Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Impromptu swimming

Had a few people over last Sunday to swim in our new pool! Took this really cute photo of Emma, who I have previously photographed and featured, here and here!

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Grandparents

Among the admirable things my grandparents have done in their lifetime, providing an amazing gathering place for our large family is one of the most meaningful to me. The ranch has always been a place where we can come and go, build relationships with each other, get into trouble, learn about life and be TEXANS! I love spending as much time as I can with my dear old grandparents and have learned a lot from them because of it! Just last week, Grandpa drove me by his childhood home which happens to be a few blocks from where I live now. Crazy! I never knew that! They are so dear to me and I hope to instill the same values in my family as they have in ours.

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Love his hat!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Taking Back My Homestead

So, a few weeks ago we had a little wasp problem. Let me start by saying I don't have a problem with wasps as long as they stay far away from me. I don't enjoy being attacked and know they feel the same way. However, when wasps decide to build a nest over my doorway and hang out on the sliding door all day, they can prepare for war. I think because it has been so hot they were camping out on the glass to cool down. I understand their sorrow, but they could have picked a window, not the door I walk through.

While they were out doing whatever it is they do during the day, I knocked down the nest they had started, thinking they would move on. The next day, when the next had reappeared I decided maybe they hadn't gotten the hint. So I removed it again. The third day, it was back. Strike three! I bought some wasp spray and as I was shooting at their next and watching them die, I realized I was yelling to myself in the backyard, "taking back my homestead, taking back my homestead!!" Crazy, but necessary. Suckers.

p.s. Don't judge the incredibly dirty doors...


The duo that would not leave!


Mama wasp cooling herself

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The G Family

I got a call from a family in College Station who wanted to schedule a shoot for their family while they were in Dallas. This family happened to have purchased one of the portrait packages I donated to the silent auction for Dinner Under the Cedars, benefiting Historic Mesquite, Inc. We settled on a hot July day at White Rock Lake. It turns out, dad was one of my brother's ID professors at A&M. We had a great time comparing stories about my brother and his crazy friends (Tank, this includes you). Thanks to you guys for supporting Historic Mesquite and for getting all dressed up knowing how hot it would be. I also appreciate your patience during the whole 'forgotten camera in the car incident' (that's a whole different story that raised my blood pressure).

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