Sunday, May 27, 2007

My poor camera :(

Well, Dave stayed up last night and called Canon when they opened at midnight our time last night and they want me to send it in for repairs. The technician walked him through a couple of things to see if he could fix it, but nothing worked, so off it goes. I'm sad because school is almost over and there's all kinds of things going on that I want pictures of. I've already missed out on getting good photos of Caitlynn's birthday and her girl scout bridging ceremony. The actual fix is supposed to be really quick, just a few days, but add in the time it takes to ship to California and back and it'll be a while. At least it doesn't have to go to the east coast, that would take forever!

So much for starting photo school this summer. At least it should be back in time to start setting up some appointments to do portraits next school year. The technician said he thinks it's the heat and humidity here that is causing the problem. Not really something I have any control over. I figure I've had it almost 2 years and it took this long to affect it, so hopefully once it's fixed, the 9 months or so we have left here won't be long enough for it to break again.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

What was I thinking?????????

When I told Caitlynn she could invite 7 girls to her sleepover party? She turned 9 on Monday, where has the time gone? My first baby is really growing up! A house full of 8 girls sounds pretty crazy but it went pretty well. We ha one casualty, one of her friends hit he head on the bed, but luckily it wasn't too bad and she was able to stay for the rest of the party. One other girl wasn't able to stay for the whole night because they're flying back to the states today, but Caitlynn was glad she got to come at all. For dinner I made homemade pizza for the girls. Between the 8 of them they ate almost 3 1/2 pizzas, WOW. Instead of a cake this year Caitlynn wanted them to decorate their own cupcakes, so I tinted a few different colors of icing and gave them all kinds of toppings and they had a blast. I wish I had more photos but my camera has been acting up the last week. After presents I let the girls loose with paint and my foam stamps and they decorated their own frames, while I took them one by one and took their photos and printed them out for them. Again, this would've worked so much better if the camera was working properly. When it came time to settle down the girls watched Night at the Museum and High School Musical. The first girl was asleep at about 11:30 and the last at almost 1:30am. Did I forget to mention it's not even 8am yet and they've already all eaten breakfast and been playing for a while? I have one more craft for them to do before they go home, I bought wooden door hanger for them to decorate.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


This one shows the color of the flame tree better.

Photography Thursday

It's been a while since I've actually had a photography day, last time I tried I got rained on. I figure I better get out as much as possible because the kids will be out of school in less than a month and it will definitely make it a bit harder to do. Without even realizing it almost everything I photographed today was either red or orange, kind of weird.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Sunset at the Beach

I took the kids down to Gab Gab Beach this evening to take some photos and let them play around for a bit. Here's my favorite photos of the sunset.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Fly a kite

Friday night at cub scouts we worked on the weather belt loop, after all the inside activities we all went out in the field and flew kites.

Mother Daughter Tea

Yesterday, Caitlynn and Hannah's Girl Scout Troop held the annual Mother Daughter Tea for Mother's Day. It was really nice this year since both girls are in the same troop so I could just relax and not try to run between two events. It was kind of sad since both of their leaders Kim and Beth will be leaving soon. Beth leaves at the end of the month and Kim will leave over the summer, so next year will be interesting. We're definitely going to miss them both, they've been outstanding leaders. The girls also received their patches and try-its for the year. Here's some photos.

Happy Mother's Day

You gotta love a day that you get breakfast in bed! Caitlynn scared the heck out of me, I opened my bedroom door to go downstairs, and there stood Caitlynn. Not at all what I expected. And what does she tell me? Sorry, you can't go downstairs right now, get back in bed. hehe. So I gladly complied and enjoyed a lazy bit. Then Dave and the kids came up with breakfast and presents. Elijah made the toast, Hannah the scrambled eggs and Caitlynn the tea. What more could a mom ask for? After a lazy morning I finally got out of bed and ready for church. The kids sang a beautiful song for us. At the end of church Lisa took a photo of the kids and I. The rest of the day has been nice and peaceful. Dave's got pizza cooking in the oven for us for dinner and the kids are already showered so we can play a family game after dinner.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Took the leap

I've been talking for a while about being a professional photographer and selling my photos. Well I was asked to be the photographer for Caitlynn's baseball team. So instead of having the photos printed locally I decided to set up my own e-commerce site through What I love about this is I don't have to worry about the sales end of it, I upload the photos give the parents the link to my site and they choose what photos they want, what sizes, pay who prints them and sends them directly to the customer. What I love is I don't have to deal with the money end of things until it's the profit being sent to me.

Here's the link to my baseball gallery if anyone wants to check it out