I stopped by a logging job just up the road from the house today and gave them my card, hoping they’ll let me come capture a few shots of them working with some cool equipment I haven’t shot before. This post is just in case they check out the website and need some proof that I do LOVE to photograph logging. I’ll probably go ahead and do a full post later today just for the heck of it.
This weekend was a crazy busy fun one for us. We left the house around noon on Friday and made our way out to Farragut State Park with Pistol Pete and Jolly Red. The Cenex Co-Op Treasure Ride was Saturday so we camped overnight with friends, neighbors, and family. The first campfire of the season was a late burning one with some local brew being poured liberally. Saturday we had a great time out on the ride with some 180ish other riders. An evening back at The Farm with a smorgasboard of grilled meats from an accidentally thawed freezer finished off the day. Sunday we said goodbye to a cute kid Baby Kate calls “Easter” and his parents as they headed to the opposite side of the nation for a while. Then we headed over to a location I’ve used previously for photo sessions to do a barn teardown. We pulled a HUGE trailer load of old wood off the place, and in the bottom of the pile we found this really awesome chain that had been used to feed cattle. Can’t wait to dream up some fun projects with it and give it new life. Speaking of which… The amazing Jessica is working on a new blog design for me! So soon this blog will have new life too! Hope spring is bringing all kinds of wonderful new life to you as well!
My littlest isn’t such a baby any more. It’s sad . But she still refers to herself as “Baby” and it makes us laugh every time when she does something goofy and then says,”Silly Baby!” We did a few shots yesterday for Valentine’s Day cards. These are my two favorites. We’ll try big brother’s today after he gets off the bus. Hopefully we’ll have beautiful sunny fog outside for his. He’s not much for studio shots. So, which one do you prefer of the following two? I need votes before I print one up. I’m too indecisive myself.
First up, my faking little angel.
Next, Baby growing into a little girl.
We went out and got our tree on Sunday and were able to get it up and decorated last night. I know it’s supposed to be a special time of memories, but sometimes I feel like it’s all I can do to keep the kids from tearing everything out of the boxes and spreading it all over the house in one giant mess. But… the next day things always look brighter and better .
Since I’ve been a slacker on this blog this summer, I thought I’d take the time today to upload a little “summer snapshot.”
We started June with a local car show. Just the kids and I went and we stashed the car seats behind the truck tires and enjoyed the festivities of Founder’s Day in Medical Lake.
There was a camping trip out at Cedar Mountain Farm Bed and Breakfast with Grandma, Papa, and E.
A new baby, Bantry, was born at the Farm.
We took lots of evening walks down our country road.
I built a trellis for the front walk but never did get around to planting anything to climb it. Next year!
In July we did some swimming at Farragut in the latest fashion: swimsuits and cowboy boots.
Then some more camping.
Camping and bark eating for Baby K. Honestly. I turned around once while she was playing on this downed tree and her mouth was stuffed full of bark. Weirdo.
Some motorcycle rides were also in order. In jammies of course.
And then Baby and I went to Missoula for a couple of days with M for horse jumping, bike riding, and Big Sky Brewery beer drinking. Well, not Baby on that last one.
In August we got to see this handsome little fellow and his mama.
Spent some time at Medical Lake. Baby has no fear of the water. Yikes.
These two are such best of friends.
It was also finally time to get a new “mouse controller.”
And then at the end of the month was “The Day.”
Not included are the files of pictures that were big events unto themselves. Our 12 days back east
and the week up the North Fork.
*Again, please forgive the cruddy uploads and point-and-shoot pictures. I must find someone who understands these things to get the upload issue fixed.
This may be something I’ve shared on here before, forgive me if it is, but this wonderful family found me via craigslist not long after we moved here. They’ve trusted me with a great number of photo sessions since then and I’ve been so blessed to know them. We met up a few weeks ago, broke the rules and shot these in the Japanese Gardens at Manito. I had no idea you weren’t supposed to do that?! Anyone know why? On to pictures…
The whole good looking family.
Some days my uploads are good. Some days not. I give up.
I love this little spot on the Rathdrum Prairie. I’ve used it before and I hope to use it again. It recently changed hands according to word on the street but it’s so country and convenient I’ll bake cookies or whatever to sweet talk my way into using it more . This family was super fun, well prepared with thoughtful props and outfit changes, and had a dog that looked at the camera. It really couldn’t have been a better day!
This last one is one of my own selections, and I had to include it because I just love it so much. It might be because I was such a little daddy’s girl myself, but it just gets me every time the way she tucked her toes into her daddy’s pocket and wasn’t letting go for anything. Sweet daddy’s girl moments.
If these all look a little different from one another in their coloring I was having fun trying all my actions out in new ways this day of editing. I’ve been looking at Get Totally Rad Recipes and have been considering purchasing Rad Lab. Any photographers out there have it or have any input on it?
The mornings are turning cool and our leaves are turning yellow, but life hasn’t quite slowed down enough for regular blog posting yet. I’ve been busy canning 49 quarts of peaches, 27 pints of tomato sauce, and 20 lbs of green beans. It feels good to stock the shelves. So hang in there with me, I’ll be back to posting more frequently on here soon! Until then, a couple shots from our recent weeks…
Since June 28th, or 39 days ago, we’ve been on the go. Essentially non-stop it seems. I’ve been home a few more nights than the kids, but I think they’ve spent about 10 nights at home in that time. It’s been a summer of fun so far. Too many great adventures and outings to share all of them. Hopefully when the snow blows I’ll sit down and share a few highlights and stories for my own archival sake if nothing else. Until then, I’ve got some editing to catch up on and a “we’re not done with the terribles in the twos” nearly three-year-old to live with. Hoping for a bit of sleep catch up too!
Oh to be able to sleep anywhere on any surface again!