Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I know I get the lame blog award!!!

It has been over two months since my last post....and I have struggling with whether or not I should keep this going since I am so busy with my new adventure as a photographer. I have decided that I want to continue though, because my scrapbook habit has ceased and I realize the blog is my only reference to our life right now. So I am going to try to continue but it may be a little sporadic on the personal life stuff!

I can't believe it is already almost the end of July but we have had a busy eventful summer so far.

Here are some of the highlights:

-My photography business is in full swing and I have been busy photographing seniors and families. I have a bunch of sessions scheduled for the end of this month and the beginning of August so I am just thrilled at my progress so far! And did I say I am having so much fun! I think I finally found where my creativity and job can match up!!! Yeah! My website is still a work in progress and I am also developing a blog to along with my website as well, but between photo shoots and editing, business details, the blog is a work in progress also:), but check out the website for updated photos galleries http://www.elisemariephotos.com/. Here is two I did recently of Hailey and Kyla that I really like....







-We went camping in Leavenworth over the 4th of July with a group of our friends and had a great time!











-We saw family that we haven't seen for awhile to celebrate my grandmother's 87 birthday

-Hailey is gone for about two weeks right now for ASB camp this week and Cheer camp next week.

-We are redoing both the girls bedrooms right now, so that has been keeping us busy..... but Kyla painted her whole room all by herself and did a fantastic job! I will get pictures up as soon as the final transformations are done.

-This past weekend I went down to Battleground, Washington to go to the Barn House Flea Market(http://barnhousebh.blogspot.com/) and met some of the "Vintage-Artsy" gals in person whom I have only known through their blogs. I came home with some great photo props and antique camera also!




I was excited to meet Deb of Retreat (http://retreatdesign.blogspot.com/). I just love the way Deb and her husband take the "0ld" and remake it into something new and fresh! You might remember I made some Valentine decorations back in February when I bought some of her vintage goodies...see my blog posts in February (http://liptacksandladybugs.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html).
I bought a few more kits to make some summer decorations also....I just need more time;)
I also ran into Jana, from Joyworks (http://joyworks-shopgirl.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default), my favorite store in Snohomish!!!! If you are ever in Snohomish....well visit me (I live in the next town over) but also go see this store! It is so much fun with great stuff!!!!
Well I wanted to make this short (not!) but I will be back to post things I missed sharing in the past few months (so I can keep a record of it to show the grand kids someday). I guess they will be able to look at our life through the 20 odd scrapbooks I have done in the past and the rest will well be all digital:) Just not enough time in the day to get it all done! I wish I only need four hours of sleep a night but unfortunately I am one who needs more like 10! Oh, what I could do with those extra 6 hours!

Hope all is well with my blog buddies....and yes we are still in the waiting game with the adoption.
Hope there are not too many typos....I wrote this really fast and Kyla is bugging me to finish so I can take her to her friends house...bye, bye and happy summer!

6 Comments:

At 12:55 AM, Blogger SPY said...

Elise,

Your photography continues to captivate me. I love the pictures of the girls but especially love the first camping picture with the young man in a red t-shirt looking directly at the camera. There is something so wonderfully calm yet active about that picture. The depth is just right- the colors are interesting IMO it is a picture you could really sink your teeth into as a viewer. I grew up in my mother's darkroom and then became an Art History major in college while trying my hand at photography so I have spent A LOT of time looking at images. I know I have said this before but it is worth saying again, your images are beautiful and captivating. There are so many people trying to make a living at photography but you really have talent for MAKING a picture not just taking one. I never have photographers take pictures of my family or kids as most of my friends do b/c I am generally happy with what I turn out with my own camera. If I lived closer to you I would have you photograph us in a heartbeat. You, my dear, have a talent worth paying for!

xoxo
Shannon

 
At 6:03 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

Glad to see you are keeping busy. I look forward to reading any future updates from you and your family.

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger Ruth and Brian said...

Well welcome back my dear!

As I've said before I agree with the others that your pictures do capture your talent!

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger SPY said...

Hey - thanks for that link. I will check her out. May I ask what you are shooting with? Digital or film?

Just came back from a great dinner out in our neighborhood. We were so stuffed after dinner that we decided not to have dessert but just as we said "no" to dessert and coffee the sky opened up and it poured down with rain. The waitress winked and handed us dessert menus. As a result, we had the most fabulous chocolate mousse ever.

Okay- going to get the children off to bed!
xoxo
Shannon

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger PandaMom said...

These pics are just stunning!!! Please don't shut down your blog! Post when you can and know you'd be missed if you stopped for good! ; )

 
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