13 hours ago
07 November 2009
We tried to get family pictures taken again on Wednesday night. This time Mia was crabby and the kids were cold. Alison did a great job, the subjects were the problem. Maybe I will just need to settle for a family picture that is not my ideal. Once I get an image in my head nothing compares until that image is realized. Dang artist.
Thursday I took the Haley's family picture (again) and Friday another family in our ward wanted their pictures done. Phew! I had two bookings for today but both ended up canceling. The weather was AWESOME this week so that is why we planned so many photo sessions. Once I clear some room on my completely full hard drive I can start editing. Some how I ended up only having 4 free GB on my computer. I guess storing over 12,000 pictures on my working computer is overboard! Can you believe 80% of my photos are on my external hard drive? The 12,000 represents the remaining 20% plus some duplicates. Time to regroup. Extra stuff is oozing all over my life right now. Time to pare down then I can get back in the saddle lighter and organized.
A school bus parked in front of our house on Thursday afternoon. Amelia was completely delighted to discover this after her nap. I asked the driver if Amelia could take a peek inside. The driver let her/us play on the bus for half an hour! Amelia watched an episode of "Caillou" about 4 months ago where the main character rides a bus even though he was not old enough for school. Mia wanted to ride a bus from that day on. She was absolutely darling dancing down the aisle. The bus driver asked if I would take her daughter's senior portraits on Saturday. I arranged to meet her at 7:30 am on Saturday. She never showed up...until this morning. We were all jolted out of sleep at 7 am by the doorbell. My Saturday appointment turned in to a Sunday one. The girl drove 2 hours to be here and woke up at 4 am to get ready. I didn't have the heart to turn her away. I am still not sure how the lines of communication got so tangled up.
We had our first guests over, well except for the missionaries, for dessert this evening. The Haley's came over for cookies and ice cream. I showed the boys my awesome rock collection.
Here is an entire slew of new videos of the past couple weeks:
Phillip's Bouncy Seat
Phillip Talking to Mom
Mia Playing Piano
Fairy Tea Party
Posted by Jenni Call at 10:39 PM