Friday, March 23, 2012


The Houston Livestock and Rodeo was here the past couple of weeks. Last year was Libbies first rodeo. We had just returned from China and we weren't sure she would enjoy but did she ever. We introduced her to Goliath, the super slide and Icees... She took her first sip and the straw was affixed to her mouth until the entire icee was gone! We had a great time again this year. However next year were going to experience the livestock show and carnival as soon as they open in the morning. It was sooooo crowded I couldn't really enjoy it. Hoot and Lambert went earlier in the week with Hoot's school and at 9:00am they were able to see and do everything minus the crowds. So note to self... early is better. "Mama, I don't like long lines!!" DSC_2583 "But i do like pony rides!!" DSC_2599 DSC_2606 He makes a handsome cowboy! it was too windy for his hat DSC_2616 He won an angry bird stuffed animal at the water gun game and he gave it to his sister. I DSC_2625 I'm so proud of my sweet Hoot! Mad skills DSC_2622 DSC_2630 And when it was all said and done.... I got to see my guy, Alan Jackson!! DSC_2653 "It's alright to be little bitty"

Thursday, March 15, 2012


We made an expected/unexpected road trip today to Brenham. We had planned on going and then thought we weren't going to be able to and then we ended up going! I love Brenham. As soon as we get on the outskirts of Houston, I start pretending we are in Indiana. It feels far away from the city. The scenery is beautiful. The cows are right near the interstate and the grass truly seems a little greener. Our first stop was a bluebonnet field with the kids. I planned their little outfits and couldn't wait for happy smiles... I should have known better. My little sweethearts were terrible. Libbie cried almost the whole time and as soon as we stepped out of the truck, Hoots eyes swelled up like mini blow fishes. His allergies are terrible. I think out of 297 photos I had maybe 4 turn out and they all look the same to me. I'm planning a couple road trips next week for clients who want to take their kiddos for pics. Hopefully they will be better behaved subjects! Next we had lunch at a diner on the landing strip of the Brenham airport. It was really neat. After lunch we headed to the Bluebell Creamery for a tour. I had never done this and I must say it was better than I expected. Our tour guide was so good and it was very interesting. Did you know it takes milk from 62,000 cows for one days worth of production??? That was facinating to me! I loved the history and all the information we received... Lambert and the kids like the ice cream. After the tour we took our bikes to an awesome park we discovered on our last trip and spent the afternoon biking and playing. Needless to say we are wiped out. Lambert and the kiddos are in bed and I am up editing photos from earlier this week! Disclaimer... these are the phoniest smiles my girl could muster. she was a train wreck from the time we got out of the truck! Copy of DSC_1575 DSC_1430 This is the only shot that came out of hoot. DSC_1453 DSC_1581 DSC_1608 Happy Spring Break!

Monday, March 12, 2012


So I've been a little MIA lately. I have been so extrememly busy with my new little photography venture I haven't had a minute to post. I'm so amazed by God and how he blesses me. I have been overwhelmed with the positive response I've received from friends in our community. I'm booked up and happy to be busy. I have such a HUGE learning curve and feel inadequate when I look at other photographers images. I have to keep reminding myself not to compare... I need to keep my eyes on Him and let him lead me. He will equip me to do what he calls me to do and right now... I'm pretty busy! With that said... drum roll please.... I could possibly be shooting my first wedding in May!!! So I will be doing more reading, resarching, experimenting and probably less blogging for a while. It's a huge honor to be asked to shoot a wedding, but also a HUGE responsibility. Here's a sample of what I have been up to these days. DSC_0255 DSC_0526 DSC_0501 DSC_0393 DSC_0959 DSC_1022 DSC_1076