Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fashion Photography: A longtime love

I have been in love with Fashion Photography since I was a teenager and got my first Marie Claire Magazine, in college I wanted to be a fashion photographer at one point
The fluidity and movement of the pictures have always stunned me, to make a picture "appear" to be alive, even though it is in still form, is something quite powerful.

These pictures from the recent issue of Marie Claire recently struck me , ( I also happen to like the outfits)

Beautiful feminine and perfect in simplicity, the black and white makes it classic

I LOVE this outfit and the one below.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Reasons why my husband rocks

I think that sometimes my man feels taken for granted, so below i want to profess to the world Why My Husband Is So Awesome (previously titled "why my husband is better than yours")
1.He gets up early in the freezing winter to clear snow off my car.
2. He changes diapers AND does dishes, and if I don't feel good, he takes complete care of me
3. He fills up my gas tank if I'm empty AND even if I'm in the car, pumps it for me :)
4. He gets me flowers and plans surprises just "because".
5. He looks for art festivals to take me to even though i know it bores him silly and "is around all those damn liberals"
6.He accepts me for me, (farting, burping in public,not knowing that pearl harbor was fought in Hawaii not japan......)
7. He tells me I am beautiful at least two hundred times a day.
8. Goes grocery shopping for me when I can't, and actually get some obscure stuff that I want.
9. He knows how to make me crack up.
10. He is an awesome father to Hudson
11. He sat with me in the hospital with me and my dad all night until my mom passed away.
12. He is passionate about issues that matter to him and wants to do something about it, which is more than I can say for some people who complain, then never DO anything about it.
13. When I'm sick he brings me Chinese (won ton soup)
14. He loves to spend time with me and Hudson, and has recently become better at family time.
15. He LIKES to go to the mall and shop and walk around
16. He's got a hot car and wants me to get one someday too,
17. He rides a Harley!!! RRRROWRR and looks divine doing it!
18. He makes real good Mac and Cheese
19. He is the Macgyver of fixing things, got some tooth floss and a nail file? he can probably make you a temporary muffler, converter or other random things.
annnd 20.
He puts up with me, and trust me I am by NO means easy to deal with sometimes. I love him so much and am so honored to be his wife. :)

oh and one more thing........well.....hee hee I cant tell YOU EVERYTHING can I?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Were goin Bowlin!

Well it has finaly happened, my child is interested in bowling, my husband has been bowling since he was little and is quite good at it,a few weeks ago he asked me to bring Hudson down to the bowling alley to see if he had and interest, and he does, BOY does he! he loves to roll the ball down the lane, then gets all upset that he can't run after it and go get it (Or lift it for that matter)
We bought him a bowling machine for christmas and he loves to play with it, just sits his cute little but down on the lane, with ball in hand, rocks back and forth three times, then throws the ball :) And the best part is, if he misses the pins on the bowling machine, he just goes right up to them and knocks them down lol.
Below are two pictures i took last weekend at the lanes. Pardon the black smudge, my camera took a crap that weekend.

heading down the lane with daddy
Learning the art of waiting for the ball.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year New Start

Hello all, New years eve was well welcomed, the hubby and I spent it at Julia and Randys house, playing air hockey, eating good food and watching Hudson run around flirting with all the ladies :)
I was definitely ready to let the old year go,More than one bad thing had happened this past year and I wasn't sure I could handle anything else, although you do find how strong you actually are, when you have no choice BUT to be strong. I think I have certainly amazed myself.

I don' t do resolutions, but a few plans for this new year may be.
Take overall better care of myself:
No not the whole "Im going to lose ten pounds," promise, no I mean actually working on my fitness level, building muscle and taking my vitamin d and fish oil everyday. Trying to reduce my sodium and sugar levels to take better care of my heart, stuff like that. I am obviously not getting any younger, and my mother illness and death, really opened my eyes, and scared me. SO I have to get healthier, even if only so I'm around as long as possible. :)

Either Put up or shut up in regards with my job:
Either I find another job I really like, or i stay where I am at, and work on what makes me happy on the side,the economy is improving,and there isn't any real harm in checking out the want ads, but i have no real expectations, because what I really want to do, I couldn't make a living on right away, so it makes me wonder if I would even be SATISFIED with a new job.

Have more fun with the hubby and baby:
Just take life as it comes and try to enjoy more, enjoy everything. And relish the time with my little family.

Hope you had a great start to the new year!

Me and my 90 year old grandmother on New Years Day!
The Hubby and I
The Girls- Me, Julia,Sarah, Ingrid