Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry ______ to all, and to all a good night.

Just a quick word wishing everyone a safe and happy holidays. will have some great new shots of the little kids coming up soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Friday, December 19, 2008

who's tired?? oh yea, it's me.

The holiday season in retail is always an experience, to say the least. Business has been good and that means we all get to keep our jobs and move forward into a new year armed with the knowledge that our "good 'ol US of A" hasn't quite met her demise just yet. Despite what all the economists proclaimed as the onslaught (as of a year ago) of a recession, consumers have come in droves to buy, buy, buy. Capitalist Santa strikes again.

I will say that people seem to be watching their spending more this year. Under the glow of fluorescent lights, more greenbacks are seeing action than plastic I.O.U.'s. Customers also seem to be more pleasant and less rushed than in previous years. For example, there were fewer stories this year of trampled geriatrics than last year. More "how does this work?" and "what makes product A better than product B?" questions are asked. Also, smiles from both sides of the register are being used with regularity.

In summary, i am exhausted. The shear number of items being purchased this year has boggled the mind and i need a reprise. It's almost over, John...almost.

Now i must foray for all the tangibles and holiday wishes of my family and friends. As much shopping as i have seen thus far, none of it has been accomplished by me, but that's a whole different story.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

i feel the need for speed

As an exercise in making myself shoot more and in various styles, i have decided to start an educational photo blog

Drop by if you care or have a minute and feel like being a courteous, kind, wonderful human being.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oh, sweet, tasty turkey...

Michelle points out that the placement of the napkins indicates the direction food must be passed. So it was written, so it shall be done!
(Thanksgiving is QUITE the experience at our house)

Reilly tells grandpa, "No more playing with my belly!"

I have decided, with each batch of pictures, a new facial contortion must be revealed.

I see a bit of Aiden in this one.

Taking pictures of ourselves is becoming our favorite passtime.

I love this...

and this...

and this...

He was playing Peek-a-Boo

My new all-time favorite of Reilly and Pete.

I am convinced that kid's DVD's are exactly the length of my naps, every single video.

Reilly and grandma

Happy Reilly

"Somebody wipe my chin!"


"Man, that was a really big meal. Gonna have to couch it for a bit."

Reilly sitting up.

Great Thanksgiving through and through. Thanks to everyone, everywhere who is part of my life. You are all wonderful people and i extend my gratitude to you all.

I love Stuffing... =]

Pictures cross-posted on my Flickr Site