giselle ballet :: topeka photographer ::

Posted on March 31, 2011

We have had a fabulous time the past few weeks promoting the ballet Giselle for Ballet Midwest.  If you are not familiar, it is one of the most classical ballet produced.  What a fabulous thing to be able to have it here in Topeka!

Through all of the promotions we have gone into various businesses and thanked them for supporting the arts!  That is where these pictures are from!

From flower stores to old historic buildings to the statehouse to Jazzercize, they sure did have fun!

And acted like teenagers!

high school

Posted on February 23, 2011

so it really happened.  i enrolled my oldest daughter into high school.  this plus getting her driver’s permit has about put me over the edge.  i’m not old enough to have a kid in HIGH SCHOOL!  not to mention this has all gone far too fast for my taste.  it seems like just a few minutes ago i was watching over her little premature body in the hospital wondering if she would be ok.  wondering what kind of a person she would become.  i feel like between the fits of being a teenager, i do get glimpses of that person.  she is sweet and tender and caring.  so very self disciplined.  she is quick to laugh and has a serious smart ass sense of humor.  wonder where she got that from?

i remember the days of all of the kids being so small and thinking that it would all get easier as they got older.  easier no.  different yes.  i spend more time in my car now than anywhere else.  god love my ipad.  no more diapers and bottles.  now we just have drama and hormones.  i think i want the bottles and diapers back!  but every so often i get this lanky girl to snuggle in bed with me and watch a movie.  and i will take that any day.


Posted on February 15, 2011

miss ali wilson you are my winner!  totally sorta random.  by which i mean parker pulled your name out of a cereal bowl.  couldn’t find a hat!  i do believe a something sweet will be in your future!

the next few blog posts will likely be me trying to get a bit of feedback.  this blog is read by people i love and respect.  whether you are clients, family, or friends.  i am working on prints for competition this spring.  a big step to put myself out there!  hope you enjoy and would appreciate any and all comments of course!

love this

Posted on February 14, 2011

i actually love this day.  valentines day.  some folks think its sappy and overly sweet.  a holiday for card companies and such.  i just like to think of it as a day of gratitude.  a day to remember the people and places we love.  i love that the weather is warmer today.  i love my family.  i love the fabulous friends i have from here on the blog, at church, and in every corner of my life.  i love my sweet clients who make my job a joy each and every day.  i love that we live in kansas.  i love that we live in a country that is free.  i love that Christ gives us his grace to get through each and every day.  i love my children.  my sweet sweet gifts.

what do you love?

see ya later winter…please!

Posted on February 10, 2011

i am ever so ready for this winter to be over.  i have done some fabulous sessions out in the snow.  drank plenty of hot chocolate.  had scads of time in my fuzzy socks.  cuddle time in front of the tv and fireplace.  hot soups and cinnamon rolls.  glistening snow on my porch.  snowmen and squeals of laughter and cute red noses.  but i am so ready for this winter to be over.  i have also had frozen fingers and toes.  too much snow to shovel.  cabin fever with the kiddos.  and did i mention that i do NOT like to be cold.  at all.

what i am ready for?  green grass between my toes.  the feel of the warm sun on my face.  cute spring and summer dresses.  opening the house up to smell the summer air.  and flowers…i cannot wait for flowers again.  so thank for a lovely winter with all of the fun that winter entails.  please send me summer now!

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