Archive for December, 2010
Talk about energy! He had energy oozing out from him. I tried to keep up but you see, I am much older. : ( He is so handsome and so is his mother. Ok, not handsome but gorgeous. When we met at the junkyard, I knew that he would be interested in everything! His hands show that he did indeed play and probably climbed on some things that haven’t been touched in years. I loved it… no fear-just curiosity! The nice man who owns this junkyard brought out a bucket of water and some Tide soap so he could clean up. Now, that is a hostest with the mostest!
The first “half” was a rainy day but gorgeous. The following day was full of color and crispy fall leaves. We found some red and yellow tree lined streets near Microsoft campus and it was perfect. Have I already mentioned the beauty here in Washington? : ) The rainy day was an adventure but nothing new around here. I loved how the color popped against the grey sky. I loved the yellow and green in the trees. We started at the Washington Arboretum in Seattle where the views are unbelievable. I was grateful for this opportunity to venture out and see some new parts of Seattle.
There are probably less than a few things about AZ that attract others from greener parts of the world. I always found it slightly odd that east coast (of even midwest folks) love the look of cactus, white wash, kokopelli, dream catchers, and other southwest trinkets. But to each their own. To me, these cotton fields from the southeast part of AZ are lovely and so strange. How do you understand the white ball of fluff growing on a bush-in gigantic fields?
Each time I have the privilege of photographing this family, I count it as a blessing. It is a session full of laughs and jokes. They always keep me smiling and I never know what they will do next! Their youngest is a gem-ready with a sassy pose at all times. She is front and center-ready to roll. The others… the are occupied. : ) Thank you for such a great time at the classy junkyard.
Why do we (parents, mothers, etc.) try so hard to plan extravagant vacations, introduce and expose our children to activities, spend our money in the meantime? Well, I am taking notes here… 1. go to the store and buy a swing (or make one). 2. put your child on the swing. 3. push your child for 10 minutes. BUT, I have to be honest and say that swinging (or pushing) is on the bottom 5 of my “what I love to do as a parent” list. Until I saw this. Maybe I should reevaluate and give it another try. Her dad was pushing her and she couldn’t be happier!
First of all… GROSS. BUT I am bugged! I’m bugged that it is already DECEMBER. I am bugged that I just got used to writing 2010. I am bugged that it is too cold to go outside for pictures. I am bugged that it gets dark at 4:30pm. BUT, I am in awe at the beauty that surrounds me. I am not bugged that I get extra cuddly time with my family-staying inside where is it warm. I am not bugged that with each year I learn more and grow just a tad-hopefully in more ways than one. I am not bugged that with the early sunset comes early bedtime. Some things can be looked at in two different ways… bringing something negative along with something sweet. Bugs on the other hand… I haven’t found the flip side of that yet.
Let me tell you a story about these two ladies… they are quite the duo and will keep you laughing all afternoon if you let them. Their talent is exploding, especially when they work together. They are devoted mothers and wives and always designing or baking something (just ask to see their to-do list)! The projects are endless and their creations are amazing. Their thrills come with perfect finds and an opportunity to create a trinket of treasure. They work together, play together, and celebrate together. It is quite a pleasure to know these two, and a gift to have them as friends! To see what they are up to and experience their humor and personalities, you must visit Girls With Good Taste!