Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Adorable Avery

I have a sweet spot in my heart for girls named "Avery" because it's the middle name of one of my daughters. But even if this little one had been named Alfalfa or Timbucktoo or some other ridiculous name I still would have adored her. A squishy two-week-old babe with fuzzy red hair...what's not to love?

Oh yea....we even managed to work Big Bro into the shoot. Don't ya love his vintage bike?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Little Munchin

You may remember Callie from her newborn session, but you probably wouldn't recognize her. She's grown so much! She's a cute little munchin. See for yourself:

Look how well she fills up Nana's antique bowl!

This little outfit was to die for. I was especially fond of the itty bitty hat!

"Heeeeey. What's happenin' " :)

Here's one with a vintage look. She looks like a little porcelin doll to me.

And her sweet ride: the antique buggy.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I Spy With My Little Eye....


I was proofing a recent baby shoot and I just happened to catch a glimpse of myself in her itty bitty eyeballs. Pretty neat, huh?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Anti-Procrastination Night

So, tonight at roughly ten p.m.-ish, I set aside some time to catch up on all those little things that have been on my "to-do" list but I haven't had time to finish. Don't you hate those? Every time you walk by, it's like they are taunting you: "You'll NEVER get around to finishing me!" Tonight was officially "anti-procrastination night." Or should I say, last night and this morning was officially "anti-procrastination night" since it is two a.m. now.

What have I learned from this experience:

1) You can get a lot done in a little time without distractions.
2) If you are working late, turn on as many lights as possible--it will boost your energy a little bit.
3) Act like casino management: hide the clock until you're done.
4) The little nagging things don't take as long as you expect. Case in point: there has been a stain on my carpet that has been driving me batty, but I just have not put it at the top of my "urgent!-these-things-need-to-get-done-right-away" list. Consequently, I have walked past that stain every day for a month and it has added a lot of stress to my life. Tonight, I sat down with my handy-dandy little green machine and--I kid you not--in less than three minutes, the stain and stress were gone. If I had just taken three minutes out of my schedule to attend to the stain, I might have experienced fewer headaches in a month's time.

I should have learned this lesson long ago when I first found the FlyLady online ("anti-procrastination night" is actually a variation of her "anti-procrastination day"). FlyLady's mantra is: "you can do anything in 15 minutes." Try it: it's true! I've cleaned an entire kitchen from top to bottom in less than 15 minutes. In 15 minutes, your office desk can be completely cleared. In 15 minutes, you can pick up your entire house. Set a timer and be surprised, I tell ya. I don't really follow the FlyLady plan, but there are lots of tips that I've incorporated into my family life and my business life.

The moral of the story is "things don't take as long as you think" and "never start a blog post at 2 a.m." :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Courtney ~ Senior 2008

Not much time to blog today (you know, the end-of-the-school-year craziness with the kiddos), but I wanted to share a few from Courtney's senior session. These were done in the Camargo metro area (okay...for those of you who aren't locals, that was a joke--Camargo is teeney-tiny). Just goes to show you that there are great places for photos even where you least expect them! Did I mention that was named an All-Stater in Fast-pitch softball and her team just won their second all-state championship in softball? Go Leedey!

This one is really sweet. Her mom wanted a picture by the tree they planted in honor of their first son who died at birth. Courtney is their second child. You can really see how time flies--look how tall the tree has gotten!

I love senior sessions--they are so much fun!
Speaking of which, if you are part of the class of 2009, it's never too early to start booking your senior photo sessions!
Megan Franks of Four Seasons Photography provides custom senior photography in Elk City, Hammon, Camargo, Leedey, Clinton, Weatherford, Woodward and the surrounding areas of western Oklahoma.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Lookie at what I got for mother's day:

A gem of a birdhouse (with custom wrapping paper, no less).

And a one-of-a-kind stepping stone!

But as much as I love my wonderful gifts, the best gift ever has to be these two little critters:

For all the moms & moms-to-be...hope you had a blessed Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

What I WISH Today Looked Like

...but today the sky is a sad shade of grey (this one was from a beautiful February morning, if you can believe that). That's okay because May showers bring, well...May flowers, right??

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Happy Sabbath

Something different...I loved the angles in the room: on the ceiling, on the cross and behind the cross. Hope you are enjoying your Sabbath day!