Tuesday, August 30, 2011

After a fun Summer comes an Update!

Summer was such a whirlwind of FUN!!! I love taking my kids to places to explore, to learn, and most importantly have a wonderful fun bonding experience. These are the years my kids are going to look back on and know that their life is beautiful, even under the worst of scenerios. Here are a few snapshots of over the summer, I must admit that many times I opted to leave behind the baggage (AKA camera) and focus on the here and now.

And now, Fall is going to be upon us soon, and that means those BEAUTIFUL, vibrant, colorful leaves that I find myself more and more attracted to each year that passes. Mother Nature is certainly a force to be reckoned with (both good and bad!) I know I will be bringing out the camera more to capture the colors of Autumn.

Love & Blessings to all :)

{PS...The end group of photos are edited with the help of a Photoshop Action set that I am THE PROUD OWNER OF....Bohemian Symphony Collection. I can see the difference and it is AMAZING to say the least. You can visit her page here, www.ohsoposhphotography.com check her out, I promise you will LOVE her, she is such an inspirational woman who prides herself in offering help to others. A trait I find highly admirable.}

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring is springing!

Yes, Spring has started to spring. It seems that we are taking 1 step forward and 2 back. Yesterday the Kansas City metro reach a high of 91, today so far 46 and we have a wind chill of 34. How can this be??!! I want constant beautiful weather, the kind of weather you can walk outsidee barefoot if you don't have 4-legged animals that like to leave behind their treasures, if you know what I mean, but I do adore flip-flops!!

In a little under 2 weeks my son and I will be going to Florida, sounds like we are instore for a great time and hopefully the weather will be much more accomidating to my wishes of warmer weather. In the meantime the trees are starting to show bits of green, some are flowering, I do hope they continue and will not be harmed by the potential freeze that is instore for us tonight. I still can not wait to get my kiddos all dressed up in their Sunday best and take to the land of Kansas to get some fab spring photos. If I wasn't sick yesterday you bet your bottom dollar it would have been given a try yesterday. So I wrapped myself in my coat and marched outside to take a few snapshots of the beginnings of Spring, my most favorite time of year!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Kansas City Union Station

I LOVE this place. In the modern day we seem to rush by so quick buildings are becoming "up to date" and everyone seems to want to update their surroundings. The Union Station brings you back in time nearly the second you walk inside this place. It is magical, glorious and just breath-taking. Seems so odd to me that so long ago this place was buzzing with travelers and the only way to travel was by train. This place seems to dwarf people. If I could I really would spend an entire day in that place simply soaking in it's beauty, the beautiful architecture, the massive doorways, the amazing chandeliers and the most favorite part for me, the ceiling.

I have been having problems with my camera and in between shots it will read "Error 99, please turn the camera off and on again or take out and replace battery" so needless to say I couldn't take the time to do this with 3 kids anxiously awaiting visiting Science City, conveniently located in/near the Union Station. Hopefully I can go with out kids and with a properly functioning camera sometime.

This last photo is of a photo inside the Union Station back in the day, so the last 2 photos are of the same area, just a whole lot of time has passed between the 2. Amazing right?! If ever in the Kansas City area, I strongly encourage this to be on your list of places to visit!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My favorite time of the year is upon us

Spring!!! Who doesn't love spring, well ok don't answer that because I will tell you it is my son. My son has severe allergies to tree pollen. So along with beautiful new spring greens starting to sprout, my son gets swollen eyes, full body hives and asthma, poor kiddo. I still can't seem to contain my joy for this time of year, good bye brown, hello color!!!

So do what I want to do so badly, go out, walk smell the fresh air, look for the pops of color coming, at least in the Kansas City metro area showing up. When a bit more color comes out and I can escape the house, I plan on brining out that camera of mine and having a clicking good time!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blizzard 2011 in Kansas City

Here we are the first day of February, and the biggest storm that many meteorologists claim to have seen. I coming from the Northern area of Iowa, it is not. It is a reminder of why I hate snow, I mean yes it is pretty, but the wind that makes it blow is not pretty, and the cold temps that snow requires is far from pretty. I always get excited for the first snow fall, but any additional snow...forget it!! Schools cancelled classes for today last night and already have cancelled school for tomorrow. The kids may enjoy their snow days now, but I don't think they will like any make-up days they have coming!

So for my friend in Little Rock who is only experiencing thunderstorms, these pictures were taken in the comfort of my garage, because I am too afraid I will ruin either my camera or my lens.

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Passion

I want to share a passion of mine with you today, photography and babies!! I would like to see if I could make some extra money on the side doing something I love, pictures. I just need to figure out how to get myself out there amoungst all the wonderful photographers!

A wonderful friend of mine celebrated the birth of her 4th born child into the world and I was ever so fortunate to be able to photograph little Elijah. I also watch him and his siblings during the week while her life is continuing to change, she is going to school to better herself for her children, I am proud of her, and ironically we are trying to go into the same program. I hope when this winter weather finally decides to go away, that I will take more photo's of him, I've grown quite attached to that little man, all the fussy glory and all! So with out much more, here are some of my fav photos of baby Eli.