Monday, October 15, 2007

monday morning = root canal.
tuesday morning = infertility clinic.
wednesday morning = fake endocrinologist appt.
friday morning = crown for root canal.

throw into the mix of this week = bible study, surprise birthday party, photographing a wedding, becoming a wizard in low GI diet cooking and a possible appt with a nutritionist....ah, yes....and the rest of the stuff i do to actually make money....

not much sleep this week for little ole me.
BUT i come bearing PICTURES of my weekend :)

for starters, as most of you are aware -- we decorated our house this weekend. i CANNOT believe this was my THIRD year in a row doing this....but it's pretty hysterical and actually miraculous that nobody died. chad and i are ridiculously afraid of heights, but fortunately for ME....i'm short. so nobody really employs me to do much. chad on the other hand is the one that has to climb onto the roof and risk his life. it took us all weekend and i feel exhausted....but here ya go:

it was REALLY windy on saturday, and it's unreal that lara hung over the edge of the house the way she did



please take note of my husband's head...hardly peering over the edge. he REFUSED to even stand up. i laughed the entire time. he looked over the edge while laying on his belly...and i can't say that i blame him!



again, lara taking it a bit too far....



i fully expected that rudy was going to jump. it would be in his nature to do so. he refrained.





hammer in the sweatpants.









and that's that :) we're not done....oh no....
i am personally done...but chad and lara still have alot of work ahead!!!

starving and wondering what i can eat now that the feeling is coming back to my face. isn't that first bite after dental work terrifying to you? i'm always afraid that when i bite down, my face is going to light up with pain. i may put off eating until tomorrow. or the next day.

so i did a family portrait session with a toddler on saturday morning -- shifting gears a little bit here -- and it's official. they're harder to do than weddings. the parents are great...and the kids that are 5+ years old are great....but those toddlers (15mths old) are TOUGH to photograph. they don't smile on command. they're hard to keep still.....and it really requires a FAST SHUTTER SPEED to capture them because they're always in motion!!! i'll place more on my other photog-blog, but i couldn't help but throw down a few of my favorites.

i've seen kids with blue eyes before.
but these blue eyes hit it out of the ball park. they don't even look REAL....the second i walked into her house and saw her baby Dean....i knew he was going to make it too easy. blonde with flourescent blue eyes -- how can you go WRONG!?













i LOVE this one for some reason....the family in the living room, playing on the floor.







he was adorable on the slide, but this episode did end with him accidentally doing a somersault on the slide and...concluding that part of our shoot....



and then, and i don't have any photographs of it, the 2nd half of yesterday was spent at a memorial service for our neighbor that died. which was really lovely and actually fun. very upbeat, lots of laughter....which was how it was meant to be. it actually makes me that much more reluctant to leave our neighbhorhood because we love our block so so so much. the people add such value to our living conditions here and it'll be a downer day when we have to eventually say goodbye.

not much else to report, really...i can hardly see out of my office window b/c of the SPIDER WEBS everywhere! off to fedex to ship some wedding stuff and to CVS to pick up some advil for my face. :(

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

7 comments:

meet joelle said...

that hammer in the pants has me ROLLING!!! don't you ever take a pciture like that of me and post it! :)

and that little boy...gorgeous al....stunning.
you rock

ckuretich said...

the house looks AMAZING!!!!!
i thought the same thing (Joelle) said about the hammer in the pants! i would kill you if that was my ass, but since it's not - hahahaha! hilarious.
you guys are so hardcore and i can't wait to see your trick or treat pics.

gorgeous, gorgeous kid. the slide pic is my fave, worth the injury. the parents will love it for centuries.

Nicole said...

Ok, I had no idea you moved to this blogger site. I've gotten the updates and I know you've got so much going on. I've been praying for you guys! On another note - the house looks fabulous!! Halloween is so much fun!

chrissy said...

dear LORD on all accounts! the house. unreal. hammer in the pants. unreal. chet over the edge. unreal. root canal. again. unreal.

and dude. your pics are so good. they are soooo.....you. it's so awesome to see a photographer get their own look. you've gotten it. and i love it. if you were not IN my wedding, i'd have you photograph it. but, che sara sara.

chrissy said...

dear LORD on all accounts! the house. unreal. hammer in the pants. unreal. chet over the edge. unreal. root canal. again. unreal.

and dude. your pics are so good. they are soooo.....you. it's so awesome to see a photographer get their own look. you've gotten it. and i love it. if you were not IN my wedding, i'd have you photograph it. but, che sara sara.

Becky Barber said...

root canal = bad. you know i feel your pain.

house = amazing. those decorations are over the top!

kid = gorgeous. his eyes KILL me. gorgeous!

Nikki said...

http://sweetbrokenness.blogspot.com/ i've joined the blogspot. good call!