Saturday, December 15, 2007

I Heart the springtime

The bright lights, colossal buildings, the sights, the sounds, the hurricane force winds! My first trip to the Big Apple has been put on hold thanks to some nasty winter weather. I had been anticipating this trip for some time, and was looking forward to experiencing everything NYC had to offer...with the exception of 50MPH winds. Now, I had prepaired myself for some bitter cold, and tracking the weather, even convinced myself that I could withstand high winds, but the truth is, I would have been miserable. How do I know this? I ventured out today in Texas winter weather, and couldn't wait to get back home so I could put on my polar fleece pants and thick, fuzzy socks, and enjoy the warmth of my heated home. The "freezing" Texas winds topped a whopping 15 MPH making our tempature feel like an "icy" 40 degrees. So, although I'm a bit bummed that I'm not going to enjoy the big city all dressed up for Christmas, I'm looking forward to seeing the cherry blossoms adorning the trees in the spring.

Here are some pictures from the "Christmas portrait session." I hauled the kids to a beautiful old house turned historic museum in our town. The front porch on this house makes a pretty setting for pictures, but trying to get an active toddler to sit on the steps for more than a few shots was nearly impossible. I probably ran a mile, camera in hand, chasing Finn around the trail that surrounds the house. He finally found his niche on the run down back stoop of the house, and Audrie was prepared to jump in at any photo op moment, so the majority of the pictures were taken in front of an old screen door.

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season.
Love to all,

Thursday, December 13, 2007

IF: Little Things

It's the little things in life that mean the most, like enjoying a beautiful day with your best friend.

This was a mixed media painting that I did a while back. I didn't have time to do something new, so this will have to do.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

IF: Excess

Excess of mattresses!