Archive for November, 2007

I’m published!!

November 30, 2007

Wohoo! Just had to share my good news. I had one of my images published in a ca lander for the “Friends of Vandaveer.” My image is under March, and I guess they will be having it up for display at the Vandaveer conservatory in March ’08, along with a digital slide show of my images. It was kind of cool to see how many other great photographer’s the Quad-Cities has, although I’ve already met quite a few great ones. Anyways Vandaveer park is one of my favorite places to shoot, I have a ton up on flickr from there. Oh and if you’re in the area, go check out the Vandaveer Conservatory, right now they have the whole thing decorated with Christmas lights and they have displays up with Christmas characters, and yes they had Jack from Nightmare before christmas!!! I think we’re heading back there this weekend to do our family christmas picture with Jack. 🙂 I have a ton more I want to say, but it’s 3 in the morning, and I need some zzzz’s.

Dirt bikes rock!

November 4, 2007

We spent Saturday out in Walnut, IL watching the Midwest VMX dirt bike races all day. It was pretty fun. My father-in-law races. I had never been to anything like this before, and it turned out to be pretty cool. These guys really get into this stuff. It sounds like I’ll be seeing more of these next year, because Cory will be signing up to race next year. For now I have close to 1000 pictures to start editing (don’t expect to see me off of my computer anytime soon). Here are just a few of them.

My father-in-law (Leroy), flying through the air. 🙂

This was a friend of their’s Mark. He and his wife were both really nice, and Crystal really loved their dog Jessi (I gave her the camera and now have like 20 shots of Jessi).

Oh, and this is just here because Bultaco is the funnest word to say.

If you attended the event, or just like my pictures click here to order prints from this race.

More to come.

Trick or Treat part 2

November 2, 2007

Ok, I freaking love that picture. My cousin’s daughter is probably one of my favorite people to shoot, because she is just full of attitude, and adorable. That picture about sums her up. 🙂 Anyways, had night 2 of “Trick or Treat”. We hit up Moline with my mom and their family again. Anakin didn’t quite make it that long, I think he had it with the whole thing so we cut it short. Which worked for me, because it was way to cold and I actually decided to dress up.

I’m a witch, although you can’t tell because I had to take the picture myself, sometimes it sucks being the family photographer. Although I can’t have anyone else take my picture anyways, I hate having it done and I am always the one in the picture blinking or making some horrible weird face. ugh.

More of the “Gouhls” (yeah, I know that was bad).

We had “Corpse bride”, “Mad Hatter”, and a cat.

Oh and how could I not mention that Jay dressed up their dog as a “glow stick” he’s too cute. Didn’t get a great picture, because their dog is more active than Anakin.
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