Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Photo week 13

Now that we live in an area where I can grow a garden, I am going to attempt it. Those of you who know me, know this is going to be quite a feat. It should be fun for my son to help me out there.

Here is the exciting part~ I actually got something to GROW!! We bought some tomato seeds and planted them in some recycled pudding cups. Stuck them in the window with the most light and waited.

AHA! Not one, not even two, but FOUR sprouts!! I am hoping to keep them going to eventually get them outside in late May. Here's hoping!!

I have to give a lot of credit to Sprout Robot, it is a GREAT website that helps with what date to start which vegetable. I hope to have jalapenos, red peppers, tomatoes, and a few pumpkins (for the little man!). Will keep you posted!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monthly Color Blog Challenge

As you know by now, I am participating in a color blog challenge with some fellow photographers. It's a way to challenge ourselves throughout the year. March was green and/or yellow/gold.

 Since it has been unseasonably warm this spring, my Son and I have been outside quite a bit. He LOVES to go "fishing" in the water tanks here on the ranch. He started out by putting his hand in and then "showing" me his catch, so cute! We do have a mud puppy in our closest tank and it has been our mission to catch it, it's pretty tricky!!

"catching" fish in the big water tank by the house

I thought the green of his hat (with also a little yellow!) and the green of the water was perfect for this month! We do have a lot of green grass and some leaves budding around as well.

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Check back next month when our colors are Purple and/or Pink!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

~B~ Family

I love this family! On a personal level they are some of the most caring and loving people I know. The kids were all very well behaved for the session, and we caught some natural laughter (thanks to my sound effects, hehe).

They picked out some really nice spots and I think we picked the perfect time of day to capture some nice light.
The Girls and Boys
~N~ was so animated! She always had something to tell me!
~Beautiful Family~

I thoroughly enjoyed this family and hope to work with them again in the future!!

Another family session booked for next weekend, ah how I love "shooting" season!

P.S.~ Still booking 2012 Weddings~ I am available July, August and early September

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Photo Week 12

Oh Spring how I love you! We have had a busy week around here and the craziness has just begun!! Calving has started and I love seeing the little ones running around outside in the sun. Hope to get out there in the lot soon to get some cute photos. I sometimes wish I could bring them in the house! Then I remember when we did have one or two in the past, and hate the clean up! lol

I am so in love with our lifestyle, it makes me smile everyday. The fact that my son and I can walk around our yard for hours and find new things to look at. He "counts" the cows in the morning (this is more like 2, 8, 5, 2, lol. He is only 2.5 after all!) and gives me a calf estimate (almost always is 2-8, has yet to happen, lol). Riding in the tractors, visiting his horse, and running free with his dog, this is the life!

The fact that his Dad works right outside our door thrills my son! He can run out to the fence and watch his Daddy drag meadows and wave each time he drives by. I feel very blessed. Especially since I was raised in the suburbs!

Again, loving this weather and could hang out outside all day :-)

Enjoy your weekend!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

~B&C~ She said YES!

I got the pleasure to shoot my friend's engagement photos on Friday. We haven't seen each other in five years! We met up at Blue Bell Stables in Custer State Park and relived our glory days in the saddle, or at least those funny moments that will always make us laugh.

B&C are absolutely hilarious! I knew he had to be, seeing as C cracks me up constantly! We had so much fun traipsing around our old stomping ground and getting some really sweet AND fun shots.

It wasn't hard to get C to smile at B, you can just feel the love between these two.

I love natural laughter!

Probably my favorite shot of the day. This was completely C's idea!!! lol

These two will have a lifetime of happiness, I just know it. We can't wait five more years to get together though, it was entirely too long!!

Friday Photo Post week 11~ On Sunday...oops!

I was gone all day Friday shooting an engagement session (post to follow this one) so I was unable to post my weekly blog that day. Then yesterday it was 83 degrees!! After I got done editing my session, I went outside and stayed there the rest of the day. So, here we are two days late, but better then never!!

Those of you that are fans of College sports, you know it is officially March Madness season. My beloved Spartans won the second round and are on to round three today. Being in Cornhusker country (Nebraska) it is hard being an MSU fan. It will get worse come football season, seeing as Nebraska didn't make it onto the bracket.

I decorated our sidewalk yesterday so all those who enter our home know who we support!! (The green isn't quite right, but it's all that was in my son's sidewalk chalk box).

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Photo Week 10

It seems as though spring is in the air! It was in the mid 60s on Monday and even low 70s on Tuesday! The wind has picked up, but the warm weather has returned for the end of the week and weekend.

My son and I definitely took advantage of the nice weather and ran around the yard. We didn't have any trees in our yard at our old house, and here at our new house, we have quite a few! I am very excited about this, as I grew up with swings and tree houses, and I want the same for my son.

There is a little cluster of trees at the Y of our driveway and my son loves hiding behind them and jumping out at the dog. Now, the dog doesn't find this as amusing, lol. I am thrilled that my son finds so much joy in the trees. We have a tire swing and he giggles whenever he is on it. Lots of memories made here, I'm sure!

I wanted to bust out my camera, as I haven't gotten a lot of photos of my son here yet. I wanted to capture his long eye lashes that make me melt. He put up with my camera banter pretty well. What really made me laugh was the next day, he picked up his play camera and was telling me "turn around Momma, say cheese!" and then would "click" and show me the photo. Oh I was laughing so hard! Apparently, I am always telling him to "turn around" and look at me. Oh how I love my child!

Happy Friday! Get outside for a bit this weekend!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday photo week 9

It looks as if March is coming in like a lamb up here in Northern Nebraska. We are suppose to get some nice weather early next week, and I hope that holds true! I did, however, see the destruction of the early tornadoes down south. This weather is absolutely crazy this year. Makes me curious as to what the rest of the year will bring us.

Earlier this week we had a bit of a snow storm. Started out as rain, turned to sleet, then snow. We had enough in the drifts for my Son and I to make a family of snowmen in our front yard. Though the day of, we were inside enjoying the warmth.
I'm always intrigued by the ice that forms on the windows. By the end of the storm, the windows were covered in little ice trails.

Here's to a beautiful Spring! Happy Friday!