Monday, June 30, 2008

Fun times

It's been a pretty boring week around the Pace household. Well... boring to our standards... a 3 and 5 year old can keep you on your toes! HA! We had one trip to the dentist. It ended up not being a very fun trip for me, but Kellen had a great time. The practice's waiting area was filled with video games, books and toys. It was a childs heaven! I certainly don't remember a waiting area like this when I was a youngster! ;) All is well, but there will be more visits in our future for little man. Baby girl goes with us next time for her first cleaning!

Can you tell which one's not so interested in having a photo taken?? ;)

This weekend my in-laws were in town. This is the start of their 5-6 weeks at the beach. They look forward to this trip all year, but really who can blame them? It would be nice to have the summers off. While they were at the house this weekend I took a couple pictures of them with the kids. You can certainly see the adoration not only of the kids with their Grandparents but from the Grandparents of the kiddos.

I've gotten a few requests to take more photos for others and I'm really psyched about that! I enjoy photography so much and getting to know other families and their children. It's such a pleasure! With that said, call any time to schedule an appt for a session!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Collage II reveal

Background information... Muzak had a contest to create a cover for the new Collage CD's that showcases the amazing talent of Muzak employees. A friend / co-worker and I put our heads together and came up with a concept shot. We entered it, and we won! It didn't make the actual cover, but it should be inside some-where. ;) Pretty exciting, I thought! And fun!
On Saturday I was invited to a Preview Party of Collage II - amazing music!! I'm constantly blown away by the talent here! I took some photos for them at the party. I'm excited to be a part of the fun and thankful... thankful to have my photo chosen for on the CD as well as to be asked to take more!! YAY!
Just a little reveal of the evening:

The food was fantastic!!

Appropriately, this is what hangs on a Muzak wall!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Grandpa Traister

Grandpa worked as an electrician retiring from Knox Glass after 36 years. He was an avid motorcyclist, hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his family. He was a hard worker... that's what I would remember most about Grandpa along with his wonderful smile. Always ready to help anyone if they needed it. He was always up for a trip on the motorcycle and never missed an opportunity to walk through the woods with a gun. I was the only granddaughter, but I remember never feeling left out of the family fun. As I do, the men in Grandpa's life are going to miss him dearly, but will always cherish those special times they had together.

Grandpa created some amazing roots for the Traister family.

Little Mans birthday party was a hit!

5 years old! It's so hard to believe! I have been blessed with a boy that loves his family, friends & Jesus. He is very high energy and easily distracted, but he's a complete joy. His belly laugh is highly contagious and one that I have memorized to play back any chance I get.
They all loved Monkey Joes:

Sunday, June 15, 2008

First newborn session

I had the wonderful pleasure of visiting some friends on Saturday & their beautiful 4 week old daughter. She was such a doll and certainly gave me a tiny twinge of baby fever! :D Just a tiny one, I promise! I wasn't 100% pleased with the photos but they are such a photogenic family! Thank you two for allowing me to do this and I hope we get to see each other again soon. Hopefully the little one will sleep better for you two!
Here's a few photos from the day:

Soon to follow: My little mans birthday party pictures!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Storming tonight

It's been thundering and lightening all evening. But gosh what a light show outside! It was amazing! I'm normally one to hide inside, but I couldn't pass up trying to get some lightening captures. Here are a couple...

Rain is good... we need it badly.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The day without daddy...

I've decided that part of this blogging was going to be hopefully an extension of my daily photos. The only difference will be that I plan on it being more of a weekly update... photos here and there for a while.

So, my husband was traveling today, the kids and I enjoyed the day just hanging around the house - doing some swimming. Of course I had the camera with me! HA! It was nice to hang out with them... they are such good kids. We ate breakfast out, did some swimming, lunch, nap, more swimming, dinner and then out for ice cream! YUM! The perfect day!

First Blog!

My first blog! I'm so excited about the months to come. I have so much to look forward to. What a blessing to be where I am right now. I've spent the last year and a half working to expand on my photography & creativity. I've done a Daily Picture for a year and in between have just been enjoying every moment I can with my family. It's often that you'll see me walking around with the camera around my neck (just like when I was young and on vacations)! I was taking it to work with me almost every day for the past year as well! Imagine what others must think, LOL. But in all honesty, I've had so much fun capturing some wonderful things throughout.
I'll leave this first post with a picture of my very adorable little neice.

Thank you!