Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Purple October Photography

I do this weird thing where I call myself a non-professional photographer but go ahead a charge people to take their pictures. Seems to be working out pretty well! Good news is you also get non-professional prices. Student of photography is what I say in my bio. It's a learning hobby really. Maybe some day I'll take away the non from professional but with all there is to learn and the throngs on incredibly talented and knowledgeable real professionals it may be awhile! 

Does is make you more professional to have a business name? Because if in fact that's what it takes it has been decided that I will work under the name Purple October Photography. Why that name? It's becaaaause I couldn't think of anything better. That's why! Well, that and the website was available for that name. Naming a nonprofessional hobby is hard, people. Trust me. I almost went with No Name Photography. Finally, I said "forget this!" Favorite color and month it is! (Which I also didn't come up with on my own. A friend recommended it.) So, anyways, name or no name, professional or non, I'm having a blast doing photo sessions and charging people and laughing with them and learning!So, if you’d like this non-professional to charge you for pics please take a look at my work and book your session today! It’s a gorgeous time of year! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Recovering from crazy

If I was toast I'd be burnt. If I was roast I'd be dry. If I was a firework I'd already be popped. I am SO done!

We just finished our last event of the summer and I can honestly say I was excited to have the event season coming and I'm excited to see it over. I ain't as young as I used to be!

My fun job is keeping the troops fed. I find it very enjoyable! For real! Also physically and emotionally draining when also having my three kiddos along. I'm never without a helping hand though. And sometimes my little guy gets some grandparent time which is huge. HUGE! I am SO-totally-100%- completely grateful!!

My favorite part about cooking for the crew is learning things they love. When I'm making my list and shopping I shop for individuals.

For example:
Cereal for an evening snack for Justin
Corn pops for Luke
No sesame seeds for Will
Fruit snacks for...too many to list!
Chicken Alfredo because everyone raves, which is crazy to me!
Hold the cilantro for Carl
Fruit smoothies for Anna
Frozen Frappes for Will
Apple Juice for Elliot
Lemon garlic salad for Joseph
Suzanna appreciates the organic stuff I hide in the kitchen for people that care.

And the list goes on.

Through it all

"I've learned there's a big difference between mostly dead and all the way dead." Said in my best voice from The Princess Bride. And I'm only mostly dead so a full recovery is expected!! Scrape off the burnt, add butter, and serve again!

  I use the spice cabinet as my bathroom vanity. :)

Friday, October 04, 2013

The relationship of Jack and Kate

After typing that I totally realize that sounds like a Titanic reference. It’s not. Just two of the little people in my life that make me laugh and smile on a daily basis.

Jackson adores Katherine and as tries to be like her.

Stick out his tongue like her...

Clap like her....

Cheese like her....

And pose like her. That is until it looked a lot more fun to sit on top of her....

Which led to this...

And best of all this. :)

Which looks equally as wonderful in black and white.

Doing what little brothers do best! Oh, and did I mention my little man is two years old today?! I LOVE being a momma to a crazy little boy! 

 And he's mine. I think I'll keep him. He's had me smiling from day one!

Trying to soak up the days as they fly past me! Love me forever baby boy!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Our Christmas Card Selection!

I really don't have time for this today but as I sit trying to edit the attempt we made at getting some family pics it really just keeps getting better and better. If you don't get a Christmas card from us, now you'll know why! Brandon and I have a beautiful, fun, outgoing, active little family but we fail miserably when it comes to being photogenic!
Ya'll, it's bad! Here's why....

My first born is a poser so we get pics like this

Next up comes the second born with her killer smile and serious slouch.

And just when you might have a good one the little man is taking care of booger business with his finger a mile up his nose fishing out the big one!

Which results in me pointing fingers in between pretty smiles of looking like everything is under control. :)

Haha! I love how real these pictures are and the laughter I have when looking through the series of shots! Just us living real life! Now, which one to frame...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Watcha Been Up To? (Part One)

Over the past few months my Little Man turned 7, 8, 9, and 10 months old!

On May25th he started crawling. Not much after that I had the moment of walking into his room to find hime standing in his crib.

On July 22nd he took his first steps! Now he’s walking across the room with only a few balance checks.

He’s still a super busy boy full of smiles and independence! My heart still is stolen by his gorgeous eyes. We are working on the shoes thing. They are most certainly not his favorite accessory. 

He has learned to sign several things but prefers to shriek at the top of his lungs in attempts to command attention.We're working on that. And on a fairly regular basis we get the pout-y, fuss, cry when his sisters bother him or his bottle is empty. :)

He sleeps all through the night. He says “dada” but still reserves the use of “momma” for very limited occasions. He LOVES bath time!

At four months old he had his family traditional pictures taken in "grandpa's pants". These pant were a gift to the new Werner baby over 100 years ago and they are still pressed perfectly in their original packaging! So cool! We have lots of picture of Werner children throughout the generations (boys and girls) who have had their moment in "the pants".