Sunday, February 21, 2016

McHaffie Family



Lovely windy autumn family photos with the McHaffie family.

Even the dogs got to join us!







Rust



 Senior pictures done in November for this young man.

I'm really enjoying doing Senior sessions. The kids have been great to work with and so have their mothers!When you're working with only two people at a time, you get to "play" more. Using different angles and locations. I really hope to do more small sessions in the future.








Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Time flies

Wow, has it been so long? It's been several months since I last posted anything. Busy with the Holidays, being sick, and doing painting parties!

In November I started doing painting parties. I pick a painting to instruct while my "students" follow and sip coffee. I know most people do these parties with wine, but I'd rather not worry about serving alchohol and I like that people under 21 can attend. Teenagers and Twenty year old's like to paint too!
We have painted I Whimsical Tree, Snowman and Cardinal, Peacock Feather, and a Heart Tree. In March we will be doing a Cottage Landscape that I designed.

I also did a young mans Senior photo shoot in early December. I'll work on posting those soon I hope. There are other winter shots I took that I need to go through as well. We had a beautiful frost one day that I was lucky enough to capture.  I also have some fun ornaments and paintings I did that I need to write a post for. I've been such a slacker!

This year hasn't been the kindest to me though. I dealt with a sinus infection around Christmas, which I managed to remedy using my Young Living Oils! Rather happy I decided to sign up with them. I'd take natural oils over antibiotics any day! I was hit with Strep in January, had to go to the doc for that one. I never get any warning with Step and it kicks my butt. As I type this, I'm fighting some sort of resperatory issue. It consists of an annoying cough but not much else luckily.
My husband also about caught the house on fire! It was both of our faults really. I had stuff on the stove that shouldn't have been there and he didn't pay attention and turned on the wrong burner.
Those silly glass rocks that are glued to our cupboards is what brought the fire to our attention. I'm so glad he actually heard them dropping! He's usually oblivious to sounds in the kitchen. Ten seconds later and it could have been much much worse! All is well, but the two burners that are left on the stove don't work quite right anymore.

On a positive note, we're going to Ireland in June!!!
I'm so excited. I've only been as foreign as Canada, so this is going to be quite the adventure.
I have our itinerary and need to plan out exactly where to go and what to see along our path. We booked with Sceptre tours, so we have a nice self guided tour. It inlcudes entrance to certain historical places and four hotel rooms to stay in across the country. It's going to be so nice!
I'm trying to brush up on my Irish history and lore in the meantime. There will definitely be tons of pictures taken!

I hope to get back into the swing of things and post about once a month at least. Possibly more depending on what projects I get into or how busy I am.

Thank you for stopping by!