Friday, April 29, 2011

Yes, I'm one of THOSE people...

I woke up at 6am to watch the Royal Wedding.
Well, okay not the whole thing, but enough to see the dress, the vows...the important stuff.
Then I went back to sleep and had a dream I was really there!
William and Kate are so nice, by the way, you would have just loved them.
And Prince Harry and I really hit it off...
Luckily it wasn't the real Prince Harry, it was my Harri(son) instead.
Much better.
Then Harrison came home today after another 5 days in the field.
Even better.

The wedding was so fun to watch!  And there's something exciting to me about watching such a big part of history happen!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

little babies are so much fun

...guess who's having another one?
And guess who's excited about it?

Due October 10, 2011
16 weeks along 

Boy or Girl?
No clue yet ;)
What do we want?
Honestly...Either one would be so fun!!  (I thought I'd be dying for a girl)
Continual nausea through week 12 or so, but a breeze compared to all the throwing up I did with Jack!
However with this one, I have been exhausted!  Maybe having a toddler to chase this time around has something to do with it...

We are so thrilled to welcome another sweet baby into our home!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

i like being married

With the exception of two weeks since we've moved here, Harrison has been out on the field training 2-4 nights every week.  We're not exactly strangers to being separated at times, but it still doesn't make it any easier.

I feel I have no reason to complain at all, especially being surrounded by amazing women here who have been through several deployments away from their husbands.

But last night I did find myself whining about being alone again (and calling everyone I could think of because I was bored out of my mind!) and then I came across this talk that I originally missed during General Conference weekend.  And it was exactly what I needed.

It's so fun being married to my best friend and knowing I get to spend forever with him.  Even if that means an occasional night apart :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Homework Week Four

Where does my inspiration come from??

Location, location, LOCATION!!

It is very hard for me to imagine a shoot, or prepare for it until I know where we will be taking the pictures.  From the location I get pose ideas, lighting ideas, it gives me a chance to get to know my clients better and what they would enjoy most.  Moving to the south was hard for me in a photographic sense because I had to find a new kind of beauty in my surroundings.  I was used to shooting in Utah with mountains or snow, neither of which is found in Columbus, GA.
But there are beautiful areas all around me within walking distance of my house (like where I took this shot) and it has been extremely inspirational for me to go seek those places out! 
 And this shot wasn't taken in Utah or Georgia, but I am loving the fact that I can find awesome locations for a shoot anywhere

And farewell to a fantastic month in another photography class!! Brooke Snow is amazing and I highly recommend her for a shoot or classes.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

If you're happy and you know it...

Please ignore my horrible singing voice and watch my little cutie instead.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Twist on Tacos

I always, always make tacos with ground beef.  I don't know why (besides the fact that we had them probably weekly in my home growing up, and I loved them that way)

Ah...but tonight!  I got creative!  I had a rotisserie chicken from early this week I wanted to finish off so I thought I'd be so clever and make chicken tacos!! Not to mention, I was out of ground beef...

A little taco seasoning, lemon juice, and creole seasoning
We like flour tortillas for our tacos.  We fry 'em up in oil and add a little salt 
(so they're real nice and healthy)
Add a little cheese, lettuce, tomato, and olives..
Mr. Smith likes some salsa and sour cream too
 And who doesn't like corn on the cob?
Seriously. Is there really someone?
So easy. So yummy.  
Even the Jack man liked it.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Homework Week Three

Breck and Sienna were so fun to shoot!!
I wanted to stay away from the typical posed images, and get some shots of a more realistic brother/sister relationship.
 He eventually won her over :)