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38 year old Christian California Girl, wife, mother, photographer, crafter, dreamer, planner, eater, lover, music appreciator.....

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Break Day 31

Farewell August....

It's been a really fantastic month and I very much enjoyed participating in the August Break. My last picture was taken this weekend when after I noticed he'd been in the bathroom a little too long and it was a little too quiet I peeked in to find him missing. Actually hiding in the laundry basket. He cracks me up!

September is tomorrow!

September is going to be Huge... I mean HUGE.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August Break Day 30

Today has been a day of calling out sick, sleeping in late, Dayquil, lots of H2o, Puffs galore, Gossip Girl episodes on netflix, OJ, and more dayquil. I thought we'd made it through summer with out a cold but alas...it snuck up on us and it's a doozey! I have to kick this thing before we go camping this weekend so I'm doing everything I know to do to ensure it's a short lived illness. So this has been my nest of illness for most of the day. I did get a nice surprise this morning when one of my photos was featured on the Mortal Muses blog. :)
One more day of August break!

Monday, August 29, 2011


Finally I can afford Missoni! Target... I love you.

August Break Day's 27-29

Ugh Monday. E is home from school today with a cold and my throat is screaming so I'm next. The down side to sending him to school. At least we have the memory of lots of laughs and these perfect kabobs from this weekend to take us through today. I'll see if I can't turn things around and turn it into a fun day of fighting colds!

Friday, August 26, 2011

August Break 25 & 26

Ahhhh weekend. It's only Friday afternoon and already you've been so good to me! Catching up with dear friends, eating delicious food (not on my diet,) an exciting lesson in the wonders of our local library for E followed by a quick nap snuggled up in his bed, and finally a fun discovery on my camera. I admit. I'm pretty green when it comes to most of the features on this thing. I was trying to get my remote to work on it to take a selfie since I actually did my hair and make up today and discovered the Multiple Exposure option. HELLO FUN! :)

Once E wakes up from his nap and Devin swings by after work it'll be time to jump in the pool. It's hot out today and I'm milking every last minute of summer till she takes off leaving me longing for her return. Happy weekend all!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Inspirations

Thursday Flickr Faves, originally uploaded by KJBehavior.

Thursday Flickr Fave Tilt for your viewing pleasure. I spent some time this week searching out new photographers and being inspired by different styles. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August Break Day 24

I shot these last night with my new lens. I really can't wait to take it somewhere crowded, full of people or animals I can capture with out their knowledge. For now we're just getting to know one another. This trike was something I snatched up from Devin's folks discard pile when they moved. We used to have two of these at the church when I was a kid and I remember riding them till I was way too big and had no business being on them. I liked both of these shots for different reasons and processed them in totally different styles but couldn't choose one to post so... I'm posting both. One with a nostalgic and vintage feel, one with a gritty feel focusing on the texture. Just another aspect to my eclectic taste. Happy Wednesday!

Monday, August 22, 2011

August Break Day 23

New Toy. Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G came in the mail last night so I rushed to the park to stalk some ducks. I can now shoot from afar private detective style. ;)

August Break Day 22

My cousin Cherie and I posing for a photo last night. You may remember her from the 30 day challenge last month. I haven't seen her in about 5 years and she flew in for my Aunt and Uncle's big birthday bash yesterday. It was so awesome to see her. :) Love you Cherie! XOXO

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August Break Day 21

Nothing like finding a sparkle filled Betsey Johnson bow ring for $15 to make the weekend complete. Nordstrom's Rack you're so good to me.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August Break Day 20

We saw the Orca show again today.
He's so in love with the big creatures of the sea right now.
He passed out on the way home holding his beloved killer whale toy.
It was my favorite shot of the day.

Friday, August 19, 2011

August Break Day 19


I'm pretty stoked :) to see my photo included in today's collection at
The Maternal Lens Blog. I don't why I'm such a sucker for comments and seeing my work on other blogs. I've always been one that needs that positive feedback (aka ego strokes) from others for validation. Some people are just geared that way I suppose. Today was the first day in a long time I've had what I like to call "guilt free me time." Elijah was at preschool and I was off work so for 4 hours and some change I got to do what I wanted with out having to ask someone (usually my folks) to watch him. I spent this first Friday hitting a yard sale (total bust) and getting a much needed massage. I love massage. I'm pretty sure heaven will be full of massage tables and chocolate. My version anyway. ;)

Today's photo is of my yard sale finds last weekend.

Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August Break Day 18

First thing's first...he's gotta be smooooooth.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August Break Day 17

Something told me to bring my camera with me today, so I did. I was stopped at "the ding ding's" (my son's name for the train signal) when I saw this scene next to me. Bob's bar is the oldest bar in old town Elk Grove, he was out sweeping the front getting ready for his morning patrons, at 6:40am. He blew out a puff of smoke from his cig just as I hit the shutter. Thank you bartender!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August Break Day 16

Showing Grandma and Grandpa his big bike riding skills.

Monday, August 15, 2011

My Play-date with Carmen

Some of you may remember the photo shoot I did with Carmen last year. Well it took nearly a year for us to get it together and do it again and it was kind of last min but we did it and had fun!

Here are some of my favorites

My main request of Carmen was she wear her hair natural, curly, and BIG. Of course she doesn't like to wear her hair like this, it's heavy, hot, and in the way. But I LOVE IT! I LOVE BIG HAIR, of course, I don't have it. Just another case of grass is always greener I suppose. At least she gave me my wish and let me photograph her hair in all it's big glory.

Since our last shoot Carmen has gone to ANTM casting call, Fingers crossed for you girl! The camera loves you!

August Break Day 15

First day of preschool. BIG DAY! I took time off work to be the one to drop him off and pick him up. He did great, I on the other hand had to bolt for the door and put my sunglasses on while the waterworks started. When I picked him up he asked for a Starbucks vanilla milk and said his favorite part was the puzzles because there was a train and fishy puzzle. I wish I could pick him up every day to get treats and hear the run down of his day while it's still fresh. I'll get to on Fridays, those will be extra special days.

A new stage, a new step, my boy is so big, and I couldn't be more proud. :)

I love his choice of lunchbox too. He's already so cool.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Break Day 14

Hope your Sunday was full of beauty.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Break Day 11

You can imagine how stoked I was when I was out location scouting for my shoot with Carmen and found this gem. Yes, I love rusted out old cars. :)

Flickr Fave's

Flickr Fave's, originally uploaded by KJBehavior.

A little eye candy for your Thursday from my Flickr Fave's.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August Break Day 10

Happy Birthday Mom! You are so loved!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August Break Day 9

More from the magical meadow.

These shots deserved some special attention so I saved them for a special day. I think Tuesdays are special enough don't you?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August Break Day 7

Abstract photos from inside a car wash with my Polandriod ap.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011