guess who is home from school with a temp of 103? she's still asleep...and it's been 5 hours. here she is watching a movie...and conner's leg is in the foreground....soon after this, she was zonked.
while on the phone and doing some editing, i was thinking, "I better go see what Conner is up to"...20 minutes later..."I better go see what Conner is up to."....10 minutes later..."hmmm...Conner has been really silent....I better go see what he's up to". I get up from the chair and walk over to where Kaylee is, just about to fall asleep on the carpet.
MAN DOWN MAN DOWN!
Conner has fallen asleep on the floor. What a kid has to do when mommy is too busy to find what her kids are up to...put himself down for his own nap.
back in 1985, right before our whole family set out for vacation to Ben Delatour scout campground and the scenic route en route, Kelly and I decided it was about time for a bit of a make over. I remember mom walking out to the mailbox to pick up the day's delivery, and we get busy with our wild idea. We hid our hair and scissors in the doll house, like no one would notice 3 inches missing from off our foreheads. I can't remember who's genius idea it was, but the outcome certainly was a work of art!!!!
that's me on the left holding the artist's shears, and Kelly, holding a dead rat...I mean, our BANGS!
during our trip, a few people approached our mother and asked if our haircut was some sort of new trend.
yup, we were definitely trend setters...wouldn't you think?
Kelly and I have kept perfecting that talent first attempted years ago. We now not only cut our families hair, but we cut our own hair. I see it as some sort of desperation...and unwillingness to pay someone that I could kinda do myself. David even cuts the neckline for me...as long as I can't see any mistake, it doesn't exist. That's what I tell myself, and It's working!
why tell you this?
Kaylee and Cade have decided to try out their own luck in the hair cutting business...I knew this day would come. They do come up with some of the best ideas...partners in crime. Heck, if mom and auntie Kelly can do it, it must run in the family. can't be that hard anyway...it's just scissors and snipping. Kaylee has a bit of fringe going on in her top ponytail...I could spike it and do some type of peacock effect, and Cade, I believe, has a few letters etched into his hairline. good practice for Kaylee. Can we turn that in as homework?
Cade is ripe for a haircut anyway. Kaylee, we'll just wait and let that fringe to grow out.
Happy cutting!...but kids, ask a grown-up to help. trust me, it'll turn out much better!
haircuts for the whole family tonight....kaylee, just a trim, cade a full cut, and some 'blending' to cover Kaylee's letter practice, conner: going shorter, me...i'm needing some thinning on the side, and david...'just gimme the regular'.
I've been stewing on this idea for a while. I decided to jump in and try it out. I have my own family and personal fun journaling blog, with of course, photos. But now I can post photos I've taken for clients and other fun shoots that I've had or participated in. I hope you visit...often!
i'm excited to see how much my photography changes and develops (in a good way) as time goes by.
meeting Kent for the first time. He's the son of one of my best friends growing up...in the midwest...Wud the Stud, Wadeus the Flateus...and some other nicknames I'll keep to myself. He's a long lost brother. From an amazing wonderful family. Jane. Can't imagine anyone more perfect for Wade than her! You're a sweet heart Jane!
as a thank you to my friend, Ahnica, for letting all of us crash at her place, I did a little impromtu photo shoot.
I grew up with Ahnica. We were both in the same Kindergarten class...were close friends through school...and still are. There were only 5 LDS members in our grade, and 4 of us made it to our 10 year HS reunion. It was great to be together again. Fun memories. Fun times!
Ahnica's husband Micah is simply amazing and wonderful. He's definitely a winner!
Eden is 4 and such a little spitfire! She and Kaylee would make instant friends! She pulls the silliest faces...just like one little girl in my family too. What a beautiful girl!
One of my dearest friends in the world, Franzi, flew in to Kansas for our 10 year reunion all the way from Germany. We had such a wonderful time being together...I wish we had another day to be with her. I'm super excited though...she's going to be coming to stay with me during Thanksgiving week! I love my Franzi. So glad you made it to the reunion Franziska! I can't wait to see you again!
i'm off to attend my 10 year high school reunion. we're all going to tailgate before the homecoming game. that'll bring back memories! playing in the band to the tune of notre dame fight song...jaws...superman, being in flag/rifle corps, crazy high school kids.
it's been so long since i've been back to KS. excited and wondering what everyone has made of their lives since 99. we shall see.
long beautiful hair...haven't had it that long in 9 years...wearing a WHITE cap and gown. not too flattering on us girls....darker colors are slimming!? we didn't care, we got to throw hats in the air.
only the second day of fall break, and I feel like a chicken missing it's head. Please let me know if you find it! These kids are so full of energy. I can't believe I actually made it one full year with all three at home before Kaylee started school. It must have been some sort of survival mode, but also a hecta-ton of grace from above!
you can still see the remnants of a sugar loaded donut driven lunch on her face.
sure do love these stinkers! stinkin' up the whole house!
Kaylee is such a cheese-ball.
I love being at home with my kids and enjoying being a wife and mommmy. I heart photography, editing, tickling, kissing or snuggling the kids, relaxing and of course kissing my fine specimen of a man hubby.
I'm not the best with words, but I feel I express myself better by sharing what I see. You'll see the funny, beautiful and crazy things that go in my life. Beautiful images help me keep happy. When I know I've made them, it makes me even happier.