Thursday, May 28, 2009

Today I Am.....

...laughing at our cheesy smiles.

...sick of politics. And afraid if I open my mouth, there would be a explosion on my blog.

...proud of my hard-working husband.

...wondering if when you have someones kid over for a playdate and they are awful, do you tell the parents that? Or do you pretend like it was all fabulous? Thoughts?

...bummed because I had a pretty crappy, rainy shoot last night. We shot at a beach where I found empty prescription bottles and dentures. DENTURES!

...excited for a friend. Yep, that's all you get.

...hoping you've seen this website. It's where I get all my shoot ideas.

...dancing to this song. If Dora the Explorer could crank out songs like this, I'd be more interested in learning Spanish. Uno-dos-tres-cuatro!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sundays with Kate.






Carrot Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 3/4 cups shredded carrots

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix sugar, oil, and eggs. Beat in flour mixture. Stir in shredded carrots. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35-50 min* or until a toothpick inserted into the enter of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool. Top with whatever cream cheese icing you like (on this one, mine is from a can and I'm proud of it!)

*Sorry about the big time difference. My last oven cooked it for 35 minutes, but my current oven takes 50.

It's so stinking good. And um....(cough)....totally healthy.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Because I love a good balls joke.

I just cranked out a whole bunch of these for my kids to play with this weekend.


*This is going to be on my weekend soundtrack. What about you?

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Do you have those days where you feel so inspired to write blog posts? List the cute things your kids have said, the projects you've finished and how all around awesome your life is? Yeah, I haven't had many of those days lately.

Not that our new neighborhood isn't awesome (because, hot dog! It IS! It's like some kind of 50's throwback where woman walk large Golden Retrievers and serve their husbands dinner at 5 o'clock on the dot. I'm thinking there must be some sort of dirty underground operation going on. I'll let you know if I find out more) Wait? Where was I? topics.

I just don't seem to have a lot of those. Do you ever get that way? What do you do? My answer is to dig into my Photoshop Bridge and show you pictures I've taken in the past few weeks.

I've had family shoots up the wahzoo (which spell check is telling me isn't a word. Stupid spell check) I've learned in military world there are two busy times for a photographer. Christmas and PCS-ing season (spell check also had a problem with PCS-ing. What's with this thing?)

I've photographed little girls in white dresses playing on the beach.


Birthday parties where we caught grasshoppers and fish. And where I'm pretty sure one of the screaming, shooting boys was actually mine.


Super cute teenagers that make me wish for Kate to be that age, and at the same time terrifying me that someday that will happen.


And then there were season finales! OH, THE FINALES!!! My thoughts about Lost. What is with all the women vacillating? (yeah, I went to college. Holla!) Let's let him do what he wants! No, we must stop him! No, on third thought, we have to help him! It was driving me insane!

Favorite part: Rose and Benard with his Beard of Jungle Living. They are my favorite couple on that show. Rose: "Oh, it's always something with you people!" Rose, give me a high five.

In short, it was confusing and AWESOME! A great finale! What were your thoughts?

Look at that! I just did a whole blog post. Just like THAT! Hey-oh!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Reading through your blogs, it looks like spring has sprung everywhere. Isn't this the best time of year? This is the only downside of Hawaii: no change of seasons. Oh well, I'll take it.

This weekend we are swimming, having sleepovers, birthday parties, photo shoots and loving the Hawaii sunshine and exotic flowers.


How's your weekend looking?


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