Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sisters Part 2

Part 1 was last year when I met this adorable family for my first shoot with them.  I was shocked when I saw how big these two girls have gotten, I knew I would be, a year is a long time with little ones!  I am so glad they called for a follow up session.  
Thanks guys, it was great seeing you! 

Missing Maddie

We can't wait for Madelyn and Gordon to get home... can you imagine being parted from this sweetheart for 5 days!!!!  I know she is gonna be so spoiled when she gets back but I am still gonna smother he in kisses.
I have to admit though, Lyndon and I have had a lot of fun just the two of us (and I can't believe how much I get done and how rested I am.)  
Today we did crafts, which I am so glad he's into, it's great.  I am tempted to say he has a natural ability, he does have a lot of artistic people in his family, but I have to watch myself and make sure I emphasize that if he WORKS HARD and PRACTICES then he could be really great someday.
My reasoning behind this is two part.  First of all (I can't believe I am admitting this... here it goes...) I was a quitter my whole life.  If I couldn't do something fabulously the first time, I quit. Obviously not something I want my kids to copy, and as you can see from my photography am learning perseverance and have a new found determination!  Secondly, I think we have a huge entitlement issue in society these days, and I am hoping I  can steer my kids away from that.... so there you go, my tangent for the day :) 
Sorry these pics are backwards order.  Here he is water painting while I work on a poster for Singing time tomorrow.  

The other paintings on the fridge are past finger paint projects... this was his first time with water colors.

A little artistic expression of my own; Gordon hates when I blow out the skin tones, but sometimes I think it's cool.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Lyndon's Request

Sprayground and Wings it is....

Another amazing day with my super cool son;  I can't get enough of him.  And I am so grateful for this blog that allows me to savor all these moments!

(FYI: photos taken with my 50mm, wide open)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Downtown Dallas| The House and Fountain Place

Wondering how I got Lyndon to look at the camera and smile on top of that?  I learned a new trick, I told him he didn't have to smile, and what'da know.... look at that cute little grin :)

We had so much fun! 
Oh, and the reason we were down there, here's some from the engagement shoot.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Be Still and Know That I Am God

"We get nearer to the Lord through music than perhaps through any other thing except prayer."
-- President J. Reuben Clark Jr., in Conference Report, Oct. 1936, 111
"The singing of our sacred hymns, written by the servants of God, has a powerful effect in converting people to the principles of the Gospel, and in promoting peace and spiritual growth."
-- President Heber J. Grant, Improvement Era, Sept. 1940, 522
I LOVE HYMNS, there is a wonderful spirit brought by them like nothing else, and I also like doing pieces that are new. This is both, it is one I prepared to sing in church yesterday in fact. You may not have heard it because it is not in green hymnal, it came from an Ensign several years ago and we added a few embellishments.
Of course there are more vocal errors than I can count on two hands, uh they make me cringe (I really wish I had more
quiet time to work on things like this) but if you don't pay attention to them you get the feeling of this beautiful hymn. Hope you enjoy it.

First link

Sunday, May 24, 2009

all work and no play

Well, some might argue that my work IS play, but here's what I was 'working' on last weekend. Such a beautiful young couple. I had a really fun engagement session yesterday, can't wait to share those :)

With al  the beautiful weather we have been playing outdoors a lot!  Here we were at a park (Did I mention I love Texas, I don't know how many places have such great parks everywhere you turn.) Here is Maddie sporting her new hat I got her after Michelle sent me this link of Dr. Mercola's.
And quick, here is Lyndon sporting his new hat too... now you see him, now you don't!  (I Don't know how I caught this one, he's usually so good at evading me!)
AND NOW FOR SOME BIG NEWS:  Madelyn has hair, enough for this cute little clippie, yippee!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Maddie looked so beautiful sitting in our backyard yesterday.  She loves to watch Lyndon play.  You would think she would be anxious to get up and go have fun WITH him, but she is perfectly content for now, watching.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Plano HS Senior

Gordon and the kids met up with me after the session and I caught this cute shot as we were heading back to the car.
Jason wanted some artsy and his mom wanted some traditional, it was fun finding something in between for everyone.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A face only a mother could love!

When I saw this funny capture I just had to share it right away. I love this toothless grin!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What I've been up to...

The past week or so I have had two weddings and a bride... you can see more on my photography blog!

Seriously, you gotta see more of this beautiful bride...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

9 months- today!

We made it, 9 whole months.  This is when Gordon and I think things really start getting good! She is so much fun.  I love to watch her and Lyndon interact, it's precious (well, for the most part.)  I feel so blessed to have been sent these two wonderful children.