Thursday, February 22, 2007

Baby Model

This little one promises to be the next great model. He just loves the camera and loves to show his smile. He is such a joy to work with every time I photograph him.
As always, I'm working on updating my regular website. I promise that someday I will finish. Please vote for your favorite images to be included in the galleries sections.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Ready for Spring

Here are a few photos of the trees in my front yard after last week's ice storm. The temperature finally made it past freezing today and things are starting to thaw. While I love the cold, I can do without the slush.
A note to all drivers out is marathon training season and while we love to run on the sidewalk, the ice makes it impossible. Please be careful and share the road.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Happy Heart Day

Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! My hubby (the best) got me tickets to the Cincinnati Wine Festival! I can't wait. This is an annual convention in downtown Cincinnati where you get to sample over 100 wines and learn everything you ever wanted to know about the wineries.
My poor daughter was so bummed because she had to wait until the day after Valentine's to have her school party. I managed to survive 17 first-graders hyped up on sugar today.

Our crazy weather had schools closed one day last week. It didn't stop the birds though.
Then...this week, schools were closed for half the week from the ice storm.

Even though I love cold weather, I've had enough of running in the street because the sidewalks are ice/snow covered.

Stay warm!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

100 things about me

I saw a post like this in another blog and thought it was a great idea. So, to help you get to know me better, here are 100 things about me (in no particular order)...

1. I have lived in the same state my entire life
2. I met my husband when I was 15
3. I get along well with everyone
4. I had no problem conceiving my 2 kids (anyone wanting my "fertility vibes" - they are all yours)
5. I'm full of good intentions (like blogging everyday)
6. I have a recurring nightmare about an elevator opening to no floor
7. I am Catholic
8. My favorite color is red
9. I was never a "girly" girl
10. I was never a tom-boy
11. my left foot is bigger than my right
12. it takes a lot to intimidate me
13. I'm ok with my looks and almost always have been
14. I've always wanted to do photography
15. I studied psychology in college
16. I have 3 college degrees (nothing to do with photography)
17. I was shy/quiet as a child
18. I hate poor customer service
19. I love my life
20. I prefer the cold to the heat (I'll take 5 degrees over 85 any day)
21. I love coffee (but try not to drink too much)
22. I love red wine (but try not to drink too much)
23. I'm always on time (I freak out if I'm not)
24. I hate to iron
25. I hate to clean
26. I don't mind laundry but I must complain about it
27. I love to cook
28. I will give you 100 reasons why something I have done is not perfect (I'm critical of myself)
29. Hiking the Grand Canyon was a life changing experience
30. I'll remember your name or forget it immediately
31. I have one sister
32. I enjoyed both of my pregnancies
33. I love to exercise
34. I ran my first marathon last year
35. I'm training for another marathon
36. I've never been considered athletic
37. I considered participating in a bodybuilding/fitness competition
38. I'm tone deaf (drives my hubby nuts)
39. I love having one daughter and one son
40. I'm a chocoholic
41. I almost always wear shoes
42. I'm a morning person
43. I'm a light sleeper
44. I love to run with my husband
45. My husband is my best friend
46. I can call my sister and just start talking, no "hello" needed
47. I enjoy learning
48. I wish I had studied photography more in college
49. My husband is very supportive
50. I carry on conversations in my head (I think too much about what I want to say to people)
51. I'm addicted to Chipotle
52. I wish I spoke another language
53. I don't really like to swim
54. I wish I could ski better
55. I'm not a pet person
56. I could not live without the Internet
57. I'm paranoid of catching a stomach virus
58. I love to go on vacation with my family (30 of us in one house this summer!)
59. I like good table manners
60. I have not had a soda/pop in over 20 years
61. I hate making decisions
62. My husband and I will draw cards or flip coins to decide where to go to eat
63. I love to watch people
64. I love my ipod shuffle
65. I have no idea how to buy music from itunes
66. I can be good with technology (after #65 though I'm not so sure)
67. I love math (Calculus was my favorite class in college)
68. I love science
69. I hated history- but wish I paid more attention in high school
70. I love a reason to get dressed up and go out
71. I love the smell of a new box of crayons
72. I must have the blinds closed at night
73. I love sitting with a group of people and just talking
74. I don't like to dance
75. I close one eye in almost every photo
76. I have a million relatives and I'm close to all of them
77. I love bubble baths
78. I love bike riding
79. My daughter was the easiest baby on the planet
80. I love being a mom
81. I'm easy going
82. I have brown hair and I love to grow it out and then gradually cut it until it is short
83. I used to work in a pharmacy
84. I wanted to go to medical school (so glad I didn't)
85. I grew up in a functional household (my husband claims that we were so functional that it's almost dysfunctional)
86. I wear make-up every day but I really don't know what I'm doing when it comes to make-up
87. I can read a map but I stink at geography
88. I can drive a stick shift car and I believe it is something everyone should know how to do
89. I wish I knew more about computers
90. I'm short (5'4") and can't imagine being tall
91. Before photography, I worked as a School Psychologist at a high school
92. I love time alone
93. I love spending time with my husband
94. This past summer was my first time in Europe
95. I love to visit new places
96. My hubby and I dated for 6 years before getting married (4 years long distance)
97. I have just a few girlfriends and I can talk to them about anything
98. I was never into the party or bar scene
99. I wear contacts and would love to have lasik surgery
100. I'm full of contradictions