Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Thursday!

I've sat down to write this post about 6 times today, and I've gotten sidetracked by something every time. So it's almost 11, and it's finally getting posted!!

This week has felt somewhat like a holiday. My sister Tiffany is home for the week, so there's been all kinds of fun things going on! And to top it off, I had both Tuesday and today off! It's been loads of fun!!

Sometimes it's so nice to have a day to do the "mundane" things. This morning I slept in and had a wonderful quiet time with the Lord. It's amazing how He shows me just what to read when I need it! What an incredible privilege to be able to read God's word freely...so thankful for that. Other activities of the day consisted of cleaning a very messy kitchen (with Tiff's help!), cleaning my room, and going on a run with Tiff. The one who runs half marathons...and I run...hardly ever. haha. I made it half way! Or, almost anyway ;-)

I was also able to get a good bit of editing done today! I've gotten pretty behind lately, so I was able to get a lot done! Yay! Last weekend when Anna came, we cleaned out, and moved my furniture around a bit...I'm kind of loving having my desk right next to the window now...




The sun even peeked through the clouds a few times!

How was your Thursday?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A weekend of wonderfulness.

At first, I wondered if Rebekah talked because she never said much, and I thought Anna was a spoiled teachers pet (mostly because my sister who taught choir LOVED her…haha). Anna thought I was a rude snob who was "clicky" (which may or may not have been true…haha!). In spite of all of that, we became friends. Rebekah, Katelyn (my sister), Anna, and me. We're a foursome. When we get together, we eat a ton, laugh super loud, have deep conversations, and act like we're 12! We have had some pretty amazing times together.

So I'm both happy and sad to say Rebekah is getting married. In April. One of those things you didn't think would happen, and then BOOM here it is! This called for a weekend together…and boy was it fun!!

Bek and Anna came over Friday night, and we pretty much just chilled out. We all slept in Saturday (amaaaaaazing) and Anna and I cleaned out my room! Ha…I know, lame…but without her helping me, it probably wouldn't have gotten done! hehe. Then we got all fancy and went to the cheesecake factory!!

Oh, and Anna and I switched off cameras pretty much the entire weekend, so I don't even know who took which pictures!














Rebekah wanted to be sure the camera was kept safe. lol!








Not in focus...but I love it anyway!


Through out the night I was constantly fixing an annoying bang that refused to stay in the clip.


waiting, waiting....


so many choices!!


YUM!





She's pretty, no?












Katelyn and Rebekah. Obviously not photographers...they didn't want to stick around and take any pictures because they were cold! sigh. haha!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sherilyn + Baby

Say hello to Sherilyn and baby! For those of you who don't know, I am from a family of 7 girls. Sherilyn is the oldest of all of us. You've seen pictures of my nephews before, and now you can see why they're so cute. They have a beautiful momma (and a handsome daddy), and the next little young man is on his way! When she was pregnant with the Tim and E, I wasn't doing a whole lot with photography, so it was time she had some photos to go a long with this pregnancy!

If I were to describe Sherilyn in 3 words, they might be sweet, goofy, dramatic...and beautiful! Wait that's four...never mind. Look at the pictures and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Hey….can y'all guess what the baby is?? Yeah, another BOY! His name is yet to be found, so for now we'll call him baby…or the baby, or baby j, or baby Johnson. ha!

Oh, and in case some of you didn't know, Sherilyn is a fantastic cake decorator! She's been baking and decorating cakes for as long as I can remember. So if you're getting married, having a baby or a birthday, you should totally get her to do your cake!!





























Friday, March 25, 2011

Right now - Spring Nights

I love my family, my home, my nights off, warm weather, and beautiful light. And that's what I'm thankful for right now.





























Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Attention Nikon Users!!

Nikon users! This blog post is for YOU! I wanted to let you know that I am selling my Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 DX AF-S lens.

I've almost shed a few tears over this decision, but it must happen. Here's what happened....I upgraded to an FX camera a few months ago, which means I can no longer use this DX lens. Would you believe I almost didn't go FX because of this lens?? Yeah, that's how much I LOVE it!!! I mean, it just looks cool....not to mention the fact that it is SO SHARP! Probably the sharpest lens I've ever used.

So yes, it's for sale, and I'm going to list it on ebay. But I wanted to let you guys know about it before I list it tomorrow. I'm going to sell it for a buy it now price of $1,000. You should buy it...it's the coolest lens EVER!

And did I mention it's in absolute perfect condition? Cause it is....









*HUGE thanks to my lovely friend Anna for taking the pictures!*

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rebekah :: Portraits

Rebekah and I have been trying to meet up since....before Christmas! Our schedules pretty much go against each other. We even had a day planned and it RAINED! So finally, a Sunday afternoon worked out. Rebekah wanted to have some portraits done, so she introduced me to an awesome new location, annnd wala! She's basically been stalking me since the day of the shoot to see the pictures, so I'm finally making her happy!!! ;-)

Rebekah's a photographer, a nanny, and a girl who laughs a lot. As I said, she introduced me to a new shooting location, and it was so FUN! We started out in the parking garage...and pretty much stayed there for an hour! Then we walked around to some of the "gardens" and such. It was fabulous. See for yourself!





























Pretty sure she was laughing at me as I was falling...or something like that. ;-)




















She even brought me water!! Best client ever?