great big sis.

It was so much fun running over to the park to capture these (and about 500+ more!)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Panther Creek

I have a few shots from Friday's sale at Panther Creek for the medical society fundraiser.

Last year I was set close to the entrance along the main area. This year I was in the center circular area of the room. Unfortunately for those of us in the center-there was only 1 way in and out and we felt some avoided the area or just didn't realise we were there. Bummer.

I was thrilled that I had repeat customers from last year and had great conversations and caught up.

The "wish" necklace from my last post was one of the first sales. Snatched right up by a wonderful woman who came back to chat with me a couple more times before we left. I love meeting new people and hearing stories of their lives...

Travis made my new earring tree-a triple decker. I think where I set it got a little lost. Front and center from now on I believe.

I can't count how many comments I had on my little tabletop trees. "I don't suppose you made them and they're for sale?" I kept hearing-lol. Nope, you can find some at Gordmans...

I was so happy to find my new little silver tray! A score at a second hand store. I wanted something vertical to put little incidentals on. It worked great for my pins and little pendants :)
Tonite I've got to work on my inventory sheet and choose which goodies get dropped off over at the Art Association tomorrow morning. I'm looking forward to their preview sale on Friday evening. The sale starts Sat for the public.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sneaky peek

Tomorrow I'll be participating in an art fair held at our local Panther Creek Country Club. Last year was my first time to have a table there.

I'm really looking forward to it. A good friend has a table close-by and my friend Cindy will be coming to assist me again this year. It should be a good time.

Here's just a couple shots I took yesterday--bunches of sterling and copper earrings all lined up...
A simple stamped pendant I whipped up the other night-so sweet!

Halloween 2010

A bit late on my halloween pictures...a bit late on alot!
I had to take a break and work on items for an upcoming show.

Without further adu here are the kiddos this year...

Gabe's owl costume I made from scratch and it turned out pretty darn cute if I do say so myself!

Nana found some retro thread in a trunk in the basement and thought Chloe could probably fit in them. (nothing a little glue gun won't fix!)
She was a cute little hippie.
I still can't believe my mother in law wore this. Ever.

Sawyer's outfit I'm ashamed to say didn't have any thought put into it but he sure was cute anyway! The train conductor hat and scarf pulled from the play clothes and smudgey little cheeks...When he first saw a picture of himself he freaked out! "oh noooooo! dir-dy!!"
Ya, he doesn't lke to be dirty. He's that kid.

We still have WAY too much candy sitting around here
{calling my name...}
I've gotta get rid of it- before it lands on my butt.

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.