Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Get ready for the onslaught...

of December pages! Yikes! I have been pretty good about keeping up with those, that's about the only think I am getting done right now. Between getting the photos edited and taking more...I wish there was more time in a day. As it is the kids are saying that I spend all my time on the laptop and they are probably right. At least it's right in the room where they are, so I am still in the middle of it all LOL. Pretty pathetic, isn't it?
It's really gotten cold around here, we had quite a bit of snow, then it went away and 2 days ago it started again. The kids had today off and early dismissal yesterday. They were pretty happy about that. Michael has grown so much, the poor kid didn't have a winter coat anymore. So we went out to Siberia this afternoon after piano (it's Richland, which is a higher elevation, it's always a lot colder than down here and it's only 20 minutes away). Anyway, we found him a nice 3 in one coat and some snow boots and pants, plus a hat. He was in hog heaven and was thanking me all evening! It made me happy to see him so happy!
Yesterday our tree went up, it's a really nice one, 9 feet tall and narrow with soft branches. Michael and I got the lights put on, now we just have to decorate it, maybe still tonight, if I get everything else done.
Last night I got my website template link, so I can start working on that. That is so exciting, I have to pick the photos to put on there and figure out how I want it to look. Kind of scary to go out there... oh well.
The baby shoot on the weekend was such fun. It wasn't quite the shoot I had envisioned, he is a busy little bugger, but boy is he adorable! We got some really cute ones with the parents too. What a sweet couple, they are so blessed! Okay, let me show you my pages so far...

sorry about all those pages, I guess I should have updated the blog sooner :) Well, at least you get to see them in sequence.
Here are a few pictures from the other family shoot I did that sunday. Did I not forget to change my ISO back!!! I shot the whole time with 2000, I am such an idiot. Good thing I have a good camera and Photoshop. They still turned out okay, I just wouldn't want to blow them up too large.

these are just a few, they got a lot more on their CD :)
I actually bought a few actions from MCP, they do have the coolest stuff! I need to play with these photos and make them look funky. These are good for them, because most people just want normal pictures, but I like to see something different. We'll see what I can do when I have a little time.
I didn't quite get to the baby shoot yet, I think I might have a couple of shots...
these are the parents. She was so tired when I got there, she had been up most of the night with the baby. I just loved the scene and the light on their faces!

Isn't he just adorable?
Sorry about making this post so long, at least photos are easy to look through fast...:) Michael keeps asking me to decorate the tree so I better get in there and do it!
Until hopefully soon :)


Barb said...

I am just so excited for you, Anke. I know it is a little daunting, but it will be fine1! You are great and it will show.

If you are in the same room with the kids...what do they want. You to sit and hold their hands?? Come on. It isn't like you are ignoring them. LOL They are very blessed you are in the same room. Most parents are not!!!

Love all your LO's Left warm fuzzies on DD!! They are all beautiful!!

Jeanne said...

Okay, can I say WOW with feeling?! These layouts are amazing, Anke. You have a magic touch when it comes to creating them. I'm just in awe. The photos and layouts are spectacular. Love the one of your little dog, so cute and the one of Michael blowing the snow (and with the lights). You have a true gift, my friend. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!