Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Torns.

I had the priviledge of taking photos for my new friends, the Torns. Their sweet little girl, Makena, is turning 1 and they also wanted some family shots. They picked a great location, SUNY Albany, which I can't believe I didn't know had so many cool spots after living in Albany almost my entire life! I loved shooting there even more because Ryan is a professor there so it's even more memorable/special.
It was alot of fun and the weather was perfect. I wanted to share a photo from yesterday afternoon- I'll let them be the first to share all of the other pictures I took ;)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Yikes! What happened?? I fell off the wagon..but i'm hoppin back on :)

Let me tell you about this picture. It's not good. The exposure if off and I couldn't really do much to edit it and make it look better. But I love this... Braden had come running through the field to meet up with us and when he got to us these two gave each other the sweetest hug! So while I didn't have a second to fix my settings, I didn't want to miss the moment of this shot. priceless.

the farm.

My sister's inlaws own a beautiful farm not too far from here. They are the nicest people! Braden even calls Arlene Grandma. We took a little morning trip over there to play and make cookies and pizza, so fun. And the rain held off long enough that we could walk through the fields and get a couple of pictures! My sissy, i <3 her.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Big Boy.

He's not a baby anymore. He uses phrases or says things like "you've got to be kidding me" ,"mommy, i want a pet", "i'm upset because..", "that's not fair." His tantrums are less and he understands more. He has a fabulous imagination and comes up with pretty impressive stories. He's very athletic and agile. He's emotional and intense. He uses the potty. He's determined but sensitive. He still likes to snuggle and read stories though.

I love this boy, Braden.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Not Patient.

Patient would not be a word that I would use to describe my myself. Mostly when it comes to things that I cannot do or need/want to learn to do.
Right now it's Photoshop.

On a more exciting note- I start my Photography Worshop with Maggie Holmes on Monday and I cannot wait!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Last night I brought Rob into the ER. He was having the anxious feeling accompanied by the super fast heartbeat. He's experienced this before, twice actually, and so we knew the drill. The only difference this time was that we knew that he was supposed to have been taking his medication every day and had been neglecting to do so. Sigh. Rapid AFIB.
After sitting in an ER room for several hours and pumping some meds into his system, his heart rate dropped but his rhythm wasn't normal. They decided to keep him overnight to keep him on meds and see what would happen in the morning. I love how they threaten to "shock" him if the medicine doesn't work...Seriously, can we talk about how perhaps there should be a better way to tell a patient and their spouse what the next step might be without just saying "Well if this doesn't work we'll have to shock you." That isn't comforting in the least. Not to mention that even after having heard that two other times, I'm still not quite sure what it all entails because no one has explained it.
This morning they decided to put him on a new round of meds and give him a shot in the stomach to keep him from clotting. Since everything in the hospital seems to take ages, by the time they were ready to give him the new medicine his heart had converted back into regular rhythm. Nearly two afters after the news of our upcoming discharge, we are still waiting for the Dr. to come in to check him and release us. Ok, i'll stop complaining.
I'm thankful that my husband is ok. That we'll get to go home to see our boys tonight. That they'll get to wrestle and play with him. That by this evening we'll all be together and he'll be on his merry way to annoying me :)
Praying that we can get some answers and they can figure out what is causing this. Because somehow the idea of him taking three meds every day but not being sure what is making his heart go crazy doesn't sit well with me.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Weekend.

This past weekend our friends Paul and Amy and their kids came to spend the weekend with us. It was so fun to stay up late and spend time laughing and hanging out. The weekend was perfect. We ate alot, laughed alot, stayed up late, and our kids played great together. It's so sad that we live 6 hours away from each other and can't see each other more often but its great when you can stay in touch with such good friends. You know, the kind of friends where you pick up right where you left off? Thanks Paul and Amy for being such great friends!
Here are a couple of pictures from the weekend.