Saturday, 31 August 2013

Saskatoon Family Photography

Sloan is 20 months and this is her family!
She is such a sweetie pie!
I photographed Sloan when she was in her mommy's tummy, when she was born, her one year photos and again today.
Twenty month old's do not like to have their photo taken. Even if they know you. :) They run away from the camera! But I just chase them!
But we snagged a few when she was distracted.
In a year she will be posing for me... just like her cousins. :)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Eva Style

The girl has style.....

Published! Chatelaine

Yup! One of my photos has been published in Chatelaine mag - with my permission.

September edition, page 20. :)

On other news  a photo I took of the Legislative building in Regina was also published - without permission - two sights - since removed. A Real Estate agent in Regina thought it would look nice as his page banner...... sigh. If he had just asked I probably would have said okay.
Why do people do that??!!

But Chatelaine contacted me and paid me. That makes me happy.
So here you have it - Schmoo cake. It is delicious. And you don't have to go all the way to Winnipeg's Osborne Village to get it. Prairie Ink makes a fabulous version of it too.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Friday, 23 August 2013

Free Oak Entertainment Center

babysat the girls this morning and they were helping me purge stuff from the basement......sort of.

I cleaned out the entertainment center in prep for kijiji but the girls had so much fun climbing in and out of it. Eva went "shopping" thru all my sorted stuff and piled it into the cupboard. sigh...

Anyways, I had this custom made for Davids birthday a few years back. It is solid oak with no marks or scratches on it.

It has a small 2 inch chunk cut out of the back upper corner to make it fit around the fireplace. But that is not noticeable.

I am putting it on kijiji tomorrow but I thought I would post it to all my blogger and facebook friends first.

I would love to make THIS out of it but, well neither my sweet accountant husband or I do saws very well. But boy if I could,  I would.

So I am offering if free to the first person to contact me and come and get it.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Family Vacation Slideshow

I spent a good chunk of yesterday making a slideshow for the kids and grandkids. I use ProShow Web for my slideshows and they recently added many more features - so I had a minor learning curve to figure it all out but I am thrilled with the changes they have made.
This family slideshow has a good sampling of all the activities we did on our family vacation to Florida this past April. I was even able to work in a short video of Mark's win doing the Fear Factor contest at Universal Studios.
It is little long - 6 minutes - but I figure in 15 years the kids will love watching this. I love watching it now but, well you know. :)

I made a coffee table book too. Managed to get over 200 photos into it.

Just preserving family memories. :)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Saskatoon Family Photography

Meet Liam's Family!

Liam just turned two and is the sweetest little guy.
There is lots of love in this family and I enjoyed an hour with them at the Forestry Farm. It's a great place to have some family fun and captures some moments in a two year olds life.

Monday, 19 August 2013

The BEST Grandpa

Oh how Eva and Norah were giggling especially on the bumps and the turns.
Their laughs are just beautiful music to my ears. 

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Summer evenings...

Well I just couldn't decide which one I loved more then the other you have to look at them all. :)

Eva in her back yard Friday evening.

oh look who sat still for an nanosecond......

Eva ,"Grandma, take a picture of Eva's somersault....."

She poses for me now!
The "no pictures" phase has officially passed!!

I shot a family of nineteen yesterday - wow I have never shot so many lovely, obedient and happy children - we were done in an hour and 15 minutes!! Nine kids ages 10 an under - and they all smiled for me! Love it. haven't got permission to post those yet. :)

Also did a studio shoot of a body builder....... oh my! Can't post any of those until we see which ones go commercial :)

Busy Weekend!!
Sunday promises to be a quiet time..... with some photo editing. :)
How did you spend your weekend?

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Salad Art

I have found a new creative outlet...

as if I needed one!  :)

It is salad art.

You heard it here first folks.

Most days around 5:30 I open the fridge and pull out all the creative tools at hand and get to work.

I am quite loving it..... especially when my sweetheart raves about my salads. :)

It's fun, it's creative and dang it tastes good. Especially with my organic home made salad dressing - with cold pressed hemp or flax seed oil and organic honey...... and a few other secret ingredients.

There is always a little fruit and always seeds of some sort and cheese of some sort...... blue being our favourite....... Laurie from Arizona - here that? :)

Ain't it purdy?

....wonder if Chatelaine will pick this one  up. :)
Anxiously waiting for the September issue........

TWO big shoots today.......time to charge some batteries and format a few cards.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Grandma's house

Play, eat, bath, watch 15 minutes of Mary Poppins, eat again, play some more. 

These photos are from the "watch Mary Poppins" part. 
We just might finish the movie one of these days. 

Another busy weekend approaching. Will be carrying my my camera  most of Saturday. :)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

iPhone Photos

Finally got the iPhone photos off the phone and onto the computer.....

iPhone photo of the flooded South Saskatchewan this June.

I stood in the rain (in dress shoes) for this one.
The things I do for this blog!!

Saskatoon City Hospital....

Lunch hour stroll downtown....
Where glass meets the sky

Mean Grand parents!!
She kept asking for more....lemon

Running errands on my day off.
What the back seat of my new SUV looks like....
And I thought I was done with car seats!!

Always take Woody along

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The New Bridge

it's open!

and I thought you would like to see what it looks like from underneath. :)

This first photo is an HDR photo. I took three exposures and combined them in HDR Efex Pro 2
It meant Sherpa had to carry the tripod around - love that guy! :)

Have you been on the new bridge in Saskatoon yet?

Monday, 12 August 2013

Family Fun!!

I love summer. Sundays on the deck. Mark is home for a visit. The morning at church with the saints then off to squeeze in 18 holes on the course.
Then the family and friends arrive.
The young ones come to be fed.
They visit.
We feed them.
We all have a grand time.
Life at our house... I will sleep well tonight. :)

Chili bites, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, halloumi.... They ate it so fast I didn't have time to get a decent photo!!
Then steaks and the works.
Oh yes dessert - slaved over that one. ;)

The grands in the wading pool in freezing cold water.

YUP! We had a grand time

Ended the evening with a round of Cranium!

Girls against the guys!

we lost. :(

 Cool Dudes!!

 the appies
 the people
 Really! I was there!

Those desserts!

And that my dear blogging friends is how we redeemed the day yesterday! 
In service and with great thanks to Him who is worthy!

Hope you all have a wonderful week enjoying this beautiful summer weather.