Tuesday, April 20, 2010


How about a little peek into what's been going on?
ha. Really though, this is just what it looks like when you try and take a self portrait holding the camera out when using a 50mm fixed lens.
It doesn't work very well.
But isn't my husband handsome?
So..an update. I've been a major blogging slacker, but that's just what happens when the weather gets warm.
Little miss Cato Potato has exited all forms of baby-hood and is a walking, talking toddler (with lots of hair! lots of wavy hair!). She's discovered this thing called a WILL, and man, does she show it. It's really fun to see her personality- but she's got some sass. =)
Not to mention, she's a breath holder. 
And by that I mean... please don't make her mad. 
Unless you want to watch her pass out.
I'm thankful that's all it is... just 'normal' toddler breath holding, not her heart, but it's far from pleasant to watch my little girl collapse.
She loves to be outside (aside, as she says), and always wants to 'sing' (swing). She likes the dirt and mud and grass and rocks... keeps up with Corban real well. She climbs everything and carries 'her' guitar and sippy cup around all day long.
She's wonderful.
Corbanator is my boy, my little buddy... we're at a really sweet place right now- leaving an incredibly hard place, and finally at a spot where I just enjoy him, tremendously enjoy him. He is so much fun, just loves life, loves people, loves conversation. I'm amazed by the things he thinks and says, these tender moments he has, the way he adores his daddy. 
He's wonderful, too.
I'm so grateful for them both.
What precious, precious gifts.

This warm weather just doesn't leave much time for the computer. 
And I am completely okay with that.
We spend most days outside. I love it. Love love love it.
We frequent the parks and get real dirty.
I usually take my camera with me, but am trying to use it on them a little less, play a little more.
I'm in so few pictures these days, I thought I'd snap a self-portrait while dressed up for a wedding over the weekend.
Some exciting things are happening for me...
and my camera.
I took some pictures for some friends (here) and put them on facebook.
Next thing you know, I had 3 emails from other people asking if I'd do pictures for them.
One of those inquiries turned into my first paid shoot that I completed over the weekend. I put one picture up from it on facebook and now have an additional three shoots lined up as well.
Holy moly!
(and praise God! I am more excited about it than you could possibly ever imagine...)
So... right now, I'm working on building a portfolio, getting a website going, and of course, continuing to learn my camera and improve my skills.
It's been really fun and really encouraging and exciting. We'll see where things go- just taking it one step at a time. 

And while we're talking about me.. I'm sure you'd like to know that I've rediscovered my love for medium roast coffee, light on the cream and running.
In case you were wondering, you know.
I had a brief 'I love sweet espresso drinks' phase but it's over.
And I thought my running career was forever done- after I got shocked by my defibrillator while running on a track, but I sucked it up, now wear a heart rate monitor, and have re-fallen in love with my favorite sport.
You want to talk about scary though! Yikes! A shock, indeed! It knocked me to knees. Not something I ever want to experience again.
I've also finally begun finishing my master bedroom (two and a half years later) and got rid of SIX garbage bags full of clothes from mine and Jordan's closet alone.
I have an extreme disgust for all this clutter lying around my house and I want it gone.
Also, I need a new haircut- I'm bored with this long, tangly mess-, am so glad it's garage sale season, and wish the play room would paint itself...because I sure don't have time to do it.
That's all I've got right now, my friends.
Happy Tuesday!


  1. As usual, amazing pictures! You are just gorgeous, Kristen!!!

    As for the layout, the tabs at the top for "About Me" "About Jax" etc, can be added by adding a gadget on your layout page, then under posting, go to edit pages. As for the 3 columns and all of the other layout stuff, I had to teach myself how to do that by trial and error playing with the HTML code. Let me know if you want some help!!

  2. oops, that comment is from Becca, by the way. :)

  3. Hey, good for you getting shoots lined up! that's really exciting. I wish I had time, talent, and connections to do such a thing. It's something I've always wanted to pursue. We'll see.

    As for the slacking, you're totally right. If it weren't for photo posts I wouldn't have much on my blog these days. I need to be better about it. But we're like you. On my days off work all I want to do is be outside and play.

    By the way, I like your hair long. But then again, it's not my tangly mess to deal with. :)


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