This has been such a great week! I’ve gotten to spend time with long-time client friends and their kids, some photographer friends, and I got to meet some amazing new people, too. Plus, I am getting to spend more time with my kids this summer, and that is the best part of all. I know this is a short week for most of you, so I hope you all have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend!
On Monday night I had the honor of speaking to the Austin Professional Photographers Association. What a friendly and talented bunch of people! It was a fun night and I got to visit with old friends and make a few new ones, too. Thanks, Tracey and Sue Ellen and everyone else, for inviting me out to spend the evening with y’all!
I also got to work with some clients who have been bringing their children in for years now, and I just want to say how thankful I am that you’ve let me share in their lives! I have some great images and I know you’re anxious to see them! We were blessed with cooler mornings this week, so we didn’t end up soaked at the sessions. I have suspended late afternoon sessions for the time being, unless they are in your home, because it has just been too hot for the little ones outdoors in the afternoons.
The kids and I also made pizza last weekend, and I took some shots of the process. For the past few months, we’ve been trying to eat a healthier diet, and that means that I spend a lot more time in the kitchen. We’ve fallen into the rhythm pretty easily, though, and everyone seems to feel better and have more energy. I’ve also discovered that I really enjoy cooking when I don’t feel like I should be doing 20 other things instead, and when I know that the kids see it as a fun experiment. There is something really satisfying about cooking from scratch, and enjoying the finished product after all that “work.” The dough was surprisingly easy to make, and we had a lot of fun. Here’s the recipe, if you’d like to try it at home with your own kids.
The dough, after being refrigerated overnight:
With sauce and cheese, ready to go into the oven. You can see Mac back there, asking “exactly HOW long will this take?”
And finally, Charlotte showing off the finished product. I’d recommend getting more than one ball of dough out of the fridge, unless the pizza is just for you. It’s very popular at our house and that first pizza is gone before you can blink.