Monday, September 24, 2007

I've been to the year 3000

not much has changed but.............I am OLD and my ears are still ringing!!!

So, yesterday was the BIG day!!! Brendan wanted to see his FAVORITE FAVORITE group the Jonas Brothers!!!! I was able to get fairly good tickets -- row 22 center on the isle -- we were surrounded by about 5000 SCREAMING teen and pre-teen girls and about 20 boys - there were various parents here and there -- Brendan had a great time - they (the Brothers) actually had a better show than I expected. I took my camera in and took about 2000 - 2500 photos. I'll post some when I get done turning and editing them. In the event you haven't been able to enjoy them to the fullest I will first post Whitlee's FAVORITE song/video of them (Yes, my 3 year old is obsessed with them) -- Brendan didn't want a tshirt so we bought Whitlee one:)

Without further ado I give you The Jonas Brothers and the Year 3000....enjoy:)

And now, here is Brendan's FAVORITE song/video. The Jonas Brothers and S.O.S.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Rainy Days and Mondays.........

get you down............ I have been thinking of that song all day ---why? Well, because it rained and rained today!!!

A quick post today -- Brendan is loving middle school -- today we went to the 6th grade girls first basketball game -- Cascade has 2 teams and they played each other. Guess what??? Cascade won:) Specifically, the Gold team won (Emily is on that team!!!)

I did a photo shoot this weekend -- I took a couple of shots of Brendan.
The boys are of course JC and Christopher.
The actions used were Vintage Love and Rockstar both by Holly McCaig

Thursday, September 13, 2007

O dark early bird...............

doesn't get the worm it gets CRANKY!!!! So, I know I know eventually I'll get used to getting up at the awful hour -- Man, I tell you by about 3ish I am not a fun mommy!!!!

Brendan thus far is thriving in middle school (sob!!!). He has made a new friend a boy in the honors program his name is Cameron -- he is new to the school district. Brendan gets to eat lunch with his friends Jonathan, Sara and Emily AND he is determined to eat pizza every single day this year for lunch --- he is on a mission.

Whitlee....well, she is adjusting -- she is NOT happy about it but she is dealing with it!!! I have been playing on the computer some more here is a shot I took this summer at Lakota Beach.

Jeff started fall softball -- they have lost the 2 games that they have played but he is having fun and they haven't lost by much. He is also helping coach Brendan's soccer team -- He is a busy boy.

I think that is all for now -- I need to take a photoshop tutorial YIKES!!!!! it is 23 minutes long.

Friday, September 07, 2007


Cause that is how I roll:)
I am currently trying Adobe Lightroom -- it is for photos --- I LOVE IT!!!! Check these babies out!!!

I think this is my favorite one!!!


My cousin Sandra and her husband Sean

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Life is not .....

one of my most favorite quotes is:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.
I had a series of those moments yesterday.

Brendan started middle school - He did amazingly well considering how freaking scared he was!!! I found him dressed and having already eaten breakfast sitting on the floor next to his bed staring at the wall shaking -- YIKES!!!

I didn't cry (until I got into the van!!!) After school we took in his locker shelf (he has a top locker -- This is where you are suppose to be impressed:)) and he let me take some pictures of him with his locker --- notice there isn't anyone else in the hallway!!!
Here is a layout I did last night and then some candid shots of the kiddos from our traditional first day at Starbucks.
Plopper is 3r's ~ Heather Roselli And Font is MB Pomegranate
I don't know where she gets the open mouth thing.....I think she gets it from her dad:)

Sunday, September 02, 2007

September starts with a BEAUTIFUL......


Yesterday (the 1st) was the BEST BEST day!!! Brendan had this uber-awesome beyond words cool teacher in 1st grade. She really got Brendan and how he worked -- this was the pre-reading Brendan. He hated it so much because he had to struggle with it. She was able to teach him to love to read. And she was Brendan's first "crush". The only strike against her.....she's a COUG!!!! We gladly forget that:)

Anyhow, Ashley married a guy who is equally as awesome as she is -- my kiddos affectionately call him "Mr. Chet" last summer. When Ash told me she was pregnant I was over the moon for them. I took some really cool maternity shots for Ash a couple of months ago. Long story short Miss Mattie was born yesterday at 7:50 am after 26 hours of labor and 1:45 of active pushing. She is BEAUTIFUL - not cutesy but strikingly beautiful like -- watch out world she will bring you to its knees. She is amazing and of course has her daddy wrapped around her little tiny perfect finger.

Congrats Ash and Chet --- You guys done good!!!!!