Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry (late) Christmas everyone! I am waiting to hear back from Canon on the damage to my camera, so there will be no photos of Christmas this blog :( However, we did have a great couple, one in Lubbock Christmas Eve with my parents and Grandma and one Christmas Day with Jonathan's family back here in Irving. I hope you all had a great Christmas as well!!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Heather's Bridal

This is a shoot I've been looking forward to for a loooong time. Meet Heather. She and I met in our high school theater class and developed an almost instaneous bond that is still going strong. She is one of the best people you will ever meet and she is getting married in February, so . . . . of course I offered to do her bridal. Was it a fun shoot!! My camera broke last week during a basketball game throwing me into a panic, but my friend and fabulous photographer Kristin Bednarz bailed me out by loaning me her (gulp!) new Canon 5D. So great friend, great camera...what more could I want? Heather looked absolutely beautiful!! Jimmy is not going to know what hit him when she walks down the aisle! Her mom and sister Kimberly came along too and were very helpful in keeping me and my gear together (thanks!). Anyway, here are some of my faves.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Crandall v. Scurry-Rosser

I have gotten a lot of questions about purchasing photos from games. I will be selling them on my photoreflect site and I am hoping to have them ready in a week or so. I will try to let everyone know as soon as I get them up!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

JV and Freshmen Kemp Tournament

Crandall JV and Freshmen boys' basketball had their first tournament of the season this past weekend in Kemp and both teams took 3rd place. All the games Saturday were incredibly close...which makes for good basketball but also nearly gives you a heart attack!! Anyway, here are a few shots from the games.

OK, this next picture is Casey. He made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win 3rd place for the JV team...I don't actually have the shot (I know, I know) because I was watching instead of shooting, but it was pretty cool.

Saturday, November 25, 2006


We spent this Thanksgiving at the farm for the first time in my life. Thanksgiving has always taken place at my parents' house for me, but this year things are a bit different. Our time was short due to an early basketball practice Saturday morning, but the time was still good. As I get older, it's more and more difficult to get the family I'm used to at the farm (Mom, Dad, Alli, Bobi, Dodi, Uncle Mark, Aunt Noreen, Jen, Kathleen, and now Sara and Jonathan) together, but we managed it this time. Apart from the absence of my sister (who was running around China somewhere), it was truly a time to be thankful for.Every family has their own particular twist on Thanksgiving dinner, and one of ours is chicken soup and lemon fluff. The soup is completely homemade from the noodles to the broth. As a kid, my mom remembers stuffing herself so much with soup and fluff that she hardly had any room for turkey and dressing, and this year was no exception.

We went on a a couple deer tracking excursions and my mom and I got lucky once. This isn't the greatest picture, but here are the deer we chased off running across the red Oklahoma earth.

Phoning the house to make sure the oven is on....

Yum!! Stuffing and sweet potatoes!

My cousin's daughter Sara brought her chalk kit and we decorated the wash house porch.

Dodi's overalls and coats, which have hung in this closet for as long as I can remember and probably as long as the house has been standing.

Check out the city slicker feeding his first cow (the bull no less!!)

Bobi and Sara showing off the huge squash mom got from a food bank in Lubbock

My dad and Jonathan have made golf a farm sport.

Chicken coop window.

Mom and Bobi making sure none of the lemon fluff goes to waste...

Blanche's Lassi shot.

Men at work.

Sunset on the drive home.