To say that life has been crazy would be an absolute understatement. Mitch and I haven’t spent a single night at home in over two weeks. Funny thing (not really funny) is that our next day off won’t be until June 14th because of the way the schedule falls. The majority of the recent nights we spent at the ballpark until about 10 or 11, there was one 4a.m. morning/night in there also though.
Last week Mitch’s parents came out for a visit. I definitely don’t feel like we were very good tour guides. Thanks to our schedules, we really only got to take them into Chicago on Saturday before we took them back to the airport. We did get to head up the Sears Tower and out to Wrigley though.
My parents fly in Friday through Tuesday. I’m fearing that my hostess skills aren’t going to be quite up to par again since the team is home Fri-Sun. Hopefully we’ll get to catch some sites though.
Since I haven’t had many RailCat free moments lately, I don’t have any new portraits to get up. The plan is to work on those after my parents and the team leave Tuesday night. I am going to share one ballpark shot and a couple shots of Chicago from the Sears Tower.
Doesn’t Mitch have the field looking absolutely beautiful?! He also added a few of his signature paint jobs.
The last shot is actually available here on our multimedia page to set as your wallpaper on your computer.
Thanks everyone for continuing to check in here over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully the longest dry spell of no posts this blog will ever see is over.
Let’s just say that today did not go as I would have hoped, but 5:00 was very welcomed! Tomorrow might be another one of those days, too.
So, here is Reilly. Right about now he is throwing his Kong treats across the room and trying like crazy to get them out. For the next five minutes I’m going to pretend that those are my only worries!
Hopefully everyone else’s day was fabulous!
When Easter rolled around my mom surprised me on one of those days that I just needed a good surprise. She had packed up Mitch and my Easter baskets just like usual and had shipped them out to us and had thrown in some fuzzy chicks to decorate our place with. That was one of my most recent “good” mom moments that really made me appreciate her and everything she’s done for me over the years. Yes, there were definitely “bad” mom moments, but coincidentally they were mostly when I was 13-20, so I’ll say those don’t count in honor of Mother’s Day. Thanks for everything Mom!
I spent all of today trying to catch up on orders and processing some new sessions. I, of course didn’t get as much done as I would have liked, but I did get a good chunk of everything done. Some of those things included editing three new sessions. Two are for moms celebrating their first Mother’s Day and one for two more new moms and a new grandma, so it’s only fitting that I put up three images today to give each of them sneak peeks. I’m also throwing in one of my favorite images of my mom.
The “L” here is backwards thanks to my fabulous “assistant”
This shot is (obviously) from my wedding. It’s one of my favorites of my mom because she is laughing and so genuinely happy. All of our wedding pictures were by the fabulous Andy and Angie Wood of A&A Photography who I can’t recommend enough!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Anyone who has been in our home or since we’ve moved so much in the last year, our homes knows that I have an addiction to BIG prints. Our living room wall is covered in four 16×20′s, our bedroom has one big 16×24, and that’s just the start of it. I do kind of laugh when someone refers to an 8×10 as a BIG print, because I’ve gotten to the point that those are my little prints. A print with some size can really make a statement in a room. That, and everything I print, I print because I love it or the person/people in it and don’t want to have to get right up next to the picture to really enjoy it.
When I was back in Colorado I went over to Kayte’s home (this is her little guy) to figure out what she wanted to order. She showed be the wall that she wanted to put the shots up on and we figured out a wall arrangement with some big images that are going to be beautiful in their home. If you have a spot picked out for the images, let me help you figure out the best way to display them and the best sizes for your spot.
When I buy or shoot new pictures and go to print them, I view them as an investment. They aren’t just going to be around for a year or two, I hope that I can pass them down and have them be as treasured as I hold my grandparent’s and parent’s pictures.
Here is the arrangement that we came up with for Kayte. The b&w center image is a 16×24 and the long skinny prints are 10×20′s. I can’t wait to see this up!
Look for a bunch of new stuff on the blog throughout this week. Tomorrow is going to be a busy workday. I figured I better get it all done tomorrow before our season starts Thursday!
I know that this isn’t as good as a cute baby, but this is the only proof I can post up from my day that is photo related to prove that I really am swamped. The rest of the proof will be on the outfield wall for anyone who comes to a RailCats game. This picture is going to be used on our official scorecard.
I almost forgot about this… Cydni is going to be selling limited edition posters of pictures I take throughout the season or designs I do in the store. The first one actually isn’t anything too fancy it is basically just all of our logos, but for RailCats fans it is definitely something that would be neat to frame up on the wall.
Life has gotten a little crazy around here while we try to prepare for opening day down at the stadium. I’m going to try like crazy to work on some more pictures from last week on my lunch breaks, but my posts might be scarce through next Thursday!