Saturday, August 30, 2008


I usually don't like to do color on black & whites (reminds me of those cheesy kid pictures acting grown up??) ... but I thought this was kinda cool. Sorry for the close up, Captain ...

A tribute ...

I'll write and give some details of the race later--as for now .. enjoy some pics.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

the Angels ...

Kate started practices for her U-5 soccer league last week. She LOVES playing and actually begs to wear her cleats and for mommy to play soccer with her. I can't vouch for her coordination, but at least she's having a great time! :) Because she has seen me play before, she kind of knew what to expect and so when I asked her how you play soccer, she replied, "You kick the ball in the goal"- I guess she learns from the best! :) :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

OFF TO PORTLAND ... Hood to Coast 2008!

Last week half the team got together to do more video work for the H2C documentary ... John Hammerley (a local news anchor) is a big part of the race and we have become friends with him over the years. Because he is local to Dallas, we were able to meet up for a run. John is a lot of fun--and crazy ... he runs marathons barefoot!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Beckham Preview

This morning we shot the Beckham family with their two-month old baby, Graydon. We were able to take our time and enjoy the cool weather (somewhere in the 70's!) and the quick smiles of a two-month-old. We kept taking pictures even after he fell asleep and got some sweet shots of the Beckham family ... good times :)

Graydon ... passed-out on the bench:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Daddy's Girls

Here's some shots of the girls at the pool with their Daddy. There is nothing they love more than swimming (unless you're talking about "treats"). Kate loves to "dive", as you'll see her attempting in the last picture. As long as she starts with her arms up, in the diving position, it qualifies as a dive in her mind. :)

My Mom came into town last week for a few days. Its always fun to have visitors, but when Grandma comes to stay...well, thats something extra special! And, she came bearing gifts! Kate and Taylor LOVED having her here (and so did Brian and I!)...we didn't do much, but we spent a lot of time at the pool and just chatting and eating yummy lunches. We miss Grandma already!

Kate trying to lay out like her Grandma Becky ...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Summer Photo Contest ...

I randomly entered a "summer picture" into a Natalie Norton-sponsored photo contest. There really were no criteria--just that it was a summer picture.

There were 269 entries and 5 were chosen by local artists ... I was one of the 5, but I won't tell you which photo is mine. Check it out and vote for your favorite by adding a comment.

For those of you who are learning about photography, "Pics and Kicks" is a great source for information/ education--she does a much better job of explaining things than I could ever do.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

N.A.D.S. in Training for H2C '08

You might remember this post from a few months back. We are now getting some footage for the Hood to Coast documentary ...
With less than two weeks away from H2C '08, the N.A.D.S are in full force training hard ... well, most of the team is.

I know, I know ... look at my shorts--yes, they are short, yes, they are the Texas flag. To me, it is a small price to be part of the North American Distance Sprinters.

Also, check out the production team for the documentary here. Cool stuff.


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Komenda Preview

It was so fun to photograph the Komendas ... great family; great style!

My model award this week goes to ... AVA! What a natural. I'm sure I took a disproportionate amount of shots of her, but can you blame me ... very photogenic little girl--she worked hard for her promised ice-cream from mom & dad. :)


Monday, August 4, 2008

The "Smallest" Announcement We've Ever Made...

I know most of you already know this, but I thought I'd make it official and let you know that our little family will be growing by one in January (19th, to be exact). I'm still trying to wrap my head around having 3 kids!!! But, we are really looking forward to it. In 4 weeks, we can even find out whether it is a boy or girl- yep, we are NOT waiting on that one!

I wish I had a cute picture of it...but, I wanted to include the specs, just so you know how "small" it really is:

4 1/2 inches
3 1/2 ounces
and...cute as can be (coming from the mommy!)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Furness Preview

Our Saturday morning fun continues ... we ventured back to Highland Park which, despite the heat, tends to feel pretty good--mostly because we are in the shade and because we end up in the creek.

If you ever want Megan to smile, talk to her about her favorite princess ... get Mason to smile, let him play with a ball (makes sense). Enjoy.