Monday, September 15, 2008


I took Jovanna over to our senior portrait studio on Sunday and had a blast doing a photoshoot with her. I think this is really the first time I have done this with her. She had a great time being the center of attention and got to wear fun things. I got some AWESOME pictures of her...layouts coming soon! I will give you a bit of a tease though - here is my favorite...o.k. I lied, I have several favorites LOL!

She looks so grown up and mature. We have to work with her a lot on her smile because she is at that age that smiling for pictures seems to be such hard work and they give you that funny fake over-smile, you know what I mean? We got her to smile though. I had her repeat funny sayings to me like, "Grandpa's got stinky feet!" and she would laugh so hard. We had fun!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Reflections on 9/11

Every year we all reflect back on 9/11 and somehow we all tend to remember what we were doing and where we were on that awful morning. I was getting ready for work and turned on the local news as I always do while getting ready and there it was, on every station - the images of the first plane making contact and as I was watching, the second plane. I didn't even care that I was supposed to be at work or even think to make a phone call that I was running late. I continued watching the television and watched in horror as the towers fell. I couldn't speak, I couldn't move. I didn't have any ties to anyone I loved in the areas that were attacked but somehow I had feelings of deep sadness, fear and so many other feelings that I am not sure there are words to describe them. When I finally was able to peel myself from the television and head to work, it felt like such an inconsequential thing to have to do - to go to work. The office was in complete silence, everyone was speechless, unable to find words to say. We had meetings on that day and no one was in a space to be able to talk about things that now seemed so unimportant.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sketch #3

I created a new sketch! I am really enjoying learning this new skill and practicing new things in Photoshop that I have never done before. This is the first time I was successful at using a brush! Here's the sketch and a layout to accompany the sketch!

I have really been enjoying the featured Spice Kit this month. This layout, "Cherish all your happy moments" was created using the September Scrapdango Spice Kit.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I'm an Auntie...again!

Last night, my new nephew was born! Wyatt was born around 4:30am and was almost 8 lbs. He appears to be a healthy little Bickler boy! I hope I can see him tomorrow and get more pictures!