One of my goals this year is to document my family. Wait, wasn’t that my resolution last year? Well this year, I resolve to do better, and I have a plan. I’m participating in Project 365, where the goal is to take one picture a day, every day of the year. Here’s one from a few days ago (of my almost-8-year-old who just recently decided he loves to read):
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Okay, so I’m about a month late with this, but Happy 2010! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.
I know some of you have been wondering “Will she ever blog again?” Things have been busy busy busy for us over the past few months. Yes, I will blog your sessions, those of you who have been waiting. I promise. But I have been much more interested in getting things mailed out to people than I have been with updating the blog.
So here’s the latest news. At the end of 2009/beginning of 2010 I…
1) Married an amazing man, who I thank God for every day.
2) Gained two more children, bringing our combined total to 4, and a tiny dog.
3) Started graduate school again, working on a master’s in American History. Why? So someday I can teach at the college level, if I want to. And because I love school and I’ve missed learning about things other than photography.
4) Had the flu. Twice.
5) Began renovating a home to sell, and packing to move out of the one I have lived in for the past year, and started looking for a new one with Dave that’s big enough for our family.
So, needless to say, we have a lot going on here. After reading all that, I’m sure that no one will be surprised that I’m taking a break from portrait sessions for the next few months so that we can get settled, because I just can’t keep up with everything. Those of you who are already scheduled know that you’re on my calendar, no matter what, but I’m not taking any more bookings for the next few months. For those of you who haven’t ordered yet or who haven’t paid for their orders in full, I’ll be taking orders and finalizing payments until February 23rd. After that, the studio computer is coming down for the move, and I won’t be digging into the archives and processing orders until we’re permanently settled again.
I’ll try and get some past sessions up between now and then, and I’ll do some personal blogs, too, so you can keep up with what’s going on in our lives. Until next time, here are some pictures from our honeymoon in New Orleans.
And my sweet little husband on Facebook:
Here are a few shots from our trip to Goliad last month. Did you know they have a fantastic Market Days event on the second Saturday of every month? There are vendors selling food (“festival food” AND a farmer’s market), plants, jewelry, clothing, and all sorts of really cool stuff. We had a great time browsing through the booths and talking to some of the vendors we’ve gotten to know over the past few months. Then we headed over to the Goliad State Park & Historic Site and the Presidio La Bahia. The park staff was so friendly and ready to answer all our questions, and they even let my kids examine some real cannon balls (which, if you know my kids, was the highlight of the trip for them) and some animal skeletons that they’d recently found on site. SA and Austin folks: it’s well worth the day trip, especially if you schedule it on a market weekend.
So far this summer I’ve managed to come up with fun projects to keep the kids busy while I’m doing things, but yesterday I was out of ideas. So, I let McCurdy use one of my older cameras. As I heard him clicking away around the house, sometimes in odd places or from odd angles, I thought he’d have one or two “keepers” on his memory card… but I had no idea he would come up with so many cool shots. When he was done, I realized that he had shot in RAW and so we had a lesson on digital darkroom processing. I think I might need to offer him a job. Here is a sample of what he shot and processed yesterday:
Charlotte painted her a bulletin board for her room, and I’ll share some images from that process later on.
Working on: King, Carter, Reese.
Today’s editing music: “Summer Breeze,” Seals & Crofts (and the sound of this much-needed rain on my windows).