Saturday, December 11, 2010

Appreciating life

So many things have happened in the last few months. Some things cause struggle with the day to day, other things rejuvinate us to keep working towards our goals.

After losing an aunt and uncle in a rollover accident and another uncle to a fatal heart attack our family is reminded of how precious and short life is; I am prompted to increase my community contributions, hopefully making the tiniest difference in the world before I leave. Talk about feeling good and reaping benefits!

So back at the farm:

With most of the updates on the house complete, we took in a little baby named Sterling. It didn't take long for him to love us. He now is twice the size of when we first brought him home.

He is very photogenic but seems to care less! He puts up with the photoshoots and puts on his best smile but he is happiest when he gets to go on the patio with daddy after patiently waiting for dinner to be over.

In my next edition, I hope to share images of my brother's wedding which is keeping me very busy at the moment!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Time to get busy!

I know, I know! It's been forever since I have been here.

We finally got moved in to the new house but there is always so much to do! We just had a water treatment system (aka water softener and RO) installed which will hopefully keep the orange well water a little clearer. Jim's white shirts, well actually what used to be Jim's white shirts, are now a light orange. Hopefully we don't have to worry about that anymore.

I am now in the middle of painting the half bath off the livingroom. Since it's the one that guests will see most (especially guests that don't spend the night) I really wanted it to stand out.

Jeana, Jenn, and Matt came for a visit around the same time and it was very nice to have them here. And of course I had to shoot them while they were here! It was fun driving to different places that make excellent backgrounds and then I have even more fun enhancing the images! The railroad tracks were probably the most fun but there were some excellent images at the abandoned business center too.

Poating a few makes me realize how many I haven't finished yet! I'd better get busy!
Next week, I am shooting 70 year old Robert with his family for his birthday as well as shooting the Dragon Boat festival! Hope to see you all at Tempe Town Lake!