Monday, January 16, 2012

Mountain Biking

We didn't do much this weekend. Honestly, it was cold and we stayed inside. However, we did manage one day of taking the kiddos out and getting all bundled up. They really enjoyed themselves as this was their first actual mountain biking experience. Now when Chris goes, they are all going to want to go. We waited for the weather to warm up a tad but 49 degrees still isn't really my idea of warm but it wasn't too bad. They had fun and we got some pics and a little bit of video. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lot of kids.. Lot of fun

Over New Year's we had friends who we have known forever come into town for a visit. When we moved to Colorado back in 98, they moved to MA. We still see each other about once a year and things pick up right where they left off. Lots of fun and lots of laughter. There are ages ranging from 2 all the way to 31. It's always a good time when so many people are running around the house, there is screaming over football games, good times spent playing Apples to Apples, kids running around with air soft guns and of course eating.. lots of eating. :) In the mean time, we also did a mini photo shoot. How could we not capture our long time friends having a good time here in the lovely V of A? Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Richmond, Virginia Bridal Photographer

I really enjoy doing bridal sessions. The only thing about bridal sessions is you never get to blog about them. I can't put these shots up on the web for the chance of their lucky man spotting them. Then the first look wouldn't really be the first look. But then again, pictures can't always explain the love and the look in their grooms eyes when they see their bride for the first time. Photos can't explain the way the bride feels as she slips the dress on and absolutely feels like she is the only girl in whole wide world. Still, the idea behind ruining that first look wouldn't be good... so I don't blog. What I can do now that the wedding is over is finally show you what a bridal session looks like and how wonderfully gorgeous these brides look. We have lots of fun as we go out and shoot images of just her in her dress and enjoy the down time before the wave of excitement, time crunches, and awe appears. Here is Kelly. Her wedding was this past October in Richmond and it rained during this entire session. We had a few moments of wet free photography but other than that it was umbrellas and bags and running and dodging. She was a trooper to get that nice white dress out there. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Homeschool and Honoring

I've been awake since 3:30 with a sick child and haven't been back to sleep, so I thought I would take this "quiet" time to get a few things done on the computer. First off, for those of you who don't know that I homeschool... I do. This is my second year teaching my son and so far things are going good. I like the freedom of teaching him things he is interested in. He loves the ocean life, bugs and reptiles. The boy knows so much about those things. We also do a lot of art work. One, because that was my major and two, he also loves it. My husband and I had decided to homeschool him when he was going through his treatment with cancer. While on chemo, his immune system was so low that he couldn't go out of the home on some days. We felt that even now, we would give him the chance to not fight all the germs in a school, get his immune system going again and just see how this went. Two years later and here we are. I've recently started a homeschool blog to track good sites with great info and projects and so that others could see what kinds of cool things we do. A lot of it will be projects that I post about but I know a handful of homeschoolers and we are always looking for ideas. So, if you are interested you can go HERE ! Photobucket Also, As most of you know, my brother was killed on Aug. 19, 2009 while serving in Afghanistan. We are currently in the process of trying to raise funds to have a playground built in his memory here in Williamsburg. If you are in the area or live somewhere near here, on January 21 and 22 we are having a Laser Tag Fundraiser at WISC. It's a great way to have fun and support a good cause. We will also be selling our "support our troops/ Honor our Fallen" apparel. So come on out and tell your friends!! The link for the shirts is HERE! and for more info on Laser Tag.. Go HERE. Photobucket

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

new years.

For New Years we had some long time family friends come visit. They have 5 kids.. 3 girls in college and a boy and girl still at home. The oldest one couldn't make it though. We don't usually do anything for New Years and usually bring in it by sleeping through the parties. It's different now that we have kids and aren't in college ourself anymore. It doesn't bother us. This time we spent it at my parents house however playing games like Apples to Apples, the boys playing video games and the others watching TV. My two girls were asleep long before the clock struck 12. While they were all here we decided on doing some photos. It's not often that we see them and they are more like family than friends. No matter how long we go without seeing them, we can all pick up right where we left off. Oh those good old memories! Here are two for now. I will post more once I get my actual computer back. It's getting worked on because the CD drive is broke. :( sad! Photobucket This one makes me laugh! Photobucket

Construction ahead

Sorry if the blog has been a bit off. I'm trying to rework and redesign the layout. It will take a bit for the layout to fall into place again. Anyhow, Just thought I would post a couple of pics of the new toy that the "big boy" got. I guess you can never be too old for toys. Chris is always looking at the kids toys and playing with Montana. That's a good thing though, because Montana just loves that attention. After the girls go to bed, Montana and Chris will play in his room for about 20 min with his new Santa gifts. It's cute. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket